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Born on this day!! Singer Sam Moore of Sam and Dave is 86. “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace is 74. Actor-singer Susan Anton is 71. Musician Jane Siberry is 66. Actor Hiroyuki Sanada (“Extant,” ″Mr. Holmes”) is 61. Actor Carlos Bernard (“24”) is 59. Jazz musician Chris Botti is 59. Singer Claude McKnight of Take 6 is 59. Actor Hugh Jackman is 53. Actor Adam Rich (“Eight Is Enough”) is 53. Singer Garfield Bright of Shai is 52. Fiddler Martie Maguire of The Chicks is 52. Actor Kirk Cameron is 51. Singer Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory is 42. Actor Brian J. Smith (“SGU: Stargate Universe”) is 40. Actor Tyler Blackburn (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 35. Actor Marcus T. Paulk (“Moesha”) is 35. Actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) is 29.


1492 – Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
1870 – Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.
1960 – Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.
1964 – The Soviets launched Voskhod I, the first space capsule to carry three people into orbit.
1999 – NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at his Bel Air home at age 63.
2000 – 17 U.S. sailors killed with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
2002 – A bomb destroyed a nightclub in Bali, killing 202, mostly tourists.

Today Is: Ada Lovelace Day, Day of the Six Billion, Drink Local Wine Day, Free Thought Day, International Day Against DRM, International Face Your Fears Day, International Moment of Frustration Scream Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Savings Day, Stem Cell Awareness Day, World Arthritis Day, World Child Development Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI   /  9:00 – FBI Most Wanted /  10:00 – FBI International
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  9:00 – La Brea  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Dancing With The Stars  /  10:00 – A Night At The Academy Museum
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident /  9:00 – Our Kind Of People
CW – 8:00 –  DC’s Stargirl   /  9:00 – Supergirl

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Larry David, David Chang, Phoebe Bridgers
Jimmy Fallon: Daniel Craig, Meghan Trainor, Chlöe
Stephen Colbert: Anderson Cooper, John Mayer (R 9/23/21)
Seth Meyers: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Scott Speedman
James Corden: Terry Crews, Lorde (R 8/26/21)
Watch What Happens Live: D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, Scheana Shay
The Talk: Jenna Elfman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chelsea Handler, Lakendra Davis, Brett Young
Ellen DeGeneres: Howie Mandel
Wendy Williams: Roy Wood Jr., Salone Monet (R 6/2/21)
The Real: Tammy Townsend
Kelly Clarkson: Selma Blair, Kyle Richards, Daymond John, Old Dominion
Tamron Hall: Alaya High
Drew Barrymore: Ike Barinholtz, Jonathan Toews, Seth Jones, Gillian Laub

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

QUESTION: Should we call him Super-DUPER Man?? He’s the new Superman, he’s bisexual, and his arch-nemesis is GLOBAL WARMING?? DC Comics goes full WOKE!


QUESTION: Why was this couple’s bag FIVE POUNDS OVERWEIGHT at check-in for their flight? Their CHIHUAHUA had stowed away in a cowboy boot!! Ready? Awwww!


QUESTION: Is that a METEORITE in my bed, or are you just glad to see me??? A Canadian hears a loud crash, and wakes up to find chunks of SPACE ROCK in her bed!!!!!!


QUESTION: Whose is BIGGER??? Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos after being crowned the World’s Richest Man!! All we can say is, “YOUR MOVE, MR. DROOPY EYE!!!!”
Bezos shared a tweet which included the front page of the Barron's magazine in 1999 which described his new business paradigm as 'silly' and described the billionaire as 'just a middle man'
But Elon Musk replied with a No.2 medal after surpassing him as the world's richest man

QUESTION: What do “SUPPLY CHAIN PROBLEMS” mean to YOU? Forget toys and gifts… you may not even have TOILET PAPER for Christmas!! Start hording NOW!!!!!!!!
LOS ANGELES: Empty shelves at a Best Buy in Culver City, L.A., on Friday, October 8. Toys, electrical goods and home goods are all in short supply because many are stuck in shipping containers or warehouses around the world

Dog The Bounty Hunter Injures Himself

Dog the Bounty Hunter has left his search for Brian Laundrie due to an injury.  He has been leading a high-profile search for the 23-year-old fugitive who is wanted in connection with the murder of his fiancee Gabby Petito.  Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, has gone back to Colorado while his team remains on the search in Florida.  Josh Benson of Florida news outlet WFLA has confirmed that Chapman sustained an ankle injury in the search.  “DOG. Just got an update from Dog the Bounty Hunter’s team. They say he’s headed back to Colorado soon to meet with his doctor after injuring his ankle in the search,” Benson tweeted.  “He’s also raising funds to continue what he calls an ‘expensive search.'”  Benson confirmed that Chapman assembled a team to continue the search in his absence. He added: “Team says he’s put together a talented network of local team members he calls the ‘Florida Team’ that will continue the search while he’s gone. He says he will continue to process leads in Colorado while he’s there.”  Meanwhile, Chapman’s daughter Lyssa Chapman also confirmed that her father has gone back to Colorado to “handle some business.”  “Dad is headed back to Colorado temporarily to handle some business. (Remember, he was in Florida on his honeymoon),” she tweeted.
********He injured his ankle when he tripped while running to get in front of the cameras!!!
*******When he says, “Raising funds,” he means he’s trying to sell the search to a TV network!!!
******He cut his honeymoon short, which ia wife was very grateful for!!!

George Clooney Rules Out Politics

George Clooney has officially ruled out a pivot from show business to politics.  He noted in an interview with BBC Andre Marr that, while he’s engaged in politics, he is hoping to reduce his workload rather than increase it with a foray into running for office.   Clooney, a long-time supporter of President Joe Biden, described America as a country that is still recovering from the damage caused by Donald Trump.  When asked whether he had any intentions of running for office, Clooney was quick to dismiss the idea.  “No, because I would actually like to have a nice life,” he explained.  He said that he’s focused more on enjoying the fruits of his labors at this stage in his life and has no interest in starting a new career. The movie star said he plans to take on fewer projects while he is healthy and can still “play basketball and do the things I love.’’  “I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years,” he said. “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”
*****George has a few skeletons in the closet!! And they’re young skeletons!! (we hear)
*******George will be 80 in 20 years. Biden will be 80 in TWO YEARS.
*******He’s enjoying his life as the intellectual icon of the Democrat Party!!!

Jamie Lynn Spears Changing The Name Of Her Book

Jamie Lynn Spears changed the title of her upcoming memoir after facing backlash this summer for planning to use one of her sister Britney Spears’ most famous lyrics.  She announced on Instagram Monday that her book will now be called “Things I Should Have Said.” It is set to hit stores on Jan. 18, 2022.  The controversial working title was “I Must Confess,” a line from the chorus of Britney’s 1998 debut single, “…Baby One More Time.”  Jamie Lynn had planned to pay homage to her sister with the name of her then-unannounced memoir, her publisher promptly attempted to save face.  “We deeply regret that incorrect and incomplete information about her book has appeared in the public space, particularly at this sensitive time for Jamie Lynn and her family,” Worthy Publishing said in a statement on Instagram at the time, adding that the “as-yet-untitled memoir” was “still in development.”  The famous siblings’ relationship has been rocky since Britney said in a bombshell court hearing in June that she wanted to sue her family over her conservatorship, which has controlled her personal affairs, medical decisions and estate since February 2008.  Britney also called out Jamie Lynn on Instagram in July for performing remixes of her songs at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.
*********Isn’t this family business? Should we even know about it??
*****She should call her memoir “The Less-Famous Sister!!!”

Tom Cruise Looks A Little Different

Tom Cruise looked like a whole new person while attending a baseball game over the weekend, leading some to speculate that he had undergone cosmetic surgery.  He seemed puffier than usual while attending Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on Saturday.  Photos and videos of Cruise smiling in the stands and waving to fans as he enjoyed the game circulated online with several internet users noting his fresh facade.  “What’s up with the bloated chipmunk cheeks?” one person tweeted.  “What he do to his face, same doctor as Wayne Newton?” another person wrote.  “@TomCruise What have you done to your gorgeous face?!!!! I was soooo disappointed when I saw you in the stands at the Dodgers game! STOP putting crap into your face please!!!!” a fan begged. “Tom has done something to his face or he has gained some weight. But that is our Tom!” a fourth person added.  Meanwhile, several other Twitter users didn’t believe that the man in the stands was the Tom we know and love, arguing that it was actually an impersonator.
******OK, so he looks like somebody put an air hose up his butt and turned it on!!! We’re not judging!!
*******He might be taking prednisone!! THAT will puff those cheeks out!!!
*****He DOES look younger!!!
******What do YOU think? Surgery, injectables or drugs???
Tom Cruise looks like a whole new person at baseball game

Judge Judy’s Longtime Bailiff Speaks Out

When Judge Judy Sheindlin vacated the bench she held for 25 seasons to star in a new streaming series, “Judy Justice,” she decided to go solo.  Petri Hawkins-Byrd — who had served as Sheindlin’s bailiff since “Judge Judy” premiered in 1996 — has revealed that he was “not asked” to be part of the new show, premiering Nov. 1 on the Amazon and IMDb TV streaming platforms.  “My assumption is if you were going on to do something else, that you were at least going to ask me if I wanted to have the opportunity to audition for the role,” Hawkins-Byrd told EW of allegedly getting “priced out” of his gig. He found out about her new show just like the general public — but at the time, he was more focused on caring for his wife, longtime “Judge Judy” producer Makita Bond-Byrd, who is recovering from surgery for a malignant brain tumor.  “I didn’t have time to think about or ask about ‘Judy Justice,’ ” said Hawkins-Byrd, adding that Makita just completed her third round of chemotherapy after doctors removed 95 percent of her tumor. “It wasn’t until July that I called the judge and asked, ‘Hey, should I look for something else or am I included in the “Judy Justice” project?’”  That’s when his longtime colleague informed him he was not invited to her streamer. He didn’t ask why, he told EW, as that was her choice.  “But she did inform me that fundamentally, I was priced out as the new bailiff on her new show,” Hawkins-Byrd told the outlet. “My salary would have been too much. I was curious: How would she know? She didn’t ask me. She didn’t give me an opportunity to have accepted a lower salary.”
*******Judge Judy is one of the richest people in TV!!! (true) She could have paid him out of her own pocket!!
******He should sue her… and take the case to “The People’s Court!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Tom & Zawe Zowie!  Red-Carpet Debut!-(National Enquirer)

Fellow English thespians Tom Hiddleston, 40, and Zawe Ashston, 37, formally debuted their relationship by walking the red carpet together at the Tony Awards!  The “Loki” actor and the “Fresh Meat” actress were fresh from a PDA-heavy vacation in Ibiza.  The pair starred together in the 2019 Broadway show “Betrayal.”

Shatner Begs Ex to Marry Again!-(Globe)

Star Trek legend William Shatner is so lost in space without ex-wife Elizabeth Martin, he’s begging to beam her up into his life again-and has even been shopping for a ring to make it official, insiders say!  Sources dish the forlorn 90-year-old-who is set to take a private rocket ride and become the oldest man in space later this month-regrets filing for divorce after 18 years of marriage with Elizabeth and wants another chance with the 62-year-old horse trainer he still refers to as his wife!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“My manager called and was like ‘Barbra Streisand wants to do a duet with you.’  And I was like, ‘I think that’s rude.  I don’t know who’s punking me.’”-On not believing Streisand actually wanted to sing with her, Melissa McCarthy.

“Not to compare myself to other pregnant women, but there’s an image that [pregnancy] is very effortless and fashionable.  Mine has been oversized sweatpants.”-On dealing with her changing body, Olivia Munn.

“My experience is, especially with the Housewives, if someone’s flaunting their money, they don’t really have it.”-On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Erika Jayne’s financial troubles, Bethenny Frankel.

Kelly’s Looking Forward-(Star)

It’s been a rough year for Kelly Clarkson, what with her ongoing divorce from, and legal woes with, Brandon Blackstock.  But things are beginning to look up for the 39-year-old.  On Sept. 24 news broke that a judge had granted the Voice coach’s request to be declared “legally single”-and the estranged couple’s “marital or domestic status” will come to an end on Jan. 7, 2022.  This year [2021] will end on a high note, with the Oct. 15 release of the holiday album When Christmas Comes Around. On Sept. 23, she shared its first single, “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You).”  Hmm, wonder what that’s all about!

Diva!  America Assembles a Glam Squad-(Life & Style)

It costs a pretty penny to look like Ugly Betty.  America Ferrera had some of the best makeup artists, hairstylists and manicurists at her fingertips ahead of the Emmy Awards in LA.  “It takes a village,” the actress admitted.


Today’s Dylan Dreyer, 40, and husband Brian Fichera, 34, became a family of five with the Sept. 29 arrival of son Rusty.  They’re also parents to Calvin, 4, and Oliver, born in January 2020.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-more viewers who watched Jeopardy! the first week of the season compared to last year, following the game show’s hosting controversy.



Fastest Lawnmower

A British man broke a Guinness World Record when he built a riding lawn mower that reaches a speed of 143.19 mph.  Tony Edwards, a mechanical engineer from St. Martins, Shropshire, England, said he became interested in building the world’s fastest lawnmower about two years ago.  “I know that a guy from the U.K. had the record at one point, at 96 mph. Then I think Honda had it at 116mph, and then a team from Norway did it at 132 mph, and I thought I’d give it a try,” he told the Shropshire Star.  Edwards said he built the lawnmower from scratch, enlisting the help of a welding expert to help with some of the chassis work.  The lawnmower is powered by a 1300cc unit from a Suzuki motorcycle. Edwards said Guinness also stipulated that the lawn mower had to be able to actually cut grass.  “I had to send videos to Guinness to prove that it was a lawnmower,” he said.  See the video HERE.
*******The good news?? He mowed an acre of grass in 90 seconds!!!
*******The most important thing when you’re going 143 mph on a lawnmower is a clean pair of underwear!!
*******The other important item: an up-to-date will!!!

Loose Kangaroo

A kangaroo that escaped with two others from an Oklahoma petting zoo caused a stir when it was spotted on a local road.  Oasis Animal Adventures in Eucha confirmed the facility’s gate wasn’t properly shut Tuesday night, and staff arrived Wednesday morning to find four kangaroos outside of their pens.  Three of the marsupials managed to get outside the facility, and two of them, both females, were soon recaptured across the road from Bush Creek.  Oasis officials said the third kangaroo, a male named Big Red, evaded capture for hours.  Big Red was caught on camera hopping in a road near Grand Lake and the footage was posted to Facebook by Brecka Mizell Bagby.  “Is anyone missing a kangaroo?” Bagby wrote.
********They were all having breakfast at IHOP!! (evergreen)
*******Just before they escaped, the two females were overheard telling Big Red: “We never go out anymore!!”
******The cops had to search their pockets!!!

Porridge Making Championship

A vegan food blogger from the Netherlands is the winner of this year’s World Porridge Making Championship.  The annual competition, traditionally held in Carrbridge in the Highlands  has taken place virtually since the pandemic hit last year.  Miriam Groot, 25, who runs a blog called The Veggie Reporter, was crowned the winner of the Virtual Spurtle 2021, with an oat arancini.  She used pinhead oatmeal in place of rice, which was combined with mushrooms, white wine, vegetable stock, lemon zest and pepper and rolled in breadcrumbs.  Those taking part were asked to submit footage of themselves making a favorite oat dish online.  The “Porridge Committee” then judges the dish based on presentation and originality before choosing which ones they most want to try.  The top 10 winners included two Americans, two Australians, one from Germany, two from England and one from Scotland.
*******You mean… porridge is actually a THING??
*******Veganism is so popular, the world’s running out vegetables!! Scientists are asking us to go back to meat!!
****These dishes sound like they’d keep you regular!!

Florida Man In Flames!

Authorities say when they arrived to four-feet high flames in a Brevard County roadway, they found a man holding a sword and drinking alcohol.  Deputies say they were on active patrol when they spotted the flames on Craig Avenue in Titusville around 2:12 a.m. on Thursday.  According to police, the fire was in front of a man’s home who they visited around five times in the past six months for illegal burns. Officials say the fires ranged from being on the sidewalk, to taking up the entire street.  Officials say when they went to speak with suspect Scott Taylor he was sitting in his front yard holding a sword in his hand and had a knife in his waistband. Police say he was also actively drinking in front of them then began chugging from a half-gallon-sized Captain Morgan spiced rum.  Authorities say he dropped the knife and sword when asked but could not provide an answer as to why he started a fire in the roadway. He was arrested and taken to the Titusville Police Department.  Police say while the man was in a holding cell he intentionally broke a fire sprinkler head, causing water to flood the cell and booking room.
********And all the Florida Women said: “He’s HOT!!”







6 Secrets to Paying off Debt, Building Wealth and Never Worrying About Money Again



  1. Stop Paying Your Credit Card Company

A big part of this is forming new habits and thinking of new ways to do things.

For instance: Credit card debt is the most expensive kind of debt, and your credit card company is just getting rich by ripping you off with high interest rates. But a website called Fiona can help you fight back.

If you owe your credit card companies $250,000 or less, Fiona will match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every single one of your balances.

The benefit? You’ll be left with one bill to pay each month. And because personal loans have lower interest rates (Fiona rates start at 2.49% APR), you’ll get out of debt that much faster. Plus: No credit card payment this month.

It takes two minutes to see if you qualify for up to $250,000 online. You do need to give Fiona a real phone number in order to qualify, but don’t worry — they won’t spam you with phone calls.


  1. Stop Overpaying for Stuff Online

Wouldn’t it be nice if you got an alert any time you’re shopping on Amazon or and you’re about to get ripped off?

That’s exactly what this free service does.

Just add it to your browser for free, and before you check out, it’ll check other websites, including Walmart, eBay and others to see if your item is available for cheaper. Plus, you can get coupon codes, set up price-drop alerts and even see the item’s price history.

Let’s say you’re shopping for a new pair of shoes, and you assume you’ve found the best price. Here’s when you’ll get a pop up letting you know if that exact pair of shoes is available elsewhere for cheaper.

In the last year, this has saved people $160 million. You can get started in just a few clicks to see if you’re overpaying online.


  1. Cancel Your Car Insurance

When was the last time you compared car insurance rates? Chances are you’re seriously overpaying with your current policy.

If it’s been more than six months since your last car insurance quote, you should look again.

And if you look through a digital marketplace called SmartFinancial, you could be getting rates as low as $22 a month — and saving yourself more than $700 a year by canceling with your current provider.

It takes one minute to get quotes from multiple insurers, so you can see all the best rates side-by-side. Yep — in just one minute you could save yourself $715 this year. That’s some major cash back in your pocket.

So if you haven’t checked car insurance rates in a while, see how much you can save with a new policy.


  1. Leave Your Family up to $1M

There’s been a surge of interest in life insurance during the pandemic, as more Americans are realizing they probably need it.

Overall, Americans purchased about 10% more life insurance policies in 2020 than they did in 2019. That may not seem like a lot, but it’s actually the biggest increase in nearly two decades.

Also, more people are seeking out no-exam life insurance because they don’t want to go to a doctor’s office for an in-person exam. Companies like Bestow use algorithms instead of medical exams to evaluate applicants.

Rates start at just $16 a month. You could leave your family up to $1 million. The peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of is priceless.

If you’re under the age of 54 and want to get a fast life insurance quote without leaving your home, get a free quote from Bestow.


  1. Get Paid up to $80/Month — Just for Sharing Your Opinion 

Taking surveys might not sound like the best way to make money, but if you’re just vegging out on the couch — or pretending to be interested in your partner’s new favorite show — why not click a couple buttons? It could earn you up to $80 a month. Seriously.

There are a bunch of paid survey sites out there, but one of the best we’ve found is Survey Junkie.

They’ll ask you questions about things like, what kind of laundry detergent you use, or if you prefer Pepsi or Coke. You get points for answering, and many people accumulate enough points to request a check within a few hours.

More than 10 million people already use Survey Junkie, and it has 4.5/5 stars on TrustPilot.

Join for free and take your first survey to start earning points — you could cash out as soon as today.


  1. Become a Real Estate Investor for as Little as $10

Take a look at some of the world’s wealthiest people. What do they have in common? Many invest in large private real estate deals. And here’s the thing: There’s no reason you can’t, too — for as little as $10.

A company called Fundrise lets you get started in the world of real estate by giving you access to a low-cost, diversified portfolio of private real estate. The best part? You don’t have to be the landlord. Fundrise does all the heavy lifting.

Fundrise’s Starter Portfolio has a minimum of only $10 and is geared toward first-time real estate investors. Your money will be invested in the company’s Flagship Fund, which already owns more than $250 million worth of real estate around the country, from apartment complexes to the red-hot housing rental market to larger last-mile e-commerce logistics centers.

As tenants pay their rent, you could earn money through quarterly dividend payments, and over time, you could earn money off the potential appreciation of the property. Since 2014, Fundrise investors have earned roughly $100 million in dividends alone.


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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