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Solo Prep April 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, another mass shooting in the US last night  

Eight people are dead after a shooting last night at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Several others have been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police believe the shooter took his own life. It happened around 11pm local time and witnesses say they saw a man firing ‘an automatic rifle’ as many as 10 times. Currently officials have no indication of a motive.  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this celebrity couple confirms what everyone suspected  

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re better off as friends. The stars released a statement saying that they are officially ending their two-year engagement. The news of J-Lo and A-Rod’s split comes one month after they denied reports they had broken up saying they were ‘working through some things.’ Which is the celebrity equivalent to ‘It’s complicated’. (Additional Out) But A-Rod’s Instagram feed told a different story.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the Defense Department comments on a famous viral leaked UFO video  

The Defense Department confirmed that a leaked video of a UFO is real. In a statement the DOD said the video of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ taken in 2019 and circulated widely on the web are indeed legit and were taken by Navy personnel. It shows triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds. Which makes me wonder what else my crazy uncle was right about. (Additional out) But apparently, they took one look at what was going on here and they we’re like, ‘Ah, we’re good.’  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this new luxury electric car has a nap mode  

Mercedes’ new electric car has a nap mode and doors that open for you. The Mercedes EQS has doors that open automatically as the driver gets closer and an optional touchscreen system that covers the entire dash. The Power Nap mode automatically reclines the driver’s seat, dims the lights and plays relaxing sounds. After a while it wakes you up with fragrances and a gentle massage. No price has been released yet. But, I assume if you have to ask you can’t afford it. (Additional out) I guess it’s a lot less sad to sleep in your car if it’s a Mercedes.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The Pfizer CEO said that people will likely need a 3rd dose of the vaccine within 12 months. In comments he made before a house committee, Albert Boura said a third booster dose would likely be necessary and that its possible people will need to get vaccinated against coronavirus annually. But what do you think, will you get a vaccine booster shot next year?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these prehistoric creatures were there? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Researchers at the University of California have estimated the total amount of Tyrannosaurus Rexes that lived over two and a half million years during the reign of dinosaurs. According to estimates, how many total T-Rex’s walked the earth?    

A: 2.5 billion  

B: 250 million  

C: 2.5 million  

Answer: A, they believe 20 thousand lived at a time and there were 127 thousand generations, bringing the total number to 2.5 billion. Hence why you should never dial that time period in if you ever get in a time machine.  

[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: 90s TV Shows  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the top 15 TV Show Characters from the 90s according to Ranker dot com (Will Smith, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay, Uncle Phil, Carlton Banks, Sophia Petrillo, Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, Cosmo Kramer, Monica Geller, Al Bundy, Rose Nylund, Tim Taylor, Steve Urkel)  

Name 5 of the top 15 90s sitcoms according to Screenrant dot com (Friends, Seinfeld, Mr. Bean, Sports Night, Boy Meets World, That 70s Show, Frasier, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, News Radio, Third Rock From the Sun, Martin, Home Improvement, Will & Grace, The Nanny, Full House)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Eight people are dead after a shooting last night at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Several others have been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police believe the shooter took his own life. It happened around 11pm local time and witnesses say they saw a man firing ‘an automatic rifle’ as many as 10 times. Currently officials have no indication of a motive.  

2) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re better off as friends. The stars released a statement saying that they are officially ending their two-year engagement. The news of J-Lo and A-Rod’s split comes one month after they denied reports they had broken up saying they were ‘working through some things.’ But A-Rod’s Instagram feed told a different story.  

3) The Defense Department confirmed that a leaked video of a UFO is real. In a statement the DOD said the video of ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ taken in 2019 and circulated widely on the web are indeed legit and were taken by Navy personnel. It shows triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds. But apparently, they took one look at what was going on here and they we’re like, ‘Ah, we’re good.’  

4) Mercedes’ new electric car has a nap mode and doors that open for you. The Mercedes EQS has doors that open automatically as the driver gets closer and an optional touchscreen system that covers the entire dash. The Power Nap mode automatically reclines the driver’s seat, dims the lights and plays relaxing sounds. After a while it wakes you up with fragrances and a gentle massage. No price has been released yet. But, I assume if you have to ask you can’t afford it..  

5) Researchers at the University of California have estimated the total amount of Tyrannosaurus Rexes that lived over two and a half million years during the reign of dinosaurs. They believe 20 thousand lived at a time and there were 127 thousand generations, bringing the total number of T-Rexes to 2.5 billion. Hence why you should never dial that time period in if you ever get in a time machine.  

Will You Get a Vaccine Booster Shot in 2022?  

The Pfizer CEO said that people will likely need a 3rd dose of the vaccine within 12 months. In comments he made before a house committee, Albert Boura said a third booster dose would likely be necessary and that its possible people will need to get vaccinated against coronavirus annually. But what do you think, will you get a vaccine booster shot next year? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web polls)  

Will you get a vaccine booster shot in 2022?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep April 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, Biden pledges to ‘end the forever war’  

President Biden announced his plan to withdraw the US Military from Afghanistan by September 11th, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Some Afghan citizens worry that the withdrawal will allow the Taliban to flourish. To keep that from happening the US may use drones and bombers. In a speech to the nation Biden said ‘It is time to end the forever war.’  If they’d have called it that from the get go nobody would’ve signed off on it. (Additional out) Adding ‘I should know, I was asleep in the room when they decided to kill Bin Laden 10 year ago.’  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this comic who joked about Colton Underwood being gay posts his support  

Billy Eichner, who joked about Colton Underwood being gay on The Bachelor in 2019, posts his support after yesterday’s reveal. Underwood, who was the Bachelor on Season 23 came out in an interview on GMA yesterday. Afterwards the clip of Eichner’s cameo on the show saying ‘I’m gay. I know that’s a shock, Colton. And I think you should look into it,’ circulated on the internet.  Because the internet never forgets anything. (Additional Out) I guess it took making out with 32 women on live TV to realize Billy was right.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the CDC says they need more info on J&J  

The CDC put off making any decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine yesterday, saying they need more information. The J&J vaccine was put on pause after 6 women developed a rare type of blood clots. Dr. Fauci stressed that the recommended pause is just that, ‘a pause, not a cancellation.’ To give them time to dig through the vaccines Twitter feed to see if it ever said something remotely offensive. (Additional out) Just to be safe, I’ve also stopped using Johnson and Johnson No Tears Shampoo.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, these may be the world’s most expensive sneakers  

Kanye West’s $1 million dollar Yeezys may be the most expensive sneakers in the world. The first Yeezy sneakers Kanye ever wore in public are going on sale at Sotheby’s. The auction house didn’t reveal an exact asking price, though it said the shoes were valued ‘in excess of $1 million.’ Kanye West debuted the Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes at the Grammy Awards in 2008. Personally, I’ll wait until they auction off the mic he snatched from Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs. (Additional out) I’m in provided he uses the proceeds to fund his next pretend presidential bid.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Netflix leads all streaming services for original content. According to a new survey from Morgan Stanley, 39 percent of fans say that Netflix has the best original shows. About 12 percent chose Amazon Prime, followed by Disney Plus, Hulu and HBO Max. But what do you think, where does Netflix rank and who has the best original streaming content?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of us use this? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] When the Pew Research Center began tracking social media adoption in 2005, just 5% of American adults used at least one of the platforms. According to their latest data, what percentage of American adults now use some type of social media?    

A: 62%  

B: 72%  

C: 82%  

Answer: B, 72% of the public currently uses some type of social media, that includes 78% of women and 66% of men. But to be fair the latter mainly use it on the toilet.  

[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: Volkswagen is accused of rigging diesel emissions tests, Justin Trudeau becomes Prime Minister of Canada, and this show debuts on HBO (Ballers Clip)  

2nd break clues: The Paris Climate Accord is signed, NASA finds liquid on Mars, and this movie hits theaters (Fifty Shades of Grey Clip)  

Answer: 2015  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) President Biden announced his plan to withdraw the US Military from Afghanistan by September 11th, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Some Afghan citizens worry that the withdrawal will allow the Taliban to flourish. To keep that from happening the US may use drones and bombers. In a speech to the nation Biden said ‘It is time to end the forever war.’  Adding ‘I should know, I was asleep in the room when they decided to kill Bin Laden 10 year ago.’  

2) Billy Eichner, who joked about Colton Underwood being gay on The Bachelor in 2019, posts his support after yesterday’s reveal. Underwood, who was the Bachelor on Season 23 came out in an interview on GMA yesterday. Afterwards the clip of Eichner’s cameo on the show saying ‘I’m gay. I know that’s a shock, Colton. And I think you should look into it,’ circulated on the internet.  I guess it took making out with 32 women on live TV to realize Billy was right.  

3) The CDC put off making any decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine yesterday, saying they need more information. The J&J vaccine was put on pause after 6 women developed a rare type of blood clots. Dr. Fauci stressed that the recommended pause is just that, ‘a pause, not a cancellation.’ To give them time to dig through the vaccines Twitter feed to see if it ever said something remotely offensive.  

4) Kanye West’s $1 million dollar Yeezys may be the most expensive sneakers in the world. The first Yeezy sneakers Kanye ever wore in public are going on sale at Sotheby’s. The auction house didn’t reveal an exact asking price, though it said the shoes were valued ‘in excess of $1 million.’ Kanye West debuted the Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes at the Grammy Awards in 2008. Personally, I’ll wait until they auction off the mic he snatched from Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.  

5) When the Pew Research Center began tracking social media adoption in 2005, just 5% of American adults used at least one of the platforms. According to their latest data, 72% of the public currently uses some type of social media, that includes 78% of women and 66% of men. But to be fair the latter mainly use it on the toilet.  

Who Has The Best Original Streaming Content?  

Netflix leads all streaming services for original content. According to a new survey from Morgan Stanley, 39% of fans say that Netflix has the best original shows. About 12 percent chose Amazon Prime, followed by Disney+, Hulu and HBO Max. But what do you think, where does Netflix rank and who has the best original streaming content? 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 polls)  

Who has the best original streaming content?  

Netflix  

Amazon Prime  

Disney Plus  

Hulu  

HBO Max

Solo Prep April 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, Netflix has renewed this show for 2 more seasons  

Bridgerton has been renewed for 2 more seasons at Neflix. The popular series based on novels by author Julia Quinn has been greenlit for a third and fourth season. The announcement comes as fans continue to mourn the news that fan-favorite male star Rege-Jean Page won’t be returning for season 2. Despite being the only reason anybody watched season 1. (Additional out) But I’m sure they’ll come up with a terrible spin-off idea for him.  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, this digital currency has surged in the past 24 hours  

Dogecoin has surpassed 10 cents for the first time. The cryptocurrency that features the face of a Shiba Inu dog as it’s logo, has surged more than 85% in the past 24 hours and more than 2,000% since the beginning of the year. Dogecoin is trading at 13 cents according to CoinDesk. Good news for people who actually understand what any of that means. (Additional Out) Hence why your nerdy nephew is celebrating today.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, where archaeologists found a 3,000 year old city  

Archaeologists have discovered a ‘lost golden city’ in Egypt that dates back to the 14th century B.C. The 3,000 year old city near Luxor was around during the reign of King Tut. After the excavation began in September, archaeologists have unearthed ‘a large city in good condition with almost complete walls and rooms filled with tools of daily life.’ Giving us a window into what life was like in the 14th century BC but spoiler alert, it was awful. (Additional out) And I’m assuming, a few cursed artifacts.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this 90s sitcom star is selling his only brand of weed  

Steve Urkel is selling weed. Jaleel White, aka nerdy teen Steve Urkel from the 90s sitcom Family Matters, has teamed up with 710 labs to start his own cannabis brand. According to the press release it will launch on 4/20 and they’re calling it ‘Purple Urkel.’ And its sure to have you saying ‘Did I do that?’ after eating all of your roommate’s Bagel Bites. (Additional out) Side effects of Purple Urkel include paranoia, food cravings and thinking suspenders look good on you.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Americans are buying less toilet paper and wipes. Sales of toilet paper are down 32.7% and wet wipe sales are down 15.7%. But, its not a sign of changing hygiene habits, but rather a sign of the passing of pandemic anxiety. Either way it gives me an excuse to rehash the age-old debate, should you put the toilet paper on the holder to roll from the top or the bottom? Personally I’m team counter-clockwise but how about you?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which one of these do we react to the most? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Unlike primates who only use screams to communicate anger and fear, humans scream in six emotional dimensions, anger, fear, pain, pleasure, sadness and delight. According to a new study which of those human screams do people respond to the quickest?    

A: Delight or pleasure  

B: Anger or fear  

C: Pain or sadness  

Answer: A, believe it or not humans react the most to screams of delight or pleasure. Clearly scientists are running out of things to study.  

[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: Movie star  

Clue 1: Born in Smyrna Georgia in 1967  

Clue 2: The first actress paid $20 million for a role  

Clue 3: Pretty Woman  

Answer: Julia Roberts  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Bridgerton has been renewed for 2 more seasons at Neflix. The popular series based on novels by author Julia Quinn has been greenlit for a third and fourth season. The announcement comes as fans continue to mourn the news that fan-favorite male star Rege-Jean Page won’t be returning for season 2. Despite being the only reason anybody watched season 1.  

2) Dogecoin has surpassed 10 cents for the first time. The cryptocurrency that features the face of a Shiba Inu dog as it’s logo, has surged more than 85% in the past 24 hours and more than 2,000% since the beginning of the year. Dogecoin is trading at 13 cents according to CoinDesk. Hence why your nerdy nephew is celebrating today.  

3) Archaeologists have discovered a ‘lost golden city’ in Egypt that dates back to the 14th century B.C. The 3,000 year old city near Luxor was around during the reign of King Tut. After the excavation began in September, archaeologists have unearthed ‘a large city in good condition with almost complete walls and rooms filled with tools of daily life.’ Giving us a window into what life was like in the 14th century BC but spoiler alert, it was awful.  

4) Steve Urkel is selling weed. Jaleel White, aka nerdy teen Steve Urkel from the 90s sitcom Family Matters, has teamed up with 710 labs to start his own cannabis brand. According to the press release it will launch on 4/20 and they’re calling it ‘Purple Urkel.’ Side effects of Purple Urkel include paranoia, food cravings and thinking suspenders look good on you.  

5) Unlike primates who only use screams to communicate anger and fear, humans scream in six emotional dimensions, anger, fear, pain, pleasure, sadness and delight. According to a new study humans react the most to screams of delight or pleasure. Clearly scientists are running out of things to study.  

Should Toilet Paper Roll From the Top or Bottom?  

Americans are buying less toilet paper and wipes. Sales of toilet paper are down 32.7% and wet wipe sales are down 15.7%. But, its not a sign of changing hygiene habits, but rather a sign of the passing of pandemic anxiety. Either way it gives me an excuse to rehash the age-old debate, should you put the toilet paper on the holder to roll from the top or the bottom? Personally I’m team counter-clockwise but how about you? 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 polls)  

Should the toilet paper roll from the top or the bottom?  

Top  

Bottom

Solo Prep April 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, this pizza chain is testing a robot pizza delivery car  

Domino’s is launching a pizza delivery robot car. This week the pizza chain rolled out a robot car delivery service to select customers in Houston, Texas. For those who opt in, their pies will arrive in fully autonomous and adorable vehicles made by Nuro. Raising the ethical question, what do you tip a robot delivery guy? (Additional out) As we inch closer to our goal of completely eliminating human interaction.  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, why the FDA is calling for a pause in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine  

The FDA is calling for an immediate pause in the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six patients developed blood clots. The FDA calls the move an ‘abundance of caution.’ Also, two new studies suggest that despite the B.1.1.7 UK strain being more transmissible, it doesn’t increase the disease severity. Which is good because multiple states are seeing a surge in cases caused by the UK variant. Meanwhile they’re having mask burning demonstrations in, you guessed it, Florida. (Additional Out) And people who wear their masks like a chin diaper.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the insane amount of money Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win could be worth in his native Japan  

Golf insiders say Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win could be worth between $200 million and one billion dollars. Matsuyama is the first Japanese player to win a golfing major and no country in the world has more golf courses in such a small area. The Masters payout is just $2 million but it will likely lead to hundreds of millions in endorsement deals. And inspire millions to follow a dream they’ll never achieve. (Additional out) I guess I should’ve spent more time practicing putting and less time learning math I’ll never use.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, how much Dolly’s ice cream is selling for per pint  

Dolly Parton’s ice cream is selling for $1,000 per pint on eBay. The country star teamed up with a dessert company to make Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream to benefit her Imagination Library charity. But it was such a hit, it sold out last week and even caused the website to crash. The company says they’re working around the clock to make more. Although we all know Dolly is an advocate for just working 9 to 5. (Additional out) So opportunistic people can buy it all up and resell it online for an enormous profit.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Late night snacks may hurt you at work. A recent study found that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. That’s interesting but not concerning enough to make me stop. How about you, do you late night snack and if so what’s your late night snack of choice?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these are sold each year? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] As part of an initiative to reduce waste, Nike announced yesterday that they are now selling used sneakers at a discount in select stores. Nike says they’ll accept lightly-worn returned shoes then clean and sanitize them for resale. How many pairs of Nike shoes are sold globally per year?    

A: 380 million  

B: 580 million  

C: 780 million  

Answer: C, according to industry statistics Nike sells roughly 780 million shoes per year. 2% of which are actually used to do something athletic.  

[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: From which food group should you eat the most daily servings? (Grain)  

Follow up questions:  

What country has won the most world cup championships? (Brazil)  

What’s another term for a fraudulent investment scheme called a ‘Ponzi’? (Pyramid)  

How many nickels are there in a $1.50? (30)  

Round 2:  

General question: What NBA head coach won 11 NBA championships with the Bulls and the Lakers? (Phil Jackson)  

Follow up questions:  

True champagne can only come from grapes grown in the Champagne region of what country? (France)  

Who played Grace in Will and Grace? (Debra Messing)  

What candy comes in refillable dispensers with characters on top? (Pez)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Domino’s is launching a pizza delivery robot car. This week the pizza chain rolled out a robot car delivery service to select customers in Houston, Texas. For those who opt in, their pies will arrive in fully autonomous and adorable vehicles made by Nuro. As we inch closer to our goal of completely eliminating human interaction.  

2) The FDA is calling for an immediate pause in the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after six patients developed blood clots. The FDA calls the move an ‘abundance of caution.’ Also, two new studies suggest that despite the B.1.1.7 UK strain being more transmissible, it doesn’t increase the disease severity. Which is good because multiple states are seeing a surge in cases caused by the UK variant. Meanwhile they’re having mask burning demonstrations in, you guessed it, Florida. 

3) Golf insiders say Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win could be worth between $200 million and one billion dollars. Matsuyama is the first Japanese player to win a golfing major and no country in the world has more golf courses in such a small area. The Masters payout is just $2 million but will lead to hundreds of millions in endorsement deals. I guess I should’ve spent more time practicing putting and less time learning math I’ll never use.  

4) Dolly Parton’s ice cream is selling for $1,000 per pint on eBay. The country star teamed up with a dessert company to make Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream to benefit her Imagination Library charity. But it was such a hit, it sold out last week and even caused the website to crash. The company says they’re working around the clock to make more. Although we all know Dolly is an advocate for just working 9 to 5.  

5) As part of an initiative to reduce waste, Nike announced yesterday that they are now selling used sneakers at a discount in select stores. Nike says they’ll accept lightly-worn returned shoes then clean and sanitize them for resale. According to industry statistics Nike sells roughly 780 million shoes per year. 2% of which are actually used to do something athletic.  

What’s Your Favorite Late-Night Snack?  

Late night snacks may hurt you at work. A recent study found that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. That’s interesting but not concerning enough to make me stop. How about you, do you late night snack and if so what’s your late-night snack of choice? 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 polls)  

Do you late night snack?  

Yes  

No  

If so, what’s your favorite late-night snack?  

Cereal  

Ice cream  

Chips  

Cookies  

Chocolate 

Cold pizza  

Sandwich  

Popcorn  

Fruit  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep April 12, 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, history is made at the Masters  

Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters yesterday, becoming the first Japanese man to win one of golf’s major titles. The 29-year-old shot a final round 73 to finish 10 under par, one shot ahead of the American runner-up. Hideki is now the first Japanese player to don the famous green jacket. Roughly twenty five years after Happy Gilmore became the first hockey player to win golf’s coveted gold jacket. (Additional out) One of the highest honors in the sport we all fall asleep watching.  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, how much someone wants to pay you to binge watch true crime  

Three people will get paid as much as $2,400 to binge watch 24 hours of crime documentaries. MagellanTV, who paid one truce crime fanatic $1,000 to do the same last year has upped their game this year, looking for three bingers. If interested, you have until May 5th to apply. Finally, a job that puts the binge-watching skills I masted during the pandemic to good use. (Additional Out) Quick word of advice for husbands, it’s never a good sign if your wife takes notes while watching true crime documentaries.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, how a woman reacted to having $1.2 million accidentally deposited in her account  

A Louisiana woman has been arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million mistakenly deposited in her account. Kelyn Spadoni, a 33 year old dispatcher was booked for theft, bank fraud and illegal transmission of monetary funds. Spadoni is accused of immediately moving the money to another account and using it to buy a new car and a house. Apparently ‘finders keepers’ isn’t a real law. (Additional out) When what she should’ve bought was a plane ticket to the Caymans.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the recipe the Food Network shared that’s dividing the internet  

A recipe for popcorn salad is being roasted on the internet after it was shared by the Food Network. Chef Molly Yeh has taken popcorn to the next level, or a new low, by adding the popular snack to vegetables and a dressing. The cookbook author calls it an ‘iconic midwestern dish’. I call it a crime against humanity. (Additional out) Which is code for ‘thing I made up because I forgot to go to the store today’.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Several hundred of the nation’s 13,000 school districts have established virtual schools this academic year, with an eye toward operating them for years to come. Unlike makeshift pandemic school programs, these stand-alone virtual schools have their own teachers who work only with remote students and use a curriculum designed specifically for online learning. But what do you think, does remote learning work?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of us have one of these in our house? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] The overall percentage of households that owned pets rose in 2020. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, what percentage of US households own dogs?    

A: 34%  

B: 44%  

C: 54%  

Answer: B, 44% of households now own dogs compared to 25% that own cats. But, to be fair, nobody really owns a cat.  

[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: Follows the adventures of a 17 year old  

Clue #2: Highest grossing film of 1985  

Clue #3: Marty McFly  

Answer: Back to the Future  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters yesterday, becoming the first Japanese man to win one of golf’s major titles. The 29-year-old shot a final round 73 to finish 10 under par, one shot ahead of the American runner-up. Hideki is now the first Japanese player to don the famous green jacket. Roughly twenty-five years after Happy Gilmore became the first hockey player to win golf’s coveted gold jacket.  

2) Three people will get paid as much as $2,400 to binge watch 24 hours of crime documentaries. MagellanTV, who paid one truce crime fanatic $1,000 to do the same last year has upped their game this year, looking for three bingers. If interested, you have until May 5th to apply. Quick word of advice for husbands, it’s never a good sign if your wife takes notes while watching true crime documentaries.  

3) A Louisiana woman has been arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million mistakenly deposited in her account. Kelyn Spadoni, a 33 year old dispatcher was booked for theft, bank fraud and illegal transmission of monetary funds. Spadoni is accused of immediately moving the money to another account and using it to buy a new car and a house. Apparently ‘finders keepers’ isn’t a real law.  

4) A recipe for popcorn salad is being roasted on the internet after it was shared by the Food Network. Chef Molly Yeh has taken popcorn to the next level, or a new low, by adding the popular snack to vegetables and a dressing. The cookbook author calls it an ‘iconic midwestern dish’. I call it a crime against humanity.  

5) The overall percentage of households that owned pets rose in 2020. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, 44% of households now own dogs compared to 25% that own cats. But, to be fair, nobody really owns a cat.  

Does Remote Learning Work?  

Several hundred of the nation’s 13,000 school districts have established virtual schools this academic year, with an eye toward operating them for years to come. Unlike makeshift pandemic school programs, these stand-alone virtual schools have their own teachers who work only with remote students and use a curriculum designed specifically for online learning. But what do you think, does remote learning work? 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 polls)  

Does remote learning work?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep April 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, a member of British Royalty has passed away  

Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Phillip has died. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Philip, ‘inspired the lives of countless young people.’ According to the statement from the Palace, ‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.’  

 Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, how many hurricanes forecasters are expecting this season  

Forecasters expect another overactive hurricane season with 17 named storms predicted this year. Colorado State University released its 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecast yesterday. It calls for 17 named storms, 8 of which are hurricanes including 4 major hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher. Plus, they’ve agreed to name one Elsa in an effort to ruin a beloved kids movie for everyone. (Additional Out) Meaning we’ll have at least 4 chances to watch TV reporters who drew the short straw putting their lives’ at risk to show us how wind works.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, we’re facing a shortage of this popular condiment  

America is facing a ketchup package shortage. Last year’s surge in delivery and takeout orders decimated our country’s supply of prepackaged condiments leading to the shortage. This week Heinz announced a 25% increase in production, totaling 12 billion extra ketchup packages, to address the problem. Luckily, I’ve been preparing for this for my whole adult life with my leftover ketchup packet drawer in the kitchen. (Additional out) I blame people who use ten packages for one side of fries.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, what a new Capitol Riot report says about security failures  

A new report by the US Capitol Police watchdog reveals more security failures leading up to the January 6th riots than previously assumed. The USCP Inspector General found that Capitol Police officers had expired ammunition and ineffective shields. They also ignored a warning about a map of the tunnel system under the Capitol weeks before the insurrection. Along with everything said on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and 8chan. (Additional out) That literally anyone with eyes and ears could have predicted.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: According to a new survey a third of remote workers say they may quit if they are called back to the office full-time. The study conducted by global staffing firm Robert Half found that 34% of professionals currently working from home due to the pandemic would look for a new job if required to return to the office full-time. Also, nearly half surveyed said they would prefer to have a hybrid work environment. What about you, do you prefer working at home full time, in an office full time or a hybrid?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these did this late legend sell? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Prince’s estate is releasing a new album in July five years after the music legend’s death. The album was recorded by Prince in 2010 but never released. The title track ‘Welcome 2 America’ is streaming now on several platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. To date how many total albums has Prince sold worldwide?    

A: 60 million  

B: 80 million  

C: 100 million  

Answer: C, Prince has sold 100 million records worldwide including nearly 50 million here in the US. It’s also estimated that Prince wrote upwards of 1,000 songs. Exactly 999 more than Bobby McFerrin.  

[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:  Musical Instruments  

(Read once you get the caller on the line)   

Name 5 of the 8 most popular musical instruments to play in the US (Piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, flute, cello, clarinet)  

Name 5 musical instruments in a marching band (Trumpets, flutes, piccolos, clarinets, snare drums, base drums, tenor drums, cymbal, sousaphone, baritone, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trombones, bass clarinets, tubas)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Phillip has died. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Philip, ‘inspired the lives of countless young people.’ According to the statement from the Palace, ‘His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.’  

2) Forecasters expect another overactive hurricane season with 17 named storms predicted this year. Colorado State University released its 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecast yesterday. It calls for 17 named storms, 8 of which are hurricanes including 4 major hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher. Meaning we’ll have at least 4 chances to watch TV reporters who drew the short straw putting their lives’ at risk to show us how wind works.  

3) America is facing a ketchup package shortage. Last year’s surge in delivery and takeout orders decimated our country’s supply of prepackaged condiments leading to the shortage. This week Heinz announced a 25% increase in production, totaling 12 billion extra ketchup packages, to address the problem. Luckily, I’ve been preparing for this for my whole adult life with my leftover ketchup packet drawer in the kitchen.  

4) A new report by the US Capitol Police watchdog reveals more security failures leading up to the January 6th riots than previously assumed. The USCP Inspector General found that Capitol Police officers had expired ammunition and ineffective shields. They also ignored a warning about a map of the tunnel system under the Capitol weeks before the insurrection. Along with everything said on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and 8chan.  

5) Prince’s estate is releasing a new album in July five years after the music legend’s death. The album was recorded by Prince in 2010 but never released. The title track ‘Welcome 2 America’ is streaming now on several platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. To date Prince has sold 100 million records worldwide including nearly 50 million here in the US. It’s also estimated that Prince wrote upwards of 1,000 songs. Exactly 999 more than Bobby McFerrin.  

Do You Prefer Working at Home or In An Office?  

According to a new survey a third of remote workers say they may quit if they are called back to the office full-time. The study conducted by global staffing firm Robert Half found that 34% of professionals currently working from home due to the pandemic would look for a new job if required to return to the office full-time. Also, nearly half surveyed said they would prefer to have a hybrid work environment. What about you, do you prefer working at home full time, in an office full time or a hybrid? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen Monday at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web polls)  

Do you prefer working at home full time, in an office or a hybrid?  

At home  

At an office  

A hybrid of both

Solo Prep April 8, 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, Best Buys new subscription service for the tech challenged  

Best Buy is offering a $200 annual subscription service to challenge Amazon. The subscription includes their geek squad installing your devices and providing special tech support. It also includes free shipping, extended return windows and exclusive sales. The pilot program will be available in 60 Best Buy stores in six states by the end of the month. Sign me up, that way it won’t take three remotes to turn on my TV. (Additional Out) Just what I need, another subscription service I use once and forget I’m paying for.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, what Fauci says about new Covid cases in the US  

Dr. Fauci says new Covid cases are at a ‘disturbingly high level.’ Adding that the US is at risk from a new surge. But the good news is we’re vaccinating people quickly, with just over 33% of the population, more than 109 million, having received at least one dose of the vaccine. Fauci called it ‘a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge’ caused by the British variant that’s now the dominant strain in the US. Quickly becoming the least popular British export since the Spice Girls. (Additional out) So get vaccinated today so I never have to sit in another Zoom meeting again.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, new gun control measures Biden will sign today  

President Biden will take his first actions on gun control today announcing a series of executive actions. He’ll direct his administration to tighten restrictions on pistol stabilizing braces that allow weapons to be used more accurately as well as so-called ghost guns. Because apparently in America, even our ghosts are packing heat. (Additional out) Personally I like Chris Rock’s plan, charging 5 grand per bullet.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, a few of the upcoming blockbusters now that theaters are back  

Finally, we have some blockbusters to get excited about. That game I never won at, Mortal Kombat, hits HBO Max on April 23rd. On May 7th Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham hits theaters. The following week, May 14th, Those Who Wish Me Dead will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. It’s described as a neo-Western survival action thriller. Plus, the heavily anticipated A Quiet Place Part II hits theaters May 28th. I can’t wait to get my $20 popcorn and 64 ounce soda so I have to pee ten minutes into it. (Additional out) After we waited a year and two months, hopefully the sequel directed by Jim from the Office doesn’t disappoint.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Andy Cohen will host a Kardashian reunion special. Keeping Up With the Kardashians will come to a close this year after 20 seasons on E!. Kris, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie and Scott Disick will take part in the sit down interview. Who’s your least favorite Keeping up With the Kardashians character?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who’s won this the most times? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] The Masters Tournament kicks off today in Augusta. With the best golfers in the world teeing off in front of a limited number of fans. What golfing legend has won the most Masters?    

A: Tiger Woods  

B: Arnold Palmer  

C: Jack Nicklaus  

Answer: C, Jack Nicklaus holds the record with 6 Masters Tournament championships. In other words, Jack has six terrible green jackets in his closet.  

[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: Napster launches, the Yankees beat the Braves in the World Series, and this show debuts (Family Guy Clip)  

2nd break clues: Jack Kervorkian is charged with second-degree murder for assisting suicide, Vladimir Putin becomes the President of Russia, and this movie hits theaters (Sixth Sense Clip)  

Answer: 1999  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Best Buy is offering a $200 annual subscription service to challenge Amazon. The subscription includes their geek squad installing your devices and providing special tech support. It also includes free shipping, extended return windows and exclusive sales. The pilot program will be available in 60 Best Buy stores in six states by the end of the month. Sign me up, that way it won’t take three remotes to turn on my TV.  

2) Dr. Fauci says new Covid cases are at a ‘disturbingly high level.’ Adding that the US is at risk from a new surge. But the good news is we’re vaccinating people quickly, with just over 33% of the population, more than 109 million, having received at least one dose of the vaccine. Fauci called it ‘a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge’ caused by the British variant that’s now the dominant strain in the US. Quickly becoming the least popular British export since the Spice Girls.  

3) President Biden will take his first actions on gun control today announcing a series of executive actions. He’ll direct his administration to tighten restrictions on pistol stabilizing braces that allow weapons to be used more accurately as well as so-called ghost guns. Personally, I like Chris Rock’s plan, charging 5 grand per bullet.  

4) Finally, we have some blockbusters to get excited about. That game I never won at, Mortal Kombat, hits HBO Max on April 23rd. On May 7th Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham hits theaters. The following week, May 14th, Those Who Wish Me Dead will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. It’s described as a neo-Western survival action thriller. Plus, the heavily anticipated A Quiet Place Part II hits theaters May 28th. I can’t wait to get my $20 popcorn and 64 ounce soda so I have to pee ten minutes into it.  

5) The Masters Tournament kicks off today in Augusta. With the best golfers in the world teeing off in front of a limited number of fans. What golfing legend has won the most Masters? Jack Nicklaus holds the record with 6 Masters Tournament championships. In other words, Jack has six terrible green jackets in his closet.  

Who’s Your Least Favorite Kardashian Cast Member?  

Andy Cohen will host a Kardashian reunion special. Keeping Up With the Kardashians will come to a close this year after 20 seasons on E!. Kris, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie and Scott Disick will take part in the sit down interview. Who’s your least favorite Keeping up With the Kardashians cast member? We posed those questions 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 polls)  

Who’s your least favorite Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast member?  

Scott Disick  

Kim Kardashian  

Khloe Kardashian  

Rob Kardashian  

Kendall Jenner  

Kylie Jenner  

Kris Jenner  

Caitlyn Jenner  

Brody Jenner  

Kanye West

Solo Prep April 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, what 1 in 3 Covid patients experience 6 months after infection  

1 in 3 Covid-19 patients experience a psychological or neurological illness six months after being diagnosed. Mostly its mood disorders, but some also have strokes or develop dementia according to a new study. Anxiety, mood and substance disorders were most common according to researchers. Scary news since virtually all of us got it. (Additional Out) But the glass half full view is, 2 out of 3 patients don’t experience any of that.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Yahoo Answers is shutting down, we’ll look at a few of the dumbest things people have asked over the years  

The website where people asked ‘Did I accidentally summon a demon?’, ‘Is it legal to stalk a teacher?’, and ‘Is a machete an appropriate weapon to protect against wild dogs?’ is shutting down. After 16 years, Yahoo Answers is calling it quits. The Verizon-owned website told users the platform is ‘less popular’ than it once was. So now where will we turn for advice from unqualified people on the internet? (Additional out) I guess it’s back to just yelling my random questions out the window and hoping someone responds.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, why it just got a lot easier for Biden to push his agenda through the Senate  

A decision this week by the Senate parliamentarian could have a major impact on legislation. The non-partisan Senate official has ruled that Democrats can pass multiple bills over the next two years with a straight Senate majority rather than a filibuster-proof 60 votes. It’s a process called budget reconciliation. Something that sounds great provided your party is in power. (Additional out) In other words, Joe Manchin just became the most powerful person in the world.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, what comes with will.i.am’s new $299 smart mask  

Rapper will.i.am is selling a smart face mask with dual three-speed mechanical HEPA filters, Bluetooth connectivity, LED glow lights, noise cancelling audio and mic and an earbud docking system. The Black Eyed Peas member has teamed up with Honeywell to launch the XUPERMASK for $299 and is available tomorrow on Xupermask.com. I’m in provided it has a Darth Vader voice mode. (Additional out) The perfect gift for someone who wants to continue following safety guidelines while looking like a Marvel Supervillain.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: A pilot had a rough day at work this week when he accidentally landed at the wrong airport, instead landing at one that was under construction. The Ethiopian Airlines plane was destined for Ndola, but instead landed at Zambia’s new Copperbelt International Airport, which has not yet been inaugurated. How about you, have you ever made a bonehead mistake at work and, if so, what was it?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how much did a pristine copy of this game we all played sell for? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. from 1986 just set a record at auction. How much did the mint condition video game sell for?    

A: $66,000  

B: $666,000  

C: $6.6 million  

Answer: B, Heritage Auctions in Dallas sold the game for $666,000. The auction house said the game was bought as a Christmas gift but ended up being placed in a desk drawer where it remained sealed in plastic. So, basically, the fact that someone hated their Christmas gift 35 years ago netted them 11,000 times their money.  

[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: Sport  

Clue 1: The earliest versions of it can be traced back 3,000 years  

Clue 2: The average player runs 7 miles per game  

Clue 3: The most popular sport in the world  

Answer: Soccer  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) 1 in 3 Covid-19 patients experience a psychological or neurological illness six months after being diagnosed. Mostly its mood disorders, but some also include strokes or dementia according to a new study. Anxiety, mood and substance disorders were most common according to researchers. But the glass half full view is, 2 out of 3 patients don’t experience any of that.  

2) The website where people asked ‘Did I accidentally summon a demon?’, ‘Is it legal to stalk a teacher?’, and ‘Is a machete an appropriate weapon to protect against wild dogs?’ is shutting down. After 16 years, Yahoo Answers is calling it quits. The Verizon-owned website told users the platform is ‘less popular’ than it once was. I guess it’s back to just yelling my random questions out the window and hoping someone responds.  

3) A decision this week by the Senate parliamentarian could have a major impact on legislation. The non-partisan Senate official has ruled that Democrats can pass multiple bills over the next two years with a straight Senate majority rather than a filibuster-proof 60 votes. It’s a process called budget reconciliation. In other words, Joe Manchin just became the most powerful person in the world.  

4) Rapper will.i.am is selling a smart face mask with dual three-speed mechanical HEPA filters, Bluetooth connectivity, LED glow lights, noise cancelling audio and mic and an earbud docking system. The Black Eyed Peas member has teamed up with Honeywell to launch the XUPERMASK for $299 and is available tomorrow on Xupermask.com. The perfect gift for someone who wants to continue following safety guidelines while looking like a Marvel Supervillain.  

5) An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. from 1986 just set a record at auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas sold the game for $666,000. The auction house said the game was bought as a Christmas gift but ended up being placed in a desk drawer where it remained sealed in plastic. So, basically, the fact that someone hated their Christmas gift 35 years ago netted them 11,000 times their money.  

Have You Ever Made a Bonehead Mistake at Work?  

A pilot had a rough day at work this week when he accidentally landed at the wrong airport, instead landing at one that was under construction. The Ethiopian Airlines plane was destined for Ndola, but instead landed at Zambia’s new Copperbelt International Airport, which has not yet been inaugurated. How about you, have you ever made a bonehead mistake at work and, if so, what was it? We posed those questions 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 polls)  

Have you ever made a bonehead mistake at work?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep April 6, 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 Baylor ended Gonzaga’s perfect season  

Baylor dominated Gonzaga in every aspect of the game to win their first NCAA Men’s Basketball championship. The Bears jumped out to an early lead and out-rebounded, out-shot and out-hustled the Bulldogs for forty minutes to end Gonzaga’s hopes of becoming the first team to finish with a perfect season since 1976. Thrilling all of the cardboard fans in attendance. (Additional Out) Plus, they were gracious enough to put them away early so we could all get some sleep on a Monday.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, the US is now leading the world in vaccinations  

The US is now averaging 3.1 million Covid-19 vaccine shots a day, that’s five times faster than the world average. We also reported a single day record of 4.1 million vaccinations on Saturday. As of yesterday, 1 in 3 Americans and over 40% of Adults have been given at least one shot of a Covid vaccine. But we added nearly 80,000 new cases overnight, so health experts caution us to remain vigilant. And continue diving behind furniture anytime someone coughs. (Additional out) IE, hold off on throwing any make-out parties.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, Cleveland keeps it classy for opening day  

Planes with ‘Cancel Deez Nuts’ and ‘Chief Wahoo Did Your Mom’ banners flew around the stadium during Cleveland’s opening day game. Back in December the club announced they were going to drop the ‘Indians’ name as soon as this season and updated the stadium’s rules to not allow fans to dress as Chief Wahoo during games. And apparently at least one fan who knows someone with a plane is not too happy about it. (Additional out) So, I assume a bunch of middle schoolers pooled their money together and rented a plane.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, this famous 90s sitcom reunion is finally filming  

The heavily anticipated Friends reunion is finally filming. According to the Hollywood reporter the reunion special started filming yesterday. No date has been set yet for when it will air on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all participate. No word on whether Gunther was included. (Additional out) I’m assuming to discuss all their spinoff shows that tanked.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: McDonald’s is about to introduce a new caramel brownie McFlurry. For a limited time, beginning May 3rd, the restaurant chain will add the new McFlurry flavor to their menu that combines vanilla ice cream with brownie pieces and caramel topping blended throughout. What do you think, where does the McFlurry rank among fast food ice cream and who has the best?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what’s the best state for this? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] A new study by Career Cloud ranked the best and worst states in the US for remote working. To do so they looked at employment data, job growth and broadband access. According to their findings, what’s the best state in the US for remote job seekers?    

A: Utah  

B: Colorado  

C: Washington  

Answer: A, Utah was ranked number one followed by Colorado, DC and Washington. By a bunch of people who’ve never been to Hawaii.  

[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 state is Area 51 in? (Nevada)  

Follow up questions:  

What game show host did Happy Gilmore get in a fight with? (Bob Barker)  

What’s the geometric shape generally used for stop signs? (Octagons)  

How many colors are there in a rainbow? (7)  

Round 2:  

General question: Outspoken former Scientologist Leah Remini played the female lead in what hit sitcom? (King of Queens)  

Follow up questions:  

Which state is known as the Golden State? (California)  

What baseball player holds the record for most consecutive games played with 2632? (Cal Ripken Jr.)  

What social network launched in 2004? (Facebook)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Baylor dominated Gonzaga in every aspect of the game to win their first NCAA Men’s Basketball championship. The Bears jumped out to an early lead and out-rebounded, out-shot and out-hustled the Bulldogs for forty minutes to end Gonzaga’s hopes of becoming the first team to finish with a perfect season since 1976. Thrilling all of the cardboard fans in attendance.  

2) The US is now averaging 3.1 million Covid-19 vaccine shots a day, that’s five times faster than the world average. We also reported a single day record of 4.1 million vaccinations on Saturday. As of yesterday, 1 in 3 Americans and over 40% of Adults have been given at least one shot of a Covid vaccine. But we added nearly 80,000 new cases overnight, so health experts caution us to remain vigilant. So continue diving behind furniture anytime someone coughs.  

3) Planes with ‘Cancel Deez Nuts’ and ‘Chief Wahoo Did Your Mom’ banners flew around the stadium during Cleveland’s opening day game. Back in December the club announced they were going to drop the ‘Indians’ name as soon as this season and updated the stadium’s rules to not allow fans to dress as Chief Wahoo during games. And apparently at least one fan who knows someone with a plane is not too happy about it.  

4) The heavily anticipated Friends reunion is finally filming. According to the Hollywood reporter the reunion special started filming yesterday. No date has been set yet for when it will air on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will all participate. No word on whether Gunther was included.  

5) A new study by Career Cloud ranked the best and worst states in the US for remote working. To do so they looked at employment data, job growth and broadband access. According to their findings, Utah was ranked the best US state for remote job seekers, followed by Colorado, DC and Washington. By a bunch of people who’ve never been to Hawaii.  

Who Has The Best Fast Food Ice Cream?  

McDonald’s is about to introduce a new caramel brownie McFlurry. For a limited time, beginning May 3rd, the restaurant chain will add the new McFlurry flavor to their menu that combines vanilla ice cream with brownie pieces and caramel topping blended throughout. What do you think, where does the McFlurry rank among fast food ice cream and who has the best? We posed those questions 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 polls)  

Who has the best fast food ice cream?  

McDonald’s  

Sonic  

Dairy Queen  

Wendy’s  

Chick-Fil-A  

Burger King  

Baskin Robbins  

Culver’s  

Shake Shack  

Steak ‘N Shake  

Cold Stone Creamery  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep April 5, 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, where Russia is beefing up their military  

Russia is amassing major military power in the Arctic. New satellite imagery reveals the country is testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice free due to climate change. Those include one Russian ‘super weapon’ called the Poseidon 2M39 stealth torpedo that causes radioactive waves that could render parts of the target coastline uninhabitable for decades. So, it turns out there’s a downside to letting a Bond villain run a country for twenty-two years. (Additional Out) So it looks like we’re entering the not-so-cold war.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, personal data from half a billion users of this social network gets posted by hackers  

Half a billion Facebook users personal data has been posted to a website used by hackers. Cybersecurity experts say this includes more than 32 million accounts in the US. Possible details exposed on the site include full names, locations, birthdays, email address, phone numbers and relationship statuses. Facebook says the data was shared in 2019 and the issue leading to the leak was fixed. But last time I checked most people don’t change their name, birthday and phone number every two years. (Additional out) Of course that’s all info you could get simply by friending us on Facebook, but still, not cool.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, what’s behind the next wave of Covid that could hit young people the hardest  

Medical experts are concerned that the highly contagious B.1.1.7. variant could cause another wave of Covid-19 infections that hits young people. Unlike past strains, this new variant more adversely affects the young. Plus, millions of younger Americans haven’t gotten vaccine shots yet since we’ve focused on older people. Luckily, most states have opened vaccinations for everyone 16 and up. Something we probably should’ve done before Spring Break. (Additional out) Time for a TikTok vaccination challenge.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the giants win big at the box office  

Godzilla vs Kong is the biggest hit since the beginning of the pandemic. The movie featuring a giant radioactive lizard fighting an oversized ape made $48.5 million since Thursday night, exceeding expectations. Its also a good sign that theaters can do good business alongside streaming. Provided your movie has giant monsters in it. (Additional out) Or a sign of how desperate we are for something to watch.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: The CDC now says that fully vaccinated Americans are safe to resume traveling. The CDC said today that the new guidelines are based on recent studies showing the vaccine’s ‘real world’ effectiveness. More than 106 million Americans have now received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while over 61 million are fully vaccinated. What about you, do you feel safe to travel again?  

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who was the last team to do this? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] Stanford won the women’s NCAA basketball championship over the weekend. On the men’s side, after a thrilling overtime buzzer beater Saturday night, tonight Gonzaga will try to beat Baylor and complete the first perfect season in more than four decades. Who was the last NCAA men’s basketball team to go undefeated?    

A: Duke Blue Devils  

B: UCLA Bruins  

C: Indiana Hoosiers  

Answer: C, the Indiana Hoosiers were the last team to run the table back in 1976. Based on pics I’ve seen, a great year for basketball but a terrible year for fashion.  

[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: 2011 Rom Com  

Clue #2: Middle-aged man rediscovers his manhood  

Clue #3: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone  

Answer: Crazy, Stupid, Love  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Russia is amassing major military power in the Arctic. New satellite imagery reveals the country is testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice free due to climate change. Those include one Russian ‘super weapon’ called the Poseidon 2M39 stealth torpedo that causes radioactive waves that could render parts of the target coastline uninhabitable for decades. So, it turns out there’s a downside to letting a Bond villain run a country for twenty-two years.  

2) Half a billion Facebook users personal data has been posted to a website used by hackers. Cybersecurity experts say this includes more than 32 million accounts in the US. Possible details exposed on the site include full names, locations, birthdays, email address, phone numbers and relationship statuses. Facebook says the data was shared in 2019 and the issue leading to the leak was fixed. Of course that’s all info you could get simply by friending us on Facebook, but still, not cool.  

3) Medical experts are concerned that the highly contagious B.1.1.7. variant could cause another wave of Covid-19 infections that hits young people. Unlike past strains, this new variant more adversely affects the young. Plus, millions of younger Americans haven’t gotten vaccine shots yet since we’ve focused on older people. Luckily, most states have opened vaccinations for everyone 16 and up. Something we probably should’ve done before Spring Break.  

4) Godzilla vs Kong is the biggest hit since the beginning of the pandemic. The movie featuring a giant radioactive lizard fighting an oversized ape made $48.5 million since Thursday night, exceeding expectations. Its also a good sign that theaters can do good business alongside streaming. Provided your movie has giant monsters in it.  

5) Stanford won the women’s NCAA basketball championship over the weekend. On the men’s side, after a thrilling overtime buzzer beater Saturday night, tonight Gonzaga will try to beat Baylor and complete the first perfect season in more than four decades. the Indiana Hoosiers were the last team to run the table back in 1976. Based on pics I’ve seen, a great year for basketball but a terrible year for fashion.  

Do You Feel Safe To Travel Again?  

The CDC now says that fully vaccinated Americans are safe to resume traveling. The CDC said today that the new guidelines are based on recent studies showing the vaccine’s ‘real world’ effectiveness. More than 106 million Americans have now received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while over 61 million are fully vaccinated. What about you, do you feel safe to travel again? We posed those questions 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.  

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(Web polls)  

Do you feel safe to travel again?  

Yes  

No