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Born on this day!! Movie director Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is 97. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 80. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 75. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 75. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 72. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 70. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 66. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 63. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 63. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 54. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 53. Actor Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 53. Country singer Paul Brandt is 51. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 51. Actor Ali Landry is 50. Comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan and Son”) is 49. Percussionist Tato Melgar of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 46. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 45. Actor Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” “24”) is 45. Actor Josh Hartnett is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 45. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 45. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 45. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 42. Singer Romeo Santos is 42. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 39. Actor Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ″American Dreams”) is 38. Actor Betty Gilpin (“GLOW,” “Nurse Jackie”) is 37.



1925 – In the “Monkey Trial,” John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.
1861 – Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War.
1873 – The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.
1949 – The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1970 – The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.
1998 – Astronaut Alan Shepard died.
2002 – WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Today Is: Celebration of The Horse Day, Legal Drinking Age Day, Lowest Recorded Temperature Day (-128.6F Antarctica), National Be Someone Day, National Pajama Day, No Pet Store Puppies Day, Park and Recreation Professionals Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Tough As Nails  /  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 – Women’s World Cup Soccer
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: How did this WWII veteran reach the ripe old age of 104??? He credits two men with keeping him alive: JIM BEAM and JACK DANIELS!!!!


QUESTION: What was in this “extreme hoarder’s” house?? An antique dealer bought it for $7,500 and found well over $300,000 worth of valuable stuff inside!!


QUESTION: Ever wonder what’s REALLY in those giant celebrity PRENUPS?? Here’s a look at the wildest!! Sofia and Joe are pretty tame compared to these!!


QUESTION: You thought she was scary BEFORE?? Take a look at Kim K’s character on “American Horror Story!!” Then watch her MURDER her lines!!!!!!!!
kim kardashian american horror story

QUESTION: Is THIS the woman who just won $1 billion with Powerball? She ran into the store freaking out, then drove off without showing the ticket!! Hmm..
Store owner Nabor Herrera with his family outside their store. He said he now planned to take them on a vacation soon

Travis Barker Jokes About Potential Baby Names On “GOAT Talk” Podcast 

****He was interviewed by his 17-year-old daughter, Alabama. Her last question was “What’s a GOAT baby name?”
*****Her response? Brand names of expensive watches! “Audemars, Milan, Patek!!”
****Her dad responded, “I like Rocky 13. That’s the name that’s been going through my head recently!”
*****Our favorite GOAT name is… “Goat!!!” “Goat Barker” has a nice ring to it!!

Joe Manganiello Files For Divorce From Sofia Vergara

*****Proving that no matter how hot she is, sooner or later you’re tired of sleeping with her!!
*****She’s now free to compete on the Golden Bachelor!!!
******They do share “love and respect!!” There’s so much love they can’t stand each other!!
*****He’s 46 and she’s 51. He’s in the middle and she’s moving into the end game!!

Vanna White’s Future With The Wheel Of Fortune Will Get Interesting

**********She’s negotiated a new salary deal.. but only for the primetime celebrity competition, not for the daily syndicated show.
****Can we just cut to the chase? She won’t be there when Ryan Seacrest shows up!! She’s gonna be the Ellen K of game shows!!
*****Sajak makes $15 million a year.. and she makes $3 million. Get the world’s smallest violin!!
*****She’s complaining that she hasn’t had a pay increase for 18 years. Let’s multiply $3 million times 18. That comes out to.. $54 million!! We think she’ll be OK!!

Shakira Is Facing Tax Troubles Again In Spain

*****If she goes to jail, we’d like to apply for the “cellmate” position!!
*******They’re talking about a second charge, but since she’s living in Miami, who cares??
*****They keep finding stuff to charge her with. She’s kinda the Donald Trump of pop stars!!

Kanye West Wanted All His Belongings Burned After Divorcing Kim Kardashian

*******Good move! But first, call an exorcist and get the demons out!!
********On Thursday’s episode of the Kardashians, Kim is seen cleaning out one of Kanye’s storage units on the day their divorce is final. Then she jumps on her broom and goes home!!
*******And as usual, Kim broke down during the episode when she talked about how Kanye had harmed her brand!!




Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Brody Jenner-

She said yes!  The reality star popped the question to surfer girlfriend Tiarah “Tia” Blanco at their June 18 baby shower.  “Can’t wait to love you forever,” he said.



Candace Cameron-Bure-

Whoops!  The Fuller House alum confessed that she forgot to get husband Val Bure a gift for their 27th wedding anniversary.  Perhaps this year’s theme should be….an apology?



Carly Pearce-

The country singer has called time on her two-year romance with former MLB player Riley King.  “People date to see if they’re gonna go the distance,” she shared, “and we weren’t.”





She sabotaged my wedding!!
Do YOU have a prenup??




90-Year-Old California Bodybuilder Still Entering Competitions

See the video HERE.
*******He was named “World’s oldest bodybuilder” by Guinness when he was a mere 83! He just came in third in the over-70 division at the event in Reno!!
*****Of course, there were only three guys in the division!!
*****He spends two hours in the gym three days a week!!
*****We love exercise.. we could watch it for hours!!

Nearly 120-Year Overdue Book Returned; Checked Out In 1904

*******It was a book about the emerging technology of.. electricity!!
*****It was spotted in a pile of donated books in West Virginia and returned to the New Bedford library in Massachusetts!!
******They included a note that said, “We won’t be needing this. No one in West Virginia can read!!”
*****The book was written in 1881, a year after Thomas Edison invented the light bulb!!

Sister-In-Law Removed From Bridal Party After Posting Unflattering Pic Of Bride

******What can we say?? This is how brides operate!!
*****The sister-in-law posted an unflattering pic of the bride in her wedding dress without approval!! Oops!!
*****This wasn’t the only thing she’d done. She also sabotaged the invitations. So there’s that!!
TOPIC: Wedding sabotage!!!

Woman Divorces “Devilishly Handsome Ghost” Of Victorian Soldier

*******The woman’s name is “Brocarde,” and she “married” the ghost on Halloween in 2022!!
****And she was serious!!
*****The breakup started when her non-existent husband “got too drunk” on the honeymoon!!
*******He also never took off his Victorian soldier’s uniform.
****Sadly, this isn’t even close to the craziest thing happening right now!

Oklahoma Kid Catches Fish With Human-Like Teeth

******It’s called a Paku, and it’s from South America.
****It really needs to floss!!









The Rudest Things You Can Do When Scheduling A Work Meeting



  1. You don’t check the availability of people invited to the meeting.

“We all know what it’s like to suddenly be double or even triple-booked because somebody put a calendar appointment right on top of one that was already there. Sometimes it’s unavoidable with big-enough groups, but if you are expecting someone you invite to have an active role in the meeting, it’s rude to not plan around their schedule, or inquire about whether or not they can miss or move what’s already there.” ―Laura Gallaher, organizational psychologist of the consulting firm Gallaher Edge

  1. You schedule a meeting right before planned vacations or leave.

“This is rude because you are inconsiderate of someone else’s schedule. Your contact will be busy preparing for their departure at work and home and has many different things to think about. Scheduling a meeting at this time may make it appear as if you want to hold a meeting without having someone’s full attention on the matter at hand. Do your best to schedule meetings several days or weeks before someone’s temporary departure.” ―Rashelle Isip, productivity consultant and time management coach

  1. You schedule a meeting outside of regular working hours.

“Sometimes, in an attempt to get something scheduled, you might set up a meeting outside of normal working hours. Again, sometimes this is unavoidable, especially for global companies. But if you are working within a shared time zone, and without checking, [and] you set up a calendar appointment to start at 5:30 p.m., this can feel very presumptuous. People have lives! Childless people also have lives, so be wary of the assumption that a co-worker without children can easily support an ‘after-hours’ meeting.” ―Gallaher

“It’s inconsiderate to schedule anything that is not truly urgent outside what are ‘typical’ business hours for your organization. No one should be scheduling a 5 p.m. Friday meeting unless they plan to bring appetizers and cocktails!” ―Laura Vanderkam, author of “Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters”

  1. You schedule a meeting without including any context.

“If you want somebody to take an active role in a meeting, then don’t send the invite without context. They may have preparation required on their end, and they may need to coordinate with others to prepare. Check in with them first to get on the same page about what the meeting is for and why you want them to attend. Then, send the invite at a time that you have agreed upon will work for them.” ―Gallaher

  1. You schedule a meeting you’re not prepared to lead.

“This is rude because you are the one who is scheduling the event and inviting other people to it. If you are scheduling a meeting, the responsibility of organizing necessary information, materials and resources related to that meeting falls under your domain. Prepare meeting items in advance so you can make the most of your time together.” ―Isip

  1. You invite people to a meeting they don’t really need to attend.

“Really think through the agenda. Make sure everyone who’s invited truly needs to be there. It’s not the popular kids’ table in the middle school cafeteria so people shouldn’t just be invited so they feel cool…Have a desired outcome and figure out what everyone in the meeting should be doing for every minute that they’re there. Otherwise, this is being inconsiderate of people’s time.” ―Vanderkam

  1. You schedule a meeting for what could have been an email.

“Not evaluating the true need for a meeting [is rude]. Can an email suffice? It’s a tad narcissistic to assume that everything is meeting-worthy. If what needs to be said can be said in an email, you should absolutely do so.” ―Lindsey Holmes, productivity consultant and CEO of Usable Tech Co.

  1. You default to scheduling 60-minute meetings.

“Don’t automatically schedule for 60 minutes unless that’s what the meeting agenda requires. It seems a little strange that all decisions require exactly 60 minutes…and yet that tends to be the standard meeting length! If it’s quick, schedule for 30, or even 15! That’s much more considerate for everyone.” ―Vanderkam

  1. You schedule meetings without accounting for how long it can take people to physically get to the meeting.

“I used to work for Kennedy Space Center, and sometimes my meetings were in buildings that were literally miles apart. If you don’t account for travel time, you can create an anxious urgency that causes key people to be late to meetings, which inconveniences everybody involved.” ―Gallaher

  1. You write vague subject lines in your meeting invites.

“This last one can feel silly, but don’t send a calendar invite with only your attendee’s name on it. If somebody sends me an invite that says, ‘Lunch with Laura,’ and I’m Laura, it creates clarity for the sender, not the recipient. In fact, a best practice is to send the invite with your own name first, because as calendars get busy and compressed, even an invite that says ‘Laura + Janet: Lunch’ might still show up simply as ‘Laura’ on Laura’s calendar.” ―Gallaher


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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