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Born on this day!! Actor Carlin Glynn (“Sixteen Candles”) is 81. Singer Smokey Robinson is 81. Singer Lou Christie is 78. Actor Michael Nader (“All My Children”) is 76. Guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath is 73. Actor Stephen Nichols (“The Young and the Restless”) is 70. Actor Jeff Daniels is 66. Singer-guitarist Dave Wakeling (General Public, English Beat) is 65. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 64. Actor Leslie David Baker (“The Office”) is 63. Singer Seal is 58. Actor Jessica Tuck (“True Blood”) is 58. Drummer Jon Fishman of Phish is 56. Actor Justine Bateman is 55. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 54. Actor Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) is 51. Drummer Daniel Adair of Nickelback (and formerly of 3 Doors Down) is 46. Singer-actor Haylie Duff (“Napoleon Dynamite”) is 36. Guitarist Seth Morrison of Skillet is 33. Actor Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) is 28. Actor David Mazouz (“Gotham”) is 20. Actor Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) is 17.


1674 – The Netherlands and England signed the Peace of Westminster, by which New Amsterdam passed to the English (and was renamed New York).
1807 – Aaron Burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, was arrested for treason. He was later acquitted.
1878 – Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).
1942 – President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast.
1945 – The U.S. Marines went ashore at Iwo Jima.
1959 – Britain, Turkey, and Greece signed the agreement granting Cyprus independence.
1968 – The first nationwide broadcast of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood aired on PBS.
1997 – Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist leader, died.
2008 – Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba after 49 years in power. Raúl Castro, Fidel’s brother, succeeded him as president.

Today Is: Best Friends Day, Chocolate Mint Day, National Caregivers Day, National Lashes Day, Iwo Jima Day, Skate Shop Day, Tartar Sauce Day, Vet Girls RISE Day, World Information Architecture Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  MacGyver  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Blacklist  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line Is It  /  8:30 – Whose Line Is It  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Ingrid Andress (R 2/9/21)
Seth Meyers: Michelle Pfeiffer, the Tenderloins, Baio, Matt Cameron (R 2/4/21)
James Corden: Bill Gates, the Head and the Heart (R 10/21/20)
Lilly Singh: Adam Mosseri (R 2/16/21)
The Talk: Storm Reid, Ross Butler
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chloë Grace Moretz
Ellen DeGeneres: Randy Jackson, guest host Tiffany Haddish
The Real: Washington & Judy Ho
Kelly Clarkson: Cookie Monster, Stanley Tucci, Alison Sweeney, Faouzia & John Legend
Drew Barrymore: Jason Biggs, Rita Ora

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

QUESTION: Can Facebook cancel an entire COUNTRY?? Yes it can!! Australia thought they were negotiating.. then Zuck pulled the plug on all Australia!! Yikes!!!


QUESTION: Why are California and Florida having the exact same trends with COVID, in spite of different approaches? This Biden virus advisor… is STUMPED!!!!!!! 


QUESTION: Wanna reduce the amount of GREY MATTER in YOUR BRAIN?? DRINK COFFEE!! Study shows a reduction in brain mass, but it reverses when you stop!!


QUESTION: Who do YOU love?? 53% of dog owners say they kiss their pooch more than their MATE!! And 1/3 say they’ve RISKED THEIR LIVES for their dog!!! Read on……


QUESTION: Who’s got the coolest toys?? WE’VE got the coolest toys!!! NASA just landed an SUV-sized Rover on Mars, and here’s the first picture!! Let’s go!!!!!!!

Bruce Springsteen Heading To Court

Bruce Springsteen’s DWI arrest case will make its way before a judge next week in New Jersey on Feb. 24th.  It was uncovered last week that he was arrested in November for DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The incident took place at the Gateway National Recreation Area.  Statements of probable cause obtained by Fox News show that “The Boss” allegedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when first approached by a park ranger on site.  “Springsteen refused to take a preliminary breath test (PBT), despite signs of intoxication namely after testing his gaze and walk and turn tests,” a park ranger named R. L. Hayes alleges in the document.  Additionally, the ranger claimed to have observed the musician “consume a shot of Patron tequila” before getting on his motorcycle to “start the engine.”  Hayes claims he informed Springsteen, a New Jersey native, that drinking on the park premises “is prohibited.”  Word of his arrest led to the deletion of his recent Super Bowl LV ad from YouTube.
*****So much for bringing the country together!!!
*****Although… what better way to get together than over drinks??
*****That court date will NOT be one of his “Glory Days!!!”
******On his job application to be a Jeep endorser, didn’t they ask: “Do you have any outstanding DWI’s???”
*****”I feel like I’ve had frontal lobotomy.. because all day long, I’ve had a bottle in front of me!!”

Wednesday Addams Movie In The Works

The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values filmmaker Tim Burton is working on a Netflix show based on the iconic literary and screen character Wednesday Addams.  The streaming service announced on Wednesday that the eight-episode, coming-of-age comedy Wednesday will mark Burton’s TV directorial debut.  No casting has been announced.  Christina Ricci, now 41, played Wednesday as a youth in Burton’s 1990s big-screen Addams projects.  She has also appeared in comic strips, a TV sitcom, a Broadway stage musical and several animated adventures.  “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy,” Netflix said about the next Addams Family iteration.  “Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”  Burton’s most recent film was 2019’s Dumbo.
*******The movie “Dumbo” starred Prince Charles, didn’t it??
******Suggestion: Instead of just calling it “Wednesday,” they could make it more intriguing by calling it “Hump Day!!!”
******We should file this under “Shows That Will Probably Suck!!!”

Jennifer Love Hewitt Had A Drunken Night With Betty White

Jennifer Love Hewitt is telling all about her drunken night out with Betty White.  Appearing on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” she opened up about her friendship with Betty — jokingly revealing she thought she was “going to kill the national treasure Betty White” during their drunken stupor.  “One of the only times that I’ve been, like, super drunk was with Betty in public and she veered off into a bush and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I am going to kill the national treasure Betty White,’” Hewitt jokingly recalled. “[…] Then she loves to end her nights with you by eating gummy bears.”  “She’s everything you want her to be and more,” Hewitt added. “She’s the best and I just love her to pieces.”  Before diving into the story, Hewitt offered some insight into her friendship with the Hollywood legend and revealed some of White’s favorite foods and activities.  “Pizza and vodka are her favorites,” the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” actress revealed. “She also loves hot dogs and she cheats at Scrabble horribly, but she’s Betty White so you just let her win.”
********WE HEAR that Betty buys her vodka by the gallon, every few days!! (true)
*******Which just goes to show you: alcohol consumption is GOOD for you!!
******Springsteen is gonna live to be a 1,000!!
******We’ve met J-Love, and thought a lot about getting her drunk!! But we got beaten out by Betty White!!! 

Kanye West Still Wears His Wedding Ring

Amid his split from wife Kim Kardashian, Kanye West was still wearing his wedding ring in new photos taken in Malibu on Wednesday.  He returned to California from his Wyoming ranch in January, possibly to begin work on his collaboration with Gap, which is scheduled for a 2021 release.  Meanwhile, West’s estranged wife — despite wearing a set of Yeezys in a bikini pic she posted early this month — was spotted without her wedding band while out in Calabasas, California, shortly before Valentine’s Day, in pics obtained by OK!.
********We hope these two can follow through on that divorce. We hate it when divorces fail, and people stay together!! (kidding)
*******Kim’s next husband is still in middle school!!!

Dolly Parton Doesn’t Want A Statue

Dolly Parton has asked Tennessee legislators to not move forward with commissioning a statue in her honor.   She posted a new message Thursday on Twitter asking her home state to stop the bill even though she is “honored and humbled” by the gesture.  “Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time. I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean,” she said in the statement.  State Rep. John Mark Windle proposed such a statue on the property to recognize all her contributions to the state.  In June, an online petition was filed suggesting that a statue of Parton replace those dedicated to Confederate officers.
*******Dolly’s so old, she DATED those Confederate officers!!!
******We don’t blame her!! Who wants their statue to be pulled down by imaginary ANTIFA rioters, who don’t exist and are just a figment of our imagination??
BESIDES, we already have a statue of Dolly here in California!!
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The Weeknd Gets His Super Bowl Ring

The Weeknd got his own Super Bowl ring to commemorate his halftime performance.  Designed by celebrity jeweler Elliot Eliantte — who was most recently responsible for Lil Uzi Vert’s $24 million forehead gem — his ring features a huge marquise-cut diamond to represent the Lombardi Trophy, along with the artist’s “XO” logo.  On one side, the ring has the final score of the big game — Tampa Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9 — as well as another football-shaped stone and the Super Bowl LV logo.  The Weeknd’s name and the Pepsi Halftime Show logo adorn the other side, and tons of other diamonds in various cuts surround the giant piece.  Though the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl earlier this month, the team has yet to create their own custom rings, which are given to the winning team’s staff and players.
*********We’re sure no one will try to cut THAT off his finger!!!!
********Patrick Mahomes asked him NOT to include the final score!!
********The way things were going, he should have suited up and played on the KC offensive line after the half!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kim’s Into Karma As Alec’s Life Combusts-(National Enquirer)

Scorned Kim Basinger is secretly delighting in the recent misfortunes of hated ex-hubby Alec Baldwin, sources snitched.  The notorious hothead, 62, has been staying in a separate house from current wife Hilaria, 37, amid rumors of marriage trouble, insiders dished.  The news comes on the heels of yoga instructor Hilaria being savaged on social media for allegedly lying about being Spanish!  The mom of five was blasted for faking an accent and claiming she was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca.  The former Hillary Hayward-Thomas was forced to admit she’s actually “a white girl” from Boston, who was raised in a $4 million home-but insisted she was misunderstood.  An insider snitched, “Kim is enjoying all of this.”  But the tipster tattled with Alec and Hilaria rattled by scandal, “Kim feels karma’s a big factor.”


Matt Damon is selling off his $21 million Pacific Palisades digs to make his move to Brooklyn Heights permanent.  His new penthouse cost $16 million.

Things You Don’t Know About Me:  Anthony Anderson-(Us Weekly)

The host of To Tell the Truth gets honest.

  1. My favorite subject in school was math.
  2. My favorite part about being a dad is when my children don’t listen to me and I can say, “I told you so.”
  3. My first job was [as] a summer camp counselor.
  4. I was a dessert delivery company mascot in college. It was my worst job because I had to wear black dance tights, a pink cape and a silver Lone Ranger mask, and sing the corniest songs.
  5. My best audition was for [1999’s] I played Cookie the prison cook.  I ended up actually cooking for the casting director, and I believe that is what get me the job.
  6. My hidden talent is playing the piano.
  7. I love to garden.

Miranda & Brendan:  Marriage In Crisis?-(Star)

A former NYC cop, the country girl’s husband isn’t cut out for rural life.  What do you expect from a city slicker?  Following their hush-hush 2019 nuptials, Brendan McLoughlin upended his life to move into Miranda Lambert’s $3.4 million Tennessee home.  But, according to a friend, the homesick former NYC cop, 30, hates living in the boondocks.  “It’s far from the idyllic scenario Brendan imagined,” the insider says.  “He’s not adapting well at all.”  A jobless Brendan is tired of tending to their 400-acre property-and its resident chickens, goats and horses-while the country singer focuses on her career.  “He complains there’s nothing to do besides grow vegetables and clean up after their animals,” reveals the pal.

Katherine Heigl:  Therapy Saved My Life-(Life & Style)

For years, the Grey’s Anatomy alum quietly struggled with anxiety-then she asked for help.  She was called mouthy, difficult, a diva.  But as unflattering stories swirled around Katherine Heigl at the time of her 2010 departure from Grey’s Anatomy, fans had no idea how much pain she was in.  A sufferer of anxiety since her teenage years, Katherine, 42, suddenly found herself barely able to function.  Loved ones “were scared,” she remembers.  “But I just couldn’t control it.  I had no tools.”  Fortunately, Katherine has the tools today-and she credits therapy with helping her to find them.  “I didn’t realize how much anxiety I was living with until I got so bad that I had to really seek help.”

Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles:  Going Strong-(People)

The pair “seem very serious” and “spend all their time together” as they continue to shoot their upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling in L.A., says a source.  In January it was confirmed Wilde, 36, and Styles, 27, were dating after becoming friends last fall.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Josh Duhamel will replace Armie Hammer in the upcoming Jennifer Lopez film Shotgun Wedding.  You think J.Lo’s relieved, you should see craft services.”-Will Presti.

“New research shows that smooshy-faced cats can’t show emotion.  Oh, no!  They can’t express their full range of normal cat emotions, from scornful to condescending to ‘Really, you’re going out dressed like that?’”-Stephen Colbert.

“Punxsutawney Phil is giving clearer stay-at-home orders than most governors.”-Conan O’Brien.



Cat Saves Family’s Life

An Oregon family’s rescue cat is being praised as a hero by her family after alerting the humans in the house to a gas leak that could have become dangerous.  Sandi Martin said she was playing at her Lake Oswego home with Lilly, the cat she recently adopted from Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, when the feline started sniffing at a fireplace valve in a way that struck Martin as unusual.  “I went over and sniffed and there was a natural gas smell,” Martin told KGW-TV. “It was very faint so I didn’t really trust my nose. Then I asked my husband to sniff it, and he sniffed it, too.”  The couple contacted NW Natural, their gas company, and they were told to shut off everything in the room, including their phones, and open all available windows and doors.  An employee from the company arrived about 20 minutes later and confirmed there was gas leaking from the fireplace.
*******Next time, just strike a match to be sure!!! (kidding!!!)
******The cat thought it smelled like a dog’s butt!!
*******Without that cat, they would have been crispy critters!!
******The cat was thinking, “I’ve got nine lives, but these nice people only have one!! I should say something!!!”

Cup Of Coffee Turns Into Lottery Win

A Maryland man who stopped into a convenience store for a cup of coffee said some fellow customers inspired him to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket that won a $57,777 top prize.  He told Maryland Lottery officials he only intended to buy some coffee when he stopped at the 7-Eleven store in Silver Spring, but he was intrigued when he saw several other customers buying scratch-off lottery tickets.  “I usually play Powerball and Mega Millions,” the man said, “but today I saw the Lucky 7s scratch-offs and I thought, ‘Well, I might get lucky!'”  The man said he scratched off his tickets in the store and discovered he was a $57,777 top prize winner. He said he used the scanner to confirm his prize and quietly left the store without telling anyone.  He said he kept the prize a secret until after he finished his day’s work as an electrician.
*********Then he gently told his boss, “Shove this job up your keister!!” and went home!!
********He said, “I know I’m an electrician, but this is shocking!!!”
*******How many electricians does it take to win the lottery?? Just one!! Didn’t you read the story???
****How many electricians does it take to screw in a light bulb?? None!! Electricians like to do it in the dark!!

Guy Gives Cobra Some Water

An Indian man came to the rescue of a thirsty — and potentially deadly — cobra by pouring water from a bottle into the venomous snake’s mouth.  The video, shared by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda, shows the man, believed to be an IFS official, gently holding the water bottle while the cobra drinks from the opening.  The man touches the cobra with his other hand to keep the snake steady and calm while drinking.  “Love and water. Two best ingredients of life,” Nanda tweeted.  See the video HERE.
********Love and water… and VENOM!!!
******Next, he’ll perform CPR on a saltwater crocodile!!!

Family Of Bears Under A House

Utility workers investigating a gas leak at a Tennessee home called wildlife officials for assistance when they discovered a family of bears sleeping under the house.  The Appalachian Bear Rescue said a utility crew responded to a home in Sevier County and called the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency when they ventured under the house and were faced with “the ample caboose of a very large snoozing bear.”  “The crawl space beneath a home is not a great place for a bear den, especially if there’s a gas leak,” the bear rescue said. “There was no way to know if the gas injured the bear, there was no way to safely repair the gas line while the bear was in residence, and there was no way to keep the home warm and habitable without repairing the gas line.”  Wildlife officials arrived at the scene and were successfully able to “encourage the big bear to leave the premises,” but they then discovered the bear was a mother and had left behind three young cubs.
********Then they called Child Services and they put the cubs in a foster home!!
TOPIC: The animal who came to live in my house!!!








8 Free Sleep Apps to Get You Through Those Restless Nights

The Penny Hoarder


  1. White Noise

White noise free sleep apps are must-haves for travel, when you need a consistent noise to block out the sounds of other hotel guests, city noises, etc. The ‘lite’ version does the trick with free sleep sounds and nature sounds. For $4.99, you get 50 sounds plus the ability to create your own track that includes binaural beats, aka different frequencies that cue your brain to relax.

Find White Noise in the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon.

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  1. Relax and Sleep Well Hypnosis

Hypnosis usually costs several hundred dollars, but you’ll pay $0 for this hypnotherapy sleep app with four recordings of meditation and hypnosis. Additional hypnosis tracks are available as app purchases for $2.99 apiece. This one made Healthline’s 2019 list of the best sleep apps, so if you’re skeptical of hypnosis, their stamp of approval may persuade you to download hypnotherapy sleep apps.

Find Relax and Sleep Well Hypnosis in the Apple App Store or Google Play.


  1. Headspace

Headspace’s guided meditation app is the perfect way to wind down for bed: Andy’s soothing British accent will lull you into a state of total relaxation where it seems like nothing could ever go wrong. While it’s $60 a year, Headspace often makes the best sleep apps lists. Students can pay $9.99 for annual access, and Netflix subscribers can watch the Headspace series for no extra cost. Each episode focuses on one style of meditation, so by the time you finish the season you’ll have a whole arsenal of relaxation techniques to try before bed.

Sign up for a free trial of Headspace or watch on Netflix.


  1. Deep Sleep With AJ

Deep Sleep With AJ is a cheaper alternative to Headspace, with a one-time cost of $2.99 and similarly dreamy Scottish accent. Developed by a mindfulness expert and therapist, the sleep app includes mindfulness and inspirational talks, bedtime relaxation techniques to help you wake up feeling refreshed, meditations for anxiety and panic attacks and more. You can cue up meditations to repeat a set number of times, so it ideally plays through until you’ve caught those Zs.

Find Deep Sleep With AJ on the Apple App Store or Google Play.


  1. Relax Melodies

Combining relaxing sounds, free sleep stories and guided meditation for sleep, lucid dreaming, or relief from medical conditions like tinnitus (ringing in the ears that often gets worse before bed), free sleep app Relax Melodies has thousands of fans. It comes with 52 sounds including white noise, nature sounds, ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response, or that warm tingle associated with sounds like whispers) and binaural beats. Premium sounds are available as app purchases for $4.99.

Find Relax Melodies on the Apple App Store or Google Play.


  1. Nothing Much Happens

Think of free podcast Nothing Much Happens as adult sleep stories designed to help you relax into a peaceful slumber. As the title suggests, the stories are fairly low-stakes. Podcast host Kathryn is a meditation and yoga teacher, so think of this as an extended savasana where it’s actually awesome if you end up snoring after five minutes.

Find Nothing Much Happens on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.


  1. Endel

Perfect for the multitasker, Endel offers “personalized soundscapes” for relaxation, better sleep and better focus. The app pulls data from your environment (like weather, location or time of day), then moderates sounds to match your mood: focus music for daytime work and chill sounds to help you sleep. The app comes with a 7-day free trial, after which point you’ll need to buy a subscription ($5.99 per month or $49.99 per year, at present) or use the free, browser-based version.

Find Endel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, or on Twitch.


  1. Rise: Sleep & Energy Tracker

For those wanting a scientific approach to a good night’s sleep, the Rise sleep tracker app is worth checking out. It’s free to download with membership upgrades as app purchases beginning at $6.99 per month. Unlike sleep-tracking apps which just gauge your sleep cycle, Rise looks at “sleep debt”– aka how much sleep you should get but don’t. The sleep app works backward from your sleep debt numbers, drawing from sleep data and health information to help you improve sleep quality and quantity. Rise fans include pro sports teams and Fortune 500 leaders who find the price worth it to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed.

Find Rise in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Most people experience sleep problems for a range of underlying causes, thus it can be helpful to have multiple free sleep apps on your phone. Armed with nature sounds, bedtime stories, guided meditation, science-backed sleep habits and hypnosis for life’s most pressing worries, you can stop counting sheep and cue up what’s mostly likely to help you get a good night’s sleep.



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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