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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Wagner is 91. Guitarist Don Wilson of The Ventures is 88. Singer Roberta Flack is 84. Singer Jimmy Merchant of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 81. Bassist Bob Spalding of The Ventures is 74. Keyboardist Cory Lerios of Pablo Cruise is 70. Actor Kathleen Beller (“Dynasty”) is 65. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 61. “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos is 60. Actor Laura Dern is 54. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 49. Actor Jason Olive (“For Better or Worse) is 49. Actor Elizabeth Banks is 47. Actor Julia Pace Mitchell (“The Young and the Restless”) is 43. Reggaeton singer Don Omar is 43. Actor Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) is 40. Actor Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 40. Actor Max Brown (“Beauty and the Beast,” ″The Tudors”) is 40. Actor Barry Sloane (“Revenge”) is 40. Singer Eric Dill (The Click Five) is 39. Keyboardist Ben Romans of The Click Five is 39. Actor Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) is 31. Actor Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story,” ″We’re the Millers”) is 30. Actor Makenzie Vega (“The Good Wife”) is 27. Actor Chloe Grace Moretz is 24. Actor Yara Shahidi (“black-ish”) is 21.


1763 – Treaty of Paris signed, ending the French and Indian War. France ceded Canada and all its North American territories east of the Mississippi to Great Britain.
1837 – Russian poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin was killed in a duel.
1840 – Queen Victoria married Prince Albert.
1942 – Glenn Miller received the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
1962 – The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.
1967 – The 25th Amendment was ratified, establishing presidential succession.
1996 – IBM’s computer, Deep Blue, beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in the first game of their match.
2005 – Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller died.

Today Is: All The News That’s Fit To Print Day, National Home Warranty Day, Plimsoll Day, World Pulses Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Tough As Nails  /  9:00 – Seal Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – American Housewife  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Call Your Mother  /  10:00 – For Life
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Dancer  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Mila Kunis, KJ Apa, Sam Dew
Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Kaluuya, Chris Stapleton
Stephen Colbert: Kristen Wiig, Rebecca Breeds
Seth Meyers: Allison Janney, Rep. Cori Bush
James Corden: Noah Centineo, Madison Cunningham
Lilly Singh: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Conan: Christopher Walken (R 12/16/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Bridget Everett, Mary Cosby
The View: Dr. Jennifer Ashton
The Talk: Jason Biggs
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jason Biggs
Ellen DeGeneres: Anderson Cooper
Wendy Williams: Vivica A. Fox
The Real: Algee Smith, Lil Scrappy, Yung Joc, Stephanie Boyce
Kelly Clarkson: Christine Chiu, Brad Paisley
Tamron Hall: Jason Brown, Jerry Rice, Marie Forleo
Drew Barrymore: Lionel Richie

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

QUESTION: What did TOM BRADY and PATRICK MAHOMES say to each other after the Super Bowl??? It was captured on camera, and now you can share the moment!!


QUESTION: Did the SUPER BOWL STREAKER make BANK?? He says he bet that no one would streak, then did it himself, and made $375,000 on the bet!!!!! Uh… cool????


QUESTION: Want a progress report on the GORILLA GLUE HAIRDO?? She finally CUT OFF HER PONY TAIL.. but her scalp still burns!!! (Using Goof-Off helped)


QUESTION: Ready for some VALENTINE’S DAY MYTH-BUSTING? Here comes an Australian relationship expert to help!! (More couples DO break up just before V-Day!)


QUESTION: What happens when you put the “sad cat” filter on your ZOOM?? Watch this lawyer desperately try to convince the judge that he’s NOT A KITTY!!!!

Low Super Bowl Ratings

Ratings for the Super Bowl on Sunday, between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs, were the lowest for any NFL title game in more than a decade.  According to ratings released Tuesday by Viacom and CBS, which broadcast the game, the game had 96.4 million viewers.  That’s the smallest audience share for any Super Bowl since 2007.  Television viewers numbered 91.7 million, but CBS said streaming viewers (5.7 million) brought the “highest average minute audience for any NFL game” and were up 65% over last year’s game.  CBS said the markets with the highest viewership were Kansas City, Tampa, Fla., and Boston, where Brady played last year and the bulk of his career.  Last year’s Super Bowl between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers attracted 102 million viewers.
********See what happens when you can’t have Super Bowl parties??? Thanks, Fauci!!!
*******Is Tom Brady the Donald Trump of quarterbacks??
*******We’re betting the ratings took a nose dive after we figured out that Patrick Mahomes didn’t have a chance in hell!!
*******Maybe those bombers should have dropped some ordinance while they were flying over!!!

Mary Wilson Dies

Mary Wilson, a founding member of The Supremes, has died at age 76.  Wilson died suddenly at her home in Henderson, Nev. on Monday, the singer’s friend and publicist Jay Schwartz confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.  No cause of death was disclosed.  She was an original member of The Supremes when the Motown group was formed in 1959. Wilson appeared in the group alongside Diana Ross and the late Florence Ballard.  Wilson recently posted on her YouTube channel that she was working with Universal Music on releasing more solo music. She is survived by her daughter Turkessa, son Pedro Antonio Jr., 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Wilson’s son Rafael was killed in a car accident at age 14 in 1994.
******A great person, and a true legend!!
*******The Supremes had 12 number one hits over a 5-year period in the 60s!! They were a powerhouse act!!!

Alex Trebek’s Daughter Honors Him

Alex Trebek’s daughter is honoring him three months after his death.  On Monday, his daughter Nicky, who he shared with his ex-wife Elaine Trebek Kares, took to Instagram to honor her late dad on the three month anniversary of his passing. She shared a photo of Trebek on the “Jeopardy!” set excitedly pointing at the board with both hands.  “#february8 it’s been 3 months and rather than post something sad I #choosejoy,” she wrote. “This always makes me laugh thinking about how many times he did that trying to get it right.”  She concluded the caption with a series of hashtags that read, “#threemonths #missingyoualways #dad #milestonesandmemories.”  Nicky’s comment that Trebek practiced doing even something as simple as pointing for the show he loved comes as no surprise to fans. After announcing his diagnosis, Trebek made it clear to viewers that he would not be stepping down as the host of the show as long as his health would continue to allow him to perform at the same quality for viewers.
*******We’ll take “Gratitude” for $1,000!!!!

Halle Berry Hits Back At Critics

Halle Berry recently took to Instagram to share a simple, empowering quote: “Women don’t owe you s—t.”  “& that’s on mary had a little lamb,” she added in the caption.  While the actress found the quote to be pertinent, some of her followers weren’t too pleased with what Berry had to say.  “With all of your accomplishments, fame, beauty, it seems, as if, you CAN’T keep a man,” commented a viewer.  She wasn’t having it, however, and clapped back.  “Who said I wanted to keep them?” she asked. “I’m all about living your best life, if you make a wrong move, course correct and re-spin and start again!”  Her response wasn’t enough to shut down additional critics, however, as another echoed the sentiment that she “can’t keep a man.”  “Who says I wanna keep the wrong man? cuz…..I don’t,” she said.  When a commenter asked whether Berry has faced “trouble with men in [her] life,” she responded with: “Nope, they had trouble with me.”  She has a storied romantic history, having been married three times.  She first wed former pro baseball player David Justice in 1993 before they divorced in ’97. In 2001, she married singer Eric Benét and they divorced in 2005. Finally, she married actor Olivier Martinez in 2013 and they separated in 2016.
*********So, her marriage range is 3-4 years!! Not bad for Hollywood!!
*******She’s legendary for being “high maintenance,” or as normal people call it, “bat-sh*t crazy!!!”
*******Next time you wanna get personal on social media, do this instead: go to a strange neighborhood where you don’t know anyone, walk up to a bunch of people and say, “I’d like to get your opinion on my life!!” ‘Cause that’s what you’re doing!!

Britney Spears’ Boyfriend Calls Out Her Father         

Sam Asghari is calling out Jamie Spears for allegedly “trying to control” his relationship with Britney Spears in an explosive Instagram post.  “Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way,” he said on his Instagram Story on Tuesday. “In my opinion Jamie [Spears] is a total d–k.”  He added that he “won’t be going into details” about what caused him to speak out because he “always respected our privacy.”  However, he concluded, “But at the same time I did not come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”  Britney has been dating Asghari since the pair met on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video in 2016. Aside from posting pictures from their various vacations, the couple is usually private about the intimate details of their relationship.  However, with the release of the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” Asghari hinted that he is looking for some “normalcy” amid his girlfriend’s ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie.
*********Again, something that could be handled in private????


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Streisand Hooked On Playing Market!-(National Enquirer)

Megabucks Barbra Streisand has long lived with a secret addiction-gambling on the stock market, snitched sources, who said the star’s high-stakes hobby has hubby James Brolin worried and is putting her $400 million fortune at risk!  According to an insider, the “Don’t Rain on My Parade” singer, 78, rises early each weekday-while James, 80, is usually asleep-to catch the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, and if she finds anything “interesting,” she’ll start trading like crazy!  “I’d be up at 6:30, light a fire, have a hot chocolate and trade until 1 p.m.” the songbird recently chirped.  Insiders claimed the savvy singer is nearly as good at playing the market as she is at playing to an audience-and can’t seem to get enough of the action!  “Barbra was a prodigy child singer, and she’s a natural born trader, too!” a source spilled.  “She does her own research and weighs al the information and then she acts on it.”

Bling Empire-(Globe)

There’s a new Netflix reality star shining in Hollyweird, 60-year-old-old “Bling Empire” billionairess Anna Shay, who lives in an old Beverly Hills mansion she insists isn’t haunted-but is a gateway to the other side!  Says Anna, “I think there are spirits,” she reveals of the palatial place built in 1926.  During a filmed walk in the lavish garden, the larger-than-life socialite reveals this fishy tale:  Her pet monkey and a pond full of fish mysteriously all perished on one very strange night.  “This place is amazing,” gushes co-star Kim Lee during a tour, who conveniently brought along a safeguarding Bible for the visit!  The Sunset Boulevard haunt is also on the market-for the supernatural price of $16 million!

Perfect Harmony-(Us Weekly)

No one loves Alicia Keys more than Swizz Beatz-that’s clear by the four Instagram tributes he posted in honor of his wife’s 40th birthday on Jan. 25.  Gushed the rapper, 42, “I thank your Mom [and] Dad for bringing you to this earth to make magic.”

Reese & Jim:  Divorce Shocker!-(Star)

Looking for the exit:  Cracks are showing in the power couple’s 10-year marriage.  “It’s widely accepted Reese Witherspoon has become the bigger business brain in the marriage, and that grates on [husband] Jim Toth’s nerves,” says the insider.  “It’s a very different dynamic from how they came into the relationship.”  Indeed, Jim left his high-profile gig at a premiere talent agency in 2019-his roster included Matthew McConaughey-to head up the now-defunct streaming service, Quibi.  The much-hyped, $1.75 billion startup shut down in late 2020 just six months after launching.  “Quibi was Jim’s baby, and he was determined to make a got of it, but it turned out to be a disaster,” says the insider.  While Reese was supportive when it fell apart, the insider says some wonder why Jim hadn’t turned to her for advice earlier.  “He could have gone to her,” the insider notes.

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“Every time I land from a flight, whether it’s from Texas to California, which is only three hours, or if I’m landing from Dubai, which is a 17-hour flight, the first thing I do is get in the kitchen and cook.  It’s the one thing that makes me feel at home.”-Eva Longoria, whose go-to meal is chicken tacos.

“My friendships really are gardens, and I cultivate them.  I’ve been friends with all my friends, for, like 20, 30, 40 years.”-Drew Barrymore, describing her girlfriends as “my first family.”

“He’s like George Clooney.  He’s going to be 95 and still, like, handsome, you know?”-Anthony Mackie, on Captain America co-star, Chris Evans.

Simon Baker & Rebecca Rigg:  Split After 29 Years-(People)

The Mentalist actor, 51, and his actress wife, 53, have separated after 29 years of marriage.  “Our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives,” they said in a joint statement.

Slam of the Week-(In Touch)

Katherine Heigl

“Isn’t that an a—hole move?”

-on how Grey’s Anatomy wrote off Justin Chambers’ Alex by having him leave his wife for Katherine’s offscreen character, Izzie.



Super Skinny House For Sale

A 6-foot-wide home billed as “possibly the skinniest house in London” is being listed for sale online with an asking price of $1.3 million.  Real estate agency Winkworth said the 1,034-square-foot home, which boasts five stories and a width of only 6 feet, is situated in the Shepherd’s Bush area of west London and is comparable to the living quarters on a “luxury yacht.”  The narrow home originally was a hat shop and converted into a home by fashion photographer Juergen Teller, Winkworth said.  “It’s quirky and charming and great for entertaining and will appeal to someone who feels there is more to life than two up, two down,” David Myers, the Winkworth agent handling the sale, told CNN.  See the video HERE.
*********We’d buy it, but our couch is 7 feet wide!!!
********At that price, this home is in the $10,000 per square foot range!! Sounds right for London!!!
******Maybe Rebel Wilson would like to live there!! She’d fit now!!!!!

City Offers Money For Remote Workers

A Mississippi city is offering remote workers $6,000 to move to the municipality, buy a home and remain for at least one year.  Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said the city’s Shift South program is offering remote workers a one-time payment of $2,500 and a $300 monthly stipend for one year if they move to the city and buy a house worth at least $150,000.  “We are excited to be the first and only city in the Deep South to offer an incentive like this to remote workers,” Gibson told CNN. “Our warm and friendly people, the [Mississippi] river at our feet, our history and our beautiful sunsets make Natchez a great city to call home.”  The city said 30 slots are currently available to applicants who are employed as remote workers in the United States. The workers will be required to establish primary residency in Natchez.
*********Warning: The mosquitos are as big as hummingbirds!!
********It also has a prestigious Mississippi address!!!
********Just be sure the air conditioning works!!!
*******$300 a month puts you in the top 10% of Natchez wage-earners!!

Escaped Crow

A Texas zoo is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for a crow that escaped from the facility during a training session.  The Dallas Zoo said Onyx the crow was in a training session for a bird show when he flew off toward the Bishop Arts District of Dallas.  The zoo said the pied crow is distinguishable from a common black crow by the white coloring on his chest.  The bird is friendly toward humans and is known to say “hi,” “hiya” and “hi Onyx.”  The zoo asked that anyone who spots Onyx contact the facility instead of attempting to capture the bird.
**********Yeah… it shouldn’t be hard to spot a stray crow!! It’s not like there’s a lot of crows around!!!
********It seems like birds are pretty good at speaking!! Have the been holding out on us???

Runaway Emu

Employees at a motorcycle dealership in England captured an emu spotted running loose in a busy road and the bird will now be returned to its owner.  Fareham Police said the emu was taken into custody after running loose on the A32, near Wickham Road in Fareham, England.  The emu was captured by Drew Lee, 23, an employee at nearby motorcycle dealership Destination Triumph Solent.  “My boss came running into the shop saying ‘you’re not going to believe this but there’s an emu on the road outside,'” Lee told the Daily Echo.  Lee led the emu back to the business and held the bird until police arrived.  Police said the bird, nicknamed Dave by officers, was taken to the Birdworld sanctuary in Farnham. The sanctuary said the emu’s owner has been in touch with officials and the bird will soon be headed home.
********What is this? An insurance commercial???
******Did you say emu??? Well, emu, too!!!
******The bird had no idea what he was doing!! He was just winging it!!!







9 Signs You’re Ready To Quit Your Job

Huffington Post


  1. You realize you’re being undervalued.

Wanting a bigger paycheck (no surprise!) is the top reason that people decide to quit their jobs, according to a PayScale survey of over 38,000 respondents.

“The pay gap continues to be an issue for women, more specifically for Black, Indigenous, and other women of color. Compensation should match our contributions in the workplace, and when it doesn’t, we feel undervalued,” said workplace strategist Keni Dominguez.

If you’ve confirmed that you are underpaid and you’re not able to obtain a raise in a reasonable amount of time, Dominguez suggested reaching out to your network to see if anyone knows of new opportunities that could be a good fit.

The danger of staying is that you may start to sell yourself short, too. “The longer you stay someplace where you don’t feel like you’re valued or compensated adequately, it impacts how you think about your career and your work in general,” said Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, a licensed psychologist and executive coach. “It lessens your awareness of what your strengths are, your skills are. You start to view yourself based on how your manager or the company demonstrates their value for you.”


  1. You realize your workplace values burnout culture.

When you’re expected to be available 24/7 and there is little tolerance for taking vacation or sick leave, you’re at a company that wants employees to work until they burn out. Get out while you can.

“They’re much more interested in you serving the company rather than the company serving you in any way,” said Lisa Orbé-Austin, a licensed psychologist and executive coach.

“An organization that has a burnout culture, I think it’s particularly dangerous for professionals because oftentimes they leave you with nothing left,” she added. “And it can be hard to search, it can be hard to be motivated to think about your next move if you’re in a burnout culture.”


  1. You need to numb yourself after work to do your work.

Burnout is a condition of chronic workplace stress that can lead you to feel increasingly disengaged and cynical about your job.

As a result, you may engage in numbing behaviors to survive the week or overindulge over the weekend to face Monday, Orbé-Austin said. People may “start drinking or they start playing video games to detach” when the workday ends, she said, noting that these behaviors can be an attempt to “soothe from the pain of the day.”

To determine whether your numbing behavior is related to work, track your symptoms, including when they are triggered and how often you engage in them, Orbé-Austin said.


  1. The job is causing you physical stress.

If the thought of your job is tormenting you with sleepless nights, muscle aches, stomach aches, headaches and other physical symptoms of stress, these are signs that your job is toxic. Long hours, lack of autonomy and economic insecurity can all contribute to the kind of harmful workplace environment that you need to ditch rather than try to cope with, organizational behavior experts previously told HuffPost.

When we are in periods of intense stress, it’s hard to make rational decisions. Horsham-Brathwaite advised talking with a mental health professional to weigh your options, including quitting or taking a leave of absence if your health has been compromised.


  1. You cry over going to work.

Career empowerment coach Melanie Denny said if you cry every day you go to work, that’s a sign to pay attention to.

“If you’ve reached a point where you dread going to the office, it’s definitely time to go. Although there are several reasons you may feel this way, none of them are worth your sanity and mental wellbeing,” Denny said. “Get out of there ASAP.”


  1. You can’t be yourself at work.

Pretending to be someone you’re not in order to succeed can take a heavy psychological toll.

“If you are in an environment that seeks conformity from people in order to be successful, that can begin to feel untenable,” said Horsham-Brathwaite. She gave the example of people who thrive on collaboration and sharing ideas being stuck in workplaces that value competition and individualism.

“I’ve heard people say, ‘I used to be warm and caring, I used to be relaxed. Now I find myself being manipulative or cutthroat and I almost don’t know who I am anymore,’” Horsham-Brathwaite said.

“If you feel the need to constantly code-switch or act like someone you’re not to fit in or gain approval from your boss, it’s not fair to you,” Denny said. “You cannot shine your light and be at your best if you’re not being who you are. There are many companies out there that allow you to share your personality and be unapologetically who you are. Start looking.”


  1. You are bored.

Learning keeps us motivated, and when you stop learning, it’s often a sign that you have outgrown your job. “If the work that you are doing doesn’t allow you to feel like you are accomplishing or achieving, I think that contributes to boredom for the people that I see,” said Horsham-Brathwaite.

If you feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over and you’re not getting opportunities to do the next thing that you’re ready for, that could be a sign you should move on, Orbé-Austin said.


  1. You spend more time thinking about opportunities outside your actual job.

If you find yourself being consumed by a passion that isn’t part of your job, that could be a sign that you are ready for a career switch.

“One of the biggest [signs of this] is where you just feel unsettled,” said Ramona Ortega, founder of My Money My Future, a personal finance platform. “Your interest in something else is compelling you to do research, read about it, go to meetup groups.”

Ortega said that when she finds herself reading, talking and daydreaming about a new career direction, that’s generally her cue that she’s ready for a change. When she was thinking of starting My Money My Future, she said she was compelled to act by “the nagging of ‘I have to do this, because if not me, whom?’”


  1. You feel uneasy.

Listen to the part of you that feels “off” when you’re at work.

“When you are not at ease with yourself … that is the cue you need to be moving in another direction,” media mogul Oprah Winfrey told a group of Stanford Graduate School of Business students in 2014. “The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself, ‘What is the next right move?’ Not thinking about, ‘Ohh, I got all of this to ―.’ ‘What is the next right move?’”

If you’re weighing whether quitting is your next right move, consider how much this feeling of unease has impacted all areas of your work.

“Most people aren’t jumping up and down for their jobs, but there’s still something they like about it ― they like their co-workers, they like coming into the office, they generally don’t mind their jobs or they’re looking for opportunities inside their company,” Ortega said. “They’re at ease, even if it’s not exciting every day.”

But when you’re “generally feeling uneasy with almost everything about your job, that’s probably the time” to leave, she said.


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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