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Born on this day!! Singer Diana Trask is 83. Actor Ted Shackelford (“Knots Landing”) is 77. Actor Bryan Brown (“The Thorn Birds”) is 76. Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 67. Actor Frances McDormand is 66. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 61. Director Josh Whedon (“The Avengers,” ″Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 59. Singer Chico DeBarge is 53. Actor Selma Blair is 51. Actor Joel Edgerton (“Loving”) is 49. Singer KT Tunstall is 48. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 48. Actor Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”) is 47. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 46. Actor Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 43. Singer Duffy is 39.



1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ”Type-Writer.”
1947 – The Senate overrode President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1969 – Warren Burger was sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1972 – Richard Nixon and H. R. Haldeman discussed ways to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. Revelation of this conversation spurred on Nixon’s 1974 resignation.
1992 – Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.
1995 – Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first polio vaccine, died.
2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan’s School of Law affirmative action policy.

Today Is: International Rose’ Day, International Widows’ Day, International Women in Engineering Day, Let It Go Day, National Detroit-style Pizza Day, National Hydration Day, Pink Flamingo Day, Public Service Day, Runner’s Selfie Day, SAT Math Day, Take Your Dog To Work Day, Ugliest Dog Day, Typing Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – SWAT  /  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 – Penn and Teller / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It? /  9:30 – The Great American Joke Off

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, a performance by the Broadway cast of “The Lion King” (R 11/7/22)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Michael Bublé, Jenna Dewan
Kelly Clarkson: Henry Winkler, Melissa Barrera, Brian Hart Hoffman, Kay Adams, Jackson Dean (R 4/18/23)
Tamron Hall: Celebrity look-a-likes (R 2/24/23)
Drew Barrymore: Taylor Schilling, Wolfgang Puck (R 1/31/23)
Jennifer Hudson: Beth Behrs, Aldis Hodge (R 11/7/22)

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

QUESTION: Are you ready for some “LAB-GROWN CHICKEN??” Yeah?? Well, this reporter tasted it, and guess what?? IT TASTES LIKE CHICKEN!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What happens when a TV weatherman moves to a RED STATE and starts preaching CLIMATE CHANGE?? He QUITS with PTSD!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What does a little girl DO when she wants a BABY SISTER?? This little girl put holes in her parents’ condoms!! Her sister just turned 25! Surprise!


QUESTION: If Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg face off in a CAGE MATCH, who WINS?? Dana White says they’re “dead serious,” and he’ll set it up!!!!!!

QUESTION: WHO’S TO BLAME for the catastrophic failure of the OceanGate submersible? JAMES CAMERON is an expert, and he says: “The captain!!!”

Did Kevin Costner’s Wife Have An Affair With A Tenant Who Lived In Their Guest House?

********His name is Daniel Starr, and he paid $64,000 a month to live in their beachfront guest house!! Then he started visiting the big house every day while Kevin was away!! Uh, oh!!
*****After Costner confronted his wife, Christine Baumgartner, Starr “broke the lease” and moved out early!!
******He tells TMZ nothing happened, and Costner is a “really good guy!!”
*****He also said, “She grabbed me by the Yellowstones, what was I supposed to do??”
******Kevin’s trying to stick with his prenup. Good luck with that!!

Samuel L. Jackson Reveals His “The Avengers” Script Was Stolen And A Fake Meeting Was Set Up To Get It Back!

********Just tell ChatGPT to give it back!!
*****Don’t they just copy, paste and shuffle the scenes from the other Avengers movies??
****We hope there are some surprises in this one.. like a PLOT!!
*******It’s now streaming on Disney +!

Taylor Swift Continues To Be Great For The Local Economy; Two Shows In Cincinnatti Generate $48 Million

*******And that’s just the sale of adult diapers, so fans don’t have to go to the restroom and miss anything!!
*******It actually includes, hotel rooms, tickets, transportation, food and beverages!!
*******It created 900 jobs and generated $3.8 million in tax revenue. Politicians in Washington were confused, until someone slowly explained: “It’s called capitalism!!”

The Oscars Academy Lays Down New Rules For Best Picture Eligibility

****Basically, the movies have to have a two-week theatrical run (as opposed to one week) in 10 U.S. markets (as opposed to just NY and LA).
****The movies also have to feature a quota of characters from certain “identity groups” and demonstrate “diversity” in the crew.
****So… they don’t have to be good.. just politically correct!!
******So the Academy just separated itself from the entertainment business. They’re now  political pressure group!!
HISTORY: Movie content used to be dictated by “The Hays Code,” a self-imposed industry standard from 1934 to 1968 which said: “No picture shall be produced which will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience shall never be thrown to the side of crime, wrong-doing, evil or sin.”  (It was created by a Catholic layman and a Jesuit priest)
*****In 1968, it was replaced by the movie ratings system.
*****Today’s guidelines basically turn the Hays code inside-out!
BY THE WAY, Piers Morgan quotes THESE rules, which are already in place for 2024: “Specifically, any contending movie for the 2024 Academy Awards must meet two of four new criteria which include featuring a lead or significant supporting character from an “underrepresented racial or ethnic group,” having a main storyline that focuses on an underrepresented group, or at least 30% of the cast comes from two or more underrepresented groups (women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ or the disabled).”

Royal Experts Are Convinced Harry and Meghan Are Ready To Ditch Their Royal Surname

********They’ll now be called the Duke and Duchess of “Sucks to Be Royal!”
********Actually, experts think they’ll be ditching the surname “Windsor!”
****Author Tom Bower says they’ll change their last name to “Spencer,” to align themselves with Diana’s maiden name!
****It was also help Meghan to totally cut off Harry from his own family, which seems to be her goal!!
****Give it enough time, and he’ll be “Harry Markle!!”



Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“According to a new study, dogs can smell when you’re stressed out.  For the record, so can cats-they just don’t care.”-Stephen Colbert.

“If you saw a Transformers movie, you are legally required to shut your mouth about the Barbie movie.”-Ali Barthwell.

“According to experts, the friendliest city in the U.S. is Honolulu.  Unfortunately, because aloha means goodbye, Honolulu is also the least friendliest city.”-Jimmy Fallon.




Which song lyric has always stayed with you??
What’s the weirdest thing you pack for vacation? (pillows. alarm clocks, etc.)
Mark Zuckerberg V. Elon Musk: Who’s gonna win?




Wandering Goats Invade Texas Town

*****About 40 goats were wandering through the town, snacking on their yards!!
*****They were also staring at the women, because they were “horny old goats!!”
*******The goats are actually owned by a company that leases them out to clear vegetation! (true)
******They’re good at their their job. In fact? They’re the “Greatest Of All Time!”

Safe Washes Up Onshore In Texas

See the video HERE.
********Scientists were studying marine life when they found the safe!!
******But… doesn’t it seem like a safe would be TOO HEAVY to wash up on the beach??
*****They finally cracked it open, but there was nothing inside… not even a sand dollar!! The end. 

Florida Man Arrested For Shoplifting At Target With His Pants Down

********It would more unusual if his pants were UP!!!!
********He was just celebrating “Pride Month at Target!!”
*******He also had a warrant out for grand theft!!! And for exposing his rosy butt cheeks!!

Florida Woman Busted For Drugs Found With Baby Raccoon In Her Backpack

********She was riding her bike high on meth.. which is required in Florida!!
********When cops searched her backpack, they found a baby raccoon!!
*****She swears she never slept with a raccoon, so nobody can figure out how it happened!!









6 Ways to Turn a Drive-In Theater Into Your (Cheap) Ticket to Summer Fun

The Penny Hoarder

  1. Get There Early and Grab a Spot Near the Exit

As both a cheaper and socially safer alternative to the traditional movieplex , the drive-in has regained some popularity. The Silver Moon’s website specifically asks you to try to get there early.  One, you won’t have to sit in a long line of cars and burn that precious gas. And two, you can snag a parking space close to the exit so you avoid the slow-moving caravan after the double feature.

  1. Bring Your Own Radio and Extra Batteries

Here’s the scene: You’re out with the guy of your dreams, who is totally impressed with your choice of a classic date night. But when the movie’s over, you turn the key to start your car and hear that dreaded clicking noise. Your battery is dead.  Don’t let this happen to you; bring a portable radio with extra batteries. You have to stream the movie’s audio through a radio, and using your car radio will drain the battery.  Also, if you plan to set up chairs in your pickup bed or behind your vehicle, you’ll need a portable radio to hear the movie anyway. Alternatively, you can recharge your car battery by turning on your car every half hour or so and letting it run for a few minutes.

  1. Bring Bug Spray

Bugs are an annoying part of life in the summertime.  You’ll be outside for a few hours — whether you’re sitting outside on your lawn chairs or just in your car with the windows rolled down — so pack that bug spray to send the pests packing.

  1. Plan for a Full Evening

Check your local drive-in’s website or call ahead when planning your movie night. Most offer deals for double features for a single ticket price. That’s a full night of entertainment, so you might want to bring the kids’ pajamas and pillows in case they fall asleep before the final show.


Many drive-ins do not allow outside food. Call before you go to ask if you can bring your own snacks.

  1. Wear Comfy Clothes

Here’s another drive-in advantage: Nobody will judge what you’re wearing.  Break out your pajamas for an extra comfy drive-in experience. Or dress up like one of the Avengers.

  1. Bring Cash, Just in Case

Remember when people actually paid for stuff with those green paper thingies?

Drive-ins dredge up feelings of nostalgia for much simpler times. That might mean simpler times for your wallet as well. Bring some cash just in case. Now that you’re a drive-in expert, all you need is a cherry red 1950s convertible and you’re ready to hit the theater. Just kidding.


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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