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Born on this day!! Actor Gary Clarke (“Hondo,” ″The Virginian”) is 90. Actor Julie Newmar (TV’s “Batman”) is 90. Actor-singer Ketty Lester (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 89. Actor Anita Gillette is 87. Actor Bob Balaban (“A Mighty Wind,” ″Best In Show”) is 78. Ballerina Suzanne Farrell is 78. Actor Lesley Ann Warren is 77. Bassist Joey Spampinato (NRBQ) is 75. Actor Marshall Manesh (“How I Met Your Mother,” ″Will and Grace”) is 73. Actor Reginald VelJohnson (“Family Matters”) is 72. TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is 70. Singer J.T. Taylor (Kool and the Gang) is 70. Director James Cameron (“Titanic,” ″The Terminator”) is 69. Actor Jeff Perry (“Scandal,” ″Grey’s Anatomy”) is 68. Guitarist Tim Farriss of INXS is 66. Actor Laura Innes (“ER”) is 66. Actor Angela Bassett is 65. Singer Madonna is 65. Actor Timothy Hutton is 63. Actor Steve Carell is 61. Actor Andy Milder (“Weeds”) is 55. Actor Seth Peterson (“Burn Notice,” “Providence”) is 53. Country singer Emily Robison of The Dixie Chicks is 51. Actor George Stults (“Seventh Heaven”) is 48. Singer Vanessa Carlton is 43. Actor Cam Gigandet (“Twilight”) is 41. Singer-guitarist Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes is 38. Actor Cristin Milioti (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 38. Actor Shawn Pyfrom (“Desperate Housewives”) is 37. Country singer Ashton Shepherd is 37. Singer Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay is 36. Rapper Young Thug is 32. Actor Cameron Monaghan (“Gotham”) is 30. Singer Greyson Chance is 26.


1829 – The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston.
1777 – The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces.
1948 – Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53.
1960 – Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic.
1962 – Algeria was admitted to the Arab League.
1977 – Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, from heart failure at age 42.
2003 – Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died.

Today Is: Joe Miller’s Joke Day, National Airborne Day, National Medical Dosimetrist Day, National Rollercoaster Day, National Rum Day, Surveillance Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother  /  9:00 – Superfan  /  10:00 – So Help Me Todd
NBC – 8:00 – Fire and Rescue  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey  /  9:00 – The Wonder Years  /  9:30  –  The Wonder Years  /  10:00 – The Rookie
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Food Stars
CW – 8:00 – Nancy Drew / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

**Due to the ongoing writers/ actors strike most shows are in reruns. (Stay Tuned!)


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

QUESTION: Which kind of man are YOU? There are just three types of straight men, so you fit into ONE of these categories!! (It gets worse as it goes along)


QUESTION: Thinking of taking OZEMPIC for weight loss?? These patients suffered “crippling anxiety,” “suicidal thoughts” and “ORGAN FAILURE!!” Good times!!


QUESTION: Ever fall asleep in a PUBLIC PLACE? These American tourists were caught “sleeping it off” in the EIFFEL TOWER!! And yes, they BROKE IN!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Hate your period?? This Tik Tok mom has the best solution!! Her husband knocks her up EVERY YEAR!! She’s on her third pregnancy.. NO PERIOD!!!
Chantel Shnider celebrates her unusual method of prenatal period prevention.

QUESTION: Who really got BLINDSIDED?? The Touhy family! Michael Oher says they NEVER adopted him, and he wants a $15 MILLION payday!! No good deed….

TV Viewership Falls Below Streaming For The First Time

*****Didn’t this happen a couple of years ago?? So it’s happening again for the first time???
******Here’s a test: Name one show on network TV!! We couldn’t!!
*******It all started going downhill when Netflix streamed “The Tiger King!!”
****So the numbers are Broadcast 20% of viewership, cable, 29.6%, and streaming: over 38.7%!!!! Where’s the rest?? Video gaming, audio streaming, VOD, DVD, etc.!!
*****What happens when they can’t afford local news?? That means Bobby Blowdry will be out of  job!!

Shania Twain To Announces Las Vegas Residency

******She won’t be playing.. she’s just moving there!!
****One approach to keeping your voice healthy is moving to the desert where it’s 130 degrees with 50 mph winds!!
*****It’s called “Shania Twain: COME ON OVER – The Las Vegas Residency!!” She’ll be playing at Planet Hollywood starting May 10th, 2024!!

Madonna Resume Rehearsals For Her Upcoming Tour After Health Concerns

******At least we THINK it’s Madonna!! It looks kind of like her!!
*****It’s like she’s got different skin suits hanging in the closet for every day of the week!!
*******She’s just about to turn 65. Or in real years, 70!!!
*****She’s prepping just as hard as Michael Jackson did right before he died… so we hope she’s OK!!

Meghan and Harry Are Big On TikTok For The Wrong Reasons

*********The research was done by Newsweek, and it reveals that they’re the most-discussed couple on Tik Tok!! But… it ain’t good!!
*****Tik Tok’ers compare them to Wills and Kate.. and they like them a lot better!!
******Harry’s top search words were “Meghan” and “divorce!!”

Bruce Willis Health Update From His Wife

*********His wife Emma is his caretaker (he’s developed full-blown dementia) and it ain’t easy!!
*******She’s looking for support to “break up our thinking,” and get relief from the gloom and doom!
******She’s doing a great job, so keep her in your thoughts, maybe drop a tweet!!




Rudd Delivers On Fan’s Video-(National Enquirer)

A young fan spotted Paul Rudd at a recent Taylor Swift “Eras Tour” concert and didn’t hesitate telling the Ant-Man star they’d written a song called, wait for it, “Paul Rudd!”  Ya know what happened next?  Paul agreed to star in the fan’s music video for the song, playing a bumbling mailman fumbling with package deliveries.  Spills indie musician Claud, 24.  “He was so nice about it, and he gave me his email and was like, “’Send it to me.  I’d love to hear your album.’”  Claud was even more shocked the movie star actually shared his real contact info!




Boa Constrictor Snake Found In Target Shopping Cart At Iowa Target

********How much was it?? Are they sold by the pound??
********It’s actually a pretty big snake. We’re guessing they’re not native to Iowa!!
******Animal control officers said, “Screw this!! I’m on coffee break!!”
****Cops think it may have been abandoned intentionally.. or it slithered all the way from Florida!!

Florida Man Gets In Drunken Gun Fight With His Friend

*****Yeah? And???
*****In Florida, “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” is the name of a convenience store!!
*******This Florida man allegedly pistol-whipped and shot his friend in both legs. Which makes it even funnier!!
*******Like most good things, it started with a lot of drinking!!

Man Travels With His Great Dane On Plane and Takes Up 2 Seats!

*********He paid for himself, and two seats for the dog!! We can’t hate him for that!!
********It was the dog’s first time flying.. and they flew from NY to LA!!
*****The dog’s owner said, “I’ve never seen so many people smiling!!” That must have been as they were leaving!!

Boston Woman Blames Italian Food For Ankle Injury

**********She went to a place called “Eately” at the mall!! That was her first mistake!!
********Now she’s blaming a piece of ham for her fractured left ankle!! She slipped on some prosciutto!
*****Her ambulance-chasing lawyer is trying to get her $50,000!! But we say, “Never sue an Italian!!”










The Best Foods To Pack For Camping, According To Food Safety Experts


Nuts And Dried Fruit

There’s a reason campers and hikers are always chomping on trail mix — it’s shelf stable and doesn’t require refrigeration. “These are good options to put into airtight containers, stored in your backpack or picnic basket,” said Tamika Sims, the senior director of food technology communications at the International Food Information Council.

Crackers And Granola

Like nuts and dried fruit, shelf-stable, non-perishable foods like crackers, cookies, granola and uncooked pasta and rice are good options when camping. Powdered pancake mix is a good item to bring along for breakfast.  If you’ll be camping in weather that’s over 80 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a couple of hours, an ice pack can help maintain the texture and taste of these shelf-stable foods, Sims said.

Canned Fish, Meat And Soup

Tuna and other canned fish or meat products don’t require refrigeration, making them good camping food. The same goes for canned soup and beef jerky.  “These foods have a long shelf-life, and you do not have to worry about their temperature,” said Kimberly Baker, a registered dietician and food systems and safety program team director at Clemson University. “Many of these also require little preparation at the campsite or just adding water and heat before eating.”


Oranges and other fresh fruit that normally sit out in the produce aisle are another solid choice. They don’t require refrigeration and often have a thick peel for protection, Sims explained. Another perk of packing fruits like oranges, bananas and tangerines is that they don’t require additional washing once peeled, as long as your hands are clean. Keep in mind that if the peel is broken, the fruit is more susceptible to bacteria growth, Sims said.

Canned Fruit

Canned peaches, fruit salad and other canned fruit products are a great option to eat while camping, especially if you finish the whole can in one sitting so that no refrigeration is required, Sims said. Just don’t forget your can opener if it doesn’t have a pop-top!

Dehydrated And Freeze-Dried Meals

Dehydrated foods designed for backpacking are some of the best foods to take camping, said Don Schaffner, an extension specialist in food science and distinguished professor at Rutgers University.  These meals are among the easiest foods to bring camping or hiking because they are lightweight, don’t require any refrigeration, and are simple to prepare. Typically, all you need to do is boil some water, add it to the package, stir everything together, seal the pouch and wait a few minutes (usually less than 10 minutes) before your meal is good to go. Some people also dehydrate their own food to take camping and backpacking, but that requires a food dehydrator and is a bit more complex.

Peanut Butter

“Peanut butter is absolutely safe to keep unrefrigerated whether it has been opened or not,” Schaffner said. “If you have the natural kind of peanut butter that separates, often you’ll keep this refrigerated at home to stop the separation process ― but there is nothing risky about this food if it’s unrefrigerated and the oil separates.”  If you’re thinking of making peanut butter and jelly, know that jelly and jam are safe to keep unrefrigerated before the jar has been opened. But once the jar is open, you’ll need to refrigerate it to prevent mold growth. “If you choose to keep these unrefrigerated after opening, they are safe to use as long as you do not see any visible mold,” Schaffner said. “If you see a visible mold, the jam or jelly should be discarded.”

Hard-Boiled Eggs

If you want to bring eggs camping, Schaffner suggests making hard-boiled eggs at home and allowing them to cool at room temperature out in the air. “This will result in a shelf-stable product that has minimal food safety risk,” he said. He explained that air cooling prevents the possible infiltration of any organisms into the eggs that could happen if you cooled them in water. They should remain shelf stable for several days.


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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