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Born on this day!! Actor George Maharis (“Route 66”) is 92. Comedian-actor Lily Tomlin is 81. Actor Don Stroud is 77. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 76. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 74. Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 72. Talk show host Dr. Phil is 70. Singer Gloria Estefan is 63. Jazz saxophonist Boney James is 59. Singer-guitarist Grant Lee Phillips (“Gilmore Girls”) is 57. Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 56. DJ Spigg Nice of Lost Boyz is 50. Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 49. Actor Maury Sterling (“Homeland”) is 49. Actor Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) is 45. Singer Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies is 44. Actor Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos”) is 39. Actor Zoe Lister-Jones (“Life in Pieces,” ″New Girl”) is 38. Guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is 36. Actor Aisling Loftus (“Mr. Selfridge”) is 30.


1807 – Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1923 – A devastating earthquake struck the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. Nearly 150,000 people were killed and more than two million left homeless.
1939 – World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
1969 – A coup in Libya toppled the monarchy of King Idris and brought Muammar al-Qaddafi to power.
1983 – A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter, killing all 269 people aboard.
1985 – A joint U. S.-French expedition located the wreck of the Titanic 560 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
2004 – Chechen terrorists took about 1,200 schoolchildren and others hostage in Beslan, Russia. Commandos stormed the school on Sept. 3.

Today Is: Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day, Calendar Adjustment Day, Chicken Boy’s Day, Emma M. Nutt Day, International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji, International Toy Testing Day, National No Rhyme Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day or Be Kind Day, Save Japan’s Dolphins Day, World Letter Writing Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 –  NBA Playoffs
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Dead Pixels /  9:00 – Tell Me A Story

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paula Pell, Jessie Reyez (R 8/12/20)
Seth Meyers: Jason Sudeikis, Robert Costa, Thomas Lang (R 8/17/20)
James Corden: Brian Cox, Tim Minchin, Sara Bareilles (R 8/12/20)
Conan: JB Smoove
The View: Rep. Mike Kelly, Rebecca Jarvis (R 5/19/20)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Dakota Fanning, Tamron Hall, Michael Lomonaco (R)
Ellen DeGeneres: Keegan-Michael Key, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Osaka (R 10/22/19)
Wendy Williams: Dr. Phil McGraw (R 11/8/19)
The Real: Kym Whitley (R 4/28/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Auli’l Cravalho, Merman Mike, Jason Mraz
Tamron Hall: Adrienne Bankert (R 8/10/20)

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

QUESTION: What could go wrong? ELON MUSK says PUTTING A CHIP IN YOUR BRAIN will help humans battle the threat of A.I.! (But… what if you get hacked?)


QUESTION: Why are the paparazzi hiding at local grocers and flying helicopters over HARRY AND MEGHAN’S PLACE? One photo could be worth $250,000!!


QUESTION: Out of the 183,000 CORONAVIRUS DEATHS, how many were from only the virus, with no other conditions? About 6%, or 10,980!! So says the CDC!


QUESTION: Why were these girls almost taken from their mother? They had to sit outside Taco Bell.. to USE THE WIFI FOR THEIR SCHOOL WORK! Can you say, “wrong?”


QUESTION: Ready for the FREAK OF THE WEEK?? Watch the moment a 4-FOOT SNAKE is pulled out of a WOMAN’S THROAT! It crawled in as she slept!!!!! WTH????
The reptile is held up by a horrified doctor (right) at the hospital in Russia

Mariah Carey Gets Special On Apple TV

Mariah Carey has landed her own Christmas special at Apple TV+.  Variety confirmed Monday that Apple TV+ is developing Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, a new special featuring music, dancing and animation.  Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special will feature Carey and surprise celebrity guests. The special is driven by a story about bringing the world together.  The Hollywood Reporter said the special will feature songs from Carey’s holiday catalog. Carey celebrated the 25th anniversary of her song “All I Want for Christmas is You” in 2019.  Carey will executive produce the special with Ian Stewart, Raj Kapoor and Ashley Edens. Hamish Hamilton and Roman Coppola will direct.  Carey is also preparing to release her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, out Sept. 29. In the book, Carey tells her story from her perspective and gives an unfiltered look at her life.
********In the spirit of bringing the world together, Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be singing a duet!! It’s called “Screw You, It’s Christmas!!”
*******Mariah’s opening line: “Have you noticed? My ornaments are bigger than ever!!”
******She’ll debut her new Christmas song: “Santa the Morning After!!”

Netflix Offers Free Programming

Netflix is offering non-subscribers free streaming of Stranger Things, Bird Box and more.  Viewers can watch the first episode of Stranger Things and other shows, such as When They See Us, Elite, Love is Blind, Our Planet, Grace and Frankie and Boss Baby: Back in Business.  Murder Mystery and The Two Popes are also available for free.  “Netflix is the premiere destination for all your entertainment needs. But don’t take our word for it – check out some of our favorite movies and TV shows, absolutely free,” Netflix says on the free page.  Netflix has not announced how long the free content will remain or if new free content will become available at a later date.
TOPIC: Hey Netflix subscribers, how many of these shows have YOU watched?? Which ones do you recommend??
******They’re not offering “Tiger King” for free!! They don’t want to turn people off!!

Adele Facing Photo Backlash

Adele took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to Notting Hill Carnival, which was all but canceled this year as a result of the spread of coronavirus.  The carnival is meant to celebrate Caribbean culture and has taken place since 1966, according to BBC. This year, the experience was virtual.  “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London 🇬🇧🇯🇲,” Adele wrote in the photo’s caption.  In the photo, she donned a bikini top decorated with the Jamaican flag and wore her hair in Bantu knots, a traditional African hairstyle.  She was accused of cultural appropriation after donning the look.  “Dear white people, please just be yourselves and stop it for good with cultural appropriation,” someone commented, per People. “Adele the bantu knots were unnecessary. The Jamaican flag bikini top was unnecessary… Please just stop it.”  Another said that “black women are discriminated against for wearing cultural hairstyles like bantu knots and locs but white people are not, that’s not fair and that’s why people are pissed off.”  There were a handful of supporters, however.
******Give her a break!! She’s just a girl, standing in front of the world, asking you to love her!!
*******Yeah, it’s time for this cultural appropriation to stop!! So stop straightening your hair and bleaching it blonde!!
*****We’d like to know how she appropriated those abs!!!

Sharon Stone’s Sister Is COVID Free

Sharon Stone says her sister Kelly, who suffers from Lupus and had been hospitalized with COVID-19, has now tested negative for COVID.  “My sister @kellystonesingr & her husband finally tested Covid negative today for the 1st time,” Stone, tweeted on Monday.  She also thanked her fans for their support.  Earlier this month, the actress revealed that her sister had been hospitalized with COVID-19 and blamed those who don’t wear a mask for continuing to spread the virus.  “My sister Kelly, who already has lupus, now has COVID-19. This is her hospital room. One of you Non-Mask wearers did this,” she wrote on Instagram at the time, adding, “She does not have an immune system. The only place she went was the pharmacy.”  Kelly also described her struggle in order to shed light on the seriousness of the situation.  “I beg you to know that this is real. I’m gasping for every breath without oxygen,” she said in a previous video. “Please do this for the people that you love. stand behind more tests, more masks, demanding everyone wear a mask. You never, ever want to feel like this. I promise you.”
*******She didn’t catch it at the pharmacy.. because they won’t let you in without a mask!! Unless… there are OTHER ways to catch it??
*****Is is it bad that we’re doubting whether her sister ever had it?? You know these showbiz drama queens!!
*****One thing COVID has taught us: people love to be holier-than-thou!!

Ellen Show Producer Opens Up

Andy Lassner, executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” admits that it’s been a “couple of rough months.”  On Sunday, amid mounting toxic-workplace allegations, he posted a video accompanied by the caption, “I’ve missed my people.”  “Oh look who it is. If it isn’t Andy Lassner,” he begins the clip on Instagram. “Well, yes it is. Your eyes do not deceive you. I’m back. I’ve been away for a little bit, dealing with — you know, some stuff. You may have read about it.  It’s been a couple of rough months. But it’s when we go through these things, I guess, when we learn the most about ourselves, and maybe even some growth,” he continued. “But to tell you it hasn’t been rough would be a lie, and I’ve always been honest with you. It’s been rough. But I’m back.”
********Is he still employed? We’ve lost track!!
****Is he the one who was grabbing the guys by their junk??
***One thing’s for sure: NO ONE was hitting on Ellen!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Glee” Gal Dianna & Mumford Musician Winston Split!-(National Enquirer)

The “Glee” is gone.  Actress Dianna Agron and her Brit rocker husband, Winston Marshall, have quietly called it quits after nearly four years of marriage.  “They’ve been living separately since last year,” sources said, adding that Dianna is already dipping her toe into the dating pool again!  Dianna, 34, and the Mumford & Sons musician, 32, wed under the radar on Oct. 15, 2016, in Morocco, where the bride dropped a bundle on TWO stunning gowns hot off the runway!


It’ll be a boy for pregnant “Dancing with the Stars” pro Witney Carson, 26, and husband Carson McAllister.  Maybe they’ll consider naming their first baby, due in January, Carson Carson.

Summer Lovin’-(Us Weekly)

Tulum, Mexico, Aug. 21

Beach baes! Ever since Nina Dobrev and Shawn White started dating in March, “they’ve been having the best time together,” a source says.  “They’re constantly laughing.”

Purrrrrfect Match!-(Star)

A shelter cat dubbed Dennis Quaid has found his fur-ever home-with the actor who shares his name!  The Parent Trap star, who cohosts a pet-centric podcast, first heard about his kitty counterpart from a news report stating that the feline had been living at a Lynchburg, Va., facility for more than a year.  No more:  “He’s going to be a Hollywood cat,” said Dennis, after returning with the cat to L.A.  “We expect him to fulfill his destiny as a celebrity pet, and he’s going to live a life of luxury, a life of leisure.”

Scott Dumps Sofia For Kourtney-(Life & Style)

Déjà vu!  Scott Disick was spotted leaving flirty comments on Kourtney Kardashians swimsuit pics after splitting from Sofia Richie, 21.  The former couple have grown close since his last trip to rehab in April, traveling to Utah for his 37th birthday and hitting the beach in Malibu with their three children.  “Sofia couldn’t handle Scott’s issues,” admits a source.  “He has trouble opening up to anyone.”  That is, aside from his ex Kourt, 41.  “They want to give their relationship another shot,” claims the source.  “Will it last?  Who knows.”


“Nothing makes me happier than knowing a super healthy chef-type person I follow on Instagram’s kids hate the healthy food at their house and binge Doritos when they visit their friends.”-Mindy Kaling, on her guilty pleasure.

“Not Ryan Reynolds.”-Hugh Jackman, joking he doesn’t want his frenemy to take over playing Wolverine for him.

“I try to put that wig on all the time.  She’s just in storage collecting dust, and I’m ready to whip her out.”-Miley Cyrus, on resurrecting Hannah Montana.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-final sale price of the LA-area home used for exterior shots of the Golden Girls house-$1 million over asking thanks to a bidding war.



Largest Catfish

A Florida angler broke a state record when he reeled in a flathead catfish that tipped the scales at 69.9 pounds.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Lavon Nowling of Santa Rosa County became a new state record holder during a recent fishing outing on the Yellow River.  The 69.9-pound catfish, which measured 48.5 inches long, beat the previous record of 69.3 pounds, which was set in 2019 by angler Marvin Griffin, whose catch also came from the Yellow River.  “I’ve caught some good ones before this fish, but none of them were more than 54 pounds,” Nowling said. “I’ve been fishing since I was old enough to hold a pole and have been fishing on Yellow River as long as I can remember.”  See the pic HERE.
*******What’s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer? One’s a bottom feeder… the other one is a fish!!
*******The last thing we pulled out of the water that weighed 69 pounds was.. well, we don’t like to brag!!
TOPIC: Biggest fish you’ve ever caught??

Goat Eats The Mail

An Alabama woman captured video of a roadside mailbox being raided by an unusual thief — a hungry goat.  Ila Mazingo posted a video to Facebook showing a goat munching on mail from a mailbox at the side of her road in Toxey.  “This cannot be made up. Welcome to Toxey,” Mazingo wrote.  The resident said the goat had escaped from a nearby property and was soon recaptured by its owner.  See the video HERE.
********That goat was eating the Trump ballots!! We know it!!
******How can you handle a hungry goat??!! Answer that, Postal Service!!
*****Can you use “eaten by a goat” as an excuse not to pay your phone bill??

Welcome To COVID Island

A group of scenic Brazilian islands that have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are reopening for tourists — but only to those who can prove they had COVID-19.  Authorities in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco said the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a group of 21 volcanic islands, is preparing to allow its first visitors since closing in mid-March to slow the spread of the pandemic.  Guilherme Rocha, the state’s administrator, said those seeking to visit the islands can apply online, but must provide proof they already had COVID-19.  Rocha said prospective tourists must submit either a positive test for the disease that is at least 20 days old, or a test showing the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in their blood.
********Thanks for offer.. but we’ll just stay home and watch Netflix!!
*******You’ll also wear a full body condom during your visit!!
*****If anyone sneezes, the islands will be evacuated!!

Karaoke Record Broken

A South African duo broke a Guinness World Record by singing karaoke songs for a total 35 consecutive hours.  Jacqueline Brits and Rhinus Lotz of Mbombela said they had initially planned to sing for a full 48 hours, but they decided to stop at 35 due to exhaustion from the marathon singing session.  The amount was enough to beat the record of 25 hours and take the Guinness title for longest karaoke duo marathon.  The attempt took place at Wild Medlar and the venue live streamed the attempt on Facebook.  The record attempt raised money for rebuilding a church in Dixie Farm, a small community outside of Barberton.  Brits said the project is aiming to raise $5,866 for church construction by the end of June 2021, and the Guinness record raised $1,877 to go toward that total.
******They blew it!!! We would have given them $2,000 NOT to sing!!!
*********They would have raised more money, but they spent an hour and a half on “Baby Shark!!”







35 Interesting Questions You Never Thought To Ask Your Sibling But Should

Huffington Post

  1. What would you change, if anything, about our experience growing up?
  2. What do you admire most about Mom and/or Dad?
  3. In what ways did Mom or Dad let you down?
  4. What’s something you wish you could have told me when we were kids? Why didn’t you tell me then?
  5. How could I have been a better sibling to you when we were growing up?
  6. What’s your favorite childhood memory of us?
  7. What’s the worst fight we’ve ever had?
  8. Who was the first person to break your heart?
  9. Were you ever bullied? Did you ever bully anyone?
  10. What’s my most annoying habit or quality?
  11. What memory of us still makes you laugh?
  12. Do you think our parents had a favorite kid? If so, who and why?
  13. What was your biggest insecurity as a teenager?
  14. How did you lose your virginity?
  15. What’s your love language?
  16. If you had a Saturday with no plans, how would you spend it?
  17. What event in your life has had the most significant impact on you?
  18. What is your biggest worry these days and why?
  19. Where’s a place you wish you could live for a few months?
  20. Do you consider yourself successful?
  21. What’s your hidden talent?
  22. What’s one healthy thing you do to manage stress? And one unhealthy thing?
  23. 23. Do you believe in God or a higher power?
  24. What’s something you wish more people knew about you?
  25. What’s the social or political cause you’re most passionate about?
  26. Who would you want to give the eulogy at your funeral?
  27. What’s a mean comment someone made about you that’s stuck with you to this day?
  28. What’s the most rebellious thing you’ve ever done?
  29. When do you feel the most confident?
  30. How would you describe your relationship with money?
  31. What song or movie scene makes you cry without fail?
  32. If salary and experience didn’t matter, what job would you most want to have?
  33. 33. If we could go on a dream trip together, where would we go and what would we do there?
  34. How do you feel about getting older?
  35. What’s something that scares you now that you hope you do before you die?


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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