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Born on this day!! Actor Robert De Niro is 80. Guitarist Gary Talley of The Box Tops is 76. “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is 74. Actor Robert Joy (“CSI: NY”) is 72. Singer Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners is 70. Bassist Colin Moulding of XTC is 68. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 68. Singer Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s is 65. Actor Sean Penn is 63. Jazz saxophonist Everette Harp is 62. Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) is 61. Singer Maria McKee is 59. Drummer Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes) is 58. Singer-bassist Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson) is 57. Actor David Conrad (“Ghost Whisperer,” “Relativity”) is 56. Rapper Posdnuos of De La Soul is 54. Actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block) is 54. TV personality Giuliana Rancic (“Fashion Police,” ″E! News”) is 49. Actor Bryton James (“Family Matters”) is 37. Actor Brady Corbet (“24,” “Thirteen”) is 35. Actor Austin Butler (“Elvis”) is 32. Actor Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) is 29.


1896 – Prospectors found gold in Alaska, a discovery that set off the Klondike gold rush.
1807 – Robert Fulton’s steamboat, the Clermont, began its trip up the Hudson River to Albany.
1863 – Fort Sumter, S.C. was bombarded by Union ships during the Civil War.
1945 – Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the Netherlands.
1962 – 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot and killed by guards at the Berlin Wall, spurring riots.
1969 – Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people.
1978 – The first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight landed outside of Paris.
1987 – Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s second in command, committed suicide.
2008 – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, breaking the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. Phelps also set the record for the most golds in a single Olympics.

Today Is: Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day, I Love My Feet Day, Meaning of “Is” Day, National Nonprofit Day, National Thrift Shop Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – Ghosts  /  9:00 – Big Brother  /  10:00 – Challenge USA
NBC – 8:00 – Password  /  9:00 – Law and Order: SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order: SVU
ABC – 8:00 – Generation Gap  /  9:00 – The Prank Panel  /  10:00 – Shark Tank
FOX – 8:00 – MLB Baseball
CW – 8:00 – Fight To Survive / 9:00 – FBoy Island

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: Think YOU’VE done weird stuff in the bedroom? This couple has broken the Internet with ONE WEIRD HABIT!!! Get ready.. it’ll freak you out!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Remember that viral debate over whether the world has more WHEELS OR DOORS?? They asked ChatGPT.. and the answer may SHOCK YOU!!!!


QUESTION: So how was YOUR day?? For this matador, NOT SO GOOD!! He got GORED UP THE ASS by a RAGING BULL!! (He’s OK, but sitting down is tough!!)


QUESTION: Thinking of getting some INK?? Careful.. not all tattoos turn out the way you saw them in your head!! Here’s a worldwide collection of the worst!!!
Now THAT is what someone who is partial to a pun or two may call a 'butt-erfly'. And it is certainly a very bold bit of ink

QUESTION: How does STEVIE NICKS feel about Riley Keough in “Daisy Jones and the Six?” “I felt like a ghost watching my own story!!” Yeah, it’s like that..
Stevie Nicks revealed in an emotional Instagram post Tuesday that Riley Keough "brought back memories that made me feel like a ghost watching my own story” after watching the hit Amazon Prime show “Daisy Jones and the Six.” 

Nick Jonas Falls Through Hole In Stage At Boston’s TD Garden

See the video HERE.
*********Thousands of women offered to nurse him back to health!! And we mean NURSE him back to health!!
*********He dropped into a hatch that was “accidentally” left open when the crew was bringing chairs onstage!!
*******He popped back and out ran over to the band!!
******Bottom Line: Somebody’s getting fired!! And it ain’t Nick!!!

Alec Baldwin Can Still Be Charged Again In “Rust” Shooting

********REASON: A new analysis shows that the trigger MUST have “pulled or depressed,” in spite of Alec’s denial that he pulled it!!
******The New Mexico prosecutor handling the case said a decision on whether or not to refile the charges is “pending!”
******They had previously dropped charges on the basis that the gun may have been modified and accidentally discharged, but that was not the case.
*****Meanwhile, Alec said, “Look at that! I just booked a film in a country with no extradition to New Mexico!!”

Barbie Passes Batman!

*****Barbie is now the highest-grossing domestic film in Warner Bros. history. Previous record-holder “The Dark Knight,” grossed $536 million in 2008, and Barbie just passed $537 million!!
****Barbie is now suing for possession of the Bat Cave, Batmobile and the nipples from the Batman suit!!
********Greta Gerwig says, “It’s still tough to be a woman!! Now I have to count all this money!!”
********Meanwhile, Ken is thinking, “Can I get a spinoff?? Please???”
BTW, “Sound of Freedom” is now up to $173 million!! Not bad for a $14 million indie flick. 

College Offers Course On The Psychology Of Taylor Swift

*******If you pass the course, you’ll be eligible to buy tickets to the next Taylor Swift tour!!
*******The first chapter is about “auto-tuning!!”
*******Students will use Taylor Swift as an example of different phenomena: gossip, relationships and revenge!! (Didn’t we cover all that in middle school??)
******NYU and University of Texas, Austin are also offering courses on Taylor Swift!!
******Meanwhile, Chinese students are studying math, engineering and science.. and measuring the drapes in America!!

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Docuseries Gets Release Date On Netflix

**********It starts on August 30th. We just made a note.. in invisible ink!!
*****It’ll get a big audience, if they make more allegations about the royal family!!




Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice….I took it personal.”-On not being able to meet Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce.

“I was never meant to be married.   I know that, and I knew that then.  I kept trying to do what everybody would say I was supposed to do, and then it was like, ‘You know what?  This is getting expensive and boring.’”-Looking back on her three marriages, Whoopi Goldberg.

“I literally begged to be in the show…..No one has got more fanboy energy for the show than I do.”-On  joining season 2 of The Bear, Will Poulter.




Who has the upper hand in YOUR relationship??
Which song keeps playing in your head all day after you hear it??
Ever get a tattoo that just didn’t work out??
Ever watch a movie or TV show that felt like YOUR story??




Falling Fish Causes Power Outage In New Jersey

*********Yeah… it was dropped by a bird of prey!! And it landed on a transmitter!!
*****All the squirrels were thinking, “Hey! You stole our riff!!!”
*******The police dubbed the fish “Gilligan” and released a picture of the bird!! The directed all calls to “Det. Long John Silver!!”
****Everybody’s laughing… except for the fish!!!

The Sound Of Pink Floyd Reconstructed From Brain Waves

*********Researchers from UC Berkley took just the brainwaves of people listening to “Another Brick in the Wall,” ran them through the computer.. and the song came out the other end!!
****Like that’s not TOO scary!!!
******They say it can help them recreate words from the minds of paralyzed people!! Sure.. THAT’S what they’ll use it for!!
*****If they recreate OUR brainwaves, it’ll just be a lot gurgling, intermixed with thoughts like, “great ass!!”

Giant Ball Of Ice Lands On Australian Golf Course

*******Now THAT will leave a divot!!!!
*******They think it fell from an airplane. At least, they HOPE it fell from an airplane!!
******Either that or we’re being attacked by the Ice Planet Hoth!!!

Cuban Man Beats Himself Up With Sledgehammer

******This is how bored they are!! They have no cable TV!!
*********His name is “Ironman” Lino Tomasen. This is his shtick: He beats himself on the wrists, elbows and forearms and comes away unscathed!!
****He originally wanted to fight like Tyson, and thought he’d get in shape by landing hundreds of blows on his own body.
*****He had 27 fights and won them all, but quit after he fractured his opponent’s skull. That’s what happens when you bring a sledgehammer into the ring!!









11 Things Your Kid Should Know Before They Leave For College


  1. How to apologize well.

Genuine apologies are hard for anyone — let alone teenagers. But it’s a skill worth mastering. Being able to say sorry, take responsibility for your mistakes without a bunch of justifications or blaming someone else will help your kid go far in their personal and professional relationships.  “No one wants to hear excuses,” Jack Hedger, a dad with one kid in college and one applying to college, told HuffPost. “Just make sure you show up on time and get your work done. If you mess up, own it, apologize, and promise to do better. But don’t go on and on explaining what happened. Adults don’t want your excuses.”

  1. How to do laundry.

Before heading to college, your kid should know how to wash, dry, fold and put away their own clothes, Becky Rapinchuk, the cleaning expert known as “Clean Mama,” told HuffPost. If you’ve been handling these tasks for them heretofore, this is your reminder to hand over the reins.  “A weekly trip to the dorm laundry room won’t be overwhelming if they know how to do their own laundry and can fold and put it away too,” Rapinchuk said.  They should also know how to clean their bedding and remember to do it on a regular-ish basis.  “This simple task takes a little instruction but will ensure that the sheets and comforter and quilt are washed at least a couple times before coming home for holiday break,” Rapinchuk said.

  1. How to listen to their body.

Learning to tune into bodily cues will help your child be healthier, happier and better equipped to make good decisions.  Here’s how you can teach your kids to tap into these sensations and what to do with the information, according to Jennifer Pollitt, assistant director and assistant professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies at Temple University.  “Track the physical sensations in your body and listen to what they’re telling you. Move towards the people, places and ideas that light you up and physically make your body feel good,” Pollitt said. ”Maybe your brain is buzzing with energy, or your chest feels open and warm.”  Tell your kids to pay close attention to any feelings of physical discomfort, too.

  1. How to be assertive.

By the time they enter college, kids should be able to advocate for themselves and communicate effectively.  “College students should know how to speak up for themselves, how to speak their mind, share their thoughts, and express opinions,” Ann-Louise Lockhart, psychologist and parent coach at A New Day Pediatric Psychology, told HuffPost.  This skill may be lacking for kids who grew up hearing they should “do what they’re told” or were dismissed for having opinions that contradicted the beliefs of the adults in their lives.  “Then, all of a sudden, they have graduated high school, become adults, and are expected to do all the things they just spent their entire life suppressing,” Lockhart said.

  1. How to create — and maintain — a healthy routine.

Achieving balance in college is hard when so much of students’ time is often spent studying, working and partying. But teaching your kids how to also prioritize healthy habits like sleep, nutritious foods, movement and hobbies that bring them joy is an important life skill to adopt.  “As a young person, routines are often determined by parents or the types of activities that students engage in while attending school,” psychologist Earl Turner, executive director of Therapy for Black Kids, told HuffPost. “Sometimes schedules can be very demanding between school and extracurricular activities, which doesn’t create opportunities for a healthy balance.”

  1. Where the campus counseling center is — and how to ask for help.

The vast majority of college students and their parents or guardians know where the campus bookstore is, but fewer can locate the university’s counseling center, Nicogossian pointed out.  Starting college is a major transition. Living in a new place on their own, with new people and new challenges, can be taxing on young adults’ mental health. It’s crucial that they know where to find counseling services if they need them and how to make an appointment there. As a parent, having these conversations with your kid before they head off will help them be prepared and show that you are supportive of them getting professional help.

  1. How to stay on top of important letters and emails.

Teach your kid to keep an eye out for official correspondence from the school, work or the government and actually take the time to read it — rather than ignore it, delete it or toss it in the trash.  “If they don’t have time to read it, [instruct them to] at least skim the whole thing so they know what it says,” Adrienne Hedger, cartoonist at Hedger Humor and mom of two, told HuffPost.  “In the ‘real world’ there will be deadlines and due dates that require their attention, and real penalties for not taking action. Sometimes they just get one notification and that’s it. Or sometimes the communication will be written in a confusing way and they’ll need time to figure out what they need to do.”

  1. How to stick to a budget.

Nicogossian said she’s noticed a trend of young adults overspending because they don’t want to miss out on social events but aren’t able to communicate their spending limits to their peers.  “This can happen in many forms, like ordering out food for a variety of reasons. Even with a meal plan, students may not want to miss out, may not like the cafeteria food, or have late-night studying and cravings,” Nicogossian said.  “Or, going out and sharing Uber or Lyft rides, only one person orders, and peers may say they’ll Venmo or ‘catch them next time.’ All of these expenses can add up quickly and students can easily bypass budgets for the semester.”

  1. Possible majors or careers of interest and their earning potential.

College can be a time of intellectual exploration and following one’s curiosity. At the same time, it’s worth encouraging your child to start thinking practically about their life post-graduation.  In light of the student loan debt crisis, former university career counselor Alexis Tai told HuffPost: “It is important for me to highlight the value of thinking about return on investment for potential career, college and major paths.”  Students don’t necessarily need to commit to a major before stepping foot on campus. But it is a good idea to at least “understand what is important to them, which includes their interests, values, and motivators,” Tai said.

  1. How to clean a bathroom.

Maybe they don’t need to know how to clean a toilet if they’re living in the dorms freshman year, but “knowing how to clean a bathroom is a skill every child needs to learn,” Rapinchuk said.  “Teach a simple method that can be repeated weekly and practiced in your home in the months or years leading up to college life,” she said.

  1. How essential it is to find true friends — and connect with people from all walks of life.

Once kids leave the nest, they’re going to need people who “look out for them like a second family,” Caragh Donley — a writer and producer with two adult children — told HuffPost.  “They’ll be the ones who stick with you long after college ends, so choose wisely,” she said.  Donley categorizes friends into three categories, based on how they’d respond if you fell off a boat and into the ocean.  “The first type jumps right in the water to save you. The second type would look for a life preserver to throw to you. And the third? They’ll try to sign you up for swimming lessons. Take your time until some number ones show up,” she said. “They’re worth waiting for.”  Encourage your kids to get to know people different than themselves — it can make their life that much richer.


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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