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Born on this day!! Songwriter Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff is 80. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 80. Country singer John Conlee is 77. Singer Eric Carmen is 74. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 70. Singer Joe Jackson is 69. Actor Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder,” ″The Help”) is 58. Actor-podcaster Joe Rogan (“Fear Factor,” ″NewsRadio”) is 56. Actor Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) is 55. Actor Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) is 55. Actor Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) is 55. Guitarist Charlie Sexton is 55. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Lucy Pearl, A Tribe Called Quest) is 53. Actor Nigel Harman (“Downton Abbey”) is 50. Actor Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) is 47. Singer Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie is 47. Actor Rob Kerkovich (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 44. Actor Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”) is 43. Actor Chris Hemsworth (“Tron,” ″The Avengers”) is 40. Guitarist Heath Fogg of Alabama Shakes is 39. Singer J-Boog (B2K) is 38. Rapper Asher Roth is 38. Actor Alyson Stoner (“Cheaper By the Dozen,” ″Camp Rock”) is 30.



1934 – The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1909 – Arapahoe became the first American ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal.
1952 – King Hussein of Jordan ascended the throne after his father had been declared mentally unfit.
1954 – More than seven years of fighting in Indochina formerly ended with the cessation of French control.
1956 – Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident.
1960 – Chad gained its independence from France.
1965 – Following the arrest of a young black motorist, the predominately black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in riots that lasted six days and left 34 dead.
2003 – Charles Taylor, president of Liberia, formally relinquished his office to Moses Blah and left for Nigeria.

Today Is: Global Kinetic Sand Day, Ingersoll Day, National Align Your Teeth Day, National Hip Hop Day, National Sons and Daughters Day, Popsicle Day, Presidential Joke Day, Shop Online For Groceries Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Fire Country  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge  / 9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 – Will Trent  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 – Family Law  /  9:00 – Moonshine

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: What do the dating terms “Rizz,” “Soft Launching” and “Orbiting” even MEAN?? Here’s a guide to terminology.. and how to make it work for YOU!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What happens when men get bitten by this NOT so “itsy bitsy” spider?? They get PERMANENT BONERS!! Yeah.. for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!!


QUESTION: Did the C.I.A. find a SECRET WAY to ELIMINATE PAIN? It’s been revealed in newly released documents.. and Tik Tok users say it REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does RED UNDERWEAR have a SUPER POWER?? Yes!! It becomes COMPLETELY INVISIBLE when you wear it under WHITE PANTS!! Really!!!
Elizabeth Zemlyanoy on TikTok in white pantsElizabeth Zemlyanoy on tiktok testing red underwear

QUESTION: The Vacation from hell?? Or the vacation IN hell? Maui burns as airlines get vacationers the hell OUT OF THERE!! Dozens dead, Lahaina devastated!
The wildfires scorched the island of Maui over the past two days.

Taylor Swift Announces New Album At The End Of Her US Tour

********She’s re-recording “1989” with several new cuts!!
******It’s called “Taylor’s Version,” sort of like a Jersey Mike’s subway sandwich made “Mike’s Way!!”
*****It won’t be out until October 27th. Her bank needed time to make room in her account for more money!!
****Wait a minute. It’ll be out JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!
********We still think she’s an alien fembot money machine. But NASA isn’t talking!!

Emmy Awards Gets A New Pushed Back Date Because Of The Strikes

*********It will now happen in January.. but could just be canceled!!
*****Don’t worry.. if push comes to shove, they’ll have chatbots come up and accept the awards!!
******Writers are worried that AI can just grab existing scripts and rearrange them with slight changes.. which is what THEY do already!!
OFFICIAL DATE: Monday, January 15th at 5 pm PT!!!

Pedro Pascal Couldn’t Get Into London Art Gallery That’s All About Him

**********The gallery’s exhibit is called “ADHD Hyper Fixation and why it looks like I love Pedro Pascal!!”
****He showed up with two friends only to find out the gallery wasn’t open!!
*****The artist was “gutted” that she wasn’t there, but says, “So many lovely people have messaged me in the last couple of days. I completely understand why Robert didn’t tell me he was going with Pedro, they want their privacy. But I’m a bit gutted I missed them! It’s fantastic for me, though, hopefully it’ll elevate the conversation around neurodivergence. I feel like I’m helping to create a positive change.”
****Got all that??

Riley Keough Almost Triggered Andrew Garfield’s Peanut Allergy

*****This is what happens when you spread peanut butter on your thighs and say, “Lick it off!!”
*******Andrew says, “It might have been worth it!!”
ACTUALLY, they were doing a movie together (Under the Silver Lake) when she ate a handful of peanuts from craft services, started to go on set, and was told the whole production had to be shut down because Andrew was very allergic!!
*****If you want to see the movie, you’ll have to hunt for it!!




Arianna: A Home Wrecker!-(In Touch)

More details are emerging about Ariana Grade’s split from husband Dalton Gomez, 27, and her relationship with her Wicked co-star Ethan Slate. “Ethan and his wife [Lilly Jay] weren’t having marriage trouble,” a source says. “They just had their first baby,” a son, in 2022. “But then Ethan sat Lilly down a few days before the news broke about him and Ariana, and he told her there’s someone else and he wants a divorce. Lilly was devastated.” Ethan, 31, and Lilly, 30, were high school sweethearts. Adding insult to injury, Ariana, 30, and Ethan weren’t hiding their new romance on set, says the source: “They’d hold hands between takes. It’s like they couldn’t wait for the story to get out.”




Man Achieves World Record By Smashing 273 Walnuts With His Forehead in One Minute!

*****It was a slow day!!
*****His hairline now comes down to the bridge of his nose!!
*****You just know that’s gonna leave a mark!!

Colleges Looking To Fight AI; Cheating Is Now Widespread

**********They’re calling it “full-on crisis mode!!”
*****It makes your degree in creative writing a lot less valuable!! You won’t be getting the high-level busboy job!!
******Maybe all papers should be handwritten??
*****Let’s ask AI to write a program that can detect AI!! That should work!!
****Or… maybe we can just give up, and we’ll ALL go to Mars!!

Florida Man Tries To Register Stolen Classic Car

*********He stole a classic 1977 Porsche 911 from the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, then tried to register it in his name using the VIN from another Porsche 911 in a California salvage yard!! Crafty!!
*****They busted the guy through an anonymous tip!!!
******There are some honest people out there… even in Florida!!

Car Drives Through Driving School Building In Colorado

********The funny thing is… it was an employee of the driving school!!
*****They’ll have to go back and take remedial classes!!
*****On the bright side, the driving school now has a drive-through!!
*****In his defense, the sign on the school says “Learn to Drive,” not “Learn to Park!!”










The Most Ridiculous Requests Teachers Have Received From Parents


“One time I had a parent email me and ask if their student could take an upcoming math test on a different day because they had a golf tee time scheduled during the test. The student wasn’t on a golf team, nor were they a junior professional, they just wanted an afternoon of golf!” —S., middle school math teacher in California

“I had a note from a parent to ‘excuse her son from activities if the weather was over 63°’ because he didn’t like to sweat. I also had a note from a dad who said ‘M is on her period today. She said she cannot do any running or physical activity. I told her it would be good for her. She screamed at me. Good luck.’” —Alaina, middle school P.E. teacher in California

“Parent calls to inform me that their child swallowed a ring the night before and the doctor informed them that it was too far down to be of concern, however they needed to check the child’s bowel movements for the ring to make sure it passed through their system. I was asked to collect any poop and look at it to see if I could find the ring.”—Christine, pre-K through third grade teacher in New York

“I had a parent some years back who wanted me to chart every day if their child pooped. They also wanted me to keep track of what the child ate at lunch. Child was having digestive issues. Instead, we suggested that they ask child when they got home and they send lunch every day with directions to return all uneaten food for parents to see.” —Mrs. K

“I once had a parent complain to admin that they liked last year’s teacher much better. I looped with them from 1st to 2nd ” —Melissa Gartside, Connecticut

“Mom wanted to put on the IEP that me (special ed teacher) and the occupational therapist would go to their house and teach their very capable autistic 4th grader how to shower more independently. ” —Jen Monahan, K-5 special education teacher

“I once had a parent accuse me of eating their kids lunch and claimed they had an audio recording of me doing it. ” —Jenna Marie

“I had a father request a meeting with me and the principal. The father wanted his son moved to a seat by another pencil sharpener. (I had two very expensive electric pencil sharpeners in two different places in my room — that I bought with my own money). The son claimed that sharpener closer to his seat ate up his pencils. Truth was he wanted to move closer to his buddy who was right by the other sharpener. I was told to move the student where he wanted.” —Sandi Parks

“Mom complained to my principal because she didn’t like my fun Friday bubblegum font. I had to change it ”—Heidi Ramos

“Since my child sees a speech pathologist for the half hour after lunch, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t ‘teach anything new’ until he returns to the classroom.” —Jennifer Kish Donoghue

“I teach kindergarten. I had a mom email me to tell me that she didn’t think her son was drinking enough water throughout the day. She asked me to check the toilet after he used the bathroom each time so I could monitor the color of his urine and report back to her.” —Maressa Brooks Rousslange

“Mom sent in a bar of soap. The student, who was a large male, said I was to wash his mouth with soap if he used bad language.” —Pamela Robison Duren, fourth-grade teacher in California

“When I taught middle school, parent wanted me to make a 60% a ‘B’ because maybe that’s the best the student could do. I had to break it to her that I didn’t create the grading scale.” —Diane Runner

“Can you stand over him every class and make sure he does his assignment?” —Maribeth Jones, high school French teacher

“I had a dad give his first grade son a laxative before school. He sent him with pull ups and wipes and asked if I could help clean him up after.” —Ginger Martin-Foster

“I had a mother ask me to keep an eye on how much her son played a game on his phone and report back to her regularly because he was racking up crazy charges on in-app purchases — north of $400. As long as his phone wasn’t out during my class, it’s not my place to monitor an 18 year old’s device usage.” —Jason D. Moore, high school graphic design teacher in New York


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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