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Born on this day!! Country singer Bobby Bare is 88. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 85. Actor Roberta Shore (“The Virginian”) is 80. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 76. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 75. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 72. Singer Janis Ian is 72. Actor Jackie Chan is 69. Actor Russell Crowe is 59. Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 59. Actor Bill Bellamy (“Last Comic Standing,” ″Fastlane”) is 58. Drummer Charlie Hall of The War on Drugs is 49. Singer-bassist John Cooper of Skillet is 48. Actor Heather Burns (“Miss Congeniality”) is 48. Singer John Cooper of Skillet is 48. Actor Kevin Alejandro (“Lucifer,” ″Southland”) is 47. Actor Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”) is 41. Bassist Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons is 38. Contemporary Christian singer Tauren Wells is 37. Actor Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) is 35. Actor Conner Rayburn (“According to Jim”) is 24.



1994 – Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.
1862 – Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh.
1913 – 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.
1927 – U.S. secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long-distance television transmission.
1943 – LSD was first produced at Sandoz Laboratorie in Basil, Switzerland, by Albert Hoffman.
1948 – The World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded.
1949 – Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner, South Pacific opened on Broadway.
2003 – Cécile de Brunhoff, creator of Babar the elephant, died.
2009 – Vermont becomes the fourth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, just days after Iowa becomes the third.

Today Is: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, Good Friday, Hospital Admitting Clerks Day, International Kids Yoga Day, International Beaver Day, International Snailpapers Day, Metric System Day, National Beer Day, National Girl Me Too Day, National Handmade Day, National Making The First Move Day, No Housework Day, World Health Day (UN), World Health Organization Day, World Marbles Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire County  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Lopez v Lopez / 8:30 – Grand Crew / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

The Talk: Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Marque Richardson, guest co-host Jamie Yuccas
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Harrison Ford, Madelyn Cline, Anthony O’Neal
Kelly Clarkson: Anthony Mackie, Madison Bailey, XSCAPE, SWV (R 2/27/23)
Tamron Hall: Chlöe Bailey, La Verne Ford Wimberly, Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, Ryan McAnnally-Linz

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: She put WHAT??? WHERE??? A gynecologist in Honduras was flabbergasted when he found a COCKROACH in a patient’s HOO-HA!! (He’s on TIK TOK!)


QUESTION: What is the one thing this tattoo artist WILL NOT DO for first-time tattoo customers?? (Hint: it involves tattoos on the face and neck and nowhere else!!)


QUESTION: Remember that plan to infuse STARBUCKS COFFEE with OLIVE OIL?? They’re doing it.. and customers AIN’T LIKIN’ IT!!! They say it causes stomach issues!!


QUESTION: Would YOU try to follow MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn… if you look like LADY GAGA?? That takes a lot of guts… but she’s DOIN’ IT!!!!!!!!!!!
lady gaga harley quinn

QUESTION: How could they get it THIS WRONG?? Critics on Rotten Tomatoes give Mario Brothers 53% fresh.. but the real movie-goers who’ve seen it say YES!! 96%!!!!!
A still from The Super Mario Bros Movie and the icons for Rotten Tomatoes scores

Motley Crue Co-Founder Mick Mars Exits Band, Sues His Bandmates Over Profits, Says Nikki Sixx is “Miming” Onstage! 

*****He’s illing, and the band told him he should go see “Dr. Feelgood,” but he wouldn’t do it!!
*****How does he want to be paid?? “Girls, Girls, Girls!!”
********He says Nikki Sixx has been miming to pre-recorded tracks on the current tour!! We say, “Who could tell?? It sounds just as bad as the record!!!”
TRUE: Fans say that they could see Nikki fist-pumping while the bass was still playing! They also said Tommy Lee was still walking to the drum set when it magically started drumming itself!! (oops!)

Jeremy Renner Is Kickin’ Ass! Shares Recovery Photos

******He’s working with a sports and fitness therapist who praises Renner: “Most people would just accept that life will never be the same after a near-death accident, but some simply won’t accept it!!” Jeremy is a real super-hero!!
*****His Insta is @jeremyrenner!

Diddy Is Still Paying Big Bucks To Sting for Sampling “Every Breath You Take!”

*******Diddy used the sample of “Every Breath You Take” without permission, got sued and has to play Sting 100% of the royalties!!
*******Sting’s lawyer said, “He didn’t, Diddy??”
********In a 2018 interview, Sting said Diddy pays him an average of $2,000 a DAY!! (true) Diddy says it’s now more like $5,000 a day!! (over $1.5 million a year)
*******You know how they say, “Ask for forgiveness, not for permission?” That doesn’t always work out!

SHOCKING!! Ben Affleck Speaks Fluent Spanish!

See the video HERE.
**********Ben was interviewed on Cadena SER, spoke Spanish and it has been seen about 2.5 million times on Tik Tok and Twitter!!
*******It’s all about his current film “AIR,” which is about NIKE and how it got the deal with Michael Jordan. Ben directs and stars with Matt Damon!
********Fans were impressed!! “It’s an example of how to get respect from Latin communities..” “Is Ben Mexican??”.. “Why does he sound Cuban?”
********Where have these people BEEN?? He’s married to a PUERTO RICAN!!!!! Hello!! Her name isn’t Jennifer SMITH!!
*******Ben learned things would go faster if he begged for sex in Spanish!!
*******This also speeds up the line at the DMV in California!!!
TOPIC: What skill do YOU have that might surprise people???



🏀 #BenAffleck nos confiesa la única petición de #MichaelJordan para #AIR #película #cineentiktok #nike #marcas #basket #foryou #entrevista #curiosidades #airJordan

♬ sonido original – Cadena SER – Cadena SER


Steven Tyler Denies Sexually Assaulting A 16-Year-Old In 1973!

******She went BACKSTAGE at his show!! Guess nobody told her…
****Part of his defense is that her MOTHER gave him GUARDIANSHIP of the girl in 1974 at the age of 17!!! WHAT???
****It sounds like she ought to be suing her MOTHER!!
*******The rest of the “rock community” is SHOCKED, SHOCKED, that a R&R star had a relationship with an underage girl!!!
HISTORY: n the early days of rock and roll, Chuck Berry went to prison for a relationship with a 14-year-old. Jerry Lee Lewis was charged with transporting a 13-year-old across state lines… and it was his COUSIN!!


FRIDAY TOPIC: Pete Davidson’s first autograph was Sylvester Stallone!! What was YOUR first celebrity autograph?? What was the biggest you’ve ever gotten??? Or… WHO’S GOT THE BIGGEST CELEB AUTOGRAPH? (Famous Friday)



Teen Visits Every Country In Europe, Sets World Record

**********Rio Matsuoka is a California teen who found out he could beat the World Record for youngest person to visit every country in Europe!!
*******At 18, he started in Iceland and used trains to reach most Western European countries, and buses to visit the ones in Eastern Europe.
******He took planes to visit Britain and Russia. Of course, the Russians tried to shoot the plane down!!!
********He has currency from every country and a passport that looks like Jason Bourne’s!!!

Fake Gator Holds Up Traffic

  See the pic HERE.
*********Folks were slowing down when they saw an alligator on a busy highway, but when the animal shelter came out, they found a toy on the side of the road!!
********Fortunately, plastic alligators are a protected species in Texas!!

Buffalo Born With Bear Claws

*********A buffalo calf was born with bear-like claws instead of hooves!!!
******Vets say it’s a disease called “hyperkeratokis,” but his dad thinks there was a grizzly in the woodshed!!
TOPIC: Anybody out there have extra digits????

Florida Man Pulls Machete After He’s Denied At Karaoke

**********This idiot pulled out a machete at a bar when they wouldn’t let him sing another song!!
*****”His eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of liquor!!” Of course he did, he was in a bar in Florida!!!
********He was charged with carrying a “concealed machete” in his pants!!! That can’t be safe!! His voice could wind up two octaves higher!!
*******The sheriff posted on Facebook: “His actions earned him a trip to ‘Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge’ where every night is open mic night and he can sing any song he wants all night long!!” (Hey Sheriff: leave the comedy to us!!)









The Rudest Things You Can Do At A Coffee Shop



Holding Up The Line

“Read the menu and know what you want before you get to the counter,” Gottsman advised. “Don’t stand there and gaze for several minutes while you decide which size latte you prefer. Asking questions is fine, and being congenial is a plus, but chatting for a lengthier period of time is frustrating to the people behind you.”  Try to be ready to order once you reach the front of the line, and remember that there are ways to be considerate of others even when you aren’t prepared.  “If you need more time to decide, step aside and let the person behind you go ahead,” said Nick Leighton, a co-host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast.

Lingering Without Making Purchases

“First and foremost, people must remember that this coffee shop is a business,” said Jodi R.R. Smith, the president of Massachusetts-based Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “If the shop does not make enough money, it will close. This means, if you want this coffee shop to remain open, you must support them financially through your purchases.”  She recommended a minimum of one purchase per hour of sitting ― with a tip added, as well.  “You may stay longer when it is not crowded,” Smith added. “As seating becomes scarce, you may remain so long as you are actively consuming your beverage.”  In addition to ordering additional drinks or food items, you’ll want to look up periodically to examine the crowd situation and see if new customers are patiently waiting for a table.  “If parking yourself for an extended period of time with your laptop, make sure the cafe actually welcomes that,” Leighton said. “And then be mindful of how long you’re lingering, especially at peak hours.”

Hogging A Large Table As One Person

“It’s also important to be mindful of your space,” Gottsman said. “If you are sitting at a table for four and there are several people waiting, you might consider grabbing a single chair or bar stool to make room for others.”  Of course, you may have initially sat down with a group of friends or colleagues and needed a larger table. But once they’ve left, consider downsizing. And if it’s just you from the start, do your best to sit down in the most efficient place.  “Pick the smallest table possible and try to keep yourself ― and your cords and your bags and your papers ― as self-contained as possible,” Leighton added.

Conducting Loud Phone Calls

“This is not your office,” Smith said. “Quietly reading or typing is perfectly acceptable. Swearing while reviewing emails, listening to voicemail on speaker or holding extended telephone conversations are not.”  If you’re a remote worker, plan to be at home for scheduled Zoom meetings that require you to talk. If you’re just attending a virtual meeting but don’t need to participate, don’t listen at full blast.

“Headphones are a must, and avoid making or taking phone calls inside,” Leighton said.

Monopolizing Power Outlets

Outlets can be scarce at coffee shops, especially if they’re housed in older buildings. Be mindful that others may need to use them as well.  “If outlets are provided, you may take the opportunity to recharge,” Smith said. But “you should not plug in your laptop and leave it plugged in for the entirety of your stay,” she added.

Bringing In Outside Food

If you’re planning to be at a coffee shop during mealtimes, then plan to purchase your food there. Some businesses don’t offer much food, but unless they specifically note otherwise, you still can’t order delivery or pack your own snack to eat while you’re there.  “You may not bring in outside food to enjoy while inside the venue,” Smith said. “This is both insulting to the coffee shop and can potentially make them liable in case of choking or an allergic reaction.”

Lounging Like You’re At Home

A coffee shop can be a cozy, welcoming environment that feels like home. But that doesn’t mean you can put your feet up and stretch out like it’s your house.  “This is not your home,” Smith emphasized. “Your shoes should remain on and your feet should not be co-located where others may sit or eat.”

Ordering Something Off-Menu That Is Too Elaborate Or Can’t Be Explained

“Don’t assume every barista knows how to make a ‘frosted snickerdoodle latte,’” Leighton said. “If you’re ordering off-menu, you’ll need to know exactly what’s in it and how it’s made.”

Ordering an elaborate coffee drink has become more common in recent years, but baristas have expressed frustration with these complex concoctions. Try to be respectful with your requests if you’re asking for something that’s not listed on the menu.

Leaving A Mess

“When you leave, make sure and clean up your area for the next person who will be taking your seat,” Gottsman said. “Yes, the coffee shop may have someone who is responsible for cleanup. But more than likely there is a tight turn for the next person to sit down, and it’s a courtesy to leave your space clean.”

In addition to busing your table on the way out, do your best not to make a mess at the cream and sugar station.  “If it’s the sort of place that has you put on your own lid, try to take just the top one without touching the whole stack,” Leighton said.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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