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Born on this day!!  Actor Robert Hooks is 86. Actor Hayley Mills is 77. Actor Dorothy Lyman (“Mama’s Family”) is 76. Actor Cindy Pickett (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) is 76. Keyboardist Walt Richmond of The Tractors is 76. Actor James Woods is 76. Bassist Jim Scholten of Sawyer Brown is 71. Actor Rick Moranis is 70. Actor Eric Roberts is 67. Actor Melody Thomas Scott (“Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor John James (“Dynasty,” ″The Colbys”) is 67. Bassist Les Pattinson of Echo and the Bunnymen is 65. Actor Jane Leeves (“Hot In Cleveland,” ″Fraiser”) is 62. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is 61. Talk show host Conan O’Brien is 60. Actor Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”) is 60. Actor Maria Bello is 56. Actor Mary Birdsong (“Reno 911!”) is 55. Actor David Hewlett (“Stargate: SG-1”) is 55. Actor-rapper Fredro Starr of Onyx (“Moesha”) is 52. Actor David Tennant (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) is 52. Guitarist Mark Tremonti of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 49. Singer Trina of Trina and Tamara is 49. Actor Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 47. Actor Bryce Johnson (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 46. TV personality Kourtney Kardashian is 44. Actor America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) is 39. Actor Tom Hughes (“Victoria”) is 38. Actor Ellen Woglom (“Marvel’s Inhumans”) is 36. Actor Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”) is 35. Actor Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) is 34. Actor Britt Robertson (“Under the Dome”) is 33. Actor Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ″Nashville”) is 31. Singer Nathan Sykes of The Wanted is 30. Actor Moises Arias (“Hannah Montana”) is 29.



1775 – Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution.
1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.
1923 – The first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.
1956 – Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
1968 – London Bridge was sold to an American. It was rebuilt in Arizona.
1978 – The U.S. Senate voted to hand over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.
2002 – Afghanistan’s former king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, returned after 29 years in exile.
2012 – American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host Dick Clark died of heart failure.

Today Is: Adult Autism Day, Income Tax Pay Day, International Day for Monuments and Sites, Nabisco Animal Cracker Day, National Columnists’ Day, National Lineman Appreciation Day, Pet Owners Independence Day, Pinata Day, World Amateur Radio Day  

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – Night Court / 8:30 – American Auto / 9:00 – The Wall / 10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – The Rookie  /  9:00 – Rookie Feds / 10:00 – Will Trent
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star / 9:00 – Accused
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Loris / 9:00 – Gotham Knights

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Ana de Armas, Jesse Plemons, slowthai
Stephen Colbert: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, the Walkmen
Seth Meyers: Jason Sudeikis, Annaleigh Ashford, Nic Collins (R 3/16/23)
James Corden: Sharon Stone, Jack Whitehall
Watch What Happens Live: Margaret Josephs, Jackie Goldschneider
Daily Show: Guest host Jordan Klepper
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Scott Foley
Kelly Clarkson: Henry Winkler, Melissa Barrera, Brian Hart Hoffman, Kay Adams, Jackson Dean
Tamron Hall: Charlene Tilton, Ed Gordon, Leslie Means
Jennifer Hudson: Giancarlo Esposito, Ben & Erin Napier

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

QUESTION: How was that first show with Ryan Seacrest’s replacement?? Kelly and kept TALKING OVER Mark!! One viewer: “Bruuuutal! Last time I watch!” 


QUESTION: What costs $255 MILLION over the next five years, and hasn’t won a Super Bowl? The Eagles’ JALEN HURTS, the highest-paid man in the NFL!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you spending $3000 a year on food you DON’T EAT??? 3 out of 10 people FORGET about leftovers the minute they stick ’em in the fridge!!


QUESTION: If WE can stream live, why can’t NETFLIX figure it out?? They screwed up the live reunion for “Love is Blind,” and had to RECORD IT!! Not good!!
'Love Is Blind' reaction tweets

QUESTION: What would JAMES BOND look like if he were generated by AI?? Like THIS! And he looks a lot like the front-runner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson!!

With an alluring gaze, perfectly tousled hairstyle and chiselled jawline, the man the AI generated (pictured) is reminiscent of one of the bookies' favourites

Lindsay Lohan’s Friends And Family Threw Her A Baby Shower

*******Her mom said, “I don’t care what the baby is, as long as it’s human!!”
*******Lindsay’s husband is the baby-daddy. We hope!!!
****Nick Cannon texted her: “Congratulations!! You got a lot of catching up to do!!!”
*******Everyone wants a gender reveal, but she says, “The baby can decide later!!”

Harry and William Will Be Separated At The King’s Coronation.. Harry Will be Several Rows Back!

********However, they WILL be sharing bunk beds the night before!!!
********William will be seated in front of Harry… which means he may get a big loogie on the back of his neck!!
*******How bad is it?? When Harry sends a note to Wills, it’s addressed to “Baldy!!”
*****If Harry is seated any further back, he’ll be in Ireland!!!

Jamie Foxx Is Still Recovering In The Hospital After “Mystery Medical Complication”

*****WE HEAR… it’s very serious. And that he won’t be able to complete his latest film, “Back In Action” with Cameron Diaz. They’ll rewrite and use body doubles to finish the project.
******His family says “They’re still running tests.”
******Wishing him all the best.
*****By the way, do NOT Blame It on the Alcohol!!!!

F Murray Abraham Accused Of Sexual Misconduct After Being Fired From “Mythic Quest!”

********He’s 83!! How much trouble can he get into??
*******His character was CW Longbottom! That’s just asking for trouble!!
*****He was written off the show in season three.
******They told him to stay away from the actresses (true) and he wouldn’t listen!! Rob McElhenney is the creator and star, and he just fired him!!!!



Coldplay’s Chris Jealous of Boss’ Bod-(Globe)

Coldplay copycat Chris Martin, 46, only eats a single daily meal-because it’s what his idol, 73-year-old Bruce Springsteen, does!  “I actually don’t have dinner anymore.  I stop eating at four and I learned that from having lunch with Bruce,” burps the lean singer.  “I was on a really strict diet anyway.  But I was like, ‘Bruce looks even more in shape than me.’”  He adds he got the skinny straight from The Boss’ musician wife, Patti Scialfa.  “Patti said he’s only eating one meal a day.  I was like, ‘Well, there we go.’”



How has your kid embarrassed you in public??
What’s the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen at a concert??
What is the oldest technology you still use? 



Extreme Athlete Emerges From Isolation Cave After 500 Days! She Thought It Was Only 160 Days!!

See the video HERE.
********She was testing the effects of isolation on the mind and body.. and couldn’t keep track of the days without sunlight!! (true)
******She was all alone!! She ran through three vibrators and 500 batteries!!
*******Of course she had cameras for an upcoming documentary!!
******The Guinness Book is not sure whether this fits a category for a world record (true)!! It’s not something really important like the fastest time drinking a Capri Sun!!

Huge Possum Takes Over Australian Grocery Store

*******We thought they ATE possums down under!!!
*****Aussie possums are different. This one didn’t play dead.. it just kept walking around the meat department!!
****Scary thought: Maybe it was looking for a relative!!

Museum Offers $25,000 Reward For Pieces Of Meteorite

********The meteorite fell in Maine around noon on Saturday, according to NASA, and the museum made the offer for any piece over 2 pounds!!
******What are the chances that thousands of people come in with 2-pound rocks to claim the money?? Nahhh.. that won’t happen!!

Mets Broadcasters Forced to Leave Booth in Oakland Coliseum Because Of Possum Poop!!

*********The A’s said, “We didn’t see any possum,” but Gary Cohen and Ron Darling said, “We SMELLED it!!”
*******They had to finish the broadcast from a broom closet!!
*****Is this the A’s way of getting a new stadium?? Because they need one!!
****Possum poop smells really bad. Worse than the A’s bullpen, even!!!







How To Stop Reaching For Your Phone Right When You Wake Up


Use an alarm clock (that isn’t your phone).

It’s easier to avoid getting pulled into your phone’s vortex when you’re not touching it first thing in the morning.  “Using an alarm clock that isn’t a multifunction device removes the temptation to use all the features,” Chambers said.  If you don’t already have an alarm clock, you can buy a simple, inexpensive one or consider investing in a sunrise alarm clock that uses light — and, depending on the model, sometimes gentler sounds — to gradually wake you up.

Keep your phone in another room at night.

When you’re not relying on your phone to wake you up, you can leave it somewhere other than your bedroom overnight. This, too, will reduce the odds of you grabbing it first thing in the morning.  “Another helpful option is to power off your phone and leave it in another room so that it is out of sight and hopefully out of mind,” executive coach Naz Beheshti, founder of Prananaz Corporate Wellness Solutions, told HuffPost.  “Remember, your phone, emails, notifications, news and social media will still be there after you have attended to the most critical needs: you and your well-being,” she added.  Plus, putting your phone somewhere else at night makes it less likely that you’ll end up mindlessly scrolling before bed, which will improve your sleep, Chambers said.

Pick a morning ritual that lights you up.

Give yourself something enjoyable to look forward to right when you get up so you’re less likely to turn to your phone for distraction, Pirasteh suggested. That might mean making yourself a soothing cup of tea, writing in your journal or cracking open a good book. If you have kids, you might set your alarm 15 minutes before your little ones usually get up so you can sneak in a quick stretch or meditation.  Essentially, you’re replacing the not-so-great habit with a healthier one.  “Many of my clients create rituals that include going outside for five to 10 minutes each morning to observe nature and feel the sun on their skin, diffusing essential oils, listening to music that makes them feel happiness, joy or calm, and drinking or eating something nourishing,” she said.  Beheshti takes a similar approach with her clients. First she asks them if they want to take control of their day, or be controlled by their electronic devices? Then she prompts them to come up with one meaningful thing they can do to start their day that makes them feel good.  “For example, I use the RPM method. I rise, pee, meditate before doing anything else,” said Beheshti, author of “Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being.” “Ideally, meditation is followed by some movement if there is time.”  Being specific is key, she said. Determine where and when you will do it and how long you will do it for.  “Once you build that habit, if you want, you can add another meaningful action that makes you feel good,” she said. “Your commitment to yourself will lead to a meaningful morning routine that empowers and energizes you so that you can show up as your best self.”

Change up your phone’s lock screen and home screen.

There are some easy changes you can implement that will keep you on track with your goals. These may be especially helpful if you decide to still use your phone as an alarm clock.  One way is to choose a lock screen or wall paper image that “encourages resistance,” said productivity strategist Mike Vardy, founder of Productivityist.  “This could be an inspirational quote or even a question asking if it’s past a certain time of day, indicating when you are allowed to use the phone,” he said. “By customizing your wallpaper or lock screen, you create a visual cue that makes you think twice before mindlessly using your phone in the morning.”  Another way is to rearrange the apps on your home screen so that the ones that tend to suck you in or stress you out are not immediately visible, Pirasteh recommended. That might mean putting Slack, your work email, an addicting game, social media or news apps into a folder or moving them off the first page.

Set up app restrictions for the early A.M. hours.

You can use the built-in settings on your phone to limit access to certain apps at designated times each day. On the iPhone, go to Settings, then turn on Screen Time and tap Downtime to customize your selections. (If you need to access one of these apps during Downtime for whatever reason, just click on the app and select “Ignore Limit.”)  If you have an Android, you can do this by going to Settings, looking for Digital Wellbeing and then tapping Focus Mode. There you can schedule when you want to turn on the feature and also select the apps you want to block when your phone is in this mode. You can also use third-party apps like Stay Focused.  “By limiting access to certain apps, such as social media or email, you create a barrier that discourages phone usage,” said Vardy, who hosts the podcast, “A Productive Conversation.”  “While this approach may seem drastic, it can be an effective way to break the cycle of reaching for your phone immediately upon waking up and redirect your attention to more meaningful morning activities,” he said.  And on a final note: Be patient with yourself as you implement these changes to your routine.  “Change doesn’t have to happen overnight and will have a more lasting impact when it is done with a personal ‘buy-in’ of the benefits rather than feeling that this is something you ‘should’ do,” Pirasteh 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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