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Born on this day!! Singer Sam the Sham is 86. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 84. Actor Kelly Bishop (“Gilmore Girls”) is 79. Actor Stephanie Beacham (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” ″SeaQuest DSV”) is 76. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 75. Actor Mercedes Ruehl is 75. Actor Bernadette Peters is 75. Actor Ilene Graff (“Mr. Belvedere”) is 74. Actor John Turturro is 66. Singer Cindy Wilson of The B-52′s is 66. Actor Rae Dawn Chong (“The Color Purple”) is 62. Actor Maxine Bahns (“The Brothers McMullen”) is 54. Actor Robert Sean Leonard (“House, M.D.”) is 54. Singer Pat Monahan of Train is 54. Author Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) is 53. Actor Tasha Smith (“Empire”) is 52. Actor Rory Cochrane (“24,” ″CSI: Miami”) is 51. Actor Ali Larter is 47. Country singer Jason Aldean is 46. Actor Geoffrey Arend (“Madam Secretary”) is 45. Actor Melanie Chandra (“Code Black”) is 39. Actor Michelle Horn (“Family Law,” ″Strong Medicine”) is 36. Actor True O’Brien (“Days of Our Lives”) is 29. Actor Madisen Beaty (“The Fosters”) is 28. Actor Quinn Shephard (“Hostages”) is 28. Actor Bobb’e J. Thompson (“The Tracy Morgan Show”) is 27.


1784 – John Wesley issues “Deed of Declaration” formally establishing the Methodist Church.
1849 – The steamship California landed in San Francisco, bringing the first East Coasters to the Gold Rush.
1916 – Henry James, American novelist and critic, died.
1948 – The last British troops left India.
1953 – James Watson and Francis Crick described their theory that two DNA strands were coiled in a double helix.
1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H aired. It was the most watched television program in history.
1986 – Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm.
1993 – Four federal agents were killed in Waco, Texas, after they tried to serve an arrest warrant for weapons charges on Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh, starting a 51-day standoff.

Today Is: Digital Learning Day, Floral Design Day, Global Scouse Day, National Tooth Fairy Day, Rare Disease Day, World Spay Day USA

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 – La Brea  /  10:00 – La Brea
ABC – 8:00 –  The Rookie  /  9:00 – The Rookie Feds  /  10:00 – Will Trent
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star  /  9:00  – Accused
CW – 8:00 –  The Winchesters /  9:00 – The Flash

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Courteney Cox, Ike Barinholtz
Jimmy Fallon: Willem Dafoe, Marlon Wayans, Macklemore, Kelsey Cook
Stephen Colbert: Prince Harry, Martin McDonagh, Big Thief
Seth Meyers: Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Francia Raisa, Atom Willard
James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nate Bargatze, the Scarlet Opera
Watch What Happens Live: Jennifer Aydin, Cirie Fields
Daily Show: Guest host Hasan Minhaj
The Talk: Malin Akerman, Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Marlon Wayans, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Kelly Clarkson: Brendan Fraser, Jenny Slate
Tamron Hall: Larsa Pippen, Ryan Black
Drew Barrymore: Gayle King, Brittany O’Grady, Nat Wolf
Jennifer Hudson: DJ Khaled, Diego Boneta

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

QUESTION: Wanna watch Prince Harry whine about his problems to a trauma expert in a live streaming event?? That’ll be $33.99, PLEASE!!! (Remember: he’s only doing this as a PUBLIC SERVICE!!)


QUESTION: Do you wish you were TALLER?? You might be a PSYCHOPATH!! People dissatisfied with their height more likely to have the “dark triad” – psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavillienism!!


QUESTION: Ever wonder why DORITOS are SO DAMNED ADDICTIVE??? They do it in SIX DIFFERENT WAYS.. and this helpful thread will give you the rundown!! (Do not attempt this at home!!!!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: Do you have to be AWAY FROM THE ONE YOU LOVE?? A Chinese inventor has come up with a pair of REMOTE CONTROLLED LIPS that will simulate an in-person kiss!! Creepy?????
The new device is designed to simulate a real-life kiss using silicon lips.

QUESTION: Are celebrities JUST LIKE US?? Ben Affleck has a slight parking problem: he can’t get his massive BENZ out of a super-tight spot between two other parked cars!!! We’ve been there!!!!!
ben affleck stuck between 2 cars

Strange Twist In Lady Gaga Dog Walker Case

Lady Gaga is facing a lawsuit from an accomplice in the February 2021 theft of her two dogs that resulted in her dog walker being shot and critically wounded.  According to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jennifer McBride — the woman who returned Gaga’s dogs Koji and Gustav — has sued Gaga for not paying the $500,000 reward she originally offered.  McBride’s attorney argued in Friday’s filing that by stating “no questions asked” with the reward offering and failing to pay, Gaga committed a breach of contract, fraud by false promise and fraud by misrepresentation.  According to the lawsuit, McBride believes Gaga’s “no questions asked” offer was made “with the intent to defraud and induce members of the public, such as Plaintiff, to rely upon it and to act upon said promise by locating and delivering Lady Gaga’s bulldogs to Defendants.”  McBride, who was one of five arrested in the crime in April 2021, was dating fellow accomplice Harold White at the time, the father of Jaylin White.  A previous LAPD news release said that the couple was “determined to be accessories after the initial crime” and were held on suspicion of accessory after the fact to attempted murder.
*********Can you profit from your crime?? Sounds like it’s against the law!!
******Lady Gaga should use the $500k to hire a hitman!! Actually, in L.A. that would cost about $50!!!

Prince Harry’s De-Virginizer Is Selling Gift He Gave Her

Sasha Walpole — the woman who took Prince Harry’s virginity when he was just a teenager — is now selling one of the gifts he gave her.  She is auctioning off the item in order to raise money for victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquake.  The present was a Miss Piggy doll dressed in a pink and orange tropical outfit. The puppet is stuffed with “tissue paper” that the Duke of Sussex allegedly put into its bra.  Harry won the prize at Thorpe Park, in Surrey, England, and gave it to Walpole on her 19th birthday, alongside a card he inscribed that said: “loads of love, Baz” — his nickname at the time.  The toy is currently listed on eBay with the highest bid of just over $2,000 as of Monday morning.  In the ad, Walpole calls the doll “a colorful piece of royal history” since Harry gave it to her on the night “which he lost his virginity.”  “I hope this colorful piece of royal memorabilia will prove a great talking point for whoever wins and will make a contribution to relieving the disaster in Turkey and Syria — a much more important issue than princes and their lovers,” she wrote in the listing.  “I have been moved by the devastation of the Turkey-Syria earthquake to auction this cheeky piece of royal history,” she added, noting that “proceeds will go to the Disaster Emergency Committee.”
*******Now Meghan is mad!! “You never gave ME a Miss Piggie, you loser!!!”
*******That’s a nice parting gift: “Thanks for the sex. Here’s a stuffed doll.”
*******Sasha was thinking, “I shaved my legs for THIS?”

Ted Lasso Gets New Trailer And Release Date

Apple released the first official trailer for Ted Lasso’s nearly here third season, and while it reveals very little about the season’s story, the trailer goes all in on the good vibes (even if AFC Richmond, the main team in the show, appears to be struggling).  Set to The Rolling Stones’You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” the trailer largely jumps between shots of recognizable characters and places that presumably all appear during season 3. One of the two moments of actual dialogue in the trailer features the gruff Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) saying “great job” — Apple is clearly trying to keep some mystery around what’s to come in the third season. However, the preview certainly sets up the now-gray-haired Nate (Nick Mohammed) as a major villain, which isn’t too much of a surprise given how he left the team in season 2.  The third season of Ted Lasso debuts on Apple TV Plus on March 15th.  See the trailer HERE.
********America needs its Lasso!!!
TOPIC: Which streaming series are YOU waiting for??
ANOTHER TOPIC: Have you ever started a series/movie and opted out after one episode??OK… since we don’t have to put on 

Arnold Schwarzenegger In New Action Comedy

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man on a mission in FUBAR, his new action-comedy series debuting this spring on Netflix.  In a first-look teaser, he plays a CIA operative whose family gets in the way of his duties.  “Everywhere I go, people ask me when I’m going to do another big action comedy like True Lies,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement about his first scripted live-action role on television.  He added, “Well, here it is. FUBAR will kick your ass and make you laugh — and not just for two hours. You get a whole season.”  In the trailer, Schwarzenegger plays a cigar-chomping, motorcycle-riding agent named Luke whose exploits prove equal parts thrilling and silly.  “I’m back, baby,” he says while chasing baddies — a nod to his famous Terminator line.  Top Gun: Maverick actress Monica Barbaro stars as Luke’s daughter, Emma, who is also a CIA operative — and therein lie the complications.  FUBAR premieres May 25 on Netflix.  See the teaser HERE.
********Since we don’t have to put on shoes and buy popcorn for $15, we’ll give it a try!!!
******Of course, FUBAR describes Arnold’s life right now!! (“Fu*ked Up Beyond All Repair!!”)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Marc Anthony-

Two weeks after tying the knot, the singer announced on Instagram that he and wife Nadia are expecting a baby, calling it the “best Valentine’s gift ever.”



Tyrese Gibson-

The Fast & Furious franchise star surprised girlfriend Zelie Timothy with a beautiful bouquet of flowers on The Jennifer Hudson Show.  “Chivalry is not dead, not in my house,” he declared.



Lily James-

No Prince Charming!  The Cinderella actress reportedly split from musician boyfriend Michael Shuman after nearly two years of dating.




Message In A Bottle Found From Camping Trip

A visitor to a state park in Pennsylvania found a bottle on the ground in the woods that contained a message from a family camping trip 50 years earlier.  Joe Fresetta said he and his wife, Marci Mowery, were at Fowlers Hollow State Park in Perry County when he saw wheat he initially thought was trash on the ground.  Fresetta picked up the bottle and noticed there was paper inside with writing on it.  “I’m thinking, well, people don’t usually write on their trash, so maybe there’s something here,” Fresetta told WGAL-TV.  The bottle contained Bernard Moore’s campground receipt for $6 from Aug. 31, 1973, as well as a paper plate that bore messages written by five members of the Moore family during their camping trip.  “It brought back memories for me of my camping in a state park,” Mowery said.  “Hopefully we can connect up with the family that left this message and return it to them. That would be awesome,” Fresetta said.
********And of course, you can hand them that citation for littering!!!
*******We looked at the local paper from August 31, 1973, and the headline read: “Fowler Family Eaten by Cocaine Bear!!”

Florida Man Pervert Arrested

An Florida man was arrested on Thursday after thousands of pounds of child pornography material was found in his home.  Paul Zittel, 72, was taken into custody for 25 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported they received a tip in January that files of child sexual abuse material had been posted to the internet.  After investigation, it was discovered that the IP address belonged to Zittel.  A search warrant was granted to his residence.  Upon searching Zittel’s home, other occupants stated that he would not allow others to go into his bedroom or office without being personally escorted. Detectives found countless photos showing child sexual abuse material. MCSO estimated there were more than 220,000 images weighing approximately 2,600 pounds.  The photos were placed in large stacks and boxes throughout his bedroom and office, according to MCSO.  See the pics HERE.
*******Does Florida still have an electric chair?? That’s probably too good for this psycho!!

Did Mexico’s President Find An Elf?

Mexico’s president posted a photo on his social media accounts Saturday showing what he said appeared to be a mythological woodland spirit similar to an elf.  President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not seem to be joking when he posted the photo of an “Aluxe,” a mischievous woodland spirit in Mayan folklore.  López Obrador wrote the photo “was taken three days ago by an engineer, it appears to be an aluxe,” adding “everything is mystical.”  The nighttime photo shows a tree with a branch forming what looks like a halo of hair, and what may be stars forming the figure’s eyes.  López Obrador has long expressed reverence for indigenous cultures and beliefs. Engineers and workers are in the Yucatan peninsula, constructing a tourist train that is the president’s pet project.  According to traditional Mayan belief, “Aluxes” are small, mischievous creatures that inhabit forests and fields and are prone to playing tricks on people, like hiding things. Some people leave small offerings to appease them.  See the post HERE.
*****It looked like Danny Trejo to us!!!









8 Ways to Bank Extra Money for Your Trip

The Penny Hoarder

Strategizing how you’ll save money for your upcoming vacation is just half the battle. Making extra money or finding smart ways to free up some of your cash will get you there sooner.  Saving up for a big trip isn’t always easy, but these ideas should help you pad that vacation savings account and have your trip already paid for before you leave home.

  1. Pick Up a Side Job

To come up with extra cash, you may need to pick up extra work. There are side gigs that can add to your travel budget without taking up all of your free time at home.  Look for ways to earn extra money outside your regular job, whether they’re more traditional (like tutoring or waiting tables) or a bit less orthodox (like reselling shoes or getting paid sleep). Side jobs help bring you one step closer to affording your dream getaway.


Consider opportunities related to the season. Around the winter holidays, many retailers look for seasonal workers. Leading up to the summer, you may see postings for camp counselors and lifeguards.  Working these side jobs may mean sacrificing your free time for a while, but it will help make your vacation possible.

  1. Sell Your Stuff

If you’re into vacations, you know that life is about experiences, not stuff. Especially when your stuff can put cold, hard cash in your pocket.  If you have unused items around your home you can sell stuff online or find places to sell your used clothing. Check your attic, too — that old Nintendo system might be worth more than you think.  Our guide to the best times of year to sell things online will tell you what you should sell in certain months to take advantage of increased demand and possibly bring in more cash.

  1. Make Your Credit Card Work for You

Consider using a credit card that accumulates airline miles for all of your regular expenditures throughout the year. Come vacation time, you could be flying for free.

Another option is to sign up for a travel credit card to earn rewards that you can put toward your next trip. (Just make sure to ask yourself these five questions before opening a new credit card for the rewards.)

  1. Cut Back on Your Monthly Food Budget

For many households — especially those with little ones or teenagers running around — food can be a huge monthly expense. Shave a little off the top and in no time, you’ll notice you’ve got some extra cash to put toward your getaway.  Save money by buying in bulk, by shopping at farmers markets, shopping at local ethnic grocery stores, or by joining a community supported agriculture — or CSA — program. You can even start a garden in your backyard, or save on produce by regrowing vegetables at home. Earn rebates on your groceries by taking pictures of the receipts with apps like Ibotta and Fetch Rewards.

Or simply look for a few items you don’t really need, like soda and treats, and keep them out of your grocery cart while you’re saving for your vacation. Wouldn’t that ice cream taste even better if you were eating it on the beach?  Make sure you immediately put any money you save by cutting back on food purchases toward your travel fund.


No need to blow your food budget when you leave home. Here are some smart ways to save money on food when you’re on vacation.

  1. Use Your Car to Make a Little Cash on the Side

Why not use your car for a little extra income? You could make additional money as an Uber or Lyft driver or delivering food.  If you’re flying to your destination and want to park at the airport for free, car-sharing services like Turo and TravelCar allow you to rent out your car when you’re not using it.

And if you’ve been using the same car insurance for a while, now might be the time to shop prices. With EverQuote, users can view car insurance options from more than 175 carriers and find the best price for their car. Spending a few minutes searching, and you could save hundreds of dollars in insurance a year.  If vacationing is so important to you that you’re willing to resort to drastic measures, you could ditch your car completely, and sell your car.


Save money on your trip by forgoing the vehicle. We rounded up a list of fabulous cities for vacations without a car.

  1. Make Money With Your Home

Move a little extra money to your vacation account each month by listing space in your home on Airbnb. Renting your home on Airbnb can help you make vacation money fast ‒ one couple made $2K renting their apartment for just 15 days.

Even if you don’t have a dedicated room available, you can get creative with your Airbnb listing by hosting people in a tent in your backyard or letting guests crash on your couch. You could also rent out your entire home, stay with a friend or relative and split the profits with them.

And if you’re not interested in renting out your space, you can also use the app to create Airbnb experiences for travelers. Experiences can range from art, nature, entertainment, sports, food and drink ‒ anything that gives visitors a fun way to get a taste of your hometown.

  1. Spend Less on Your Workout

Want to get in shape for the bikini or new swim trunks you bought for that trip to the beach? Think of how much better your wallet will look if you could work out without forking over loads of cash.  Consider saving money on the cost of a gym membership by getting some inexpensive gym equipment, building your own home gym, or working out at fitness stations at public parks. You could even get paid to work out by teaching yoga or leading fitness boot camps. One woman earned $6K in a year working her yoga instructing side hustle and with it was able to fund her tropical vacation to the Dominican Republic.


If you can’t bear to leave the gym, look for deals on discounted memberships and classes through your employer or sites like Groupon.

  1. Find Deals on Outdoor Equipment

If your vacation involves costly items like skis, snowboards, kayaks, tents and more, consider buying used rental equipment, timing your purchase for outdoor gear deals and hunting in thrift stores to cut down on the cost. Some helpful websites for purchasing second hand outdoor equipment are Facebook Marketplace, Next Door, and Gear Trade.

Also consider buying and reselling gear at your destination. Who knows, you may even come home with a little money in your pocket.


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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