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Born on this day!! Game show host Wink Martindale is 87. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 84. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 83. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 78. Singer-bassist Chris Hillman (The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers) is 76. Singer Southside Johnny Lyon of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes is 72. Actor Jeff Bridges is 71. Guitarist Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rossington Collins Band) is 69. Actor Patricia Wettig is 69. Actor Tony Todd (“Final Destination” films) is 66. Drummer Brian Prout of Diamond Rio is 65. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 65. Bassist Bob Griffin (The BoDeans) is 61. Singer Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge is 58. Actor Chelsea Noble (“Growing Pains,” “Kirk”) is 56. Actor Marisa Tomei is 56. Comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 54. Rapper Jay-Z is 51. Actor Kevin Sussman (“Ugly Betty”) is 50. Model Tyra Banks is 47. Country singer Lila McCann is 39. Actor Lindsay Felton (“Caitlin’s Way”) is 36. Actor Orlando Brown (“That’s So Raven”) is 33. Actor Scarlett Estevez (“Lucifer”) is 13.


1783 – George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.
1816 – James Monroe of Virginia was elected (by electors) the fifth president of the United States.
1875 – William Marcy “Boss” Tweed of New York’s Tammany Hall escaped from jail and fled the country.
1945 – The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.
1978 – Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco’s first female mayor.
1991 – Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson is released after seven years as a hostage in Lebanon.
1993 – Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.
2003 – Interpol put the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, on its most-wanted list.

Today Is: Faux Fur Friday, National Cookie Day, National Dice Day, National Dystychiphobia Awareness Day, National Salesperson Day, National Sock Day, World Wildlife Conservation Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  MacGyver  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Hits

TV Talk Shows

James Corden: Kevin Bacon, Jamie Oliver
Lilly Singh: Tony Shalhoub, Ne-Yo (R 12/9/19)
The View: Day of Hot Topics
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Aaron Eckhart, Chris Byrne, John Rzeznik
Ellen DeGeneres: Bryan Cranston, Anya Taylor-Joy
The Real: Jay Pharoah
Drew Barrymore: Martha Stewart, Jess Rona

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

QUESTION: Struggling to find a name for your new PET?? Do what these Covidiots did: NAME THE PET AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS! “Rona?” “Covi?” Please!!


QUESTION: If YOU’RE supposed to be scared, why aren’t THEY scared?? These politicians are flaunting their own COVID rules, and people are PISSED!!!!


QUESTION: Are YOU surprised when women know a lot about football!! Cris Collinsworth is, and he said so on the air!! Guess who’s GROVELING now???


QUESTION: Why was this man BANNED FROM HIS OWN FUNERAL?? Because he arrived SITTING IN A CHAIR instead of laying in a coffin!!!!!!!!!!!!!???


QUESTION: Like we needed THIS?? As 2020 ends, this picture leaks of a “silver cube-shaped alien craft” hovering over the ocean!!! Are they HERE???
The photo was previously described as depicting an 'unidentified silver 'cube-shaped' object' hovering over the ocean at an altitude of roughly 30,000 to 35,000

Tiger Attack At Carole Baskin’s Rescue

A volunteer at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue was seriously injured after an attempt to feed a tiger went terribly wrong.  An official at the “Tiger King” star’s facility in Tampa, Fla., took to the facility’s Facebook page to make members of the public aware of the incident.   The post begins by explaining that Candy Couser, a volunteer at the animal sanctuary for five years, was getting ready to feed a tiger named Kimba on Thursday morning when she accidentally forgot to follow one of the animal sanctuary’s protocols.  “She opened a guillotine tunnel door at one end of the tunnel, and when [Couser] went to raise the second door she saw it was clipped shut. This is our universal signal NOT to open a gate without the coordinator coming to assist, but Candy said she just wasn’t thinking when she reached in to unclip it,” the post explains. “It is against our protocols for anyone to stick any part of their body into a cage with a cat in it.”  The post goes on to explain that the big cat “grabbed” the volunteer’s arm and “nearly tore it off at the shoulder.”  The tiger has been placed in quarantine for the next 30 days as a precaution.
********Yeah… we don’t want that tiger to get the COVID!!
******If you’re wondering, “Why did the tiger almost rip her arm off??” It’s.. because he’s a tiger!!
*****This woman is lucky she didn’t wind up in a meat grinder!!

Goo Goo Dolls Fans Upset At “Today” Host

Millennials were very upset on social media after “Today” host Craig Melvin referred to the Goo Goo Dolls as a “classic rock group.”   The rock band, who rose to popularity in the 1990s, joined other performers such as Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson at the 88th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center ceremony on Wednesday. When The Goo Goo Dolls were announced for their performance, Melvin referred to them as a “classic rock group,” the line almost immediately sent fan viewers to Twitter to collectively remark on how old the line made them feel.   “Classic Rock Band” the Goo Goo Dolls?” one user wrote. “How DARE you, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. How DARE you, #NBC . In the year that is 2020, do you have you remind a bunch of millennials that we’re getting older?”  Despite their fans lamenting the band’s “classic rock” status, the moniker may not be far off given that the group got its start in 1985. However, they may be graded on a curve since they didn’t really hit it big until the mid-1990s with hits like “Iris,” “Slide” and many more.
*******And let’s face it: they’re not THAT classic!!
*******We say Foghat is a classic rock group!! Goo Goo Dolls? Not a classic rock group!!
*******If you want to make people feel old, remind them that “Nevermind” came out 29 years ago!!!!

Tom Bergeron Done With Dancing

Dancing with the Stars” viewers were blindsided back in July when it was revealed that longtime host Tom Bergeron and his co-host Erin Andrews would not be returning for Season 29. Now, Bergeron has implied he has no plans to ever return to the show.  In an interview for TV Guide magazine this week, he touched on his current life away from the spotlight, along with a revelation that may upset his loyal fan base.  “When people say, ‘I’m not gonna watch until you’re back,’ I say, ‘Well, there’s really no ‘until’ here. This train has left the station,” Bergeron told the outlet. It is not clear if there were ever any discussions between him and ABC for a potential return.  He added that while he can “appreciate” fans’ interest in the possibility, he doesn’t “hold it against anyone” for still tuning in.  Although his exit appeared to be as much of a surprise to him as it was for his fans, Bergeron said he’s been “very fortunate” for his career accomplishments thus far.  “I’ve been on two network shows for the better part of 15 year each, so life’s been good,” the former “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host said.  As far as what’s in store for his hosting future, Bergeron admitted, “There’s no real fire in my gut to do it again. Having said that, I’m always open to surprises.”
********When someone is “surprised” to leave a job, that means they were “fired!!!”
*******We thought old guys ruled!! Maybe not so much!!
******The way Tyra Banks is going, there may not be a show to return to!!

George Clooney Shows Off His “Flowbee” Skills

George Clooney’s barber skills are a cut above the rest.  After he made headlines for revealing he cuts his own hair with a Flowbee, Jimmy Kimmel put the actor’s chops to the test on live TV.  “You turn the vacuum on, turn the buzzer on, and you go to town!” Clooney exclaimed, demonstrating his technique on Wednesday’s episode of Kimmel’s show.  He explained that he started using the ’80s-tastic device — which was originally sold on informercials and can still be purchased for around $100 — over two decades ago.  “I think my assistant got it originally … and then it broke down. And then you couldn’t get them for a while,” he told Kimmel.  “People who have assistants shouldn’t be Flowbee-ing their hair,” the host, quipped in response.  “Well, I got her to Flowbee my hair for me. I don’t do it myself — my god, that’s cheap!” Clooney joked.
********If you told us that Guy Fieri uses a Flowbee, we might believe you!!
******If you wondering why George is so rich, now you know!!
******If we feel like having our hair sucked, we won’t be using a Flowbee!!!

Gwen and Blake To Marry Next Year

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who announced their engagement this fall, will exchange vows next year at a chapel built on the grounds of Blake’s Oklahoma ranch, a source recently told Us Weekly.  “Blake built a chapel on the grounds of his Oklahoma ranch. He did it himself with help,” an insider told the outlet.  “They are going to get married in the chapel, most likely early next year,” the source added.  In October, Stefani, 51, revealed Shelton had popped the question, posting a photo of her stunning ring on Instagram.  “@blakeshelton yes please! gx,” the No Doubt singer captioned the shot.  Stefani was previously married to Gavin Rossdale, with whom she shares three sons.  Shelton split from country singer Miranda Lambert in 2015 after four years of marriage.
*********Before he built that chapel on his ranch, he didn’t have a prayer!!
*******Now she’s a redneck by injection!!!
******Wait’ll she finds out there’s nowhere to get a Brazilian blowout in Oklahoma!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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John Still Sending Paul Musical Notes!-(National Enquirer)

The Beatles are back together!  At least that’s how Paul McCartney sees it as he revealed he “mentally consulted” with slain writing partner John Lennon while working on material for his new album!  “It was happy sad,” he said.  “It reminds me he was murdered-but it also reminds me of the fantastic times we had!”

Harry Publicly Snubs His Dad!-(Globe)

Prince Harry and renegade wife Meghan dissed his dad, Prince Charles, with a surprising public snub!  According to eagle-eyed royal watchers, the couple failed to publicly wish Charles a happy birthday when he turned 72 on Nov. 15!  Although it’s possible the rogue royals reached out to Charles privately, fans had other thoughts!  “Surprising since they do everything else publicly to stay in the news,” one person wrote.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)                                        

“I mean, points for the comedy, but reel it in, dude.”-On how her 6-year-old daughter, River, pretends her computer screen freezes during Zoom school to avoid doing what’s asked, Kelly Clarkson.

“I was the guy that if some kid popped up and started crying, I’d be like, ‘Are you f**king kidding me?’  And now suddenly I’m the guy with the kid.”-On starting a family, George Clooney.

“I got into painting, photography, meditation, test the limits of Postmates Unlimited.  Also, I….got unengaged.”-Poking fun at her split from ex-fiance Max Ehrich during lockdown, Demi Lovato.

“I’m quite sure that if it weren’t for Goldie, I’d probably weigh 300 pounds by now.  Goldie’s a beast.”-On how Hawn, his partner of 37 years, inspires him to stay fit, Kurt Russel.

The Crown Backlash-(Star)

Fans couldn’t wait for season 4 of the Netflix hit The Crown-the lush historical drama was finally going to introduce Diana!  The royal family, on the other hand, is reportedly not so amused.  Emma Corrin, who plays Di, didn’t shy away from reports of Palace displeasure.  “We always try and remind everyone that the series we are in is fictionalized,” the 24-year-old says.  Diana is shown struggling in her loveless marriage to a jealous Prince Charles, bingeing and purging as the royal family freezes her out and sneaking in men for romps at Kensington Palace.  At the same time, the People’s Princess consistently shows up her stuffy in-laws with her effortless charm and glamour.

Rough Patch-(Life & Style)

LA, Nov. 16

Calling the fashion police!  Kelly Osbourne may have looked as though she was trying to make pirate-chic happen [with an eyepatch], but the eye-catching accessory the star wore while out and about was actually a necessity-days earlier, she’d suffered a corneal abrasion in a mascara-related accident.  “When your makeup artist says, ‘Don’t move,’ don’t more,” Kelly quips.  “Don’t more at all.”

Getting Serious:  Jacob Elordi & Kaia Gerber-(People)

Two months after they first sparked romance buzz, the Euphoria actor, 23, and the model, 19, are happily coupled up, meeting with friends in West Hollywood on Nov. 18.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)

300 Million

-dollar amount Scooter Braun sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums for.



Largest Afro

A New York woman whose hair measures 8.07 inches high, 8.85 inches wide and a staggering 4 feet, 10 inches in circumference was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest Afro hairstyle.  Simone Williams, of Brooklyn, said she was inspired by the Aevin Dugas, the previous record holder for largest Afro.  “She inspired me to make the attempt. I googled ‘world’s largest Afro’ and when she came up I was in awe,” Williams recalled. “At the time, I didn’t think my hair was anywhere close to hers, she was goals! But I was so happy to see that she was recognized and there was a chance for others to be recognized, too.”  Simone said she has only been growing her hair out naturally for about nine years.  See the pic HERE.
*********Right now, a family of five just moved into her hair!!
******Her Afro pick is five feet long!!!
******You don’t want to sit behind her in a theater!!

Burglar Ended Up Being Raccoons!

Police in California responded to a report of a suspected burglary in progress and arrived to find the cause of the ruckus actually was caused by about a dozen brawling raccoons.  The Richmond Police Department said two officers responded to the City Corporation Yard after an employee called authorities to report a banging on the administration office door that sounded like a burglar attempting to break in.  “Although mentally prepared to take action for an in-progress felony, the crime-fighting duo were surprised to find approximately one dozen raccoons in a physical altercation,” police said in a Facebook post. “When challenged, all but one fled westbound.”  Police said they broke up the “raccoon invasion” successfully, and they left the scene.
*********This is what happens when raccoons start drinking!!
******They DID have burglar masks on!!
*******They were fighting over who looked the most like “Rocket” from Guardians of the Galaxy!!

Koala Invades Christmas Tree

Animal rescuers in Australia were summoned to he home of a woman who found something unexpected in the branches of her Christmas tree: a koala.  The Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue said the hotline operator initially thought they were being pranked when Amanda McCormick called to report finding a koala climbing the Christmas tree inside her home in Mannum.  “But no, a koala desperate to get in the Christmas spirit had wandered into Amanda’s house and decided it wanted to be the fairy on the Christmas tree,” the rescue said in a Facebook post.  The female koala was safely returned to the outdoors.  See the pic HERE.
*******See what happens when koalas start drinking?? (did we use that one already??)
*****Obviously somebody left the eggnog out!!

Third Monolith Found In California

The third strange monolith, possibly made of stainless steel, to appear out of nowhere was spotted Wednesday in California.  “There is currently a monolith at the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero!” tweeted Connor Allen on Wednesday afternoon.  The Atascadero News reported that it was 10-feet tall and 18 inches wide, and could be pushed over.   The second monolith mysteriously “disappeared” after news spread on social media when it appeared on a Romanian hillside.  Local media reported that the strange structure was removed Sunday night, but it’s unclear who took it. Locals reported seeing “strange lights” in the area at the time.  The Romanian monolith went viral shortly after the discovery of the first monolith in a remote Utah desert.  The first strange structure was originally spotted in Utah was also removed by an unknown party, the state of Utah Bureau of Land Management confirmed.  See the new pic HERE.
*********Wait a minute!! Are these things spreading the COVID???
******We’re waiting for the aliens to tell us what’s up!! They’ll probably tell us to sit on the monolith and spin!!
******Navigation beacons???






6 Subtle Signs You’re Dealing With Seasonal Depression

Huffington Post

What To Look For

The signs of seasonal depression are generally the same as those associated with non-seasonal depression. For those living with SAD, symptoms tend to be most severe in January and February and then taper off in the springtime. Experts reveal some of the subtle signs to look out for below:


  1. You feel persistent sadness through the winter months.

You may also experience feelings of hopelessness or helplessness during this time, Serani said.

While rare, some people experience “reverse seasonal affective disorder” and feel their worst in the spring and summer months.


  1. Your appetite has changed.

Changes in your eating patterns, like more cravings for comfort foods or eating more than usual, can indicate a bigger problem as well.

“SAD includes symptoms of increased appetite with carbohydrate craving, increased eating and weight gain,” said Raymond Lam, professor and leadership chair in depression research at the University of British Columbia.


  1. You’re not excited by activities that you used to enjoy.

Your favorite hobbies used to fill you with excitement, but during this time of year you couldn’t care less about them.

“Diminishing of pleasure, flat affect and apathy can be hallmark symptoms,” Serani said.

You may also observe a decrease in your desire for sex, Lam added.


  1. You feel exhausted, no matter how much you sleep you get.

You might be sleeping more — but still have trouble getting out of bed in the morning or just feeling lethargic overall.

“Sleeping a lot during the day, taking excessive naps or sleeping long the night before into the next day are symptoms to check out,” Serani added.


  1. You’re more irritable than usual.

Have you noticed a shorter fuse? Maybe you’re quick to go off about something at work or more annoyed when your partner forgets to put household items away.

“Feeling chronically cranky, grumbly, argumentative, short-tempered and angry are signs of SAD,” Serani said.


  1. You have trouble concentrating on a task.

Some people living with seasonal depression report feeling “out of it.” In addition to physical exhaustion, you may also be mentally spent, deal with brain fog or have slower reaction times, Serani 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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