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Born on this day!! Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 88. Actor Scott Glenn is 84. Singer Jean Knight is 80. Actor Richard Portnow (“Trumbo,” ″The Sopranos”) is 76. Drummer Corky Laing of Mountain is 75. Actor David Strathairn is 74. Musician Lucinda Williams is 70. Percussionist Norman Hassan of UB40 is 65. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 65. Keyboardist Charlie Gillingham of Counting Crowes is 64. Guitarist Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) is 60. Singer Jazzie B of Soul II Soul is 60. Actor Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”) is 59. Actor Bryan Callen (“The Goldbergs”) is 56. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 53. Actor Nate Mooney (“American Odyssey,” ″It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) is 51. Actor Jennifer Crystal (“House,” “Once and Again”) is 50. Drummer Chris Hesse of Hoobastank is 49. Actor Matilda Szydagis (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 49. Actor Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”) is 47. Actor Sara Rue (“Mom,” ″Less Than Perfect”) is 45. Actor Colin O’Donoghue (“Once Upon a Time”) is 42. Guitarist Michael Martin of Marshall Dyllon is 40.


1788 – The first European settlers landed in Sydney, Australia.
1802 – Congress passed an act calling for establishment of a library within the US Capitol.
1837 – Michigan became the 26th state in the United States.
1950 – India, three years after gaining its independence from the United Kingdom, formally became a republic.
1979 – Former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller died in New York at age 70.
1988 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway. It would go on to become the longest-running Broadway show.
1993 – Vaclav Havel was elected president of the new Czech Republic.
2001 – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocked the Indian state of Gujarat, killing more than 20,000 people.
2004 – President Hamid Karzai signed the new constitution of Afghanistan.

Today Is: Clashing Clothes Day, Dental Drill Appreciation Day, Lotus 1-2-3 Day, National Green Juice Day, National Peanut Brittle Day, Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  / 8:30 – Ghosts  /  9:00 – So Help Me Todd  /  10:00 – FBI
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  Celebrity Jeopardy  /  9:00 – The Parent Test  /  10:00 – Jimmy Kimmel Live
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Welcome To Flatch /  9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Walker  /  9:00 – Walker Independence

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: George Clooney, Snoop Dogg, Coldplay
Jimmy Fallon: Michael B. Jordan, Hugh Dancy, Måneskin, Tom Morello
Seth Meyers: Alex Wagner, Bowen Yang, Danny Carey
James Corden: David Duchovny, Mike Sabath & the Moongirls
Watch What Happens Live: Hilary Duff, Nikki Bella
Daily Show: Guest host Wanda Sykes
The View: Linsey Davis
The Talk: Lil Rel Howery
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Hilary Duff
Drew Barrymore: Josh Duhamel, Lisa Guerrero, Thomas Doherty, Damona Hoffman
Jennifer Hudson: Shemar Moore, Reneé Rapp

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

QUESTION: Are YOU a big fan of TRADER JOE’S?? You’ll want to see their new annual list of TOP SHOPPER FAVORITES!! Most of the top items are new this year!!


QUESTION: Looking to make more money than you can as a TEACHER?? This former NY teacher now makes $120,000 a year.. as a DOG WALKER!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Want to look and feel like you’re 18 again?? This 45-year-old tech mogul does it.. and it only costs him TWO MILLION BUCKS A YEAR!! Cheap!!


QUESTION: Is this the MOST HANDSOME MAN IN THE WORLD?? According to science, yes! He’s Rege-Jean Page from Bridgerton! Your move, CHRIS EVANS!!!
Regé-Jean Page

QUESTION: Uh… is JAMES CAMERON really a TIME TRAVELER?? Robotics company premieres a new robot that can LIQUEFY and then REFORM ITSELF!!! Yikes!
The robot liquifies and slides through the bars. This is because of magnetic particles embedded in gallium, a metal with a very low melting point of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once on the outside of the cage, the robot reforms back into its solid shape

Paris Hilton Is A New Mom

Paris Hilton announced on Instagram that she has welcomed her first child, a son.  “You are already loved beyond words,” Hilton captioned Tuesday’s photo of her holding her infant’s tiny hand in her own manicured one. The post has already gotten more than 1 million “likes” and comments from some of Hilton’s celebrity friends.  “Congratulations!!!” wrote Lindsay Lohan, adding heart and praying hands emojis, while Naomi Campbell said: “Congratulations to you both, biggest blessing.”  “Huge news!!! Congrats mama,” said Teresa Palmer.  Hilton confirmed to that she and her husband Carter Reum, both 41, recently became parents to the child, who was born via surrogate.  “It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,” Hilton told the publication.  She married author and entrepreneur Reum in 2021.
********For the first time in history, a woman can sing “You’re Havin’ My Baby” to another woman!!!

Jeremy Renner Was Saving His Nephew During Accident

Jeremy Renner was trying to save his adult nephew from getting hit by his snowplow when the machine accidentally crushed him, according to a Nevada sheriff’s office incident report.  He didn’t activate the emergency brake as the machine started sliding sideways after he used it to pull his nephew’s truck out of snow, according to the new, redacted Washoe County Sheriff’s Office report (via CNN).  “The Pistenbully snow groomer began sliding causing Renner to exit the vehicle without setting the emergency brake,” reads the conclusion of the report.  “Although the Pistenbully had some mechanical issues, it is believed based on our mechanical inspection that the parking brake would keep the Pistenbully from moving forward.  “When Renner attempted to stop or divert the Pistenbully to avoid injury to (his nephew), he was pulled under the vehicle by the track and run over.”  The report also notes that the brake indicator light was not working and “mechanical issues may have been a factor in this accident.”
*********Does it make a difference at this point?? He’s hammered!!
*******We’re thinking that Tesla needs to make a snow plow!! Self-driving!!!

Razzie Awards Remove 12 Year Old Nominee

Razzie Awards organizers have removed Ryan Kiera Armstrong from their ballot following backlash from including the actress, who is 12, in its annual picks for the worst films and performances of the year.  John Wilson, head of the group that organizes the Golden Raspberry Awards — aka the Razzies — also issued an apology in a statement released Wednesday morning.  “Sometimes, you do things without thinking,” Wilson said. “Then you are called out for it. Then you get it. It’s why the Razzies were created in the first place.”  Wilson called the criticism “valid,” noting that it “brought our attention to how insensitive we’ve been in this instance. As a result, we have removed Armstrong’s name from the final ballot that our members will cast next month. We also believe a public apology is owed Ms. Armstrong, and wish to say we regret any hurt she experienced as a result of our choices.”  Armstrong, who was 11 when Firestarter was filmed, was up for worst actress along with Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic Park: Dominion), Diane Keaton (Mack & Rita), Kaya Scodelario (The King’s Daughter) and Alicia Silverstone (The Requin).  Wilson also said that new voting guidelines are being adopted that will preclude any performer or filmmaker who is a minor from being considered for a Razzie Award.  The “winners” of the 43rd Razzie Awards will be announced March 11, the day before the Oscars. There are about 1,100 voting members.
**********This clears the way for Diane Keaton to win for what was surely the worst performance of her distinguished career!!
********Kirsten Dunst was 11 when she did “Interview with a Vampire” (true) and she was already a hardened veteran!! Take our word for it!!
********It’s interesting how many films are on the Razzie… and Oscar.. lists!!!

Cops Called To Britney Spears’ Home

Britney Spears fans were in fear for her safety after her Instagram account recently disappeared, prompting a call to the cops for authorities to check on her at home to see if she was in danger.  A law enforcement source confirmed to a news outlet that Spears deleted her Instagram account within the last 12 hours.  And while Spears has done this many times in the past, her fans believed that this time indicated that she was in trouble, leading them to call the Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies responded to the call and went to Spears’ house, determining that there was no reason to believe she was in danger. It’s unclear whether authorities spoke to Spears directly, or if someone else, possibly her husband, Sam Asghari, assured them that everything was OK, it was reported.
*******They found her dancing, naked.. so everything’s normal!!!

Luke Bryan Gives Bizarre Intro For Fellow Country Star

People are calling out country star and American Idol judge Luke Bryan for the bizarre way he introduced fellow country singer Dustin Lynch at a music festival in Mexico.  Just before Lynch took the stage at Crash My Playa 2023 over the weekend, Bryan asked the crowd to give a warm welcome to his friend.  “No one has drank more liquor, no one has vomited more, no one has taken more drugs, no one has taken more IVs, no one has passed more STD tests than this next gentleman,” he said.  He then made sure to clarify that Lynch has “a clean bill” of health and “does not have diseases.”  Lynch began his performance immediately after the rant and did not appear to respond to Bryan’s comments, which have since gone viral on TikTok.  “What Luke Bryan said about Dustin Lynch is absolutely uncalled for! Nobody deserves an introduction to stage like Luke did to Dustin,” the fan who originally shared the footage captioned their post.  “I love luke but he sounded like an idiot making that introduction good grief,” another user commented.  Other TikTokers, however, argued that Bryan simply seemed to be poking fun at his pal, who has been a staple on the Crash My Playa lineup for years.  See the video HERE.
******Is THAT their biggest problem???
*****When you’re in Mexico, the most important thing is to avoid being beheaded!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Loose talk-(Us Weekly)

“Avril Lavigne.  And a poster of dogs.  I wasn’t cool.”-When asked what posters she had in her room growing up, Jennifer Lawrence.

“This one was not intentional, but here we go!”-On expecting baby No 3, Claire Danes.

“In my early 20s, I was very into vests, and I would wear them with leggings and boots.  I was very confused.  Recently, I saw some old photos and I said, ‘Who let me do this?’  I looked like Peter Pan’s psychotic cousin.”-On her worst style moment, Zoe Kravitz.



9-Year Old Find Ancient Tooth

A Maryland 9-year-old searching for shark teeth on a beach made her largest discovery to date — a 15 million-year-old megalodon tooth.  Molly Sampson was out searching for shark teeth on Calvert County Cliffs on Christmas Day when she found a megalodon tooth the size of her hand.  “I couldn’t believe it, it was so exciting,” Sampson told WJLA-TV. “I usually find little ones, I never thought I would find a big one like that.”  Sampson took her discovery to the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomon’s Island, where experts confirmed it was an ancient megalodon tooth.  “Based on where she found it on Calvert cliff, we estimate that it’s about 15 million years old,” said Stephen Godfrey, the museum’s curator of paleontology.
********It was in good shape!!! So the megalodon had good dental insurance!!!
TOPIC: The weirdest thing YOU ever found at the beach!!!

Dog Kills Man With Rifle

A man was killed in Kansas Saturday after a dog stepped on a rifle, causing it to discharge.  The bizarre occurrence happened around 9:40 a.m. in a pickup truck near Wellington, a rural area about 46 miles south of Wichita, KSNT reported.   The dog, investigators believe, stepped on the rifle in the back of the truck, causing it to fire and hit the man, who was riding in the front passenger seat, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office told KWCH. Another person was in the driver’s seat but was unharmed.   Emergency medical personnel administered CPR on the passenger. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.   Authorities have not released the man’s identity, saying only that he was in his early 30s.   No further details were released about who owned the truck or the dog.
*******Wait for all the anti-gun to Tweet out their laughing-face emojis.
******Ya gotta know some gun safety rules if you’re carrying those things around!!
*****Of course, most people are worried that the dog needs grief counseling!!

Rats Get Facial Recognition

The world’s biggest pest-control group is planning to eliminate rats through the use of facial recognition, with trials now taking place in people’s homes.  The software – which Rentokil began developing 18 months ago alongside Vodafone – tracks rodents’ habits to help decide how to kill them.  Following laboratory trials, which helped the software learn about the creatures, it has now been used in real-life settings.  Rentokil says rodents are thought to be responsible for more deaths than all the wars over the last 1,000 years.  Andy Ransom, chief executive, told the Financial Times: “With facial recognition technology you can see that rat number one behaved differently from rat number three.  “And the technology will always identify which rat has come back, where are they feeding, where are they sleeping, who’s causing the damage, which part of the building are they coming from, where are they getting into the building from, whether it’s the same rodent that caused the problem last week.”  To develop the technology, Rentokil observed the rats in a controlled setting, with cameras monitoring behavior and feeding this into the AI system.
*******Yes, they had cameras installed in the Capitol!!! There are hundreds of rats in there!!

Florida Man Sets Fire To Own Apartment

A Central Florida man is accused of intentionally setting his own apartment on fire because he was upset with the Homeowners Association (HOA), leading to an explosion with injuries and damages, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant.   Marc Hermann, 53, was arrested and booked into the Seminole County jail Monday on four arson charges, online jail records show. He appeared in court via video on Tuesday, seen lying down on his side after being treated for injuries.  According to the affidavit, Hermann told a paramedic who was treating him that he “started the fire in an act of revenge against the Homeowners Association in charge of his property.” Hermann also told the paramedic that he “shot himself in the neck after starting the fire,” the report stated.  Days before the fire, a judge denied Hermann’s request to reverse a foreclosure on his home in which he has lived for 25 years. Hermann owed the HOA thousands of dollars in unpaid fees to The Springs. The HOA eventually filed a lien and decided to foreclose on Hermann’s property in order to pay off the money owed. A judge allowed his home to be auctioned off for $82,000, even though Hermann claimed he did pay his HOA fees. In January, a judge denied Hermann’s request not to auction off his home.
*********Those HOAs are murder!!!
*****This is not gonna look good on his next home loan application!!








The Rudest Things You Can Do At A Coffee Shop



Holding Up The Line

“Read the menu and know what you want before you get to the counter,” Gottsman advised. “Don’t stand there and gaze for several minutes while you decide which size latte you prefer. Asking questions is fine, and being congenial is a plus, but chatting for a lengthier period of time is frustrating to the people behind you.”  Try to be ready to order once you reach the front of the line, and remember that there are ways to be considerate of others even when you aren’t prepared.

“If you need more time to decide, step aside and let the person behind you go ahead,” said Nick Leighton, a co-host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast.

Lingering Without Making Purchases

“First and foremost, people must remember that this coffee shop is a business,” said Jodi R.R. Smith, the president of Massachusetts-based Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “If the shop does not make enough money, it will close. This means, if you want this coffee shop to remain open, you must support them financially through your purchases.”

She recommended a minimum of one purchase per hour of sitting ― with a tip added, as well.

“You may stay longer when it is not crowded,” Smith added. “As seating becomes scarce, you may remain so long as you are actively consuming your beverage.”

In addition to ordering additional drinks or food items, you’ll want to look up periodically to examine the crowd situation and see if new customers are patiently waiting for a table.

“If parking yourself for an extended period of time with your laptop, make sure the cafe actually welcomes that,” Leighton said. “And then be mindful of how long you’re lingering, especially at peak hours.”

Hogging A Large Table As One Person

“It’s also important to be mindful of your space,” Gottsman said. “If you are sitting at a table for four and there are several people waiting, you might consider grabbing a single chair or bar stool to make room for others.”

Of course, you may have initially sat down with a group of friends or colleagues and needed a larger table. But once they’ve left, consider downsizing. And if it’s just you from the start, do your best to sit down in the most efficient place.

“Pick the smallest table possible and try to keep yourself ― and your cords and your bags and your papers ― as self-contained as possible,” Leighton added.

Conducting Loud Phone Calls

“This is not your office,” Smith said. “Quietly reading or typing is perfectly acceptable. Swearing while reviewing emails, listening to voicemail on speaker or holding extended telephone conversations are not.”

If you’re a remote worker, plan to be at home for scheduled Zoom meetings that require you to talk. If you’re just attending a virtual meeting but don’t need to participate, don’t listen at full blast.

“Headphones are a must, and avoid making or taking phone calls inside,” Leighton said.

Monopolizing Power Outlets

Outlets can be scarce at coffee shops, especially if they’re housed in older buildings. Be mindful that others may need to use them as well.

“If outlets are provided, you may take the opportunity to recharge,” Smith said. But “you should not plug in your laptop and leave it plugged in for the entirety of your stay,” she added.

Bringing In Outside Food

If you’re planning to be at a coffee shop during mealtimes, then plan to purchase your food there. Some businesses don’t offer much food, but unless they specifically note otherwise, you still can’t order delivery or pack your own snack to eat while you’re there.

“You may not bring in outside food to enjoy while inside the venue,” Smith said. “This is both insulting to the coffee shop and can potentially make them liable in case of choking or an allergic reaction.”

Lounging Like You’re At Home

A coffee shop can be a cozy, welcoming environment that feels like home. But that doesn’t mean you can put your feet up and stretch out like it’s your house.

“This is not your home,” Smith emphasized. “Your shoes should remain on and your feet should not be co-located where others may sit or eat.”

Ordering Something Off-Menu That Is Too Elaborate Or Can’t Be Explained

“Don’t assume every barista knows how to make a ‘frosted snickerdoodle latte,’” Leighton said. “If you’re ordering off-menu, you’ll need to know exactly what’s in it and how it’s made.”

Ordering an elaborate coffee drink has become more common in recent years, but baristas have expressed frustration with these complex concoctions. Try to be respectful with your requests if you’re asking for something that’s not listed on the menu.

Leaving A Mess

“When you leave, make sure and clean up your area for the next person who will be taking your seat,” Gottsman said. “Yes, the coffee shop may have someone who is responsible for cleanup. But more than likely there is a tight turn for the next person to sit down, and it’s a courtesy to leave your space clean.”

In addition to busing your table on the way out, do your best not to make a mess at the cream and sugar station.

“If it’s the sort of place that has you put on your own lid, try to take just the top one without touching the whole stack,” Leighton said.


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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