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Born on this day!! Singer Frankie Valli is 88. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 76. Singer Mary Hopkin is 72. Singer Christopher Cross is 71. Drummer Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 65. Keyboardist David Ball of Soft Cell is 63. Country singer Shane Minor is 54. Actor Amy Ryan (“Bridge of Spies,” ″The Office”) is 54. Actor Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire,” ″Nurse Jackie”) is 52. Music producer-actor Damon Dash is 51. Bassist John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band is 51. Actor Marsha Stephanie-Blake (“When They See Us”) is 47. TV personality Willie Geist (“Today”) is 47. Actor Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) is 47. Actor Dulé Hill (“Psych,” ″The West Wing”) is 47. Country singer Eric Church is 45. Actor Tanya Wright (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 44. Dancer Cheryl Burke (“Dancing With the Stars”) is 38. Singer Michael Kiwanuka is 35. Actor Zoe De Grand Maison (“Orphan Black”) is 27. Rapper Desiigner is 25.


1937 – Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.
1948 – The Shelley v. Kraemer Supreme Court decision stated that it is unconstitutional for a court to enforce a restrictive covenant which prevents people of a certain race from owning or occupying property.
1986 – At the age of 54, legendary horse jockey Bill Shoemaker became the oldest person to win the Kentucky Derby, riding Ferdinand to victory.
1979 – Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England.
1999 – Kansas and Oklahoma were hit by an outbreak of more than 55 tornadoes, including one measured at F5 on the Fujita scale.
2001 – The United States, a member of the UN Human Rights Commission since its inception, lost its seat. It would be restored the following year.
2003 – New Hampshire’s symbol, the granite Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed in the state’s Franconia Mountains.

Today Is: Childhood Depression Awareness Day, Foster Care Day, Garden Meditation Day, Lumpy Rug Day, National Special-abled Pets Day,  National Teacher Day, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, Paranormal Day, Public Radio Day, SAN (Storage Area Network) Architect Day, Sun Day, Wild Koala Day, World Press Freedom Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI   /  9:00 – FBI International  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Young Rock  /  8:30 – Mr. Mayor  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Holey Moley   /  9:00 – The Chase  /  10:00 – Who Do You Believe?
FOX – 8:00 – Resident  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Superman and Lois  /  9:00 – Naomi

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Mike Myers, Mike Birbiglia, the Black Crowes
Jimmy Fallon: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sydney Sweeney, Father John Misty
Stephen Colbert: José Andrés, Ron Howard, Lucius featuring Sheryl Crow
Seth Meyers: Bill Hader, Minnie Driver, Hernan Diaz, Kristina Schiano
James Corden: Tom Cruise, Monica Barbaro, Teddy Swims
Watch What Happens Live: Elisabeth Moss, John Benjamin Hickey
The View: Jennifer Grey, Bad Bunny, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
The Talk: TBA
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chris O’Donnell, Jennifer Grey
Ellen DeGeneres: Portia de Rossi, Dove Cameron
The Real: Lil Jon
Kelly Clarkson: Dr. Phil McGraw, Nikki Glaser, Damaris Phillips, Jesse McCartney
Tamron Hall: Cheryl Burke, Sonya Curry, Nia Dennis
Drew Barrymore: Mikel Welch

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

QUESTION: Will William Shatner be the NEW FACE OF TWITTER? He pitches the job with hashtag #Dumpthebird, and Elon sez: “YOU will always be my captain!!!!”


QUESTION: Is this a THING?? This woman sez, “I’ve been with my man for six years and we’ve NEVER slept in the same bed!” (Some houses are designed like that!)


QUESTION: What was that NOISE at the funeral?? It was the “DEAD WOMAN” banging on her coffin wanting to GET OUT!!! (Uh, spoiler alert: SHE WASN’T DEAD!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: How much did they AXE for??? It doesn’t matter, because a bidding war drove the price of Jack Nicholson’s axe from “The Shining” WAY up to $175,000!!

QUESTION: Can’t wait to get up in that SPACE STATION/HOTEL AND RESORT?? Good news!! The company Orbital Assembly sez it’ll be ready in JUST THREE YEARS!!!!!
03 Orbital Assembly Space Hotel

Netflix Cancels Meghan Markle Series

Netflix has canceled Pearl, an animated series that was in development from Meghan Markle.  The cancelation comes after Netflix shares plunged in April after the streaming service announced a drop in subscribers.  Netflix told CNBC that the cancelation is part of strategic decisions the company is making on animated content.  Pearl was set to follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who finds inspiration from influential women throughout history.  Markle and Prince Harry signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020 to develop documentaries, feature films, scripted televisions series and children’s shows.
*******Uh, oh!! Maybe they did a focus group and asked: “Would you rather smell dog crap or watch a Meghan Markle show?”.. and 88% of the people said, “Bring on the dog doo!!!”
*****Elton John’s hubby, David Furnish was going to produce. So Elton’s bummed, because David will be hanging around the house all day!!
********Meghan has to make a living!! Maybe she and Harry can sell “Royal Time Shares!!!”

Danny Bonaduce Has Mystery Illness

Danny Bonaduce shared a Facebook post by his sister Celia Bonaduce, who announced that he is addressing a health concern.  “Many of you have reached out to see what’s going on with my brother Danny,” Celia began her post. “Thank you. Along with Dairy Queen dipped cones and your messages, he is feeling the love. We are not being coy when we say this is a ‘mystery illness’… in layman’s terms, his balance sucks – super sucks – and all the great medical minds of Seattle are at work trying to solve this conundrum.”  “We will keep you posted,” Celia shared. “Please remember, that while he is a public figure, he is also my well-loved brother.”  Bonaduce shared a similar sentiment.  “Thank you for all of the well wishes,” tweeted Danny. “It really means a lot to me that so many of you have reached out.”  On Friday, he announced on Twitter that he was taking a temporary leave from his radio show due to his illness. He has been on “The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show” on Seattle radio station KZOK since 2011.  Bonaduce also shared a photo of himself with a walking cane.  See the tweet HERE.
*******Is he tilting to the right?? Because they don’t like that in Seattle!!
*******He called Arnold for advice and he told him: “It’s not a tumor!!!”
*******We love Danny, but he’s always been a little unbalanced!!!

Amber Heard Ditches PR Team

Amber Heard ditched her original PR team and hired a new one just days before she is set to take the stand in Johnny Depp’s ongoing defamation trial.  Heard has hired Shane Communications after ending her contract with Precision Strategies.  She is expected to take the stand Wednesday and CEO David Shane along with Shane Communications is now handling all of Heard’s communications and media strategy, Fox News Digital has learned.  A brand and crisis management expert told Fox News that the switch feels like an “unforced error” ahead of Heard’s expected testimony.  “For several weeks, Depp’s team presented his side of the story, including audio tapes of Heard saying she hit him, a psychologist testifying that she has borderline personality disorder and that she literally s— the bed,” the expert said.  “You’ve either got to have exceptionally thin skin or not understand how the media works to think anyone could spin their way to positive headlines with these kinds of attacks happening not just in the courtroom, but on national TV, for the last several weeks,” the expert continued. “It’s certainly possible things could move more in her favor once the defense starts presenting its case, but it feels like an unforced error to switch PR teams right before that begins.”  The decision for Heard to hire a new PR team was reportedly made in order to fix the “bad headlines.”
*****A little too late there, babe!!
*******She should know: “When you take a dump, you take your lumps!!!”
*******She kinda overestimated the magnitude of her appeal, as opposed to her legendary ex-husband!!!

Jennifer Grey Opens Up About Johnny Depp

Jennifer Grey has dropped another bombshell about her fiery relationship with ex-fiancé Johnny Depp in her new memoir “Out of the Corner,” out now.  She is revealing how things took a dark turn after her agent set her up on a blind date with her in 1989, when he was 26 and she was 29.  The pair became engaged just two weeks after meeting that year, she claimed.  Of their first date, Grey penned: “We ate, talked, drank Jack Daniel’s, laughed our asses off, took cigarette breaks midcourse. He was so ridiculously beautiful. And surprisingly open, funny, quirky and sweet.” She described how Depp’s behavior became erratic during their time together: “Johnny was commuting every week back and forth from Vancouver, but had begun more and more regularly to be getting into trouble: fights in bars, skirmishes with cops.”  “He’d started missing his flights home to LA having overslept or, when he did come home, he’d be crazy jealous and paranoid about what I’d been up to while he was gone,” the mother of one continued. “I attributed his ill temper and unhappiness to him feeling miserable and powerless to get off [the TV series] ’21 Jump Street.’”
*********Next she’ll be blaming him for that nose job!!!
*****He’s OK with whatever she writes, as long as she doesn’t accuse him of hitting her!!
********He did “put her in the corner” one time.. but she LIKED it!!

Vampires Have Warning For Megan Fox

Machine Gun Kelly‘s revelation he and Megan Fox drink each other’s blood is drawing a warning from vampires.  Many people on Twitter are labeling them vampires, and now self-described vampires are weighing in on the famous couple’s blood-drinking ritual.  Belfazaar Ashantison, the co-founder of The New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA), is urging Megan and MGK to take proper precautions before drinking their lover’s blood, including testing for potential diseases and blood-borne illnesses, from which he says vampires are not immune.  They have been together for nearly 2 years, which alleviates one concern, because Ashantison says most vampires do extensive research on their blood donors before using even the slightest drop. He says it took him 6 months to get to know his blood donor and feel comfortable drinking their blood, and they still get tested every 3 months just to be sure.
*******Just to be safe, most vampires drink their OWN blood these days!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Fred & Natasha High & Dry After Pool Spat-(National Enquirer)

Funnyman Fred Armisen, 55, has split with actress Natasha Lyonne, 43, after eight years of dating. The “Orange Is the New Black” actress said they hit a wall and finally broke things off because she “wanted a swimming pool” and Fred didn’t!



Couple Marries On Canceled Flight

An Oklahoma City couple’s canceled flight on their way to elope in Las Vegas led to their holding their wedding aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.  Southwest Airlines said in a Facebook post that Pam Patterson and Jeremy Salda booked a Sunday flight to Las Vegas, and decided to travel in their wedding attire to be ready for their wedding chapel appointment at 9 p.m.  The couple arrived at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to catch their connecting flight to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, but after multiple delays they were told their flight was canceled.  A fellow passenger named Chris, who was also attempting to travel from Dallas to Las Vegas, overheard them discussing their predicament and revealed he was an ordained minister and would be willing to personally preside over their wedding in Las Vegas.  The trio booked the last three remaining seats on a Southwest flight from Dallas Love Field Airport to Las Vegas and took a ride-sharing car to get from one Dallas airport to the other.  While boarding the new flight, the pilot, Capt. Gil, noticed Patterson was wearing a wedding gown and asked her about it.  “Pam explained their story and joked with Captain Gil they should just get married on the flight. For the second time that week, Pam was surprised to hear the words, ‘Let’s do it,'” the Facebook post said.
**********And they honeymooned in the lavatory!!!
****The flight attendants were so excited, they gave them an extra packet of peanuts!!

Woman Steals Lawnmower

Alabama police have issued an arrest warrant for a woman caught on camera riding a stolen lawnmower and pulling a trailer with other stolen items, including a University of Alabama yard sign.   Flomaton police said the woman – whom they later identified as Madonna Barnhill – is one of several individuals charged in multiple burglaries over the past two weeks.   Police received a report on April 24 of a burglary at a residence in Flomaton, which is near Alabama’s border with Florida.   Surveillance footage showed a masked woman riding a lawnmower while pulling a trailer filled with items stolen from the residence. Police said that a home had been broken into by breaking a lock with a bolt cutter-style tool.
********When you’re riding a lawnmower towing a trailer and wearing a mask, it’s hard to “blend in!!”
******Why do we mostly hear about stupid criminals?? Because the smart ones get away!!

Four-Year Old Takes Mom’s Car On Joyride

A four-year-old boy has been likened to F1 star Max Verstappen after taking his mother’s car for a drive in the Netherlands.  Police said the child crashed into two parked cars and was found alone by a bystander walking around in his pajamas and bare feet on Saturday.  The child had taken his mother’s car keys, “to go for a drive”, after he had woken up on Saturday when his father went to work, according to police.  On Instagram, the force said they had discovered a “new Max Verstappen” and that no one was hurt in the incident.  Police contacted the boy’s mother and while he spoke to her on the phone, the boy gestured steering a wheel which led police to think he may have been driving.  Taken to the scene, the child was asked if he knew how the car worked.  Police said he opened the car with the keys, put the key in the ignition and went to the clutch with his left foot and stepped on the gas.
*********Smarter than most of the drivers in L.A.!!
TOPIC: How old were YOU when you first drove a car???






10 Quick Steps That’ll Have You Managing Your Money Like A Millionaire



  1. See if You Can Get Free Money From This Company

Here’s the deal: If you’re not using Aspiration’s debit card, you’re missing out on extra cash. And who doesn’t want extra cash?

Yep. A debit card called Aspiration gives you up to a 10% back every time you swipe.  Need to buy groceries? Extra cash.  Need to fill up the tank? Bam. Even more extra cash.

You were going to buy these things anyway — why not get this extra money in the process?

Enter your email address here, and link your bank account to see how much extra cash you can get with your free Aspiration account. And don’t worry. Your money is FDIC insured and under a military-grade encryption. That’s nerd talk for “this is totally safe.”


  1. Cancel Your Car Insurance

Here’s the thing: your current car insurance company is probably overcharging you. But don’t waste your time hopping around to different insurance companies looking for a better deal.

Use a website called EverQuote to see all your options at once.

EverQuote is the largest online marketplace for insurance in the US, so you’ll get the top options from more than 175 different carriers handed right to you.

Take a couple of minutes to answer some questions about yourself and your driving record. With this information, EverQuote will be able to give you the top recommendations for car insurance. In just a few minutes, you could save up to $610 a year.


  1. Invest in Famous Art (Even if You’re Not a Millionaire)

Here’s the deal: If you’re not investing in contemporary art, you might be missing out on an asset whose prices have historically outpaced the S&P by 164% from 1995 – 2020. (FYI, the S&P tracks 500 of the largest companies in the stock market)

You’re probably thinking you need at least a few more zeros in your checking account before you can even start thinking about that, right?

But a company called Masterworks lets normal people like us invest in multimillion-dollar works of art — something normally only available to the super rich.

But you don’t need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a masterpiece outright; with Masterworks, you can invest in multimillion dollar paintings.

It takes less than a minute to sign up for a free account.

Investing in contemporary art is a long-term strategy, so patience pays off here — literally. But once your piece of art sells, you get your share of the potential profits.


  1. Let This Free Financial Plan Save You up to $3,500/Year

Having a financial plan is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your future. It’ll help right the wrongs you’ve made and get you on a path toward a richer life.

But only people making six figures can afford a personal advisor to analyze their finances and give them personalized recommendations, right?


A company called Anasova uses AI software to replace those expensive sessions with financial advisors. It takes less than 10 minutes to answer some questions about your money habits and goals, then you’ll get a super-personalized PDF outlining what you need to do to reach them.

You’ll also get a custom FinTech Guide to help you find the best FinTech partner to get you going on your financial journey.

Even better? Anasova’s financial plan is completely free — and totally anonymous. You don’t even have to give them your email address. They won’t bombard you with ads or sell you other products, either.

There’s no catch; Anasova was built by one of the nation’s top wealth management executives who wanted to make it easier for everyone to get access to financial management — not just the rich.

Now you can get access to custom financial advice — even if you’re not a millionaire. Just click here to answer a few questions and get your free financial plan from Anasova now. It could save you thousands.


  1. Freeze Your Credit Cards

You’ve heard the whole “freeze your credit” advice. We agree: It’s a smart practice. But in order to save money, freeze your credit cards.

Literally — in the freezer they’ll go.

Sure, it sounds extreme, but if you tend to make impulsive credit card purchases, stick your card in a Ziploc bag, submerge it in a canister of water and slide it into the freezer.  When you’re tempted to spend, you’ll have to wait for the card to thaw, requiring you to think through your spending decision.


  1. Let This Website Help You Find a Loan for $1K to $50K — You Could Get Your Funds in as Little as a Day

Lots of Americans need access to affordable credit, but so many of us aren’t able to get it. That’s why an online lending platform called Upstart is changing the way people get loans.

Instead of just looking at someone’s credit score, Upstart uses machine learning to understand someone’s risk factor and help them get loans from $1,000 to $50,000  in as fast as one business day— even if you don’t have good credit.

Plus, their platform offers 10% lower rates than traditional models.* That means more people can have access to the credit they need to pay bills, consolidate debt or do almost whatever they want.

Even if you have limited credit history — take five minutes to check your rate for free on Upstart’s website and get loans between $1,000 to $50,000 in as fast as 1 business day.


  1. Quit Your Job and Make $69/Hour

Are you tired of your job, but not sure how to venture out and start your own business? Look into bookkeeping. It’s the No. 1 most profitable business, according to an article in Inc. And you can earn up to $69 an hour, reports Intuit, the creator of QuickBooks.

You don’t have to be an accountant or good at calculus to start your own bookkeeping business, either. As long as you’re motivated, a company called will teach you everything you need to know. It’s one of the leading training courses in the field, and it’ll even give you the first three classes for free.

It’s helped thousands of people launch their own businesses, including Daniel Honan, a military veteran in his 30s. He never considered starting his own company, but he signed up for, and now he’s making around $50,000 a year keeping track of business expenses for his 10 clients.

It only took him three months to get started, taking one class a week. Oh, and he makes his own schedule and is able to spend more time with his wife than ever.

If you’re just a little curious, you just have to submit your email address here to take the first free classes. If you stick with it, you could be running your own business in just a few months.


  1. This Guy Added Nearly 300 Points to his Credit Score — See How You Can Raise Yours, Too*

You’ve got big plans. Maybe you’ve got your eye on a new car. Or you’re hoping to buy a house in the next few years. Or you’d even like to start your own business. But here’s the thing: No matter what your goals are, you might not realize how much your credit score is standing in your way.

The good news? A free website called Credit Sesame makes it easy to put your credit score on track to reach your goals. We even talked to one guy, James Cooper, of Atlanta, who used Credit Sesame to raise his credit score nearly 300 points in six months.*** He says they showed him exactly what to do — he was even able to open his first credit card.

What could adding 300 points to your score mean for your goals? It could easily save you thousands of dollars over the life of a car loan or mortgage.

Within 90 seconds, Credit Sesame will give you access to your credit score, any debt-carrying accounts and a handful of personalized tips to improve your score. You’ll even be able to spot any errors holding you back (one in five reports have one).

Make sure your plans don’t get sidelined by bad credit. Sign up for free (it only takes about 90 seconds) and see how much you could improve your score.


  1. Let This Card Add Points to Your Credit Score — Even if You Don’t Qualify for Credit Cards

It’s not personal. It’s business. Credit card companies see numbers, not stories. So if you have a low credit score, most of them won’t lend you money.

But without credit cards, how can you raise your score in the first place? They aren’t all betting against you, though. The secured Chime Credit Builder Visa® Credit Card could help you add points to your score — even if you don’t qualify for other credit cards. People who use this card add an average of 30 points1  to their score.

Chime doesn’t ask you to pay annual fees, maintenance fees or interest charges — and you don’t even have to have a hard credit check.

To apply, all you have to do is set up a Chime Checking Account and make a qualifying direct deposit of at least $200. Then just move money into your Credit Builder secured account² — this becomes your credit limit and you can use this money to pay your balance.

Chime reports your payments to the major credit bureaus. If you use your card responsibility and make on-time payments every month, your score will reflect that progress.

Credit Builder users see their credit score improve by 30 points, on average. And the Chime app will let you follow along and track your progress.

Get started here to see how many points you could add to your credit score.


  1. Cut Your Car Payment by $150/Month

Every month, your car payment takes a big bite out of your bank account. The average payment these days is more than $600 a month for new cars, $400 a month for used cars.

What if you could lower your monthly payment by $150 or so? A company called RefiJet will refinance your auto loan to help you save money. And as a bonus, refinancing could qualify you to delay a payment — you could have no payment due for 60 days. It can lower your monthly payment and potentially save you thousands of dollars by the time you pay off your loan.

RefiJet will show you multiple auto loans that you’re pre-qualified for, along with rate and payment estimates. You can see for yourself how much you could save. This won’t affect your credit score.

RefiJet says it saves customers an average of $150 a month — which really adds up. It costs you absolutely nothing to find out if you have better options.


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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