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Born on this day!! Actor Sally Kellerman is 84. Actor Ron Ely (“Tarzan”) is 83. Actor Stacy Keach is 80. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 80. Actor-director Charles Haid (“Hill Street Blues”) is 78. Singer Chubby Tavares of Tavares is 77. Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It To Beaver”) is 73. Actor Joanna Gleason is 71. Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24″) is 67. Comedian Dana Carvey is 66. Actor Gary Grimes (“Summer of ’42”) is 66. Bassist Michael Steele of The Bangles is 66. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 61. Actor Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) is 60. Actor Navid Negahban (“Homeland,” ″24″) is 57. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 53. TV personality Andy Cohen is 53. Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 51. Actor Paula Cale (“Providence”) is 51. Actor Anthony Montgomery (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 50. Comedian Wayne Brady is 49. Actor Wentworth Miller (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) is 49. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 45. Actor Zachary Quinto (“Heroes”) is 44. Actor Dominic Cooper (“Mamma Mia”) is 43. Actor Nikki Cox (“Unhappily Ever After”) is 43. Actor Justin Long (“Accepted,” ″Dodgeball”) is 43. Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” ″Scream 3″) is 43. Actor Morena Baccarin (“Gotham,” ″Homeland”) is 42. Singer Irish Grinstead of 702 is 41. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 41. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 38. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 35. Actor Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians”) is 33. Actor Brittany Curran (“The Magicians,” “Men of a Certain Age”) is 31.


1886 – Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. president to get married in the White House.
1924 – Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
1941 – Baseball great, Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, a rare type of paralysis now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
1946 – In Italy, a plebiscite rejected the monarchy in favor of a republic.
1953 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1997 – Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
2003 – The European Space Agency launched the Mars Express probe. Contact with the lander Beagle 2 was lost in December.

Today Is: Global Running Day, Leave The Office Early Day, National Bubba Day, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day, St. Erasmus Day, National Tailors Day, Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Kids Say The Darndest Things  /  9:00 – SWAT  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Rachel Weisz, Rob Riggle, Willie Jones
Jimmy Fallon: Chance the Rapper, Fred Armisen, Alan Jackson (R 5/14/21)
Stephen Colbert: Anthony Anderson, Dr. Francis Collins (R 5/24/21)
Seth Meyers: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Wyatt Russell, Emmanuelle Caplette (R 4/19/21)
James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, FITZ (R 11/17/20)
Lilly Singh: Tan France
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Conan: Gal Gadot (R 5/4/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Chris Matthews, Busy Philipps
The Talk: Lisa Kudrow, Gail Simmons, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Jay Pharoah
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Julianne Moore, Meaghan Murphy, Forest Blakk, guest host Ali Wentworth
Ellen DeGeneres: Emma Stone, Ziwe, Mimi Webb
Wendy Williams: Roy Wood Jr., Salone Monet
The Real: Laura Prepon
Kelly Clarkson: Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Isabela Merced, Bobby Bones, Glennon Doyle, Catherine McCord
Tamron Hall: Chandra Wilson, T.J. Newman, Samantha Busch
Drew Barrymore: Hugh Grant, Nicole Beharie (R 5/20/21)

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

QUESTION: Who can take on a MAMA BEAR and LIVE?? Forget your dogs… just send out a TEENAGE GIRL!!! It happened in Cali, and the Mama Bear RAN!!!!!!


QUESTION: Wanna fly from L.A. to TOKYO in just ONE HOUR?? This new spaceplane start-up promises to do just that!!! Uh… we’ll wait.. why don’t you go first??


QUESTION: Have you seen the PLAGUE OF MICE in Australia?? It could last two years… and the videos of THOUSANDS OF MICE are just incredible!!! Take a look!!!!


QUESTION: Feeling a little DEPRESSED LATELY?? How’s your SLEEP TIMING?? Research shows going to bed and getting up just one hour earlier really helps!!


QUESTION: Been wondering whether “BENNIFER 2.0” is the REAL DEAL?? Take a look for yourself! Looks real to us!! Now, it’s your move, Brad and Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are getting serious, but her kids are her priority

Matt LeBlanc Popular With The Irish

When the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion finally premiered Thursday on HBO Max, fans across the pond were thinking the same thing: Matt LeBlanc is a dead ringer for a beloved Irish uncle.  Irish Twitter was quick to observe that LeBlanc, who played Italian ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani on the sitcom, possessed certain Gaelic grandad, or “Da,” characteristics, including his biting wisecracks, Sunday roasts and frequent pints at the local pub.  Meanwhile, a very “Irish uncle-esque” pic of the 53-year-old “Joey” star sitting with his arms folded on a couch, wearing a striped short-sleeved shirt has taken social media by storm.  “I enjoyed Matt Le Blanc’s ‘Da sitting on the couch during a quick stop at your grans’ performance,’” tweeted one Irish “Friends” fan alongside the now meme-fied photo of the Emmy nominee.  Another quipped, “Never has a childhood of growing up in rural Ireland better prepared me for something more than it’s prepared me for this Matt LeBlanc being your uncle meme.”
*****Which just proves: drink enough Irish whiskey, and you’ll love ANYBODY!!!

James Corden To Bring Back Carpool Karaoke

James Corden hopes to resume Carpool Karaoke in the summer.  He gave an update on the series during Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Carpool Karaoke originated as a segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The series follows Corden and a celebrity guest as they drive around together and sing to popular music.  On Ellen, Corden said production on Carpool Karaoke is still on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We wonder when someone will tell us when it’s okay,” Corden said. “I’m hopeful for the end of summer or autumn time that we’d be able to do it again. It feels like there’s a whole raft of artists that we are desperate to do it with.”  “We seem to work in the strictest building and maybe on Earth,” he added. “So I hope so much that we’ll be able to do it before the end of the year.”
*******He’s riding a wave of unpopularity!!!
******Forget the “pandemic!!” Just sing with masks on!!!
*****His first guest should be Cardi B!! They can sing “WAP” and then slide off the seats!!!

Kate Winslet Doesn’t Want Her Nude Scenes Edited

Kate Winslet put her all into playing Mare Sheehan — and didn’t want any of herself to be edited.  She says she told “Mare of Easttown” director Craig Zobel to leave her body au naturel in a steamy sex scene with Guy Pearce.  A New York Times piece recounts that Zobel “assured her he would cut ‘a bulgy bit of belly’” from the scene, but Winslet told him, “‘Don’t you dare.’”  Winslet also said that she sent the HBO show’s promotional poster back two times because it was too retouched for her liking.  “They were like, ‘Kate, really, you can’t,’ and I’m like, ‘Guys, I know how many lines I have by the side of my eye, please put them all back,’” Winslet recalled to the outlet.  She also noted that the crew used lighting to make her skin look duller and that they went to great lengths to find unflattering clothes.  “Listen, I hope that in playing Mare as a middle-aged woman — I will be 46 in October — I guess that’s why people have connected with this character in the way that they have done because there are clearly no filters,” she explained. “She’s a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age and her life and where she comes from. I think we’re starved of that a bit.”
*******Or… maybe not??? We’ll find out!!
******We love Kate no matter how she looks, but there IS a reason women spend BILLION$ on makeup, fillers and surgery!!
******We have noticed that when actresses “glam down” and look ordinary (or ugly), they always win awards!!!
****On the other hand, Jane Fonda is pulled tighter than Jeff Bezos’ wallet!!!

Guns N’ Roses Going Back On Tour

Guns N’ Roses have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour, which was pushed back due to the pandemic.  Now kicking off on July 31st, 2021, at Hersheypark Stadium, the tour consists of 14 additional dates and will feature Wolfgang Van Halen’s new band, Mammoth WVH, in their touring debut. In their opening sets for GNR, the band will be performing songs from their upcoming self-titled debut album, out June 11th, including their hit rock single “Distance.” The trek runs through early October with a two-night run at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets for the rescheduled dates are on sale now at Guns N’ Roses’ website and VividSeats, while tickets for the new dates will be on sale beginning Friday, June 4th at 12:00 p.m. local time.
*******The dates are in 2021, and Axel Rose will show up sometime in 2022!!!
*****Each venue will be surrounded by National Guard troops, just in case an army of white supremacists shows up!!!
*****If Guns N’ Roses can play concerts, does this mean our kids can go back to school???

Box Office Comeback

Over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, North American cinemas tallied nearly $100 million in ticket sales, the best performance since the start of the pandemic.  Although less than half of the $232 million haul garnered over the same weekend in 2019, this weekend was a bellwether for the movie theater industry.  “Any studio executive’s belief that a movie belongs on streaming, that model is shattered with the numbers [from this weekend],” Joseph Masher, chief operating officer of Bow Tie Cinemas, said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.” “The profitability of [movies] is exclusive to the theater. We’ve proved it this weekend.”  The weekend boasted a $48.4 million three-day haul for Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II,” the highest film debut during the pandemic. For the full four-day holiday weekend, the film garnered $57 million.  The film opened just shy of the first “A Quiet Place,” which took in $50 million across its first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in theaters in 2018. Notably, only 72% of theaters were open for the sequel.
********They took in $100 million in ticket sales, and $500 million for popcorn and sodas!!!
****Streaming movies at home is not the same as sitting with a bunch of people who are talking and checking their cell phones!!
******”A Quiet Place” refers to the auditoriums playing the new Billy Crystal movie!!!

John Krasinski Hits Back At Amy Schumer Joke

John Krasinski responded to Amy Schumer’s joke on Sunday that he and his wife, Emily Blunt, got married for publicity.   She recounted her positive experience watching “A Quiet Place Part II,” a film that hit theaters over the weekend. Krasinski wrote and directed the sequel to his 2018 blockbuster success, and Blunt reprised her lead role as Evelyn Abbott.  “I loved every second of @aquietplacemovie even better than the first one which blew me away. Amazing to be in a movie theater,” Schumer wrote.  The “Trainwreck” actress continued, “Although Ive said for a long time I think Emily and John have a pretend marriage for publicity. But I still think you should see it this rainy weekend.”  Krasinski responded to Schumer in the comment section by writing: “Thank you Amy!… for blowing up our whole marriage spot.”  Blunt and Krasinski have been married since 2010 and share two children together: Hazel, 7, and Violet, 4.
********NOBODY would marry Emily Blunt just “for show!!!”
*****She could make Andy Cohen switch teams!!!
*****Amy Schumer, on the other hand… would make a freight train take a dirt road!! (huh??)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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No Link-A For Minka & Noah-(National Enquirer)

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly have called it quits.  “The Daily Show” host, 37, and the “Titans” stunner began dating last August and were “making plans for a future together” before going their separate ways, blabbermouths said.  Trevor was recently spotted partying it up in Miami while 40-year-old Minka vacationed with friends in Mexico, posting an Instagram picture of her in a hot bikini underneath a palm tree.

Katie’s Chef In the Soup-(Globe)

After months of PDA-filled strolls through the Big Apple, Katie Holmes’ yummy eight-month pandemic romance with restaurateur/chef Emilio Vitolo Jr. appears to be off the menu!  Guess he’s no longer that mouthwatering.  According to a source., the 42-year-old actress and 33-year-old cook lost steam but “really enjoyed their time together.”  Of note, Vitolo was absent from Katie’s daughter’s 15th birthday celebration over a month ago-as was her superstar dad, Tom Cruise.  No big surprise there.

Famous Father-(Us Weekly)

Sterling K. Brown has played Randall Pearson on This Is Us for five seasons-but his two sons with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe have mixed feelings about his role on the hit NBC show.  “The other day, my youngest asked me if he could be on a TV screen with me one day,” the 45-year-old says of Amare.  As for Brown’s older son, Andrew, he teases his dad “mercilessly” when fans approach him.  “He’ll just look at his friends on the soccer team [and say], “This happens all the time.  So annoying,” shares Brown.  “He’s over it and appreciative of it at the same time.”

No Trouble In Paradise-(Star)

Miami, May 17

What drama?  Former Bachelor star Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell looked carefree during a beach day, hitting the water before enjoying a stroll.  The 29-year-old-the first Black male lead in the franchise’s history-and the graphic designer, 24, began dating after meeting on the 25th season, but called it quits after photographs circulated of Rachael attending a plantation-themed college party in 2018.  Though Matt admitted the racially insensitive photos were “disappointing,” the two quietly decided to give things another shot.  In May, he confirmed the pair were back on, saying, “I think it’s unfair to leave people without the ability to unlearn and be better.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I thought I was going to be on Wall Street.  I don’t know what I wanted, I was just good at Math.  And I’m good at sciences, so [I thought] maybe I should do something like that.  But at the end of the day, I really love acting.”-Elizabeth Olsen, on having early career doubts.

“She would’ve had to have had me when she was 9 years old for her to actually be my mother.”-Josh Duhamel, on Jennifer Coolidge playing his mom in Shotgun Wedding.

“Even when they’re screaming, I love it and it’s soothing to my brain.”-Lourdes Leon, on being a fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

New Couple-(People)

Anya Taylor-Joy & Malcolm McRae

The Queen’s Gambit actress, 25, appears to have a new man in her life.  On May 17 she was spotted kissing and holding hands with musician McRae, 27, a few days before her Saturday Night Live hosting debut.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-dollars paid at auction for six strands of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s hair.



Squirrel Rescued From River

A man fishing on an a New Brunswick, Canada, river noticed some unusual activity in the water and ended up rescuing a red squirrel struggling with some bass.  Matt Myers said he was fishing for striped bass on the Miramichi River when he saw a group of bass splashing at the surface of the water.  “I was watching some splashing and all of a sudden I looked to the side and I thought ‘What is that in the middle of this spawning activity?'” Myers told CBC News.  He said he initially thought the bass were attacking a stick, but he then realized they were nipping at an animal.  “Lo and behold, it’s this poor little red squirrel in the middle of all this spawning activity,” Myers said. “The bass appeared to be coming up and nipping at it.”  Myers used his paddle to scoop the squirrel up onto his kayak and gave it a ride back to shore.
********Most squirrels can use their nuts as a flotation device!!
****What do fishermen and Meghan Trainor have in common?? It’s all about that bass!!!
*******Can the movie “Bass-Nado” be far behind???

Wrong Ticket Wins Big

A North Carolina woman missed a time cutoff by a single minute and accidentally bought a lottery ticket for the wrong drawing — and won $2 million.  Elizabeth Johnson of Lucama told North Carolina Education Lottery officials she tried to buy a ticket for the May 19 Powerball drawing online, but she missed the 9:57 p.m. cutoff time by one minute and had mistakenly bought a ticket for Saturday’s drawing instead. Johnson said she didn’t even realize the mistake until she got a message saying she had won $2 million in Saturday’s drawing.  “It was definitely a shock,” Johnson said. “When I got the message saying that I had won I thought, ‘Well, I didn’t even play tonight.'” Johnson soon realized she had accidentally bought a ticket for Saturday’s drawing and matched all five white balls, earning her a $1 million jackpot that became $2 million when the 2X multiplier ball was drawn.  Johnson said her plans for the winnings include a new house and a family vacation.
******It’s amazing what white balls can do for a girl!! (we’ve heard!!!)
*******Why do people always seem to win the big bucks BY ACCIDENT???
TOPIC: Ever win the lottery?? Like, really big???

Man Marries Sex Doll

A Kazakhstani bodybuilder who wed his sex doll after a whirlwind romance is open to dating a human on one condition: They like his silicone soulmates as well. He dropped the bombshell on the UK-based “The Dating Show” on FUBAR Radio Friday.  “I was in a real relationship in the past, about seven years,” said Yuri Tolochko, who infamously married his sex doll Margo in November after dating her for eight months. A self-professed “pansexual,” Tolochko can reportedly love anything from an “image” to a “soul.”  Nonetheless, “it’s interesting and important for me, and in the future maybe I will have a real person, but it’s important that she or he likes my dolls too,” the muscleman said.  That might be a tall order as the non-synthetic lover would have to live in a veritable dollhouse. The muscleman revealed that he’s divorced Margo so he could take up with two new plastic playmates, Luna and Lola, the Daily Star reported.  Tolochko admitted to cheating on Margo with a “strange object” and a supermarket chicken while she was getting “plastic surgery” over Christmas.  He took to Instagram in March to introduce her replacement Lola, who, apparently in line with his aforementioned sexual appetites, sports a hen-inspired lower torso.
*******This guy needs a check-up.. from the neck up!!!
*****Come to think of it, be needs a check-up from the waist down, too!!
*****We can’t date plastic women.. the nozzles hurt our lips!!

Woman Rescued From Storm Drain…. Again

A woman who was missing for three weeks and then rescued from a Florida storm drain found herself in another underground tunnel system in Texas over the weekend.  Lyndsey Kennedy climbed out of a 6-foot drain pipe Saturday night and was taken to a hospital, her mother told West Palm Beach, Fla.,-based WPEC, a CBS affiliated TV station, Kennedy had been checked into a rehabilitation facility in Texas when she wandered off, she said.  Kennedy’s friend, Brady Morgan, told the news outlet that Grand Prairie officers spotted her. When they approached her, she slipped into a nearby storm drain, the news outlet reported. Her family tracked her using an app on her cell phone that noted her last location prior to going underground.   As a precaution, her loved ones dropped bags of food and Gatorade in nearby manholes in an effort to sustain her.  Kennedy was in the hospital on a psychiatric hold, the TV station reported. Her family reportedly said she has psychosis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from years of being in an abusive relationship.   In March, Kennedy was pulled out of a storm drain while naked in Florida’s Delray Beach after having been missing for three weeks.
********One time is a mistake… twice is a strategy!!!






5 Custom Starbucks Drinks Baristas Actually Want You To Order

Huffington Post


Iced Guava Passionfruit

Main ingredients: white grape juice flavored with real guava, coconut milk, pineapple ginger syrup

Considering the tenuous state of world travel at this moment, it may just be easier to order a fruity drink like this, close your eyes and imagine you’re on an island. What’s not to love about a drink with flavors like guava, pineapple, ginger and coconut? “I love the Iced Guava Passionfruit,” said Brian, a barista in Franklin, Tennessee. “It’s got a nice tropical flavor, which is something we don’t have a whole lot of. It uses the pineapple ginger syrup really well, too.” And if you’re sugar-conscious, Brian says he orders it with one less pump of said syrup, which reduces the 33 grams of sugar found in a grande. Greg from Wichita, Kansas, also sings the praises of the pineapple ginger syrup in the Guava Passionfruit, saying it adds a serious “fruity punch.” Strangely, not many of the custom drinks we spoke to baristas about used this syrup, so if you’re looking to create an inventive custom drink of your own, it may be worth a look.


Very Berry Hibiscus

Main ingredients: white grape juice flavored with a mix of real berries, freeze-dried blackberries

A grande Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino has 64 grams of sugar, according to Starbucks’ menu. So when you consider that there are only 14 grams of sugar in a grande Very Berry Hibiscus, it’s not so bad. And that’s important to Paul, a barista in Tallahassee, Florida. “It’s one of my favorites on the menu. And while I think it’s good any time of day, I usually like to drink it in the afternoon,” he said. “It’s a little bit sweet, and I try to avoid sugar in the morning.” Even though many of the TikTok-famous custom drinks at Starbucks add multiple pumps of syrup, many of the drinks the brand has been introducing lately ― like the now completely sold-out Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, with 13 grams of sugar ― have been noteworthy because of the relatively low sugar content. If you’re watching your sugar intake, this is one more option on the Starbucks menu.


Custom Pink Drink

Main ingredients: white grape juice flavored with real strawberry and acai, coconut milk, freeze-dried strawberries

The Pink Drink became a viral phenomenon in 2017 after ingenious Starbucks fans decided to swap coconut milk for water in the Strawberry Acai Refresher. It became so popular, the brand added it to the menu permanently. And people are not done futzing with the Strawberry Acai Refresher base, as you’ll see below. This Pink Drink customization is a favorite of Dublin, Ohio, barista Kaylinn because of its similar taste to a now-discontinued Life Savers brand called Creme Savers. “I like a Pink Drink with three pumps of white mocha in it,” Kaylinn said. “It tastes exactly like those old strawberry creme-flavored candies.” If history is any indication, perhaps a White Mocha Pink Drink will be introduced to the menu soon.


Custom Strawberry Acai Drinks

Main ingredients: white grape juice flavored with real strawberry and acai, assorted add-ins

We’ve already discussed how the Pink Drink is just a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk. But if coconut milk isn’t your thing, the Refresher base still offers a solid canvas on which to add other delicious flavors. One idea is from Amelia in Lansing, Michigan, a barista who likes the Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher with four pumps of raspberry syrup to boost the berry flavors quite a bit. Julie, a barista in Atlanta, also loves the Strawberry Acai, but instead of adding fruit flavors and making it even sweeter, she adds a hit of earthiness to the drink. “I love substituting green tea for the water in the Strawberry Acai drink,” she said.


Sunset Drink

Main ingredients: white grape juice flavored with a mix of real berries, lemonade, passion tea, cold foam

Sometimes Starbucks introduces limited-time-only drinks that don’t quite catch on enough to make it onto the permanent menu. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth ordering. Daphne, a barista in Henderson, Nevada, still loves the Sunset Drink that debuted back in 2018, as it’s a mashup of cold foam (prominently featured in its iced coffee line) and the fruit-forward drinks popping off today. “For aesthetic purposes, I love the Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade with none of the inclusions” ― if you’re ordering in the app, just remove the freeze-dried blackberries ― “cold foam and a splash of passion tea,” she said. “It’s supposed to resemble a sunset. I’ve also tried it, and it’s pretty good!”


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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