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Born on this day!! Filmmaker Robert Benton (“Kramer vs. Kramer”) is 90. Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 87. Actor Ian McShane (“American Gods,” “Deadwood”) is 80. Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 80. TV theme composer Mike Post is 78. Actor Patricia Hodge is 76. Guitarist Mike Pinera of Iron Butterfly is 74. Singer-guitarist Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad is 74. TV personality Bryant Gumbel is 74. Country singer Alvin Crow is 72. Actor Drake Hogestyn (“Days of Our Lives”) is 69. Singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches is 66. Comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay is 65. Actor Roger Bart (“Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” ″Desperate Housewives”) is 60. Singer-bassist Les Claypool of Primus is 59. Actor Ben Miles (“The Crown”) is 56. Actor Jill Whelan (“Love Boat”) is 56. Bassist Brad Smith of Blind Melon is 54. Actor Erika Eleniak (“Baywatch”) is 53. Singer Devante Swing of Jodeci is 53. Actor Emily Lloyd is 52. Actor Natasha Gregson Wagner is 52. Actor Rachel Cronin (“Ed”) is 51. Guitarist Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive is 49. Actor Alexis Cruz (“Shark,” “Touched by an Angel”) is 48. Actor Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) is 42. Actor Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”) is 42. Actor Kelly McCreary (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 41. Guitarist Josh Farro (Paramore) is 35. Actor Doug Brochu (“Sonny With A Chance”) is 32. Singer and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips is 32. Singer Halsey is 28.


1399 – King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne.
1829 – Sir Robert Peel’s police force, the “bobbies,” began operations at Scotland Yard.
1895 – French chemist Louis Pasteur died.
1978 – John Paul I died one month after becoming pope.
1982 – Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.
1988 – The space shuttle Discovery was launched, the first American staffed space flight since the Challenger disaster.
2001 – Former South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu died.

Today Is: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction, MAGS Day, Mutation Day, National Attend Your Grandchild’s Birth Day, National Biscotti Day, National Coffee Day, VFW Day, World Heart Day, Silent Movie Night, World Maritime Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – Young Sheldon  / 9:00 – So Help Me Todd  /  10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  Celebrity Family Feud  /  9:00 – Hocus Pocus
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Welcome To Flatch /  9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Bump   /  8:30 – Bump  /  9:00 – Great Chocolate Showdown

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ben Stiller, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Jimmy Fallon: Robert De Niro, Chloe Fineman, Arctic Monkeys
Stephen Colbert: George Clooney, Alex G
Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tom Benko
James Corden: Billy Eichner, Maya Hawke, Mt. Joy
Watch What Happens Live: Kelly Ripa
The Talk: Marg Helgenberger
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jimmy Smits, Alfonso Ribeiro
Kelly Clarkson: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Jim Rash, Symone
Drew Barrymore: Fat Joe, Nick Kroll, Jurnee Smollett

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

QUESTION: What the hell are those NOISES coming out of the intercom on American Airlines Flights?? Airline says it’s a “mechanical issue!” We say, “NO WAY!!!” 


QUESTION: Will Meghan and Harry CANCEL their Netflix doc?? They may have to, as they try to edit and soften their take on the King, so they don’t lose their TITLES!!!!!


QUESTION: Do breakups HAVE to be BAD?? She was leaving her boyfriend.. so they decided to go on a “breakup vacation” together!! Was it AWKWARD.. or HEALING????


QUESTION: Did she think it was gonna be EASY?? Think again! Kanye West hires MELINDA GATES’ ATTORNEY as he fights for property and parental rights with Kim K!!!
Splitsville: Kardashian filed to divorce West in February of 2021 after more than six years of marriage and four children together

QUESTION: Do you have to be CRAZY to live in Florida?? No.. but it sure helps!!! These idiots were caught SWIMMING near a pier during HURRICANE IAN!! Hello.. Darwin??

A picture of three people were seen swimming in the water in Fort Myers as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Katie Couric Announces Breast Cancer

Katie Couric is going public with her breast cancer diagnosis.  She said on her website Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June.  She had a mammogram June 20 after missing the routine checkup in 2021. Her doctor took a biopsy and informed Couric the next day that the test showed cancer.  “I felt sick and the room started to spin. I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked to a corner and spoke quietly, my mouth unable to keep up with the questions swirling in my head,” Couric recalled.  Couric’s first husband, Jay Monahan, died from colon cancer at age 42 in 1998, while her sister, Emily Couric, died from pancreatic cancer at age 54 in 2001. In addition, her mother and father both have a history with cancer.  “My mood quickly shifted from disbelief to resignation,” she said. “Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?'”  Couric had surgery to remove an olive-sized tumor in July and began radiation treatments Sept. 7. She will also take medication — an aromatase inhibitor — for five years.
**********All the best!! Hoping she beats it.
********The doc called her the next day and said, “By the way, you’re also a b*tch!! No cure for that!!”

Hugh Jackman Joining Deadpool 3

Ryan Reynolds announced on social media that Deadpool 3 will feature Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine. He also announced the sequel’s release date of Sept. 6, 2024.  Deadpool 3 will be the first Deadpool film made since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox. At Fox, Deadpool was tangentially part of the X-Men universe, having introduced Reynolds’ character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and included other character cameos in Reynolds’ films.  Jackman previously insisted that 2017’s Logan was his last appearance as the character. Logan was set in the future as Wolverine’s powers were declining, so there is room for him to appear prior to the events of that film.  Reynolds set up the video speaking to the camera. Jackman walks by in the background and Reynolds asks if he’ll play Wolverine one more time.  Jackman responds, “Yeah, sure, Ryan.” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” plays and the video continues to make puns like “Coming Hughn.” Wolverine’s claws slash the Deadpool logo before revealing the release date.
******It’s good to have friends like Hugh!!! Or as Tom Cruise would say: “Hugh complete me!!!”
********HOLLYWOOD INSIDERS say Ryan and Hugh are BFF’s!!
TOPIC: “Deadpool” is the Marvel movie that gets a little.. gross? Like, would you show it to your kids??

Meghan Markle Podcast Returning

After a four-week hiatus, Meghan Markle’s podcast “Archetypes” will resume with new episodes on Oct. 4th.  She had paused her Spotify podcast out of respect to Queen Elizabeth II’s passing in September.  Prior to the pause, Markle had recorded three episodes and quickly established the podcast as one of America’s top-rated productions.  Deadline reports that the first episode back will feature comic and actress Margaret Cho as well as Lisa Ling, in a conversation that is centered around Asian American representation in the entertainment industry.  In a teaser released prior to the release of “Archetypes,” Markle explained that the crux of her podcast was to “investigate the labels that try to hold women back.”  Prince Harry and Markle started their nonprofit organization Archewell in 2020 after the controversial decision to step down as senior royals. Their production company, Archewell Audio, produces the podcast.
*********Can’t wait to get the dirt about how awful her last trip to England was!! Did she get some “face time” with the King???
*********What would be better than listening to Meghan Markle on your commute?? Maybe you could just stick your head in the glove box!! THAT would be better!!!
******If you really want to listen to an empty-headed poseur, you can listen to OUR show!!!

Pierce Brosnan Remembers Mrs. Doubtfire’s Famous Improvised Line

Pierce Brosnan revealed Robin Williams improvised one of the most iconic “Mrs. Doubtfire” scenes, while opening up about the first time he met the late actor on set of the classic film.  During a recent interview with GQ, he recalled filming the movie with Williams and how many laughs they shared in the process.  Brosnan revealed one of Williams’ most iconic lines in the film wasn’t originally in the script and was an improvised moment that made it into the film.  In the scene, Williams, as Mrs. Doubtfire, throws a lime at the back of Brosnan’s character’s head. In an effort to escape blame, Williams told Brosnan it was a “run-by fruiting” committed by someone who ran away.  “‘Run-by fruiting,’ it wasn’t in the script,” Brosnan said. “I get the beers, I’m walking back and thinking, ‘This is going to take forever to hit me on the head.’ The first one missed. And the second one — is history.”  He recalled being excited about landing the role because he was a single father and he needed to be working but primarily because he “was a single father getting a job with Robin Williams.”  He also remembered his first time meeting the comedian, explaining they first met in the makeup trailer on Brosnan’s first day on set for “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He explained Williams was in the process of getting his Mrs. Doubtfire makeup on.  “I remember going up to San Francisco the first day. I went into the makeup trailer, and Robin was in there with a Hawaiian shirt on, big hairy arms and cargo shorts with hairy legs, but he had the head of Mrs. Doubtfire,” he said.
********Good story. Anyway, what’s for breakfast???

Tom Hanks Likes Only Four Of His Movies

Even though he starred in at least 85 films throughout his career, Tom Hanks thinks only four of those movies are “pretty good.”  He made the revelation to People while promoting his debut novel “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece,” set for release in May 2023.  “No one knows how a movie is made – though everyone thinks they do,” he told the outlet.  “I’ve made a ton of movies, and four of them are pretty good, I think, and I’m still amazed at how films come together. From a flicker of an idea to the flickering image onscreen, the whole process is a miracle.”  Hanks did not divulge which of the four films he was referring to.
*****We figured out that he mostly likes the movies that he had the most fun making!!
TOPIC: What is the best Tom Hanks movie?? We know the worst: “Joe Vs. the Volcano!!!”

Hocus Pocus House On AirBnB

Ahead of the release of Hocus Pocus 2, streaming tomorrow on Disney+, Airbnb has announced an exclusive opportunity to stay at a recreation of the Sanderson sisters’ cottage “in the remote woods of Salem, Massachusetts” on Oct. 20, for just $31 — in honor of Halloween’s Oct. 31 date, of course.  Aside from being able to sleep in beds decorated in tribute to Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) Sanderson, the lucky duo will be able to “try their hand at enchantments enshrined in the ancient spellbook that guided the sisters in all their mischief,” an official release teases.  “There’ll be everything you need, the beds and the sheets and the furniture and the dead man’s toe and the spiders,” Najimy, who reprises her role as Mary in the upcoming sequel, jokes in an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE.  Before exploring the inside of the witches’ cottage with their beds and spell book, guests will be greeted with the home’s familiar façade including a large rotating water wheel and a sign with information about “The Sanderson Witch Museum,” which the sisters’ home was famously turned into after they were hanged in 1693 — 300 years before the events of the first film. After making their way up the stone steps, guests will be treated to a simmering cauldron that would make Winifred (Bette Midler) proud, as well as an apothecary wall, ancient-looking bookshelves, several brooms, postcards and various potions.  Airbnb will make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, “which aims to ensure that success is within reach of every young person who walks through their doors,” a release from the company states.
***********One drawback: the house smells like Bette Midler!!
**********The original movie has become a cult classic for middle-aged women!! For men? Not so much!!

SHE NEEDED TO KEEP HER MIC DRY IN THE HURRICANE!! Fortunately, she had a large supply of CONDOMS with her!!!???
Florida reporter defends putting condom on mic during Hurricane Ian broadcast


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kelly and Ryan: View to a Kill – (National Enquirer) 

“Live” co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are not happy The View is once again daytime’s top-rated talk show, and sources say they’re about to get more competitive with guests!!” Moving forward, they’re going to force stars to pick between them and Whoopi and Joy on The View,” snitches a source. “The competition has never been more dramatic. Kelly and Ryan won’t be happy until they are number one!”



Robot Breaks Running Record

A robot developed at Oregon State University broke a Guinness World Record by running 100 meters on two legs in less than a half-minute.  Oregon State University’s College of Engineering announced that the robot, developed at the school and produced by OSU spinoff company Agility Robotics, broke the Guinness World Record for fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.  The robot, dubbed Cassie, took to the track at the school’s Whyte Track and Field Center and ran the 100 meters in 24.73 seconds.  Cassie previously managed to run a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 2021 in just over 53 minutes.  The development team said Cassie is the first bipedal robot to use machine learning to control a running gait on outdoor terrain.  “We have been building the understanding to achieve this world record over the past several years, running a 5k and also going up and down stairs,” graduate student Devin Crowley, who led the Guinness effort, said in the news release.
****Have these people ever seen a Terminator movie?? We don’t WANT robots that run that fast!!
**********Can we program the robots to exterminate all the Killer Hornets??

Way Overdue VHS Tape Returned

Officials at a Kansas library received an unusual surprise when a patron returned a VHS tape that had been checked out 19 years earlier.  The Johnson County Central Resource Library said the tape, Russian film Burnt by the Sun, was checked out on a 7-day loan in 2003.  “It’s a blast for the past for us,” Amy Field, web content developer for the Johnson County Library, told the Shawnee Mission Post. “Sometimes they have old library stickers on them or the old ways of categorizing items, and that’s always fun for librarians to see again.”  It was unclear whether the patron will be fined for the return. The library imposes a 30-cent-per-day fine on late materials, but the fees are capped at $6 per item.  Field said the unusual return should serve as inspiration for any other library patrons to return their long-overdue items.
**********Then they found out the person has a few laser discs that are overdue!!
*******”Hey I’m returning this because my VHS player finally fell apart!!”
******Bernie Sanders has a stone tablet he checked out 2,000 years ago!!

Bear Destroys SUV

A Peninsula woman vacationing in California captured video of the moment a bear fled from the back of her SUV after spending up to seven hours inside the vehicle.  Vicky Costantini of Redwood City, Pa., said she was visiting her vacation home in Arnold, a small community in Calaveras County, Calif., when she made an early morning discovery about her Range Rover SUV.  “There were lots of lights going off, the hazards were on. The car was honking. We need to open it to figure out what was in there,” Costantini told KTVU-TV.  She and her friends used the key fob to open the hatch and a bear emerged from the back of the vehicle. Costantini posted a video of the bear’s emergence to TikTok.  “It was foamy at the mouth when it came out. It was probably very dehydrated from having been in there so long. It was pretty desperate to get out,” Costantini said.  Costantini said the vehicle, which had been left unlocked the night before, was destroyed inside. She said there was a can of Altoids in the SUV when the bear entered, but the animal didn’t touch it.  “I often say a bear ate my car. It is destroyed,” said Costantini,”It ripped apart the dash. It was trying to get through the car. Every single door panel is destroyed. Every single seat is ripped. But the worse part was the smell.”  See the video HERE.
******That’s what we say about our kids!! Same thing!!!

Raccoon Rescued From Peanut Butter Jar

Animal rescuers in Massachusetts assisted a raccoon spotted wandering with a peanut butter jar stuck over its head.  The Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable said in a Facebook post that a rescue team dispatched to help the raccoon was initially able to contain the animal, but it soon escaped and fled into the woods.  The homeowner who originally reported the raccoon spotted the animal again the next day, and rescuers were able to locate its den.  The rescuers used a grabbing tool to reach into the den and pluck the jar from the raccoon’s head.  “Luckily, the jar hadn’t caused any trauma to his neck,” the post said.  The wildlife center said the rescue should serve as a reminder to make sure discarded food containers are properly cleaned and secured to avoid similar incidents.  See the pics HERE.
*********At least he had a tasty snack while he was trapped!!
******By the way, the raccoons could help by STAYING OUT OF OUR TRASHCANS!!








5 Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Make The Best Homemade Soup



Mistake #1: Oversalting … or undersalting

If a recipe tells you to use one teaspoon of salt, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll come out tasting perfectly seasoned. The most important thing is tasting and seasoning as you go, and freeing yourself from the notion that you have to follow the recipe exactly.

Getting the salt level just right can be tricky when making homemade soup, because as it simmers the liquid evaporates (if you have the lid off) and the saltiness of the soup increases. For best results, our chef experts recommend gradually adding salt throughout the cooking process.

“Salt should be added a little in the beginning, some along the way and again at the end when the soup is almost done,” said Einav Gefen, a chef at the hospitality company Restaurant Associates.

If you’ve accidentally added too much salt, there are a few ways to fix it. Lisa Brooks, executive chef of Heart and Soul Personal Chef Services, recommends adding potato chunks to the soup and letting them absorb the salt. “This should work in most broth-based soups,” Brooks said. Gefen recommends adding more liquid (like broth), or fat (like cream) if the soup already has some in there. As a last resort, you can add in a little bit of everything that’s already in the soup to help change the salt ratio.


Mistake #2: Dumping in all your ingredients at once

At its core, soup is simmering a bunch of ingredients in broth. But that doesn’t mean you should just throw meat and vegetables into some boiling liquid and call it a day. If you’re using onions, for example, don’t just boil them in a pot.

“Onions need to be sautéed at least somewhat before adding liquid,” said Ben Goodnick, executive chef of Coastal Soups (a seasonal soup concept run by Summer House in Chicago). He recommends sautéing onions until translucent for a brothy soup, or browned for more hearty soups. “This makes the flavor sweeter and more mellow and complex,” he said.

It’s all about building flavor. “Sauté your aromatic base (onion, garlic, carrots, celery, ginger) and sear the protein (sausage, chicken, beef, pancetta, bacon),” Gefen said.

She recommends adding hearty herbs like thyme, rosemary and bay leaf early in the cooking process for maximum flavor extraction, then fine herbs like parsley, basil and cilantro toward the end. “Sometimes I use the stems of the parsley as a flavor booster early on and the parsley leaves towards the end,” she said.


Mistake #3: Not cooking it for long enough

Good soup takes time, and when making it, “low and slow” is the way to go.

“A gentle simmer is best, giving all ingredients time to infuse flavors and create a balanced, delicious soup,” Gefen said. There’s no hard and fast rule about exactly how long you should let a soup simmer, because that will depend on the ingredients you’re using.

Gefen notes that vegetable soups can come together in as little as 45 minutes, while soups with beans and legumes will need about an hour to an hour and a half. Beef-based soups made with tougher cuts typically need one to two hours for the meat to become tender.

“‘Low and slow’ is not only for the key ingredients to fully cook, but also for the flavors of all components to release into the liquids and create a delicious concoction,” Gefen said.


Mistake #4: Always leaving the lid on

To cover, or not to cover: That depends on the soup. In general, Gefen covers legume-based soups to minimize evaporation and avoid getting a soup that is too thick. She leaves most brothy soups uncovered and controls how much liquid evaporates by cooking over low heat.

Goodnick does this as well, noting that leaving the lid off so water can evaporate intensifies and concentrates the flavor.


Mistake #5: Cooking all the ingredients for the same amount of time

To ensure everything in your soup is cooked to an ideal consistency (aka no crunchy potatoes or mushy carrots), add ingredients into your soup according to their cooking time.

“If I am making a seafood chowder, I start stewing the harder vegetables like potatoes first,” Brooks said. “Any softer or frozen vegetables can be added later, and the last thing that should go in is the fresh seafood, since it takes mere seconds to cook through.”

Gefen said legumes and pulses take longer to cook than pasta, so they should be added first.


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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