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Born on this day!! Singer Taj Mahal is 81. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 74. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 70. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 70. Singer Enya is 62. Actor Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show,” ″The Drew Carey Show”) is 60. Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 60. Actor David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”) is 59. Guitarist O’Dell of Mint Condition is 58. Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 58. Actor Paige Turco (“The 100”) is 58. Actor Hill Harper (“CSI: NY,” ″He Got Game”) is 57. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 54. Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 53. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai is 53. Singer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age is 50. Singer Andrea Corr of The Corrs is 49. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Heroes”) is 49. Singer Kandi Burruss (Xscape) (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 47. Actor Kat Foster (”’Til Death”) is 45. Singer-songwriter Passenger is 39. Dancer Derek Hough (“Dancing With the Stars”) is 38. Actor Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” ″Kim Possible”) is 37. Actor Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) is 35. Actor Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games,” ″Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 33.


1938 – NBC aired the Information, Please! quiz show on the radio for the first time.
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was established when a group of 24 brokers and merchants met by a tree on what is now Wall Street and signed the Buttonwood Agreement.
1875 – The first Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.
1954 – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against segregation in schools in Brown v. Board of Education.
1973 – Televised Watergate hearings opened, headed by North Carolina senator Sam Ervin.
1987 – An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S.S. Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors and wounding 62.
1997 – Laurent Kabila declared himself president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2004 – In Massachusetts, same-sex couples exchanged marriage vows for the first time in the United States.

Today Is: EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Graduation Tassel Day, National Employee Health & Fitness Day, National Juice Slush Day, National Walnut Day, Same Sex Marriage Day, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, World Hypertension Day, World Telecommunications and Information Society Day, World Neurofibromatosis Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – True Lies
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med  /  Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Jeopardy Masters / 9:00 – Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune / 10:00 – The Game Show Show
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Farmer Wants A Wife
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Pine, Dave Burd, the War & Treaty (R 3/27/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Rosie O’Donnell, SUGA (R 5/1/23)
Stephen Colbert: Nathan Lane, Sam Jay (R 1/23/23)
Seth Meyers: Chance the Rapper, Parker Posey (R 5/1/23)
James Corden: Bob Odenkirk, Melanie Lynskey, Tori Kelly (R 3/20/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Ariana Madix
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Clarkson, Trace Lysette
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Mark: Wilmer Valderrama, Chandra Wilson, Monica Mangin
Drew Barrymore: Justin Long (R 9/12/22)
Jennifer Hudson: Wilmer Valderrama, Tarek & Heather El Moussa

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

QUESTION: Didn’t you always want to know what Michael Jackson looked like NAKED?? Well, you’re GONNA know.. because Jane Fonda got a real good look!!


QUESTION: What do you do when your sorority has a member who HAS A MEMBER?? This very large trans woman stares and gets VISIBLY AROUSED!! Awkward???


QUESTION: Who’s making a big SPLASH in Cannes?? Johnny Depp receives a delirious reception as he attends the film festival!! Looks like he really IS back!!!!


QUESTION: Want to find the PERFECT MAN OR WOMAN?? AI has you covered!! After searching the Internet, this is AI’s vision of perfection!!! Work for you????
A majority of images generated showed blonde women with toned, slim bodies and tanned skinMost images of the 'perfect' male showed men with dark hair and eyes and olive-toned skin as well as toned muscles and chiseled jawlines

QUESTION: Can these shoes help you walk SEVEN MILES AN HOUR? They’re called “Moonwalkers,” and they’re a viral sensation on Tik Tok!!! Check it out!!!!!!!!
Shift Robotics founder Xunjie Zhang took to TikTok to share more about the Moonwalkers, which he called "the world's fastest shoes." Since posting the video in January, it has nearly 25 million views.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Embraces His Age (75)… But He’s Not A Fan Of It! (He Hates The “Poodle”)

*****”The Poodle” is an Austrian nickname for the “Budle,” which is the part of your stomach that sticks out! (“Where did THAT come from?”)
*****Now he knows how the rest of us have always felt!!
****Arnold has a new show on Netflix called “FUBAR,” debuting next week. It’s a spy-adventure show (duh)!
******He used to look in the mirror and see “the best-built man,” but now it’s “crap!”
****He’s finally confronting his greatest enemies: time and gravity!!!

Chris Pratt Slammed For Leaving Ex-Wife Anna Faris Off Mother’s Day Post

*******Of course, she never mentions HIM on Father’s Day, so there’s that!!
*****He did mention his wife Katherine, his own mother, and his mother-in-law Maria Shriver!!
*****At least he’s not a rapper!! They renamed the holiday “Push-People Day!!”
*****Of course, everyone had a comment. And that’s what’s wrong with social media!!!
******By the way, Chris stars in the two biggest movies of the year, “Super Mario Bros” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” so he probably doesn’t care what you think!!

Britney Spears’ Sons Are Asking To To Hawaii With Their Dad

**********Her kids are 17 and 16, so they still have a year or two to go before they can live wherever they want without asking!!
********She hasn’t seen the kids in over a year, but… she’s been busy!!!
******TMZ is basically making a living off Britney right now, so they hope she has to go to court!!

Jamie Foxx Is Recovering In A Rehab Center In Chicago

******We didn’t think he was playing pickleball!!!
****We hear it’s gonna be a long road back.. but we hope he makes it!!

Priscilla Presley Reaches Settlement Agreement Over Lisa Marie’s Estate

******So for those who don’t know: Priscilla was married to Elvis, Lisa Marie was her daughter who inherited the estate, and Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones and the Six”) is Lisa Marie’s child.
******Elvis and Priscilla divorced a long time ago, the estate was passing to his only child, with Priscilla as trustee.
*****After Lisa Marie died, her will removed Priscilla as trusty and gave everything to Riley. Got all that??
*****Priscilla alleged that the will was not signed and notarized properly, and that Lisa Marie’s signature was faked!! So, they settled with her!!
BASICALLY, Priscilla gets all the cheeseburgers and peanut butter and banana sandwiches!! Riley gets America’s tackiest home, Graceland!!



Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“There’s a new song by Drake and The Weeknd that wasn’t made by Drake or The Weeknd-it was created by artificial intelligence.  And the scariest part is a Drake AI sounds almost as sad as the real Drake.”-Jimmy Kimmel.

“A group of hikers in Great Britain had to be rescued when they got lost after taking psychedelic mushrooms.  More embarrassing?  They never actually left the house.”-Colin Jost.

“Netflix is ending their DVD-by-mail service. I’m sorry to break this news to both of the people still using it.”-James Corden.




Mother and Daughter Graduate College Together From Central Texas College

****Mom’s 50, the daughter is 25. Rumor has it they were also dating the same professor!!
*******They’re a team. This is the 5th degree they’ve achieved together!!
****They even write each other notes to get out of class!!
*****They’re coming back next year for their Ph.D. program, so they obviously have way too much and time on their hands!!

Nigerian Chef Cooks For Over 87 Hours Straight, Aiming For A World’s Record!

******And she did while Gordon Ramsey was screaming at her!!
********A couple of times, she layed dawn and popped in a TV dinner!!
*****The food was fresh, but she wasn’t!!

Colorado Man Tries To Blame His Dog For Speeding To Avoid DUI Arrest. He Switched Places With Pooch!!

*******When the cop pulled him over, he put the dog behind the wheel and switched to the passenger seat!! “I wasn’t driving!!”
****Police say “He showed signs of drunkenness!!” What was your first clue??
********The dog said, “I’m innocent!! I can’t even drive stick!!!”

Angry Swam Of Bees Terrorize L.A. Neighborhood; Two People Go To The Hospital

*****We thought all the bees were DEAD!! Apparently not!!
****Cops rushed to the scene and conducted a sting!!
*********Professional bee removers took ’em away!!!
******We would have gotten a 50-gallon drum of Raid!!!








The 8 Biggest Predictors You’ll Be Happy At Your Job


  1. They have more control over how they get their work done.

What most of us really want from work is just autonomy. In a 2016 study of more than 2,000 people published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers found that the kind of power people most desired was not the power to be a boss telling others what to do, but simply the ability to have more autonomy over how their workdays went.  In one of the thought experiments in the study, the majority of participants were much more likely to reject a management promotion that would give them more influence within their company if it meant giving up more autonomy to do what they wanted when they wanted ― even when both options had the same pay.  “The desire for power is born not of a desire to be the master of others, but to be master of one’s own fate and domain,” the study concluded.  Of course, sometimes autonomy at work can be harder to get, depending on where you work and who you work for. Kevin Hoff, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University who researches job satisfaction, said professionals can negotiate for more autonomy, but it can be dependent on the trust you have with a boss.  “A lot of it also depends on your supervisor,” he said. “And if you have a good supervisor, then a lot more becomes possible.”

  1. They value work/life boundaries and they stick to them.

Similar to prioritizing autonomy, flexibility is not just a nice-to-have — it can be critical for feeling satisfied and in control of one’s career. Part of having this control means setting and enforcing work/life boundaries.  Career coach Jasmine Escalera shared that when thinking about needing more flexibility, it’s important to connect that to what you actually want to do with that extra time. “Sometimes we’ll kind of say, ‘I want more flexibility,’ but we don’t have the purpose behind it,” she said. The people who are most successful with achieving flexibility are also able to let their teams know that it’s a priority.  Escalera shared the example of a client who has a wrap-up alarm go off every day at 4:30 p.m. because she wants to spend more time with her family. “The alarm is her reminder that for the next 30 minutes she’s going to wrap everything up, she’s going to write out her task lists for the next day and she’s going to start making her rounds with her staff members … so that by 4:59 she’s out the door.”  “What was really smart about the process was that she communicated it to other people,” Escalera continued. Enforcing boundaries can be hard, but it’s necessary for building a life that is true to what you want inside and outside of work.

  1. They have the freedom to experiment and make mistakes.

You cannot find satisfaction in your work if you’re always worriedly looking over your shoulder.  “In my experience coaching hundreds of [Black, Indigenous and people of color] leaders, training thousands more, and being a people manager myself, I believe that having a work environment that nurtures the psychological safety for professionals to be their authentic selves at work, and to be creative, to experiment, to make mistakes and to have the ability to learn from those mistakes without shame, embarrassment or punishment, is critical for having fulfillment in the work we dedicate ourselves to,” said Nadia De Ala, founder of Real You Leadership, a group coaching program for women of color.  Psychological safety means that you are comfortable talking about difficult topics, like calling out mistakes or failing, without fear of being punished.  “Psychological safety is the belief that I’m free to speak up. I’m free to share bad news. I’m free to ask for help when I’m in over my head,” management researcher Amy Edmondson, who studies the topic, previously told HuffPost. “If you’re trying to get challenging, ambitious work done, you want high standards and psychological safety.”

  1. They have work friends or people they can lean on.

Having someone you can confide in and roll your eyes with across a meeting can make all the difference with how you feel about your workday. “If you have one person that you know is really clearly on your team and you can understand each other,” then that can change the satisfaction you hold toward your job, Hoff said.  Research backs this up. In a Gallup survey of more than 195,600 employees in the U.S., the professionals who said they had a best friend at work also reported being the most committed to and engaged with their jobs.  But you do not need a work BFF to make that helpful positive connection. Simply being friendly and open to others makes them feel comfortable working with you, and that can help your workday go a little easier, career experts say. In fact, just having a support network apart from the people you work with can be helpful for understanding what satisfaction means for you.  “Your professional community is also there to help you do these reflections and to contemplate what career satisfaction means to you and to help you identify the steps to obtain it,” Escalera said.

  1. They get good feedback on how they are doing.

Hoff said one of the strong predictors of job satisfaction is whether you get job feedback, citing a job characteristics theory developed by organizational psychologists Richard Hackman and Greg Oldham.  In it, the researchers found that employee satisfaction depended on five factors: varying tasks, defined tasks with a clear beginning and end, employees feeling like their role has meaning, employees having autonomy, and job feedback.  In some ways, getting job feedback can influence the other satisfaction factors, such as feeling your duties have meaning. “Knowing from your supervisor that you are doing a good job — it removes some of the uncertainty in terms of why you’re doing what you’re doing and how you can do it better,” Hoff said.  Although some bosses are better at proactively giving feedback, you can also be the one to seek it out if you are not getting what you are looking for. Asking for actionable advice is one way to help build better feedback loops with your bosses or other stakeholders, De Ala said.  “Be more specific about the growth you seek and how your peers and stakeholders can help you make a bigger impact in your role,” she said.  “Don’t ask, ‘How else can I grow as a product manager?’” De Ala advised. “Instead ask questions that move you forward and show the importance of investing in your potential: ‘I want to keep growing in my technical skills, because I know that’s my growth edge and I want to make a bigger impact in my role. So far, I’ve tried X, Y and Z. What project do you think I should take on to reach my next level in the next six months?’”

  1. They are able to seek out new opportunities that keep work fresh and interesting.

When tasks are varying and not monotonous, employees are more likely to be satisfied, Hackman and Oldham’s theory found.  “There’s a beauty in a consistent and constant rhythm, too, but I think most people want to learn new things, grow their skillsets, and expand in their roles to evolve as a professional and as a human,” De Ala said. “There’s less opportunities for growth and career advancement if the status quo stays the same and your role lacks any variability.“  Asking for more variability could mean asking to be the front-of-room leader in more team meetings, taking on stretch projects, or getting a mentee or mentor, De Ala offered as examples. “The first step is to name what you want and ask what’s possible, then take it from there,” she said.

  1. But they also understand that interesting work is not the only factor to consider when taking a job.

Career satisfaction is not wholly dependent on actually being passionate about the work you do, research published in 2020 found.  In the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Hoff and his fellow researchers systematically reviewed data conducted between 1949 and 2016 on the link between interest fit and job satisfaction, and they found that people who are more interested in their jobs tend to be slightly more satisfied in them, but other factors like pay, your employer and colleagues mattered too for job satisfaction.  “The takeaway is not to ignore your interests, but I think it’s maybe just to consider it as one factor among many,” Hoff said, giving the example of how a daily, hourlong commute to work versus a 15-minute one can make a big difference in one’s job satisfaction.  Managers can make or break your experiences, too. For example, if you have had a terrible boss, you know all too well why a supervisor can matter so much. “You could be doing work you love and have a shitty boss and be completely not happy,” Escalera said. In this way, sometimes maintaining satisfaction with your job can mean knowing when it’s time to quit it, even when it’s work you love doing.

  1. They do regular check-ins with themselves.

Ultimately, one of the pillars for career satisfaction is simply being open to regularly reflecting on what you really want out of it.  “When we think about finding that fulfillment or finding what satisfaction means to you in your career, it’s important to first tap into, ‘Well, what does that mean for me today based off of the life that I have?’ And allowing for ourselves to revisit that as we grow in our careers and as our life just naturally progresses,” Escalera said.  In other words, being satisfied with your job means being curious about what you value, and being open to your answers changing over time. “I have so many people who say, ‘I don’t feel valued.’ And when I ask them, ‘Well what does value mean to you?’ they have no definition of it,” Escalera said.  Being in the driver’s seat of your career means listening to what you want instead of what others think would be best for you. Once you are confident about what you most prioritize in your next job, you are one mile closer to building a career that satisfies you.


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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