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Solo Prep September 16, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, this year’s most influential people according to Time magazine  

Tim Cook, Billie Eilish, Simone Biles and Alexei Navalny are some of the ‘most influential people in the world’ according to Time Magazine. Time released their annual list along with several covers featuring some of the names at the top. Other people to grace the ‘most influential’ covers this year include Naomi Osaka, Britney Spears and Meghan and Harry. For refusing to carry on a tradition that should’ve ended 50 years ago. (Additional out) After doing that Oprah interview that made Piers Morgan’s head explode.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the booster shot debate continues  

Three reports published yesterday support the argument that booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine would be safe and effective and may be needed. An FDA advisory committee will meet tomorrow to consider Pfizer’s application to offer boosters. A recent FDA review found that an additional shot increased immune response but also that the current regimen still provided strong protection from death and severe illness. I don’t care, boost away, I’ll take a shot every month if it means this stupid pandemic will finally end. (Additional Out) Personally, I’ve been taking booster shots of tequila daily since the Delta variant emerged.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the first electric truck is here and it isn’t Ford, GM or Tesla  

The first all-electric consumer ready pickup is here. Startup truck maker Rivian beat Ford, Tesla and GM by rolling the R1T pickup off the line in a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois this week. The Rivian R1T is priced at $73,000 and has four electric motors, one mounted on each wheel, delivering an impressive 700 horsepower with an 11,000 pound towing capacity. Plus, it looks way cooler than that space truck Elon Musk is making. (Additional out) Meaning it’ll easily pull that boat you bought and used for one summer and then never again.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, some of this year’s finalists for the toy hall of fame  

American Girl Dolls, Battleship and Masters of the Universe are some of the notable toys nominated for the National Toy Hall of Fame this year. The inductees will be announced November 4th and join the exclusive list of 74 toys that have been inducted thus far. Also up for the honor, Risk, billiards, sand, the toy fire engine, Settlers of Catan and Cabbage Patch Kids. I was more a fan of the Garbage Pail Kids but I was a weird child. (Additional out) I’m gonna have to veto Settlers of Catan because it takes roughly four hours to explain to someone how to play it.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin weighed in on an age-old debate during a recent interview, stating unequivocally that a hot dog is in fact a sandwich. The ‘is a hot dog a sandwich’ question has divided the internet for years and I, for one, am on team not a sandwich. What do you think, is a hot dog a sandwich?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how high are they flying? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] For the first time in history, private citizens are orbiting the earth without any professional astronauts on board to help. SpaceX successfully launched a crew of four from Florida last night who’ll circle the plant until Saturday. How high above earth are they orbiting?  

A: 160 miles  

B: 260 miles  

C: 360 miles  

Answer: C, the space tourists are orbiting 360 miles above earth. Or roughly 268 thousand Shaqs above earth.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: Calvin and Hobbes debut in newspapers, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet leader, and this movie hits theaters (Cocoon Clip)  

2nd break clues: Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17, the first mobile pone call is made in the UK, and this show debuted on TV (The Golden Girls Clip)  

Answer: 1985  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Tim Cook, Billie Eilish, Simone Biles and Alexei Navalny are some of the ‘most influential people in the world’ according to Time Magazine. Time released their annual list along with several covers featuring some of the names at the top. Other people to grace the ‘most influential’ covers this year include Naomi Osaka, Britney Spears and Meghan and Harry. For refusing to carry on a tradition that should’ve ended 50 years ago.  

2) Three reports published yesterday support the argument that booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine would be safe and effective and may be needed. An FDA advisory committee will meet tomorrow to consider Pfizer’s application to offer boosters. A recent FDA review found that an additional shot increased immune response but also that the current regimen still provided strong protection from death and severe illness. Personally, I’ve been taking booster shots of tequila daily since the Delta variant emerged.  

3) The first all-electric consumer ready pickup is here. Startup truck maker Rivian beat Ford, Tesla and GM by rolling the R1T pickup off the line in a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois this week. The Rivian R1T is priced at $73,000 and has four electric motors, one mounted on each wheel, delivering an impressive 700 horsepower with an 11,000 pound towing capacity. Plus, it looks way cooler than that space truck Elon Musk is making.  

4) American Girl Dolls, Battleship and Masters of the Universe are some of the notable toys nominated for the National Toy Hall of Fame this year. The inductees will be announced November 4th and join the exclusive list of 74 toys that have been inducted thus far. Also up for the honor, Risk, billiards, sand, the toy fire engine, Settlers of Catan and Cabbage Patch Kids. I was more a fan of the Garbage Pail Kids but I was a weird child.  

5) For the first time in history, private citizens are orbiting the earth without any professional astronauts on board to help. SpaceX successfully launched a crew of four from Florida last night who’ll circle the plant until Saturday. The space tourists are orbiting 360 miles above earth. Or roughly 268 thousand Shaqs above earth.  

Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich?  

Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin weighed in on an age-old debate during a recent interview, stating unequivocally that a hot dog is in fact a sandwich. The ‘is a hot dog a sandwich’ question has divided the internet for years and I, for one, am on team not a sandwich. What do you think, is a hot dog a sandwich? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Is a hot dog a sandwich?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep September 15, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, tributes pour in for this SNL legend  

Beloved comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald passed away yesterday at 61 after a long, private battle with cancer. Fellow comedians took to Twitter to pay tribute to the former Weekend Update anchor, Jim Gaffigan said Norm had ‘a unique, special point of view,’ Conan O’Brien wrote ‘he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.’ David Letterman added, ‘Gone, but impossible to forget.’  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Governor Newsom survives in a landslide  

According to the latest results, California voters rejected removing Governor Gavin Newsom by a margin of 64 to 36 percent. The recall vote had largely become a referendum on Newsom’s handling of the pandemic and strict policies aimed at slowing the spread. But it appears he has easily defeated the recall efforts thanks to a strong Democratic turnout. Beating all 600 of the Republican candidates. (Additional Out) Or massive voter fraud depending on who you follow on Facebook.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, what’s new in the new iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad  

Better cameras, longer-lasting battery and faster processing are the main improvements for the new iPhone 13, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple unveiled four new iPhones yesterday during a virtual event along with a new Apple Watch and iPad. The entire new iPhone 13 line will start shipping on Friday, September 24th. So you can have it in your hands by September 25th and the screen cracked by September 26th. (Additional out) Which works out perfect, because I only have four years left to pay off the last one I got.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, four space tourists are about to get the trip of a lifetime  

Space X will launch four space tourists on a three-day trip into space today. The four, none of whom are professional astronauts, will strap themselves into a capsule atop a 200-foot-tall SpaceX rocket that will blast them into space at up to 17,500 miles per hour. The Inspiration4 mission is the first orbital mission in the history of spaceflight to be staffed entirely by tourists. Previously space travel has been reserved exclusively for highly trained astronauts, billionaires and very confused monkeys. (Additional out) I wonder what the over under is on how many of them will vomit.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll 60% of voters support President Biden’s new vaccine mandates. That number includes roughly 84% of Democrats, 61% of Independents and 33% of Republicans. What do you think, are you in favor of, or opposed to, Biden’s new vaccine mandates?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these should you take per day to live longer? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] At least six times per day my FitBit reminds me how many steps I haven’t taken in the past hour as it tries to keep me on pace for the unattainable, random step goal I set when I bought it. According to two new studies, how many steps should you take per day to live longer?  

A: 6,000 to 7,000  

B: 7,000 to 8,000  

C: 8,000 to 9,000  

Answer: B, the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 steps a day. Roughly 6,900 more than I got per day during the lockdown.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I’ll give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing and the first person to guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you more clues.  

Hint: A place  

Clue 1: One of the original thirteen colonies  

Clue 2: The 4th most populated state in the US  

Clue 3: Originally called New Amsterdam  

Answer: New York State  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Beloved comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald passed away yesterday at 61 after a long, private battle with cancer. Fellow comedians took to Twitter to pay tribute to the former Weekend Update anchor, Jim Gaffigan said Norm had ‘a unique, special point of view,’ Conan O’Brien wrote ‘he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.’ David Letterman added, ‘Gone, but impossible to forget.’  

2) According to the latest results, California voters rejected removing Governor Gavin Newsom by a margin of 64 to 36 percent. The recall vote had largely become a referendum on Newsom’s handling of the pandemic and strict policies aimed at slowing the spread. But it appears he has easily defeated the recall efforts thanks to a strong Democratic turnout. Beating all 600 of the Republican candidates.  

3) Better cameras, longer-lasting battery and faster processing are the main improvements for the new iPhone 13, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple unveiled four new iPhones yesterday during a virtual event along with a new Apple Watch and iPad. The entire new iPhone 13 line will start shipping on Friday, September 24th. Which works out perfect, because I only have four years left to pay off the last one I got.  

4) Space X will launch four space tourists on a three-day trip into space today. The four, none of whom are professional astronauts, will strap themselves into a capsule atop a 200-foot-tall SpaceX rocket that will blast them into space at up to 17,500 miles per hour. The Inspiration4 mission is the first orbital mission in the history of spaceflight to be staffed entirely by tourists. Previously space travel has been reserved exclusively for highly trained astronauts, billionaires and very confused monkeys.  

5) At least six times per day my FitBit reminds me how many steps I haven’t taken in the past hour as it tries to keep me on pace for the unattainable, random step goal I set when I bought it. According to two new studies, how many steps should you take per day to live longer? A) 6,000 to 7,000 B) 7,000 to 8,000 C) 8,000 to 9,000. Answer: B, the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 steps a day. Roughly 6,900 more than I got per day during the lockdown.  

Do You Support the New Vaccine Mandates?  

According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll 60% of voters support President Biden’s new vaccine mandates. That number includes roughly 84% of Democrats, 61% of Independents and 33% of Republicans. What do you think, are you in favor of, or opposed to, Biden’s new vaccine mandates? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Do you support Biden’s new vaccine mandates?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep September 14, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, how much Covid cases in children have risen since July  

Covid-19 cases among US children have risen almost 240% since July, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kids now account for 29% of all cases reported nationwide. Children under 12 are not eligible for a vaccine yet, so advocates are urging parents to get vaccinated to protect their children. I feel bad for these kids, when I was their age all we had to worry about was catching kooties on the playground. (Additional out) As they have been for the past 9 freakin’ months.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, why you should update your iPhone immediately  

Apple has issued an urgent iPhone software update to address a critical spyware vulnerability. The alert comes after independent researchers found the vulnerability had been exploited by notorious surveillance software to spy on a Saudi activist. So, for once I won’t hit the ‘Remind me in 2 days’ button for 2 straight years. (Additional Out) If they spy on me all they’ll see is me watching hours of cat and puppy TikTok videos.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a company is trying to bring back this ancient creature  

An ambitious project to resurrect the wooly mammoth is in the works. The project, led by Harvard geneticist George Church, has secured $15 million in funding to get started. The mammoth disappeared over 10,000 years ago. Is it sad that my first thought is ‘Mmmm, wooly mammoth burger’? (Additional out) This is how it starts, first they bring back the cute furry ones, then someone resurrects a couple of T-Rexes and we all get eaten.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, what the final California recall polls say ahead of today’s vote  

Polls suggest that California Governor Gavin Newsom will survive today’s recall vote. Republicans began laying the groundwork to argue the election was stolen before a single ballot was reported or a victor declared. Monday a link went live on Republican Larry Elder’s campaign site claiming it had ‘detected fraud resulting in Governor Gavin Newsom being reinstated as Governor.’ So some nerd is getting yelled at today for hitting the live button instead of the schedule button. (Additional out) I wonder where he got that idea.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Taco Bell is testing a 30-day taco subscription to create more frequent visits. The ‘Taco Lover’s Pass’ gets subscribers one soft taco, crunchy taco, spicy potato soft taco or Doritos Locos taco per day for 30 days on Taco Bell’s App. The pass costs $5 to $10 per month. What do you think, where does Taco Bell rank and who has the best fast food taco?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what are the odds of winning this? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] The Powerball jackpot is up to 432-million dollars after no one won last night’s grand prize drawing. Before that’s given away there’s another 383-million up for grabs in tonight’s Mega Millions drawing. What are the odds of walking away with either jackpot?  

A: 1 in 102 million  

B: 1 in 302 million  

C: 1 in 502 million  

Answer: B, according to Lottery officials, the odds of winning either jackpot is roughly 1 in 302 million. Basically, the same odds as me putting together Ikea furniture correctly.  

[DIY Feature] Knockout Trivia Tuesday: I’ll ask a question on air, if you call in and correctly answer it you’ll have twenty seconds to answer three more questions to win ________. If no one gets it, we’ll move on to round 2.  

Round 1:  

General question: What was the first toy to be advertised on television? (Mr. Potato Head)  

Follow up questions:  

The name of which African animal means ‘river horse’? (Hippopotamus)  

Riyadh is the capital of what Middle-Eastern country? (Saudi Arabia)  

Jazmine Sullivan and what country singer sang the national anthem at last season’s Super Bowl? (Eric Church)  

Round 2:  

General question: What TV series showed the first interracial kiss on American network TV? (Star Trek)  

Follow up questions:  

What is Earth’s largest continent? (Asia)  

What famous US festival hosted over 350,000 fans in 1969? (Woodstock)  

What is the opposite of matter? (Antimatter)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Covid-19 cases among US children have risen almost 240% since July, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kids now account for 29% of all cases reported nationwide. Children under 12 are not eligible for a vaccine yet, so advocates are urging parents to get vaccinated to protect their children. I feel bad for these kids, when I was their age all we had to worry about was catching kooties on the playground.  

2) Apple has issued an urgent iPhone software update to address a critical spyware vulnerability. The alert comes after independent researchers found the vulnerability had been exploited by notorious surveillance software to spy on a Saudi activist. So, for once I won’t hit the ‘Remind me in 2 days’ button for 2 straight years.  

3) An ambitious project to resurrect the wooly mammoth is in the works. The project, led by Harvard geneticist George Church, has secured $15 million in funding to get started. The mammoth disappeared over 10,000 years ago. Is it sad that my first thought is ‘Mmmm, wooly mammoth burger’?  

4) Polls suggest that California Governor Gavin Newsom will survive today’s recall vote. Republicans began laying the groundwork to argue the election was stolen before a single ballot was reported or a victor declared. Monday a link went live on Republican Larry Elder’s campaign site claiming it had ‘detected fraud resulting in Governor Gavin Newsom being reinstated as Governor.’ So some nerd is getting yelled at today for hitting the live button instead of the schedule button.  

5) The Powerball jackpot is up to 432-million dollars after no one won last night’s grand prize drawing. Before that’s given away there’s another 383-million up for grabs in tonight’s Mega Millions drawing. according to Lottery officials, the odds of winning either jackpot is roughly 1 in 302 million. Basically, the same odds as me putting together Ikea furniture correctly.  

Who Has the Best Fast Food Taco?  

Taco Bell is testing a 30-day taco subscription to create more frequent visits. The ‘Taco Lover’s Pass’ gets subscribers one soft taco, crunchy taco, spicy potato soft taco or Doritos Locos taco per day for 30 days on Taco Bell’s App. The pass costs $5 to $10 per month. What do you think, where does Taco Bell rank and who has the best fast food taco? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Who has the best fast food taco?  

El Pollo Loco  

Del Taco  

Taco Bell  

Jack in the Box  

Qdoba  

Chipotle  

Taco Bueno  

Taco Cabana  

Rosa’s  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep September 13, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, if you missed the VMAs last night here’s what you missed  

Madonna showed off her 63-year-old backside, preshow host Jamila Mustafa threw some shade at Lil Nas X’s outfit, Connor McGregor tried to fight Machine Gun Kelly because he wouldn’t take a picture with him and some awards were given away at last night’s VMAs. Justin Bieber won Artist of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Plus, that guy from the Fyre festival who used to rap presented an award. (Additional out) Plus, we found out Billie Eilish isn’t a J-Lo fan.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, where Tropical Storm Nicholas is heading  

Tropical Storm Nicholas is making its way toward Texas and Louisiana, threatening to drench the region for much of the week and leave some communities flooded. Having slowed to a near stand-still in the Gulf of Mexico, Nicholas could strengthen significantly. A hurricane watch is in effect from Port Aransas to Freeport, Texas, which could see 9 to 12 inches of rain in 48 hours. Can’t be a good sign that it’s mid-September and we’re already on N. (Additional Out) And despite what Luke Bryan says rain isn’t always a good thing.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, pot use is at an all-time high with this age group  

Marijuana use among college-aged adults is at a historic high. In a new poll from the National Institute of Drug Abuse close to half of college students, 44%, reported using pot at some point in 2020. That’s up 6% from the same poll just five years ago. But, in their defense, who didn’t feel like toking up in 2020? (Additional out) That’s not quite radio staff pot use levels, but getting close.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this pop star is officially engaged  

Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Ashgari are engaged. Spears and Ashgari first met in 2016 when he co-starred with Spears in her ‘Slumber Party’ video. The pop legend posted a video on her Instagram account yesterday that sent fans into a frenzy as she showed off her engagement ring. As opposed to what she typically shows off on the Gram. (Additional out) So now we’ll get another twenty Britney documentaries.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: As usual after week 1 in the NFL, fans are over-reacting to the good and bad from opening weekend. Some Green Bay fans believe Aaron Rodgers played bad on purchase just to get traded, Rams fans have fallen in love with Matt Stafford after one good game and it took all of one snap for 49ers fans to call for the benching of Jimmy Garoppolo. What’s your week 1 over-reaction or what’s the biggest week 1 over-reaction you’ve heard so far?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who has the most of these? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Lil Nas X was the big winner at last night’s VMAs taking home multiple awards, including the coveted Video of the Year trophy. Since its inception in 1984, who has won the most overall VMA awards?  

A: Beyonce  

B: Eminem  

C: Madonna  

Answer: A, Beyonce has the most VMAs and it’s not even close, she’s won a whopping 28 of them. 29 according to Kanye.  

[DIY Feature] Name that Movie Monday: I’ll give you a clue and play a short clip, the first person to call in and correctly identify the movie wins ________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to another clue and a slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: Halle Barry and Don Cheadle  

Clue #2: 1998 political satire  

Clue #3: Written, directed and starring Warren Beatty  

Answer: Bulworth  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Madonna showed off her 63-year-old backside, preshow host Jamila Mustafa threw some shade at Lil Nas X’s outfit, Connor McGregor tried to fight Machine Gun Kelly because he wouldn’t take a picture with him and some awards were given away at last night’s VMAs. Justin Bieber won Artist of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Plus, that guy from the Fyre festival who used to rap presented an award.  

2) Tropical Storm Nicholas is making its way toward Texas and Louisiana, threatening to drench the region for much of the week and leave some communities flooded. Having slowed to a near stand-still in the Gulf of Mexico, Nicholas could strengthen significantly. A hurricane watch is in effect from Port Aransas to Freeport, Texas, which could see 9 to 12 inches of rain in 48 hours. Can’t be a good sign that it’s mid-September and we’re already on N.  

3) Marijuana use among college-aged adults is at a historic high. In a new poll from the National Institute of Drug Abuse close to half of college students, 44%, reported using pot at some point in 2020. That’s up 6% from the same poll just five years ago. But, in their defense, who didn’t feel like toking up in 2020?  

4) Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Ashgari are engaged. Spears and Ashgari first met in 2016 when he co-starred with Spears in her ‘Slumber Party’ video. The pop legend posted a video on her Instagram account yesterday that sent fans into a frenzy as she showed off her engagement ring. As opposed to what she typically shows off on the Gram.  

5) Lil Nas X was the big winner at last night’s VMAs taking home multiple awards, including the coveted Video of the Year trophy. Since its inception in 1984, who has won the most overall VMA awards? A) Beyonce, B) Eminem, C) Madonna. ANSWER: A, Beyonce has the most VMAs and it’s not even close, she’s won a whopping 28 of them. 29 according to Kanye.  

NFL Week 1 Over-Reactions  

As usual after week 1 in the NFL, fans are over-reacting to the good and bad from opening weekend. Some Green Bay fans believe Aaron Rodgers played bad on purchase just to get traded, Rams fans have fallen in love with Matt Stafford after one good game and it took all of once snap for 49ers fans to call for the benching of Jimmy Garoppolo. What’s your week 1 over-reaction or what’s the biggest week 1 over-reaction you’ve heard so far? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s the biggest week 1 over-reaction you’ve heard?  

Green Bay fans thinking Aaron Rodgers played bad to get traded  

Rams falling in love with Matt Stafford after one good game  

49ers fans calling for Garoppolo to be benched after he fumbled the first snap  

Cowboys fans talking Super Bowl after they narrowly lost to the Bucs  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep September 10, 2021 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, a newly discovered dinosaur  

Scientists discovered a previously unknown species of predatory dinosaur with shark-like teeth. Belonging to the carcharodontosaur family it would have been the T. rex of it’s day, roaming Central Asia 90 million years ago. It was 22 feet long and weighed more than a ton. Scientists have named it Ulughbegsaurus Uzbekistanensis. Which just rolls right off the tongue. (Additional Out) One day someone with an aptitude for naming things will do us all a favor and go into science.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the new mandates  

100 million Americans including federal employees, all health care workers and private sector employees of companies with 100 or more workers will be subject to the President’s new vaccine mandates. Biden laid out his new six-step strategy to deal with Covid in a speech yesterday, showing his frustration with the unvaccinated saying ‘We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin.’ Angry grandpa mode initiated. (Additional Out) IE put down the cow medicine and do your part.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the first all-teen US open final since 1999  

Relative unknowns Emma Raducanu (Rah-due-cah-new) and Leylah Fernandez will face off in the Women’s US Open final tomorrow. 18-year-old Raducanu advanced to her first major final last night after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece. Now she’ll battle 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez at Arthur Ashe stadium Saturday marking the first major tennis final between teenagers in 22 years. So, if I’ve got my teenage slang down, they’re both ‘baddies’ but only one will be determined to be ‘bussin’ by the end of the match. (Additional) In other words, expect some drama.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this tech company is partnering with Ray-Ban on smart glasses  

Facebook and Ray-Ban have rolled out some smart glasses that actually look cool. The glasses, called Ray-Ban Stories, start at $299 and include high-tech features like cameras, microphones and speakers to capture photos, videos and listen to music. To capture a pic or video you either press a button on the glasses near your right temple or utilize Facebook Assistant and just say ‘Hey Facebook, take a picture’ or ‘video.’ Plus, they look a thousand times better than those dorky Google Glasses nobody bought. (Additional) Take all of my money now, I’m 100% in.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll The NFL’s regular season play kicked off last night with Dak Prescott’s Cowboys taking 44-year-old Tom Brady’s Buccaneers down to the wire. It took a last second field goal to give the defending Super Bowl champs a narrow 31 to 29 win. What do you think, will Tampa Bay repeat as Super Bowl champs this year and, if not, who will win it all this season?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which scary movie came in at number one on this list? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Wanna get paid to watch scary movies? Financial counseling website FinanceBuzz is offering one movie-goer $1,300 to watch 13 scary films. The role requires the ‘Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst’ to wear a FitBit while watching the films so it can monitor the viewer’s pulse. According to a similar study from last year, which horror film came in at number one causing the highest average heart rate for viewers?  

A: Hereditary  

B: Saw  

C: The Babadook  

Answer: A, while Saw and The Babadook caused first time movie watchers to have an average heart rate of 110 to 113 BPM, Hereditary took the top spot with 115 beats per minute. Maybe I’ll watch all three and skip the gym today.  

[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:  M. Night Shyamalan  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the top 10 highest grossing M. Night Shyamalan films (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Last Airbender, Split, The Village, After Earth, Unbreakable, Glass, The Happening, Old)  

Name 5 of the top 10 best M. Night Shyamalan films according to Vulture dot com (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, Split, The Village, Wide Awake, The Visit, Old, Glass, Praying With Anger)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Scientists discovered a previously unknown species of predatory dinosaur with shark-like teeth. Belonging to the carcharodontosaur family it would have been the T. rex of it’s day, roaming Central Asia 90 million years ago. It was 22 feet long and weighed more than a ton. Scientists have named it Ulughbegsaurus Uzbekistanensis. Which just rolls right off the tongue.  

2) 100 million Americans including federal employees, all health care workers and private sector employees of companies with 100 or more workers will be subject to the President’s new vaccine mandates. Biden laid out his new six-step strategy to deal with Covid in a speech yesterday, showing his frustration with the unvaccinated saying ‘We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin.’ Angry grandpa mode initiated.  

3) Relative unknowns Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez will face off in the Women’s US Open final tomorrow. 18-year-old Raducanu advanced to her first major final last night after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece. Now she’ll battle 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez at Arthur Ashe stadium Saturday marking the first major tennis final between teenagers in 22 years. So, if I’ve got my teenage slang down, they’re both ‘baddies’ but only one will be determined to be ‘bussin’ by the end of the match.  

4) Facebook and Ray-Ban have rolled out some smart glasses that actually look cool. The glasses, called Ray-Ban Stories, start at $299 and include high-tech features like cameras, microphones and speakers to capture photos, videos and listen to music. To capture a pic or video you either press a button on the glasses near your right temple or utilize Facebook Assistant and just say ‘Hey Facebook, take a picture’ or ‘video.’ Plus, they look a thousand times better than those dorky Google Glasses nobody bought.  

5) Wanna get paid to watch scary movies? Financial counseling website FinanceBuzz is offering one movie-goer $1,300 to watch 13 scary films. The role requires the ‘Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst’ to wear a FitBit while watching the films so it can monitor the viewer’s pulse. According to a similar study from last year, which horror film came in at number one causing the highest average heart rate for viewers? A) Hereditary, B) Saw or C) The Babadook. ANSWER: A, while Saw and The Babadook caused first time movie watchers to have an average heart rate of 110 to 113 BPM, Hereditary took the top spot with 115 beats per minute. Maybe I’ll watch all three and skip the gym today.  

Who Will Win the Super Bowl This Season?  

The NFL’s regular season play kicked off last night with Dak Prescott’s Cowboys taking 44-year-old Tom Brady’s Buccaneers down to the wire. It took a last second field goal to give the defending Super Bowl champs a narrow 31 to 29 win. What do you think, will Tampa Bay repeat as Super Bowl champs this year and, if not, who will win it all this season? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

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Who will win Super Bowl 2022?  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers  

Buffalo Bills  

Green Bay Packers  

LA Rams  

Baltimore Ravens  

San Francisco 49ers  

Cleveland Browns  

Seattle Seahawks  

Tennessee Titans  

LA Chargers  

Dallas Cowboys  

New Orleans Saints  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep September 9, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, Biden’s new Covid strategy  

President Biden is expected to unveil a plan today that will push for new vaccine mandates and testing programs as part of their revamped approach to end the pandemic. The White House’s six-pronged plan will focus on vaccinating the unvaccinated, booster shots, keeping schools open, increasing testing  and requiring masks, economic recovery and improving care for those with Covid-19. Its all part of their ‘our bad we assumed this would be over by now’ plan. (Additional Out) Then he’ll field a few questions from reporters before yelling at them to get off his lawn.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, what’s different this year as the NFL regular season kicks off tonight  

As the NFL kicks off its 102nd season tonight with the Bucs Cowboys game, fans will notice a few differences this year. The regular season has been expanded to 17 games, the league vowed to crack down on taunting, many different positions can now wear single-digit numbers and for the first time since 2012 at least 3 rookie quarterbacks will start week 1, Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Mac Jones. And I’m sure loyal fans will give them all three or four weeks before turning on them. (Additional Out) Unfortunately two of them play for the Jaguars and Jets so they’ll likely be running for their lives every week.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, this US city was named the world’s best city  

San Fransisco has been crowned the ‘world’s best’ city by Time Out. The international media brand deployed its network of editors from across the world to survey 27,000 global city dwellers and narrow down the list of best cities on the planet. Factors included nightlife, restaurants, cultural highlights, sense of community, environmental initiatives, activism and general friendliness. Which in my experience is best measured when stuck in traffic. (Additional) That or they just threw a dart at a map.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, these four people were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday  

Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Yankees great Derek Jeter closed out a long-overdue afternoon of speeches at the ceremony that had been delayed by the pandemic. Jeter led baseball’s most storied franchise to seven pennants and five World Series amassing 3,465 hits during his 20-year career with the Yankees. Plus, he dated Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson. (Additional) Unfortunately, for 10 of those years he had to play with A-Rod.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll El Salvador’s ‘Bitcoin Day’ didn’t go especially well. The impoverished country’s adoption of bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday was marred by street protests, technical glitches and an extreme drop in the value of the controversial digital currency. All of that could act as a warning to other countries. What do you think, will the US ever accept a digital currency as legal tender and if so, when?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how much did this TV actor make on Cameo last year? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] The actor who played Kevin on ‘The Office’ is the biggest star on Cameo according the CEO Steve Galanis. Brian Baumgartner charges $195 per message on the video-messaging platform. How much did Kevin from ‘The Office’ make on Cameo alone last year?  

A: $500,000  

B: $1,000,000  

C: $2,000,000  

Answer: B, Brian Baumgartner made one million last year on Cameo, he also has an “Office” podcast and a book coming out next month called ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’. I assume his next book will be about milking a bit part for everything it’s worth.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll describe the events of a year and the first person to call in and correctly identify it wins ___________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to more clues.  

1st break clues: NASA deploys the Hubble Space Telescope, Nelson Mandela is released from prison, and this movie hits theaters (Ghost Clip)  

2nd break clues: Saturn cars are launched, the Cincinnati Red beat the Oakland A’s in the World Series, and this show debuted on TV (The Fresh Prince of Bel-AIr Clip)  

Answer: 1990  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) President Biden is expected to unveil a plan today that will push for new vaccine mandates and testing programs as part of their revamped approach to end the pandemic. The White House’s six-pronged plan will focus on vaccinating the unvaccinated, booster shots, keeping schools open, increasing testing  and requiring masks, economic recovery and improving care for those with Covid-19. Its all part of their ‘our bad we assumed this would be over by now’ plan.  

2) As the NFL kicks off its 102nd season tonight with the Bucs Cowboys game, fans will notice a few differences this year. The regular season has been expanded to 17 games, the league vowed to crack down on taunting, many different positions can now wear single-digit numbers and for the first time since 2012 at least 3 rookie quarterbacks will start week 1, Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Mac Jones. And I’m sure loyal fans will give them all three or four weeks before turning on them.  

3) San Fransisco has been crowned the ‘world’s best’ city by Time Out. The international media brand deployed its network of editors from across the world to survey 27,000 global city dwellers and narrow down the list of best cities on the planet. Factors included nightlife, restaurants, cultural highlights, sense of community, environmental initiatives, activism and general friendliness. That or they just threw a dart at a map.  

4) Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Yankees great Derek Jeter closed out a long-overdue afternoon of speeches at the ceremony that had been delayed by the pandemic. Jeter led baseball’s most storied franchise to seven pennants and five World Series amassing 3,465 hits during his 20-year career with the Yankees. Plus, he dated Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson.  

5) The actor who played Kevin on ‘The Office’ is the biggest star on Cameo according the CEO Steve Galanis. Brian Baumgartner charges $195 per message on the video-messaging platform. Last year alone Brian made one million dollars on Cameo. Plus, he has an “Office” podcast and a book coming out next month called ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’. I assume his next book will be about milking a bit part for everything it’s worth .  

Will the US Ever Except a Digital Currency As Legal Tender?  

El Salvador’s ‘Bitcoin Day’ didn’t go especially well. The impoverished country’s adoption of bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday was marred by street protests, technical glitches and an extreme drop in the value of the controversial digital currency. All of that could act as a warning to other countries. What do you think, will the US ever accept a digital currency as legal tender and if so, when? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

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Will the US ever accept a digital currency as legal tender?  

Yes  

No  

If so, when?  

By or before 2025  

By 2030  

By 2040  

Beyond 2040

Solo Prep September 8, 2021 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the Taliban forms a government  

The Taliban announced the formation of a hard-line interim government for Afghanistan, filling top posts with veterans of the militant group who oversaw the 20-year fight against the US-led coalition forces. The acting interior minister is on the FBI’s ‘most wanted list’ with a $10 million bounty on his head and no women were selected for acting cabinet positions. I guess Taliban 2.0 looks a lot like Taliban 1.0. (Additional Out) But luckily, the Taliban only have a few billion dollars-worth of our weapons on hand.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Britney’s dad’s turnaround  

In a turnaround, Britney Spear’s father filed to end her conservatorship. Yesterday, Jamie Spears, the conservator of Britney’s estate and the one who initiated the 13-year arrangement, cited his daughter’s pleas at two separate court hearings over the summer and formally asked the court to terminate the conservatorship. Apparently, he finally read what everyone has been saying about him online for years. (Additional Out) Either he’s finally seen the light or he just figures he’s already made his money.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, this social platform just surpassed YouTube  

TikTok has surpassed YouTube in viewing time per user. According to a new report, social media consumers in the UK and US are now spending more time on TikTok than YouTube. TikTok has also ranked as the most-downloaded app worldwide since 2020. So at least I’m not alone in my TikTok addiction. (Additional) I guess their formula of dance, cat and/or puppy videos finally paid off.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the phrase an Australian duck learned to say  

An Australian musk duck has been recorded saying “You bloody fool” in the first documented instance of the species mimicking human speech. A hand-reared male named ripper was recently recorded uttering the phrase during a courtship display. Its believed Ripper learned it from his caretaker. Not exactly the most romantic thing to say to your partner, but who knows maybe she’s into dirty talk. (Additional) I love that after millions of years a species finally evolves the ability to speak and immediately they use it to try and get some.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll The internet is buzzing about the new mind-blowing, unique teasers for The Matrix 4 ahead of the official trailer release for the film tomorrow morning. The Matrix 4 marks Keanu Reeves’ return to the iconic role of Neo for the first time since 2003. What do you think, where does the Matrix rank and what’s the best sci-fi film franchise of all time? The Matrix, Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Terminator, or something else?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what percentage of people say they do this all the time? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] A new MSN poll with over 51,000 votes asked people how often they forget where they put their keys, glasses or other personal items and the choices were ‘all the time’, ‘sometimes’, ‘not often’, ‘rarely’ and ‘never’. What percentage said they ‘never’ forget where they put their keys, glasses or other personal items?  

A: 15%  

B: 10%  

C: 5%  

Answer: C, the majority said they do so all the time or at least sometimes while only 5% of respondents said they never forget. Who are these people and how did they master life?  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I’ll give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing and the first person to guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you more clues.  

Hint: In the ocean  

Clue 1: They swim up to 37 mph  

Clue 2: They live 70 years or more  

Clue 3: They are the largest predatory fish currently on the planet  

Answer: Great White Sharks  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The Taliban announced the formation of a hard-line interim government for Afghanistan, filling top posts with veterans of the militant group who oversaw the 20-year fight against the US-led coalition forces. The acting interior minister is on the FBI’s ‘most wanted list’ with a $10 million bounty on his head. No women were selected for acting cabinet positions. But luckily, the Taliban only have a few billion dollars-worth of our weapons on hand.  

2) In a turnaround, Britney Spear’s father filed to end her conservatorship. Yesterday, Jamie Spears, the conservator of Britney’s estate and the one who initiated the 13-year arrangement, cited his daughter’s pleas at two separate court hearings over the summer and formally asked the court to terminate the conservatorship. Apparently, he finally read what everyone has been saying about him online for years.  

3) TikTok has surpassed YouTube in viewing time per user. According to a new report, social media consumers in the UK and US are now spending more time on TikTok than YouTube. TikTok has also ranked as the most-downloaded app worldwide since 2020. So at least I’m not alone in my TikTok addiction.  

4) An Australian musk duck has been recorded saying “You bloody fool” in the first documented instance of the species mimicking human speech. A hand-reared male named ripper was recently recorded uttering the phrase during a courtship display. Its believed Ripper learned it from his caretaker. I love that after millions of years a species finally evolves the ability to speak and immediately they use it to try and get some.  

5) A new MSN poll with over 51,000 votes asked people how often they forget where they put their keys, glasses or other personal items and the choices were ‘all the time’, ‘sometimes’, ‘not often’, ‘rarely’ and ‘never’. The majority said they do so all the time or at least sometimes while only 5% of respondents said they never forget. Who are these people and how did they master life?  

What’s the Best Sci-Fi Film Franchise of All-Time?  

The internet is buzzing about the new mind-blowing, unique teasers for The Matrix 4 ahead of the official trailer release for the film tomorrow morning. The Matrix 4 marks Keanu Reeves’ return to the iconic role of Neo for the first time since 2003. What do you think, where does the Matrix rank and what’s the best sci-fi film franchise of all time? The Matrix, Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Terminator, or something else? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

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What’s the best sci-fi film franchise of all time?  

The Matrix  

Star Wars  

Star Trek  

Godzilla  

Alien  

Back to the Future  

Terminator  

The Planet of the Apes  

Mad Max  

Predator  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep September 7, 2021 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics, sales one sheets and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, some good and bad covid news  

This Labor Day saw 300% more new Covid-19 cases on average than last year and experts fear the holiday weekend could make it worse. However, only 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 people who catch the Delta variant in the US are vaccinated causing health experts to further emphasize the importance of vaccination. Versus taking that cow medicine. (Additional Out) For the five millionth time.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the daredevil feat that helped a pilot set multiple world records  

A hair-raising video has gone viral of a pilot’s record-breaking flight through a tunnel. 41-year-old Italian stunt pilot Dario Costa successfully maneuvered a custom-modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane through the 1,730 meter Twin Catalca tunnels in Turkey. Costa had just 4 meters between wing tip and wall on each side as he set five Guinness World Records. Hopefully he at least practiced it in Grand Theft Auto a few times first. (Additional Out) Including dumbest ‘hold my beer and watch this’ idea.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a rude customer learns a valuable lesson about fighting a Waffle House employee  

A video of a fight between an Atlanta Waffle House employee and a customer has been viewed over 3.2 million times already. The footage shows multiple women arguing with a seated man until another worker comes over and drags him to the door. The customer then throws a punch at the employee and quickly regrets his decision as a full-on beat down ensues. Hence why you never try to send something back at Waffle House, you just eat it and keep your mouth shut. (Additional) Fortunately all the other customers were too drunk to notice.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, good news about a toddler lost in the wilderness  

A missing toddler lost in the Australian bush for three days has been found alive and healthy. On Friday at 12:30pm New South Wales Police responded to reports that three-year-old Anthony Elfalak had gone missing from his family’s property in the rural area of Putty. Hundreds of volunteers joined the search and helped find Anthony near a riverbank Monday around 11:30am and he’s since been reunited with his family. Much to the delight of his dad who I assume was tasked with watching him. (Additional) So little Anthony is considerably tougher than I am because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it one afternoon stranded in the Australian bush.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll A major new study revealed that half of all people fear the internet and smartphones are damaging wellbeing. Plus, 41% of people admit to getting withdrawal symptoms without access to their devices. In the past year, what’s the longest you’ve gone without using your devices? An hour or less, a few hours, a day, two days, a week or longer?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these did the new National champ scarf down? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Miki Sudo is the new National Buffalo Wing Eating champ after edging out perennial hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut at Sunday’s competition held in New York. How many wings did she consume in 12 minutes?  

A: 146  

B: 246  

C: 346  

Answer: B, Miko Sudo inhaled a whopping 246 wings in just 12 minutes. And I’m assuming at least one bucket of Ranch and/or Blue Cheese.  

[DIY Feature] Knockout Trivia Tuesday: I’ll ask a question on air, if you call in and correctly answer it you’ll have twenty seconds to answer three more questions to win ________. If no one gets it, we’ll move on to round 2.  

Round 1:  

General question: Who directed Boyz N’ The Hood? (John Singleton)  

Follow up questions:  

What’s the shortcut for the “copy” function on most computers? (Control C)  

How many soccer players should each team have on the field at the start of the match? (11)  

Which planet has the most gravity? (Jupiter)  

Round 2:  

General question: Karl Benz is often credited with creating the world’s first what? (Car)  

Follow up questions:  

How many NBA championships did the Bulls win with Michael Jordan? (Six)  

K is the symbol for what element on the periodic table? (Potassium)  

What popular sitcom starred Sean Hayes, Megan Mullaly, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack? (Will & Grace)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) This Labor Day saw 300% more new Covid-19 cases on average than last year and experts fear the holiday weekend could make it worse. However, only 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 people who catch the Delta variant in the US are vaccinated causing health experts to further emphasize the importance of vaccination. Versus taking that cow medicine.  

2) A hair-raising video has gone viral of a pilot’s record-breaking flight through a tunnel. 41-year-old Italian stunt pilot Dario Costa successfully maneuvered a custom-modified Zivko Edge 540 race plane through the 1,730 meter Twin Catalca tunnels in Turkey. Costa had just 4 meters between wing tip and wall on each side as he set five Guinness World Records. Including dumbest ‘hold my beer and watch this’ idea.  

3) A video of a fight between an Atlanta Waffle House employee and a customer has been viewed over 3.2 million times already. The footage shows multiple women arguing with a seated man until another worker comes over and drags him to the door. The customer then throws a punch at the employee and quickly regrets his decision as a full-on beat down ensues. Hence why you never try to send something back at Waffle House, you just eat it and keep your mouth shut.  

4) A missing toddler lost in the Australian bush for three days has been found alive and healthy. On Friday at 12:30pm New South Wales Police responded to reports that three-year-old Anthony Elfalak had gone missing from his family’s property in the rural area of Putty. Hundreds of volunteers joined the search and helped find Anthony near a riverbank Monday around 11:30am and he’s since been reunited with his family. So little Anthony is considerably tougher than I am because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it one afternoon stranded in the Australian bush.  

5) Miki Sudo is the new National Buffalo Wing Eating champ after she edged out perennial hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut at Sunday’s competition held in New York. Miko Sudo inhaled a whopping 246 wings in just 12 minutes. And I’m assuming at least one bucket of Ranch and/or Blue Cheese.  

What’s The Longest You’ve Gone Without Using Your Devices?  

A major new study revealed that half of all people fear the internet and smartphones are damaging wellbeing. Plus, 41% of people admit to getting withdrawal symptoms without access to their devices. In the past year, what’s the longest you’ve gone without using your devices? An hour or less, a few hours, a day, two days, a week or longer? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

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(Web polls)  

In the past year, what’s the longest you’ve gone without using your devices?  

An hour or less  

A few hours  

A day  

Two days  

A week or longer

Solo Prep September 6, 2021 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, what’s open and closed today  

Today is Labor Day celebrating working Americans and the US labor movement. In the event you are off and wanting to get out and about, here’s what’s open and what’s closed. Most grocery stores along with Target, Walmart, pharmacies and theaters are all open. Some of the things that are closed include Costco, the DMV, public libraries, post offices, FedEx, UPS and all banks. Because banks close for all major holidays and several lesser known ones you don’t remember until you’ve driven all the way to the bank. (Additional Out) So basically you can’t deposit a check or mail anything, but you can watch a movie you could’ve just watched at home.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, these 8 states have 90% of their ICU beds full  

Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada and Kentucky all had more than 90% of their adult ICU beds occupied yesterday. A federal medical team arrived in Kentucky this weekend to help increase medical assistance in light of record-breaking coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Across the US, just under 80% of ICU beds are in use. When we finally get out of this we all need to buy a beer for a health care worker to show our appreciation. (Additional Out) I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of this new normal.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, this film broke records at the box office  

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is on track to make a record-breaking $75 to $85 million in its opening four-day weekend. That’s a Labor Day weekend record and it beat expectations by at least $30 million. It’s also a good sign for the struggling movie industry that’s recently pushed back other blockbuster releases. Like the Top Gun movie we were supposed to see two freakin’ years ago. (Additional) See Hollywood, all it took was releasing a movie we actually wanted to see.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the incredibly odd thing the Notre Dame coach said to a sideline reporter  

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly bizarrely said he wants his entire team ‘executed’ as he walked off the field after a close win against FSU. After his 9th ranked Notre Dame team held off unranked FSU in overtime Saturday Kelly told a sideline reporter, ‘I’m in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed tonight.’ He later called the odd comment a joke. If that’s what he says after a win, I can't wait to hear him after a loss. (Additional) Clearly he doesn’t know how jokes work.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll Many of us spent our Labor Day weekend grilling out in the backyard, since it is the unofficial start off Fall and therefore the last grilling holiday. What’s your all-time favorite Labor Day cookout dish? Burgers, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, hot dogs, fajitas or something else?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many people use this to avoid judgement? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] According to a new study of Americans, what percentage of people say they use the self-checkout at the grocery store to keep from being judged by a cashier?  

A: 20%  

B: 30%  

C: 40%  

Answer: C, 40% use the self-checkout aisle to avoid judgement by the cashier. I assume they’re still traumatized by a Preparation H price check from years ago.  

[DIY Feature] Name that Movie Monday: I’ll give you a clue and play a short clip, the first person to call in and correctly identify the movie wins ________. If no one gets it I’ll move on to another clue and a slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: 1989 horror film  

Clue #2: Remade in 2019  

Clue #3: Based on a Stephen King novel  

Answer: Pet Semetary  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Today is Labor Day celebrating working Americans and the US labor movement. In the event you are off and wanting to get out and about, here’s what’s open and what’s closed. Most grocery stores along with Target, Walmart, pharmacies and theaters are all open. Some of the things that are closed include Costco, the DMV, public libraries, post offices, FedEx, UPS and all banks. Because banks close for all major holidays and several lesser known ones you don’t remember until you’ve driven all the way to the bank.  

2) Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada and Kentucky all had more than 90% of their adult ICU beds occupied yesterday. A federal medical team arrived in Kentucky this weekend to help increase medical assistance in light of record-breaking coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Across the US, just under 80% of ICU beds are in use. I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of this new normal.  

3) Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is on track to make a record-breaking $75 to $85 million in its opening four-day weekend. That’s a Labor Day weekend record and it beat expectations by at least $30 million. It’s also a good sign for the struggling movie industry that’s recently pushed back other blockbuster releases. Like the Top Gun movie we were supposed to see two freakin’ years ago.  

4) Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly bizarrely said he wants his entire team ‘executed’ as he walked off the field after a close win against FSU. After his 9th ranked Notre Dame team held off unranked FSU in overtime Saturday Kelly told a sideline reporter, ‘I’m in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed tonight.’ He later called the odd comment a joke. Clearly he doesn’t know how jokes work.  

5) According to a new study of Americans, what percentage of people say they use the self-checkout at the grocery store to keep from being judged by a cashier? A) 20%, B) 30% or C) 40%. ANSWER: C, 40% use the self-checkout aisle to avoid judgement by the cashier. I assume they’re still traumatized by a Preparation H price check from years ago.  

Your Favorite Labor Day Cookout Dish?  

Many of us spent our Labor Day weekend grilling out in the backyard, since it is the unofficial start off Fall and therefore the last grilling holiday. What’s your all-time favorite Labor Day cookout dish? Burgers, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, hot dogs, fajitas or something else? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

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(Web polls)  

What’s your all-time favorite Labor Day cookout dish?  

Burgers  

Barbecue chicken  

Corn on the cob  

Potato salad  

Macaroni salad  

Coleslaw  

Hot dogs  

Fajitas  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep September 3, 2021 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the states following Texas lead  

Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Florida and South Dakota pledged to enact legislation similar to Texas new heartbeat law. The controversial Texas law bans abortions after six weeks, a date when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant. It was upheld by the Supreme Court this week in a 5-4, one paragraph, middle of the night decision. Because when you’re overturning a 48 year old precedent that 70% of Americans support, its best to do it hastily. (Additional Out) Because elections have consequences.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this band will release their first studio album in 40 years  

Abba announced their first studio album in 40 years. The Swedish rock group famous for their 1979 hit ‘Dancing Queen’ will release ‘Voyage’ on November 5th. The band also announced a set of virtual concerts where avatars of the band called ‘Abba-tars’ will perform at a specially built venue in London’s Olympic Park next May. I support any band who’s name is a palindrome. (Additional Out) That’s one way to get around performing as an aging rockstar, use avatars.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, Ida’s aftermath  

800,000 people are still without power in Louisiana after being hit by Hurricane Ida last Sunday. President Biden will tour the state today to see the damage first hand. Elsewhere, New Yorkers are bracing for another tough commute with some subway service still out after remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the Northeast causing historic flooding Wednesday. But luckily hurricane season ends November 30th so we’ll probably only see one or two more 100 year storms by then. (Additional) I miss the good old days when hurricanes would dissipate after making landfall.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this country is banning unmanly men from TV  

China will start banning men from appearing on TV if they aren’t manly enough. The Chinese government announced a plan to ban ‘effeminate men’ from television in an initiative to ‘put an end to sissy men’. The TV ban is seen as a reflection of the government’s concern that Chinese pop stars are wielding too much influence over younger citizens. It’s good to see the world’s most populated country focusing on society’s real problems. (Additional) Which would matter if young people still actually watched TV.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll Pop singer Camila Cabello stars in a new take on the classic fairytale Cinderella. The film follows Cinderella as she wants to become a dress designer. After meeting her prince charming, she has to choose between him and her career. It’s out now on Amazon Prime. What do you think, where does Cinderella rank and what’s the best fairytale of all time?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, doing this during a meeting makes you more productive? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] According to a new study from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, doing what during a virtual meeting makes you more productive and less tired?  

A: Wearing pants  

B: Turing off your camera  

C: Asking questions via the chat  

Answer: B, you’ll be less tired and more productive in a virtual meeting if you turn off your camera. Plus, then your coworkers won’t be able to see that you haven’t showered in three days.  

[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:  Hawaii  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the top 10 celebrities born in Hawaii according to Ranker dot com (Barack Obama, Nicole Kidman, Bruno Mars, Lauren Graham, Jack Johnson, Bette Midler, Nicole Scherzinger, Shannyn Sossamon, James Mercer, Darin Brooks)  

Name 5 of the top 8 largest Hawaiian Islands by size (Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molaki, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Florida and South Dakota pledged to enact legislation similar to Texas new heartbeat law. The controversial Texas law bans abortions after six weeks, a date when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant. It was upheld by the Supreme Court this week in a 5-4, one paragraph, middle of the night decision. Because when you’re overturning a 48-year-old precedent that 70% of Americans support, its best to do it hastily.  

2) Abba announced their first studio album in 40 years. The Swedish rock group famous for their 1979 hit ‘Dancing Queen’ will release ‘Voyage’ on November 5th. The band also announced a set of virtual concerts where avatars of the band called ‘Abba-tars’ will perform at a specially built venue in London’s Olympic Park next May. I support any band who’s name is a palindrome.  

3) 800,000 people are still without power in Louisiana after being hit by Hurricane Ida last Sunday. President Biden will tour the state today to see the damage first hand. Elsewhere, New Yorkers are bracing for another tough commute with some subway service still out after remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the Northeast causing historic flooding Wednesday. But luckily hurricane season ends November 30th so we’ll probably only see one or two more 100 year storms by then.  

4) China will start banning men from appearing on TV if they aren’t manly enough. The Chinese government announced a plan to ban ‘effeminate men’ from television in an initiative to ‘put an end to sissy men’. The TV ban is seen as a reflection of the government’s concern that Chinese pop stars are wielding too much influence over younger citizens. It’s good to see the world’s most populated country focusing on society’s real problems.  

5) According to a new study from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, doing what during a virtual meeting makes you more productive and less tired? A) Wearing pants, B) Turning off your camera, C) Asking questions via the chat. ANSWER: B, you’ll be less tired and more productive in a virtual meeting if you turn off your camera. Plus, then your coworkers won’t be able to see that you haven’t showered in three days.  

What’s the Best Fairytale Of All-Time?  

Pop singer Camila Cabello stars in a new take on the classic fairytale Cinderella. The film follows Cinderella as she wants to become a dress designer. After meeting her prince charming, she has to choose between him and her career. It’s out now on Amazon Prime. What do you think, where does Cinderella rank and what’s the best fairytale of all time? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web polls)  

What’s the best fairytale of all time?  

Cinderella  

Sleeping Beauty  

Snow White  

Beauty and the Beast  

The Princess and the Pea  

Little Mermaid  

(Other suggestions from on-air)