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Born on this day!! Singer Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is 80. Actor Michael McKean is 75. Actor George Wendt is 74. Singer-comedian Bill Hudson of The Hudson Brothers is 73. Country singer Alan Jackson is 64. Actor Grant Shaud (“Murphy Brown”) is 62. Animator Mike Judge (“King of the Hill,” ″Beavis and Butthead”) is 60. Singer Rene’ Dif (Aqua) is 55. Reggae singer Ziggy Marley is 54. Actor Wood Harris (“The Wire”) is 53. Singer Wyclef Jean of The Fugees is 53. Singer Chris Kirkpatrick of ’N Sync is 51. Rapper Eminem is 50. Actor Sharon Leal (“Boston Public”) is 50. Actor Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) is 39. Actor Chris Lowell (“The Help,” ″Private Practice”) is 38. Actor Dee Jay Daniels (“The Hughleys,” ″In the House”) is 34.


1777 – British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution.
1931 – Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1931 – Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1933 – Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1979 – Mother Theresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India.
1989 – An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
2011 – Occupy Wall Street, an organized protest in New York’s financial district, expands to other cities across the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street defines itself as a group of activists who stand against corporate greed, social inequality, and the disproportion between the rich and poor.

Today Is: Black Poetry Day, National Boss’s Day, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Lung Health Day, Mulligan Day, National Boss Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Edge Day, National Pasta Day, National Playing Card Collectors Day, National Vehophobia Awareness Day, Pay Back A Friend Day, Wear Something Gaudy Day, World Geothermal Energy 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  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Quantum Leap
ABC – 8:00 – Bachelor In Paradise  / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – The Cleaning Lady
CW – 8:00 – All American  /  9:00 – All American

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Blake Shelton, Gigi Hadid (R 9/8/22)
Stephen Colbert: George Clooney, Alex G (R 9/29/22)
James Corden: Jason Momoa, Kristen Bell, Meghan Trainor featuring Teddy Swims (R 8/23/22)
Watch What Happens Live: BravoCon: Dynamic Duos
The View: Chelsea Manning
The Talk: Jason Ritter
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Michael Bublé, Ralph Macchio
Kelly Clarkson: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell
Tamron Hall: Justin Sutherland
Drew Barrymore: Michelle Obama, Antoni Porowski, Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Hudson: Kelly Rowland

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

QUESTION: Can you base your best Halloween costume on your ASTROLOGICAL SIGN??? Yes, you can… if you want!! Clock for a look at YOUR best bets!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is THIS why they do sequels??? “HALLOWEEN ENDS” opens at $41 million over the weekend, but could it have been higher without STREAMING?????


QUESTION: Tom Brady said WHAT on the sidelines during the Buc’s loss on Sunday??? Hint: It’s his favorite word when he’s frustrated, starting with “F” and ending in “uck!!’ 


QUESTION: You’ve heard of HIGH-SPEED CHASES, but have you ever heard of HORSE-SPEED CHASES?? It happened in Whitter, California, and the guy was DRUNK!!
Police bring the horse water

QUESTION: What do you do on your first date with someone you just met on TINDER?? Did you say “get a tattoo????” No?? Well, she did… and she documented it!!
A woman documented herself getting a tattoo on a first date with a guy she met on Tinder.

Beloved Harry Potter Star Dies

Harry Potter and James Bond actor Robbie Coltrane has died.  He was 72.  Coltrane died at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland, according to Deadline. He was reportedly in poor health for the past two years.  Coltrane was known for playing Rubeus Hagrid, the groundskeeper at Hogwarts School and a friend and ally of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), in the Harry Potter films.  He also portrayed Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond movies GoldenEye (1995) and The World is Not Enough (1999).  The actor was made an OBE in 2006 for his contributions to drama.
*****That’s funny… he LOOKED healthy!!!??
*********Don’t worry.. Harry will bring him back!!
*****He didn’t live to see Charles’ coronation! And he didn’t want to!!!!
HIS DAUGHTER ANNIE simply posted this picture on Instagram. Kinda says it all!!
An Instagram photo of Robbie Coltrane's daughter, Annie McMillan, hugging her late father.

Mel Gibson To Testify In Weinstein Trial

Mel Gibson can testify about what he learned from one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, a judge ruled Friday in the rape and sexual assault trial.  He was one of many witnesses, and by far the best known, whose identities were revealed in Los Angeles Superior Court.  The judge and attorneys had taken a break from jury selection for motions on what evidence will be allowed at the trial, and who can testify. The witness list for the trial is sealed.  Judge Lisa B. Lench ruled that Gibson can testify in support of his masseuse and friend, who will be known as Jane Doe #3 at the trial.  Weinstein is accused of committing sexual battery by restraint against the woman, one of 11 rape and sexual assault counts in the trial against the 70-year-old.  Prosecutors said that after getting a massage from the woman at a California hotel in Beverly Hills in May of 2010, a naked Weinstein followed her into the bathroom and masturbated. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty, and denied any non-consensual sexual activity.
********He wanted a “happy ending,” and she just wanted an “ending!!!”
****He just kept picking the wrong girls!! There are millions of massage artists in L.A. who would be happy to oblige!!
*****For a minute we thought Mel was testifying for Harvey as a character witness!! That wouldn’t be a good look!!

Will Prince Harry Be Banned From The Coronation?

King Charles III will reportedly ban Prince Harry from his coronation if his upcoming memoir attacks Queen Consort Camilla.  “It is one thing for Harry to attack Charles, he can take it on the chin, but if Harry forces him to choose, by laying into Camilla in his book, I have no doubt he will choose Camilla,” a source told the Daily Beast on Thursday, adding that the new monarch is “incredibly protective” of his second wife. Another insider told the outlet that Harry and Meghan are on a tentative list for the 2023 ceremony, “leaving the door open for [them] to get the call up — or be excluded.”  The memoir was initially slated for publication in November, but the date was pushed back over the summer.  Earlier this month, royal biographer Tom Bower said that Charles and his family members are “hugely nervous” about the book, calling it a “time bomb.”  Bower believes the book will come out “around Easter,” noting that it will feature a chapter about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last month.
********Harry will skip the ceremony… he doesn’t want to be there when Meghan sets the bomb off!!
*****Charles is a little out touch with reality.. he asked MI5 to put Bond in charge of security!!
****Meghan’s search record includes the phrase “exploding crown!!!
*****We know what Harry’s going though.. our dad was king… of the TV remote!!

Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween Costume Upsets Many

Halloween costumes modeled after Jeffery Dahmer are expected to be hugely popular.  The trend follows Netflix’s release of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which has become the second-biggest English-speaking series in Netflix history.  But the inspiration has the internet outraged — with many social media users begging the public to forget about Halloween and the festivities around it and to instead think about the families of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims.  “I think that the Jeffrey Dahmer costumes are a step too far,” Twitter user @swifteves tweeted.  “These things actually happened. Families have trauma from these events,” the person wrote.   “This is gonna be a hard Halloween for some, and I feel truly sad that’s the case.”
**********Well, get ready to eat your heart out!! Or… he’ll do it for ya!!
********Cops found out that Jeffrey Dahmer was a smoker.. when they found a bunch of butts behind the couch!!
******He was arrested by the FBI… when they caught him shipping arms to China!!

Tina Turner Barbie Doll

Mattel released a limited-edition Tina Turner Barbie Doll to celebrate Turner’s 1984 song “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”  Wearing a black mini dress, denim jacket and matching black pumps all accentuated by her signature spikey blonde hair, the doll’s look is inspired by the iconic outfit the Queen of Rock n’ Roll wore in the Mark Robinson-directed music video for the chart-topping single.  Though she has openly admitted not being fond of the song, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” became an iconic anthem and was certified gold, silver and platinum in international territories.  She had a career breakthrough with the song, which ended up taking home three awards at the 1985 Grammy Awards.  The music video for the song won the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards for best female video.  The poseable doll, available online for $55 at, Amazon, Walmart, and Target, also comes with a microphone accessory and stand, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
********She’s “Simply the Best!!!”
********You can accessorize with with “Ike Turner Beat Down Doll,” which comes with special stick on bruises!! And this time, Tina WINS!!!

Scarlett Johansson Recalls Awkward Orgasm Recording

According to Scarlett Johansson, who voiced Samantha, the AI who Joaquin Phoenix’s character Theodore falls in love with in the movie HER, filming a simulated sex scene between them was “so gross” that Phoenix fled the set.  During a conversation with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’sArmchair Expert” podcast, Johansson recalls Phoenix struggling to keep it together after an initial take of the scene, which involves Samantha virtually orgasming while Theodore has intercourse with a sex surrogate. It’s an uncomfortable scene to watch—and apparently, even more uncomfortable to shoot.  “We tried to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it,” Johansson says of her co-star. “He left the studio. He needed a break.”  Phoenix’s discomfort proved more than worthwhile— in 2013, Her won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture. Directed by Spike Jonze, the film ranks easily among Phoenix’s best performances, despite the apparently discomforting cost of filming.  Although the virtual tryst clearly marked a trying time for Phoenix, Johansson didn’t much care for hearing her own fake climax either (a bad sign for anyone dreaming of a ScarJo-led When Harry Met Sally reboot.)  “You don’t want to hear your voice ever,” she says. “You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having a fake orgasm — ew.”
**********Ew is right!!!
*****We were wondering.. can you come up with a Joaquin Phoenix role that WASN’T “discomforting???”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“After I lost in Cincinnati, she came back and she’s like, ‘It’s okay, Mama.  You just have to do what you feel.’  And I like literally wanted to cry.”-Serena Williams, on the sweet advice daughter Olympia, 5, gave her.

“We’re having a rolling wedding and a rolling honeymoon.”-Mare Winningham, on her ongoing celebrations with husband Anthony Edwards after one year of marriage.

“Right off the bat I messed up.  You’re not supposed to, like, extend your hand……unless they do.  But I felt the vibe.”-Miles Teller, on meeting Prince William and Princess Catherine at a Top Gun:  Maverick screening.



Patient Plays Sax During Brain Surgery

Doctors in Italy shared details of a recent, delicate brain surgery during which patient remained awake and playing the saxophone.  Paideia International Hospital in Rome said in a news release that the 35-year-old patient, identified as G.Z., was kept awake and played his saxophone during the 9-hour surgery to remove a tumor from his brain.  Doctors said the musical performance allowed the surgeons to map the different functions of his brain as they operated.  “Awake surgery makes it possible to map with extreme precision during surgery the neuronal networks that underlie the various brain functions such as playing, speaking, moving, remembering, counting,” Dr. Christian Brogna, who led the surgery team, said in the release.
********The weird thing is… He couldn’t play sax before they opened his brain!!
*****At one point, they showed him a naked shot of Scarlett Johansson to make sure brain #2 was working!!
*****Doctors opened Biden’s skull and all they found was ice cream!!
U.S. President Joe Biden eats an ice cream during a stop at an ice cream shop in Portland, Oregon, U.S. October 15, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Bakery Makes Giant Hans Solo Creation

A California bakery’s entry in the local scarecrow contest is going viral after taking inspiration from actor Harrison Ford and a galaxy far, far away to create “Pan Solo.”  Catherine Pervan and daughter Hannalee Pervan, the owners of One House Bakery in Benicia, used dough to sculpt Han Solo frozen in carbonite from the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  The creation, dubbed “Pan Solo,” is the duo’s entry in Benicia’s 15th annual Scarecrow Contest.  “People are just super excited,” Hannalee Pervan told The San Francisco Examiner. “We see people, like, smelling the sculpture and poking it. They’re trying to figure out how it’s made.”  Photos of Pan Solo were posted to the bakery’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and quickly went viral. See the pics HERE.
*********Good call!! That movie made a lot of bread when it first came out!!
*******Combine that with some “Luke Piewalker,” “Darth Taters” and “Hambone Calrissian,” and you’ve got a meal!!

Old Doctor Has No Plans To Retire

A 100-year-old Ohio man who holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest practicing doctor said he has no plans to retire anytime soon.  Dr. Howard Tucker of Cleveland was initially certified as the world’s oldest practicing doctor in February 2021, when he was 98 years and 231 days old.  Tucker, now 100, said he continues to work full time, with his typical day lasting from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  The doctor said he caught COVID-19 shortly after his 100th birthday in July, but he continued to teach his residents via Zoom while recovering.  “I regard this Guinness World Records title as a singular honor and look upon it as another achievement in a long, satisfying and happy life,” Tucker told Guinness World Records.
******They asked him if he was going to get a booster shot, and he said: “NO! I didn’t get to 100 by being STUPID!!!”
*****We couldn’t go to a doctor who has to take a nap in the middle of our colonoscopy!!
*****He’s so old his blood type has been discontinued!!
*****His Social Security number is “One!!!”








6 Tips to Save on Buying a Christmas Tree This Holiday Season

The Penny Hoarder

  1. Order Your Tree Early

Many online options have sprung up in recent years, allowing you to order a fresh Christmas tree and schedule delivery for the holidays.  This option can be slightly more expensive than the Christmas tree lot at your local grocery store, but it guarantees you the tree you want when you want it. If time is money, you’ll be saving a bundle when that Christmas cheer lands on your doorstep the day after Thanksgiving.

Pre-ordering for Christmas trees tends to open in early October. That means you can cross that purchase off your to-do list long before the bustle of the holiday season. Just remember to calculate shipping costs into the price.  Some options to buy a real, 5-foot Christmas tree online include:

  • Christmas Trees in the Mail, $156
  • A Tree to Your Door, $64
  • Walmart, $80
  • Home Depot, $80
  • Williams Sonoma, $100
  • Christmas Trees Now, $100


  1. Buy From a Local Christmas Tree Farm

Much of the recent inflation for real Christmas trees is due to operational and transportation costs. Buying from a local Christmas tree farm should ease those concerns and get you a slightly less expensive holiday tree.

Not sure where to find the local Christmas tree farm near you? Use this tree locator to find real Christmas tree farms across the country.


  1. Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

A popular holiday tradition is to cut down your own Christmas tree. And certainly, a wild tree will be the best for your budget because it’s free.

However, it’s not as simple as rolling up on a national or state forest in your SUV and sawing down a 10-footer. You’ll need to secure a permit first from the US Forest Service or the appropriate state or local agency.



Be aware that cutting down a tree might be more work than you bargained for. Bring extra hands to help, the right tools for the job and dress warmly.


  1. Wait Until Later in the Season

If you’re not the type to do much holiday planning or entertaining, waiting to buy a Christmas tree is your best bet. The week before Christmas, tree farm stock will have dwindled, but the pricing may be much easier on your pocketbook.

Just be sure that the tree you pick is still healthy, especially if it’s been hanging around the lot for a few weeks and is starting to drop needles.


  1. Choose a Smaller or Different Variety of Christmas Tree

Charlie Brown Christmas trees deserve love, too. If the tree is spindly or oddly shaped, chances are you can score some savings compared to fuller trees.Find tree types that balance what you want with what costs less per foot.

And if you don’t need a towering behemoth for your vaulted ceilings, stick with a live Christmas tree on the shorter side or consider artificial, pre-lit tabletop trees. Taller isn’t always better when it comes to trees. Gotta leave room for the tree topper!


  1. Make Your Own DIY Christmas Tree

If a real or artificial Christmas tree isn’t in your holiday budget this year, don’t stress. You can make beautiful holiday displays that double as trees from a plethora of cheap household goods like books, balloons and even cacti.

String your DIY tree with ornaments, a Christmas tree topper and more to create a festive look for any living space.


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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