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Born on this day!! Singer-songwriter Gary “U.S.” Bonds is 83. Country singer Joe Stampley is 79. Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is 78. Actor Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger) is 75. Singer Dwight Twilley is 71. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 70. Actor-comedian Sandra Bernhard is 67. Actor Amanda Pays is 63. Record producer and musician Jimmy Jam (The Time) is 63. Comedian Colin Quinn is 63. Guitarist Steve Vai is 62. Singer-bassist Tom Araya of Slayer is 61. Actor Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter” films) is 59. Bassist Sean Ysealt (White Zombie) is 56. Actor Max Casella (“Analyze This,” ″Doogie Howser, M.D.”) is 55. Actor Paul Giamatti is 55. Singer Damion Hall of Guy is 54. Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer of Korn is 53. Country singer Lisa Brokop is 49. Singer Uncle Kracker is 48. Actor Sonya Walger (“Lost”) is 48. Actor Staci Keanan (“Step By Step,” ″My Two Dads”) is 47. Jazz singer Somi is 46. Actor Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (“Modern Family”) is 15.


1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.
1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.
1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.
1982 – Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
2001 – Vermont Republican Senator James Jeffords left the party to become an independent, handing control of the Senate back to the Democrats.
2002 – President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.

Today Is: Atheists Pride Day, D-Day, Drive-in Movie Day, Little League Day, National Eyewear Day, National Higher Education Day, National Thank God It’s Monday Day, Russian Language Day, YMCA Day, YoYo Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts   /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – America Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – Brave  /  10:00 – The Chase
FOX – 8:00 –  Don’t Forget The Lyrics  /  9:00 – Beat Shazam
CW – 8:00 –  Roswell, New Mexico  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler, Ben Falcone, Nimesh Patel
Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Joel Kim Booster
Seth Meyers: Kylie Minogue, Leila Mottley, Joe Russo
The Talk: Natalie Morales, Rita Moreno, Flo Rida
Live with Kelly and Ryan: James Patterson, the Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion
Ellen DeGeneres: Favorite moments from Season 19, Melissa McCarthy, Hannah Waddingham
Kelly Clarkson: Matt Iseman, the Chicks
Drew Barrymore: Chris Appleton, Brandice Daniels, Zanna & Young Emperors, Max Greenfield (R 9/27/22)

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

QUESTION: Ever get something FREE from Craigslist?? This woman got a free couch.. and MUCH MORE!! There was $36,000 in CASH hidden in the couch!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is it AGAINST THE RULES to PROPOSE at a DISNEY PARK?? It looks that way!! An employee runs up and snatches the ring away as a guy tries!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Ever struggle with NEGATIVE THOUGHTS?? This Tik Tok doctor says it’s just your brain’s way of TRYING TO PROTECT YOU!!! From what?? Read on!!


QUESTION: How much do NBA fans LOVE KOBE BRYANT?? His rookie Lakers Jersey, game-worn, just sold at auction for $2.7 MILLION!!! We still miss him!!!!!!
kobe bryant

QUESTION: How much do the Brits LOVE THEIR QUEEN?? They were waving to her HOLOGRAM in her golden carriage!! (She was on the balcony, getting drunk!!!!)
Gold carriage.

Mariah Carey Sued Over Iconic Christmas Song

Mariah Carey is facing a $60 million lawsuit for copyright infringement over the title for her Christmas hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”  Her hit, written and produced by Carey with co-defendant Walter Afanasieff, was released on her first Christmas album in 1994 and was the first holiday song to be certified Diamond by the RIAA for selling more than 10 million units.  She is being sued by Andy Stone, who co-wrote Vince Vance & the Valiants’ country song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” — which was released five years before Carey’s smash hit.  The two songs have little lyrical or musical similarities beyond the title, and the one by Vince Vance & the Valiants first peaked at No. 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 1994 — just months before the release of Carey’s hit.  Stone is suing Carey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana for $20 million in punitive damages, $20 million in profits derived for the use of the title, and $20 million for misappropriation and “unjust enrichment.”  He claims the title is “copyrightable subject matter” and that Carey “never sought or obtained permission” before giving her song the same name, according to a copy of the lawsuit.  Stone’s lawsuit claims that the title of Carey’s song has caused “confusion as to the association” between the two songs in violation of the Lanham Act.  His lawyers alleged in the lawsuit that a letter had been sent in December 2021 putting Carey “on notice” for the “creation of a derivative work” but that Stone “was unable to come to any agreement over the usage.”
**********Do we smell sour grapes??? Or is that the smell of a desperate money-sucker???
*********If he expects to beat her in court, he’d better grow some breasts!!!
*******We thought the country version was “All I Want for Christmas is Ewe!!!”

Michael B. Jordan Splits From Steve Harvey’s Daughter

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have reportedly called it quits.  “Michael and Lori are both completely heartbroken,” a source told People. “They still love each other.”  “Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term,” the source added. “He let down his guard with her, opening up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time. They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.”  They started dating in the fall of 2020 and went Instagram-official in January 2021. Over the course of their relationship, they shared several sweet moments and sexy snaps with fans, including snaps from several tropical getaways.  Still, the pair remained relatively low-key compared to other celebrity couples.  She was previously linked to Sean “Diddy” Combs and his son Justin, race car driver Lewis Hamilton, singer Trey Songz and rapper Future.
*********Damn! Girl gets around!!
******Sounds like she was making a romantic scrapbook of hot black guys!!
******Why do people always announce they’re breaking up by saying how much they love each other??

Elton John Says He’s In Good Health, Despite Reports

Elton John has responded to reports of him looking “frail” while in a wheelchair during a tour stop in Germany this week, ahead of his pre-recorded performance at Saturday night’s Queen’s Jubilee concert.  “I want to thank all my fans for reaching out to ask about my health, after the tabloids ran a silly story about my ‘looking frail’ in a wheelchair,” he shared via Instagram Thursday.  “The true story is that I’m in top health, loving my shows and playing and singing at my very best. I give 100% every night and never want to disappoint, especially after everyone has waited so long to get back to seeing shows. Your response to every show has been phenomenal and I’m loving every minute of it.”  He went on to explain exactly why he was snapped being wheeled through the airport, revealing that, “After another rousing 2.5 hour show, we arrived at Leipzig airport just before curfew, to find part of the airport had closed. It was an extremely long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly laid on a wheelchair so I could rest my hip after doing the show. That’s all folks.”
********It DID make a good picture, though!!!

The Queen Shares The Screen With Paddington Bear

Queen Elizabeth II took center stage at the star-studded “Platinum Party at the Palace” tribute concert outside Buckingham Palace Saturday night — and stole the show even though she wasn’t there.  She opened the show with a surprise pre-recorded video in which she shared high tea with another beloved British celebrity — Paddington Bear.  “The opportunity to invite a famous bear to tea was just too much fun to miss,” a palace spokesman told the Sunday Times of London.  Onlookers roared as the queen finally, after years of mystery, revealed the purpose of her ever-present leather handbag: it’s where she hides her secret stash of marmalade sandwiches.  The skit ended with them tapping their teacups to the Queen classic “We Will Rock You” – a rhythm that segued seamlessly into a live performance by the band.  Diana Ross, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, LinManuel Miranda, Rod Stewart and Andrea Bocelli, among other bold-face names, performed in a two-and-a-half-hour musical extravaganza to honor the monarch’s 70 unprecedented years on the throne.
*****We saw her acting… Meryl Streep has nothing to worry about!!
********The bands did the show for free.. and later, they were all given castles as a “thank you!!”
*****And it’s now “SIR Paddington Bear!!”

Harry and Meghan Celebrate Lilibet’s Birthday

Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday in Windsor with a ‘relaxed’ birthday party —with royal second cousins invited to the festivities.  They held an informal garden party at Frogmore Cottage, on the royal estate, with a birthday cake, balloons, party games and picnic snacks.  Her party was open to Zara and Mike Tindall’s three children, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, as well as Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.  ‘It was a lovely do and had everything you’d expect from a child’s birthday party,’ a source told The Sun. ‘The idea was for it to be very relaxed and casual, with people free to pop in and out as they wished.’  They said that it was a ‘nice opportunity’ for some of the royal children to meet little Lilibet, with this trip being her first time in the UK.
*********They should remember her face… she’ll be Queen someday!! Then? Payback!!!
*****Being a true royal, she had someone else blow out the candles for her!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I was talking to [my] Google Home and I was like, ‘I’m gonna unplug you’ and she frickin’ answered and said, ‘That’s OK.  I understand, we all need to unplug sometimes.’  I was like, ‘Oh, I’m so uncomfortable right now.’”-Lana Condor, on sometimes being “terrified “ by technology.

“Sicily is such a culturally rich place.  I mean, there’s a literal volcano that has erupted since we’ve been here.”-Aubrey Plaza, on filming season 2 of The White Lotus in Italy.

“Other people had Elmo or Little Mermaid balloons.  I thought by mom could just go to Party City and buy Barbra Streisand balloons.”-Beanie Feldstein, on her Funny Girl themed 3rd birthday bash.



Trombone Scares Off Bear

A British Columbia music teacher who saw a bear lurking outside the school where he works managed to drive the animal away by playing the trombone.  Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, said he was alerted to the presence of a bear sniffing around the wooden structure that houses the trash cans outside the school.  Clausen said another teacher attempted to scare the bear away by banging on a door.  “I thought: ‘Well I can do better than that,’ and reached for my trombone and went out,” he told Pique News.  A video recorded by a student shows the bear become startled by Clausen’s playing and hurriedly leave the area.  “He had a lot of attention in my direction and was figuring out what to do, and decided discretion was the better part of valor,” he told Chek News. “I’m trying not to take it personally.”  See the video HERE.
*********That’s nothing!! Start playing a banjo and they REALLY panic!!
*******This is why bears won’t allow their kids to have trombones!!
******True: Loud noises can scare animals away. The sound of Joy Behar also does the trick!!

Uber’s Most Common Lost and Found Items

Uber released its sixth annual “Lost and Found Index,” revealing some of the most common — and most unusual — items left behind in drivers’ vehicles.  The Lost and Found Index, released Friday, revealed the most common items left behind in Uber vehicles during the past year were phones/cameras, wallets, keys, backpacks/purses, headphones/speakers, glasses, clothing, vaping devices, jewelry and IDs.  Some of the most “unique” items reported lost by passengers included tater tots, a fingernail, “my grandma’s teeth,” 500 grams of caviar, a pizza costume, “a [expletive] painting of a moose,” a Billie Eilish ukulele, an employee of the month plaque, a Bernie Sanders fanny pack, a crochet strawberry, a bucket of slime, a brown tortoise and a “ball gag and stethoscope.” Uber said more than 40 riders lost their CPAP machines, more than 30 reported lost retainers and five people reported lost dentures.  The “most forgetful” cities on the list were Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Houston; Indianapolis; Dallas; Kansas City, Kan.; Atlanta; Tampa, Fla. Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix.
********The person who left the pizza costume and the moose painting must have been headed for a hell of a party!!
TOPIC: What’s the weirdest item YOU’VE ever left behind???

Bees Are Fish In California

A ruling by a California appeals court had the unusual effect of classifying bees as fish under the state’s endangered species law.  The case began in 2019, when the California Fish and Game Commission classified bumblebees as endangered, and agricultural groups successfully appealed to the Sacramento County Superior Court the following year to have the insects removed.  The groups had argued that the bees could not be listed as endangered under the umbrella of invertebrates, because California’s endangered species law from the 1970s explicitly defines invertebrates — animals without backbones — as “fish.”  The 3rd district California Court of Appeals in Sacramento has now overturned the earlier decision, returning bees to the state’s endangered list. The court ruled that other non-aquatic invertebrates, such as snails, were already listed as endangered under the category of fish.  “Accordingly, a terrestrial invertebrate, like each of the four bumble bee species, may be listed as an endangered or threatened species under the Act,” Associate Justice Ronald Robie wrote in the decision.
*******Californians don’t know what a bee IS!! Hell, they don’t even know what a woman is!!
*****Virtual reality is great.. but actual reality is nice, too!!

Cocaine Found Stuffed In Wheelchair

Federal authorities say a man has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, after he was stopped in the city’s airport with more than 23 pounds of cocaine concealed in the seat cushions of a motorized wheelchair.  Officers encountered the traveler as he was arriving at Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the Dominican Republic this week, according to a Friday news release. “His answers didn’t match up. His physical purported handicap did not match up. That was a tell-tale sign that there was something suspicious,” Mike Prado, a Homeland Security Investigations deputy special agent, told WSOC-TV.  The four packages containing cocaine were discovered within the seat cushions and had an estimated street value of $378,000, according to the news release. The 22-year-old man was charged with trafficking in cocaine.
*********He had a plan… it just wasn’t a very good one!!!
******Another clue: the wheelchair was sweating and shaking!!
*****And it was going 50 mph!!!







8 Tips to Build an Emergency Kit on a Budget

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Decide What You Need in Your Emergency Kit

The Red Cross suggests keeping bare essentials like water, non-perishable food, extra batteries, clothes, blankets, flashlights and medicine on hand to prepare for a natural disaster.

If you live in an apartment, fallen trees or limbs won’t be your responsibility to clean up. But if you’re a homeowner, you could have major yard work on your hands after a storm. Think about what tools and supplies you may need — or what you could borrow.

Check with neighbors to see what equipment they have, then pool together for the cleanup. You may already have a lot of the tools — chainsaws, clippers, shovels, etc. — you need for post-disaster cleanup.

Figure out what your emergency kit needs and prioritize those items. Your list will have to take into consideration family members, who may range from very young to very old. Think about toys to distract the little ones, for instance, and make sure you know your elder family members’ medication needs.

But don’t get carried away — you’ll probably just need food for a week or so, not a fully-stocked shelter on a desert island.

  1. Prep for Free

Some of your preparation won’t cost you a dime. It’s all about gathering stuff you already have, like cell phone chargers, maps and emergency cash. Just make sure all these items are in an easy-to-reach place, since you’ll need to grab them quickly rather than scrambling to find them if you suddenly need to evacuate.

Instead of buying it by the flat, consider bottling your own water. Use bleach-purified, leftover two-liter bottles and municipal water treated with water purification tablets. Just don’t use milk or juice cartons, which can harbor bacteria. Date your bottles and replace them every six months.

If you’ll need water for hygienic purposes, clean your bathtub, then fill it with cold water. It won’t be potable, but you can use it to flush toilets and keep yourself clean. Filling the tub is only a tactic for those who will be staying in their homes and will not be required to evacuate.

The CDC recommends storing at least 1 gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. You should aim for at least a two-week supply (and more, if you have the space to store it).

  1. Store Enough Non-Perishable Food

Along with water, you’ll need to make sure you have enough food to last your household several days.

The federal government’s disaster prep website,, recommends stocking up on non-perishable food items like dry cereal, canned goods, granola bars, peanut butter, dried fruit and nuts, canned juice and non-perishable pasteurized milk (plus the necessary comfort foods, in case you needed more reasons to stock up your favorite cookies). These are all items you can keep an eye on for sales when doing your regular grocery shopping. Stock up using BOGO or money-off deals or look for these items at discount grocery stores.

You’ll also need to consider any special food requirements in your household. If you have a baby, stock up on jars of puree and cans of formula. Keep your family’s tastes in mind as well; don’t buy 10 cans of tuna if no one in your household likes fish.

As a storm is approaching and if it’s safe for one last swing through the grocery store, buy a bag of apples or oranges. It’s nice to have something fresh to eat, and those fruits tend to keep for a while.

  1. Create a First-Aid Kit

Make sure you have the essentials to treat any wounds or other injuries that occur during the emergency. Whether you wait out a blizzard at home or evacuate your house to avoid a wildfire, you need to have a first aid kit stocked with bandages, gauze, tweezers, antiseptic cream and painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

While you can buy a ready-made first-aid kit, it’s often cheaper to buy the individual items separately and build your own first-aid kit. Look for cheaper bandages at the dollar store and keep an eye out for sales on first-aid kit essentials at Walgreens or CVS.

The best first-aid kits are tailored to what you need, so if you tend to break out in hives under stress, make sure you have an antihistamine in your emergency kit to help treat your symptoms when they occur.

Keep a large first-aid kit at home and a smaller one in your car in case you need to evacuate. The one in your car can come in handy during everyday adventures as well as when you’re evacuating during a natural disaster.

  1. Collect Cost-Effective Items

When you have to buy items, use coupons and smart hacks to your advantage: Use cash back sites to earn rebates and watch for deals at stores like CVS, Walmart or your local dollar store.

When you pick up extra batteries, hydrogen peroxide, bleach and bandages, make sure to buy generic — they’ll work just as well as the brand name stuff. Check out the dollar store for these items, and while you’re there, pick up some emergency entertainment: crayons and coloring books for the kids and a pack of cards or two for adults.

You can save further by buying in bulk, so long as you do so smartly. Emergency rations of paper towels, toilet paper, canned goods, personal hygiene items, batteries and bottled water are a perfect opportunity to take advantage of those savings. If you’re buying bulk items that might expire or you know you’ll never use all of, consider asking a neighbor or friend to split the purchase.

Finally, consider battery-free emergency additions, like wind-up flashlights and weather radios. If you’re going to be without electricity, you’ll definitely want a handheld cell phone charger, which you can keep charged and prepared beforehand.

  1. Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to save money on disaster preparedness is to play the long game: Look for sales in your day-to-day life and stock up, way before a storm starts brewing. Cans of tuna on BOGO? Put your “get-ones” into your stash. Canned vegetables on clearance? Buy a bunch to keep on hand for an emergency.

Oh, and don’t forget the Fix-a-Flat tire repair aerosol that can temporarily patch a flat tire. This comes in handy if you have to evacuate via a rough road and run over something that punctures a tire. You can find this product at your local grocery store, Walmart or Target.

The more you avoid a last-minute disaster-prep rush, the better: Vendors can be prone to price gouging even though there are laws in place in some states that prohibits jacking up prices just before and after a disaster. Planning ahead helps ensure you have what you need to make it through the emergency without having to drop a bunch of money on water or fight someone for the last pack of TP.

In case you do need a last-minute item, include “disaster prep” in your savings budget. Set aside $20 a month or so, and consider it part of your emergency fund — because that’s exactly what it is.

  1. Gather Important Documents

One important part of any emergency kit that not many people may consider involves personal documents. If you store things like your birth certificate, social security card and car title in a heavy safe in your basement, chances are you won’t think to haul it out of the house with you if you’re being pounded by a hurricane or your home is on fire.

And, in an emergency, you never know when you will need these items — particularly if you get displaced.

Instead, store original copies of your important personal documents away from your house (like in a safety deposit box at your bank) and make backups that you can keep with you in a folder, on a flash drive or saved in the cloud.

Which Documents to Copy

Make sure you keep copies of anything you might need if you’re evacuated from your home during an emergency. Here’s a list of everything you might need a copy of:

  • Birth, marriage, adoption and death certificates.
  • Medical records such as your health insurance card, prescription information and contact info for your health providers.
  • Passport, social security card and driver’s license.
  • Home and car title, mortgage papers, etc.
  • Any personal mementos like photos and letters.

Where to Keep the Copies

It’s a good idea to scan each of these documents and keep them somewhere safe. There are several places you can choose to store your records digitally (and safely), including the following.

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • IDrive

Many of these options offer a certain amount of storage for free, but you can pay for more space if you need it. Make sure you have a secure password for wherever you store your important documents. Cloud technology has come a long way since its inception but can still be vulnerable to hackers, so you want to make it as hard as possible for anyone but you to access your account.

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Don’t put off digitizing old photos. Do it little by little and you’ll be ready when disaster strikes. Check out our tips for digitizing photos affordably.

  1. Important Phone Numbers

If your cell phone died and you had no power to charge it, would you remember your significant other’s phone number? What about needing to call an official government organization to help with emergency management?

Keep a small notebook in your emergency kit with emergency contact information written down, as well as the official website address for FEMA or your local municipality so you can look up disaster-relief information.

Even if you live somewhere that’s sheltered from most natural disasters, you never know when the unexpected can happen. That’s why it’s vital to have a well-stocked emergency kit on hand to help you through a disaster or unexpected hardship, even if you don’t think you’ll need it.

After all, it’s better to be over-prepared and not use your kit than lose power in a freak snowstorm and have nothing to help you ride it out.


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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