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Born on this day!! Actor John Cullum (“Northern Exposure”) is 92. Actor Barbara Luna is 83. Author John Irving is 80. Actor Cassie Yates is 71. Actor Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”) is 70. Singer Jay Osmond of The Osmonds is 67. Singer John Cowsill of The Cowsills is 66. Singer Larry Stewart of Restless Heart is 63. Singer Jon Bon Jovi is 60. Blues singer Alvin Youngblood Hart is 59. Actor Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) is 54. Actor Richard Ruccolo (“Legit” ″Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place”) is 50. Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay is 45. Actor Heather McComb (“The Event,” ″Party of Five”) is 45. Actor Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect” movies) is 42. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) is 41. Guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson of Lake Street Dive is 39. Actor Robert Iler (“The Sopranos”) is 37. Actor Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”) is 33. Country singer Luke Combs is 31. Singer-rapper-actor Becky G is 25.


1836 – Texas declared its independence from Mexico.
1877 – Rutherford B. Hayes was declared president by a U.S. electoral commission since the original result was too close to call. He was the only president elected this way.
1917 – Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans gained American citizenship.
1923 – The first issue of Henry Luce’s TIME magazine appeared on newsstands.
1933 – King Kong, starring Fay Wray, premiered in New York City.
1949 – Captain James Gallagher completed the first non-stop around the world flight. He completed the 23,452-mile journey in 94 hours, 1 minute.
1956 – Morocco gained independence from France.
1962 – Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA-record 100 points in a basketball game.
2001 – The Taliban began the destruction of ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
2008 – Dmitri A. Medvedev, a former aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin who has never held elected office, won the Russian presidential election in a landslide. Putin remained in a position of power, serving as Medvedev’s prime minister.

Today Is: Ash Wednesday, Dr. Seuss Day, NEA’s Read Across America Day, World Teen Mental Illness Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Amazing Race  /  10:00 – Good Sam
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – I Can See Your Voice  /  8:30 – Next Level Chef
CW – 8:00 –  DC Legends Of Tomorrow  /  9:00 – Batwoman

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Nick Kroll, Caitriona Balfe, Turnstile
Jimmy Fallon: Zoë Kravitz, Al Franken, Sebastián Yatra
Seth Meyers: Courteney Cox, Connor Ratliff, Benson Boone, Carter McLean
James Corden: Colin Farrell, Patrick Stewart, Nick Cave
Watch What Happens Live: Noella Bergener, Cynthia Bailey
The View: Chelsea Clinton, guest co-host Michele Tafoya
The Talk: TBA
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Omari Hardwick, Ben Rector, guest co-host Carson Kressley
Ellen DeGeneres: Kevin Nealon, Jacob Elordi
The Real: H.E.R., Pepa & Egypt
Kelly Clarkson: Brad Meltzer
Tamron Hall: Carmela Wallace (R 1/11/22)
Drew Barrymore: Anna Chlumsky, Aida Rodriguez, John Kanell

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

QUESTION: Think that “Power of the Dog” should win an OSCAR?? Sam Elliott doesn’t!!! He calls it a “piece of sh*t with ‘allusions to homosexuality!'”


QUESTION: Do “Wayback Wednesday” and “Throwback Thursday” HELP people? Study says, “Getting nostalgic helps ease peoples’ pain!!” Let’s do it!!!!!


QUESTION: If an actor gets “aroused” while filming a SEX SCENE, what happens NEXT?? There are specific protocols to “calm things down!!!!!!!”


QUESTION: Why do some people just LOOK like they should be leaders?? If you’ve got a symmetrical face and prominent cheekbones, YOU’RE IN!!
All in the face? Researchers have found that entrepreneurs chasing the prospect of becoming the next Elon Musk (left) or Sir Richard Branson (right) are more likely to have a symmetrical face and prominent cheekbones

QUESTION: Wanna see the COOLEST CLOUD FORMATION EVER?? It’s above the Czech Republic, and it’s in the shape of WAVES!! Wow!!
A rare sight: cloud patterns form over the Czech republic in the form of ocean waves

The Kardashians Are Back!

The Kardashian-Jenner family is “back and better than ever” in a new teaser for The Kardashians.  Hulu released a teaser trailer for the reality series Monday featuring Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and their mom, Kris Jenner.  The preview features big moments from the family’s past year, including Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement to Travis Barker.  “Over the last year … we’ve seen such transformations in all of us,” one person says in a voice over.  The Kardashians marks the Kardashian-Jenner family’s return to television following the end of their E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which concluded in June 2021 after 20 seasons.  The Kardashians premieres April 14 on Hulu.  See the teaser HERE.
******See? We TOLD you it was the end times!!!
*****They’re doing a spin-off with Caitlyn Jenner, Kris Humphries. Lamar Odom, Kanye, Ray J and Scott Disick!! It’s called “The Many Victims of the Kardashian Kurse!!!”
******The Kardashians cut a great deal with Hulu!! They were represented by their attorneys, “Satan and Associates!!”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Escapes To Poland

Dancing with the Stars” alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed on Tuesday that the train he’s traveling on has made it to Poland after fleeing his native country Ukraine.  He posted to his Instagram Story on Tuesday morning, writing, “I’m in Poland.”  In a second post, he revealed that he hasn’t slept in 31 hours. While he’s crossed the border into Poland by train, the 42-year-old said he was still one and a half hours away from his destination.  His update follows several others he’s shared with fans via social media since first revealing last week that he was in Kyiv when the Russia invasion began.  He revealed to his 1.1 million Instagram followers on Monday that he was “all good” after being arrested in Ukraine.  He also shared that he made it onto a train heading to Warsaw, Poland.  According to Chmerkovskiy, a train to Lviv was not possible for him.  “The situation at the train station is insane. At first it feels manageable, but it gets A LOT worse when it comes time to actually board the train. Long story but all I can say now is that I’m a big man with nothing but a backpack it’s TRAUMATIZING,” he said.  Chmerkovskiy described the capacity of the train “wagon” as being 30 people normally, but claimed they were told the “wagon” would need to fit 135 people.
*******Obviously, he’s a dancer, not a fighter!!!
*******If you’re a man of fighting age, do you really want people to know you left women and children behind??

The Queen Reunites With Great Grandchildren

Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly reunited with several of her family members after recovering from COVID-19.  She spent Sunday afternoon at her Frogmore Cottage on her Windsor estate with Princess Beatrice and her 5-month-old daughter, Sienna, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton and their three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, according to the Daily Mail.  Princess Eugenie, her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their 1-year-old son, August, who reside in Frogmore Cottage, were reportedly not home during the Queen’s visit.  She also returned to her royal duties, hosting two virtual meetings with diplomats nine days after testing positive for the virus, the website reported.  This is the first time her grandchildren have seen the 95-year-old monarch since she tested positive for coronavirus in February.  Buckingham Palace announced at the time that she was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but that she would continue with “light duties.”  “She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement.
*********Hey… if SHE can survive, so can we!!
*****She survived the COVID, but her kids are KILLING her!!
******Nobody puts Queenie in the corner!!!!
****Charles keeps putting toys all around, hoping she’ll trip on ’em!!!
*******She’s so old, when she goes in for an x-ray, they just hold her up to the light!!

The Batman Pulled In Russia

Warner Bros. announced Monday that it would be halting all its theatrical releases in Russia, including “The Batman,” amid Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The move comes as Russia escalated its offensive Tuesday by bombing Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, and dispatching a 40-mile-long convoy of tanks and other equipment to Kyiv.  “In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is pausing the release of its feature film ‘The Batman’ in Russia,” the studio said in a statement, per the Hollywood Reporter. “We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. “We hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to this tragedy.”  It was slated to premiere in Russia on Tuesday. Other scheduled Warner Bros. releases in the country included “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (April 14) and the comic book cartoon “DC League of Super-Pets” (May 19).  The decision comes as other Hollywood studios nix their projects from Russia amid the ongoing conflict. Disney started the trend last month after delaying its major releases in the country, most notably the latest Pixar film “Turning Red.”
******If Batman had any balls, he’d go in there and solve this thing!!
*****Of course, Putin immediately pulled his troops, because he’s dying to see the movie!!
****We’ve seen the reviews. They should let the Russians see the film.. as punishment!!

Twisted Sister Approves Of Invasion Song

Dee Snider, the lead singer of Twisted Sister, is completely on board with his 1984 hit record “We’re Not Gonna Take It” being used by Ukrainians amid Russia’s invasion — and he said as much in a Twitter post on Saturday.  “I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as their battlecry,” he tweeted.  “My grandfather was Ukrainian, before it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can’t happen to these people again!” added Snider.  Snider sent out the hashtags “F–KRUSSIA” and “F–KPUTIN” in previous Twitter rants and pressed in a tweet on Sunday that his grandfather would stand by Snider’s remarks if he were alive today.  “My Ukrainian grandpa would have been so proud!” Snider tweeted Sunday and reposted a photo of himself donning a “Russia Sucks” button that he says was taken in the late 1970s.
********You’re gonna need more than a song if Putin brings out the big wood!! But… nice gesture!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Lemon Sour On Sex Settlement-(National Enquirer)

Dogged Don Lemon, 56, refuses to settle a lawsuit alleging the CNN host physically and verbally attacked bartender Dustin Hice during a night out in the  Hamptons.  “Don has not only denied the allegations but also wants to go to court to prove his innocence,” spills a source.  “He knows until he is found not guilty in a court of law, there will always be whispers.”

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“For the last week, Canadian Truckers have been blocking the Ambassador Bridge, which links Windsor, Ont., and Detroit.  The bridge carries 25 percent of all trade between the two countries.  America was on the brink of strategic shortage of sexy Ryans!”-Stephen Colbert.

The Power of the Dog got 12 Oscar nominations, which is like 84 in dog nominations.”-Paul Lander.

“Mercedes just unveiled a new concept car that’s made from sustainable materials like mushrooms, cacti and food scraps.  If you thought Tesla owners were annoying, just wait for a guy whose electric car is also vegan.”-Jimmy Fallon.



Guy Finds Big Pearl During Dinner

A New Jersey man dining out with his wife at one of the couple’s favorite restaurants made a surprising discovery inside a raw clam — a large pearl that could be worth thousands of dollars.  Michael and Maria Spressler said they were dining at The Lobster House in Cape May recently when Michael ate the last of his dozen clams on the half shell and felt something hard in his mouth.  “I thought one of my molars cracked,” Michael Spressler told  The couple said they were shocked when Michael spat out the .35-inch pearl.  “He’s eaten dozens and dozens of clams, and we’ve never found anything like that, so it was pretty exciting,” Maria Spressler told KYW-TV.  The Spresslers said they have been eating at The Lobster House for 34 years and never heard of anyone finding a pearl in their clams there.  Sarah Stadnicar, an employee at The Lobster House, confirmed the discovery was extremely rare.  “I have worked here for around 10 years now and I’ve never heard of someone finding one in one of our oysters or clam shells,” Stadnicar said.
*********At least it wasn’t a tooth!!!
*****Why tell anybody?? You should just clam up!!!
********When WE find stuff in our food, it’s never good!!

Woman’s Bank Account Grows In 60 Years

A Scottish woman who rediscovered a bank account she hadn’t touched in over 60 years was surprised to learn her $3.35 balance had ballooned into $335.  Carol Allison, 74, who grew up in the Philippines, said she was visiting her grandmother in Scotland when she was 6-years-old when the older woman helped her open an account at Trustee Savings Bank, which is now TSB.  Allison said her grandmother kept the bank book from the deposit and it was passed down to her when her grandmother died at the age of 80 in 1969.  Allison, who now lives in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, said she recently rediscovered the bank book, and two others, while cleaning her house.  She took the book to the bank and discovered her account was still active. She said the $3.35 she had invested in the bank more than six decades earlier was now $335.  “I was really pleased and thanked my grandmother, under my breath, when they told me I had £250 [U.S. $335],” Allison told the BBC. “They said it had continued to gain interest all that time.”
*******She would have done better with Bitcoin! Just sayin’!!!

Dog Gives Birth To Green Puppy

A Nova Scotia couple whose 3-year-old bulldog gave birth to a litter of eight puppies said they immediately noticed one came out green.  Trevor and Audra Mosher of Middle Sackville said they thought their dog, Freya, was finished after delivering her first seven puppies, but while they were cleaning the canine mother she started to go into labor again.  Freya delivered an eighth puppy, this time encased in a black sac, contrasting with the translucent sacs of its older siblings.  The couple said they initially feared the puppy was stillborn, but they rushed to clean the newborn canine when she started to move.  “We started to dry her off and noticed she was green and immediately again thought there was something wrong. So we googled it, ‘my puppy is green, what’s wrong,’ and apparently it is very rare and it has happened a few times all over the world,” Trevor Mosher told Global News.  The rare discoloration, which has been documented before, is believed to be caused by light-colored puppies coming into contact with the green pigments from bile while in the womb.  “I’m kind of amazed, really. As rare as it seems to be, I feel very lucky to have witnessed it and be a part of it. I know you hear stories about things like that but to be there and witness it, it was good,” Mosher said.  See the pic HERE.
******Good timing!! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up!!
*******The mother said, “I don’t care what color it is!! Get it out of me!!”

Pizza Vending Machine

A California company unveiled a vending machine that uses robotics to make pizzas in about three minutes.  Piestro, based in El Segundo, unveiled a pizza machine that builds pies to the specifications of customers who select their own crust, sauce, cheese and toppings.  The machine has a large window so customers can watch their pizzas being built before they go into a special oven that cooks the meal in about two minutes. The entire process takes about three minutes, the company said. Piestro said it has no plans to make its own pizzas, but pizza brands are now placing pre-orders for the $100,000 machine to bring their products to more places.  “You can have it at an airport, at your school, at your college, at the bottom of your high-rise building,” Piestro CEO Massimo Noja De Marco told KTLA-TV.  See the video HERE.
*********Mmmm… good eatin’!!!
*********NO anchovies, please!!!
TOPIC: What’s the most unusual thing YOU’VE gotten out of a vending machine??







6 Signs Your Date Could Be a Tinder Swindler



  1. They Can Never Meet in Person

Though the Tinder Swindler met his alleged victims face to face, one of the hallmarks of a romance scam is that the person has constant excuses for why they can’t meet in person: They’ll claim to be on a military deployment or working on an oil rig. Or they’re constantly traveling for international business. The pandemic has given scammers even more excuses for not actually meeting.

If you’ve been messaging for weeks or months with someone who still claims they’re unable to meet up in person, that’s a big red flag. Consider moving on with the goal of matching with someone who’s free to meet up for coffee or a drink within the next week.


If your match claims they can’t meet, ask for a virtual date using Zoom or FaceTime. Scammers will often claim tech troubles if you request a video chat.


  1. They Claim to Be Ridiculously Rich

The Tinder Swindler called himself the Prince of Diamonds, claiming he was the son of LLD Diamonds owner Lev Leviev. But anyone can claim to be a wildly successful entrepreneur or heir to a giant fortune. If someone makes an outrageous show of wealth on a dating platform, be very skeptical. Your odds of finding a billionaire on Tinder or Bumble are extraordinarily slim.


  1. Their Pictures Are Generic

Another big warning sign is a single generic-looking photo. It’s easy for scammers to steal someone else’s photos and use them to lure unsuspecting daters. Be wary of any profile where there’s no bio and a single photo, particularly if it looks like a scantily clad model or a photo of someone in uniform, i.e., military fatigues or a doctor’s white coat.


Use Google’s reverse image search to see if someone’s profile picture appears elsewhere. Scammers often steal stock photos that appear on multiple websites.


  1. They Want to Go Straight to Text or Email

It’s not unusual to exchange phone numbers with someone you’ve met on a dating app or website before meeting in person. Still, be cautious about exchanging phone numbers or email addresses right away. Once someone has your number or email address, it’s easy for them to find out tons of personal information about you.

Consider getting a Google Voice phone number or an app that generates a different phone number. You can also set up an email address that doesn’t reveal your last name for the sole purposes of dating.


  1. They Talk About Your Future Early

Scammers will often say they love you or start planning your future together before you’ve ever met. By convincing the match that there’s an instant connection, it’s easier for the scammer to manipulate their victim. Building a real relationship takes time, but that can be difficult to accept, particularly if you feel lonely.


According to, some of the most common buzzwords scammers use are: destiny, fate, love, marriage and email.


  1. They Ask You for Money

The Tinder Swindler convinced the women he allegedly scammed that his life was in danger as the result of business dealings. He claimed he was being monitored. That’s why he needed the women he was dating to send him cash and let him use their credit cards.

At some point, a scammer is going to hit you up for money. But if someone asks you money when you’ve never met or you only met recently, RUN. Under no circumstances should you send them cash, gift cards or crypto. Don’t wire them money or fork over your credit card information. Also avoid investing based on a tip they gave you.

Romance scammers will have elaborate stories of emergencies. They’ll claim they were suddenly hospitalized or that they’re stranded abroad. Because they’ve forged an intense connection quickly, it’s easy to fall prey.

Don’t buy in, no matter how persuasive they are. Discontinue all communication. Report them to the dating app or social media platform where you initially connected.


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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