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Born on this day!! Actor Julian Glover is 88. Actor Jerry Lacy is 87. Actor-director Austin Pendleton is 83. Actor Michael York is 81. Keyboardist Tony Banks of Genesis is 73. Keyboardist Andrew Farriss is 64. Jazz musician Dave Koz is 60. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 60. Bassist Johnny April of Staind is 58. Actor Talisa Soto is 56. Actor Ben Koldyke (“Masters of Sex,” ″How I Met Your Mother”) is 55. Actor Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”) is 54. Drummer Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is 53. Actor Elizabeth Mitchell (“V,” ″Lost”) is 53. Actor Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) is 52. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 48. Jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller is 47. Actor Emily Ann Lloyd is 39. Actor Brenda Song (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) is 35. Singer Kimbra is 33. Actor Taylor Atelian (“According to Jim”) is 28. Singer Halle Bailey of Chloe X Halle is 23.


1884 – The first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York.
1794 – Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy.
1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill which later became the 14th amendment.
1917 – The Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
1958 – Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of the Communist Party.
1964 – A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit 80 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, killing 117 and producing a 50-foot tsunami that traveled over 8,000 miles.
1977 – Pan American and KLM Boeing 747s collided on a runway in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. The 542 people killed is the highest ever for an aviation disaster.
2001  A federal judge ruled that the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy was invalid, a ruling that later would be reversed in an appeal.

Today Is: Celebrate Exchange Day, International Medical Science Liason Day, International Whisk(e)y Day, National Scribble Day, Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day, Viagra Day, World Theatre Day   

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young and the Restless Anniversary Special / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 10:00 – Quantum Leap
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor
FOX – 8:00 – iHeart Music Awards
CW – 8:00 – All American / 9:00 – All American Homecoming

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Pine, Dave Burd, The War and Treaty
Jimmy Fallon: Nathan Lane, Dove Cameron, Lil Uzi Vert
Stephen Colbert: Hugh Grant, Sean Hayes
Seth Meyers: Jeff Goldblum, Toni Collette, Fred Armisen, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
James Corden: Lil Nas X, Julie Bowen, Zach Braff, Morvin Splaversby
Watch What Happens Live: Ce-Lee-Brate Good Times!
Daily Show: Guest host John Leguizamo
The View: Justina Miles
The Talk: Zach Braff, guest co-hosts Lisa Rinna & Morris Chestnut
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Dennis Quaid, Lauren Ambrose, guest co-host Lionel Richie
Kelly Clarkson: Jeff Goldblum, Chase Stokes, Megan Piphus
Tamron Hall: Glynn Turman, Samara Joy
Drew Barrymore: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Peyton List
Jennifer Hudson: Jesse Palmer, Tati Gabrielle, Major

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

QUESTION: How do you TURN THE TABLES on home squatters?? You do what this handyman did.. he SQUATTED ON THEIR SQUAT! He moved into the house himself.. and THEY LEFT!!!!


QUESTION: Ever think of having PASTA FOR BREAKFAST?? You will after you see Stanley Tucci’s recipe.. it not only SOUNDS DELICIOUS, it IS delicious!!! (Social media: “I almost CRIED!!”)


QUESTION: Is it POSSIBLE that AI will pose a THREAT TO HUMANITY?? The man who’s called “The Godfather of AI” says “It’s not inconceivable!!” Uh.. is that supposed to make us feel better??


QUESTION: Do YOU have what it takes to train like a CELEB?? J Lo reveals she gets up at 4:45 to get her sweat on.. and she’s not alone!! Check out these HOLLYWOOD WORKOUTS!!!!!!!!
No snoozing: Dwayne previously uploaded a screenshot of his 4am phone alarm going-off saying he 'never taps' (picture from 2014)

QUESTION: Ever want to look up and see URANUS? Tonight’s your chance as FIVE PLANETS will be visible: Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Mercury and Mars!!!! (Take a picture.. it’ll last longer!!!!!)

Kanye Changes His Mind About Jewish People

Kanye West, wrote in an Instagram post that “watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like Jewish people again.”  He appeared to acknowledge his previous antisemitic comments that sparked controversy and led to him being temporarily removed from social media and losing multiple business deals.  The rapper returned to Instagram to share an image of the 2012 film’s poster and said watching it caused him to have a change of heart.  “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people,” he added. “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew.”  He ended the message with: “Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.”
*****Maybe Jonah called him and gave him a talking to!!!
*****Kanye also got circumcised over the weekend!!
*******Is this what Moses had in mind???
****We changed our mind about Jonah when we saw “Moneyball!!”

Adele Extending Residency

Adele announced during what was supposed to be her final ‘Weekends With Adele’ shows that her Las Vegas residency is being extended. The singer has been performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace since November, but confirmed on stage that she’d be coming back to Vegas for more shows later in the year.  “Playing to 4,000 people for 34 nights is not enough and I know that, I know it’s not enough,” she said. “So I am coming back.”  Adele then said she’d be resuming the residency for a few weeks in June, before returning in August for a run of shows that will take her to the end of the autumn.  In addition, she also said that a concert film will be released of ‘Weekends With Adele’, which is set to be recorded at one of her upcoming shows.  The residency was initially meant to take place from January-April 2022 but was postponed due to Adele’s team being “absolutely destroyed” by delivery delays and an outbreak of COVID-19 among the crew.
*******Bottom line: she now has a gambling problem!!!

Afroman Sued By Ohio Cops

Rapper Afroman is being sued by several Ohio law enforcement officials after he put footage of their 2022 raid on his house in music videos about the incident.  The rapper, who is best known for his 2002 jam “Because I Got High,” made a whole album about the August 2022 raid in which police broke down his door based on a search warrant for drug trafficking and kidnapping. No evidence supporting those allegations was found and no charges were filed.  The musician, whose given name is Joseph Edgar Foreman, wrote about the raid in several of his songs, including “Lemon Pound Cake,” which opens with they lyrics, “The Adams County sheriff kicked down my door, then I heard the glass break. They found no kidnapping victims, just some lemon pound cake.”  In the surveillance footage included in the video, police are shown kicking in the door and walking past the titular cake on the kitchen counter. Afroman told NPR that the cops also broke his video surveillance system and stole $400 from him.  Four deputies, two sergeants and one detective from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office are now suing him, his label and a Texas-based music distribution company for invasion of privacy.  In the complaint filed last week, they said they have received death threats, and also suffered “humiliation, ridicule, mental distress, embarrassment and loss of reputation.” Unless the music videos and social media posts are taken down, “Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable injury to their reputations, their mental health, and their legally protected rights,” the complaint read.  They are also seeking all proceeds of the songs and videos, as well as his merchandise, including sales of the malt liquor made by his 4204 Main Street Brewing Company.  See the video HERE.. done to “Under the Boardwalk”.
********Yeah, that cop looks like he’s had a few lemon pound cakes!!!
*****All the kidnap victims were over at R. Kelly’s crib!!
*****He was gonna get hte cops to sign a release, but then he got high!!

Gwyneth Paltrow Trial Update

Gwyneth Paltrow insisted Friday on the witness stand that a ski collision at an upscale Utah ski resort in 2016 wasn’t her fault, claiming the man suing her smashed into her from behind with his two skis.  She testified that the crash shocked her — and at first, she worried that she was being violated.  “There was a body pressing against me and a very strange grunting noise,” she said.  “My brain was trying to make sense of what was happening,” the actor-turned-lifestyle influencer added, clarifying on the stand that the collision was not a sexual violation.  Paltrow and Terry Sanderson, the retired optometrist who is suing her, are both expected to answer questions about the crash while their attorneys jostle to convince the 8-member jury which skier was positioned downhill and who had the right of way.  Throughout her testimony, she has calmly and repeatedly said that Sanderson, who sat several feet away in court, crashed into her. To draw attention to her wealth and privilege, Sanderson’s lawyers have probed Paltrow about the price of ski instructors at Deer Valley Resort — and her decision to leave the mountain to get a massage the day of the crash that broke four of Sanderson’s ribs and left him concussed.
********Let’s see… he got injured and she didn’t. So… WHO ran into WHO??
*****Did his lawyer ask her, “Is this the first time someone ran into you from behind??”
******How does she explain the ozone coming out of her butt??? Asking for a friend…

Reese Witherspoon Announces Divorce

Reese Witherspoon has announced she is divorcing Jim Toth, her husband of 11 years. “We have some personal news to share… It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the former couple said in a statement on Instagram Friday.  “We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together,” they added.  “Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”  The post got nearly 500,000 “likes” in its first two hours online. They are the parents of a 10-year-old son named Tennessee.  She  was previously married to actor Ryan Phillippe, the father of her daughter Ava, 23, and son Deacon, 19.
********They have so much love for each other that it’s impossible for them to live together anymore!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Brady Bunch Comedy Ban!-(National Enquirer)

Tom Brady’s upcoming roast on Netflix has hit a snag-the recently retired 45-year-old NFL legend is drawing a line in the sand, forbidding any jokes about ex-wife Gisele Bunchen or their children!  “Tom is fine being the butt of jokes.  Say whatever you want about him-but not his family!” spills an insider.  “It’s the one rule that’s nonnegotiable.”  But Gisele, 42, might get the last laugh!  A TV insider confides there’s talk she might put in a surprise appearance:  “She’s funny, and she’s the one person who can say whatever she wants!”



News Anchor Loses Job After Quoting Snoop Dogg

A Mississippi morning news anchor appears to be out of a job after saying a popular Snoop Dogg phrase on air earlier this month.  Barbie Bassett has not returned to the anchor desk at NBC affiliate WLBT since the March 8 broadcast and is no longer listed as a member of the news team on the station’s website, the Clarion Ledger reports.  The gaffe was made during a discussion about Snoop Dogg’s latest addition to his Cali wine line.  Bassett said, “Fo shizzle, my nizzle,” when the idea of a Snoop collaboration with a newsroom journalist was raised.  “Nizzle” is slang for the N-word. Bassett, who is white, also tweeted the phrase in 2011.  She apologized in October 2022 after referencing a black reporter’s “grandmammy” on air.  Her latest slip-up drew the attention of Charlamagne tha God, who defended her this week on the radio.  “I don’t think she should have been fired for that,” he said on “The Breakfast Club.”  “She might not even know what ‘nizzle’ means, yo. Come on, like stop. That’s not a reason to fire that woman.”  Some social media users have come to Bassett’s defense, while others say it’s not appropriate for a white woman to say that phrase.
*********In her defense, it’s hard to keep up with every new variation on slang words!!
TOPIC: Should she have been fired??? (Remember Bill Mahr using the “N word??” He’s still got HIS job!!

Owl Sets Off Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Animal rescuers in Ohio said a reported carbon monoxide leak at a family’s home turned out to have an unusual cause — an owl stuck in the chimney.  Cincinnati Animal Care said in a Twitter post that a family was evacuated from their home when high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the house.  Officials searching for the cause of the carbon monoxide discovered the family’s chimney was blocked by an owl that had become stuck.  Hamilton County Dog Wardens were summoned to the scene and were able to extract the bird from the chimney.  The owl was not injured and was released at the scene.
********He should have been booked in “bird jail!!!”

Zebra On The Run

A zoo in South Korea’s capital confirmed a zebra escaped from the facility Thursday and spent about 3 hours wandering the streets of the city.  The Seoul Children’s Grand Park zoo said the zebra escaped just before 3 p.m. local time Thursday and wandered to a nearby residential neighborhood.  Surprised locals posted photos and videos of the wandering equine to social media.  Zoo officials and firefighters pursued the zebra for about 3 hours before they were able to corner the animal and administer a tranquilizer.  The zebra was safely returned to the zoo just after 6 p.m., officials said.
*****There seems to be a worldwide revolt on the part of zebras!!! Have they changed their stripes??
*******They all look like convict horses!!!

Pizza Attack

A Florida man was arrested Friday after he allegedly slapped a woman in the face with a slice of pizza during an argument, authorities said.  Deputies responded to a residence after receiving a 911 hangup call for a possible domestic disturbance, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in an arrest affidavit.  Deputies spoke to the suspect, 39-year-old Ortelio Lazaro Alfonso, who told them he had an argument with the female victim, the affidavit stated.  The victim told deputies she had been slapped on the left side of her face with a slice of pizza during an argument after Alfonso became upset when she physically disciplined another individual in the home “on his bottom area,” according to the affidavit.  Pizza sauce was found on the front of the victim’s shirt, her shirt collar and the back of her shirt, deputies said.  She also had “remnants of pizza” in her hair and around her ear.
******That’s “assault with a deadly pepperoni!!!”
******It takes a lot of crust to commit a crime like that!!
****In Florida, this is just another “slice of life!!”










7 Ways to Negotiate a Better Cable Package

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Speak With a Customer Retention Representative

Cable companies have employees specifically tasked with the purpose of keeping customers from switching over to competitors. These representatives are armed with a list of valid offers that can be shared with customers on the verge of cutting the cord or switching over to another provider. Some companies offer their representatives a bonus for each customer they keep. Here are some things you may be able to negotiate for when speaking with one of these special customer agents:

  • Broadband upgrade
  • Free phone line
  • Faster internet plan
  • Better DVR
  • Discounted movies
  1. Be Consistent

Many special offers have expiration dates. Most discounts and extra movie channels are typically offered in six-month intervals. Cable providers are counting on the fact that you’ll be too busy living your life to notice that the amount on your monthly bill has crept up once the trial is over. Make a plan to call your provider every three to six months to ask about the current deals that are available to customers. This strategy ensures that you’ll be eligible to receive perks and savings all year long.

  1. Check Competitors’ Deals

If you notice that your cable provider’s competitor is running a promotion, ask your provider to match that promotion. If you’re feeling particularly bold, you can even ask your cable company to beat a competitor’s deal.

  1. Embrace the Power of the Bundle

Bundling is a great way to save on internet as well as cable because you pay less for more. If you’re currently paying separately for your phone, internet, and other entertainment features, it may be time to shop around for a complete package.

There’s a good chance you’ll end up with more entertainment at your fingertips and a slashed monthly bill. For instance, XFINITY provides packages that allow you to mix and match between voice, internet, and television. You can combine internet of speeds of up to 300 Mpbs with over 125 television channels for $89.99.

An additional perk of bundling your services is that it puts you in a position of power when it’s time to negotiate a deal with your cable company. It is far more painful for a cable company to lose you as a customer if you’re paying for television, phone and internet than if you only used one service.

  1. Think Outside the (Cable) Box

Cable modem fees for most providers range between $6 and $11 a month. This is one of the details cable companies are most stubborn about negotiating. If you’re about to upgrade to a more expensive package because you want more channels, you can try requesting that your rental fee be waived as an enticement for biting the bullet and upgrading. One other way to work around this fee is to purchase your own cable modem. There are many compatible modems for sale on and tech websites. You can also check community sites like Craigslist, where you may be able to score an even cheaper cable modem than buying one new.

  1. Make a Commitment

A cable company is far more likely to offer you a great deal if you’re willing to sign your name on the dotted line. Many companies will agree to give you a special deal if you’ll lock into a contract that removes your option to cancel at any time without penalty.

  1. Try Again

Don’t let rejection deter you when it comes to pursuing a sweet deal. It’s entirely possible to get two different responses from two different customer service agents. If your first phone call or email is unsuccessful, try calling or emailing again to communicate with a different representative. You can always ask to speak with a manager if the representative you’re dealing with is unable to go off script. Many managers can offer deals and make amendments to contracts that regular representatives are prohibited from doing.


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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