Solo Prep October 15, 2021

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, more boosters recommended for authorization  

FDA advisers voted to recommend emergency authorization of a Moderna vaccine booster for those at high risk of Covid-19. The same advisers are set to meet today to consider authorizing a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They’ll also discuss whether a mix-and-match strategy of using a booster from a difference vaccine maker is safe and beneficial. Which is good because I’m pretty sure people are already doing that. (Additional Out) No word on whether they’ll ask Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s opinion.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this actor wants fans to stop talking about his body  

Jonah Hill wants fans to stop talking about his body. The 37-year-old Oscar-nominated actor took to his Instagram page to address fans commenting on his weight loss saying ‘I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body. Good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.’ As a general rule you should never read internet comments, it rarely goes well. (Additional Out) Which makes sense because when you tell people ‘You look great now’ what they hear is ‘you used to look terrible.’  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, McDonald’s tests this new healthy option in select cities  

The McPlant burger will soon be available in a few select US cities. A year after announcing plans to introduce the McPlant burger, McDonald’s is ready to test it out. Starting November 3rd the McPlant will be available at McDonald’s restaurants in El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, California, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Irving and Carollton, Texas, and Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Because I’m sure there are tons of vegetarians in Texas and Louisiana. (Additional out) So I guess the Hamburglar approves.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, woman narrowly missed by a meteorite  

A Canadian woman is lucky to be alive after a meteorite crashed through her roof and into her bed, landing just inches from her head. A loud bang and showering debris awoke Ruth Hamilton recently. The resident of Golden, British Columbia then found a space rock the size of a melon lodged between her pillows. Hamilton has sent the rock to scientists for examination, but would like to keep it as a souvenir when they’re done. Unless of course it turns out to be a Boeing bomb, IE frozen poop from an airplane. (Additional out) Good luck explaining that to your insurance company.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Snapchat is the favorite social media platform among young Americans and its still growing in popularity. In a new survey more than 1 in 3 teens said Snapchat is their favorite social media app, followed by TikTok and Instagram. Only 2% cited either Twitter or Facebook. What about you, what’s your favorite and least favorite social media sites?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at how long did most of us do this each day during the pandemic? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] A new study by researchers at UCLA found that Americans drank and smoked more, exercised less and logged more screentime during the pandemic. Alcohol consumption increased by 23%, smoking by 9% and exercise fell by almost a third. According to their findings how long did 80% of Americans look at their screens for each day?  

A: 2 hours  

B: 3 hours  

C: 4 hours  

Answer: C, 80% of Americans looked at a screen for more than four hours a day during the pandemic. Or at least they pretended to look at their screens to get a break from their family.  

[DIY Feature] Fast Five Fridays: If you can name five in five seconds you’ll win _________. Call for your chance to win.  

Fast Five Friday Topic:  Vampires  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the last 10 films Steve Martin has acted or appeared in (The Pink Panther 2, The Pink Panther, Shopgirl, Bowfinger, A Simple Twist of Fate, L.A. Story, Roxanne, The Three Amigos, The Jerk Too, The Man With Two Brains)  

Name 5 of the top 16 Steve Martin movies according to Looper dot com (Parenthood, Little Shop of Horrors, Roxanne, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Bowfinger, The Spanish Prisoner, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All o fMe, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, L.A. Story, Pennies From Heaven, Grand Canyon, Father of the Bride, Shopgirl, The Man with Two Brains, The Jerk)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) FDA advisers voted to recommend emergency authorization of a Moderna vaccine booster for those at high risk of Covid-19. The same advisers are set to meet today to consider authorizing a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They’ll also discuss whether a mix-and-match strategy of using a booster from a difference vaccine maker is safe and beneficial. No word on whether they’ll ask Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s opinion.  

2) Jonah Hill wants fans to stop talking about his body. The 37-year-old Oscar-nominated actor took to his Instagram page to address fans commenting on his weight loss saying ‘I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body. Good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.’ Which makes sense because when you tell people ‘You look great now’ what they hear is ‘you used to look terrible.’  

3) The McPlant burger will soon be available in a few select US cities. A year after announcing plans to introduce the McPlant burger, McDonald’s is ready to test it out. Starting November 3rd the McPlant will be available at McDonald’s restaurants in El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, California, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Irving and Carollton, Texas, and Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Because I’m sure there are tons of vegetarians in Texas and Louisiana.  

4) A Canadian woman is lucky to be alive after a meteorite crashed through her roof and into her bed, landing just inches from her head. A loud bang and showering debris awoke Ruth Hamilton recently. The resident of Golden, British Columbia then found a space rock the size of a melon lodged between her pillows. Hamilton has sent the rock to scientists for examination, but would like to keep it as a souvenir when they’re done. Unless of course it turns out to be a Boeing bomb, IE frozen poop from an airplane.  

5) A new study by researchers at UCLA found that Americans drank and smoked more, exercised less and logged more screentime during the pandemic. Alcohol consumption increased by 23%, smoking by 9% and exercise fell by almost a third. According to their findings 80% of Americans looked at a screen for more than four hours a day during the pandemic. Or at least they pretended to look at their screens to get a break from their family.  

What’s Your Favorite and Least Favorite Social Media Site?  

Snapchat is the favorite social media platform among young Americans and its still growing in popularity. In a new survey more than 1 in 3 teens said Snapchat is their favorite social media app, followed by TikTok and Instagram. Only 2% cited either Twitter or Facebook. What about you, what’s your favorite and least favorite social media sites? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s your favorite social media site?  

Snapchat  

TikTok  

Instagram  

Facebook  

Twitter  

What’s your least favorite social media site?  

Snapchat  

TikTok  

Instagram  

Facebook  

Twitter

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