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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 92. Singer Darlene Love is 82. Singer Brenton Wood is 82. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 80. Actor Helen Mirren is 78. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 74. Actor Susan George is 73. Actor Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 66. Actor Kevin Spacey is 64. Singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is 62. Actor Sandra Bullock is 59. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 58. Actor Jeremy Piven is 58. Singer Wayne Wonder is 57. Actor Jason Statham (“Transporter” films) is 56. Actor Cress Williams (“Hart of Dixie,” “Close to Home”) is 53. Host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) is 52. Actor Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ″Pearl Harbor”) is 50. Actor Gary Owen (“Think Like A Man” films) is 50. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 49. Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 46. Actor Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ″Broadchurch”) is 45. Actor Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 44. Actor Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ″Chicago P.D.”) is 37. Actor Francia Raisa (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 35. Drummer Jamie Sharpe (Rush of Fools) is 34. Actor Bianca Santos (“The Fosters”) is 33. Actor-turned-singer Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless is 30.


1788 – New York became the 11th state in the United States.
1847 – Liberia became Africa’s first republic.
1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was created.
1947 – President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1952 – Argentina’s first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.
1953 – Fidel Castro was among a group of rebelling anti-Batistas who unsuccessfully attacked an army barracks.

Today Is: Americans With Disabilities Day, Armed Forces Unification Day, Aunts and Uncles Day, Bagelfest Day, Federal Bureau of Investigation Day, International Day For The Conservation Of The Mangrove Ecosystem

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – 60 Minutes  /  9:00 – Big Brother Anniversary Special  /  10:00 – CSI: Vegas
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  –  Abbott Elementary  /  10:00 – Funniest Home Videos
FOX – 8:00 – Woman’s World Cup
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: Are the shape-shifters in Congress about to get the REAL SCOOP ON UFOS?? There’s a Pentagon whistle-blower heading in for hearings today!!


QUESTION: What could have caused THAT?? Bronny James, LeBron’s son, suffers CARDIAC ARREST during a b-ball practice session at USC!! (He’s gonna be OK!!!)


QUESTION: Would YOU put your money where your UNION is?? The Rock did!! He’s made a “seven-figure” donation to the SAG-AFTRA strike fund! (We hear $10 mil)


QUESTION: Having a problem with “RESTING BITCH FACE??” Now there’s a trendy surgery to make that GO AWAY!!! It’s a “lip lift”.. and it really works!!!!!!!!!
Irina Prosmushkin before (left) and after her lip lift surgery.

QUESTION: Are they gonna be a “must-have” fashion statement?? Whoopi Goldberg shows off her boots with DECAPITATED BARBIE HEADS on the View!!
On Tuesday's episode of "The View," Whoopi Goldberg showed off a pair of wedges with decapitated doll heads in them.

Cher Launches Her Own Line Of Gelato Called “Cherlato”

******Gelato?? Wasn’t that Pinocchio’s father??
********She’s been working on this for five years.. in between surgeries!!
*****She has her own ice-cream truck with her picture on it.. and she’s selling fentanyl out of the back!!!
********She says she’s partnering with local farmers in L.A. That must mean pot farmers!!!
*****If she could “Churn Back Time!!!”
Sweet: The legendary singer and actress made the announcement about her gelato business with a video of an ice cream truck adorned with her image that read: 'Cher-lato' on the sides

List Of Other Actors That Were Considered For The Barbie Movie

*****Ben Platt, Bowen Yang (SNL), and Dan Levy all had to turn down the role of Ken!!
********Jonathan Groff turned down the part of Ken’s friend Allan.
****But of course, they got millions of audition tapes from women who wanted to be Barbie!!
****Harrison Ford called and asked if he could be “CGI Ken!!!”

Herb Alpert Congratulates Taylor Swift On Matching His Billboard Record

*********Taylor currently has four albums in the Billboard Top 10, which is the first time a living artist achieved that since Herb did it in 1966!!
*******There were four Prince albums in the top 10 following his death in 2016!
****One of Herb’s albums also had one of the sexiest covers of all time: Whipped Cream and Other Delights!!
*****See his message HERE!!
Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Someone Made An AI Generated “Barbenheimer” Trailer

*****Unlike the movies themselves, the trailer was made in just four days!!
*****It looks like the future of Hollywood!!
*****The programs used were image generator AI Midjourney and movie generator Runway Gen2. Knock yourself out!!
********Maybe those actors SHOUILDN’T be on strike!! Somebody might get some ideas!!!

Watch The Trailer HERE.
Image by Curious Refuge/YouTube

Snoop Dogg Released His Own Line Of Ice Cream

*******Maybe he can share Cher’s gelato trucks!! Snoop on one side, Cher on the other!!
******You don’t have to be stoned to like it, but it helps!!
*******It’s called Dr. Bombay Ice Cream, after his NFT character!!!
*****Flavors include Cocoa Cream Cookie Dream, Bonus Track Brownie and Syrupy Waffle Sundaze!! Future flavors might include Frozen Gin and Juice and Ugly Vanilla Hoochie!!
*****He’s rolling it out in the frozen section at 3,500 Walmart stores, which means he’s already made a billion dollars!!
*****Snoop also has a snack product and Post Snoop Cereal!! 




Say What?!!-(Life & Style)

“He’s a secret comedian.”-Lionel Richie, on King Charles III’s “amazing sense of humor.”

“We have sleepovers all the time.”-Eva Longoria, on being “inseparable” from pal Victoria Beckham.

“I was deeply obsessed with Avril Lavigne.  I wanted to be her in every way that I could be.”-Meghann Fahy, on wearing “skate shoes” despite not skateboarding while growing up.




Haunted Rocking Horse Goes Up For Sale In UK

*********It was used by a medium to summon spirits. They say it moves itself from room to room!!
******The current owner says her own daughter refuses to play with it!!
******It all started when her grandfather raised the spirit of a young girl who loved to play on the horse!!
TOPIC: Ever been in a “haunted” situation??

Florida Man Arrested After Meth Is Found In Hamburger

********It happens. McDonald’s in Florida sells a burger called “McHeads-a-Crackin’!!!”
*********The guy was stopped for a traffic violation, and cops found that he had a revoked license. When he said he just wanted to eat his burger, they checked it and found the meth!!
****He said, “It’s not mine!! They must have slipped it in at the drive through!!!”
****And this isn’t even the weirdest thing that happened in Florida that day!!

You Can Now Buy Engagement Rings With Lab-Grown Diamonds

**********What’s the difference?? You ask?? The lab-grown diamonds are a lot chewier!!
*****They say you really can’t tell the difference.. and they’re a lot cheaper!!
******How do make a diamond in the lab?? You have someone sit on a lump of coal and squeeze… real hard!!
TOPIC: Have you/would you buy a lab-grown diamond??

Florida Sexual Predator Re-Arrested One Day After Release For Removing Ankle Monitor

*********Yeah.. he served his nine-year sentence for assaulting a minor girl. He got out, got an ankle bracelet, took it off and threw into the trash at 7-11 and promptly OD’ed!! All on the same day he was released.
*******We’re gonna go out on a limb and say he’s NOT rehabilitated!!
*********His excuse? “I had to… it’s Florida!!!”











Mistakes People Make When Traveling During A Heat Wave


Hydrating Incorrectly

“Remember to drink a lot of water,” Yeager said. “Start your day with a glass of water. Bring a bottle with you. Try to avoid dehydrating beverages like alcohol. If you do have poolside cocktails, make sure you’re also drinking more water to compensate. If you are doing outdoor activities ― whether it is walking, hiking or biking ― plot out places to refill water along the way.”  Her rule of thumb is to refill once you get halfway through your water. And if there’s no water available on the trail, turn back once you’re halfway through your water supply to ensure you don’t run out.  In addition to drinking lots of water and avoiding dehydrating beverages like alcohol and coffee, you might want to consider extra hydration boosters and electrolytes.  “Water alone might not be enough when facing the extreme temperatures of a heat wave ― you also need to replace the electrolytes that you’re losing,” said Justin Chapman, a travel expert at the tour company Go2Africa. “Without minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium that deliver hydration to your cells, your body can’t absorb the proper hydration that it needs. The electrolytes can regulate muscle and nerve function, which is why dehydration can lead to muscle weakness, as well as exhaustion and headaches.”

Eschewing Indoor Activities

“There’s a tendency to feel as though you have to be outside when you’re on holiday, but during a heatwave, it’s important to spend a few hours of the day indoors or, failing that, in the shade,” said Huw Owen, co-founder of the vacation-planning marketplace TravelLocal.  Check the weather forecast and advisories and plan your day around that information.  “Midday to late afternoon is usually the hottest, so keep outdoor activities to a minimum during those hours,” Yeager said. “Instead, opt for activities like museums, movies, eating indoors or perhaps even taking a nap.”  Owen recommended using the heat as an opportunity to immerse yourself in cultural activities, like exploring museums and art galleries and taking long lunches and coffee breaks in the shade.  “In Seville, for example, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art is a brilliant place to spend a few hours, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts,” he noted. “Madrid is home to some of Europe’s best art galleries, including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, where you can see some of Picasso’s most famous works.”  And if you’re feeling hot and exhausted after hiking up to the ruins of the Acropolis in Athens, consider cooling off at the nearby Acropolis Museum, which displays important artifacts and offers further insight into the famous site.  “It’s also been awarded many times for its beautiful architecture and natural lighting inside,” Owen said.

Trying To Do Too Much

“Be gentle on yourself in terms of vacation expectations during a heat wave,” Yeager said. “We get so little vacation time in the U.S. I think people feel pressure to pack everything into one vacation ― especially when you’ve spent so much time and money planning the trip.”  Don’t feel bad if you fail to visit every attraction, especially when that means over-exerting yourself during the hottest hours of the day during a heat wave.  “Embrace the Italian phrase of ‘dolce far niente’ ― the joy of doing nothing,” Yeager urged. “Spending time eating gelato and people-watching in an Italian cafe can be just as rewarding as checking off several landmarks.”  “And a special note for parents: I know there’s a lot of pressure to create a perfect vacation memory for your kids, but just a kind reminder that this is all new to them,” she added. “They are just thrilled to be in a new place and to be spending time with you. So don’t feel bad if instead of making everyone trudge through the heat to check off every landmark, you instead spend the afternoon at the pool or beach.”

Sleeping In

Of course, you want to rest and relax on vacation, but if you want to get some sightseeing in, it’s usually best to do it earlier in the morning when the heat isn’t as bad.  “It’s best to do as many Europeans do and recalibrate the day,” Owen said. “The early morning or the evening, through to the early hours, is when the days are at their coolest, so it’s best to save any walking around for these times, if you can, to avoid the heat. It means a shorter night’s sleep, but you top it up in the middle of the day ― as the Spanish do, build a ‘siesta’ into your day. It’s a great way to have more energy to experience the nightlife, and is good for your health too.”  The specific timing can vary from place to place, so do your research to determine the hottest and coolest times of day at your destination and plan your sleep and activities around that.

Choosing The Wrong Clothing Strategy

Dressing in cool and comfortable clothes makes a difference in how you feel throughout the day. Consider layers to easily remove or add items as the temperature changes.  “It might be tempting to wear as little as possible when it’s so hot, but covering up with light fabrics can help you feel much cooler than having a lot of skin exposed to the sun,” Chapman said. “Stick to light-colored, natural fabrics like cotton and linen in hot weather. These are breathable and will keep you cool, unlike synthetic fabrics that will trap heat, along with bacteria and odor, and make you feel hotter.”

Ignoring Your Body’s Signals

“I think the most common mistake that people make when traveling is not being honest with themselves about how they feel,” said Dr. Gregory Katz, a cardiologist and assistant professor at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. “They’re thinking, ‘I’m traveling, I want to do all this stuff, so I’m going to push through any weird sensations my body is experiencing.’ And as a consequence, they’re ignoring the cues their bodies are sending that something is wrong.”  He recommended paying attention to how you feel throughout the day, especially if you have a chronic condition. Travel inherently disrupts your routine, so you’ll want to ensure you pack any medications you take for things like high blood pressure, diabetes or a heart condition ― and that you continue to take them at consistent times during your trip.  “Be honest with yourself about your overall risk profile,” Katz said. “Do you take medication for chronic conditions? Would you describe your health as not all that good? That puts you in the category where you need to be even more cautious and listen to your body.”

Not Applying ― And Reapplying ― Sunscreen

“Regardless of how long you spend in the sun, it’s important to apply sunscreen throughout the day as you want to protect your skin as much as possible,” Khosla said.  Choose a high-SPF sunscreen, and reapply at least every two hours. Remember, it doesn’t take much time in the sun for your skin to burn.  “Most people presume that your skin can only burn when the sun is at its strongest. However, you can get sunburn even if it’s cloudy or windy, so it’s important to keep this in mind,” Khosla added.

Getting Too Much Direct Sun Exposure

“It’s important to limit the amount of time you’re in direct sun and consider taking shade during mid-day, which is the hottest part of the day,” Khosla said. “Take other steps to prevent your body from overheating, such as using a fan or placing a damp towel over your head and neck.”  Although laying out in the sun is a big part of many people’s vacations, you might want to amend your sunbathing plans during a heat wave.  “After spending months waiting for your holiday and dreaming about laying on a beach, the idea of having to stay inside because it’s too hot can be disappointing,” Chapman said. “But sunbathing has risks, even at lower temperatures, so during a heat wave, it can be dangerous. It’s best to stay out of the sun as much as possible, so try a backward beach day ― head to the beach in the late afternoon, when temperatures are a little lower so you can still get some vitamin D.”


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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