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Born on this day!! Singer Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 78. Director David Lynch is 77. Drummer George Grantham of Poco is 76. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 71. Bassist Ian Hill of Judas Priest is 71. TV host Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”) is 67. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 65. Actor James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) is 60. Bassist Greg K. of The Offspring is 58. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 58. Actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) is 57. Actor Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) is 56. Actor Reno Wilson (“Mike and Molly”) is 54. Singer Edwin McCain is 53. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 53. Drummer Questlove of The Roots is 52. Drummer Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park is 44. Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee is 39. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 38. Singer Kevin Parker of Tame Impala is 37. Actor Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”) is 36.


1801 – John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
1841 – As a result of the First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to the British.
1885 – LaMarcus A. Thompson of Coney Island patented the roller coaster.
1942 – The Nazis formulated their “Final Solution” regarding the Jews at the Wannsee Conference.
1964 – The Beatles released their first album in the United States, Meet the Beatles.
1981 – President Reagan became the oldest president to take office (69 years and 349 days).
1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
2009 – Hundreds of thousands of people watched in front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sworn into office. Obama makes history as the first African-American U.S. president.
2012 – Singer Etta James died less than a week before her 74th birthday.

Today Is: Bean Day, Hat Day, Camcorder Day, Inauguration Day, International Day of Acceptances, International Fetish Day, National Cheese Lovers Day, Penguin Awareness Day, Tech Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire Country / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Lopez vs. Lopez  /  8:30 – Young Rock /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – Criss Angel’s Magic With The Stars

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Colin Jost, Kenya Barris, Tobe Nwigwe
Seth Meyers: Tom Hanks, Jessie Buckley, Stephen Markley, Fab Moretti (R 1/10/23)
James Corden: Margot Robbie, Jean Smart (R 12/15/22)
The View: Melanie “Mel B” Brown
The Talk: Erin Moriarty
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Viewer’s Choice Show
Kelly Clarkson: Jay Leno, Storm Reid, Lucius
Tamron Hall: Tim Timberlake
Drew Barrymore: Yara Shahidi
Jennifer Hudson: Octavia Spencer, Monique Kelley

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

QUESTION: Egg prices got you down?? Call “RENT-A-CHICKEN!!” They’ll set you up with a home coop and 2-4 chickens, so you can have your own farm-fresh eggs!!!


QUESTION: Why are diabetics having trouble getting their meds?? Because Hollywood started a trend of using OZEMPIC and WEGOVY for quick weight loss!!!!!!!!!!!???


QUESTION: Is THIS what Harry wanted?? The entire Royal Family is watching their approval ratings TANK since the book came out!! Meghan says, “IT’S WORKING!!!!!!!”


QUESTION: Is this UNDERWEAR that’s FUN TO WEAR?? A Tik Tok “influencer” has invented a genius way to wear two THONGS as a crop top!! Are you mad? We’re not!!!
underwear as a top tiktok trend

QUESTION: Should we get ready for TWO MORE?? Rock legend DAVID CROSBY of the Byrds and CSN has died at the age of 81!! (He also fathered Melissa Etheridge’s kids)
Remembering David Crosby

Lisa Marie’s Twins Won’t Return Home

Lisa Marie Presley’s twin daughters are “too traumatized” to return to their Los Angeles home after the sudden death of their mother, according to reports.  Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14, have been spending time with their grandmother, Priscilla Presley, and their half-sister, Riley Keough, following the tragedy, TMZ reported.  Lisa Marie, the only child of rock and roll legend Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died Jan. 12 after she went into cardiac arrest in her Calabasas, Calif. home. She was 54.  And it seems as though the twins can’t shake the thought of returning to the home Lisa Marie fell faint in.  Harper and Finley’s father, Michael Lockwood, has reportedly been keeping the girls under his watchful eye as they process the devastating news.  Lisa Marie was married to the guitarist for a decade after tying the knot in 2006.  His lawyer, Joe Yanny, said last week that his “world has been turned on its ear.”  “Michael had been hoping for a speedy and complete recovery because her children needed her,” Yanny said. “It is very sad it didn’t turn out that way.”  It was recently revealed that Graceland, the iconic sprawling estate that once belonged to Elvis, will go to Riley, Harper, and Finley.
*********They could always live THERE.. but then, they’d have to live THERE…

Alec Baldwin Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Alec Baldwin will be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, prosecutors announced Thursday.  Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who oversaw the weapons on set, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail.  “After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said.  “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice,” she continued.  Hutchins was fatally shot on the set of the Western film on Oct. 21, 2021, after Baldwin’s prop gun discharged a live round, which hit her in the chest. She was 42 years old.  The movie’s director, Joel Souza, was also wounded, but the DA said Thursday that no charges will be filed specific to his injuries.  His attorney called the charge against his client “a terrible miscarriage of justice.”  “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds,” Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel law firm says. “We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
*******The DA said, “If any of these people had done their jobs, Halyna Hutchins would be alive.” Hard to argue with that…
******Alec is asking that any prison time will be served at the Waldorf Hotel!!!!
UPDATE: The NY Post reports that prosecutors tacked on a firearm enhancement to the charges, which makes the maximum prison sentence FIVE YEARS!! Get the story HERE.

Naomi Judd Suicide Note

Naomi Judd wrote in what appears to be her chilling suicide note that she did not want her “mentally ill” daughter Wynonna Judd to attend her funeral.  Radar Online obtained a photo of the message, written on a yellow Post-it note, from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee on Tuesday.  “Do not let Wy come to my funeral,” the note read. “She’s mentally ill.”  The word “not” was underlined, indicating how strongly Naomi allegedly felt about banning Wynonna from her services.  A source close to Wynonna told the outlet that she is “crushed” by her mom’s last words.  “Wy knows better than anyone the mental struggles Naomi went through, but it just crushes her to think her mom’s dying thoughts were so vicious,” a friend said.  She died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76. She had struggled with her mental health for several years.
*******Sad that she calls her daughter mentally ill, when she’s the one….

Mick Jagger Joins TikTok

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger joined TikTok Thursday, more than a year after bandmate Keith Richards made his debut on the popular social media app.  Jagger’s first post shows him dancing in his studio to the 1968 hit “Sympathy for the Devil” as he welcomes his fans.  “Hello, TikTok! We have joined your world,” the 79-year-old legend declares. “So excited to see what you create with our music.”  Jagger signs off the 21-second clip with his signature yowl.  But some US TikTokers have reported an error message, where the app says the iconic song is “not available” in their country.  A TikTok rep told Variety the sound was “unavailable due to a technical glitch, not a rights issue.”  The app launched the official hashtag #TheRollingStones to celebrate Jagger’s jump to the platform, inviting users to share their Stones covers and moves like Jagger. The Rolling Stones page already boasts four videos and 59,000 followers, as of Thursday afternoon.  See the post HERE.
*********Don’t be upset with Mick… he’s too old to understand the technology!!
******He picked the right song, though!!!
*******And we have to say it: Keith is STILL ALIVE!!!!

Joe Exotic Laughs Off Carole Baskin Claims

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic has responded to Carole Baskin’s resurfaced claims that her ex-husband has been found alive.  He has shared his views on Baskin’s comments.  The news follows claims made by Baskin that her missing former husband has been found ‘alive’ in Costa Rica.  This comes as somewhat as a shock, especially considering that Joe Exotic alleged that Baskin fed her ex-husband to tigers when he went missing back in 1997. Don Lewis was declared legally dead some five years later in 2002.  However, Baskin claimed Lewis had actually already been found alive in Netflix’s follow-up series Tiger King 2 two years ago – yet oddly no one seemed to take much note.  In an interview with ITV’s This Morning talk show, Baskin opened up about how Tiger King 2 massively helped in tracking down Lewis. Baskin said: “They said that my husband, Don Lewis, is alive and well in Costa Rica.”  Exotic responded with a firm “No he is not.”  Additionally, Exotic shared a statement issued by John Phillips, his attorney, to Facebook yesterday (January 18).  It reads: “During the filming of Tiger King, detailed efforts were made to find Don Lewis. They all failed. He is not alive.”
QUESTION: Who is more psychotic? Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin?? Our money is on Carole!!
******All of these media outlets are reporting that Joe Lewis alive… but no one has a picture, video or official report!! Good journalism!!
******Meanwhile, no one has found the meat grinder!!!
*****And Joe says she must be “lion!!” 

Prince Harry Drops In Favorability

While book sales have soared up and up since his memoir Spare was released last week, it seems Prince Harry’s popularity has been heading in the other direction. According to the respected polling company YouGov, Harry’s ‘favorability rating’ with the British public has been on a downward trend since 2018.  Meghan’s popularity is even lower than Harry’s, with just 8% of the public saying they have a positive view of her.  Among over-65s, Harry and Meghan are even more disliked that Prince Andrew.  Some 60% of this generation have a “very” negative view of Prince Andrew, compared to 69% for Meghan and 73% for Prince Harry.  When it comes to the reception to Spare, 41% of people thought his main motivation for writing it was to make money, while 21% believed the main motivation was for the prince to “tell his own story”.  The Duke of Sussex’s controversial memoir has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK since records began in 1998.
********At Buckingham Palace, his rating is just below 0%!!!!!!
*****We hope he saves his money, because he’s got nothing else to sell!!!
*****Meghan could be back on the TV game show circuit before you know it!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Saved By Dolly!-(Star)

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton brought down the house with a medley of “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You” during Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party in Miami Dec. 31, and the crowd went wild as the pair closed out the show with one of the 76-year-old’s biggest hits.  “Wait, Dolly, I forgot something,” Miley told her godmother.  “I flew from L.A., you flew from Nashville all the way to Miami, and we didn’t even do ‘Jolene’!”



Netflix Posts High Paying Odd Job

Netflix wants to hire a flight attendant for one of its private jets, and says pay can reach $385,000, according to a job listing on the streaming service’s website.  While the job description on Netflix’s website doesn’t specify an exact salary, the posting says the “overall market range” for the position ranges from $60,000 to $385,000 in total compensation.  The flight attendant will operate out of San Jose International airport and fly on a G550 Super midsized jet, according to the company.  Specifications for the position, laid out by Netflix, require the flight attendant to be based in Northern California and to “embrace the Netflix culture of freedom and responsibility.”  The position require the employee to be FAA-certified, able to assist procuring aircraft stock before trips, and able to carry 30-pound bags.
****Of course, the 30-pound bags are full of cocaine!!!
******At sometime during the trip, you may be called upon to give mouth-to-mouth rescuscitation to all of the passengers!!

Class Ring Returned Years Later

A class ring that went missing decades ago has been returned to its original owner. The Texas woman who owned the ring thought she had misplaced it, but it was actually stolen and admitted as evidence in a 1986 drug trial.  Parker County District Attorney Jeff Swain discovered the class ring, along with an Air Force ring, in an envelope in a filing cabinet in the basement of the District Courts building in Weatherford, Texas.  The only clue to the original ownership of the Dupo High School Class of 1956 ring was an engraving of the initials. P.W.  Swain set out to find the ring’s original owner by obtaining records about the 1956 graduating class at Dupo High School in Illinois. He found that only one graduating student had the initials P.W., a woman named Peggy Wall.  Swain solicited help from District Attorney investigator Wendy Bravo, who used a 1950 census to locate Wall’s family, who then informed Bravo that Wendy was living in Keller, Texas.
*********And yet… 80% of all murders go unsolved!!!!
******Our grandma found her missing class ring.. it fell out when she went to the outhouse!!

Cows Required To Wear Diapers

A Tennessee farmer condemned the idea of forcing cows to wear masks and diapers to contain their methane emissions, saying the people who came up with the idea have “gone to loony town.”   French dairy giant Danone announced in mid-January it plans to put masks and diapers on cows to trap their flatulence and burps in an effort to reduce methane emissions by 30% come 2030.   Stephanie Nash called the whole thing udder madness Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”  “Well, Tucker, you know, I’m not going to wear a mask. I’m not going to allow my cows to wear a mask,” she said,  Nash put a mask on one of her cows during the interview to test the theory but explained “she’s not having it” and is “struggling to breathe.”  Livestock, especially cows and cattle, produce methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that warms the atmosphere, as part of their normal digestive process, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.   New data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition found livestock emissions-manure and gastroenteric releases – account for roughly 30% of methane emissions. Nash told host Tucker Carlson her farm is doing “big things to cut emissions.”
********Don’t worry about it.. EVERYBODY in France wears diapers!!
*****Joe Biden weighed in: “If I have to wear a diaper, the cows can, too!!!”








The Rudest Things You Can Do In A Group Fitness Class



Arriving late

“Arrive a few minutes early to find your spot and be sure you are ready when the instructor is ready to start,” advised Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting.

You disrupt the class when you get there late, so some studios even have late-arrival policies. Don’t assume they’ll make an exception for you. Be mindful if you might have to leave early as well.

“Plan to stay to the very end,” Leighton said. “But if you do need to leave the class early for some reason, a front row yoga mat isn’t for you. Take a spot closest to the door that’ll minimize the disruption.”

Chatting with your friends during class

Attending a fitness class with your friends can be an enjoyable activity, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right time to socialize.

“Make lengthy small talk after or before class,” advised Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of the Protocol School of Texas. “Talking over the instructor during the class is rude, as well as distracting.”

Hogging the water station

Most fitness studios offer water stations to keep people hydrated. Refrain from taking more than you need, however.

“When filling up your water bottle before class, ask yourself if you’ll really be drinking 128 ounces in the next hour or if maybe you don’t actually need to fill up your entire gallon-size jug while a long line of people forms behind you,” Leighton said.

Keeping your phone on

Ideally, you can keep your phone in a locker or otherwise stow it away during class. But if you need to have it in the room with you, don’t keep the volume on!  “Nothing kills the vibe faster than someone’s phone going off,” Leighton said. “If you need to keep an eye on your phone during class, keep it on silent and take a spot in the back of the room closest to the door if you need to make a quick exit to take a call.”

Saving spots for your late friends

“Don’t put down towels or mats to hold space for someone who is running late,” Gottsman said. “Chances are they aren’t going to arrive at all and someone else will miss a prime spot.”

Smith similarly advised against “saving” spots or machines for your friends at the gym, especially since space is often limited.

“Many gyms now assign locations to avoid this ongoing issue,” she noted.

Monopolizing the instructor’s time

Remember that a group fitness class is different from a personal training session. Don’t use everyone’s workout time to have your own conversation with the instructor.

“Asking questions about form or to avoid injury are acceptable,” Smith said. “Monopolizing the instructor’s time is not.”

Not being mindful of space

“Your participation should not overtly impact others,” Smith said. “Yes, there are times to cheer, sweat, and move, but excessive grunting, sweating, or bumping into others’ space should be avoided.”

Be mindful of the studio’s size as you move around ― and even as you prepare for class.

“Here in New York, especially in winter time, our studios aren’t often big enough for everybody plus their gym bags plus their coats,” Leighton said. “Bring just the essentials into the studio whenever possible.”

Sporting offensive slogans

People’s workout clothes and water bottles often have words on them ― and you should be mindful about what might be printed on your gear.

“Be aware of any slogans on your workout wear,” Smith said. “Avoid pictures and/or slogans which could be offensive to others ― racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, or even fatphobic images are best avoided.”

Ignoring the instructor’s movement

Gottsman pointed to the importance of trying to follow directions as closely as possible ― at least within reason.

“While you are encouraged to exercise at your own pace, doing something completely different means you might be better in a different group,” she said. “In other words, people behind you often follow your lead and doing a samba instead of a downward dog shows you are not closely aligned with the class you chose.”

Not wiping down equipment

Before you leave, you’ll need to wipe down the mats or pieces of equipment you were sweating all over, unless the studio tells you otherwise. This is one important way to show consideration to the people in the next class.

“In busy venues, be sure to gather your belongings, wipe down any equipment and exit quickly to allow the next class to begin on time,” Smith said.

Being unsupportive of others

“This is not middle school,” Smith emphasized. “Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. And people attend classes at all levels of fitness. Endeavor to be inclusive and supportive.”

Even if you’re a regular at a particular class and feel more comfortable, don’t forget to be friendly to everyone.  “People tend to make friends with people in their fitness class, but don’t leave out new people who are joining,” Gottsman urged. “If you see them struggle to find the location for equipment or look like they might have a question, reach out and offer help.”


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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