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Born on this day!! Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 97. Comedian John Byner is 86. Bassist Dave Knights of Procol Harum is 78. Actor Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) is 77. Actor Kathy Bates is 75. Actor Alice Krige is 69. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 60. Guitarist-violinist Saul Davies of James is 58. Actor Jessica Hecht (“Friends,” ″The Single Guy”) is 58. Actor John Cusack is 57. Actor Mary Stuart Masterson is 57. Actor Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”) is 56. Actor Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 54. Actor-songwriter Danielle Brisebois (“All in the Family”) is 54. Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Sommers is 54. Actor Steve Burton (“The Young and the Restless”) is 53. Bassist Tim Nordwind of OK Go is 47. Bassist Mark Stoermer of The Killers is 46. Singer and former “American Idol” contestant Kellie Pickler is 37.


1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated, setting off World War I.
1836 – The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died at Montpelier, his Virginia estate.
1894 – Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.
1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
1978 – The Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke that the use of quotas in affirmative action programs was not permissible.
1996 – The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, voted to admit women.
1997 – Boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during their heavyweight title fight, earning a 16-month suspension.
2000 – Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba.
2001 – Serbia handed over Slobodan Milosevic over to the UN war crimes tribunal.
2004 – In Iraq, the United States transferred power back to the Iraqis two days earlier than planned.

Today Is: International Body Piercing Day, INTERNATIONAL CAP LOCKS DAY, International Lightning Safety Day, National Logistics Day, National Parchment Cooking Day, International Parrot Head Day, Tau Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – The Price Is Right  /  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 – $100,000 Pyramid
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef / 9:00 – Gordon Ramsey’s Food Stars
CW – 8:00 – Nancy Drew / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ringo Starr, Shaun White, James Adomian (R 2/17/22)
Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Bacon, Jo Koy, Katherine Blanford (R 8/3/22)
Stephen Colbert: Billy Eichner, Samantha Power (R 9/20/22)
Seth Meyers: Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Kaitlyn Dever (R 10/11/22)
James Corden: Michael Douglas, Guillermo del Toro, Mike Posner & Salem Ilese (R 2/6/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Taylor Armstrong, S.E. Cupp
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Karine Jean-Pierre
The Talk: Yvette Nicole Brown, Lisa Guerrero, guest co-hosts Lisa Rinna & Morris Chestnut (R 4/13/23)
Live with Kelly and Mark: Jimmy Kimmel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gabourey Sidibe
Kelly Clarkson: Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brynn Cartelli (R 2/23/23)
Tamron Hall: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alice Chun, Lewis Howes (R 3/2/23)
Drew Barrymore: Jon Hamm, Bobby Moynihan, Betty Gilpin (R 10/3/22)
Jennifer Hudson: Drew Carey, Storm Reid (R 2/1/23)

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

QUESTION: Remember that “Grudge Match” between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?? It’s not gonna happen!! Why? Elon’s MOM stepped in! “It’s canceled!”


QUESTION: Do YOU need a “POOP-TORIAL?” This doctor says you’ve been pooping wrong YOUR ENTIRE LIFE!! It has more to do with ANGLE than attitude!!!!


QUESTION: Were you hoping that PEPSI would create a CONDIMENT? It’s a Pepsi reduction called “Colachup,” and fans are saying, “Y’all need Jesus!!!!!!!!” 


QUESTION: Wondering whether Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” would be on the new movie soundtrack? Worry no more!! Nicki Minage and Ice Spice have made it happen!!!
nicki minaj margot robbie ice spice

QUESTION: Is she the BEST GAME SHOW CONTESTANT EVER? Tom Hanks’ niece has a COMPLETE MELTDOWN after being eliminated on “Claim to Fame!!!!!”

Wheel Of Fortune Names Ryan Seacrest As Its New Host

******Wow. There’s a shock.
*****Forget the southern border. Seacrest has taken more jobs from Americans than all the immigrants combined!!
*******All those intimate moments with Merv Griffin are finally paying off!!
*******Ryan can’t do EVERY job in showbiz… but he’s trying!!
*****He wanted to host Jeopardy… but you have to be able to spell it!!!
*****The first puzzle on the new Wheel of Fortune will be “WTF is Seacrest Doin’ Here??”
OOPS! The NY Post says Vanna White has “lawyered up!!” She wants to STAY!! STORY HERE!!
AND.. They’re launching an English version with Graham Norton! STORY HERE!

Barbie’s Malibu Dream House Is On AirBNB. Two Winners Will Receive One-Night Stays!!

*****The rental goes live on Monday July 17 at 10am PST. Two winners will be chosen, each receiving a one night stay on either July 21 or July 22.
****They’ll be “hosted by Ken,” which means they’ll wake up with Ryan Gosling staring at them!!
********Don’t worry about being attacked. He has no penis!!!
*****That’s why there was never a “Pregnant Barbie!”
(BTW, AirBNB has a bunch of Barbie-style vacation rentals, including houses in Wisconsin, Florida and Nashville!

Fan Tosses Mother’s Ashes On Stage At A Pink Concert In London

******The weird thing is, her mom was alive when they walked into the concert!!
*******They walked into the lady’s room and the daughter walked out with a bag of ashes (too dark?)!!!!
*******Pink just set the ashes aside and kept on going!!
RECENT EXAMPLES OF STUFF THROWN ONSTAGE: A cell phone thrown at Bebe Rexha!! A chicken nugget thrown at Harry Styles!!

Did Jennifer Lawrence Have A Secret Fling With Liam Hemsworth While He Was Married To Miley Cyrus?

*****Didn’t we just say yes??
******Jennifer says she kissed him before she was married. She got married while HE was still married to Miley Cyrus. Case closed!!!
*******She says it was just a rumor. That means… it’s true!

Dean McDermott Blames Tori Spelling For His Marital Problems Becoming Public

*********He must think someone cares!!!
**********He says she walks around carrying divorce papers, hoping someone sees her!!
********They have five kids together and she feels he’s “not pulling his weight!!”
*****Well, if you want him to do even LESS… divorce him!!

Lindsay Lohan Is Having A Baby Boy; She Lives In Dubai

*****That poor kid!!!
*******Should we make people get a license to have babies??
*********She lives in Dubai, which means she’ll get a camel as a push present!!
********She told her husband she was pregnant by throwing the pregnancy test at him!!



Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“We’re both professional shoppers and spend way too much time collecting weird

s—.”-Nico Tortorella on sharing an Ebay obsession with City On Fire co-star Jemima Kirke.

“He asked me if he could shave his head, and I said, ‘Why not?  Absolutely’…..Now I know what I’m going to look like when I get older.”-Pitbull, on friend John Travolta, also rocking no hair.

“I would have really liked being a minister.  My mom thinks I still will be.”-Jennifer Garner, noting that she’s considered “the idea of going to divinity school.”



Ever seen something THROWN at the stage at a concert?? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at a show?
They say every man gets THREE GREAT WOMEN in his life. Is the same thing true for women?? Three great men?




English Cherry Festival Cancelled After Blackbirds Eat All The Cherries!

*********It was a “pick-your-own cherry festival!!” (true) So… the blackbirds picked their own!!
******We’re noticing that wildlife is becoming more unruly all the time!!

Irish Town Organizes A Dolly Parton Record Attempt! Lot’s Of Double D’s!

**********More than 1,100 people donned head-to-toe Dolly Parton costumes to set a Guinness World Record.
****”Head-to Toe” means “blonde wig and big fake boobs!!”
****If you can look down and SEE your toes, you don’t look like Dolly Parton!
****The people still love Dolly.. even though she’s now 75.. double D!!!

Woman Shares Odd Homes On Instagram and Tik Tok Accounts @Zillowtastrophes

*********She has over 700,000 followers, sharing weird home listings on Zillow!!
*****One biggie was an Oklahoma house with a “doll jail!!” Don’t ask!!!
TOPIC: Weirdest home listing YOU’VE ever seen!!
zillowtastrophe split with logo

Just Another Day In Florida – Man Arrested For Touching Himself In Front Of Minors On The Beach

********Was it a “story hour??” Because that’s OK, of course!!









The 1 Item Parents Will Never, Ever Travel Without


Baby Monitor

“As a mother of a 3-year-old and an infant, the one item I always bring with me is my baby monitor and camera and the chargers for them. I like to book suites or vacation rentals with private pools, so that my husband and I can have the kids sleeping or napping in one room and we watch movies in the living room, or relax in the private pool or jacuzzi.  Having the baby monitor allows us to do this while still monitoring and listening to the kids. We put the kids to sleep in the pack and play, turn the noise machine on, and set up the camera, and then we can utilize the rest of the house or suite and enjoy our vacation too.” ― Stephanie Claytor, founder of the travel brand Blacktrekking

Travel Journal

“We always take a kids travel journal with us so that our boys can record all their adventures. Rather than a formatted journal with daily prompts, we prefer a standard notebook as this allows for more creative freedom. Some days they may just want to write a line or two, other days they may want to draw a picture or stick in tickets, and other days they may be inspired to write pages and pages. With a standard notebook they can write what they want when they want. And we always have glue and scissors at the ready to stick things in.” ― Jenny Lynn, blogger at TraveLynn Family

Stuffed Animals

“We never travel without the special stuffed animals that the kids sleep with so they feel some comfort from home during naps on the go or unexpected delays.” ― Caroline Hershey, blogger at Jet With a Set

Ear Drops

“I’d say I’d never travel without quick-dry alcohol ear drops to prevent ear infections you can get from lakes, pools or ocean spots on the road. Kids can get screaming ear infections, because of their short tubes, and sitting in urgent care can ruin your whole day and cut a trip short. And you only have so many days for vacation.” ― Maria De La O., editor at Roam Family Travel

A Snack Stash

“Snacks are a must-have to keep hunger at bay and avoid any mid-flight meltdowns. I make sure to pack a variety of healthy and non-messy snacks that my kids enjoy.” ― Marvyn Harrison, founder of Dope Black Dads


“I always bring my mirrorless camera to capture memorable moments my family and I can relive forever. This is something I didn’t have as a child, but something I know my children will appreciate in the future.” ― Roland Pollard, digital content creator 

“I always bring my DSLR camera, because I like to slow down and capture some moments through my big lens that isn’t my mobile device I use all the time.” ― Jennifer Borget, digital content creator


“There are so many things you have to pack when traveling with children, especially when they are younger. We often joke that the smaller the kids, the more stuff you need. But if I can mention just one thing that we always carry with us, it has to be a first-aid kit and, more precisely, adhesive bandages. With three active and very adventurous boys, we have used bandages on more occasions than I can remember, and this hasn’t changed ever since their first steps. Even now, when our kids are teenagers, we always carry a few bandages with us, just in case. And yes, we still use them on practically every trip.” ― Jurga Rubinovaite, blogger at

Dollar Store Toys

“My favorite kid travel hack is toys from the dollar store! They’re cheap but still have the new toy appeal that kids look for. Guaranteed entertainment that doesn’t revolve around a screen! ― Riky Williams aka @MommyCocktail


“The one item we always take with us when we travel, without fail and no matter what, is a tablet. Specifically, three tablets, one for each of our kids. We don’t allow tablets at home, opting for limited TV and video game time, coloring and books instead, so when they get to use tablets on trips, it feels like a true vacation and something extra special (and helps avoid the age-old question of ‘Are we there yet?’). We download their favorite movies and TV shows beforehand so that on long road trips they always have something to watch. It entertains them and helps keep us focused on the task at hand.” ― PJ and Thomas McKay, bloggers at The Property Lovers   “My kids are 6 and 8. Each of them having a tablet with games that don’t require Wi-Fi keeps them contentedly in their own universes with only the occasional breaks for food or the bathroom and little need to ask the question parents hate. Forgetting car chargers or not checking to see if they have games that don’t require Wi-Fi can fully nullify this hack.” ― La Guardia Cross, YouTube influencer

Entertainment Kits

“One indispensable item in my arsenal is a well-curated, compact entertainment bag for each of my kids. It invariably includes an activity book that incites curiosity, offering various puzzles and riddles. I also pack a book that has a narrative interesting to them. Some small old figurines that they haven’t played with in a while also make their way into the bag. Their surprise in rediscovering these forgotten toys adds a pinch of excitement to the journey and sparks imagination and indulging in some storytelling.  A simple notebook and set of pencils allows them to jot down their thoughts or doodle. The notebook also doubles as a gaming pad where we can play traditional paper games like tic-tac-toe or hangman, or even invent our own games. A few random Lego bricks are also thrown in to challenge them to build something creative with limited resources. Finally, a Rubik’s cube or another brain teaser is a must.” ― Sergei Urban, founder of The Dad Lab


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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