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Born on this day!! Actor James Darren is 86. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 82. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 80. Singer Boz Scaggs is 78. Actor Sonia Braga is 72. Actor Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”) is 72. Singer Bonnie Tyler is 71. Actor Griffin Dunne is 67. “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams is 65. Actor-director Keenan Ivory Wayans is 64. Singer Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is 62. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran is 60. Singer Doris Pearson of Five Star is 56. Actor Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” ″ER”) is 55. Actor Dan Futterman (“Judging Amy”) is 55. Actor David Sutcliffe (“Private Practice,” “Gilmore Girls”) is 53. Actor Kent Faulcon (“Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse”) is 52. Singer Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone is 52. Actor Kelli Williams (“The Practice”) is 52. Actor Mark Feuerstein (“West Wing,” ″Good Morning, Miami”) is 51. Guitarist Mike Scheuchzer of MercyMe is 47. Actor Eion Bailey (“Once Upon a Time”) is 46. Rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) is 45. Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is 44. Guitarist Derek Trucks (Allman Brother Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band) is 43. Singer Alex Band of The Calling is 41. Fiddler Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek is 41. Actor Torrey DeVitto (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 38


632 – The prophet Muhammad died.
1861 – Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.
1845 – Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee.
1968 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassin, was arrested.
1982 – President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.
1983 – Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died.
2001 – Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.

Today Is: Ghostbusters Day, National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Upsy Daisy Day, World Oceans Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Let’s Make A Deal  /  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 –  NBA Finals
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – So You Think You Can Dance
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Kung Fu

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Goldblum, Bowen Yang, Miranda Lambert
Seth Meyers: Desus & Mero, Jensen Ackles, Tove Lo, Joe Russo
The Talk: Toheeb Jimoh
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Laura Dern, Iman Yellani, Lance Ulanoff
Ellen DeGeneres: Fun moments from Season 19, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, Cheryl Hines, Charli & Dixie D’Amelio
Kelly Clarkson: June Diane Raphael, Jessica St. Clair, Sasheer Zamata, Nicole Byer
Drew Barrymore: Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, the Go-Go’s (R 2/22/22)

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

QUESTION: Ever notice that the music in grocery stores is REALLY BORING?? Well… there’s a reason for that!! And this “expert” explains why they do it!!!


QUESTION: The good news?? She woke up after FIVE MONTHS IN A COMA!! The bad news?? Her boyfriend had GHIOSTED HER and moved on with a new girl!!!!!


QUESTION: Now that the Jubilee is over, why don’t we all SAVE THE PLANET?? Prince Charles has an idea: he wants to make COWS WEAR FACE MASKS!!!!


QUESTION: What do YOU do at the orangutan cage?? Hint: Do NOT LET HIM GRAB YOU!!! This guy did, and he almost got his leg RIPPED OFF!!! (The video is bananas)
Orangutan Attack

QUESTION: What does it take to MAKE A SPEECH AT THE WHITE HOUSE?? Matthew McConaughey’s got it.. as he tries to make his points about gun policy…..
Matthew McConaughey became emotional addressing reporters at the White House over gun control measures.

A League Of Their Own Coming To Amazon

Amazon is giving a glimpse of the new series A League of Their Own.  They shared a teaser trailer for the reboot Tuesday featuring Abbi Jacobson.  It’s based on the 1992 film of the same name, which explored the founding of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The movie starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna.  The new series is created by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham and features new characters and storylines. Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Roberta Colindrez, Gbemisola Ikumel, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado and Nick Offerman star.  “The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it,” an official description reads.  A League of Their Own will premiere Aug. 12 on Amazon Prime Video.  See the teaser HERE.
*****It takes a lot of balls to be a woman these days!!
*****When they say they’ll “explore sexuality,” that means lots of lesbians!!
****”Should women play professional sports??” “I don’t know, what IS a woman??”
*****This time, Tom Hanks shows up in a skirt and demands to play!!

Depp’s Lawyer Makes “Partner” At Law Firm

Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez made partner at her law firm Brown Rudnick after scoring a major win last week in the actor’s defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.  International law firm Brown Rudnick announced Vasquez’s promotion Tuesday after she became a star of the Depp v. Heard trial with her incisive cross-examination of Amber.  “I am delighted that Brown Rudnick has given me its full vote of confidence by having me join the partnership,” Vasquez said in a statement. “I’m proud of the uniquely talented team I’ve had the privilege to lead, which exemplified teamwork and collaboration, and I look forward to continuing to represent Brown Rudnick’s culture of excellence.”  Depp supporters clamored online for her promotion after she became an internet sensation.
*****She made our list of “women we’d like to partner with!!”
********We love her official statement!! All we heard was “Blah blah blah blah!!”

Queen To Release New Song Featuring Freddie Mercury

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor confirmed to the BBC that the band would be releasing a new song featuring the band’s late, legendary frontman Freddie Mercury called “Face It Alone.”  Taylor called it, “a little gem from Freddie,” culled from the sessions for their 13th studio album, “The Miracle,” which was released in 1989. Mercury died two years later.  Taylor said in the interview that they’d “kind of forgotten about” the tune, calling it “wonderful” and “real discovery.”  He then teased, “I think it’s going to be out in September.”  May added, “It was kind of hiding in plain sight. We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that.’ But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, ‘OK, we can do this and this.’ It’s like kind of stitching bits together… But it’s beautiful. It’s touching.”  “It’s a very passionate piece,” Taylor agreed.
**********Freddie was up in heaven, bragging about it to Elvis and Prince Phillip!!

Sharon Osbourne Feels Sorry For Harry and Meghan

Joining the Fox News coverage of the Queen’s jubilee celebrations alongside Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne said Prince Harry “must” have some regrets over the way in which he and wife Meghan Markle abruptly quit royal life in 2020.  She said the Queen’s joyful jubilee celebrations served as a moment of reflection for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who started a new life across the pond. “The royal family has always been like a Shakespearean play for me. I have to tell you when I saw them [Harry and Meghan] earlier on … I felt sorry for them. And the way that they were parted from the family,” she said on the show.  The couple was spotted attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty in London on June 4, where they were met with loud boos from the crowd.  They were also not invited up on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the royal fly past on June 2 — a tradition in which they’ve taken part in previous years. “I do feel sorry for him [Prince Harry] because I think that there must be a huge part of him that regrets,” she said in reference to the pair’s decision to quit royal life.  Of the pair being shunned from the “Trooping the Colour” ceremony, Osbourne said, “I mean, can you imagine how he felt with the whole family in that procession and he would have normally been there on one of those horses with his uniform and everything.”  Osbourne sympathized with the Sussexes, suggesting Harry might have seen his brother and other family members gather on the balcony without him and his family, thinking, “My children are not going to grow up with their cousins.”  “It’s got to have an effect on you when they don’t have any cousins, aunts, uncles,” Osbourne added.
********He made his bed… and Meghan was lying in it!!!
*****Maybe it’s finally dawned on him that he needs THEM more than they need HIM!!
*****We hope that Netflix contract doesn’t have a “Loser Clause” in it!!

Brad Pitt Says Angelina Damaged Their Company

Brad Pitt says ex-wife Angelina Jolie deliberately damaged their wine company by selling her half to a “stranger” with a bad reputation – something the couple had explicitly and mutually agreed not to ever do, according to a new court filing.  Pitt’s team claimed in the Friday filing with the Superior Court of California that Jolie’s divestment strategy was designed “to inflict harm on Pitt. Jolie knew and intended that [businessman Yuri] Shefler and his affiliates would try to control the business Pitt had built and undermine Pitt’s investment in Miraval.”  Pitt says the things Shefler has done since taking over Jolie’s portion of the business are going exactly according to her plan, “and just as Jolie envisioned that is exactly what Shefler has done,” said Pitt’s attorneys.  ”Shefler has launched a hostile takeover of the wine business, destabilizing Miraval’s operations and seeking access to Miraval’s confidential and proprietary information for the benefit of his competing enterprise,” the court filing states.
*********Divorce: the gift that keeps on giving!!!
********Sounds like “sour grapes!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Rihanna & A$AP:  At Home With Baby-(Life & Style)

It’s been over a week since news broke that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky had welcomed their first child-and according to a source, the singer, 34, and the rapper, 33, are cherishing every moment with their baby boy.  “Rihanna is doing well and says that becoming a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to her,” says the source.  “Not many people have met their son yet, but she’s sent photos and FaceTime with family and friends.”  The couple are settling into parenthood at her gated home in Beverly Hills. “The nursery is enormous, with a walk-in closet,” adds the source. “Most nights, though, the baby just sleeps in the crib in their room.  They want to be with him all the time.”



Squirrel Knocks Out Power

Utility officials in Minnesota said nearly 4,000 customers lost power for a time due to a squirrel that wandered into a substation.  The Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative said the 7 a.m. Sunday outage in the Prior Lake area was caused by a squirrel that came into contact with substation equipment.  The company said nearly 4,000 customers lost power for about a half hour.  There was no word on the fate of the squirrel.
**********He’s dead. 

Spilled Load Of Pies

Illinois State Police said there were hours of delays Monday morning after an overturned semi trailer spilled 7,700 pounds of frozen pies onto a stretch of highway.  The ISP said the truck was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 about 2:45 a.m. Monday when the vehicle entered the center median and rolled over onto the driver’s side near Shepley Road, in the Joliet area.  No injuries were reported from the crash, but 7,700 pounds of frozen pies fell from the vehicle’s trailer, state police said.  Both westbound lanes of I-80 were closed until about 7:45 a.m., causing several hours of delays.
*******That took a lot of crust. 

Florida Man Retirement Fight

The Villages bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Retirement Hometown,” but things weren’t so friendly at De La Vista Golf Course recently.  A golf outing between two friends turned violent when Richard Randell, 77, allegedly punched his 84-year-old playing partner in the face, leading to an arrest on a charge of battery on a person 65 years or older, according to Sumter County deputies.  Randell later entered a plea of not guilty, according to court documents filed in late May.  According to the arrest affidavit, the skirmish happened April 29. Deputies say a third member of the golf outing witnessed Randell and the other man arguing on the fourth hole. The man says it wasn’t uncommon for the two to bicker.  As things escalated, the 84-year-old man flipped off Randell, who then said: “Do that again, and I will hit you,” according to the affidavit. The friend did it again and Randell reportedly then punched the man in the face.
**********They’re both dead. And in jail.\







Early Morning Jobs for People Who Wake up With the Sun



Airport-Related Jobs

  1. Flight Attendant

Want to spend your days in the air, but have no desire to become a pilot? Airlines need flight attendants to keep everyone safe on the plane in addition to serving drinks and meals, cleaning up and helping people use those tricky in-flight entertainment systems.

This is a great job for early risers, since a 7 a.m. flight starts boarding far earlier, and flight attendants need to be there well in advance. While airlines have different requirements, generally you need to be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Estimated Pay: Salaries can range from less than $50,000 per year to more than $116,000, with the median annual income being $79,869.


  1. Airport Ticket Agent

When people need to check in two hours before their early flights, airline ticket agents need to be there to greet them, help them check their bags and offer assistance in getting to their gate.

This is also one of the best early morning jobs for travel lovers with other commitments, like kids to pick up from school and other regular obligations. You can often work at one airport and keep a somewhat regular schedule, yet you can still have a lot of travel perks.

Early morning shifts can begin at 4 a.m. or even earlier, so this is definitely a job for an early bird. Of course, some shifts last late into the evening hours as well, so be sure to find out the specific schedule of any position before committing.

Estimated Pay: ZipRecruiter says ticket agent salaries have been seen as low as $17,500 and as high as $89,000. The average ticket agent in the U.S. makes $41,484 per year.


  1. TSA Agent

If you don’t mind the potential of a little drama while enforcing security protocols, a TSA agent position could be a good fit.

TSA agents screen passengers, cargo and bags for dangerous and prohibited items, as you know if you’ve ever been through an airport. They also keep passenger traffic moving through the security checkpoint entering terminals. The TSA says the ideal agent is a people person, dependent, adaptable, observant and detail oriented.

Estimated Pay: Airport security-related salaries within the TSA range between $28,000 – $42,000 per year – the “d band” on the TSA’s pay scale. With each increasing pay band, TSA employees make more money, with the highest topping out at $172,500 for the most high-ranking positions.


  1. Air Traffic Controller

Someone has to direct all those early-morning flights. While air traffic controllers work all hours of the day, some have the opportunity to start before the sun rises.

As an air traffic controller, you will monitor and direct aircraft movement, control ground movement on airport and taxi runways, issue landing and takeoff direction, and transfer flight control to other nearby towers.

Air traffic controllers must have a degree from an Air Traffic Training Initiative Program, as well as having completed courses at the Federal Aviation Administration academy.

Estimated Pay: The median pay of air traffic controllers in May 2021 was $129,750 – which comes to $62.38 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some people swear they produce their best work after 10 p.m. And these night owls have plenty of career options.

Food Industry Jobs


  1. Baker

Since picking up a muffin or croissant is a morning ritual for many, someone needs to be there nice and early to make sure the tasty treats are ready.

You could start your own baking business or work for someone else, but either way, working at a bakery is a good way to start your workday in the early morning hours. To get this gig, you should have food service and baking experience, though some bakeries will train people eager to learn the ropes.

Estimated Pay: The salary for bakers ranges between $29,800 to $40,763 with the average annual income coming to $35,200, according to


  1. Barista

Every morning, hordes of uncaffeinated workers stop at their local cafes for a cuppa joe to help them start their day. Baristas and cafe workers have to be at work bright and early to get everything ready.

Job duties typically include preparing drinks, serving customers, cleaning and running a cash register. Restaurant and barista experience is helpful, but many coffee shops are willing to train the right person who can have a smile on his or her face at 4 a.m.

Estimated Pay: Baristas are typically paid hourly wages which come to a median of $24,514, finds.


  1. Supermarket Stocker

If you venture into your local supermarket in the early morning hours, you’ll likely see a stock team working hard at filling the shelves and getting groceries ready for people to pick up that day.

To keep the aisles clear for shopping rushes, supermarkets typically have crews working late or early shifts stocking the shelves. Be ready to do some heavy lifting during your shift as you organize and stock a variety of cans and boxes.

Estimated Pay: The average stocker gets paid just under $14 an hour for an annual total of $26,930.


On-the-Road Jobs


  1. Mail Carrier

Spend your workday making the rounds and delivering letters and packages to people along your route as a mail carrier. People who work for the post office have to show up for the early morning shift to get the mail organized and ready for the day before they hit the road and start delivering. Many shifts end in the early afternoon.

To qualify for this gig, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a good driving record and be able to pass a number of screenings (including criminal, drug and medical checks).

Estimated Pay: The majority of mail carriers make between $25,382 to $37,603 with the national average at $36,036.


  1. Truck Driver

You don’t want to get stuck in rush hour traffic if you’re a truck driver. That’s why many drivers start early (think 4 a.m. or earlier) to beat the rush and get a start on their days on the road.

To qualify for a driving job, you need to obtain a commercial truck driving license, pass medical exams and demonstrate the attention to detail and aptitude needed to safely maneuver your huge vehicle through tricky situations, like heavy traffic, bad weather and big cities.

Estimated Pay: The average base salary for a truck driver in the U.S. is $69,054, per Indeed.


  1. Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collector

Refuse and recyclable materials collectors start their days long before you hear the trucks rumble through your neighborhood first thing in the morning. Trucks typically have drivers and helpers.

If you’re driving, you will need a commercial driver’s license. While experience is preferred, drivers and helpers typically learn the details of their jobs as they work, including how to operate dumpster trucks and side-loaders. Refuse collection experience is preferred, especially for drivers, though helpers can have diverse backgrounds, including construction and manual labor. Many of these jobs also require people to pass a background check and drug test.

Estimated Pay: As with any other job, garbage collector salaries vary by state. But the national average comes to $15 per hour or $30,000 annually.


  1. Rideshare Driver

With more than 2 million drivers working for Uber and Lyft these days, the rideshare industry isn’t going anywhere. If you’re a sociable person who would love to set your own flexible schedule, then driving for rideshare might be one of the best early morning jobs for you.

Early birds who live near an airport can definitely benefit from travelers trying to get to their early morning flights. Requirements include the obvious: a driver’s license, proof of vehicle registration and insurance, and a Social Security number.

Estimated Pay: Keep in mind that many Uber and Lyft drivers only work part-time. However, rideshare drivers who work full-time hours make a median annual salary of $37,102.


Office Jobs


  1. Morning News Producer

If you love working with people in an intense environment, consider becoming a morning news producer. The producer typically runs the show and organizes the director, studio crew, reporters, field crew and photographers, getting everyone ready to put together a high-quality newscast each day. Duties include monitoring the wire for stories, finding leads, communicating with everyone, making sure the timing is right, and editing and organizing the show so the flow is perfect.

You’ll need relevant experience for these positions, and a college degree in broadcasting is very helpful, in addition to good communications skills and social media savvy.

Estimated Pay: A morning news producer’s salary can range from $16,500 to as high as $121,000 per year. The national average is $51,172, ZipRecruiter reports.


  1. Freelancer

Freelance writers typically set their own hours and work whenever they have the time or find the inspiration. For this job, you need to be able to write well and adhere to deadlines. No formal training is required, but having a collection of published clips is a good way to get your foot in the door. This is also a great option because you work remotely and have the option to work in a different time zone. The office is in New York but you’re in California? No problem.

If you work for a design firm, you typically have to keep office hours, but if you work as a freelance graphic designer, you can largely keep your own hours, aside from specified times to meet with clients. This means you can wake up at 4 a.m. and work until noon if that’s the schedule that best suits you. You need a good eye for design, and many find a college degree in graphic design or a related field to be very helpful.

Estimated Pay: The national average for a freelancer is $67,169 per year, which works out to about $32 an hour for part-timers. In the freelance world, salary ranges vary greatly depending on your chosen field (e.g. writer, designer, programmer, etc).

These are the best freelance websites for all sorts of specialties.


  1. 911 Operator

If a tense, high-drama morning position is what you are looking for, then you might think about becoming a 911 operator.

These resilient men and women receive calls for ambulance, police and fire department assistance while also dispatching emergency personnel to the source of the call. They also log their calls, track emergency vehicles and provide detailed information on reports of events that happened during their shift.

Requirements can vary by state, but most 911 operators have a college degree in a related field, like criminal justice, emergency management or communications. During training, operators learn a variety skills including advanced first aid and CPR, basic telecommunications, suicide prevention, critical incident stress and more.

Estimated Pay: The median salary for a 911 Dispatcher in the U.S. is $43,000 per year. (


Physically Active Jobs


  1. Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can set their own hours, which works out well for many early birds – as most clients prefer early morning sessions.

To get a job in this industry, you’ll likely need a personal trainer certification, as well as a first aid and CPR qualification. While your hours might lean heavy toward early morning, you’ll still need to be available other times throughout the day. You can either work directly for a gym or go solo with your own personal trainer business.

Estimated Pay: According to PT Pioneer, personal trainer salaries vary widely based on hours worked and region of the country. The salary range falls between $23,000 and $76,000 per year.


  1. Military Member

“In military basic training, there’s no such thing as sleeping in,” says. “You’ll get up at 5 a.m. every single day.”

Joining the armed forces is a huge commitment. But if you don’t mind the early hours while serving your country, then the military might be a great option. You’ll also receive other great benefits, like health care, free food and housing, paid vacation, tuition assistance and a guaranteed retirement.

Estimated Pay:  Service members are paid based on years of service and rank. Base pay can start in the mid-twenties and gradually increase to six figures for long-tenured service members. Keep in mind that the military also pays a housing allowance and other financial perks that also increase as tenure grows.


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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