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Born on this day!!  Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 81. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 80. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 72. Guitarist Jem Finer of The Pogues is 68. Supermodel Imanis 68. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 66. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 65. Celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian is 64. Actor Illeana Douglas is 62. Country singer Marty Brown is 58. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Joey,” ″Friends”) is 56. Actor Wendy Raquel Robinson (TV’s “Grand Hotel,” “The Steve Harvey Show”) is 56. Cellist Paavo Lotjonen of Apocalyptica is 55. Actor D.B. Woodside (“24”) is 54. Actor Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” ″Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 52. Actor David Denman (“Parenthood,” ″The Office”) is 50. Actor Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) is 49. Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 38. Actor Shantel VanSanten (“One Tree Hill”) is 38. Actor Michael Welch (“Twilight” films, TV’s “Joan of Arcadia”) is 36. Actor Linsey Godfrey (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 35. Classical singer Faryl Smith is 28. Actor Mason Cook (TV’s “Speechless”) is 23. Actor Pierce Gagnon (“Boss Baby: Back in Business,” “One Tree Hill”) is 18.



1946 – The United States tested the first underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
1952 – Puerto Rico became a commonwealth of the United States.
1956 – The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, killing 51 people.
1978 – The world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born in Lancashire, England.
1984 – Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
2000 – The supersonic airliner Concorde crashed after takeoff outside Paris.

Today Is: Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day, Hire A Veteran Day, Red Shoe Day, Thread The Needle Day, Wine and Cheese Day, World Drowning Prevention Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – America’s Got Talent  / 10:00 – Hot Wheel: Ultimate Challenge
ABC – 8:00 – Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune  /  9:00 – Jeopardy Masters  /  10:00 – Jeopardy Masters
FOX – 8:00 – Beat Shazam / 9:00 – Don’t Forget The Lyrics
CW – 8:00 – Down To Earth / 9:00 – Fantastic Friends

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)

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

QUESTION: When they LEARN?? A baby was left on a locked car on a scorching Texas day.. so this dad stepped up and smashed the windshield!! The baby’s OK!!


QUESTION: Think YOU’VE got it bad?? David Letterman is spotted working at a GROCERY STORE IN DES MOINES!! OK, it might have been just a BIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What IS a “facekini” and why are people wearing them to “BEAT THE HEAT??” It’s happening right now in China.. will it spread to the U.S.A.??


QUESTION: How hot IS it??? This ESPN soccer analyst FAINTED FROM THE HEAT at the Rose Bowl over the weekend!!! Pasadena could use some air conditioning!!
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QUESTION: Is it a HIT?? Or a MISS?? “Experts” weigh in after Elon Musk rebrands Twitter as “X!!” What does it mean, and what do we call our TWEETS?????
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According to TMZ Tom Brady Seems To Be Dating Irina Shayk, Not Kim K

********Even though Kim is a “wide receiver,” Irina is more of a “tight end,” so he went that way!!
******Of course Tom had to “check off” his other options, to see which ones were being “defended!!” J Lo?? No. Scarlett Johansson?? Nope!
*****If you’re wondering who Irina is, she’s the Shayk that “makes all the boys come to the yard!!”
******TMZ says she threw herself at him. And he was catching!!!
(She’s already been with Kanye West, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bradley Cooper, with whom she shares a child. So she’s road-tested and proven!!)
UPDATE: As usual, Daily Mail has the scoop!! “Not just a fling!!” Get the story HERE!!

Fans Spot Error In Oppenheimer Scene: Too Many Stars On The Flag!!

*********The scene was set in 1945, when there still only 48 states!! Alaska and Hawaii had yet to be added!! So the 50-star flag was WRONG!!
******Later in the movie the correct flag is seen!!
********Some people think Barbie is the one who pointed it out!!
********This movie is the bomb!! Literally!!

Shark Tank Co-Stars Granted Permanent Restraining Order Again Former Contestants

*****You’re probably thinking: “Why do they need a protective order??”
****Daymond John invested in three former contestants, and they all attacked him on social media, calling him a “nightmare!!” The contestants are former NFL player Al “Bubba” Baker, his wife Sabrina and daughter Brittani!!
******They are now forbidden to talk about him on social media!! How do WE get that deal??
****The judge ruled for Daymond because these guys had signed a non-defamation agreement in 2019. (They claim he tried to “take over” their rib business!!)

Are Harry and Meghan Getting Out Of Montecito And Moving To Malibu?

*****More importantly: are they getting out of their marriage??
********She loves Malibu!! “If it’s good enough for Barbie, it’s good enough for me!!”
****Insiders say Meghan wants to get closer to Hollywood because she needs the work!!
***Basically people are saying they’re one-trick pony, and now that they’ve spilled all the dirt on the royals, they have nothing left to sell!!
*****Besides, they were cramped in their tiny $14 million, 9-bedroom shack in Montecito!!

Fans Want To See Pat Sajak’s Daughter Become New Host Of “Wheel Of Fortune”

*****Too bad!! Seacrest bought his way in, and it’s settled!!
*******But maybe she could turn letters when Ryan backstabs Vanna!!!
****His daughter’s name is Maggie, and she HAS filled in for Vanna!!



Winner/Loser of the Week-(In Touch)


David Corenswet-

The new Man of Steel gets hearts racing when he hits the beach wearing just his underwear.  “Helllllppp Suppermannn,” swoons one.


Patti LaBelle-

The singer is roasted for forgetting the words to “The Best” while paying tribute to Tina Turner at the 23rd BET Awards.



Did GUYS collect Barbie dolls?? Ken dolls??
Who has the MOST Barbies??
In five words, tell us what YOU did naked!!!




Wisconsin Woman Has Giant Collection Of Winnie The Pooh Stuff

*****Right now, she’s thinking “Damn!! I should have collected Barbie!!!”
*****She has 23,632 pieces.. and that’s a lot of Pooh!!
*******She says when she goes to the Big Honeypot in the Sky, she’ll donate it all to the Pooh Museum in Canada!!
TOPIC: What do YOU collect???

People Are Stealing Set Pieces From Beetlejuice II Film Location

********Someone took a lamppost with a pumpkin on top and someone else took an abstract art piece!!
*****They’re on camera “fleeing at a high rate of speed!!”
*******The sequel is being filmed in Vermont, in the same small town where the original was filmed!!
****Most importantly, Michael Keaton is back!!

Texas Woman Swallows Her Dentures!

*****She must have been hungry!!!
****By the way, it was a partial set, so she wasn’t THAT hungry!!
*******The doctors got ’em out with a tube and a forceps device!!
*******She wanted them out.. because she can’t HANDLE the tooth!!

AI Robots May Become Popular Caregivers

**********The robot is called “Nadine,” and it acts like a human being with a charming personality and limited knowledge. You know.. like your co host!!
********Of course, the scientist who developed the robot says it could be better than a human at caring for people!!
*****For one thing, it won’t need a day off!!
****The machine was debuted at a robotics conference in Switzerland. Then it killed everyone and escaped!! No telling where it is now!!










15 Ways to Save Money at the Movie Theater


  1. Go to Matinees

Going to a matinee can knock up to 30% off the ticket price, but watch out for the theater’s definition of “matinee.”

Shows before 4 p.m. used to be called matinees at most theaters, but some now charge the evening price for anything that starts after 3 p.m.

  1. Go to Pre-Matinees

Some theaters offer an even better deal for really early movies — “pre-matinees.”

These typically apply to movies starting before noon.

  1. Go on Tuesday!

America’s three largest movie theater chains all have the same discount day — Tuesday. You also have to join their customer loyalty club to get the Tuesday discount, but that’s usually free.

AMC: The biggest chain in the U.S. has Discount Tuesdays if you’re a member of its loyalty club, which is called AMC Stubs. You can join for free, although there’s also a premium option you can pay for if you want. As for Discount Tuesdays, the ticket price varies by location.

Regal Cinemas: These theaters have Regal Value Days on Tuesdays, when Regal Crown Club members get discounted movie ticket prices and 50% off popcorn. The club is free to join. A look at this theater-by-theater list shows that most Regal theaters charge either $5 or $5.95 for movie tickets on Tuesdays.

Cinemark: This theater chain has Discount Tuesdays if you’re a Cinemark Movie Rewards member. There’s a free option or a $10-per-month option that gets you more perks. Again, the ticket price on Tuesdays varies by location.

  1. Buy at Your Warehouse Club — In Person or Online

Seriously, you should make full use of those warehouse club memberships! If you shop at Sam’s Club or Costco, ask about theater tickets at the customer service desk. They often have them at a discount.

Costco also sells theater tickets online at a discount, and so does Sam’s Club.

  1. Try Groupon

It’s kind of a crapshoot, obviously. But you can always hop on Groupon to see what kind of movie ticket deals are going on there. We see deals for AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters there, off and on.

The website LivingSocial is another option to check here.

  1. Eat Before You Go

These days, lots of movie theaters go well beyond popcorn, Sno-Caps and Raisinets. If you’re hungry, you’ll be super tempted by the hot dogs, nachos, cheese fries, chicken tenders, pizza…

And they’re all way overpriced, of course.

You’d be better off eating in a restaurant beforehand.

Save even more money by eating at home before you go.

  1. Share the Snacks

Theaters don’t want you to bring your own food.

But we haven’t seen them stop parents who bring their own paper bags to divvy up a large bucket of popcorn between the kids.

It’s much cheaper than buying a small bag of popcorn for each person. Share other snacks to save money.

  1. Get Special Discounts

You might qualify for special discounts — and you could save up to 35%. Here are some examples:

  • AMC Theatres offers military, senior and student discounts. The exact amounts can be seen at the box office.
  • Regal Cinemas offers military discounts, senior discounts and student discounts. Again, the discounts are offered at the box office.
  • Cinemark has military, senior and student discounts, too.
  1. Buy Discount Movie Gift Cards

There are a number of places where you can buy discounted theater gift cards online. For example, you can buy AMC gift cards on online marketplaces like Raise for discounts of up to 25%.

Use them for matinees, and your total cost might be less than half of what an evening ticket costs.

  1. Go to Discount Theaters

These are also called late-run movie theaters. You’ll see the same movie, so why not wait a couple of months and catch it for less?

Just search “discount theater” plus the name of your city to locate cheap movies.

  1. Join the Club

Most theaters have a club or loyalty program you can join to save money. Here are some examples:


The largest theater chain’s loyalty club, AMC Stubs, has three tiers.

  • Insider is free and gets you perks like Discount Tuesdays, which is probably the main attraction here. You also earn $5 back for every $50 you spend.
  • Premiere seems pricy to us. It costs $15 per month and lets you reserve theater tickets online for free. You can also upsize your popcorn and fountain drinks. Doesn’t sound like a great deal.
  • A-List lets you see three movies a week for $20 a month. That’s a lot of movies.

Regal Cinemas

The Regal Crown Club is free to join and gets you access to Regal Value Days on Tuesdays, where you get discounted ticket prices and 50% off popcorn.


Cinemark has Movie Fan, which is free, and Movie Club, which costs $10 a month and gets you one movie a month and 20% off concessions.

  1. Go to a Drive-In Theater

Check to see if one of the few remaining drive-in theaters is near you.

Call or check online to see if they have discount days or a price-per-car night when you can bring the whole family or split the cost with friends. And check out our tips for maximizing the fun.

  1. Go to Advance Screenings for Free

Movie companies sometimes offer free tickets to the public for advance screenings. If you get one, go early — movie screenings often get overbooked.

Here are a few places you can check to see if anything is available near you:

  • Gofobo
  • SeeitFirst
  • AdvanceScreenings
  1. Buy in Bulk for a Discount

At, save up to $5 per ticket for some theaters if you buy more than four at a time. At Costco, you get a discount when buying 10-packs of tickets at the store.

  1. Go to Late Shows

Some theaters offer cheap tickets for late-night shows — sometimes at matinee prices.

Showings typically start around midnight. If you’re a night owl, this can be a great way to avoid the crowds and save a few bucks.


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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