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Born on this day!! Actor Topol (“Fiddler on the Roof”) is 87. Singer Inez Fox is 80. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 77. Guitarist John McFee of The Doobie Brothers is 72. Actor Tom Wopat is 71. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 70. Actor Angela Cartwright (“The Danny Thomas Show,” ″Lost In Space”) is 70. Actor Hugh Grant is 62. Actor Charles Esten (“Nashville”) is 57. Actor Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) is 57. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 56. Model Rachel Hunter is 53. Actor Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) is 51. Actor Henry Thomas (“E.T.”) is 51. Actor Goran Visnjic (“ER”) is 50. Jazz singer Michael Bublé is 47. Actor Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 42. Singer Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 39. Actor Kelsey Asbille (“One Tree Hill,” “Teen Wolf”) is 31. Contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle is 31. Country singer Hunter Hayes is 31.


1776 – The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.
1850 – California became the 31st state.
1893 – President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president’s child to be born in the White House.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.
1948 – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1976 – Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

Today Is: Care Bears Share Your Care Day, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, Hug Your Boss Day, International Buy A Priest A Beer Day, International Day To Protect Education From Attack, National Dog Walker Appreciation Day, National Teddy Bear Day, Opposite Day, Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Blue Bloods  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – College Bowl  /  9:00 – College Bowl  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Killer Camp  /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Kenan Thompson, Joe Buck, Yungblud
Jimmy Fallon: John Legend, Danielle Brooks
Seth Meyers: David Letterman, Adam Duritz, Hayley Brownell (R 2/1/22)
James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Rufus Wainwright (R 6/13/22)
The Talk: Milo Ventimiglia (R 5/20/22)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: A look back at Kelly and Ryan’s best moments from the last 5 years
Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Aniston, P!nk, Billie Eilish (R 5/26/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Nicolas Cage, Brian Tyree Henry, Lana Condor, Cole Sprouse, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Vereen, Sandra Bullock
Drew Barrymore: Marie Osmond (R 1/7/22)

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

QUESTION: Hey, how is that new PINNOCHIO MOVIE with TOM HANKS?? This reviewer says it’s a “dead-eyed exercise in box-ticking,” and.. “IT’S WOODEN!!”


QUESTION: What happened when this professor tweeted she hoped the Queen had “an excruciating death??” She got pushback from one JEFF BEZOS!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Want a TEA BAG used by THE QUEEN??? You missed it!!! One just sold on eBay for $12,000!!!! Wax statues, stamps and TRADING CARDS are also for sale!!!!


QUESTION: How will YOU recognize 9/11? Don’t do THIS!! A country club has to apologize and change their 9/11-themed menu! COME ON.. READ THE ROOM!!!!!!
The offensive menu was quickly removed.

QUESTION: How did the world’s celebrities and “dignitaries” react to the death of Queen Elizabeth??? Check out the tweets and messages from the high and mighty!!

Queen Elizabeth II Dies

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.  Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.  The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.  With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.  In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.  “The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
*****Let the games begin!!!
******The sequel to the “The Crown” will be a version of “Succession!!”
******How long before Meghan eliminates Wills, George and Charlotte???
*****Right now, Prince Phillip is in heaven, checking to make sure Marilyn Monroe didn’t leave anything in his apartment!!

Dancing With The Stars Cast Revealed

ABC revealed the full cast of contestants for season 31 of Dancing With the Stars. The cast includes The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice with partner Pasha Pashkov, actor and comedian Wayne Brady with partner Witney Carson, actress Selma Blair with partner Sasha Farber, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son and fitness model Joseph Baena with partner Daniella Karagach, and Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino with partner Koko Iwasaki.  Also joining the cast is Coda star Daniel Durant with partner Britt Stewart, country singer Jessie James Decker with partner Alan Bersten, recent Bachelorette lead Gabby Windey with partner Val Chmerkovskiy and singer Jordin Sparks with partner Brandon Armstrong. Rounding out season 31 is TV actor Trevor Donovan with partner Emma Slater, Charlie’s Angels star Cheryl Ladd with partner Louis van Amstel, Sex and the City star Jason Lewis with partner Peta Murgatroyd, drag queen superstar Shangela with partner Gleb Savchenko, and WABC-TV New York weather anchor Sam Champion with partner Cheryl Burke. TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and her mom Heidi D’Amelio will also compete on the series, though news of their casting was announced on Wednesday. Charli will be partnered with Mark Ballas while her mom is paired with Artem Chigvintsev. They will be the first mother-daughter pair ever to compete on DWTS. Season 31 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 19 on Disney+.
*********Look at all those stars!!! Like… Cheryl Ladd??
*******This will make a lot of people renew their Disney + subscriptions??

Olivia Wilde Is Denying Cheating Rumors

Olivia Wilde is finally reacting to rumors that she left Jason Sudeikis for Harry Styles.  “The complete horses–t idea that I left Jason for Harry is completely inaccurate,” she told Vanity Fair in her October cover story, published on Thursday.  “Our relationship was over long before I met Harry,” Wilde continued. “Like any relationship that ends, it doesn’t end overnight.” She explained that she and the “Ted Lasso” star experienced a “very bumpy road” before officially dissolving their relationship “towards the beginning of the pandemic.”  The former pair, who got engaged in 2013, co-parented their two kids during lockdown until they realized the dynamic “was no longer beneficial” for son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 5.  “We could be better parents as friends who live in different houses,” Wilde told the publication, bashing the “false narratives and drama” surrounding their breakup since news broke in November 2020.  “Haven’t the kids been through enough?” she asked.
********At least she’s not saying, “We love and respect each other!!!

Ricky Martin Suing His Nephew

Ricky Martin is suing his nephew after he accused him of sexual abuse.  In court documents obtained by NBC News on Sept. 7, the singer claims Dennis Yadiel Sánchez Martin, who he confirms is his nephew and “of legal age,” “persecuted, besieged, harassed, stalked and extorted” him in an effort to “assassinate” his reputation.  In July, a restraining order was filed against Martin. At the time, NBC News confirmed that the person who filed the restraining order was the son of Martin’s half sister. The nephew alleged that he and Martin had had a sexual and romantic relationship that lasted for seven months, according to a court document obtained by Telemundo and shared with NBC News. He denied all allegations against him.  During a hearing in Puerto Rico on July 21, a judge declined to extend a temporary order of protection against the singer after the nephew withdrew his case against Martin.  In a statement obtained by TODAY following the hearing, Martin’s lawyers said they “had anticipated” that the temporary protection order would not be extended.
**********Gay family problems are just like every other family problem!! Kinda!!!
*******The nephew just got tired of “weird Uncle Ricky!!!”

Netflix Settles Queen’s Gambit Lawsuit

Netflix has settled a lawsuit brought by a real chess champion over a “sexist and belittling” line about her in The Queen’s Gambit.  Court papers showed the streamer settled the $5 million defamation lawsuit, which was brought by chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili, according to The New York Times. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.  Gaprindashvili sued Netflix last year over a reference to her in the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, which revolves around a fictional female chess prodigy. A climatic scene depicts the main character, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, competing in a chess tournament, where the announcer says, “The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex, and even that’s not unique in Russia. There’s Nona Gaprindashvili, but she’s the female world champion and has never faced men.”  In reality, Gaprindashvili had faced men by the time the series took place. In the lawsuit, she described this as a “devastating falsehood, undermining and degrading her accomplishments before an audience of many millions.” Gaprindashvili also accused the streamer of “brazenly and deliberately” lying about her for the “cheap and cynical purpose of ‘heightening the drama.'”  A judge in January rejected Netflix’s attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed after the streamer argued it was protected under the First Amendment, Variety reports.
**********Sounds like checkmate!!!

Angelina Jolie Countersues Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie is firing back with her own countersuit against ex Brad Pitt over the wine business they previously co-owned together.  Jolie’s business Nouvel is seeking more than $250 million in damages, accusing Pitt of “waging a vindictive war against” Jolie ever since she filed for divorce back in 2016.  “These counterclaims lay bare the true nature of Pitt’s egregious misconduct. To be clear, it is Pitt, and not Jolie, Nouvel or any of the other Defendants, who has acted in a hostile, destructive, and illegal manner. Pitt’s behavior has caused serious harm to Nouvel,” reads the documents, obtained by PEOPLE.  The attorneys claim Pitt “masterminded a so-far-successful plan to seize control of” Château Miraval, the South of France vineyard and home that, back in 2008, the pair, who share six kids, bought a controlling stake in. They allege Pitt has now “frozen Nouvel out of Château Miraval and treats it as his personal fiefdom” and has “wasted its assets, spending millions on vanity projects, including more than $1 million on swimming pool renovations and other funds restoring a recording studio.”
********Is this a showbiz report??? Or court TV???
*******Our respect for Brad just went to a whole new level????


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Martha Stewart just responded to rumors she’s dating Pete Davidson following his split from Kim Kardashian.  Some people will do anything to host SNL!”-Paul Lander.

“A tractor-trailer hauling cheese caught fire in northeast Ohio.  Emergency crews were immediately deployed with bread chunks and fondue forks.”-Stephen Colbert.

“Robert De Niro is starring in a movie about two mob bosses, and De Niro will play both of them.  It’s two hours of De Niro saying, ‘Am I talking to me?  Am I talking to me?’”-Jimmy Fallon.



Rainbow Highway

A stretch of highway in South Carolina was temporarily colored pink when clothing dye spilled from the back of a trailer involved in a crash.  Spartanburg County Emergency Management said the trailer carrying clothing dye was involved in a crash Tuesday on Interstate 85, between Highway 129 and Highway 29.  The crash caused the trailer to spill its load of dye, turning the roadway a bright purple or dark pink color.  “There’s been a spill of organic textile/clothing dye in 2 of the 3 lanes,” emergency management said in a Facebook post. “Will be a while before a contractor cleans it up, and traffic is backed up. While the colors are pretty, we’re pretty sure you don’t want it on your car!” See the pics HERE.
********Later, a gay pride parade broke out!!!!
*******We’ve told you before: STRAP DOWN YOUR LOAD!!!

Bear Breaks In And Steals Cake

Police in California shared body camera footage from an unusual call involving a bear that stole a freshly baked cake from a resident’s kitchen.  The Simi Valley Police Department posted a video to Facebook showing what happened when a resident called 911 to report she and her son were locked in upstairs bedrooms while a bear rummaged through the ground floor of their home.  Police said the resident threw keys to the officers from an opened window so they could enter through the front door.  “As the officers entered the residence, they observed the bear in the kitchen,” the Facebook post said. “It appeared the bear ate a freshly baked cake and rummaged through the refrigerator.”  Police said the bear was startled by the officers’ entrance and fled out the back door. The bear climbed a nearby tree, but descended after about 10 minutes and left the area.  See the video HERE.
*********He didn’t eat their breakfast “bear claws,” because that would be cannibalism!!

Florida Man Loses Arm In Gator Attack

A Florida man lost his arm in a grizzly alligator attack, only to spend the next three days wandering the swamp looking for help.  Eric Merda, 43, of Sarasota, was visiting the Lake Manatee Fish Camp in Myakka City on July 17 when he got lost in the woods. When he arrived back at the lake, he opted to swim across it as opposed to walking around.  “Not the smartest decision a Florida boy could make,” Merda admitted during an interview with 10 Tampa Bay that aired Monday.  Not long into his swim, he told reporters, “I look over and there’s a gator on my right-hand side.”  “She got my forearm so I grabbed her like this, she was trying to roll by she snapped her head so my arm with backwards like this completely.”  Merda said the gator dragged him underwater three times before doing the death roll and taking off with his right arm.  After swimming back to shore, Merda started walking and screaming for help.  “Bones poking out, muscles, if I try to move my fingers, you could see it twitching,” Merda said.  After three days of wandering, Merda came upon a fence with a man on the other side.
********What has four legs and one arm?? A happy alligator!!!






5 Signs You Are Being ‘Quiet Fired’ From Your Job



  1. Your boss is MIA for much-needed conversations.

A potential indication of quiet firing is when you get the sense that your boss is avoiding conversations with you, according to Ng.  “They might have been busy, sure, but they could also be thinking, ‘I know this will get very awkward, very quickly, so let me just hide my face,’” he said. In a popular LinkedIn post, Dilber said that reshuffling or canceling an employee’s meetings is common in quiet firing.

“You manager’s No. 1 job is to ensure that the people on their teams are happy, successful and thriving, and to remove obstacles and blockers from their way. If your manager is not taking the time to understand your work … then there’s a problem,” she told HuffPost.  “Whether it’s because your manager doesn’t believe in you or whether it’s because it’s a place that doesn’t support managers and leaders to be able to take care of their people … this is not an environment where you can grow and thrive,” she added.


  1. Your boss assigns opportunities you wanted to other team members.

Another sign of quiet firing is when your boss entrusts preferred projects to other team members instead of you, Ng said.

“Diversion is when your manager, who had previously promised to give you a certain assignment, all of a sudden redirects the work to someone else,” he said. “They might have changed their mind, sure, but they could also be thinking: ‘I don’t trust you. Let me give this high-profile project to someone I know will do this job and do it well.’”  Ng suggests asking a co-worker if they’ve experienced a similar behavior change from your manager. Then, you can set up a meeting to talk with your boss about how you can get those choice assignments.

“The first step to solving the situation is to diagnose the situation. Is your manager’s behavior change really due to them quietly firing you?” he said. “Or might you be reading too much into the situation and interpreting their every action with doom and gloom in mind?”


  1. Your boss can’t provide clarity on why your co-workers are getting raises and promotions while you aren’t.

Even if your manager is physically present for career conversations, they may be quiet firing you if the discussions leave you confused about what you need to be more successful.

You may only get small raises while others receive much more, or you might be consistently passed over for promotions even though you’re working as hard as your peers, Dilber said.  She recommends having a direct conversation with your manager about what they need to see from you to get that bigger raise or title.  “If they’re not able to tell you, then to me that’s not a place where you have a trajectory or are going to have opportunities for growth,” Dilber said. “It’s your employer’s job to tell you that proactively.”


  1. You are placed on an unreasonable performance improvement plan.

Sometimes, performance improvement plans are genuine opportunities for employees to grow. However, if you are competent and the PIP is only based on subjective feedback, it’s actually just code for “we want you to quit.”  Being placed on a PIP is perhaps the least quiet sign that you’re being managed out, but even when explaining your goals for improvement, an employer may not be honest about its true intent.

As Nadia De Ala, the founder of group coaching program Real You Leadership, previously told HuffPost, “if the action items are literally unachievable and highly improbable to deliver in the expected time frame, or if your boss and stakeholders aren’t offering any support for you to succeed in hitting all your to-do’s,” then the PIP might actually aim to just push you out the door.


  1. Your job expectations or workload changes without any input from you.

Another clue that you’re being quiet fired is when your employer’s expectations change without input from you and without any adjustment in title or pay, said career coach Jasmine Escalera.

Escalera said she saw this happen to a colleague who got her workload reduced and her job moved to another state.  “They told her if she wanted to keep her job, she would have to move all the way across the country to California from New York, and that’s the only way she would be able to keep her position,” Escalera said. “They weren’t offering any additional relocation or any additional pay. It was for the same job, downgraded, in a completely different state.”  When there is no renegotiation of terms with employees after a big change, the message being sent is “accept the way it is or just leave,” she said.  “Organizations count on the fact that we are shackled to the money and to the salary, so they believe they can do this. And they also feel like they have the upper hand in that if you leave, they will find someone else.”


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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