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Solo Prep October 21, 2020 

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 of the incredible specs from the new electric Hummer  

The new all-electric Hummer has 1,000 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds. GM revealed the GMC Hummer EV last night, bringing it back after a decade. It can go 350 miles on a full charge, has 4 wheel steering allowing it to drive diagonally and its video cameras provide 18 different views around and under the truck. However, it’ll run you $112,595. Which sounds like a lot, but that’s roughly what previous Hummer owners spent on gas every six months. (Additional out) So, hopefully it’ll last the sixty years it takes me to pay it off.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, why Google is getting sued  

Google has been sued by the Trump administration and 11 states for being an illegal monopoly. The landmark antitrust suit alleges the tech giant has stifled competition to remain atop the online search marketplace and paid billions to Apple, Samsung and others to operate as their default browsers, forbidding dealings with other companies. Which I Googled and it does sound suspicious. (Additional out) I’m not sure who to root for because I don’t like monopolies, but I also don’t want to use Bing.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, why NASA just landed on an asteroid  

NASA hopes to learn more about asteroids that could impact earth, how planets formed and life began from new samples. The space agency just successfully landed a spacecraft on Asteroid Bennu to collect samples and return them to earth. Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of impacting earth in the next century. Here’s a thought, while you’re up there, leave a couple nukes behind just in case. (Additional out) Roughly the same odds I now have of putting on pants in the morning.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, how you can now own Maverick or Tyler Durden’s jackets  

The Prop Store is auctioning off Tom Cruise’s bomber jacket from Top Gun and Brad Pitt’s iconic leather jacket from Fight Club.. Also up for sale, the purple fedora Jack Nicholson wore as the Joker and the lightsaber Ewan McGregor wielded as Obi Won. The lightsaber is expected to fetch $155k, Maverick’s jacket is valued at $21,000. Keep in mind though, it is a child’s medium. (Additional Out) A small price to pay for anyone who has the need, the need for speed.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Thanks to Mookie Betts stolen base during the World Series we can all steal a taco from Taco Bell for free. All registered users of tacobell.com or the Taco Bell app can get a free Doritos Locos taco all day next Wednesday, October 28th. What do you think, where do Taco Bell’s tacos rank and who has the best fast food taco?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these movies are there? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] The ‘Fast and Furious’ saga is finally coming to an end. The action movie franchise that began twenty years ago will reportedly hit the brakes after the final two films. Once those two have been completed, how many total ‘Fast and Furious’ movies will there be?  

A: 9  

B: 10  

C: 11  

Answer: C, after the final two there will have been 11 ‘Fast and Furious’ films in the franchise. Three of which are watchable.  

[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: Person  

Clue 1: Played Annie Porter alongside K.R.  

Clue 2: Highest paid actress from 2010-2014  

Clue 3: Won an Academy Award for The Blind Side  

Answer: Sandra Bullock 

5 Things You Need to Know 

1) The new all-electric Hummer has 1,000 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds. GM revealed the GMC Hummer EV last night, bringing it back after a decade. It can go 350 miles on a full charge, has 4 wheel steering allowing it to drive diagonally and its video cameras provide 18 different views around and under the truck. However, it’ll run you $112,595. Which sounds like a lot, but that’s roughly what previous Hummer owners spent on gas every six months.  

2) Google has been sued by the Trump administration and 11 states for being an illegal monopoly. The landmark antitrust suit alleges the tech giant has stifled competition to remain atop the online search marketplace and paid billions to Apple, Samsung and others to operate as their default browsers, forbidding dealings with other companies. Which I Googled and it does sound suspicious.  

3) NASA hopes to learn more about asteroids that could impact earth, how planets formed and life began from new samples. The space agency just successfully landed a spacecraft on Asteroid Bennu to collect samples and return them to earth. Bennu has a 1 in 2,700 chance of impacting earth in the next century. Here’s a thought, while you’re up there, leave a couple nukes behind just in case.  

4) The Prop Store is auctioning off Tom Cruise’s bomber jacket from Top Gun and Brad Pitt’s iconic leather jacket from Fight Club.. Also up for sale, the purple fedora Jack Nicholson wore as the Joker and the lightsaber Ewan McGregor wielded as Obi Won. The lightsaber is expected to fetch $155k, Maverick’s jacket is valued at $21,000. Keep in mind though, it is a child’s medium.  

5) The ‘Fast and Furious’ saga is finally coming to an end. The action movie franchise that began twenty years ago will reportedly hit the brakes after the final two films. Once those two have been completed, there will have been 11 ‘Fast and Furious’ films in the franchise. Three of which are watchable.  

What’s the Best Fast Food Taco?  

Thanks to Mookie Betts stolen base during the World Series we can all steal a taco from Taco Bell for free. All registered users of tacobell.com or the Taco Bell app can get a free Doritos Locos taco all day next Wednesday, October 28th. What do you think, where do Taco Bell’s tacos rank and who has the best fast food taco? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Who has the best fast food taco?  

Taco Bell  

Taco Bueno  

Taco Cabana  

Jack in the Box  

Del Taco  

Chipotle  

Qdoba  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep October 20, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, what a CNN contributor did on a Zoom call that got him suspended  

Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for the New Yorker and CNN, has been suspended after he exposed himself to colleagues on a Zoom Call. In a statement to Vice the renowned reporter said, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off camera. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.” Turns out there is a downside to letting some people work from home. (Additional out) Rookie mistake, the mute button’s for audio, you have to hit the stop video button if you want to get nude mid-meeting.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, when to watch this week’s Orionid meteor shower  

The Orionid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours tomorrow. You can expect up to 20 meteors per hour streaking across the sky as remnants of Halley’s Comet create a dazzling display in Earth’s atmosphere. What makes these showers distinct are the beautiful gas trails that stretch out for seconds. Not unlike Grandpa as he crosses the living room. (Additional out) But not distinct enough to make me wake up at 1am on a Wednesday.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the commission on Presidential debates makes some changes ahead of Thursday’s debate  

The commission on Presidential debates plans to mute Trump and Biden’s microphones during their opponent’s initial responses. After a unanimous vote Monday, the commission hopes the decision will make this Thursday’s debate between the two Presidential candidates more civil. I say spice it up and use one of those Nickelodeon slime-buckets every time one interrupts. (Additional out) If that doesn’t work they’ll be asked to stand in the corner for two minutes and think about what they’ve done.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, Seth Rogen says this upcoming comedy has a few of the funniest scenes he’s ever seen  

Seth Rogen says ‘Borat 2’ has ‘A few of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie.’ Fourteen years after the first Borat move, Sacha Baron Cohen’s sequel hits Amazon Prime this Friday, October 23rd. In a tweet yesterday Rogen said he’s seen it ‘six times’ and ‘it couldn’t’ be more timely.’ Plus, two of those times he was only slightly high. (Additional Out) No need to oversell it Seth, what else are we gonna watch.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A Cedar Rapids woman who wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her cat Mr. Tufts had him cloned. Mr. Tufts Junior is now nine months old and a lot more athletic than the original. Cloning pets is fairly common now, music icon Barbara Streisand famously cloned both her dogs in 2018. It currently costs roughly $50,000 to clone a dog in the US and $25,000 to clone a cat. Money aside, would you ever clone one of your pets?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, according to a study this is the scariest movie ever made? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] According to a study that examined the heart rates of viewers during horror films, what’s the scariest movie ever made?  

A: The Exorcist  

B: Sinister  

C: The Ring  

Answer: B, during the study Sinister, a 2012 scary movie starring Ethan Hawke, kept the blood pumping 32% more consistently than any other horror film. I disagree, I’m gonna have to go with the Exorcist, based on how it scarred me for life.  

[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 attached a metal key to the end of a kite to prove lighting is electricity? (Ben Franklin)  

Follow Up Questions:  

What MLB team stole signs during the 2017 and 2018 seasons? (Houston Astros)  

What is a community of ants called? (A colony)  

How many weapons are in a standard game of Clue? (Six)  

Round 2:  

General question: Who did Jesse Eisenberg portray in “The Social Network”? (Mark Zuckerberg)  

Follow up questions:  

Who do the college of cardinals elect? (The pope)  

What’s the most populous city in the US? (New York)  

Not counting penalties or halftime, how long is a pro soccer game? (90 minutes)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for the New Yorker and CNN, has been suspended after he exposed himself to colleagues on a Zoom Call. In a statement to Vice the renowned reporter said, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off camera. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.” Turns out there is a downside to letting some people work from home.  

2) The Orionid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours tomorrow. You can expect up to 20 meteors per hour streaking across the sky as remnants of Halley’s Comet create a dazzling display in Earth’s atmosphere. What makes these showers distinct are the beautiful gas trails that stretch out for seconds. Not unlike Grandpa as he crosses the living room.  

3) The commission on Presidential debates plans to mute Trump and Biden’s microphones during their opponent’s initial responses. After a unanimous vote Monday, the commission hopes the decision will make this Thursday’s debate between the two Presidential candidates more civil. If that doesn’t work they’ll be asked to stand in the corner for two minutes and think about what they’ve done.  

4) Seth Rogen says ‘Borat 2’ has ‘A few of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie.’ Fourteen years after the first Borat move, Sacha Baron Cohen’s sequel hits Amazon Prime this Friday, October 23rd. In a tweet yesterday Rogen said he’s seen it ‘six times’ and ‘it couldn’t’ be more timely.’ Plus, two of those times he was only slightly high.  

5) According to a study that examined the heart rates of viewers during horror films, Sinister is the scariest movie ever made. During the study the 2012 scary movie starring Ethan Hawke kept the blood pumping 32% more consistently than any other horror film. I disagree, I’m gonna have to go with the Exorcist, based on how it scarred me for life.  

Would You Clone One Of Your Pets?  

A Cedar Rapids woman who wasn’t ready to say goodbye to her cat Mr. Tufts had him cloned. Mr. Tufts Junior is now nine months old and a lot more athletic than the original. Cloning pets is fairly common now, music icon Barbara Streisand famously cloned both her dogs in 2018. It currently costs roughly $50,000 to clone a dog in the US and $25,000 to clone a cat. Money aside, would you ever clone one of your pets? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Money aside, would you clone one of your pets?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep October 19, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the world series is set and I’ll tell you who’s picked to win  

The Tampa Bay Rays and the LA Dodgers will meet in the World Series and the Dodgers open as favorites. After LA’s win over the Braves last night oddsmakers expect them to win it all against the Rays. Game 1 is tomorrow night at a neutral field, Globe Life in Arlington, Texas. Based on the way the Rangers are playing lately it’ll be the first and last time the World Series is held in Arlington for quite a while. (Additional out) The new stadium with a retractable roof they built so people don’t burst into flames during mid-summer games.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the two US states where Covid cases are trending down  

Alabama and Hawaii are the only two states where Covid cases are trending in the right direction. With Covid-19 infections continuing to soar across the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci says following public health measures like social distancing, avoiding crowds and wearing a mask are the way out of the crisis. As the US approaches 8.2 million cases, Global cases have now surpassed 40 million according to John Hopkins University. But, according to my weird uncle, everything is fine. (Additional out) But, according to half my friends on Facebook, we’re all good.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, good news about a hiker missing for nearly two weeks  

A hiker missing at Zion National Park for twelve days has been found alive. 38-year old Holly Courtier was last seen entering the Utah park on October 6th. Search and rescue teams found Holly on Sunday after a tip from a park visitor. Courtier has since been reunited with her family and left the park. Where I’m assuming they cooked her a nice hot meal and politely asked her to shower. (Additional out) She’s stronger than I am, I panic if I get lost in a Costco.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, Troy Aikman overshares  

Troy Aikman weirded out NFL fans yesterday talking about how offensive lineman’s sweaty butts make the football wet. The Bucs were blowing out the Packers Sunday afternoon giving Troy and Joe Buck time to go on a few strange tangents. Late in the fourth Aikman confessed that he forced his centers to change pants to keep their butt sweat at bay. Troy probably should’ve filed that away under things you don’t admit on national TV. (Additional Out) Either the odd ramblings of a man who had eight concussions or he’s angling for a baby powder endorsement.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Disney Plus will now preface classic films like “Peter Pan” and Dumbo” with a warning that they feature negative depictions of some cultures. What do you think, is that the right move, should they use a warning, no warning, edit it out or take down the content all-together?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which one of these does a Russian scientist believe? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] Which one of the following theories does a top Russian scientist believe?  

A: Earth is an alien experiment  

B: Covid came from mole people  

C: The US faked the moon landing  

Answer: A, Alexander Panov, a head scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Moscow State University, said in an interview that the reason humans haven’t been formally introduced to alien civilizations is because we’re just an elaborate alien experiment. If that’s true, based on 2020 so far, they probably need to hit the reset button.  

[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: The story of Corporal Joe Bauers  

Clue #2: Brawndo the thirst mutilator  

Clue #3: President Macho Commacho  

Answer: Idiocracy 

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The Tampa Bay Rays and the LA Dodgers will meet in the World Series and the Dodgers open as favorites. After LA’s win over the Braves last night oddsmakers expect them to win it all against the Rays. Game 1 is tomorrow night at a neutral field, Globe Life in Arlington, Texas. The new stadium with a retractable roof they built so people don’t burst into flames during mid-summer games.  

2) Alabama and Hawaii are the only two states where Covid cases are trending in the right direction. With Covid-19 infections continuing to soar across the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci says following public health measures like social distancing, avoiding crowds and wearing a mask are the way out of the crisis. As the US approaches 8.2 million cases, Global cases have now surpassed 40 million according to John Hopkins University. But, according to my weird uncle, everything is fine.  

3) Early A hiker missing at Zion National Park for twelve days has been found alive. 38-year old Holly Courtier was last seen entering the Utah park on October 6th. Search and rescue teams found Holly on Sunday after a tip from a park visitor. Courtier has since been reunited with her family and left the park. Where I’m assuming they cooked her a nice hot meal and politely asked her to shower.  

4) Troy Aikman weirded out NFL fans yesterday talking about how offensive lineman’s sweaty butts make the football wet. The Bucs were blowing out the Packers Sunday afternoon giving Troy and Joe Buck time to go on a few strange tangents. Late in the fourth Aikman confessed that he forced his centers to change pants to keep their butt sweat at bay. Either the odd ramblings of a man who had eight concussions or Troy’s angling for a baby powder endorsement.  

5) A top Russian scientist believes Earth is an alien experiment. Alexander Panov, a head scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Moscow State University, said in a recent interview that the reason humans haven’t been formally introduced to alien civilizations is because we’re just an elaborate alien experiment. If that’s true, based on 2020 so far, they probably need to hit the reset button.  

Disney Adds Cultural Warnings  

Disney Plus will now preface classic films like “Peter Pan” and Dumbo” with a warning that they feature negative depictions of some cultures. What do you think, is that the right move, should they use a warning, no warning or take down the content all-together? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

How should Disney handle classic films that feature negative depictions of some cultures?  

Add a warning  

No warning  

Edit out potentially offensive material  

Take the content down entirely

Solo Prep October 16, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the main takeaways from last night’s competing town halls  

Trump and Biden held competing town halls last night. Biden said elements of a decades old crime bill was a mistake, dodged questions about packing the court, and pledged to reverse Trump administration policies that discriminate against transgenders. Trump said he would accept a peaceful transfer of power, questioned the value of masks, and refused to denounce QAnon conspiracy theories. And sadly no fly stole the show at either event. (Additional out) Hopefully the events helped make up the minds of the four voters in this country that are still undecided.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, a cool new google feature for searching tunes you can’t remember  

You can now hum to search Google for songs you can’t remember. Yesterday Google unveiled a new search feature that lets users search for songs by humming a few bars in an attempt to help you identify music. The results will include several probable songs, along with the search engine’s estimation of how likely each one is. I’m sure it also records you so Google employees have something to laugh at during their next company party. (Additional out) Radio DJs have provided a similar service on our request lines for years, only we pretend not to know to egg you on and make it funnier for us.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, this band had a creative idea for putting on large concerts during a pandemic  

The Flaming Lips put on a live concert where everyone in attendance was in a literal bubble. The band’s recent show in Oklahoma City served as a test run for putting on large concerts during the ongoing pandemic. At the event each fan was housed inside a personal inflatable bubble. Which also adds another fun element to mosh pits. (Additional out) Which sounds like a great idea, unless you’re gassy.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, YouTube cracks down on conspiracy theories  

YouTube has essentially banned QAnon. Following Twitter and Facebook’s crackdown on the conspiracy theory site YouTube has purged much of their content as it pledges to take down videos that ‘encourage real world violence.’ The video sharing site has played a big role in moving QAnon from the fringes to the mainstream. Since the only thing more popular than cat videos on YouTube are conspiracy theory videos. (Additional Out) But don’t worry conspiracy theorists Reddit still has no moral compass.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Last night marked the first time the two major party candidates held competing town halls on major networks at the same time. Early numbers show roughly 6.3 million US households tuned into the Trump town hall and 6.9 million watched the Biden event. How about you, did you watch Trump’s town hall, Biden’s, flip back and forth or neither.  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many people have done this so far? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] Early voting is underway and turnout is way up from previous election cycles. According to official tallies how many Americans have voted so far?  

A: 13 million  

B: 15 million  

C: 17 million  

Answer: C, a whopping 17 million people have already voted despite the election being more than two weeks away. But, don’t worry I’m sure those two weeks will fly right by with no more last minute surprises.  

[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:  Monopoly  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name the last 5 properties on the Monopoly board (Boardwalk, Park Place, Short Line Railroad, Pennsylvania Avenue, North Carolina Avenue)  

Name 5 of the current Monopoly Player Pieces (The dog or the Scottie Dog, the top hat, the T-Rex, the rubber ducky, the penguin, the cat, the racing car, the battleship, the thimble RETIRED, the boot RETIRED, the wheelbarrow RETIRED)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Trump and Biden held competing town halls last night. Biden said elements of a decades old crime bill was a mistake, dodged questions about packing the court, and pledged to reverse Trump administration policies that discriminate against transgenders. Trump said he would accept a peaceful transfer of power, questioned the value of masks, and refused to denounce QAnon conspiracy theories. Hopefully the events helped make up the minds of the four voters in this country that are still undecided.  

2) You can now hum to search Google for songs you can’t remember. Yesterday Google unveiled a new search feature that lets users search for songs by humming a few bars in an attempt to help you identify music. The results will include several probable songs, along with the search engine’s estimation of how likely each one is. Radio DJs have provided a similar service on our request lines for years, only we pretend not to know to egg you on and make it funnier for us.  

3) The Flaming Lips put on a live concert where everyone in attendance was in a literal bubble. The band’s recent show in Oklahoma City served as a test run for putting on large concerts during the ongoing pandemic. At the event each fan was housed inside a personal inflatable bubble. Which sounds like a great idea, unless you’re gassy.  

4) Early voting is underway and turnout is way up from previous election cycles. According to official tallies a whopping 17 million people have already voted despite the election being more than two weeks away. But, don’t worry I’m sure those two weeks will fly right by with no more last minute surprises.  

5) YouTube has essentially banned QAnon. Following Twitter and Facebook’s crackdown on the conspiracy theory site YouTube has purged much of their content as it pledges to take down videos that ‘encourage real world violence.’ The video sharing site has played a big role in moving QAnon from the fringes to the mainstream. Since the only thing more popular than cat videos on YouTube are conspiracy theory videos.  

Which Town Hall Did You Watch?  

Last night marked the first time the two major party candidates held competing town halls on major networks at the same time. Early numbers show roughly 6.3 million US households tuned into the Trump town hall and 6.9 million households watched the Biden event. How about you, did you watch Trump’s town hall, Biden’s, flip back and forth or neither? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Which town hall did you watch?  

Trump’s  

Biden’s  

A little of both  

Neither

Solo Prep October 15, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, last night’s big winner’s at the Billboard Music Awards  

Post Malone and Billie Eilish took home the top prizes last night at the Billboard Music Awards. Post Malone won the most coveted prize, top artist, while Eilish took home multiple awards including top female artist. Garth Brooks received the icon award and performed a medley of his greatest hits. Thankfully skipping over the Chris Gaines era. (Additional out) Reminding us of a time when we didn’t know what the term social distancing meant.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, a YouTuber makes a real light saber  

James Hobson has officially created our first real lightsaber. James is the man behind the Hacksmith, a YouTube channel that attempts to recreate weapons and tech from movies. The homemade lightsaber is plasma based, powered by a mixture of propane and oxygen and can reach 4,000 degrees and burn through a solid metal door. It’s good to see people putting their vast knowledge of science to work solving the real issues. (Additional out) Or hundreds of storm troopers who attack you one at a time.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, people with this blood type have a lower Covid-19 risk  

People with type O blood may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness according to two new studies. The research provides further evidence that blood type plays a role in a person’s susceptibility to infection. However, experts say that more research is needed. All of this would mean something to me if I had any idea what my blood type is. (Additional out) Unfortunately, thanks to my lifestyle choices during the pandemic my blood type is Merlot.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this popular Showtime show is making a comeback  

Showtime is bringing back ‘Dexter.’ The network announced it will produce a 10-episode limited series with Michael C. Hall reprising his role as everyone’s favorite serial killer. ‘Dexter’ aired from 2006 to 2013 and starred Hall as a blood-spatter expert by day and serial killer by night who only murdered bad people. The reboot will premiere in the fall of 2021. Roughly the same time the Top Gun movie we were promised six months ago comes out. (Additional Out) If you haven’t seen it, basically Dexter is like Batman if he traded the suit for an apron and started cutting people into small pieces.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The annual map of the most popular Halloween candy in each state is out and Starbust came out on top. The fruit flavored candy was number one in the most states. Some of the other winners include Kit Kats, Snickers, Airheads, Crunch Bars and Reeses Pieces. What do you think, what’s your favorite Halloween candy?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, this guy was originally asked to be in an iconic movie fight scene? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] In a recent interview Adam Sandler admitted that Bob Barker wasn’t his first choice for the infamous Happy Gilmore fist fight scene. Who did Adam Sandler originally ask to play the role?  

A: Alex Trebek  

B: Ed McMahon  

C: Pat Sajak  

Answer: B, Sandler’s first choice was Johnny Carson’s longtime sidekick Ed McMahon, but McMahon turned down the role. Allowing us all to hear one of our childhood heroes curse.  

[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: Martha Stewart is sentenced to prison, the Red Sox win the World Series, and this show debuted (Entourage Clip)  

2nd break clues: Facebook launches, Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction, and this movie hit theaters (Sideways Clip)  

Answer: 2004  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Post Malone and Billie Eilish took home the top prizes last night at the Billboard Music Awards. Post Malone won the most coveted prize, top artist, while Eilish took home multiple awards including top female artist. Garth Brooks received the icon award and performed a medley of his greatest hits. Thankfully skipping over the Chris Gaines era.  

2) James Hobson has officially created our first real lightsaber. James is the man behind the Hacksmith, a YouTube channel that attempts to recreate weapons and tech from movies. The homemade lightsaber is plasma based, powered by a mixture of propane and oxygen and can reach 4,000 degrees and burn through a solid metal door.  Or hundreds of storm troopers who attack you one at a time.  

3) People with type O blood may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness according to two new studies. The research provides further evidence that blood type plays a role in a person’s susceptibility to infection. However, experts say that more research is needed. Unfortunately, thanks to my lifestyle choices during the pandemic my blood type is Merlot.  

4) Showtime is bringing back ‘Dexter.’ The network announced it will produce a 10-episode limited series with Michael C. Hall reprising his role as everyone’s favorite serial killer. ‘Dexter’ aired from 2006 to 2013 and starred Hall as a blood-spatter expert by day and serial killer by night who only murdered bad people. The reboot will premiere in the fall of 2021. If you haven’t seen it, basically Dexter is like Batman if he traded the suit for an apron and started cutting people into small pieces.  

5) In a recent interview Adam Sandler admitted that Bob Barker wasn’t his first choice for the infamous Happy Gilmore fist fight scene. Sandler’s first choice was Johnny Carson’s longtime sidekick Ed McMahon, but McMahon turned down the role. Allowing us all to hear one of our childhood heroes curse.  

What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?  

The annual map of the most popular Halloween candy in each state is out and Starbust came out on top. The fruit flavored candy was number one in the most states. Some of the other winners include Kit Kats, Snickers, Airheads, Crunch Bars and Reeses Pieces. What do you think, what’s your favorite Halloween candy? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?  

Starburst  

Kit Kat  

Snickers  

Airheads  

Crunch Bar  

Hershey Kisses  

Reeses Pieces  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep October 14, 2020 

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, what you need to know about the IPhone 12  

The new IPhone 12 will be 5G and have the fastest chip in any smartphone, but it won’t come with a charger or headphones. Apple announced four new iPhones at a virtual event yesterday, the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and a new, smaller 12 mini. They are all 5G so they can connect to next gen high speed wireless networks, have enhanced camera systems, will come in five colors, and they’re thinner, smaller and lighter than previous iPhones. Plus, hopefully you can drop it more than six inches without the screen shattering. (Additional out) I can’t wait to stand in a long, socially distanced line to pay a grand for one.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, I’ll tell you which states had the best pandemic response  

According to health experts Vermont, Washington and Lousiana responded better to the pandemic than most other states. Vermont locked itself down early and reopened gradually, Washington paid workers who couldn’t do their jobs while quarantined and Louisiana prioritized students who were most at risk for falling behind. Meanwhile Florida’s ‘You’re on your own’ policy didn’t work as well. (Additional out) Meanwhile Texas was busy arguing with a hairdresser.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, Kanye releases his first campaign ad  

Kanye is apparently still pretending to run for President. The rapper released his first campaign ad this week, in it West spoke about building stronger families to build a stronger nation and urged voters to write him on the ballot. A message that would probably play better if his own family would endorse him. (Additional out) Along with his running mate, the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, an 11-year-old goes full Grand Theft Auto with a stolen school bus  

An 11-year-old Louisiana boy stole a school bus and flipped the bird to the cops during a 13-mile, 12 car police chase. According to police the boy somehow got access to the bus recently at Progress Head Start in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then, he used the push button start to begin his joy ride that ended when he crashed into a tree unharmed. Probably not the best vehicle to start with, you can’t go big wheel, bicycle, bus. (Additional Out) Hopefully they also charge the kid who double-dog dared him.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A runner in Utah started recording what he thought were bobcats and ended up being stalked for six minutes by the cubs mother, a large female mountain lion. Kyle Burgess backed away slowly, maintaining eye contact and yelling at the angry mountain lion for six minutes before throwing a rock at it to scare it away. Plus, the whole incident was caught on tape. Have you ever had an incredibly scary animal encounter? If so, what happened?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, out of the 15 previous seasons these two had the shortest one of these? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] Season 16 of the Bachelorette premiered last night on ABC with Clare Crawley trying to find love. Which former winning Bachelorette couple had the shortest relationship?  

A: Hannah Brown & Jed Wyatt  

B: Emily Maynard & Jef Holm  

C: Andi Dorfman & Josh Murray  

Answer: A, after Hannah accepted Jed’s proposal she broke it off two months later when news of his previously undisclosed relationship surfaced. Proving once again that making out with 30 guys on national TV isn’t the best way to find your soulmate.  

[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: Animal  

Clue 1: There are 75 million in the US  

Clue 2: The length of their face suggests longevity  

Clue 3: 45% of them sleep in their owner’s bed  

Answer: Dogs  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The new IPhone 12 will be 5G and have the fastest chip in any smartphone, but it won’t come with a charger or headphones. Apple announced four new iPhones at a virtual event yesterday, the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and a new, smaller 12 mini. They are all 5G so they can connect to next gen high speed wireless networks, have enhanced camera systems, will come in five colors, and they’re thinner, smaller and lighter than previous iPhones. Plus, hopefully you can drop it more than six inches without the screen shattering.  

2) According to health experts Vermont, Washington and Lousiana responded better to the pandemic than most other states. Vermont locked itself down early and reopened gradually, Washington paid workers who couldn’t do their jobs while quarantined and Louisiana prioritized students who were most at risk for falling behind. Meanwhile Florida’s ‘You’re on your own’ policy didn’t work as well.  

3) Kanye is apparently still pretending to run for President. The rapper released his first campaign ad this week, in it West spoke about building stronger families to build a stronger nation and urged voters to write him on the ballot. Along with his running mate, the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head.  

4) An 11-year-old Louisiana boy stole a school bus and flipped the bird to the cops during a 13-mile, 12 car police chase. According to police the boy somehow got access to the bus recently at Progress Head Start in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then, he used the push button start to begin his joy ride that ended when he crashed into a tree unharmed. Hopefully, they also charge the kid who double-dog dared him.  

5) Season 16 of the Bachelorette premiered last night on ABC with Clare Crawley trying to find love. Out of the fifteen previous seasons five of the winning couples are still together. Season 15’s Hannah Brown and Jed Wyatt had the shortest relationship. After Hannah accepted Jed’s proposal she broke it off two months later when news of his previously undisclosed relationship surfaced. Proving once again that making out with 30 guys on national TV isn’t the best way to find your soulmate.  

Have You Ever Had a Scary Animal Encounter?  

A runner in Utah started recording what he thought were bobcats and ended up being stalked for six minutes by the cubs mother, a large female mountain lion. Kyle Burgess backed away slowly, maintaining eye contact and yelling at the angry mountain lion for six minutes before throwing a rock at it to scare it away. Plus, the whole incident was caught on tape. Have you ever had an incredibly scary animal encounter? If so, what happened? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Have you ever had an incredibly scary animal encounter?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep October 13, 2020 

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, Facebook bans another conspiracy theory  

Facebook announced it will now ban holocaust deniers under its hate speech policy. This move comes just a week after the company said it will ban all pages, groups and Instagram accounts representing the QAnon conspiracy theory. Soon conspiracy theorists will have to go old school and just yell at people on street corners again. (Additional out) But for now people can still pretend the earth is flat and we faked the moon landing.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, I’ll tell you where to get some of the best Prime Day deals  

The two-day Amazon Prime Day sales start today. You can see more on our website but here are a few of the best deals. 23andMe’s Health and Ancestry service is half off today only, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is also 50% off, Apple Airpods are marked down 28% and the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum is $120 off. In case you want something for your cat to ride around the room while it kind of cleans. (Additional out) It’s kind of like Black Friday without the fear of getting trampled by a crowd sprinting toward flat screen TV deals.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, voting during a pandemic is already proving problematic  

Early in-person voting has started and it’s already a mess in some states. Hour long lines around the state plagued voters in Georgia, in New York the NYPD has told all their officers to prepare to be deployed for protests before and after the election and in California the Republican Party has been asked to remove unofficial ballot boxes they illegally placed in at least 3 counties. Plus, in some states you get a punch in the face with your I Voted sticker depending on who you vote for. (Additional out) Regardless, I plan on voting because it’s my civic duty and it gives me the right to complain.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, why a family’s Halloween decorations are being called ‘Too real’  

A Riverside, California family’s Halloween decorations are so realistic that the fire department keeps coming out. They have a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed display and this year the family added projections that make it look like the house is on fire along with smoke and simulated explosions. 400 people drive by every night and some are so convinced it’s the real thing that they call 911. This is what happens when dad has too much time on his hands. (Additional Out) I’m sure their neighbors are delighted.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A Canadian tourist has returned five artifacts she took from Pompeii saying that she suffered a 15-year curse after taking them in 2005. The woman, identified only as Nicole, says she took them because she ‘wanted to have a piece of history’ but has since been stricken with bad luck and financial trouble. What do you think, are curses real?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, this makes us more likely to get into a long-term relationship with someone? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] According to a new study, we are more likely to get into a long-term relationship with somebody who has what?  

A: More money than we do  

B: A face that is similar to ours

C: Our same eye color  

Answer: B, the study found ‘evidence of homogamy, or the spouses’ tendency to have similar faces.’ However, that’s still not something you should share with someone on a first date, ‘I just want you to know I hit on you because our faces look the same. Where you going?’  

[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 does the human body have twenty-four of? (Ribs)  

Follow Up Questions:  

What hurricane hit New Orleans in 2005? (Katrina)  

What Cleveland Browns player was suspended for using his helmet as a weapon last season? (Miles Garrett)  

A.A. Milne wrote which popular children’s books? (Winnie-the-Pooh)  

Round 2:  

General question: What actor portrayed Johnny Cash in Walk the Line? (Joaquin Phoenix)  

Follow up questions:  

What is the lowest army rank of a US soldier? (Private)  

What is Bavarian Motor Works commonly referred to as? (BMW)  

How many pawns does each player start with in chess? (Eight) 

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Facebook announced it will now ban holocaust deniers under its hate speech policy. This move comes just a week after the company said it will ban all pages, groups and Instagram accounts representing the QAnon conspiracy theory. Soon conspiracy theorists will have to go old school and just yell at people on street corners again.  

2) The two-day Amazon Prime Day sales start today and here are a few of the best deals, click here to see more. 23andMe’s Health and Ancestry service is half off today only, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition is also 50% off, Apple Airpods are marked down 28% and the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum is $120 off. In case you want something for your cat to ride around the room while it kind of cleans.  

3) Early in-person voting has started and it’s already a mess in some states. Hour long lines around the state plagued voters in Georgia, in New York the NYPD has told all their officers to prepare to be deployed for protests before and after the election and in California the Republican Party has been asked to remove unofficial ballot boxes they illegally placed in at least 3 counties. Plus, in some states you get a punch in the face with your I Voted sticker depending on who you vote for.  

4) A Riverside, California family’s Halloween decorations are so realistic that the fire department keeps coming out. They have a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ themed display and this year the family added projections that make it look like the house is on fire along with smoke and simulated explosions. 400 people drive by every night and some are so convinced it’s the real thing that they call 911. This is what happens when dad has too much time on his hands.  

5) According to a new study, we are more likely to get into a long-term relationship with somebody who has a face that is similar to ours. The psychological study found ‘evidence of homogamy, or the spouses’ tendency to have similar faces.’ However, that’s still not something you should share with someone on a first date, ‘I just want you to know I hit on you because our faces look the same. Where you going?’  

Are Curses Real?  

A Canadian tourist has returned five artifacts she took from Pompeii saying that she suffered a 15-year curse after taking them in 2005. The woman, identified only as Nicole, says she took them because she ‘wanted to have a piece of history’ but has since been stricken with bad luck and financial trouble. What do you think, are curses real? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Are curses real?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep October 12, 2020 

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 starting NFL QB is likely out for the season  

Dak Prescott is likely out for the season after a horrific injury. The Dallas Cowboys QB suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle after he was tackled awkwardly in the 3rd quarter of their win over the Giants yesterday. Prescott underwent surgery to ‘wash out the wound and fix the fracture’ last night. His brother Tad shared a pic on social media of a smiling Dak in a hospital bed promising ‘He’ll be back STRONGER than ever.” We join players from across the league wishing Dak a speedy recovery. (Additional out) If you haven’t seen the injury yet you might want to avoid social media and the internet for a few hours because you can’t unwatch it.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, what’s closed and what’s open today on Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day  

Today is a federal holiday celebrating Columbus Day and, in some states and cities, Indigenous Peoples Day.  Here’s what’s open today, most grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, National Parks, Zoos, most restaurants and drug stores. Things that are closed include most banks, some museums and anything government operated, like the Post Office and DMV. All to celebrate a guy who discovered something people had already found hundreds of years before. (Additional out) So sadly my eight hour trip to the DMV will have to wait to ruin another day.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a pandemic apparently doesn’t stop people from reacting poorly to a championship  

After the Lakers won their 17 NBA title rowdy fans hit the streets in droves to celebrate despite the mayors please for them to stay home. Things quickly turned ugly with some fans throwing rocks and bottles at police cars. As the celebration outside Staples Center dragged on LAPD had to send in mounted police and officers in riot gear to disperse the crowd with beanbag rounds and rubber bullets. I never understood why fans riot after a win instead of a loss. (Additional out) You would think that the game being played in a bubble would give people a hint about why they shouldn’t gather in a large crowd.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, why a Texas teen has set two Guinness World Records  

A tall Texas teenager has set the Guinness World Records for longest legs on a teenager and on a female. 17-year-old Maci Currin is 6 foot 10 and her legs are 53 inches long, meaning they make up 60% of her overall height. Congratulations on never being able to buy pants. (Additional Out) Which is cool, unless she’s sitting in front of you at a movie theater.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: According to a new study coronavirus can remain on paper currency for 28 days. Which would scare me if I could remember the last time I actually had paper currency on me. Even before covid I rarely carried money with me anymore. How about you, do you still regularly carry around cash?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what’s the average term for one of these? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] Confirmation hearings begin in the Senate today for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Today’s hearing will be devoted to opening statements from senators and Barrett with questions starting tomorrow. It’s a life-long appointment, but what’s the average term of service for a Supreme Court justice?  

A: 16 years and 359 days  

B: 26 years and 359 days  

C: 36 years and 359 days  

Answer: A, the average term of service for a supreme court judge is 16 years and 359 days. William O. Douglas is the longest serving justice having served over 36 years. Which means he also holds the record for most years wearing a robe to work.  

[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: Considered one of the scariest movies of all time  

Clue #2: Hit theaters in 1973  

Clue #3: Linda Blair  

Answer: Exorcist  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Dak Prescott is likely out for the season after a horrific injury. The Dallas Cowboys QB suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle after he was tackled awkwardly in the 3rd quarter of their win over the Giants yesterday. Prescott underwent surgery to ‘wash out the wound and fix the fracture’ last night. His brother Tad shared a pic on social media of a smiling Dak in a hospital bed promising ‘He’ll be back STRONGER than ever.” If you haven’t seen the injury yet you might want to avoid social media and the internet for a few hours because you can’t unwatch it.  

2) Today is a federal holiday celebrating Columbus Day and, in some states and cities, Indigenous Peoples Day.  Here’s what’s open today, most grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, National Parks, Zoos, most restaurants and drug stores. Things that are closed include most banks, some museums and anything government operated, like the Post Office and DMV. All to celebrate a guy who discovered something people had already found hundreds of years before.  

3) After the Lakers won their 17 NBA title rowdy fans hit the streets in droves to celebrate despite the mayors please for them to stay home. Things quickly turned ugly with some fans throwing rocks and bottles at police cars. As the celebration outside Staples Center dragged on LAPD had to send in mounted police and officers in riot gear to disperse the crowd with beanbag rounds and rubber bullets. I never understood why fans riot after a win instead of a loss.  

4) A tall Texas teenager has set the Guinness World Records for longest legs on a teenager and on a female. 17-year-old Maci Currin is 6 foot 10 and her legs are 53 inches long, meaning they make up 60% of her overall height. Congratulations on never being able to buy pants. (  

5) Confirmation hearings begin in the Senate today for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Today’s hearing will be devoted to opening statements from senators and Barrett with questions starting tomorrow. It’s a life-long appointment, but the average term of service for a supreme court judge is 16 years and 359 days. William O. Douglas is the longest serving justice having served over 36 years. Which means he also holds the record for most years wearing a robe to work.  

Do You Still Carry Cash?  

According to a new study coronavirus can remain on paper currency for 28 days. That means Covid-19 is still infectious for four weeks on banknotes. Which would scare me if I could remember the last time I actually had paper currency on me. Even before covid I rarely carried money with me. How about you, do you still regularly carry around cash? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Do you still regularly carry cash around with you?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep October 9, 2020 

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, Dollar General goes after ballers  

Dollar General is opening new stores to target wealthier shoppers. The retail chain known for it’s rock-bottom prices plans to open around 30 Popshelf stores nation-wide aimed at higher-end suburban shoppers. Popshelf will feature a range of home and beauty goods, the majority of which will be priced around $5. Some other names they considered include $5 General, Slightly More Expensive Crap, and I Got 5 On It. (Additional out) If they were reading the room they’d have opened a Quarter General.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Tom Brady has an old man moment  

Tom Brady embarrassingly lost track of downs at the end of the Bears-Bucs game last night and had to be told the game was over and they’d lost. After he threw an incomplete pass the 43-year-old stood on the field confused because he believed it was third down and he still had a play left to run.  All of us who have walked into a room and then forgot why we walked into said room, feel his pain. (Additional out) But in Tom’s defense, he was too busy screaming at his new teammates.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a dog reunites with his owner after three years  

A dog that went missing after a home burglary turns up 3 years later and 300 miles from home. Venes Mosier of Hopkinsville, Kentucky had given up hope of ever seeing her dog Callie again after it went missing back in 2017 when her home was robbed. But then Animal Control in Cass County Michigan, 300 miles away, picked up Callie recently, scanned her for a microchip, contacted Venes and reunited them. I can relate, my dog acts like I’ve been gone three years every time I walk outside to get the mail and come back. (Additional out) When reached for comment the dog said, “I guess she didn’t get the hint when I ran away 21 year ago, but whatever, when’s lunch?”  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this star’s memoir hits number one  

Mariah Carey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” is number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list. In the book Carey talks about her romantic relationships, her career ups and downs, the racism she’s experienced and shares some stories behind her string of number one hits. Buy it today or wait a few weeks for the inevitable Lifetime Movie. (Additional Out) I’m guessing she skips over the New Year’s Eve performance from a few years ago.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Pizza sales are up during the pandemic. Domino’s US sales rose 17.5% during its third quarter as more consumers chose to order pizza during the coronavirus. What do you think, are you eating more pizza lately? What’s your favorite takeout pizza place?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many championships have they won? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers could win an NBA Championship tonight with one more win over the Miami Heat. If they win, how many NBA Championship titles will the Lakers have?  

A: 7  

B: 17  

C: 27  

Answer: B, if the Lakers win tonight it will be their 17th championship. But, their first since LeBron took over as GM.  

[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:  Bill Murray  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 people who were on the SNL cast with Bill Murray (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman Gilda Radner, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Harry Shearer, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Jim Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Don Novello, Tom Schiller, Paul Shaffer, Alan Zweibel)  

Name 5 of the top 10 Bill Murray movies according to a Rolling Stone poll (Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Stripes, Caddyshack, Lost in Translation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Where the Buffalo Roam, Scrooged, Kingpin, Razor’s Edge)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Dollar General is opening new stores to target wealthier shoppers. The retail chain known for it’s rock-bottom prices plans to open around 30 Popshelf stores nation-wide aimed at higher-end suburban shoppers. Popshelf will feature a range of home and beauty goods, the majority of which will be priced around $5. Some other names they considered include $5 General, Slightly More Expensive Crap, and I Got 5 On It.  

2) Tom Brady embarrassingly lost track of downs at the end of the Bears-Bucs game last night and had to be told the game was over and they’d lost. After he threw an incomplete pass the 43-year-old stood on the field confused because he believed it was third down and he still had a play left to run.  All of us who have walked into a room and then forgot why we walked into said room, feel his pain.  

3) A dog that went missing after a home burglary turns up 3 years later and 300 miles from home. Venes Mosier of Hopkinsville, Kentucky had given up hope of ever seeing her dog Callie again after it went missing back in 2017 when her home was robbed. But then Animal Control in Cass County Michigan, 300 miles away, picked up Callie recently, scanned her for a microchip, contacted Venes and reunited them. When reached for comment the dog said, “I guess she didn’t get the hint when I ran away 21 year ago, but whatever, when’s lunch?”  

4) Mariah Carey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” is number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list. In the book Carey talks about her romantic relationships, her career ups and downs, the racism she’s experienced and shares some stories behind her string of number one hits. Buy it today or wait a few weeks for the inevitable Lifetime Movie.  

5) LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers could win an NBA Championship tonight with one more win over the Miami Heat. If they win tonight it will be the Laker’s 17th NBA championship. But, their first since LeBron took over as GM.  

Are You Eating More Pizza Lately?  

Pizza sales are up during the pandemic. Domino’s US sales rose 17.5% during its third quarter as more consumers chose to order pizza during the coronavirus pandemic. What do you think, are you eating more pizza lately? What’s your favorite takeout pizza place? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Are you eating more pizza lately?  

Yes  

No  

What’s your favorite takeout pizza place?  

Domino’s  

Pizza Hut  

Papa John’s  

Little Caeser’s  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep October 8, 2020 

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, the question both candidates dodged  

Both candidates dodged a question about their 70-year-old bosses in last night’s one and only VP debate. Overall, the 90-minute faceoff between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris was a return to normal that stayed on the rails, delivered more substance and less confrontation. Both proved to be polished and prepared debaters who stuck to the script. It’s never a good sign when the star of the debate is a fly. (Additional out) Which is what happens when two people do their best not to outshine their boss on TV.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this country is offering cruises to nowhere  

Singapore is offering its travel-starved locals ‘cruises to nowhere.’ The country announced it will launch pleasure cruises that don’t actually visit any ports starting next month. The cruise ships will operate and 50% capacity, are for Singapore residents only and will start and stop at the same spot with no ports in between. I believe Gilligan took a similar cruise years ago. (Additional out) Or you can just stay in a hotel, basically it’s the same thing.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, a racoon attacks a reporter  

CNN correspondent Joe Johns had to fight off a racoon seconds before doing a live shot. The two have a history, the racoon attacked his pants leg last week just before a report. Yesterday, while reporting on the white house lawn the racoon returned, running through the CNN media tent despite a secret service agent with a flashlight trying to shoo it out and Johns throwing something at it right before they return to him for a live shot. Guess we know who that racoon is voting for. (Additional out) Unfortunately now the racoon will have to quarantine itself for 14 days.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this covid treatment used on Trump seeks FDA approval  

Regeneron has requested FDA approval for their antibody treatment that was used on Trump to fight Covid-19 symptoms. The drug is still in clinical trials, but has been shown to be safe so far and Trump has touted it as a ‘cure.’ The biotech company has submitted an emergency use authorization to make the antibody cocktail available to the general public and expects to have 300,000 doses within the next few weeks. I’m up for trying anything that has the word cocktail in it. (Additional Out) I’ll take mine on the rocks.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The Patriots have canceled practice again after a third player tested positive for Covid-19. Yesterday the NFL reported that there have been 11 confirmed positive tests among players so far and 15 new confirmed positives among other personnel. Oddsmakers say it’s unlikely that all NFL teams will play the full 16 regular season games this year. What do you think, will the NFL be able to finish the season?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how much has this gone up recently? The correct answer wins _______ _.  

[Contest setup] According to a new report, how much has the billionaires of the world’s wealth risen since the pandemic hit?  

A: 7.5%  

B: 17.5%  

C: 27.5%  

Answer: C, a Guardian report found that the world’s billionaires have collectively managed to increase their fortune to a record high $10.2 Trillion during the pandemic, a 27.5% increase. Proving that there’s truly no bad time to be super rich.  

[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: The world’s population grew to 4.72 billion, Dr. J and Moses Malone led the 76ers to an NBA championship, and this show debuted on HBO (Fraggle Rock Clip)  

2nd break clues: The final episode of MASH aired, the first mobile phones were introduced to the world by Motorola, and this movie dominated the box office (Return of the Jedi Clip)  

Answer: 1983  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Both candidates dodged a question about their 70-year-old bosses in last night’s one and only VP debate. Overall, the 90-minute faceoff between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris was a return to normal that stayed on the rails, delivered more substance and less confrontation. Both proved to be polished and prepared debaters who stuck to the script. It’s never a good sign when the star of the debate is a fly.  

2) Singapore is offering its travel-starved locals ‘cruises to nowhere.’ The country announced it will launch pleasure cruises that don’t actually visit any ports starting next month. The cruise ships will operate and 50% capacity, are for Singapore residents only and will start and stop at the same spot with no ports in between. I believe Gilligan took a similar cruise years ago.  

3) CNN correspondent Joe Johns had to fight off a racoon seconds before doing a live shot. The two have a history, the racoon attacked his pants leg last week just before a report. Yesterday, while reporting on the white house lawn the racoon returned, running through the CNN media tent despite a secret service agent with a flashlight trying to shoo it out and Johns throwing something at it right before they return to him for a live shot. Guess we know who that racoon is voting for.  

4) Regeneron has requested FDA approval for their antibody treatment that was used on Trump to fight Covid-19 symptoms. The drug is still in clinical trials, but has been shown to be safe so far and Trump has touted it as a ‘cure.’ The biotech company has submitted an emergency use authorization to make the antibody cocktail available to the general public and expects to have 300,000 doses within the next few weeks. I’ll take mine on the rocks.  

5) According to a new Guardian report the world’s billionaires have collectively managed to increase their fortune to a record high $10.2 Trillion during the pandemic, an incredible 27.5% increase over a short period. Proving that there is truly no bad time to be super rich.  

Will the NFL Be Able to Finish the Season?  

The Patriots have canceled practice again after a third player tested positive for Covid-19. Yesterday the NFL reported that there have been 11 confirmed positive tests among players so far and 15 new confirmed positives among other personnel. Oddsmakers say it’s unlikely that all NFL teams will play the full 16 regular season games this year. What do you think, will the NFL be able to finish the season? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to vote on your favorite, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

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Will the NFL be able to finish the season?  

Yes  

No