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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Clary (“Hogan’s Heroes”) is 96. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 95. Singer Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann is 78. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 78. Actor Dirk Benedict (“The A Team”) is 77. Actor-director Ron Howard is 68. Country singer Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 68. Actor Catherine Bach (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 67. Actor Tim Daly is 66. Singer-musician Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 65. Actor Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”) is 59. Actor Maurice Benard (“General Hospital”) is 59. Actor Russell Wong (“Romeo Must Die,” ″New Jack City”) is 59. Actor Chris Eigeman (“Metropolitan,” “Last Days of Disco”) is 57. Actor John David Cullum (“Glory”) is 56. Actor George Eads (“CSI”) is 55. Actor Javier Bardem is 53. Actor Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is 49. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 49. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 48. Actor Jensen Ackles is 44. TV host Donovan Patton (“Blue’s Clues”) is 44. Actor Lupita Nyong’o (“Black Panther”) is 39. Singer Kesha is 35. Singer Sammie is 35. Singer Justin Bieber is 28.


1790 – The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.
1803 – Ohio became the 17th state in the United States.
1864 – Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.
1867 – Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States.
1872 – Yellowstone became the world’s first National Park.
1932 – The 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.
1961 – President John F. Kennedy signed a signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps.
1981 – IRA member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike in Maze Prison; he would die 65 days later.

Today Is: Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day, Baby Sleep Day, Breast Implant Illness Awareness Day, Dadgum That’s Good Day, Endometriosis Day or Wear Yellow Day, IHOP National Pancake Day, International Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, National Horse Protection Day, National Peanut Lovers Day, Pancake Day Race, Paczki Day, Peace Corps Day, Pig Day, Plan a Solo Vacation Day, Refired, Not Retired Day, Saint David’s Day, Self-injury Awareness Day, World Compliment Day, Zero Discrimination Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – State Of The Union
NBC – 8:00  – State Of The Union
– 8:00 –  State Of The Union
FOX – 8:00 – State Of The Union
CW – 8:00 –  State Of The Union

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Sandra Oh, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Mitski, Doreen Ketchens
Jimmy Fallon: Greg Kinnear, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Jim James
Stephen Colbert: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Big Thief
Seth Meyers: Amanda Seyfried, Harvey Fierstein, Frank Bruni, Carter McLean
James Corden: Pamela Adlon, Taika Waititi, Pinegrove
Watch What Happens Live: Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga
The View: Bob Odenkirk, guest co-host Michele Tafoya
The Talk: Thomas Middleditch
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, guest co-host Ali Wentworth
Ellen DeGeneres: Milo Ventimiglia
The Real: Jabari Banks
Kelly Clarkson: Eric Stonestreet, Britt Lower
Tamron Hall: What it means to be multi-racial in a society preoccupied with labels (R 12/2/21)
Drew Barrymore: Candace Bushnell, Mark Cuban, Pilar Valdes

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

QUESTION: Could Joe Rogan be RIGHT about this?? He says the media “doesn’t give a f*ck” about the truth.. just ratings!!! Does that ring a bell??


QUESTION: Was that really ARETHA’S GRANDDAUGHTER on AMERICAN IDOL?? Yes, she auditioned.. but… HOW DID SHE DO??????????


QUESTION: Can you get pregnant while you’re ALREADY pregnant?? This woman did!!! And it could happen to YOU!!!! Two babies.. NOT twins!!!!


QUESTION: Is there TROUBLE IN THE BAT CAVE?? The new movie is almost 3 HOURS LONG, critics say, “It COULD have been good!!!!!!”
The Batman reviewed by Brian Viner

QUESTION: Have the Ukranians found a NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister says he totally approves of using HIS song!!
Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider is a huge fan of Ukrainian fighters using the band's iconic hit as a battle cry.

Why Ben Affleck Missed The SAG Awards

Ben Affleck skipped out on the 2022 SAG Awards Sunday night to celebrate a special family occasion.  He was at son Samuel’s 10th birthday party and therefore could not be at the awards show, a source told “Entertainment Tonight.”  He was nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor for his role in “The Tender Bar.” He portrayed Charlie Maguire, a small town bartender who takes his nephew under his wing, in the George Clooney-directed film.  The award ultimately went to Troy Kotsur for his role in “Coda.”  Samuel is one of three kids Affleck shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. They’re also parents to two daughters – Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13. The former couple were married from 2005 to 2018.  Although Affleck has rekindled his romance with former fiancée Jennifer Lopez, he and Garner appear to be on good terms as they continue to co-parent.
*******”If you skip his birthday to go to the SAG Awards, he’s gonna write a book about you!!”
******They need a new name for this awards show!! “SAG” is a dirty word in Hollywood!!
********He had to get the night off from J Lo!!!!

Famous Chili Recipe Found On Peacock App

An astute TikTok user had “The Office” fans crazy after revealing that the recipe for “Kevin’s Famous Chili” is buried within the terms and conditions of the comedy series’ exclusive streaming home Peacock. A video detailing the epicurean Easter egg currently boasts over 131,000 views on TikTok.  “Is it because no one ever reads these??” wrote TikTok user @mckenziefloyd above a clip of the delicious addendum, which her boyfriend reportedly discovered while perusing the NBC Universal streamer’s agreement.  “I’m trying to figure out why the chili from The Office, the recipe, is on here in the terms of conditions with the instructions,” exclaimed Floyd in the clip. “Why was that necessary to put on here?”  She added, “And then it just goes back to the regular terms and conditions. I’m not understanding!”  For the uninitiated, “Kevin’s Famous Chili” appears in Episode 26 of Season 5 of “The Office,” in which Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner) brings his namesake specialty into the Dunder-Mifflin headquarters for his co-workers to enjoy.  “It’s a recipe passed down from Malones for generations,” teases Malone in the hilarious cold open. “It’s probably the thing I do best.” Unfortunately, the generous employee’s attempt to share his family delicacy goes belly-up after he spills the chili all over the floor, whereupon he hilariously tries to scoop it back into the pot but to no avail.
**********Now THAT’S comedy!!!!
******You could put Elon Musk’s Bitcoin password in the middle of the “terms and conditions” and no one would ever find it!!!

DWTS Dancer Arrested In the Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is still trying to leave Ukraine.  He posted a video to Instagram early Monday in which he told his followers that he was arrested in his home country amid Russia’s invasion and is figuring out how to get out.  “[There’s] a lot of fighting everywhere. Streets are crazy. At one point I got arrested. … But all good, promise,” he said in his nearly five-minute video.  “That was probably the least traumatizing moment in this whole thing as far as Ukraine is concerned, but for me, it was a reality check.”  Chmerkovskiy said he has “a lot to unpack” emotionally but is not in “a mental state right now to do so.”  “I’m just trying to stay focused,” he added.  The Ukrainian citizen also shared that he’s going to try to make his way to the border so he can cross over into Poland.  “I have options. My options are better than most people’s, unfortunately,” he admitted. “I’m a little nervous to be honest with you, but I think it’s going to be all right. Well, I know it’s going to be OK.”  He closed out his video by asking his viewers not to panic if he disappears on social media for a while because he is keeping in touch with his parents, brother and wife, Peta Murgatroyd.
*********Why was he arrested?? Was it an “illegal foxtrot??”
****He DID shoot down a few Russian helicopters before he was arrested!!

Neil Diamond Sells Song Catalog

Neil Diamond has signed a deal to hand over rights to his entire song catalog, as well as all recordings, to Universal Music Group (UMG) for an undisclosed sum.  The deal, announced by Diamond and UMG on Monday, includes master and recording rights for all of Diamond’s hits, such as Sweet Caroline, Red Red Wine, Solitary Man, Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon, and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, many of which are best known in their cover versions by other artists.  The agreement includes 110 unreleased tracks, an unreleased album and archival long form videos. UMG has also secured the rights to record and release any of Diamond’s future music, should he decide to return to the studio.
********The negotiations went well… “hands, touching hands…”
********Don’t forget “I’m a Believer!!!”
****All of the Boomer artists are selling everything they’ve got. What do THEY know that WE don’t know???

Green Day Cancels Show In Moscow

Green Day have cancelled their upcoming show in Moscow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the band announced Sunday on social media.  They were scheduled to perform May 29 at Moscow prior to their European tour in June. However, the band wrote Sunday on their Instagram Stories, “With heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium.”  “We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s so much bigger than that,” Green Day continued. “But we also know that rock and roll is forever and we feel confident there will be a time and a place for us to return in the future. Refunds available at the point of purchase. Stay safe.” The gig has already been removed from Green Day’s touring itinerary on their website.
**********When Putin heard the news, he immediately pulled his troops out of the Ukraine!!
****Hey, where’s Neil Young?? Why isn’t he protesting THIS???
*****America will do what we always do… we’ll throw a big music telethon!!! 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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 Loose Talk – (US Weekly) 

“I guess he saves it all for the songs.” – Chrissy Teigen poking fun at John Legend’s simple Valentine’s Day card

“They’re gonna have a choice – Mommy and Daddy, we ain’t too shabby.” – Rihanna on whether her baby with ASAP Rocky will be fly

“It was zipped up in a garment bag on the set, and it has never been opened since. I broke the zipper, so it’s hermetically sealed like a piece of art or a very cool time capsule.” – Sharon Stone on her white outfit from Basic Instinct

“I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.” – Chevy Chase on rumors he’s a jerk



Goat Helps Catch Suspect

A Virginia sheriff’s office is thanking a goat for assisting deputies during a foot pursuit with a fleeing suspect this month.   The goat, named Gracie, helped two deputies flush out a suspect they were chasing on Feb. 13, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.  “Sometimes help comes in all shapes and sizes!!” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.  Capt. Scott Barker said Deputy David Parnell came across the suspect while investigating a domestic assault case in the Fieldale area of Henry County, the Martinsville Bulletin reported.  After telling the suspect he was under arrest, the suspect fled on foot, leading Parnell to chase him through a fence line and across a field, Barker said.   During the chase, Barker said a goat from the property joined the deputy.   When Parnell and the goat reached the next line of the fence in the field, the goat continued through the fence in front of the deputy and chased the man into the woods.  As Parnell surveyed the situation, the goat and a deputy on the other side flushed the man out of the woods, and he was taken into custody, Barker said, according to the Martinsville Bulletin.
*********The goat knew he was a “baaaaad” man!!!!
*******The suspect knew he was being chased by the “Greatest Of All Time!!”
********The criminal had a sheepish expression!!!
******Sometimes you get somebody’s goat… and sometimes, the goat gets YOU!!!

Strange Florida Man Story

A Florida man broke a beer bottle over his head, prompting a deputy who thought the popping sound was a gunshot to shoot him, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday.  Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said deputies were trying to arrest Matthew Correa when it happened, as he was a suspect in a series of crimes, including an armed robbery. Correa was in a pickup when he stood up through the sunroof with a rifle in one hand and a bottle of Busch Light in the other. He then broke the bottle over his head.  “The sergeant who was behind Correa and unable to see the bottle, heard the popping noise and believed Correa had shot at his deputies,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “The sergeant fired one shot at Correa, striking him in the neck.”  Correa was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.
********While he’s in there, they should give him a brain implant!!!
*******The guy thought, “I’m in Florida.. I should do something stupid right now!!”

Meth Onions

Authorities seized nearly $3 million worth of methamphetamine, hidden among a shipment of onions, during a tractor-trailer’s inspection at federal facility in San Diego, officials announced Friday.  A K-9 unit for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection alerted to the trailer’s shipment of onions on Sunday and officers found nearly 1,200 small packages of meth, the agency said Friday in a news release.  The driver was arrested for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt at the Otay Mesa port-of-entry commercial vehicle facility, officials said.  The packages of meth — more than 1,336 pounds — were shaped into small globes with a white covering, the agency said, and meant to blend into the onions. The drugs are estimated to be worth $2.9 million on the street.  “This was not only a clever attempt to try and smuggle in narcotics, one I haven’t seen before, but also time consuming to wrap narcotics into these small packages, designed to look like onions,” said Sidney Aki, CBP Director of Field Operations in San Diego, in the news release.
*******This is the only meth that can make you high… and cry.. at the same time!!
*****They had never seen it before.. but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened before!!

Snake Caught Trying To Break Into Home

Police in South Carolina responded to an unusual call for help when a resident reported a snake was trying to get inside.  The Pickens Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers “jumped into action” when they “learned that a citizen had a black rat snake attempting to enter their home without permission.”  “We surrounded the home, tactically entered the residence and successfully took one black rat snake into custody without injury to the suspect or officers,” the post said.  Police wrote that residents might start to see more snake activity as the weather gets warmer.  “The suspect was given time served and released back into the wild,” the department said.
********The rat snake had previously been spotted trying to break into Chuck E. Cheese.. “that’s the biggest rat I’ve ever seen!!”
*******The snake needed a toilet to hang out in!!







8 Self-Love Habits You Should Always Do First Thing In The Morning



Take five minutes to meditate

Meditation helps quiet your mind and refocus your attention to the present. Spend five minutes doing a quiet meditation, focusing on self-love and your inner strengths.

“A morning meditation offers you a sense of calm. During the day, when things become stressful, you can think about your empowering meditation,” said Kristin Meekhof, a therapist and author of “A Widow’s Guide to Healing.”


Make your bed

“I highly recommend making your bed in the morning,” said Rebecca Leslie, a psychologist based in Atlanta. “By doing this, you are starting your day accomplishing something and prioritizing yourself.”

Starting your day off with an accomplishment is super helpful for your mood and self-esteem.


Think about a place that makes you happy

Mindfulness can help alleviate stress, increase focus and reduce any tension you may be experiencing.

“We each have a special place where we recharge, “said Regine Muradian, a psychologist based in Glendale, California. “Recharging is how we take care of ourselves and listen to what our body needs. My special place is the ocean as it cultivates a sense of calm and bliss.”

In order to find this place for yourself, close your eyes and think about a destination that makes you happy.


Read an affirmation aloud to yourself

“Reading an affirmation first thing in the morning can help you deflect any self-defeating thoughts that may come to your mind. Saying it proactively gives you a chance to set intention for positive thoughts and self-image,” said Brittany Johnson, a therapist based in New Albany, Indiana.

Johnson’s favorite affirmation that she says to herself every day is “I am who I am and I am exactly who and where I need to be.”


Focus on something you are grateful for

Expressing gratitude has been associated with better mood and greater self-esteem.

“Keep a flow of gratitude at the beginning of your day by identifying an experience you are thankful for,” said Lia Mancao, a psychotherapist in California and owner of Alyssa Marie Wellness. “This helps with starting the day on a positive note and assists with improving our sense of self.”


Take a deep breath

Deep breathing is a practice that can evoke feelings of calmness and peacefulness.

“I recommend spending at least a minute to take a deep breath each morning. Giving yourself permission to take a minute out of each day to focus on the present moment may improve your self-esteem and reduce your stress level,” said Nekeshia Hammond, a psychologist, author and speaker based in Florida.


Engage in mindful movement

Mindful movement in the morning, like light stretching in your bed before you get up, can start your day off on the right foot, said Madeline Lucas, a therapist and a clinical content manager at Real.

“This seemingly small act of self-love communicates to your system and soul that, ‘I matter.’” she said.


Thank your body

After you wake up, spend a few minutes thanking your body for what it’s done for you.

“It’s especially helpful during those inevitable moments of frustration — when you’re too tired to exercise, hurting somewhere, or unhappy with how you look,” said Neha Chaudhary, the chief medical officer of BeMe Health. “Focusing on the beautiful things your body has done just to keep you going can help reframe some of the negative thoughts to positive ones of gratitude and self-compassion.”


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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