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Born on this day!!  Actor Bonnie Bartlett (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Once and Again”) is 94. Actor James Tolkan (“Back to the Future” films) is 92. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 81. Actor John McCook (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 79. Singer Anne Murray is 78. Home repair show host Bob Vila is 77. Classical pianist Andre Watts is 77. Actor Candy Clark (“American Graffiti”) is 76. Singer Lionel Richie is 74. Actor John Goodman is 71. Bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is 69. Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran is 63. Keyboardist Mark degli Antoni (Soul Coughing) is 61. Guitarist Jerome Fontamillas of Switchfoot is 56. Bassist Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray is 56. Actor Nicole Kidman is 56. Singer Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 56. Actor Peter Paige (“Queer as Folk”) is 54. Actor Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama,” ″A Beautiful Mind”) is 52. Bassist Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson) is 52. Singer Chino Moreno is 50. Singer Amos Lee is 46. Actor Tika Sumpter (“The Have and the Have Nots”) is 43. Drummer Chris Thompson of The Eli Young Band is 43. Singer-actor Alisan Porter (“The Voice,” ″Curly Sue”) is 42. Keyboardist Chris Dudley of Underoath is 40. Singer Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is 40. Actor Mark Saul (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 38. Actor Dreama Walker (film’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” TV’s “Gossip Girl”) is 37. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (“Superbad”) is 34. Actor Maria Lark (TV’s “Medium”) is 26.



1893 – Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, was found innocent by a jury in New Bedford, Mass.
1756 – British soldiers were thrown into the cell known as the “Black Hole of Calcutta.”
1782 – The Great Seal of the United States was adopted.
1819 – The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
1837 – Queen Victoria ascended the British throne.
1863 – West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States.
1967 – Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.

Today Is: American Eagle Day, Flitch of Bacon Day, International Nystagmus Awareness Day, International Surfing Day, International Tennis Day, Lambrusco Day, National Hike With A Geek Day, National Kouign Amann Day, Ratha Yatra, World Productivity Day, World Refugee 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 – Celebrity Jeopardy / 10:00 – Shark Tank
FOX – 8:00 – Beat Shazam  /  9:00 – Don’t Forget The Lyrics
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Loris / 9:00 – Gotham Knights

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Steven Spielberg, John Williams (R 3/2/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Bryan Cranston, Maya Hawke
Live with Kelly and Mark: Chris Hemsworth, Tyra Banks, Fitz and the Tantrums
Kelly Clarkson: Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Blume, the Heavy (R 4/27/23)
Tamron Hall: Justin Baldoni, Tyler Lepley (R 2/21/23)
Drew Barrymore: RuPaul, Anne Burrell (R 1/11/23)
Jennifer Hudson: Toni Braxton, Anika Noni Rose, Mallory Weggemann (R 11/23/22)

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

QUESTION: How often do YOU wash your jeans? Some people say NEVER.. but this Levis expert has a different answer!! And it’s “inside out,” NO dryer!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why does BEBE REXHA have THREE STITCHES on her face? A concert fan chucked a phone and HIT HER IN THE FACE! (He’s under arrest!!)


QUESTION: Why was this fishing team DQ’ed from a $3.5 MILLION prize? The 619-pound marlin they reeled in had SHARK BITES on it.. so it didn’t qualify!!!!!


QUESTION: Can you have JOCK ITCH when you don’t have a “jock?” ADELE confesses that wearing tight Spanx are making her ITCH.. wayyy down there!!!!!!!
"Weekends with Adele" Residency

QUESTION: ANOTHER disaster? The sub that visits the wreckage of the TITANIC is MISSING in the Atlantic. Crew of four was on board with ONE passenger!!!
OceanGate Expeditions is one of the only companies that offers the tours. Tickets cost up to $250,000.

Grammys Lay Out New Rules About Using AI To Make Music

*******The rule is: “As long as we can’t tell, than it’s no big deal!!”
*******What they actually said is: “Only human creators are eligible” for Grammys. This just means that AI devices will have to stage their OWN awards show!!
*****The actual standard is that music creators must contribute at least 20% of an album to win a nomination! So, if you use an AI drum machine and sample an old record, you can still count as the artist!!
BTW, the use of AI to write scripts and the use of digital images of actors are also factors in the WGA strike and the possible SAG/AFTRA strike!!
*****We’re thinking that we could license our name and voice and sit at home collecting checks!!

Items From Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Former Los Angeles Rental Go Up For Sale

********Somebody named “Eric” from Eric’s Architectural Salvage L.A. made off with some items from a house in Holmby Hills that they Carters rented!!
*****The items include French doors, outdoor lighting, sconces, but the most intriguing item is a BIDET!!
****Yes, you could sit your butt right down where Beyonce’s booty has been!!
********The items are listed on eBay, so knock yourself out!!

Squid Game 2 Cast Revealed

***********Don’t worry: you haven’t heard of any of these people.
*******Jung-jae will be back as Seong Gi-hun. So that’s good.
*****Why are they doing Part 2? Part 1 got 1.65 billion views!! That’s why!!!

Minnesota Attorney General Is Warning Taylor Swift Fans About Scams This Coming Weekend

*******The Minneapolis concerts have been sold out for months, which means re-salers are the only option, and they’re charged up to $2,500 a ticket. And a lot of times, the tickets never show up!!
*********He’s inviting anyone you gets scammed to file a complaint!! Stand back!!!
********He also advises folks to use credit cards, which make it easier to recoup your losses in a fraud case.
****Forget the re-salers.. Ticketmaster is bad enough!!
****Best option if you don’t have tickets: stay home and cry!! You’ll be much better off!!

Can Britney Spears Ever Make Up With Her Sister? Her Mom Wants Her To

********Britney wants Jamie Lynn to come to her, because she’s the one who messed up.
*****Their mom just wants them to get along.
*******But Britney doesn’t get along with her mom that well.
*****Why don’t we table this for a year or so, then come back and see how they’re all doing?? It’ll probably be about the same!!



Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter.  I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd.  But I still want to kill The Weeknd.”-Abel Tesfay, noting his next album will likely be The Weeknd’s “last hurrah.”

“Just Youtube ‘Mike Fisher Hockey Fights’ and then you’ll see why he’s secure in his masculinity.  He’s not afraid to throw down.”-Carrie Underwood, on her husband of nearly 13 years’ NHL past.

“He’s so elegant.  He’s my type.”-Luann de Lesseps, on wanting to date newly single Kevin Costner.



AB-WORK WEDNESDAY!! How’d you get those abs??
Ever have a dream so vivid, you woke up acting it out?
What’s the most you ever paid for a concert/sports ticket?
How often do YOU wash your jeans??



Chicago Man Arrested After Claiming He Accidentally Shot Himself While Dreaming About A Burglar

*********So he dreamt about the burglar, retrieved his .357 Magnum and shot! That’s when he woke up with a bullet hole through his leg!!
****That was in April. Now, two months later, they’ve figured out state firearm permit had been revoked.. so they’re charging him with illegal possession of a firearm and reckless discharge, both felonies!!
*****We just hope he doesn’t dream about shooting a cop!!
*****We think EVERYONE in Chicago should be sleeping with a gun!!
TOPIC: Did you ever have a dream, then wake up acting it out??

Woman Uses Fishing Vest To Get Around Baggage Fees

*********She bought a fishing vest at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and stuffed it with a week’s worth of clothes!! Voila! No baggage!!
*****She says she faced no extra scrutiny at LAX security!!
*****Pretty genius way to avoid baggage fees.. AND you’re all set to go fishing!!

Naked Florida Woman Arrested For Exposing Herself To Children

******In Florida, they call this.. “Monday!!” Or… “Tuesday!!” Or any day!!
********She was walking around wearing only a towel, when she asked some kids if they had a lighter. They said, “Why are you naked,” and she said, “I was too lazy to put any clothes on!” That’s when the towel dropped!
*****She was in the parking lot of the Dollar General store (of course), so cops went in and got her some clothes.
*****She also received a plaque for “The Most Florida Thing That Happened Today!!”
******The first thing a crazy person wants to do?? Take off their clothes!!

“Astronaut Breath” Could Be A Lifesaver On Mars With This Yeast-Making Machine

*********It’s an invention that was entered into the NASA Deep-Space Food Challenge!
***Take astronaut breath, water, yeast starter, electricity, a rolling pin, and about two hours later you’ve got yeast that can be made into pasta or tortillas!!
*****This could also work when food prices get too high here on earth!!
*****The company that invented the machine is “Air Company,” which specializes in stuff like this. They invented a process which coverts carbon dioxide into alcohol, which will be necessary on Mars!!
***This trip to Mars is becoming less and less appealing!!








8 Ways to Make Sure Going Back to the Office Doesn’t Break Your Budget


  1. Cut Your Commute

Average cost of commuting: $4.80 per day

If hybrid work is an option, embrace it. You’ll not only gain a couple hours and less stress every week by skipping the rush hour hustle, but you’ll save money on gas and car insurance.  But if your company isn’t open to flexible work, consider other options to cut commuting costs, like rideshare, carpooling or even biking to work.

  1. Skip the Drive-Thru Lattes

Average cost of a latte: $4.20 per day

Ignore the siren song of Starbucks and head straight for the free coffee in the break room. Being back in the office doesn’t have many financial benefits, so savor access to a bottomless cup of joe while it lasts.

  1. Get Creative with Child Care

Average cost of child care: $44.20 per child, per day

Until now, you may have had some latitude with employers about child care accommodations, but that flexibility will vanish when you return to the office. Even amid the pandemic, The Penny Hoarder found 84% of parents worried about whether they could afford child care costs.  Connect with your employer to see if they are one of many companies offering child care benefits for returning employees. If not, consider asking neighbors, friends or even colleagues with kids if they want to start a child care co-op.

  1. Trim Pet Care Costs

Average cost of doggie daycare: $30 per dog, per day

Quite a few families opted to get a pet during the pandemic, so returning to the office may cause chaos for our four-footed friends. While you can’t defer the doggie daycare costs, you can find other ways to spend less on pet care with DIY grooming, free or low-cost clinics, and more.

  1. Pack Your Own Lunch

Average cost of eating out: $15 per meal

Brown bagging it may seem old-school, but lunchflation is real. Inflation has driven up food prices, so the leisurely lunch you used to enjoy off-site every Friday will cost you about 10% more.

  1. Don’t Forget About Dinner

Average cost of meal delivery: $33.94 per order

You come home late, tired and hungry, and that food delivery app seems like the best idea you’ve had all day. But a steady diet of takeout is bad for your health and your wallet.  Instead, plan your meals and do meal prep on the weekends so you won’t be tempted by the first thing that crosses your notifications from Uber Eats.

  1. Dress for Success Secondhand

Average spending on clothing: $1,020 per person, per year

You’ve probably been schlepping around in sweatpants at home like everybody else, so the business casual section of your closet may look a little thin or outdated.  Before you run up your credit card at the department store, freshen up your wardrobe with secondhand finds or start a capsule wardrobe for cheap.

  1. Ask for Compensation

Average anticipated raise for 2023: 4.1%

While the person from accounting won’t make this delineation, it’s important to frame asking for a raise as asking for compensation. You’re absorbing additional costs to come back into office. It’s not out of line to ask to be reimbursed for some of what you’re paying.  Not sure how much to ask for? Lead with a pay analysis and gather data about how much it’s costing you to return to the office, coupled with current salaries across the industry for your position.


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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