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Born on this day!! Singer Frankie Valli is 89. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 77. Singer Mary Hopkin is 73. Singer Christopher Cross is 72. Drummer Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 66. Keyboardist David Ball of Soft Cell is 64. Country singer Shane Minor is 55. Actor Amy Ryan (“Bridge of Spies,” ″The Office”) is 55. Actor Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire,” ″Nurse Jackie”) is 53. Music producer-actor Damon Dash is 52. Bassist John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band is 52. Actor Marsha Stephanie-Blake (“When They See Us”) is 48. TV personality Willie Geist (“Today”) is 48. Actor Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) is 48. Actor Dule’ Hill (“Psych,” ″The West Wing”) is 48. Country singer Eric Church is 46. Actor Tanya Wright (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 45. Dancer Cheryl Burke (“Dancing With the Stars”) is 39. Singer Michael Kiwanuka is 36. Actor Zoe De Grand Maison (“Orphan Black”) is 28. Rapper Desiigner is 26.


1937 – Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.
1948 – The Shelley v. Kraemer Supreme Court decision stated that it is unconstitutional for a court to enforce a restrictive covenant which prevents people of a certain race from owning or occupying property.
1979 – Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England.
1986 – At the age of 54, legendary horse jockey Bill Shoemaker became the oldest person to win the Kentucky Derby, riding Ferdinand to victory.
1999 – Kansas and Oklahoma were hit by an outbreak of more than 55 tornadoes, including one measured at F5 on the Fujita scale.
2001 – The United States, a member of the UN Human Rights Commission since its inception, lost its seat. It would be restored the following year.
2003 – New Hampshire’s symbol, the granite Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed in the state’s Franconia Mountains.

Today Is: Garden Meditation Day, Great American Grump Out, Lumpy Rug Day, National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Bike and Roll To School Day, National Special-abled Pets Day, National (Deaf) Interpreter Day, National Skilled Trades Day, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, Paranormal Day, Project ACES Day, Public Radio Day, SAN (Storage Area Network) Architect Day, Sun Day, Wild Koala Day, World Press Freedom Day, World Textile Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – True Lies
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med  /  Chicago Fire  / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The Conners / 8:30 – The Goldbergs / 9:00 – Not Dead Yet / 9:30 – Not Dead Yet / 10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Farmer Wants A Wife
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Live with Kelly and Mark: Chris Pratt, Abby Ryder Fortson

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

QUESTION: Does WHERE you live determine how LONG you’ll live?? Here are the 25 U.S. counties with longest lifespans!! (One with 25 EXTRA years!!!!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: Is this the BEST WEDDING SPEECH EVER?? His sister is the bride, and he roasts her in a viral video that so far has 7 MILLION views!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


QUESTION: Can you hear me NOW??? Scientists say that aliens could MAP THE EARTH using CELLPHONE TOWERS!! And they might just make a PHONE CALL!!!!!!


QUESTION: You mean this REALLY HAPPENS?? A woman in China is shocked to find out she has SPIDER IN HER EAR… and.. it’s living there with its BABIES!!
The woman had initially arrived at hospital with a suspected case of tinnitus but it was soon exposed to be much worse

QUESTION: Has she had more rematches than ROCKY?? Here’s the couple that fans would like to see BACK TOGETHER: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson!!!!
Usher, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian

Writers Guild Strike Brings Many Shows To A Grinding Halt!

****Wait. Someone actually WRITES THIS CRAP??
*****These late night shows should seize the opportunity to fire everyone on their writing staffs. Because they all suck!!
*****It’s not a good time to have a writers’ strike. These days, they can all be easily replaced by ChatGPT!!! (Is there a clause in their contract saying producers can’t use AI to write scripts??)
*****Our show has two writers: “copy” and “paste!”
TRUE STORY: Way back when WABC AM in New York switched from “variety programming” to Top 40 , the musicians union was so string they forced ABC to keep on musicians union member on staff to HANDLE THE VINYL RECORDS!! No one could pick up a record except for that individual. After it was dubbed onto tape, they could then do anything they wanted. Unions were strong!!

Jerry Springer’s Celebration Of Life To Take Place In Cincinnati

*****We’re gonna come late, just in time to catch the chair-throwing!!
*****One by one, the assembled people will get up and give him a piece of their minds!!
********After the ceremony, they’ll inform his son that Jerry is not his real father!!
***Jerry is survived by his wife, one child, Maury Povich and Oprah!! 

Dancing With The Stars Returning To ABC, Will Still Stream Live On Disney+

********They just discovered a new bunch of “stars!!!”
********They’re already scraping the bottom of the Tik Tok barrel.. how much lower can they go??
*****They’re saying the show picked up a whole new generation of viewers on Disney+! That sounds like BS!! The only way to get Disney+ viewers to watch “Dancing” is to get the Mandalorian to dance with Baby Yoda!

American Idol Announces Replacements For Katy Perry and Lionel Richie: Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette

*********Ed can’t wait!! It’s an opportunity to steal material from a whole new generation!! (too soon?)
*******The contestants will be singing Alanis’ songs after she mentors them (true)! Then all the woman will dump their boyfriends and husbands!!
*****It’s only temporary. Katy and Lionel are singing at King Charles III’s coronation party!!
*****What happens if the fans like Alanis and Ed more than Katy and Lionel??

King Charles and Camilla Coronation Robes Announced

********Charles will be wearing an Uggs robe with a hoodie attached!!
*******Camilla got her robe at Victoria’s Secret.. it’s crotchless!!
********Charles was overheard singing, “Don’t you worry about a thing, mummy’s dead and I’m the king!!”
ACTUALLY, Charles will wear his grandfather’s robe, which is over 90 years old. Camilla will wear Elizabeth’s Robe of State, which is 70 years old!! We hope they don’t have a “wardrobe malfunction!!”
****No word on what they’ll be wearing later for “post-coronation sexy time!!”



Perfect Match-(Us Weekly)

There’s no denying that Nicolas Cage’s wife of two years, Riko Shibata, is someone special.  “Nic’s found a woman who finally gets him,” an insider says of the actor, 59, who’s been married five times.  “Riko brings out the best in him,” adds a source, noting that they’re open to giving 7-month-old daughter August a sibling.  “They love their little family.”



The craziest thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding!
Favorite Star Wars catchphrase (tomorrow is May the 4th)



Woman Is Able To Rotate Her Foot 171 Degrees! Gets A World Record!!

*******She can almost fully rotate her foot?? (She’s a figure skater)
****This means she can kick your ass no matter where you are in the room!!
******You are what you eat. And she’s eaten a lot of boneless chicken!!

Unusual Items From Uber’s Lost and Found List Include Pets, Fake Blood, Fog Machine And A Light Saber

*****The most forgetful were Jacksonville, Fla and Palm Springs (old folks)!!
1. Danny DeVito Christmas ornament

2. MY DOG IS IN THE CAR!!! A toy poodle.

3. Blue cap that says ‘i love the smell of jet fuel in the morning’

4. Fog machine

5. Some bowling rags

6. Ankle monitor

7. My unicycle

8. 16 oz of fake blood

9. A printer and remote-controlled vibrator

10. A pin with Jesus holding slice of pizza

11. Small camping stove and my funeral pamphlets

12. Stainless steel gua sha tool

13. Cat collar that says ‘Maui’ on it

14. My calculator and my tacos

15. Small stone carved whales

16. Sentimental green pen

17. Statue of Liberty green foam crown

18. A lightsaber

19. Tamagotchi, light blue, egg shaped. And nuts.

20. My hamsters are in her car

21. Hermes scarves

22. 1/2 a gallon of Fireball Wants Claim Adjustor To Track Crashes In The Fast and the Furious Series, Job Pays $1,000

******The bad part?? You have to watch all ten movies and take notes on every car crash!!
*****Then you have to come up with reasons why the claims should not be paid!!
*****They’ll also pay your streaming bill for the first nine movies and buy you tickets to see the 10th!!!

A Million Bees Escape From Truck During Crash On Florida Highway

*********The driver said, “That one’s gonna sting!!”
******They call it “drivin’ the hive!!”
******Bee cowboys came to the scene and rounded ’em up!!








10 Things I Won’t Do At Hotels After Working As A Hotel Housekeeper


  1. I won’t leave the ‘do not disturb’ sign up the whole time.

“After being a housekeeper, I would never leave the ‘do not disturb’ sign up for my whole stay. Maybe the guests think that when we don’t clean the room, it’s easier for us, but when a room has two or three days without cleaning, it’s very dirty.  “I have to rush to clean the room, and it hurts my body. It’s very easy to get an injury. It’s easier for me to clean and refresh the room every day. And if enough guests don’t want housekeeper service, the hotel will tell me not to come to work, and I’ll lose the wages I was counting on that day, even though the cleaning cost is already included in your room rate.” ― Maria Mata, W Hotel San Francisco

  1. I won’t keep telling housekeeping to come back later.

“Things to avoid is wasting their time. Sometimes they will go to the rooms and ask the guests, ‘Oh, do you want service?’ And they will say, ‘Come back later. Come back later.’  “So usually I would recommend people to notify the front desk and let them know what would be the best time for the housekeepers to go to their room. They can request at a certain time, or after a certain time. That way [housekeepers] use their time efficiently and at the same time they keep the guests happy.” ― Cinthia Camilo Vargas, director of corporate services, Stay SoFlo, Florida

  1. I won’t go my whole stay without using daily housekeeping services.

“I would never skip daily housekeeping because I know what it’s like for us housekeepers. Guests might think it helps your housekeeper if you skip getting your room cleaned, but it’s not true.  “When rooms go multiple days without cleaning, they are so much dirtier and harder for me to clean. I’ve opened the door and seen huge piles of garbage, dirty diapers, and rotting food that I have to clean so the room is ready for the next guest. It also means it puts our co-workers out of work because less housekeepers are put on the schedule. But last year we came together with our union where we fought and won back automatic daily housekeeping ― all housekeepers should have it.” ― Antoinette Clerisier, The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

  1. I won’t request more towels than I really need.

“One of the main reasons why I wouldn’t request extra towels if I don’t need it is because it’s a waste. It’s just going to make the ladies or the men who come clean the rooms’ hard job harder.  “Other people could use them. Sometimes people just request them because they see it. We need to stick together and use what we need. If we don’t need it, don’t ask for it.” ― Ronnette Lark, Harrah’s Resort & Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey

  1. I won’t forget to tip.

“After working as a housekeeper, I have learned how to tip well. I hadn’t realized that tips make a big difference for us, because it not only shows appreciation for the work that we do, the money that is left for us could also go to a numerous variety of things. So I will say it would be nice etiquette to leave $5 or $10 each day of your stay because different housekeepers might clean your room each day; you don’t want to wait until you check out to leave a tip.  “In working in this field, I’ve witnessed that the housekeeper who does your checkout may not have been the housekeeper to service your room during the time of your stay, which is why I say ‘each day.’

“But all in all, working in hospitality has personally taught me to never not leave a tip of at least $10 no matter where I go, since I particularly look forward to putting my tips in my emergency fund or taking my daughter for a special treat.  “I know other coworkers may use this money for a means of transportation day to day, or as a way to get a quick meal after a long day of work. So next time you stay at a hotel or eat at a restaurant, please consider these things and leave a tip!” ― Cameron Thomas, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

  1. I won’t forget to mention my housekeeper if I leave a good review.

“Some of the hotels will pay attention to, like, Tripadvisor or Expedia, so if [guests] know the names of their housekeepers, it’s always good that they mention them on their reviews if they will leave a review, because usually housekeepers don’t get mentioned.  “You see the review saying, ‘Oh, the front desk agent, or this person or this manager helped me out with this,’ but they never mentioned the housekeepers.” ― Camilo Vargas

  1. I won’t work without proper protective equipment.

“One thing my team and I won’t do is handle hazardous materials without proper protective equipment, so as not to expose ourselves to any potential health risks or dangers.  “For example, if we were to come across any blood or bodily fluids, we wouldn’t clean it up without wearing personal protective equipment like gloves and a mask. We would also report this to the appropriate authorities first before cleaning anything up. It’s really important to follow the proper protocols and procedures for disposing of hazardous waste.” ― Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, president of ServiceMaster of Lake Shore, a cleaning and restoration company in Chicago

  1. I won’t work without a panic button.

“I would never work without a panic button. Back in 2018, my union negotiated for every housekeeper to get a GPS-enabled safety button, which is so important. As housekeepers, we usually work alone in the hallways and guest rooms, so if something happens to us and we call out for help, maybe nobody would hear.  “The safety button makes me feel much safer, because I know that somebody will help me if I am in danger.” ― Flora Matias, Hilton Doubletree Alana Waikiki, Honolulu

  1. I won’t leave a big mess for the hotel housekeeper to clean up.

“When I stay at hotels, I make an effort to keep my room fairly neat so housekeeping doesn’t have to spend too much time tidying up after me or my family. If I’m traveling with kids and they make a mess, like when they eat dinner and leave crumbs all over the floor, I usually ask for a vacuum and try to clean it up myself. “I’m always careful to throw my trash in the trash bins, too ― it’s surprising how often people just leave their garbage on the floor. It’s all about being considerate.” ― Rodriguez-Zaba

“After working as a housekeeper, I would never leave a huge mess in the room at checkout. I wouldn’t leave trash all over the room, I’d gather it all in one place. It also helps us if the guest piles the towels all together, so I don’t need to bend down so many times to pick them up. “The other day I cleaned a room where they had had a party and they had left balloons all over. First I had to pull them down, and then pop and deflate each one. And they left drinks everywhere, too. When I have dirty rooms like that, I’m almost running to get through my shift, and I worry that I’ll injure myself or fall. At the end of a day like that, I’m very tired. I can’t have a family life or a social life because I’m already out of energy.” ― Mata

  1. I won’t leave my personal stuff in the way during my hotel stay.

“I try to store my personal belongings out of sight ― whether that’s in drawers, closets, or suitcases to make it easier for housekeeping staff to clean the room without having to move my items. This actually helps them do their job easier, and it also cuts down on the chances of them accidentally damaging or losing my items.” ― Rodriguez-Zaba


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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