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Born on this day!! Actor Gary Busey is 78. Comedian Richard Lewis is 75. Drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple is 74. Actor-turned-Congressman-turned-radio host Fred Grandy is 74. Singer Don Dokken of Dokken is 69. Singer Colin Hay of Men At Work is 69. Actor Maria Conchita Alonso is 67. Actor Sharon Lawrence (“Fired Up,” ″NYPD Blue”) is 61. Actor Amanda Donohoe is 60. Actor Judith Hoag (“Nashville”) is 59. Singer Stedman Pearson of Five Star is 58. Actor Kathleen Wilhoite (“Gilmore Girls,” “ER”) is 58. Actor Melora Hardin (“The Office”) is 55. Broadway actor Brian D’Arcy James (“Hamilton”) is 54. Actor Christina Chang (“The Good Doctor”) is 51. DJ and rapper DJ Shadow is 50. Actor Lance Barber (“Young Sheldon”) is 49. Musician Sam Farrar of Maroon 5 is 44. Actor Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 44. Guitarist Todd Sansom of Marshall Dyllon is 44. Singer Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) is 44. Comedian Colin Jost (“Saturday Night Live”) is 40. Actor Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”) is 40. Singer Aundrea Fimbres of Danity Kane is 39. Actor Camila Mendes (“Riverdale”) is 28.


1613 – London’s Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.
1767 – The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.
1972 – The Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual” prompting some states to revise their laws.
1995 – The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit Earth.
2003 – Actress Katharine Hepburn died.

Today Is: International Day Of The Tropics, International Mud Day, National Parchment Cooking Day, World Camera Day, World Scleroderma Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Price is Right  /  9:00 – The Price Is Right  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Conners  /  8:30 – The Goldbergs  /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary   /  9:30 – Home Economics /  10:00 – Press Your Luck
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – So You Think You Can Dance
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Wellington Paranormal

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Gaten Matarazzo, Lauren Spencer-Smith
Stephen Colbert: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Karl Urban
Seth Meyers: Steve Carell, Machine Gun Kelly, Ingrid Andress, Jonathan Ulman
James Corden: John Boyega, Sam Smith, Minnie Driver, Lior Suchard, Cat Burns & Sam Smith
Watch What Happens Live: Ziwe, Garcelle Beauvais
The View: Marcus Samuelsson, Simu Liu, Chloe Fineman
The Talk: Chace Crawford
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tom Holland, the Crafty Lumberjacks, Sophia Bush, Raven-Symoné
Ellen DeGeneres: John Cena, Parquet Courts (R 1/11/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Maury Povich, Connie Chung, Ed Helms, Randall Park, Jo Koy, Chelsea Handler, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Katie Lowes, Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Tamron Hall: Dawn Staley, René Syler, Beverley Bass, Rachel Tucker (R 1/10/22)
Drew Barrymore: Jason Biggs, Mikel Welch, Ego Nwodim (R 10/6/21)

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

QUESTION: Why did this Burger King employee go PUBLIC with his gripe? He’s been there for 20 years, and they gave him ONE MOVIE TICKET!! Job offers are coming in!!


QUESTION: How do you find your “significant odor??” Take a sniff!! Research shows that you tend to hang out with people who SMELL JUST LIKE YOU!!!!! Whoaaa!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are we MISSING SOMETHING now that Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking?? Yes.. WHERE ARE THE MEN??? Bubba????


QUESTION: How do you make a QUEEN SMILE?? This royal photographer figured it out.. and made some of the most iconic photos of ELIZABETH REGINA!! (The Queen)
John Rankin Waddell queen1

QUESTION: What made CHRIS PRATT CRY?? The social media backlash and bullying after his “healthy daughter” tweet!! Can we just all GET ALONG??? Oh… we CAN’T??
'She's given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter': Chris was at the center of controversy in November 2021 as he shared an early birthday tribute to his 32-year-old wife Katherine as he thanked her for giving him a 'healthy' daughter which seemed to deride his son Jack with ex Anna Faris, who suffers from health issues

Depp’s Team Denies Pirates Rumor

Johnny Depp’s representative dismissed Tuesday a rumor that Disney was working on a $301 million offer for Depp to return as Jack Sparrow in its Pirates of Caribbean franchise.  Depp had played Sparrow in all five movies, including the latest one, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and an industry insider alleged Disney was working on the $301 million deal for him to return to the role in a sixth film, reported earlier this month.  But a representative for Depp told NBC News on Tuesday “this is made up.”  Last month, amid the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, and her defamation countersuit, Pirates of Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer was asked if Depp would return for future projects.  “Not at this point,” Bruckheimer told The Sunday Times. “The future is yet to be decided.”  A Virginia jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages from winning his side of the defamation trial on June 1 over Heard’s statements in a 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post claiming to be a survivor of domestic abuse. The verdict included $10 million compensatory damages and $5 million punitive, though the latter was reduced to a statutory cap of $350,000.
******They re-read the contract and it actually said “3.1 DOLLARS!!!”
****They offered to pay him in “Pirate’s Booty!!” That stuff is EXPENSIVE!!
********In the next movie, Sparrow looks for the hidden treasure of prostate medicine!!!

Hocus Pocus 2 First Look

Disney+ is giving a glimpse of the new film Hocus Pocus 2.  They shared a teaser trailer for the sequel Tuesday featuring Bette MidlerSarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.  The preview shows a new group of teens accidentally summon the Sanderson sisters, witches Winnie (Midler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy), who return to Salem.  “It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve,” an official synopsis reads.  Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belisa Escobedo, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen also star.  See the trailer HERE.
*****Didn’t they tell them to HAM IT UP like they did last time??
*****There’s enough ham in that movie to open a pork store!!
****They may take over from the Kardashians as the Number One Koven!!

Britney Spears’ Ex Ordered To Stand Trial

A California judge found Monday that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at her wedding to go to trial on a felony stalking charge.  After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura County Judge David Worley ruled that Jason Allen Alexander should be held to answer on the charge, along with misdemeanor counts of trespassing, vandalism and battery, court records showed.  Not guilty pleas to all the charges were entered by an attorney for Alexander, who did not attend and remains jailed.  Spears married longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California, on June 9, in front of several dozen guests including Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna.  Richard Eubler, a since-fired security guard for Spears, testified at Monday’s hearing that Alexander got inside her house and up to the locked door of Spears’ bedroom while she was inside.  Eubler said Alexander had also tried to enter the property in the days before the wedding.
********If she’s crazy… did you think her husbands would be sane??
******He’s taking “toxic” to a whole new level!!
*****He hasn’t been the same since “Seinfeld” ended!!!

Harry and Meghan Hanging With Oprah

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted driving to visit Oprah Winfrey at her Montecito, Calif., home Saturday afternoon.  They spent about an hour at Winfrey’s $100 million mansion, a source told the Daily Mail, which obtained photos of the couple en route in a black Range Rover.  Their security detail was seen piled into another black Range Rover that followed closely behind. It’s not known whether their visit to Winfrey’s estate was for business or pleasure.  But the meeting could mean that another collaboration could be in store for Winfrey and the royals.  Harry currently has a $20 million tell-all memoir in the works about his life as a royal.
*******The working title of his book: “My Grandma is a B*tch!!!”
*******They were NOT happy about the way they were treated at the Jubilee!! So we’re sure they’re gonna unload on Oprah!!
*******When all their deals fall apart, Harry may have to get a job!! That would be horrible!!

Woody Allen To Stop Making Movies

Woody Allen says he’s no longer much interested in making movies in the streaming era.  “A lot of the thrill is gone. Now you do a movie and you get a couple of weeks in a movie house, maybe six weeks or four weeks and then it goes to streaming or pay per view. It’s not the same. It’s not as enjoyable to me,” the filmmaker told Alec Baldwin during an appearance on Instagram Live on Tuesday to tout his latest collection of humor stories, Zero Gravity.  His last movie, Rifkin’s Festival, which follows a writer and film teacher accompanying his publicist wife to a festival in Spain, stars Wallace Shawn, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel and Elena Anaya and just had a commercial release.  “I don’t get the same fun as putting on a movie and putting it in a movie house. It was a nice feeling to know 500 people were seeing it at the same time. I don’t know how I feel about making movies. I’m going to make another one and I’ll see how it feels,” Allen said as he put a question mark over continuing to make movies after his next project.  Allen told Baldwin he will make another movie in Paris in the fall without giving details. His movies over his long career has also become something of a pariah in Hollywood in recent years as allegations that he sexually abused his seven-year-old daughter Dylan Farrow have resurfaced. Amazon Studios notably canceled a $68 million four-film deal, and Allen’s recent movies are struggling to gain distribution.  Allen said he didn’t watch streaming TV, sticking instead to live sports like the New York Knicks basketball games and the news. “I don’t have the time” to view online video platforms, he told Baldwin.  Baldwin’s controversial interview of Allen comes amid the actor’s own legal issues stemming from the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western Rust in October 2021. In that incident, Hutchins was fatally shot and director Joel Souza was injured when a live round was discharged from a prop firearm held by Baldwin.
*******We thought he’d stopped a long time ago!!!
*****Right now, Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen may be the ultimate audience repellant!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“Everything has happened to me on the red carpet.  I have fallen on the red carpet, I have worn a dress backward by accident on the red carpet…..I’ve lost jewelry on the red carpet.”-Eva Longoria, on her history at the Cannes Film Festival.



Truck Ignites Full Of Fireworks

Drivers on a New Jersey highway got an unexpected light show — and hours of delays — when a truck carrying a load of fireworks caught fire.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation said the truck’s trailer caught fire about 10:45 p.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 287 in Bridgewater.  Video recorded at the scene shows fireworks shooting out of the trailer, illuminating the area.  Drivers were stuck behind the scene of the fire for hours and the roadway remained partially closed for clean-up during the morning commute Monday.
TOPIC: Worst fireworks disaster!!
*******Words you don’t wanna hear from a fireworks truck: “Oops!!”

Ugliest Dog Contest

A Chinese crested-chihuahua mix named Mr. Happy Face was crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog at an annual pageant in California.  Organizers of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma announced the 17-year-old Mr. Happy Face, adopted in August 2021 by Arizona woman Janeda Banelly, was named the 2022 World’s Ugliest Dog.  The contest, an annual event at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds Event Center, returned this year after the 2020 and 2021 contests were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest is aimed at promoting adoption of dogs that some might consider to be less than aesthetically pleasing.  Banelly received an award of $1,000 and a trip to New York to appear on NBC’s Today show.  “I believe that this humble soul is also being an example, in subtle ways, to help humans realize that even old dogs need love and a family too,” Banelly wrote in Mr. Happy Face’s contest bio.  Banelly said she immediately fell in love with Mr. Happy Face, despite being told he might not have long to live due to his advanced age and multiple health issues.  See the dog HERE.
*****Is he ugly-cute? Or just ugly???

“Bad Day” Turns Into Lottery Win

A Michigan man said he was “having a bad day” so he left work early and ended up turning his day around with a $1 million lottery jackpot.  The 40-year-old Clinton County man told Michigan Lottery officials he might not have bought his 20X Cashword scratch-off ticket from the J&H Family Stores in Owosso if his day hadn’t gotten off to an unpleasant start.  “I was having a bad day, so I left work early and stopped to purchase a lottery ticket on my way home,” the player said. “When I scratched the ticket and saw I’d won $1 million, all I could think was: ‘There is no way this is real.'”  The man said he was in such disbelief that he returned to the store to use the ticket scanner.  “I took the ticket back in to the store to scan it and got a message to file a claim. I still was having a hard time believing it was real, so I scanned it on the lottery app to confirm. It was an unbelievable feeling when the amount of $1 million came up on the screen,” he said.
*****We have lots of bad days… and we still haven’t won the lottery!!
*******The clerk saw the scanner and said, “You’re right! It’s fake!! Give it to me and I’ll dispose of it for you!!”
*******It almost seems like the lottery is random or something!!

Florida Woman Steals HOAs and Buys Football Tickets

A Pinellas County woman is accused of ripping off three HOAs to the tune of nearly $230,000 and using some of that money to buy Buccaneers game tickets.  The woman, Jamie Fonville, 46, of Tarpon Springs, was an account manager who issued checks on behalf of 58 different HOAs for First Choice Association Management, an HOA management company in Palm Harbor.  In February, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office became aware of fraudulent activity involving a bank account overseen by the company.  During their investigation, they learned Fonville had manufactured fraudulent checks with three HOA’s account information on them, and deposited the checks into her own personal bank account, the sheriff’s office said. The report did not mention the names of the HOAs.  Authorities said Fonville used the money to pay her credit card bills and also spent it on Buccaneers game tickets and daily living expenses, such as groceries.  “The total financial loss amongst all reported victims is estimated to be $228,300.83,” authorities said in a news release.
******We blame Tom Brady!!
******Most crooks buy Raiders tickets!!!
*****The number one HOA expense in Florida is “gator removal!!!”







7 Ways to Pocket an Extra $1,876 Without Getting a Second Job


  1. See if You Can Get Free Money From This Company

Earnings: $900

Here’s the deal: If you’re not using Aspiration’s debit card, you’re missing out on extra cash. And who doesn’t want extra cash right now?

When you sign up for a debit card called Aspiration, you could get up to 5% back when you swipe at certain stores — plus they give you up to 50 times the normal national interest rate on your savings balance.  Need to buy groceries? Extra cash.  Need to fill up the tank? Bam. Even more extra cash.

You were going to buy these things anyway — why not get this extra money in the process? Let’s say you use this card to spend $1,500 a month on groceries, gasoline and other essentials — that could mean putting up to an extra $900 in your pocket this year!

Enter your email address here, and link your bank account to see how much extra cash you can get with your free Aspiration account. And don’t worry. Your money is FDIC insured and under a military-grade encryption. That’s nerd talk for “this is totally safe.”


  1. Let This App Pay You up to $83 When You Win Solitaire Games

Earnings: $83

Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?  There’s a free app called Solitaire Cash that pays you up to $83 every time you win a game.  You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?

Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.  With each game, you’ll battle it out against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.


  1. Watch Movie Previews

Earnings: $225

If we told you that you could get paid to watch videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.

It’s too good to be true, right?  But we’re serious. A website called InboxDollars will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute you might watch someone bake brownies and the next you might get the latest updates on Kardashian drama.

All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward.  No, InboxDollars won’t replace your full-time job, but it’s something easy you can do while you’re already on the couch tonight wasting time on your phone.

Unlike other sites, InboxDollars pays you in cash — no points or gift cards. It’s already paid its users more than $56 million.

It takes about one minute to sign up, and you’ll immediately get a $5 bonus to get you started.


  1. Get Paid Up to $140/Month Just for Sharing Your Honest Opinion

Earnings: $140

If you’re turning blue in the face waiting for a raise at work, it might be time to quit holding your breath and start speaking your mind to someone who wants to listen.

Brands want to hear your opinion to help inform their business decisions on everything from products and services to logos and ads — and they’re willing to pay you up to $140 a month for it.

A free site called Branded Surveys will pay you up to $5 per survey for sharing your thoughts with their brand partners. Taking three quick surveys a day could earn up to $140 each month.

It takes just a minute to create a free account and start getting paid to speak your mind. Most surveys take five to 15 minutes, and you can check how long they’ll take ahead of time.

And you don’t need to build up tons of money to cash out, either — once you earn $5, you can cash out via PayPal, your bank account, a gift card or Amazon. You’ll get paid within 48 hours of your payout being processed, just for sharing your opinions.

They’ve already paid users more than $20 million since 2012, and the most active users can earn a few hundred dollars a month. Plus, they’ve got an “excellent” rating on Trustpilot.

It takes just a minute to set up your account and start getting paid to take surveys. Plus, right now, you’ll get a free 100-point welcome bonus just for becoming part of the community.


  1. Cancel Your Car Insurance

Earnings: $500

When was the last time you compared car insurance rates? Chances are you’re seriously overpaying with your current policy.

If it’s been more than six months since your last car insurance quote, you should look again.

And if you look through a website called Pretected, you could save yourself up to $500 a year.

It takes just two minutes to answer some questions, and Pretected’s smart matching technology will show you the insurance companies that are the best fit for you. And don’t worry — Pretected uses advanced data security and encryption technology, so all your details are safe.

The website is free to use and can even save you up to an additional 20% if you add another vehicle to your policy. That’s a decent chunk of money to put back in your pocket!

Millions of Americans have already used Pretected’s smart matching technology to find affordable car insurance. See how much money you could save with a new policy.

*average expenditure $88/mo


  1. Get $83 Every Time You Win This Free Cell Phone Game

Earnings: $83+

Lots of us already play games on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Bubble Cash that lets you play for real money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.

You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. Wrong. There really isn’t. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.

The game is based on a classic bubble-shooter format, and you’ll battle it out against other players within your skill level to see who can clear the board fastest. Everyone gets the same layout, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who clear their board fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

Over on the App Store, it has more than a million downloads and more than 12,500 ratings, averaging 4.6 stars (out of 5).

To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.


  1. Get Paid up to $80/Month — Just for Sharing Your Opinion

Earnings: $80+ per month

Taking surveys might not sound like the best way to make money, but if you’re just vegging out on the couch — or pretending to be interested in your partner’s new favorite show — why not click a couple buttons? It could earn you up to $80 a month. Seriously.

There are a bunch of paid survey sites out there, but one of the best we’ve found is Survey Junkie.

They’ll ask you questions about things like, what kind of laundry detergent you use, or if you prefer Pepsi or Coke. You get points for answering, and many people accumulate enough points to request a check within a few hours.

More than 10 million people already use Survey Junkie, and it has 4.5/5 stars on TrustPilot.


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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