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Born on this day!! Actor James Darren is 87. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 83. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 81. Singer Boz Scaggs is 79. Actor Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”) is 73. Actor Sonia Braga is 73. Singer Bonnie Tyler is 72. Actor Griffin Dunne is 68. Actor-director Keenan Ivory Wayans is 65. Singer Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is 63. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran is 61. Singer Doris Pearson of Five Star is 57. Actor Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” ″ER”) is 56. Actor Dan Futterman (“Judging Amy”) is 56. Actor David Sutcliffe (“Private Practice,” “Gilmore Girls”) is 54. Actor Kent Faulcon (“Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse”) is 53. Singer Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone is 53. Actor Kelli Williams (“The Practice”) is 53. Actor Mark Feuerstein (“West Wing,” ″Good Morning, Miami”) is 52. Guitarist Mike Scheuchzer of MercyMe is 48. Actor Eion Bailey (“Once Upon a Time”) is 47. Rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) is 46. Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is 45. Guitarist Derek Trucks (Allman Brother Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band) is 44. Singer Alex Band of The Calling is 42. Fiddler Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek is 42. Actor Torrey DeVitto (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 39.


632 – The prophet Muhammad died.
1845 – Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
1861 – Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
1968 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassin, was arrested.
1982 – President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.
1983 – Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died.
2001 – Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.

Today Is: Ghostbusters Day, National Best Friends Day, National Brain Tumor Awareness Day, National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Upsy Daisy Day, World Oceans Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon  / 8:30 – Ghosts  /  9:00 – So Help Me Todd  /  10:00 – CSI Las Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – The Blacklist / 9:00 – The Blacklist / 10:00 – Magnum PI
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey  / 9:00 – Judge Steve Harvey  /  10:00 – Judge Steve Harvey
FOX – 8:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit /  9:00 – Animal Control / 9:30 – Animal Control
CW – 8:00 – Walker / 9:00 – 100 Days To Indy

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Kaley Cuoco, Mike Birbiglia, Ari Lennox (R 9/20/22)
Stephen Colbert: Audie Cornish, Elle King, Tom Hanks (R 1/26/23)
Seth Meyers: Lea Michele, Janelle James (R 12/5/22)
James Corden: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina (R 4/13/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Anthony Ramos, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Jennifer Hudson: Fortune Feimster, Tasha Cobbs Leonard (R 11/2/22)

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

QUESTION: How BAD is that Canadian wildfire smoke over New York City?? MLB postponed a Yankees/Phillies game over health concerns!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What is the evidence that Prince Harry’s phone was hacked? “Uh.. I have none!! But it would be an INJUSTICE if I were to lose this case!!”


QUESTION: Are the brand name products you buy online REAL.. or FAKE?? Experts say that $2 TRILLION worth of fake goods are sold every year!!!!


QUESTION: You mean it’s REAL?? It looks like they’ve got video of CHUPACRABRA, the GOAT-SUCKER!! And he’s in BOLIVIA!!! Be very afraid!!!!
A still from a video of the alleged chupa in Bolivia.

QUESTION: Is your man CHEAP? Not cheaper than THIS guy!! This Aussie TikTok’er says her boyfriend PEELS BANANAS before the checker WEIGHS THEM!!

Mason weighs his skinless banana.

Wrestling Legend “The Iron Sheik” Has Died

*********He was 81, so it’s actually a good career move!!
*******When they did the autopsy, they found that his body was 50% steroids!!
*******His signature move was the “Camel Clutch!!”
TRIVIA: Who was his tag team partner?? ANSWER: Nikolai Volkoff!!

Shannen Doherty Says Her Cancer Has Spread To Her Brain

******So… this isn’t “Feel-Good Thursday,” is it???
*******She shared a video showing the agonizing effects of treatment..
****Not only that, she just filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years!! The hits just keep on coming..

Drew Barrymore Says Steven Spielberg Was The Only Parental Figure In Her Life

********Yeah.. Drew doesn’t get along with mom! In fact, she’s said she can’t wait until her mom “leaves this world!” So there’s that!
******Her parents fought all the time. She was legally emancipated from them at the age of 14!!
*****During the filming of ET, she asked Spielberg to be her godfather, and started living with him on the weekend!!
******She also confessed that she thought ET was real!! Spielberg had the puppeteers keep ET moving all the time so Drew could keep believing!! She’d eat lunch with the puppet every day!

Is There A Ted Lasso Spinoff In The Works?

*****The third season is done.. but they haven’t announced whether there will be another!!
*******We’re thinking they’ll carry on without Ted, with the story of Richmond “The Richmond Way,” and it will include a brand-new women’s team as well!!
*******We’ll bet $100, which is something like 75 Pounds!!
********The Apple TV Twitter account posted this picture of Coach, Roy and Nate!! The caption read: “Smells like potential!!”
Beard, Roy Kent, and Nate stand in the locker room, wearing their new coaching uniforms, looking up at the Believe sign.

Britney Spears Says She Has “Quit The Business”

****Yeah… we kinda knew that already!!
*********Also says her favorite song from her career is 2007’s “Get Naked (I Got a Plan)”
*********Her ex Kevin is moving their boys to Hawaii because his current wife got a new job there!! He has to support her.. because he’s supporting him!!
******Meanwhile, Britney says she’s going shopping in London!! But.. why? She never wears any clothes!!




Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“The problem was, she had 23 bridesmaids and I didn’t have 23 friends.  I had my friends ask their friends if they were doing anything.”-On his 1980 wedding to LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson.

“It is a privilege and there’s a sense of ease.  The older you get, the less you care about what everybody else has to say.”-On embracing aging, Vanessa Williams.

“A lot of headlines [recently] have said, ‘This is Miley’s moment.’  And I’m like, ‘That’s exactly what it is.  It’s a moment.  And it will be over.’…..I actually prefer it.  I don’t like to stay big.”-On taking things as they came, Miley Cyrus.




STUPID NEWS Reveals Most Unusual Room Service Requests (Diet Water?)

**********Other requests include “Melted Ice Cream,” Blowfish and a race bowl for a dog!!
*******On the flip side, some of the most unusual things OFFERED by hotels include in-room concerts by the Royal Philharmonic, $1,600 burgers and a $300 “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Sundae!!!” (16 scoops)
******Many of these hotels change the sheets every day.. from room to room!!

Possible Meteorite Splashes Down Into Family Swimming Pool In British Columbia

******The homeowner says all he knows is that something “fell from the sky” into his pool and landed in the shallow end in a ball!!
*****It’s either a meteorite or an alien doing a cannonball!
****Scientists say, “Bend over!! Let’s see if it’s an asteroid!!”
********He drained the pool and now he wants it to be studied, but scientists say the dark brown ball in the pool might be from Uranus!!

Coyote Pup Squeezes Into Dog Kennel With the Family Dogs

**********He was sooo cute.. until he ate the other dogs!!
*********They’re gonna put him in a rescue with other coyotes.. then into the wild!!
*****They’re also feeding him Purina Coyote Chow!! Which is made from freeze dried prairie dogs!!

Researchers Ask: Can Humans Get Along With Sharks? – You First!!!

*********Researchers are flying drones over shark populations, measuring how close they come to human swimmers!! (true)
******They say that even when the sharks are close enough to bite, they rarely attack, so don’t worry about it!!
*****Suggestion: why don’t they go swim with the sharks, THEN tell us there’s no danger???
****The study was done by the Cal State Long Beach’s “Shark Lab.” It’s probably staffed by people who identify as sharks!!









The Worst Foods To Bring To The Beach, According To Food Safety Experts


Fresh Produce

Perpetually encouraged by health experts, fruits and veggies might not be your best bet at the beach.  “I would avoid bringing cut leafy greens like a salad, cut tomatoes and cut melon ― these foods, once cut, create a great environment for bacteria to grow,” explained Ellen Shumaker, director of outreach and extension for Safe Plates at North Carolina State University.  Like all living things, bacteria require certain conditions to grow and thrive. Warm, moist or damp environments (think the greenhouse that your plastic container of salad becomes in 90-degree weather) are ideal. Juicy produce can be especially tempting to bacteria that thrive and multiply in moist environments.  From a flavor perspective, you’ll likely not enjoy a wilted salad, the sure result of four hours of iceberg lettuce melting in the trunk of your car. Swan also dislikes summer fave watermelon, since it’s a “sand attractor.” Beach sand can contain fecal matter, which you don’t want to ingest.  Because hand-washing stations are not always accessible (or in existence) at beaches, bring a hand sanitizer or wet wipes for finger foods like berries or carrots. For those who insist on packing fruits and veggies, Shumaker advises bringing them in a cooler with ice.

Uncooked Meat

Whether over a bonfire or on top of a tiny, rusted grill, someone is always taking their life into their hands by cooking meat at the beach. If you insist on cooking your raw meat at the picnic, bring a meat thermometer to ensure raw items are fully cooked. Or better yet, cook your burgers at home and warm them at the beach.  Genius hack: Turn your cooler into a heater.  “Preheat the cooler by placing several sealed containers of boiling water in the cooler for an hour in advance so that the cooler walls don’t just suck up the heat of the meat,” Swan suggested. “We want this to be at least 140ºF for the 4 hours or less that it is held, so I like to dig in soon after we get to the beach, to ensure the temperature hasn’t dropped too much.”  In a very Goldilocks-like dilemma, you’ll want to ensure that any protein you’re cooking at the beach is kept cold before you make it hot again. said Britanny Saunier, executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education.  “If meat and poultry need to stay cool for a long period of time, they may be packed while still frozen,” Saunier said.  Make sure you pack enough ice to keep the cooler cold. Full coolers stay cold longer. Consider swapping out large half-empty ones for mini ones. Most importantly, only take food out when you’re ready to cook with it. Saunier said, “Don’t let food sit out for more than two hours. Reduce this time to one hour on a hot day (90ºF or higher).”  Another major issue is cross-contamination: Raw burger juice can drip onto burger buns or soda cans.  “We don’t have a good way to clean up at the beach,” Swan said. “Similarly, we can’t easily wash our hands with warm, soapy water after handling raw meats. If making burgers or grilling up chicken at the beach is part of the plan, I would make sure there is a bathroom with running water available.”  Food-safety pro tips include using a separate cooler for raw proteins to help prevent cross-contamination.

Mayo-Based Salads

Google “what not to bring to the beach,” and the top result is anything with the internet’s most contentious condiment. But mayo’s bad rap is undeserved if you’re just talking about the condiment itself, according to Shumaker.  “Mayo tends to get a bad name with causing foodborne illness, but commercially packaged mayo has been processed in such a way that it won’t allow for pathogens to grow,” Shumaker said.  But don’t pack that potato salad just yet. Since you won’t be eating a tub of mayo straight, combining the condiment with proteins or starches (like an egg salad sandwich) changes the composition and makes it less stable. Keep these foods safe by storing them in a cooler with ice.

Alcohol (But Not For Food Safety Reasons)

Cracking open a canned cocktail or cold beer while floating in a lake is peak summer enjoyment. What’s not summer enjoyment is the nasty hangover after consuming six gin and tonics and nothing else in the blazing sun. So, if you forego packing food, drinking at the beach is not a good idea.  “Drinking on an empty stomach allows our bodies to absorb alcohol quicker than if there was food in our stomachs,” Marissa Meshulam, a registered dietitian, explained. “Plus, alcohol lowers our blood sugar and promotes dehydration (hence what you feel on a hangover), so drinking on empty is never a good idea. I recommend bringing some water, rehydrating foods and something with a little fat or protein to help slow down the absorption of alcohol and prevent you from feeling like crap!”


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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