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Born on this day!! Disney composer Richard Sherman is 95. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 82. Singer Roy Harper is 82. Actor Roger Aaron Brown (“The District”) is 74. Actor Sonia Manzano (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 73. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 72. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 71. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 70. Actor Timothy Busfield is 66. Singer Meredith Brooks is 65. Actor Jenilee Harrison (“Dallas,” ″Three’s Company”) is 65. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 64. Actor John Enos (“Days of Our Lives,” ″Young and the Restless”) is 61. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 61. Actor Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) is 61. Actor Eamonn Walker (“Chicago Fire,” ″Cadillac Records”) is 61. Bassist Bardi Martin (Candlebox) is 54. Actor Rick Hoffman (“Suits”) is 53. Actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell (“Roadies,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 51. Actor Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) is 49. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 46. Actor Timothy Simons (“Veep”) is 45. Actor Wil Horneff (“The Yearling”) is 44. Singer Robyn is 44. Singer-guitarist John Gourley of Portugal. The Man is 42. Actor Dave Franco (“Fright Night,” “Neighbors”) is 38. Country singer Chris Young is 38. Actor Luke Youngblood (“Galavant”) is 37.


1509 – King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1770 – Capt. James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.
1919 – Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown.
1963 – Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama following Gov. George Wallace’s famous “stand in the schoolhouse door.”
1977 – Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown.
2001 – Timothy McVeigh, the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, was executed.

Today Is: Crowded Nest Awareness Day, International Cachaca Day, International Falafel Day, Little League Day (First Game), Loving Day, Mechanics Day, National Jerky Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day, World Day Against Child Labor

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS: Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior  /  9:00 – The Wall  10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – NBA Finals
FOX – 8:00 – Stars On Mars /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 – The Rising / 9:00 – Barons

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Miles Teller, Idina Menzel, Babyface featuring Baby Tate (R 9/28/22)
Stephen Colbert: Sandra Bullock, Hannah Gadsby, Buffalo Nichols (R 3/29/22)
Seth Meyers: Michael Shannon, Danielle Brooks (R 1/3/23)
James Corden: Seth Meyers, a performance by the cast of “SIX the Musical” (R 4/17/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Mads Herrera, Chase Lemacks
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Eva Longoria
The Talk: Justin Baldoni (R 11/10/22)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Tom Holland, Troye Sivan, Mikey Day
Kelly Clarkson: Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera
Drew Barrymore: Stacey Abrams, José Andrés (R 1/9/23)

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

QUESTION: Heading for a NATIONAL PARK this summer?? Then you’ll want to see this list of the parks with the most DEATHS and MISSING PERSONS!!!


QUESTION: How was YOUR bachelor party?? This guy went to IBIZA with his mates.. and wound up riding home in the OVERHEAD BIN on the airplane!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Will YOU boycott?? MARLON WAYANS calls for a boycott of United Airlines after they kick him off a flight!! “Treating Black Royalty like that??”


QUESTION: Was that stunt a BAD IDEA?? Conor McGregor punches the Miami Heat mascot in a planned stunt.. AND SENDS HIM TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!!
oonor mcgregor miami heat

QUESTION: Was this the best shopping surprise! Shoppers at an LA mall got an impromptu concert by KELLY CLARKSON!!! And she sounded.. REALLY GOOD!!
Kelly Clarkson surprised several LA residents at the Platform shopping center Thursday with an impromptu concert.

Marlon Wayans Cited For Disturbing The Peace At The Denver Airport

*******They TRIED TO MAKE HIM GATE-CHECK HIS BAG!! Oh, no!! He just pushed past them and tried to get on the plane!!
*****United booted him off the flight and the cops cited and released him!!
******Marlon actually had a FIRST CLASS TICKET!! He wound up on American.
****He wound up missing one of his shows that night in Kansas City. CNN covered the story, hoping for a racial angle, but Marlon didn’t play it that way.
UPDATE: He had already complied with United’s request to consolidate his possessions into one bag. Come one, people!!

Britney Spears’ Family Fears She Is On Meth

********At least she’s alive!! We’re worried about her!!
*******All of those “Free Britney” people should be locked up!!
UPDATE: Her lawyer calls this story “false and defamatory!!” So don’t repeat it!! Unless you must!! STORY HERE!!

Taylor Swift Stalker Arrested In Indiana

*****Have you seen her fans??? She has like, a MILLION stalkers!!
********This guy did go over the line when he said he’d “wear a bomb” of he’s not allowed to be with his soul mate!!
*****She did get a temporary restraining order, but those don’t work very well against crazy people!!

Heat Wave In England Causes Three British Soldiers To Faint During Royal Ceremony

**********It was a REHEARSAL for the annual Trooping of the Colours!! Prince William was there to inspect the troops!
*****It was 85 degrees +! They were all bundled up in woolen uniforms…
********They obviously need some air conditioners in their bearskin hats!!!
****This is why they don’t wear these unis when they fight in the desert!!
****Meanwhile, Harry is eating Bon Bons in Santa Barbara!!

Odd Couple: Kelis Responds To Rumors About Dating Bill Murray

*******She said, “Oh, is that BILL MURRAY?? I thought he was just a really hot old white guy!!”
*******At least she’s older than his oldest child!! (She’s 43, Homer is 41)
*******Kelis and Murray both responded to questions with a lot of psychobabble about “working on myself,” so we won’t bore you with that!!

Lady Gaga Wants Dismissal Of Dog Theft Lawsuit Brought By Woman Who Stole Her Dogs!

*********Gaga offered a reward of $500,000, “no questions asked” for the return of her dogs!
****The woman, Jennifer McBride, showed up at a police station with the dogs, saying she just “found them in the street!!”
******After an investigation, the cops found that she was part of the gang who stole the dogs! She pled no contest and got two years probation.
******Now she’s suing for the $500K!! But it’s illegal to profit from a crime, so she’s probably gonna have to pound sand!!



Romance Report Card-(Life& Style)



Swinging from the chandelier!  The singer-songwriter tied the knot with boyfriend Dan Bernad at the Villa Olivetta in Portofino, Italy, on May 8.



Jeff Bezos-

Rumor’s are swirling that the Amazon founder proposed to girlfriend Lauren Sanchez after the former TV host was spotted on May 21 wearing a diamond ring on that finger in France.



Emma Watson-

No longer under his spell!  The Harry Potter star has reportedly split from her boyfriend of one year, Brandon Green, son of British billionaire Philip Green.




Which famous person inspired you in your career??
What is the grossest thing your child has ever done?
How many years age difference is TOO MUCH in a couple??



California Family Finds Old Bank Bags With Over One Million Pennies!

***********The pennies contain copper, which means they were minted before 1980!! Which means they could be verrry valuable!!
****That million pennies could be worth a Brazilian dollars!! (Brazilian is the next number after a trillion!!)
*****Quick: what is the face value of a million pennies.. in dollars??
*****They’ve been offered $26,000.. but they’re not taking it!!

“Troll” House In Los Angeles In The Middle Of A Bridge For Sale For $250,000

***********It’s a weird property: one bedroom, one bath, and it’s built over the arch of a bridge.
******There’s a lot of interest because it’s “cool,” but most of all, it’s because you can’t buy a CARPORT for $250,000 in L.A.!!
The exterior of an LA apartment home for sale for $250,000. The Alhambra home is under a bridge.

Kentucky Cops Arrest Turtle For “Loitering” In Bank Parking Lot!

See the photo HERE.
*****Turtle?” Isn’t that what they call Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell?? Now, HE oughta be arrested!!
********The TV news interviewed the turtle and asked him what went down!! He said, “I don’t know! It all happened so fast!!”

Hogs Take Over Highway In Minnesota After Truck Overturns

*****What a bunch of hams!!
****They were in Hog Heaven!!
*****When the cops showed up, the hogs said, “Here comes the pigs!!”










6 Ways You Can Make Money as a Test Subject


  1. Sign Up for Medical Tests and Trials

If you don’t mind being poked and prodded, this may be a great gig for you.  Be prepared to fill out lots of paperwork on your medical history and, in many cases, show proof to support what you’ve listed. This may include providing copies of your charts or having a physical or other tests done to determine if you qualify.  Since criteria vary from test to test, your participation in one research study doesn’t guarantee you a slot in another study — in fact, it may even disqualify you!  The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has nearly 3,500 volunteers participate in its studies each year, says it “compensates study participants for their time and, in some instances, for the inconvenience of a procedure.” Time is compensated at a standard rate, while inconvenience rates vary.  The NIH suggests that people interested in volunteering consider the risks and possible side effects of a study before taking part.

  1. Participate in Psychological Research Studies

Looking for something less invasive? Consider participating in a psychological research study, for which you can be paid per hour in cash or gift cards. Rates can vary from $10 to $50 an hour to a flat rate for participation.  It’s not as scary as you might think. Many studies look for insights into human thought and behavior, including memory, decision making, learning and perception.  It’s no surprise that the best place to find opportunities like this is at a large university. For example, Harvard and the University of Maryland boast outstanding psychology research programs.  Don’t live near those schools? No worries. Some universities, like Stanford, allow online participation.  Make sure to read the fine print before signing up. While many research studies pay via bank check, PayPal or gift cards, some simply enter you in a draw where you could potentially win money. Also, many universities offer class credit for participation, so you must select your “payment” carefully if you are looking to earn cash.

  1. Get Paid to Eat as a Food Taster

Put your taste buds to the test and earn money as a food taster.  There are basically two types of taste testing positions: those that are full-time jobs and those that are essentially consumer surveys.  The full-time kind of gig can be a great way to make a living, but those jobs are super hard to get. The consumer surveys are more within most people’s reach, and they’re a fun way to pick up a little extra income.  For example, Contract Testing Inc. is one of the big daddies of the taste testing industry, and it tests a wide variety of products for lots of manufacturers. To get started, you register with CTI and create a profile.

  1. Share Your Thoughts Through Market Research

You know what they say about opinions, don’t you? Well, since “everybody’s got one,” why not start getting paid for yours?  Since companies run off the basic principles of supply and demand, they want to hear from people like you to see what the market is demanding, so they can supply it.  How does it work? Participants in focus groups earn money for giving their honest feedback, often in the form of a survey or group discussion.  Participation in these focus groups is based largely on your demographics. When you sign up for a research group’s database, you’ll answer a number of questions to determine which studies you qualify for.

  1. Get Your Kids Involved as Toy Testers

If you’re toying around with the idea of market research, why not get your kids in on the action?  If you live near El Segundo, California, the Mattel Imagination Center is a great option for kids (typically ages 3-13) to test out toys in exchange for a toy and/or a gift card. (Parents will also receive a gift card.)  Hasbro has a toy-testing program through its FunLab in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, which does in-person and online testing.  The best way to get your family involved in one of these opportunities is by following the toy company’s social media feeds. As you might imagine, people don’t “play around” when it comes to toy testing; the competition can be tough. Often, the companies hold contests and select new testers from the pool of entrants.

  1. Get Paid for Jury Duty as Part of a Mock Trial

Another way your opinion can earn you some extra money is by being a surrogate juror. If you meet the requirements for regular jury duty, attorneys in your county or federal district may pay you to review a case and give feedback.  Check out opportunities to participate in mock trials in person through companies such as Sign Up Direct or online through sites like Online Verdict.  And the best news? According to Penny Hoarder contributor Steve Gillman, who made $150 by spending a day participating in a mock trial, they tend to pay you (and feed you) better than actual jury duty. How much better? Depending on how complicated the case is, you can expect to make $20 to $60 per hour.


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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