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Born on this day!! Actor Joanna Pettet (“Knots Landing”) is 80. Actor Steve Railsback is 77. Actor David Leisure (“Empty Nest”) is 72. Actor Miguel Sandoval (“Medium”) is 71. Actor Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) is 64. Drummer Mani of Stone Roses is 60. Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 59. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 58. Actor Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist”) is 58. Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 56. Actor Lisa Bonet is 55. Actor Tammy Lauren (“Wanda at Large,” ″Martial Law”) is 54. Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 53. Actor Martha Plimpton is 52. Actor Missi Pyle (“Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) is 50. Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal is 45. Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 43. Actor Kimberley J. Brown (“Halloweentown”) is 38. Singer Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted is 34. Comedian Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”) is 29. Actor Casey Moss (“Days of Our Lives”) is 29. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“Heroes,” ″My Wife and Kids”) is 27.


1933 – The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.
1864 – General Sherman and his troops began their “March to the sea” during the Civil War.
1907 – Oklahoma became the 46th state.
1973 – President Nixon signed the bill authorizing the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
2004 – President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state.

Today Is: GIS Day, International Day for Tolerance, National Check Your Wipers Day, National Educational Support Professionals Day, Teddy Bear Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Survivor  /  9:00 – The Amazing Race /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
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 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – LEGO Masters
CW – 8:00 –  DC’s Stargirl  /  9:00 – Kung Fu

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Kumail Nanjiani, P!nk
Jimmy Fallon: Anya Taylor-Joy, Glen Powell, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen
Stephen Colbert: Michael Shannon, Tig Notaro
Seth Meyers: John Leguizamo, Zoe Kazan, Paolo Nutini, Arjuna Contreras
James Corden: Idina Menzel, James Marsden, Beth Orton
Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Barlow, Amber Tamblyn
The Talk: Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Dustin Milligan, Karan Soni
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jessica Chastain, Shangela
Kelly Clarkson: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Misty Copeland
Tamron Hall: Fat Joe, Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela, Eureka
Drew Barrymore: Ina Garten, Zosia Mamet
Jennifer Hudson: Tichina Arnold, Jaren Lewison

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

QUESTION: Does this mean she’s still a CHRISTMAS COMMONER? Mariah Carey’s application to register “Queen of Christmas” as a trademark has been REJECTED!!


QUESTION: Tired of having to WALK AROUND THE OFFICE? Then you’ll want the new VW Electric Office Chair, with a top speed of 12.5 mph, 7.5 mile range and HEADLIGHTS!


QUESTION: Are these the rules for a happy marriage? Tik Tok newlyweds get flack for “sharing all passwords and no secrets,” and “no time alone with the opposite sex!!”


QUESTION: Wondering how PETE DAVIDSON gets all those hot babes?? Body language expert says his “Alpha Vibe” and “edginess” make him like “catnip!!!”
Ratajkowski was first linked to Davidson after a wild internet rumor claiming the pair were seen 'all over each other' went viralDavidson pictured on September 20, 2022, in New York. He has most recently caught the eye of newly-single model Emily Ratajkowski

QUESTION: What were they THINKING?? Jeopardy gets slammed after Miyam Bialik reads an extremely insensitive and inappropriate clue!!! (this time, we AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Fans slammed the clue.

Yellowstone Gets Big Premiere!

About 12.1 million viewers tuned in for the Season 5 premiere of Paramount’s contemporary western, Yellowstone.  Samba TV said the number makes Kevin Costner’s epic family drama the top scripted series premiere of the year.  It takes into account the original and encore airings of the program’s airing on multiple platforms Sunday into Monday.  The Season 4 premiere of Yellowstone, which didn’t air as many times that first night, attracted about 11.2 million viewers.  The show about wealthy Montana ranchers co-stars Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham.
*********Kevin Costner doesn’t care whether you like him or not… just keep watching!!!
*****This show is basically “Dynasty” with cowboy hats!!

Len Goodman To Retire From DWTS

Dancing with the Stars” judge Len Goodman announced his retirement during Monday night’s show.  He is stepping away from his position as head judge of the dancing competition show after joining in 2005 for season one. Goodman shared that he plans on spending more time with his grandchildren in the U.K. during his retirement.   “Doing a live show you have to be at the top of your game and quick to react. And as one gets older, then things start to get more challenging,” Goodman told People magazine.  He continued: “I will miss the California sunshine, working with my fellow judges and the camaraderie with everyone on the show. I’ll miss seeing the celebrities developing into dancers and I will miss being part of one of the most successful shows on TV.”  “I haven’t fallen asleep or started dribbling yet on the show, so I thought it’s best to go before I start to do so!”  During the show’s first season, Goodman was joined by Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Both judges still serve on the panel after 31 seasons.  Goodman – who was originally a British ballroom dancer – began his career on “Strictly Come Dancing,” a British version of “Dancing with the Stars.”
*****When you’re so old, your blood type is discontinued… it’s time to step down!!
*****Len puts a mirror under his nose every morning to make sure he’s still breathing!!!!!!
*********His Social Security number is “One!!!”
*****If he needs an X-ray, they just hold him up to the light!!!

Demi Moore Breaks Up With Boyfriend

Demi Moore and her boyfriend, Daniel Humm, have broken up after less than one year of dating, according to multiple reports.  Us Weekly broke the news Monday, with People later reporting that the actress is “in a good place” post-split.  “She’s happy and enjoying her children and her friends,” a source told the magazine.  They debuted their relationship in March.  “They are really hot and heavy at the moment,” an insider told Page Six at the time, noting that the duo had been together for months.  “Daniel works long, hard hours at his restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, but they still often take time to have Demi join him for romantic dinners there,” the source added.  Prior to his romance with Moore, Humm was linked to Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs.
**********We’d go with the Jobs widow.. that’s where the money is!!

Jay Leno’s Injuries May Require Skin Grafts

Jay Leno may need skin grafts after a gasoline car fire left him with third-degree burns.  He spoke to TMZ on Monday from the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, where he is expected to stay for five to 10 days.  Leno broke down the incident with the 115-year-old vehicle he was working on, explaining that a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in the 1907 White Steam Car triggered an explosion.  He credited his friend Dave with saving him after he was set on fire.  He jumped on him and smothered the flames.  The freak accident occurred on Sunday.  Jay has been vocal about his love for classic cars over the years, showcasing his collection on “Jay Leno’s Garage” when the show kicked off in 2014. Leno told the Daily Mail in February 2020 that he got his first car because he wanted to take nude photos of his then-girlfriend.
*********It was nice of Letterman to save his life!!!
*****Jay Leno is once again the “hottest” guy in Hollywood!!

Meghan Markle Defends “Woke” Culture

Meghan Markle admitted to “spoon-feeding the clickbait” by defending the word “woke” in the latest episode of her “Archetypes” podcast.  In the episode, titled “The Audacity of the Activist,” she spoke about words that become “unnecessarily charged” when it comes to women, giving examples such as “feminism,” which she said is “often treated, as taboo, as the F-word.”  “Or the word ‘woke.’ I know I’m saying ‘woke.’ I fully realize I am spoon-feeding the clickbait, but here’s why,” Markle said. “Because ‘woke,’ by definition, means alert to injustice in society, especially racism.”  “Now, what’s loaded or wrong with that? And when you layer a woman into that seemingly anodyne definition, it becomes for many almost disgusting, ‘outrageous,’ they would say, but why?” she continued.  Many critics of Meghan have used the word “woke” to describe her negatively, with some even branding her and Prince Harry as the “King and Queen of Woke.”  “What is so scary about a woman having an opinion as strongly as a man does? And why do we sometimes cower to that? Turtle, as I often say — go back into the safety of our own shell,” Markle said on the podcast.
********”Woke” means being alert to ways in which others are failing, pointing them out and elevating yourself in the process!!
********Woke people understand that God has anointed them to judge not just everyone who is currently alive, but everyone who has ever lived!!
********Does she carry a thesaurus into the studio when doing this thing??
*****All of this is interesting, but what her listeners really want to know are things like: “Is Harry a ginger.. EVERYWHERE???” 

Jeopardy Under Fire For “Gabby Petito” Clue

Brian Laundrie‘s family wants an apology from “Celebrity Jeopardy!” after the show used Gabby Petito‘s murder and Brian’s suicide as a clue.  Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, tells TMZ, “The entire Laundrie family is appalled and concurs with all of the comments on social media on how distasteful this was. I believe an apology is due.”  Social media users were up in arms over a “Celebrity Jeopardy!” clue on Monday’s episode which brought up Gabby and Brian’s deaths.  The clue reads … “In 2021 Fugitive Brian Laundrie Ended His Days In Fla.’s Myakkahatchee Creek Area, Home to These Long & Toothy Critters.” The answer was, “What are alligators?”  Laundrie killed Gabby in Wyoming last year while the former couple was on a cross-country road trip.
****OK… we have no taste, but even WE think that’s in bad taste!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Engaged:  Mel B & Rory McPhee-(People)

On Oct. 28 the Spice Girls alum, 47, revealed that her hairstylist beau popped the question after three years of dating.  “It was very romantic,” she said on the British show Celebrity Gogglebox.



Steve Jobs’ Old Sandals Auctioned Off

A pair of Birkenstock sandals formerly owned and worn by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs were auctioned for more than $200,000.   Julien’s Auctions said the “well-used” brown suede sandals, which were accompanied by an NFT, sold for $218,750.  The auction house said the sandals had been worn frequently by Jobs, who died in 2011.  “The cork and jute footbed retains the imprint of Steve Jobs’ feet, which had been shaped after years of use,” the item description reads.  Jobs was frequently seen wearing Birkenstock sandals in the early days of Apple in the 1970s and 80s.  “Steve Jobs changed the world not only with his revolutionary innovations but with his business leadership style and fashion in wearing sandals,” Darren Julien, CEO and founder of Julien’s Auctions, told CNN. “These beloved Birkenstocks were worn by Jobs as he made history in the making of the Apple computer and were the tech icon’s signature staple.”
*********The freak who bought them is now sniffing the soles!!!
********Steve never changed his mind.. so he didn’t wear “flip flops!!!”
********How about the turtleneck… can we buy THAT???

Earbud Stuck In Man’s Ear For 5 Years

A British man who feared he was going deaf used a home endoscope kit and discovered a piece of an earbud had been stuck in his ear for about five years.  Wallace Lee of Weymouth, Dorset, said he had been experiencing hearing loss for the past few years, and ended up buying a home endoscope kit to see if he could identify the issue.  The tiny camera alerted him to a small white object inside his ear.  “Five years ago when I was visiting my family in Australia I bought these little earplugs that you can put different attachments in, depending on the noise you want to phase out on an aircraft,” Lee told the BBC. “One of these little attachments had lodged in there and it had been in there ever since.”  Lee visited an ear, nose and throat surgeon, who was able to remove the offending object.  “Instantly I could hear everything in the room. The fog that was in my head for all those years went and left — and I could hear perfectly well,” he said.
****Isn’t this why they invented Q-Tips???

Escaped Horse Swims Across The Bay

Authorities in Wisconsin said they captured a loose horse that ran wild on several roads and even swam across a bay.  The Door County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the horse said the animal was a wild mustang and warned members of the public should not attempt to capture it.  The mustang was spotted running loose just after 2 p.m. Sunday in the area of Bay Shore Drive in the Township of Sevastopol, and the horse was then seen swimming across Green Bay to Potawatomi State Park.  The horse was spotted running near multiple other roads before being corralled early Monday morning.  “We would like to send thanks to Jesus ‘Chewy’ Jauregui, who assisted in corralling the mustang,” the sheriff’s office in a Facebook post.
*********In California, when police are chasing a Mustang, it usually winds up on live TV!!!

Neutron Stars Are Like Candy

More than 60 years after they were first discovered, scientists working to understand the structure of neutron stars finally have the perfect point of comparison: chocolate pralines.  Neutron stars, which are formed when a supermassive star collapses, are incredibly compact and dense – physicists describe them as akin to the mass of the sun being compressed into a sphere the size of a large city.  Such extreme conditions cannot be replicated in a laboratory, so researchers have had their work cut out to better understand exactly what makes up a neutron star.  Using hundreds of thousands of so-called equations of state, which aim to describe the stars’ properties, a team at Goethe University Frankfurt made a discovery which gave them their tasty new point of reference.  “Light” neutron stars (with masses smaller than about 1.7 solar masses) seem to have a soft mantle and a stiff core, whereas “heavy” neutron stars (with masses larger than 1.7 solar masses) have a stiff mantle and a soft core.
*********But don’t bite them… you’ll break a tooth!!!
*******Scientists describe the outer layer as “thick,” like Biden’s skull!!”









10 Office Buzzwords You’re Using That Annoy All Your Co-workers (And What To Say Instead)


Like it or not, office buzzwords are contagious, and even though we’re all guilty of using them in a meeting to get our points across, hearing them can secretly irk everyone involved. When pollsters hired by CV Maker asked more than 4,500 people what they considered to be the most annoying corporate buzzword or phrase, these were the top answers:

  1. Synergy
  2. Outside the box
  3. Take ownership
  4. Value-added
  5. Circle back
  6. Reach out
  7. Going forward
  8. Proactive
  9. Takeaway
  10. Make it happen


Career experts weighed in on the types of jargon they personally find most annoying, with advice on how to pick your terms and phrases thoughtfully.


  1. Excessive acronyms can be difficult to parse.

Brown noted, “Acronyms are fine if everyone knows them and you know everyone knows them. But when acronyms extend to everything and you start using them with broader groups, it can quickly become infuriating.“  Brown said that acronyms can be profession-specific, and the problem happens when you assume your colleague knows what you’re saying. Maybe if you’re a business grad, you’ll know that DCF means “discounted cash flow,” but it will be completely baffling to a colleague outside of that field. And maybe if you’re on the marketing team, you’ll know that WOM means “word of mouth,” but you may have to clarify for your engineering team.  Unlike lots of other jargon, he said, acronyms are a type of business buzzword that is hard for employees to deduce. “I can usually intuit what jargon means for metaphors and other words/phrases, but if someone uses an acronym I don’t understand, it’s much more difficult,” he said.


  1. Idioms that are hard to translate can exclude non-native speakers.

For Lawrese Brown, the founder of C-Track Training, a workplace education company, sayings such as “soup to nuts” and “nuts and bolts” are off-putting phrases that she said she hears from older generations.

“These are annoying and confusing because ‘soup to nuts’ is a meal metaphor that means beginning to end, and not only is that reference outdated, but it’s also irrelevant to how most people think of a ‘complete meal’ today,” Lawrese Brown said. “Similarly with ‘nuts and bolts.’ This is a metaphor for building and focusing on the small pieces that bring a process together, but it’s more clear to say that [instead].”  Genduso noted that idioms like “move the needle,” “out of pocket,” “piggyback,” “low-hanging fruit” and “table this conversation” can be “extremely confusing to non-native language speakers because the literal definitions don’t always make sense.“


  1. Sports-related jargon can not only be annoying but exclusionary, too.

Angela Karachristos, a career coach who has worked in human resources, said she finds herself most annoyed by sports-related jargon, like “punt it over,” “it’s a home run,” “who’s on the bench” and “over the finish line.”  “I think they can exclude people and create a boys’ club culture,” she said, noting that she finds gun-related jargon, like “pull the trigger,” “in the crosshairs,” “bite the bullet” and “shoot from the hip,” equally frustrating.  She’s not alone in finding sports-related clichés to be excluding. In a blog post for Textio, an augmented writing platform that analyzes workplace communication, a company data analyst singled out sports-related jargon as a type of communication that hiring teams should be mindful of.  “You write a job post so that the reader can imagine themselves on your team. If you want to appeal broadly, choosing language that requires a specific background puts your culture in a box,” wrote Mikayla Jordan for Textio. “Imagine a job description including ‘You’ll quarterback projects from start to finish.’ If the candidate isn’t familiar with American football, they may not understand what’s expected and fear they won’t fit in.”  If you’re part of a team that uses lots of unfamiliar sports jargon, ask for clarification.  “When a workplace language contains a certain theme, like sports, I would advise an employee to call it out and identify it while also indicating the impact,” Karachristos said. “Something like, ‘I notice we use a lot of sports jargon here. I’m not a big sports fan. What do you mean by the plan being a ‘Hail Mary’?”


You likely won’t be able to go jargon-free, so here’s how to use it thoughtfully.

No matter where you sit on your company’s organizational chart, you will encounter jargon, but the power you hold will influence why you use it.  Zachary Brown, the researcher, said he expects that higher-status professionals will use more jargon than lower-status professionals on average. “This is precisely the reason why jargon is a status signal in the first place and why it gets manipulatively misused,” he said.  So if people at the top of the company make jargon the norm, junior employees may start using jargon, too, because they want to be respected and appear competent. In a series of studies Brown led, he found that low-status professionals were more likely to use jargon when they thought they were being judged.

“When the spotlight [is] on them, their motivation to be respected increases compared to their motivation to be understood, and they’re more likely to use this performative language,” Brown said.

If you’re stuck in a company that is overrun with jargon, try to have it both ways: You can use it fit in to the company culture while over-explaining what you mean.  Brown suggested that people in cliché-filled office cultures communicate with both the jargon term and by rephrasing it in a less jargony way. “It’s redundant and takes longer, but it gets them competence by demonstrating that they know the jargon term, and also the warmth and comprehension by their audience understanding them and not being so alienated by the specific terms they’re using,” he said.


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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