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Born on this day!! Actor Mamie Van Doren is 92. Actor Mike Farrell is 84. NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw is 83. Singer Fabian is 80. Actor Gayle Hunnicutt is 80. Actor Michael Tucker (“L.A. Law”) is 78. Actor Jon Walmsley (“The Waltons”) is 67. Actor-director Robert Townsend (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 66. Actor Kathy Najimy (“Veronica’s Closet,” ″King of the Hill”) is 66. Drummer Simon Phillips of Toto is 66. Actor Barry Miller (“Saturday Night Fever,” ″Fame”) is 65. Actor Megan Gallagher (“Millennium”) is 63. Country singer Richie McDonald of Lonestar is 61. Vocalist Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is 61. Singer Rick Astley is 57. Bassist Tim Brown of the Boo Radleys is 54. TV host Amy Robach is 50. Actor Josh Stewart (“Criminal Minds,” ″Third Watch”) is 46. Actor Ben Lawson (“Designated Survivor”) is 43. Actor Crystal Reed (“Teen Wolf”) is 38. Actor Anna Diop (“24: Legacy”) is 35. Singer Tinashe is 30.


1788 – Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the sixth state to join the Union.
1804 – Joseph Priestley, British chemist, died. His work on the isolation of gases led him to discover oxygen in 1774.
1899 – The Spanish-American War ended when a peace treaty between Spain and the United States was signed.
1933 – The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which set the date for the president’s inauguration on Jan. 20, was adopted.
1935 – The popular board game Monopoly® went on sale for the first time.
1952 – Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
1971 – Astronaut Alan B. Shepard hit a golf ball and Edgar Mitchell threw a “javelin” on the moon. They landed in the same crater and remain on the Moon today.
2001 – Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister of Israel.
2012 – The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Today Is: Canadian Maple Syrup Day, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, International Frozen Yogurt Day, Lame Duck Day, Play Monopoly Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Heart Abishola   /  9:00 – NCIS /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent All-Stars  /  10:00 –  Quantum Leap
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  Fantasy Island  /  9:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit
CW – 8:00 – All American  /  9:00 – All American Homecoming

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Pamela Anderson, Mike Lindell, Fall Out Boy (R 1/31/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Ashton Kutcher, Alison Brie, Dermot Kennedy
Stephen Colbert: Danai Gurira, Jeremy Pope, Ingrid Andress (R 1/12/23)
Seth Meyers: Taylor Schilling, Eddie Izzard
James Corden: Michael Douglas, Guillermo del Toro, Mike Posner & Salem Ilese
Watch What Happens Live: Alissa Humber, Kyle Viljoen
Daily Show: Guest host Chelsea Handler
The View: Adam Pally
The Talk: Boris Kodjoe
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ashton Kutcher, Beth Behrs
Kelly Clarkson: P!nk
Tamron Hall: Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken
Drew Barrymore: Tyler Posey, Daymond John
Jennifer Hudson: Meagan Good

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

QUESTION: Are you prone to PANIC ATTACKS?? (No? Then you must not be in RADIO!!) Here are five ways to manage a panic attack before it spirals out of control!!!!!!


QUESTION: If you’re gonna be TERMINATED, why not by the TERMINATOR? Arnold runs over a bicyclist, but don’t worry, HE’S OK!! (And for once, it wasn’t his fault!!)


QUESTION: Think it was cold where YOU were?? Be glad you weren’t on Vermont’s MOUNT WASHINGTON!! The low on Saturday was 108 degrees BELOW ZERO!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Miss the Grammys last night?? Don’t worry.. you can click through here for pictures of all the ridiculous RED CARPET LOOKS!! Harry Styles!! come back to us!!
Taylor Swift, Cardi B and Harry Styles on the Grammys 2023 red carpet.

QUESTION: Are you worried about scandals like “that” LAPTOP, or CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS in unsecured locations? WAIT!! There’s a SHINY BALLOON!! We shot it down!! Yay!
Photo of the balloon falling.

90’s Show Renewed

That ’90s Show will return for a second season on Netflix..  That ’90s Show is a sequel and reboot of That ’70s Show, which had an eight-season run on Fox from 1998 to 2006. The series centers on Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), the daughter of That ’70’s Show characters Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon).  Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Deyn Doi, Sam Morelos and Maxwell Acee Donovan also star, while Grace, Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher make appearances.  That ’90s Show follows Leia as she spends the summer with her grandparents Red (Smith) and Kitty (Rupp) in Point Place, Wisc., in 1995.  It premiered on Netflix in January.
******Up next: “That Y2K Show!!!”

The Rock’s Mom Was In Car Accident

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says his mom was involved in a serious car crash.   He gave thanks in an Instagram post Thursday after his mom, Ata Johnson, 74, survived a car crash Wednesday evening in Los Angeles.  Johnson shared the news alongside a photo of his mom’s damaged car.  “Thank you God she’s ok,” the star wrote. “Angels of mercy watched over my mom as she was in a car crash late last night. She’ll survive and continue to get evaluated.”  “This woman has survived lung cancer, tough marriage, head on collision with a drunk driver and attempted suicide,” he said. “She’s a survivor, in ways that make angels and miracles real.”  Johnson thanked the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department for “being so caring & focused” in the aftermath of the crash.  He ended his post by encouraging his followers to reach out to their own parents.  “I got one parent left, so if you still got your mom and dad make sure you hug ’em hard, cos you never know when you’ll get that 3am call we never want to get,” he said.  Johnson’s dad, professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, died at age 75 in January 2020.
********He then went out and crushed the other car with his bare hands!!!
******They call her “Mama Rock!!”
*****She’s known Dwayne since he was just a pebble!!!!

Older Woman That Took Prince Harry’s Virginity

A former worker at King Charles’s home has outed herself as the “older” woman who took Prince Harry’s virginity.  Sasha Walpole, who is now 40 and just two years older than Harry, said she and the prince had a quickie when she was 19 during the summer of 2001, The Sun reported.  “It was literally wham-bam between two friends,” Walpole said.  It took place in a field behind a pub where both had been drinking while celebrating Walpole’s birthday. They downed shots of tequila, Baileys and sambuca and stepped outside to smoke, according to the report.  They walked through a beer garden and climbed over a fence to the field.  Walpole said Harry wore boxers and there was no chatting or words. Afterward, they made their separate ways back to the pub and, although they had been gone just minutes, the prince’s security team was looking for him, she said.  “I didn’t know Harry was a virgin at the time. Then it kind of dawned on me that perhaps he was,” Walpole said, noting the young prince never had any girlfriends that she knew about.  Harry was two months shy of his 17th birthday at the time. Walpole worked at the stable at Highgrove, his father’s residence, and said the two teens were “mates.”
*******Just like daddy… he picks his lovers out of the stables!!!
******They were “friends with benefits???”
****He can’t keep his todger in his pants!! That’s why he almost got it frozen off!!!
Sasha Walpole, the mystery lover in Duke of Sussex's memoir, recalls the fallout from

Armie Hammer Speaks Out

Armie Hammer is finally speaking out after he was accused of rape and abuse.  He stepped back from the spotlight in 2021, after DMs allegedly belonging to the actor surfaced on an anonymous Instagram account. The messages attributed to Hammer included talk of cannibalism and violent, aggressive sex. Later, former partners of Hammer accused him of non-consensual behavior during their relationship, with one alleging that he carved the letter A on her body without explicit permission.  Hammer broke his media silence in an interview with Air Mail this week, in which he denied having non-consensual sex with any of his previous partners.  He also claimed that the rape his accuser publicly discussed was part of their BDSM relationship and a consensual scene that was “her idea.”  “She planned all of the details out, all the way down to what Starbucks I would see her at, how I would follow her home, how her front door would be open and unlocked and I would come in, and we would engage in what is called a ‘consensual non-consent scene,’ CNC,” Hammer said, adding that they “only had one, scheduled CNC event.”  While Hammer stated that his relationships were consensual, he added that his behavior towards his partners outside of his marriage to now ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers could be “one million percent” considered emotionally abusive.
*******Weird sex in Hollywood?? Noooooo….
****Warren Beattie used to tell women he’d just met: “Go home, leave the door unlocked, and get in bed naked. I’ll be over later!!” And they’d do it!! We never figured that one out!!
*******Somehow we don’t think this is gonna help Armie’s image!!!

Gary Glitter Released

Singer Gary Glitter was released from prison in England on Friday after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.  The 79-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was freed from a prison in Dorset, in southwest England. It is common for offenders in the U.K. to be freed halfway through their sentences and then be placed on probation.  “Sex offenders like Paul Gadd are closely monitored by the police and Probation Service and face some of the strictest license conditions, including being fitted with a GPS tag,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement. “If the offender breaches these conditions at any point, they can go back behind bars.”  The singer was found guilty of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.  He is best known for the hit “Rock & Roll (Part 2),” released in 1972, but he fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam.
*******These days, he could run for Prime Minister!!
*****These creeps even have their own acronym: “MAP,” for “Minor-Attracted Person!!”
*****Prince Andrew has offered to counsel him!!


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


Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I felt so much shame.  I found myself in a place where with everyone I met, I wanted to say, ‘Have you seen Alexander?  If you have, I’m really sorry’”-On starring in the critically panned 2004 film, Colin Farrell.

“We weren’t in anyone’s faces.  It was just that people didn’t like it.  They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters.”-On her relationship with Zach Braff, Florence Pugh.

“They showed us how grueling and how absolutely miserable working in the restaurant industry can be-and they didn’t even have to wait on James Corden.”-Joking about the cast of The Bear in her Critics Choice Awards monologue, Chelsea Handler.



Doggie Conga Line Record

A German dog trainer earned a Guinness World Record with his team of talented canines when 14 performing pooches formed a conga line.  Wolfgang Lauenburger earned the record for most dogs in a conga line when his 14 trained canines arranged themselves into the party dance formation under his instruction.  Lauenbruger, an accomplished trainer with multiple Guinness World Records, took the record from his own daughter, Alexa Lauenbruger, who managed to get 9 dogs into a conga line in February 2022.  The dogs who formed the conga line for Lauenbruger’s record attempt are named Emma, Filou, Fin, Simon, Susy, Maya, Ulf, Speck, Bibi, Katie, Jennifer, Elvis, Charly and Cathy.  See the video HERE.
*******It’s easy to get dogs into a conga line!! They like the butt-sniffing!!
******Try that with cats and see what happens!!!

Cow Poops On Tesla

Police in California wrangled a loose bovine that managed to shatter a windshield and leave an unsavory mess in a “cow-llision” with a Tesla.  The Pleasanton Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded late Wednesday night about a loose cow wandering into traffic along Bernal and Stanley.  Officers arrived to find the brown cow running around the area. They determined the animal had been in a “cow-llision” with a sedan that shattered the vehicle’s windshield and left its hood covered in what appeared to be feces.  The cow was not injured and was safely returned to its owner with some help from local ranchers, police said.  See the pics HERE.
*********The fact that they worked “cow-llision” into this story two times is amazing!!
******They’re milking it for all it’s worth!!
*****The car was an udder disaster!!!

Dolphin Skull Found In Luggage

Customs agents say they discovered a dolphin skull in luggage left at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.   The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that agents found the skull last week when they conducted a routine x-ray scan of the luggage, which had been inadvertently separated from owners during transit. The scans revealed the skull of a young dolphin in one of the bags.  According to the CBP, importing or exporting marine mammals is prohibited. The skull was turned over to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators.
********Really?? A skull counts as “importing a marine mammal??”

Man Brings Human Jaw To Police Station

A man walked into a Southern California police station, left a human jawbone and other items and then left, authorities said.  The incident occurred Thursday in the city of San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.  The unidentified man left what appeared to be animal remains and the jawbone, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a social media post.  The man left and officers were unable to locate him.  It was not immediately known whether the remains were real until the coroner’s office determined one of the bones was a human jawbone, police said.  Police released a surveillance photo showing a bearded man.  See the post HERE.
******The cops said, “At least it’s not something important like a dolphin skull!!”









Love Free Stuff? These 19 Companies Will Send You Products to Review

The Penny Hoarder


  1. McCormick

Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? You can become a product tester for McCormick and put those taste buds to work.  Although this might sound like the dream job, don’t expect an unlimited number of tests. The company only allows testers to join up to four times a year and once every three months. Testing is paid, but that varies by test and the company doesn’t give an exact range. In the past, at-home testers were paid between $10 and $15 for each test.  Aside from at-home tests, McCormick’s also offers tests at their Hunt Valley, Maryland location. Rates could be higher for in-person sessions—past reports put them at between $30 to $100 for participating. The same limits apply.

  1. PINCHme

If you’ve ever wanted a collection of free samples, then PINCHme is the right site for you. The company wants your opinion on products from brands like Kraft, Hallmark and Mars—if you’re lucky, you’ll get American cheese, a greeting card and a bar of chocolate.  After answering a survey of your household and shopping habits, the site will match you with the right samples for you. Once a month, PINCHme hosts a Sample Tuesday Facebook event that allows you to choose your favorite samples to get shipped to you for free. You’ll have to RSVP for the event in advance. Once you’ve used your products, fill out a survey indicating what you thought. The best part? Once you’ve finished, you can earn prizes and qualify for special discounts. But testers do not get paid in the traditional sense for their work.

  1. Parent Tested Parent Approved

Product tester jobs at Parent Tested Parent Approved are meant to be a public service for parents looking for products. We’re not just talking about baby products—this could include appliances, electronics, toys, games, travel destinations and more. Start by filling out your profile—all for free—and you could be asked to test a product and leave a review. The added bonus: once you’re sent the product, it’s yours. The loyalty rewards program also offers testers points for reviewing products and participating in contests—these can eventually be redeemed for more products. But be warned: the group has more than 130,000 testers, so there’s a lot of competition.

  1. Ipsos iSay

Ipsos’ iSay is the perfect site for someone who doesn’t want to test a product but wants to test the world. Market research firm Ipsos created the site for, yes, market research surveys. With iSay, the reward takes a long time to achieve, but the gain comes later: with cold, hard cash.  Each survey you complete earns you points—anywhere from 45 to 200, generally. Once you have enough points, knowing that 100 points is equivalent to $1, you can redeem them for cash through PayPal or as gift cards for retailers like Starbucks, Target and more. All that just for taking a survey—we’re in.

  1. Crowdtap

When it comes to market research,  Crowdtap falls in the same category as iSay—market research. When you sign up, you’ll have to answer questions about how you shop, your household size and your hobbies. These answers will help representatives determine what surveys to show you. The site also allows users to test products.  Points are earned by answering surveys on a regular basis. But they don’t last forever, as they do expire on the last day of the month they were earned the year prior. Once you hit a certain rate, likely 1,000 points, you can redeem your points for a gift card. Crowdtap, unfortunately, does not offer cash.

  1. NetGalley

Love to read? If you’re a teacher, librarian, book reviewer or another influential reader, you can join NetGalley to receive free ebooks and audiobooks before they’re published.  To qualify for the most free ebooks, NetGalley recommends that you provide meaningful reviews and link your social media accounts or blogs. The site also recommends thinking of your bio like a resume and keeping it professional, since publishers will be looking at your profile.

  1. Product Report Card

The panelist program at Product Report Card utilizes online surveys, product tests, clinical trials, phone consultations and more to get your feedback for companies.  To receive study invitations, you’ll want to complete your profile as completely as possible so you’ll qualify. Unlike some of its counterparts, Product Report Card offers $5 just for filling out its survey. Subsequent activities like watching a TV show or offering a consumer opinion can net you as much as $2 or $4, respectively. While that doesn’t sound like much on the front end, it certainly adds up.  Product Report Card has a good track record itself: almost 2.3 million people have used the site to make more than $14 million.  for completing opportunities. Once you hit $25, you can redeem it for Amazon gift card codes.

  1. Philips

Much like McCormick, testing products for Philips is a way to engage directly with the brand. Like with all the sites, start by registering with the site and selecting a product you’d like to test.  If you’re lucky, you’ll get a product sent to you for free. If not, you might be able to buy the product at a reduced price. Once you write a meaningful evaluation and review, Philips will let you keep the product to enjoy. Popular Philips products include electric toothbrushes, espresso machines and headphones.

  1. BzzAgent

To use BzzAgent, first things first: you’ll have to create a profile. Once the company determines you to be a fit for a campaign, they’ll reach out via email. You’ll be prompted to send an application and, hopefully, be chosen for the campaign.  Once that happens, expect to receive a sample in one to three weeks. Try the product, write a review and wait for your posting instructions to arrive. The reward here is the product itself and not any kind of monetary payment.

  1. Influenster

Like most product testing sites, Influenster wants to get to know you with an online survey before sending you free products. But they do offer something that’s a little bit different: a VoxBox, a box filled with product samples and goodies that you can use for free and review. This can include everything from beauty products and snacks to home improvement products and wellness products. (And sometimes, they’re even full-size.)  To ensure you get a VoxBox, download Influenster’s app and stay active, according to the site. This is once again a company that won’t pay you in money but will pay you in free items.

  1. Johnson & Johnson Friends and Neighbors

You’ve smelled Johnson & Johnson’s personal care items in the store aisle, so why not get paid to do it in your home?  The company has several avenues for product testing opportunities with their Friends and Neighbors program. You could be asked to test an item at home or at one of their facilities. There are also online surveys, online discussion groups, focus groups or consumer panels. You’ll be sent emails with study invitations.  The compensation isn’t disclosed, but J&J says you may receive an honorarium at the close of a study.

  1. MomSelect

Are you a mom with a social media following? MomSelect connects influencers with leading brands. You’ll be asked to post on your blog or social media, host MommyParties based around specific products, participate in conferences and research. The idea is to use your platform to talk about a product. According to their website, MomSelect has paid over $35 million to mom influencers through compensation, products, trips and experiences. Brands include Walt Disney World, Fisher-Price, Entenmann’s and HP.

  1. UserTesting

Let’s start with the good news: UserTesting will allow you to actually make money. But are you comfortable voicing your thoughts out loud? The site is unique on this list for requiring their product testers to have microphones.  Your UserTesting experience could happen in a variety of ways, including a one-on-one Zoom call with businesses. They may want to know what you love about the product and what could be improved. Possible products to test include websites, mobile apps, prototypes and real world experiences. Testers do get paid with USD through PayPal, but the range depends on what you’re doing. That will be reported to you before you start.

  1. Smiley360

Smiley360 is another product testing website for social butterflies. You’ll want to connect your social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to participate. Facebook and Twitter are required for most of the company’s missions.  Some of the missions will involve receiving Smiley kits. You’ll receive a kit with a free product or sample two to four weeks after it ships. Standard Smiley missions have a testing period of 10 weeks.  Smiley users earn points, but the points don’t lead to compensation. Smiley360 points are used to show how active members are. The more points you have, the more offers you get. You’ll also get points for completing surveys, which are used to tailor the products sent to you.

  1. L’Oreal

Who isn’t interested in free beauty products?  L’Oreal uses product testers for their skincare, hair care and cosmetics. L’Oreal is more than simply the brand name: it comprises brands like Urban Decay, Lancome and Garnier. If you want to test in person, New Jersey locals (as well as those in Ohio and Illinois) can participate in their testing center location, but they have in-home tests and online surveys available for others. You get to test the products and might even make some money off of it.

  1. thePinkPanel

Another great product testing job for fans of beauty and personal care products is thePinkPanel. It’s meant for women’s consumer testing, and members receive opportunities to test products via email and Facebook. Testing periods can be as short as one day or as long as eight weeks.  You’ll get to keep the product and you’ll receive $25 to $100 in gift cards or beauty products. Members can also apply to be part of focus groups, both online and in-person, and receive $100 for those opportunities.  The downside? Members are restricted to one beauty product test every six months. However, the online surveys are unlimited. You also have to apply to be accepted into tests.

  1. Social Nature

If you’re interested in natural products, you can be a product tester for Social Nature.  The product testing website features food products, baby supplies, pet supplies, household items and health and beauty items. You can select items that are vegetarian, non-GMO, dairy-free, fragrance-free and more.  When you fill out your profile, you’ll list any dietary requirements and where you shop. The company will match you with products they think you’ll like. If you accept, you can order a free sample online or a free product voucher to redeem at a store. Shipping fees could apply in the latter. Once the voucher arrives, you have two weeks to redeem it, try the product and share your honest review with the company.  The catch? You “apply to try.” You’re not guaranteed to be selected for the product testing jobs. Chosen participants are notified by email.

  1. Home Tester Club

Home Tester Club is an online community for product testers. You’ll see what items other members are reviewing and you can leave your own reviews on those products, even if you haven’t been sent them by Home Tester Club.  To test products, you’ll have to register as a tester rather than just a user of the site. Your demographic details will have to match up with the item you’re wanting to test—for example, if you want to test a baby product but you don’t have a baby, that could be a problem.  If you’re selected to participate, you’ll be sent an email within one to two weeks, and the product will be shipped to you within one to three weeks.  Members will receive points for leaving reviews, completing surveys, leaving comments, participating in home product tests and more. Points aren’t worth anything, but users with more points get more opportunities.

  1. National Consumer Panel

This last one isn’t primarily product testing, but it deserves a mention.  If you register with the National Consumer Panel, you’ll be given access to their app. You’ll use the app to scan the barcodes of your purchases. You’ll share the details of your purchase to receive points, then you can redeem those points for gift cards and merchandise.  You’ll also be given the chance to do surveys and participate in occasional studies.  Regular participation with the National Consumer Panel also automatically enters you in their sweepstakes that have prizes of gift cards, merchandise or cash.


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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