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Solo Prep August 6, 2020 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder. WE JUST ADDED SALES ONE SHEETS FOR EACH DAILY FEATURE FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR LOGO/INFO/PRICING.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, is everything at the grocery store getting more expensive?  

If it seems to you like everything is more expensive at the grocery store lately, you’re right. Grocery prices have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic. Since February meat and poultry prices rose 11%, and beef and veal spiked to 20%. Staples went up as well, egg prices shot up 10% and cereals and fresh vegetables went up 4%. The pandemic is to blame for causing a surge in demand with Americans staying home and also negatively impacted the supply chain. So I guess I’m not the only one who goes to the store, spends a hundred bucks and feels like I only got a couple things. (Additional out) I just assumed the grocery bill went up because I’m eating twenty percent more lately.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, the FBI raids this YouTube celebrity's house 

FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at YouTube celebrity Jake Paul’s house. The FBI raided Paul’s enormous home in Calabasas, California in connection with an ongoing investigation, but the FBI is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation. Last year Jake Paul was one of Forbes’ highest-earning YouTubers, bringing in an estimated $25.5 million. Which I’m sure he spent responsibly. (Additional out) If you don’t know who he is or what he looks like, just picture that guy from high school that was rude to everybody.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, the NBA bubble is working  

For the third consecutive week, no NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19, proving that the NBA bubble is working. In the latest round of precautionary measures, 343 players were tested inside the Disney Campus near Orlanda, Florida. So far, no player has tested positive inside the bubble since initial testing began a month ago. Now if only the rest of us could afford to live in a bubble, eat catered meals and get to play ping pong with our buddies. (Additional Out) So we’ll at least have one sport for a while longer.  

Tease: Comedy Central is rebooting another early 90s cartoon. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

Ren & Stimpy is getting a reboot. Comedy Central announced yesterday that they are reimagining the 90s cult animated series, just a month after announcing they’ll reboot Beavis & Butthead. The original Ren & Stimpy centered on the exploits of a dog and cat duo and ran on Nickelodeon and MTV from 1991 to 1996. But, it’s dark humor and themes caused many to consider it more of an adult series than a children’s show. No date has been announced for the new show’s debut. So prepare to have the ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy’ song stuck in your head again. (Additional out) I guess they’ve officially gotten to the bottom of the barrel for 90’s reboots.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Elon Musk says that artificial intelligence will overtake humans within the next five years. In an interview with the New York Times the billionaire said “We’re headed toward a situation where A.I. is vastly smarter than humans and I think the tie frame is less than five years now.” Musk has long said that we should figure out safety measures for A.I. before it gets smarter than us. Is Elon Musk right, will A.I. be smarter than humans in 5 years?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what’s the second most popular one of these? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Netflix is still hands-down the most dominant streaming service, boasting 193 million subscribers, based on data provided by Variety. But, what streaming service has the second most subscribers?  

A: Hulu  

B: Disney +  

C: Prime  

Answer: C, Prime holds the second spot with 150 million subscribers, followed by Disney +, Hulu, and CBS All Access. Quibi also has two million subscribers who’ve apparently forgotten to cancel their subscription.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll give you the events of a year and the first person to call in and guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it I’ll give you some more clues.  

1st break clues: The swine flu was declared a global pandemic, Sully landed on the Hudson, and this movie hit theaters (Ice Age 3 Clip)  

2nd break clues: Peyton Manning won the NFL MVP award for the 2nd straight year, Obama was sworn in, and she advised you to put a ring on it (Beyonce Single Ladies clip)  

Answer: 2009  

Web Posts (Post after your shift)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) If it seems to you like everything is more expensive at the grocery store lately, you’re right. Grocery prices have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic. Since February meat and poultry prices rose 11%, and beef and veal spiked to 20%. Staples went up as well, egg prices shot up 10% and cereals and fresh vegetables went up 4%. The pandemic is to blame for causing a surge in demand with Americans staying home and also negatively impacted the supply chain. I just assumed the grocery bill went up because I’m eating twenty percent more lately.  

2) FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at YouTube celebrity Jake Paul’s house. The FBI raided Paul’s enormous home in Calabasas, California in connection with an ongoing investigation, but the FBI is prohibited from commenting on the nature of the investigation. Last year Jake Paul was one of Forbes’ highest-earning YouTubers, bringing in an estimated $25.5 million.  Which I’m sure he spent responsibly.  

3) For the third consecutive week, no NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19, proving that the NBA bubble is working. In the latest round of precautionary measures, 343 players were tested inside the Disney Campus near Orlanda, Florida. So far, no player has tested positive inside the bubble since initial testing began a month ago. Now if only the rest of us could afford to live in a bubble, eat catered meals and get to play ping pong with our buddies.  

4) Ren & Stimpy is getting a reboot. Comedy Central announced yesterday that they are reimagining the 90s cult animated series, just a month after announcing they’ll reboot Beavis & Butthead. The original Ren & Stimpy centered on the exploits of a dog and cat duo and ran on Nickelodeon and MTV from 1991 to 1996. But, it’s dark humor and themes caused many to consider it more of an adult series than a children’s show. No date has been announced for the new show’s debut. I guess they’ve officially gotten to the bottom of the barrel for 90’s reboots.  

5) Netflix is still hands-down the most dominant streaming service, boasting 193 million subscribers, based on data provided by Variety. Prime holds the second spot with 150 million subscribers, followed by Disney +, Hulu, and CBS All Access. Quibi also has two million subscribers who’ve apparently forgotten to cancel their subscription.  

Will A.I. Be Smarter Than Humans in 5 Years?  

Elon Musk says that artificial intelligence will overtake humans within the next five years. In an interview with the New York Times the billionaire said “We’re headed toward a situation where A.I. is vastly smarter than humans and I think the tie frame is less than five years now.” Musk has long said that we should figure out safety measures for A.I. before it gets smarter than us to avoid robots turning on us. Is Elon Musk right, will A.I. be smarter than humans in 5 years? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Will A.I. be smarter than humans in 5 years?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep August 5, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, good news and bad news about the virus  

Latin America and the Caribbean now have more than 5 million Covid-19 cases, with 2.8 million in Brazil alone. Here in the US we added 57,540 new cases yesterday raising the total cases to over 4.77 million. We also added 1,399 deaths. On a brighter note, another vaccine shows promise. Novavax, a third US company has released phase 1 study results showing their protein-based Covid-19 vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. I’ve never rooted for science nerds to succeed so much in my life. (Additional out) Operation warp speed needs to hurry up.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, Kanye officially names his VP  

Michelle Tidball will be Kanye West’s VP. The controversial rapper officially named her as his VP on ballot filings. Michelle Tidball is a 57-year-old who works in a dental office in Cody Wyoming, where Kanye owns a ranch. She’s also a self-proclaimed  ‘Biblical life coach’ who claims she can communicate with God and charges $65 for a 50 minute one-on-one session. West is an independent candidate running with BDY – The Birthday Party. At least he picked an actual person as his running mate, I half expected him to choose a robot, his dog or a clone of himself from the future. (Additional out) I gotta admit, I do kind of hope he qualifies for one of the debates though.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, covid cancels Sweet Caroline  

A bar in Spain banned ‘Sweet Caroline’ so customers will avoid touching hands. To promote social distancing the Spanish bar banned the classic Neil Diamond sing-a-long and the owner posted a photo that reads, “There will be no: touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you.” Diamond released a modified version of the tune back in March changing the lyrics to “Hands, washing hands, reaching out, don’t touch me, don’t touch you.” Not quite as catchy, but informative. (Additional Out) Then he stopped there because nobody knows the second verse anyway, we all just come back in at the Bah, Bah Bah part.  

Tease: The innovative yet disgusting way one beetle escapes being eaten alive. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

A disgusting new study found some beetles eaten by frogs escape from the frog’s butt. The report from Japan’s Kobe University shows that when eaten by a frog, the water scavenger beetle will climb down the intestinal tract and force the frog to poop it out. Apparently the beetle’s hard bodies prevent them from being digested as they push themselves out. The research is the first of it’s kind. And confirms my theory that nature is gross. (Additional out) Clearly, when we’re studying frog poop, we’ve run out of things to research.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Cheetos has launched their own Mac ‘N Cheese with three flavors, Bold & Cheesy, Flamin’ Hot, and Cheddar Jalapeno. They’re all available at Walmart now, hopefully next to the Tum's aisle. What do you think, who makes the best store-bought Mac ‘N Cheese? Kraft, Annie’s, Velveeta, or someone else?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what year did Jordan wear these? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] A signed pair of Air Jordan 1’s are going up for auction. The pair of shoes Michael wore in his rookie year is expected to fetch upwards of $600,000. What year would Michael have worn them?  

A: 1983-1984 season  

B: 1984-1985 season  

C: 1985-1986 season  

Answer: B, Jordan wore the shoes during his infamous 1984-85 rookie season. The auction will run through August 22nd. In case you have an extra six hundred grand laying around.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I give you riddle clues about a place, person or thing. The first person to call in and guess it correctly wins _________. If no one gets it, we move on to another clue. 

Hint: A person  

Clue 1: Shakespeare Helped Her Fall in Love  

Clue 2: In Austin Powers she had a name I can’t say on the radio  

Clue 3: Her lifestyle brand is called Goop  

Answer: Gwyneth Paltrow  

Web Posts (Post after your shift)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Latin America and the Caribbean now have more than 5 million Covid-19 cases, with 2.8 million in Brazil alone. Here in the US we added 57,540 new cases yesterday raising the total cases to over 4.77 million. We also added 1,399 deaths. On a brighter note, another vaccine shows promise. Novavax, a third US company has released phase 1 study results showing their protein-based Covid-19 vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. I’ve never rooted for nerds to succeed so much in my life.  

2) Michelle Tidball will be Kanye West’s VP. The controversial rapper officially named her as his VP on ballot filings. Michelle Tidball is a 57-year-old who works in a dental office in Cody Wyoming, where Kanye owns a ranch. She’s also a self-proclaimed  ‘Biblical life coach’ who claims she can communicate with God and charges $65 for a 50 minute one-on-one session. West is an independent candidate running with BDY – The Birthday Party. At least he picked an actual person as his running mate, I half expected him to choose a robot, his dog or a clone of himself from the future.  

3) A bar in Spain banned ‘Sweet Caroline’ so customers will avoid touching hands. To promote social distancing the Spanish bar banned the classic Neil Diamond sing-a-long and the owner posted a photo that reads, “There will be no: touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you.” Diamond released a modified version of the tune back in March changing the lyrics to “Hands, washing hands, reaching out, don’t touch me, don’t touch you.” Then he stopped there because nobody knows the second verse anyway, we all just come back in at the Bah, Bah Bah part.  

4) A disgusting new study found some beetles eaten by frogs escape from the frog’s butt. The report from Japan’s Kobe University shows that when eaten by a frog, the water scavenger beetle will climb down the intestinal tract and force the frog to poop it out. Apparently the beetle’s hard bodies prevent them from being digested as they push themselves out. The research is the first of it’s kind. Clearly, when we’re studying frog poop, we’ve run out of things to research.  

5) A signed pair of Air Jordan 1’s are going up for auction. The pair of shoes Michael wore in his 1984-85 rookie year is expected to fetch upwards of $600,000. The auction will run through August 22nd. In case you have an extra six hundred grand laying around.  

What’s the Best Store-Bought Mac N’ Cheese?  

Cheetos has launched their own Mac ‘N Cheese with three flavors, Bold & Cheesy, Flamin’ Hot, and Cheddar Jalapeno. They’re all available at Walmart now, hopefully next to the Tum's aisle. What do you think, who makes the best store-bought Mac ‘N Cheese? Kraft, Annie’s, Velveeta, or someone else? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s the best store bought Mac N’ Cheese?  

Kraft  

Velveeta  

Annie’s  

Whole Foods 365 Organic  

Horizon Organic  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep August 4, 2020 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with your login or in the shared Dropbox folder. WE JUST ADDED SALES ONE SHEETS FOR EACH DAILY FEATURE FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR LOGO/INFO/PRICING.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, 13 people on this MLB team test positive  

Thirteen St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive. Seven of those positive tests are from players and six were from staff members. The MLB postponed the teams four-game series against the Tigers scheduled to start today after the latest round of testing. They’d already skipped their weekend series against the Brewers so now they’ll have seven straight games postponed by the outbreak. The Cardinals are the second MLB team to deal with an outbreak in a season that’s less than two weeks old. Guess it was fun while it lasted. (Additional out) Apparently corona will decide our MLB winner this year.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, how fast the new Virgin Galactic supersonic jet concept would fly  

Virgin Galactic revealed a new supersonic jet design concept that will fly three times the speed of sound. The streamlined Concorde-esque, delta-wing aircraft will have capacity for nine to nineteen people to cruise at 60,000 feet. The concept is now ready to progress to the next phase of design. Once completed the supersonic jet will travel at Mach 3, roughly 2,301 mph, fast enough to get you from New York to London in about an hour and a half. So, I could have breakfast in New York, lunch in London and dinner in Hong Kong. (Additional out) Provided were allowed to travel there again.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, when you could get your next stimulus check  

If the Senate can pass a new relief bill this week, we could see our next stimulus check by August 17th. White House and Democratic negotiators are now in their second week of discussion on the new stimulus package, but they’re all but guaranteed to include a second $1,200 stimulus check. The Senate is scheduled to break for its August recess this Friday. To take a break from not getting anything done. (Additional Out) To go home and avoid their constituents.  

Tease: The President gives Tik Tok a deadline. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

President Trump gave TikTok until September 15th to be sold or he’s banning it in the US. Microsoft is in discussions to buy the Chinese-owned social media app and released a statement yesterday saying their on the same page as the President with regard to the possible purchase. TikTok has been considered a potential national-security threat for some time by lawmakers because of how it handles user data. And because they don’t know how to use it. (Additional Out) Plus kids like it and anything that kids like frightens lawmakers.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Swimply, an app that’s described as the Airbnb for swimming pools, has blown up during the pandemic experiencing 2,000% growth. The app allows you to rent someone’s private swimming pool by the hour. What do you think, would you pay to swim in someone else’s pool?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these will you eat in your lifetime? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Americans are the world leaders in chocolate chip cookie consumption. How many chocolate chip cookies does the average American consume in their lifetime?  

A: 15,000  

B: 25,000  

C: 35,000  

Answer: C, the average American consumes 35,000 chocolate chip cookies in their lifetime. Clearly we don’t need a national holiday to convince us to scarf down some delicious chocolate chip cookies.  

[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 hit series focused on a mob family from Jersey and starred James Gandolfini? (The Sopranos)  

Follow Up Questions:  

What star NBA point guard who plays for the Nets is a notorious flat earther? (Kyrie Irving)  

How tall is the average American woman? (5 foot 4)  

What’s the highest grossing arcade game of all time? (Pac Man)  

Round 2:  

General question: What celebrity couple just became Greek citizens? (Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson)  

Follow up questions:  

Although it’s been nominated 13 times the CBS late show with this comic has yet to win an Emmy? (Stephen Colbert)  

How many points is a Z worth in Scrabble? (10)  

What’s the smallest state in the U.S. population-wise? (Wyoming)  

Web Posts (Post after your shift)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Thirteen St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive. Seven of those positive tests are from players and six were from staff members. The MLB postponed the teams four-game series against the Tigers scheduled to start today after the latest round of testing. They’d already skipped their weekend series against the Brewers so now they’ll have seven straight games postponed by the outbreak. The Cardinals are the second MLB team to deal with an outbreak in a season that’s less than two weeks old. Guess it was fun while it lasted.  

2) Virgin Galactic revealed a new supersonic jet design concept that will fly three times the speed of sound. The streamlined Concorde-esque, delta-wing aircraft will have capacity for nine to nineteen people to cruise at 60,000 feet. The concept is now ready to progress to the next phase of design. Once completed the supersonic jet will travel at Mach 3, roughly 2,301 mph, fast enough to get you from New York to London in about an hour and a half. Provided were allowed to travel there again.  

3) If the Senate can pass a new relief bill this week, we could see our next stimulus check by August 17th. White House and Democratic negotiators are now in their second week of discussion on the new stimulus package, but they’re all but guaranteed to include a second $1,200 stimulus check. The Senate is scheduled to break for its August recess this Friday. To take a break from not getting anything done.  

4) President Trump gave TikTok until September 15th to be sold or he’s banning it in the US. Microsoft is in discussions to buy the Chinese-owned social media app and released a statement yesterday saying their on the same page as the President with regard to the possible purchase. TikTok has been considered a potential national-security threat for some time by lawmakers because of how it handles user data. And because they don’t know how to use it.  

5) Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Here’s a list of where you can get free or cheap cookies today. Americans are the world leaders in chocolate chip cookie consumption, the average American consumes 35,000 chocolate chip cookies in their lifetime. Clearly we don’t need a national holiday to convince us to scarf down some delicious chocolate chip cookies.  

Would You Pay to Swim In Someone Else’s Pool?  

Swimply, an app that’s described as the Airbnb for swimming pools, has blown up during the pandemic experiencing 2,000% growth. The app allows you to rent someone’s private swimming pool by the hour. What do you think, would you pay to swim in someone else’s pool? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Would you pay to swim in someone else’s pool?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep August 3, 2020 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder. WE JUST ADDED SALES ONE SHEETS FOR EACH DAILY FEATURE FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR LOGO/INFO/PRICING.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, good and bad news about the virus  

Global Covid-19 cases have surpassed 18 million with more than 4.66 million cases in the US. Brazil and India have recorded more than 2.7 million and 1.75 million cases. The Australian state of Victoria declared a ‘state of disaster’ locking down millions in Melbourne to fight a soaring coronavirus outbreak. The UK announced they’ll roll out two separate Covid-19 tests that will be able to detect the virus in 60 to 90 minutes. How about you throw a few of those our way just for old times sake. (Additional out) Or roughly three John Oliver rants.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, Isaias strengthens and heads toward the Carolinas  

Isaias is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane again as it heads toward the Carolinas today. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. The storm will bring hazards including storm surge, high surf, strong winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and a few tornadoes. It’s forecast to gradually weaken after making landfall and move along the east coast. Because apparently the only thing on tour nowadays are hurricanes. (Additional out) Because apparently even hurricanes know to avoid Florida right now.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, who’s reportedly in line to replace Ellen Degeneres  

James Corden is reportedly in line to replace Ellen Degeneres in her afternoon talk show slot. For months Ellen has faced allegations of bullying and creating a ‘toxic’ work environment. Now the Late Late Show host James Corden could replace her show amid rumors the talk show legend is set to quit. According to sources at NBC, James had already been viewed as ‘the long term successor’ to Ellen even before her troubles began. You might know Corden from that one bit where he drives around famous people while they sing. (Additional Out) But of course that won’t stop the internet from spewing hatred toward him for a few days before moving on.  

Tease: SpaceX and NASA do something that hasn’t been done in 45 years. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975. The NASA and SpaceX joint mission marked the first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company. Riding in a capsule built and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX the two astronauts splashed down near Pensacola Florida yesterday afternoon. If it were me, I’d have probably stayed up there a couple more weeks. (Additional Out) Then like most men they immediately headed to the gift shop to make it look like they didn’t forget to bring something back for their family.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement the team announced that Pederson is “asymptomatic and doing well.” Coach Pederson contracting the virus adds to growing concerns about the upcoming season, set to begin September 10th. What do you think, will we have an NFL season this year?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, who tops the list for topping the charts? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Taylor Swift’s latest album “Folklore” is number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With her 7th number one album, Swift is now tied for third for the most times to top the Billboard albums chart by a female artist. Who tops that list?  

A: Barbara Streisand  

B: Madonna  

C: Janet Jackson  

Answer: A, Janet Jackson is now tied with Swift at 7 number ones. Madonna is second with 9 and Barbara Streisand is still number one with a total of 11. Plus, Barbara did it when you had to physically go down to a store, talk to another human being and buy one in person using something we called cash.  

[DIY Feature] Name That Movie Monday: I give you a clue and play a short clip and the first one to guess the movie wins _______. If no one gets it I move on to another clue and a slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: There were 3 but the first is the best  

Clue #2: Samsonite  

Clue #3: Harry and Lloyd  

Answer: Dumb and Dumber  

Web Posts (Post after your shift)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Global Covid-19 cases have surpassed 18 million with more than 4.66 million cases in the US. Brazil and India have recorded more than 2.7 million and 1.75 million cases. The Australian state of Victoria declared a ‘state of disaster’ locking down millions in Melbourne to fight a soaring coronavirus outbreak. The UK announced they’ll roll out two separate Covid-19 tests that will be able to detect the virus in 60 to 90 minutes. Or roughly three John Oliver rants.  

2) Isaias is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane again as it heads toward the Carolinas today. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. The storm will bring hazards including storm surge, high surf, strong winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and a few tornadoes. It’s forecast to gradually weaken after making landfall and move along the east coast. Because apparently the only thing on tour nowadays are hurricanes.  

3) James Corden is reportedly in line to replace Ellen Degeneres in her afternoon talk show slot. For months Ellen has faced allegations of bullying and creating a ‘toxic’ work environment. Now the Late Late Show host James Corden could replace her show amid rumors the talk show legend is set to quit. According to sources at NBC, James had already been viewed as ‘the long term successor’ to Ellen even before her troubles began. But of course that won’t stop the internet from spewing hatred toward him for a few days before moving on.  

4) Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975. The NASA and SpaceX joint mission marked the first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company. Riding in a capsule built and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX the two astronauts splashed down near Pensacola Florida yesterday afternoon. If it were me, I’d have probably stayed up there a couple more weeks.  

5) Taylor Swift’s latest album “Folklore” is number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With her 7th number one album, Swift is now tied with Janet Jackson for the third most times to top the Billboard albums chart by a female artist. Madonna is second with 9 and Barbara Streisand is still number one with a total of 11. Plus, Barbara did it when you had to physically go down to a store, talk to another human being and buy one in person using something we called cash.  

Will We Have an NFL Season?  

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement the team announced that Pederson is “asymptomatic and doing well.” Coach Pederson contracting the virus adds to growing concerns about the upcoming season, set to begin September 10th. What do you think, will we have an NFL season this year? We posed that question to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web poll below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

Will the NFL have a season this year?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep July 31, 2020 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with their login or in the shared Dropbox folder. WE JUST ADDED SALES ONE SHEETS FOR EACH DAILY FEATURE FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR LOGO/INFO/PRICING.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, five players from this NFL team have tested positive  

The Buffalo Bills have sent their rookies home after 5 players tested positive for Covid-19. Worldwide there are now more than 17 million cases, here in the US we’ve surpassed 4.495 million. Actor Bryan Cranston has tested positive and former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain died from Coronavirus. In a town hall last night Dr. Fauci said it’s “impossible to predict” where the US is on the Covid-19 arc and the outcome depends on American’s behavior going forward. So, wear a mask and avoid crowds and Facebook. (Additional out) In other words keep dressing like a ninja.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, how to virtually cheer now that the NBA is back  

The NBA is letting fans virtually ‘cheer’ by pressing a button on an app. Last night the NBA season officially restarted in the bubble. Since we’re stuck watching from home the league’s app now has a button spectators can press to cheer for their team of choice. When they do it’s combined with the input of their fellow fans and reflected in the intensity of the noise the league will pump through the speakers during games. I think in the next update they should record whatever we yell at our TV and work that in as well. (Additional out) I wanna see a boo button and one that yells something inappropriate at the ref.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, Isaisas strengthens  

Tropical Storm Isaias (ee-sah-EE-ahs) is now a hurricane. The second hurricane of the season currently has maximum winds of 80 mph. Central and Southeastern Bahamas are under a hurricane warning, while the east coast of Florida have a tropical storm watch in effect. Rainfall will be the main concern over the next few days with some parts of Florida expected to see upwards of six inches. A busy hurricane season during a pandemic, thanks 2020. (Additional Out) It can’t be a good sign that we’re already on I and it’s not even August.  

Tease: Mustard beer? I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

French’s Yellow Mustard Beer is now a thing that exists for some reason. Colorado brewery Oskar Blues recently got together with the folks at French’s to create a wheat ale flavored with yellow mustard. According to the brewmaster the ‘tropical wheat ale’ pairs well ‘with a loaded hot dog.’ I guess that’s one of the side-effects of legalizing marijuana in a state. (Additional Out) I’ll pass on the hot dog water beer, but thanks.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the best theme park in the world according to Tripadvisor’s annual list. Puy du Fous of France came in second, followed by Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Universal Studios Florida. What do you think, what’s the best theme park you’ve ever been to and why?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many of these do Americans consume in a year? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Today is National Avocado day and Chipotle is celebrating by giving away free guac to reward members. How many avocados to Americans consume in a year?  

A: 160 million pounds  

B: 1.6 billion pounds  

C: 2.6 billion pounds  

Answer: C, last year Americans consumed 2.646 billion pounds worth of avocados. That’s more than six times the amount we ate in 1985. I do my part by eating my weight in guacamole every Super Bowl Sunday.  

[DIY Feature] Fast Five Fridays: Name five in five seconds for your chance to win _______.  

Fast Five Friday Topic:  Basketball  

Name 5 NBA players who have won two or more NBA scoring titles (Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Allen Iverson, George Gervin, Kevin Durant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Paul Azrin, Adrian Dantley, Shaquille O’Neal, Bob Pettit, Russell Westbrook, George Mikan, Bob McAdoo, Neil Johnston)  

Name 5 types of basketball shots (Jump shot, hook shot, bank shot, free throw, layup, dunk, three-pointer)  

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5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The Buffalo Bills have sent their rookies home after 5 players tested positive for Covid-19. Worldwide there are now more than 17 million cases, here in the US we’ve surpassed 4.495 million. Actor Bryan Cranston has tested positive and former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain died from Coronavirus. In a town hall last night Dr. Fauci said it’s “impossible to predict” where the US is on the Covid-19 arc and the outcome depends on American’s behavior going forward. So, wear a mask and avoid crowds and Facebook.  

2) The NBA is letting fans virtually ‘cheer’ by pressing a button on an app. Last night the NBA season officially restarted in the bubble. Since we’re stuck watching from home the league’s app now has a button spectators can press to cheer for their team of choice. When they do it’s combined with the input of their fellow fans and reflected in the intensity of the noise the league will pump through the speakers during games. I think in the next update they should record whatever we yell at our TV and work that in as well.  

3) Tropical Storm Isaias is now a hurricane. The second hurricane of the season currently has maximum winds of 80 mph. Central and Southeastern Bahamas are under a hurricane warning, while the east coast of Florida have a tropical storm watch in effect. Rainfall will be the main concern over the next few days with some parts of Florida expected to see upwards of six inches. A busy hurricane season during a pandemic, thanks 2020.  

4 French’s Yellow Mustard Beer is now a thing that exists for some reason. Colorado brewery Oskar Blues recently got together with the folks at French’s to create a wheat ale flavored with yellow mustard. According to the brewmaster the ‘tropical wheat ale’ pairs well ‘with a loaded hot dog.’ I guess that’s one of the side-effects of legalizing marijuana in a state.  

5) Today is National Avocado day and Chipotle is celebrating by giving away free guac to reward members through August 2nd. Last year Americans consumed 2.646 billion pounds worth of avocados. That’s more than six times the amount we ate in 1985. I do my part by eating my weight in guacamole every Super Bowl Sunday.  

What’s the Best Theme Park in the World?  

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the best theme park in the world according to Tripadvisor’s annual list voted on by travelers. Puy du Fous of France came in second, followed by Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Universal Studios Florida. What do you think, what’s the best theme park you’ve ever been to and why? 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.  

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(Web poll)  

What’s the best theme park in the world?  

Disney’s Magic Kingdom  

Puy du Fous of France  

Universal’s Islands of Adventure  

Disney’s Animal Kingdom  

Universal Studios Florida  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep July 30, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, when the next Tropical Storm will hit the US  

Tropical Storm Isais is forecast to reach Florida over the weekend. The ninth named storm of 2020 formed yesterday in the Carribbean Sea and will hit the Dominican Republic today with 50 mph sustained winds extending outward 345 miles. Models are split on the path and intensity of the storm. If it stays over water it will get stronger, while a path that’s more over land will help tear it apart. Because apparently even hurricanes put on water weight. (Additional out) Still no word on where the President’s sharpie thinks it will go.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, Barbie hopes to inspire girls to get into public leadership roles  

Mattel has just released their Barbie 2020 Campaign Team. The four diverse dolls are meant to expose girls to public leadership roles by showing them a full political campaign team. In a press release the company said, “Since 1959, Barbie has championed girls and encouraged them to be leaders.” The set went on sale for $39.99 earlier this week. Because if there’s one thing kids love it’s politics. (Additional out) Like most political operatives they choose their outfits and hairstyle based on market research.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, prices for these two precious metals are surging  

Prices for gold and silver are surging. Gold has risen 30% this year and Silver has surged 35% as the value of the US dollar has slid. Many nervous investors have flocked to gold and silver as worries mount about a weakening global economy caused by the pandemic. In other words, don’t pawn Nana’s silver just yet. (Additional Out) I guess I should have paid more attention to those Rosland Capital commercials.  

Tease: Coffee-infused cereal? I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

Dunkin plans to make coffee-infused cereal. The coffee shop has partnered with cereal manufacturer Post to make coffee-infused cereal. Late next month you’ll be able to buy Mocha Latte or Caramel Macchiato flavored cereal at the grocery store. The cereal contains the same amount of caffeine as a tenth of a cup of coffee. Finally, Dunkin give us the coffee cereal that no one asked for. (Additional Out) I’ll have some coffee with a side of coffee please.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Lamar Jackson is the best player in the NFL. That’s according to the NFL’s top 100 list voted on by players. The Ravens QB took the top spot, followed by Russell Wilson, Aaron Donald, Patrick Mahomes and Michael Thomas. What do you think, who’s the best player in the NFL?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how tall is this record holder? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] A giraffe in Australia named Forest has been declared the world’s tallest living giraffe by the Guiness Book of World Records. How tall is Forest?  

A: 17 ft 8 inches  

B: 18 ft 8 inches  

C: 19 ft 8 inches  

Answer: B, Forest stands 18 ft 8 inches tall. He also plays a big role in the zoo’s breeding program fathering a dozen calves. Because even in the animal kingdom, it’s the tall guys that get most of the action.  

[DIY Feature] Throwback Thursday Name That Year: I’ll tell you the events that happened and if you can name the year you win _______. If nobody gets it I’ll give you some more events.  

1st break clues: Ebay launched, Timothy McVeigh bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City, and this movie hit theaters (Braveheart clip)  

2nd break clues: Jordan returned to the NBA, The US Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian Mir space station for the first time, and Johnny Cochrane made this famous statement (Cochrane “If the glove don’t fit” Clip)  

Answer: 1995  

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5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Tropical Storm Isais is forecast to reach Florida over the weekend. The ninth named storm of 2020 formed yesterday in the Carribbean Sea and will hit the Dominican Republic today with 50 mph sustained winds extending outward 345 miles. Models are split on the path and intensity of the storm. If it stays over water it will get stronger, while a path that’s more over land will help tear it apart. Because apparently even hurricanes put on water weight.  

2) Mattel has just released their Barbie 2020 Campaign Team. The four diverse dolls are meant to expose girls to public leadership roles by showing them a full political campaign team. In a press release the company said, “Since 1959, Barbie has championed girls and encouraged them to be leaders.” The set went on sale for $39.99 earlier this week. Like most political operatives they choose their outfits and hairstyle based on market research.  

3) Prices for gold and silver are surging. Gold has risen 30% this year and Silver has surged 35% as the value of the US dollar has slid. Many nervous investors have flocked to gold and silver as worries mount about a weakening global economy caused by the pandemic. In other words, don’t pawn Nana’s silver just yet.  

4) Dunkin plans to make coffee-infused cereal. The coffee shop has partnered with cereal manufacturer Post to make coffee-infused cereal. Late next month you’ll be able to buy Mocha Latte or Caramel Macchiato flavored cereal at the grocery store. The cereal contains the same amount of caffeine as a tenth of a cup of coffee. I’ll have some coffee with a side of coffee please.  

5) A giraffe in Australia named Forest has been declared the world’s tallest living giraffe by the Guiness Book of World Records. Forest stands 18 ft 8 inches tall. He also plays a big role in the zoo’s breeding program fathering a dozen calves. Because even in the animal kingdom, it’s the tall guys that get most of the action.  

Who’s the Best Player in the NFL?  

Lamar Jackson is the best player in the NFL. That’s according to the NFL’s top 100 list voted on by players. The Ravens QB took the top spot, followed by Russell Wilson, Aaron Donald, Patrick Mahomes and Michael Thomas. It’s kind of shocking that Mahomes is the youngest player in history to win the NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP and yet the players still think he’s the third best QB in the league. What do you think, who’s the best player in the NFL? 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.  

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(Web poll)  

Who’s the best player in the NFL?  

Lamar Jackson  

Russell Wilson  

Aaron Donald  

Patrick Mahomes  

Michael Thomas  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

Solo Prep July 29, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, the WHO says this isn’t a second wave  

Covid-19 is spreading in “one big wave” and is not affected by seasonal trends. That’s according to WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris. The US now has more than 4.35 million confirmed cases and we’re approaching 150,000 deaths. Elsewhere, renewed restrictions are being implemented across Europe and Asia amid fresh outbreaks. India has surged past 1.5 million confirmed cases. Russia claims it’s on track to approve a vaccine by mid-august, but the speed of the process raises questions. As does the fact that it’s, you know, Russia. (Additional out) I think I’ll wait for the vaccine made by anybody but Russia.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, the Emmy nominations are out and streaming dominated  

Netflix has 160 Emmy nominations and new streaming services like Disney Plus and Apple TV did well too. The Emmy nominations were released yesterday during a virtual announcement. HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ was the most nominated series with 26 in all. Trailed closely by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix’s Ozark, HBO’s Succession and Disney Plus’ the Mandalorian. The 160 Emmy nominations for Netflix is a new record. Of course you throw that much stuff against the wall, something will stick. (Additional out) Now if they can just stop tricking me into getting interested in a series only to figure out it’s dubbed thirty seconds in.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, what a Dodger’s pitcher said to an Astro’s hitter that cleared the benches  

Dodger’s pitcher Joe Kelly yelled “You gotta cheat to hit” followed by several expletives at Astro’s hitter Carlos Correa, causing the benches to clear last night. Kelly was on the Red Sox team that got beat by the “cheating” Houston Astros team in the 2017 Division Series. Things got heated in the sixth inning when Kelly began throwing at Astro’s players, which Kelly denied doing on purpose when asked after the game. The fact that people still hate the Astros makes me feel like we’re returning to some sense of normalcy. (Additional Out) The virtual fans and pretend crowd noise had no idea how to react.  

Tease: Bad news for tall people. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

People taller than six feet are twice as likely to contract Covid-19. At least, according to researchers in the UK who studied 2,000 people to try and determine if there are any traits that increase your risk of contracting the virus. They found that people taller than six feet are twice as likely to be infected compared to the general population. Finally, there’s a downside to being tall other than never being able to find pants that fit. (Additional Out) Maybe this news will cause people to stop lying about their height on dating profiles.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Today is National Chicken Wing Day. In honor of that, let’s settle an age-old debate, boneless or bone-in, which do you prefer?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which college tops the list? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] According to a CNBC report based on data from Tuition tracker, a degree from what private college earns you the most money in the first ten years after graduation?  

A: Harvard  

B: Princeton  

C: Stanford  

Answer: C, Stanford topped the list with the average graduate earning a salary of $145,200 ten years after graduation. Almost enough to pay the half a million dollars-worth of student loans they had to take out to get their degree.  

[DIY Feature] What in the World Wednesday: I give you a riddle clue about a place, person or thing, if you can guess it you win _______. If nobody gets it we move on to another clue.  

Hint: A place  

Clue 1: Densely populated by just 56,025 residents  

Clue 2: Has a deceptive name  

Clue 3: The world’s largest island  

Answer: Greenland  

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5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Covid-19 is spreading in “one big wave” and is not affected by seasonal trends. That’s according to WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris. The US now has more than 4.35 million confirmed cases and we’re approaching 150,000 deaths. Elsewhere, renewed restrictions are being implemented across Europe and Asia amid fresh outbreaks. India has surged past 1.5 million confirmed cases. Russia claims it’s on track to approve a vaccine by mid-august, but the speed of the process raises questions. As does the fact that it’s, you know, Russia.  

2) Netflix has 160 Emmy nominations and new streaming services like Disney + and Apple TV did well too. The Emmy nominations were released yesterday during a virtual announcement. HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ was the most nominated series with 26 in all. Trailed closely by Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix’s Ozark, HBO’s Succession and Disney +’s the Mandalorian. The 160 Emmy nominations for Netflix is a new record. Now if they can just stop tricking me into getting interested in a series only to figure out it’s dubbed thirty seconds in.  

3) Dodger’s pitcher Joe Kelly yelled “You gotta cheat to hit” followed by several expletives at Astro’s hitter Carlos Correa, causing the benches to clear last night. Kelly was on the Red Sox team that got beat by the “cheating” Houston Astros team in the 2017 Division Series. Things got heated in the sixth inning when Kelly began throwing at Astro’s players, which Kelly denied doing on purpose when asked after the game. The fact that people still hate the Astros makes me feel like we’re returning to some sense of normalcy.  

4) People taller than six feet are twice as likely to contract Covid-19. At least, according to researchers in the UK who studied 2,000 people to try and determine if there are any traits that increase your risk of contracting the virus. They found that people taller than six feet are twice as likely to be infected compared to the general population. Finally, there’s a downside to being tall other than never being able to find pants that fit.  

5) According to a CNBC report based on data from Tuition tracker on private colleges, a degree from Stanford earns you the most money in the first ten years after graduation. Harvard, University of Chicago, Princeton and Dartmouth round out the top 5. Stanford topped the list with the average graduate earning a salary of $145,200 ten years after graduation. Almost enough to pay the half a million dollars-worth of student loans they had to take out to get their degree.  

Boneless or Bone-In?  

Today is National Chicken Wing Day and Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters, Applebees and others are offering deals to celebrate. In 1977, Buffalo, New York declared July 29th of each year National Chicken Wing Day after the rising popularity of their buffalo chicken sauce. In honor of that, let’s settle an age-old debate, boneless or bone-in, which do you prefer? 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.  

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(Web poll)  

How do you prefer your chicken wings?  

Boneless  

Bone-in

Solo Prep July 28, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, a grim warning and a glimmer of hope from Fauci  

Dr. Fauci says the US could see ‘further suffering and death’ if coronavirus isn’t controlled. But, he added, ‘There are things we can do right now in the absence of a vaccine that can turn us around.’ Namely 100% of people wearing masks and limiting gatherings. The US has reported over 4.29 million cases adding another 56,336 yesterday, Trump National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive, and the first phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine in the US has started. Plus, I’ve entered phase 3 of my shut-in social awkwardness where I start having full conversations with my cats. (Additional out) Good news for us and the Chinese hackers who will steal the research.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, some more dirt from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial  

Amber heard read an intense private email draft to Johnny Depp in the closing argument of their libel trial. In it she called the movie star a ‘Needy man child’ who often pooped himself during benders. Previously, Depp had listed Amber pulling a prank where she pooped in their bed as one of the factors leading to their divorce. Apparently poop played a big role in their demise. (Additional out) Is it just me or do they kind of sound like they were meant for each other.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, why states are warning people about suspicious packages of seeds in the mail  

If you get an unsolicited package of seeds in the mail don’t plant them. States are warning people about suspicious packages of seeds that appear to be from China. The packages typically have Chinese characters on the label and contain a sealed packet of unknown seeds that some state agricultural departments say could be invasive plant species. Finally, my inability to garden has an upside. (Additional Out) Hey, these aren't the seeds I got drunk and ordered.  

Tease: Could another stimulus check be coming? I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

If approved the latest Covid relief plan from Senate Replublican members will include another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. The one-trillion dollar relief package revealed yesterday also includes $16 billion in new Covid testing funds, $105 billion for schools, another wave of PPP loans for businesses, and a five year protection to private businesses from coronavirus related lawsuits. They’re calling it the ‘Better late than never act of 2020.’ (Additional Out) The key words there are of course, ‘If approved.’  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: It took just three games for an outbreak to occur in the MLB. Yesterday the Miami Marlins had to cancel their season opener against the Baltimore Orioles because ten players and two coaches tested positive for Covid-19. Plus, multiple sources claim that several Marlin players tested positive prior to Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, yet the game was still played. The MLB Commissioner’s office plans to redouble health directives and has not considered cancelling the season. But what do you think, should the MLB cancel their season?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which one is a real Florida Man headline? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Which one of the following is a REAL Florida Man headline?  

A: Florida Man Drives With Lit Candle, Sets Car on Fire  

B: Florida Man Evicted for Keeping a Full-Grown Tiger in his Apartment  

C: Florida Man Calls 911 Because He’s Out of Meth  

Answer: A, a Florida man did drive with a lit candle and set his car on fire. After the lit fragrant candle tipped over in the vehicle, he stopped to fill a trashcan with water, but the flames engulfed the car. Hopefully his insurance policy covers blatant stupidity.  

[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 Houston, Texas native starred in the Big Bang Theory? (Jim Parsons)  

Follow Up Questions:  

What Defensive End was selected #1 overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft? (Myles Garrett)  

How many electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. Presidency? (270)  

What’s the tallest mountain in the U.S.? (Denali)  

Round 2:  

General question: Danielle Bregoli became known as the Cash Me Ousside Girl after an appearance on who’s daytime talk show? (Dr. Phil)  

Follow up questions:  

Who starred opposite Emma Stone in La La Land? (Ryan Gosling)  

What company makes the Xbox gaming console? (Microsoft)  

What comedian did Netflix pay $60 million dollars for three comedy specials in 2016? (Dave Chappelle)  

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5 Things You Need to Know  

1) Dr. Fauci says the US could see ‘further suffering and death’ if coronavirus isn’t controlled. But, he added, ‘There are things we can do right now in the absence of a vaccine that can turn us around.’ Namely 100% of people wearing masks and limiting gatherings. The US has reported over 4.29 million cases adding another 56,336 yesterday, Trump National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive, and the first phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine in the US has started. Meanwhile, I’ve entered phase 3 of my shut-in social awkwardness where I start having full conversations with my cats.  

2) Amber heard read an intense private email draft to Johnny Depp in the closing argument of their libel trial. In it she called the movie star a ‘Needy man child’ who often pooped himself during benders. Previously, Depp had listed Amber pulling a prank where she pooped in their bed as one of the factors leading to their divorce. Apparently poop played a big role in their demise.  

3) If you get an unsolicited package of seeds in the mail don’t plant them. States are warning people about suspicious packages of seeds that appear to be from China. The packages typically have Chinese characters on the label and contain a sealed packet of unknown seeds that some state agricultural departments say could be invasive plant species. Finally, my inability to garden has an upside.  

4) If approved the latest Covid relief plan from Senate Replublican members will include another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. The one-trillion dollar relief package revealed yesterday also includes $16 billion in new Covid testing funds, $105 billion for schools, another wave of PPP loans for businesses, and a five year protection to private businesses from coronavirus related lawsuits. They’re calling it the ‘Better late than never act of 2020.’  

5) A Florida man drove with a lit candle and set his car on fire. After the lit fragrant candle tipped over in the vehicle, he stopped to fill a trashcan with water, but the flames engulfed the car. Crews responded to put out the blaze and nobody was injured. Authorities sadly had to remind everyone to never drive with an open candle lit. Hopefully his insurance policy covers blatant stupidity.  

Should the MLB Cancel Their Season?  

It took just three games for an outbreak to occur in the MLB. Yesterday the Miami Marlins had to cancel their season opener against the Baltimore Orioles because ten players and two coaches tested positive for Covid-19. Plus, multiple sources told the Athletic that several Marlin players tested positive prior to Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, yet the game was still played. The MLB Commissioner’s office plans to redouble health directives and has not considered cancelling the season. But what do you think, should the MLB cancel their season? 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.  

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(Web poll)  

Should the MLB cancel their season?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep July 27, 2020 

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Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, what medical experts are urging the US to do  

US medical experts are urging the country to shut down again after four days of more than 1,000 deaths a day. We’ve now reported more than 4.2 million cases, more than a fourth of the 16.2 million Covid -19 cases worldwide. One bright side, the number of new US Covid-19 cases has stabilized over the past week as more Americans wear masks and avoid indoor activities. Luckily avoiding activities is a hobby of mine. (Additional out) Or run the risk of getting famous on the internet.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, why some major retailers say the won’t enforce mask mandates  

Multiple large retailers say they will not enforce mask mandates following violent confrontations. Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walgreens, CVS and others say they will no longer prohibit customers who refuse to wear a mask from shopping in their stores. Retail employees are finding themselves playing the uncomfortable role of mask police, leading to confrontations between angry customers and employees. I guess they’d prefer for other customers to just have those confrontations, then film them and put it on the internet. (Additional out). Because it’s hard to force people to care about the health of others.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, a multi-million dollar Powerball winner keeps a 28 year old promise  

A Powerball winner split his $22 million jackpot with a friend 28 years after promising to share it if he ever won. In 1992, shortly after the Powerball first arrived there, Wisconsin man Thomas Cook and his friend Joseph Feeney shook hands and promised that they’d give half of their prize money to the other man if they ever won. Thomas Cook recently won $22 million and honored that promise he made to his fishing buddy. They plan to take their wives on a road trip together with their winnings. I respect that, I would totally honor that promise, but I’d also bring it up for the remainder of our lives every time I needed to borrow something. (Additional Out) No word on what they’ll do with the other 21.999 mil.  

Tease: Protests turn violent over the weekend. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

Some protests were largely peaceful over the weekend but a few descended into clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. In Austin, Texas a protester died after shots were fired. A suspect is in custody and cooperating with police. Portland Federal agents deployed tear gas and flash bangs to disperse protesters wielding leaf blowers, power tools, fireworks and lasers. In Seattle 59 officers were injured and 47 people were arrested. In Louisville, Kentucky demonstrators allegedly threw water bottles at police and 76 people were arrested for blocking off a street with barrels filled with water, bleach and urine. As 2020 continues it’s campaign to be the worst year ever.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: According to a recent survey 75% of Americans are now afraid to use ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft due to the pandemic. Although the majority of those people say they’d feel safe if the driver wore a facemask and sanitized the vehicle between passengers. What do you think, are you still using Uber and Lyft?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, how many times did a man do this to set a world record? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] Ashrita Furman, a man with over 600 Guinness World Records to his name, just broke another one by slicing the most watermelons on-top of another man’s head. How many did Ashrita successfully slice in 60 seconds?  

A: 30  

B: 40  

C: 50  

Answer: C, he set the world record by slicing 50 watermelons off another man’s head in 60 seconds. I just want to know where you meet a friend willing to let you slice 50 watermelons off his head with a machete.  

[DIY Feature] Name That Movie Monday: I give you a clue and play a short clip, first person to guess the movie wins __________. If no one gets it we move on to another clue and slightly longer clip.  

Clue #1: Dark comic drama  

Clue #2: Tyler isn’t real  

Clue #3: You don’t talk about it  

Answer: Fight Club  

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5 Things You Need to Know  

1) US medical experts are urging the country to shut down again after four days of more than 1,000 deaths a day. We’ve now reported more than 4.2 million cases, more than a fourth of the 16.2 million Covid -19 cases worldwide. One bright side, the number of new US Covid-19 cases has stabilized over the past week as more Americans wear masks and avoid indoor activities. Luckily avoiding activities is a hobby of mine.  

2) Multiple large retailers say they will not enforce mask mandates following violent confrontations. Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walgreens, CVS and others say they will no longer prohibit customers who refuse to wear a mask from shopping in their stores. Retail employees are finding themselves playing the uncomfortable role of mask police, leading to confrontations between angry customers and employees. I guess they’d prefer for other customers to just have those confrontations, then film them and put it on the internet.  

3) A Powerball winner split his $22 million jackpot with a friend 28 years after promising to share it if he ever won. In 1992, shortly after the Powerball first arrived there, Wisconsin man Thomas Cook and his friend Joseph Feeney shook hands and promised that they’d give half of their prize money to the other man if they ever won. Thomas Cook recently won $22 million and honored that promise he made to his fishing buddy. They plan to take their wives on a road trip together with their winnings. I respect that, I would totally honor that promise, but I’d also bring it up for the remainder of our lives every time I needed to borrow something.  

4) Some protests were largely peaceful over the weekend but a few descended into clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. In Austin, Texas a protester died after shots were fired. A suspect is in custody and cooperating with police. Portland Federal agents deployed tear gas and flash bangs to disperse protesters wielding leaf blowers, power tools, fireworks and lasers. In Seattle 59 officers were injured and 47 people were arrested. In Louisville, Kentucky demonstrators allegedly threw water bottles at police and 76 people were arrested for blocking off a street with barrels filled with water, bleach and urine. As 2020 continues it’s campaign to be the worst year ever.  

5) Ashrita Furman, a man with over 600 Guinness World Records to his name, just broke another one by slicing the most watermelons on-top of another man’s head. He sliced 50 watermelons off another man’s head in 60 seconds to set the record. I just want to know where you meet a friend willing to let you slice 50 watermelons off his head with a machete.  

Are You Still Using Uber and Lyft?  

According to a recent survey 75% of Americans are now afraid to use ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft due to the pandemic. Although the majority of those people say they’d feel safe if the driver wore a facemask and sanitized the vehicle between passengers. What do you think, are you still using Uber and Lyft? 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.  

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(Web poll)  

Are you still using Uber and Lyft?  

Yes  

No

Solo Prep July 24, 2020 

NOTE: Subscribers can download the DIY graphics and audio clips on the Show Prep page here with your login or in the shared Dropbox folder. ALSO, WE JUST ADDED SALES ONE SHEETS FOR EACH DAILY FEATURE FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR LOGO/INFO/PRICING.  

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, it took just fifteen days to add this many cases  

The US added 1 million known cases of Covid-19 in just 15 days as some states reported record breaking numbers. We’ve now surpassed 4 million total cases here in the US. Elsewhere Mexico added 700 new deaths and 8,400 cases in 24 hours, it currently has the world’s 4th largest death toll. Southern Brazil has tripled their cases in the past month. Plus, Australia has deployed military personnel to the virus-stricken state of Victoria to track down new infections that can’t be linked to previous clusters. Coming as a shock to everyone who didn’t realize Australia had a military. (Additional out) A practice called contact tracing that we’ll hopefully get around to at some point.  

Tease: In ___ minutes, Washington picks a generic temp team name  

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins have punted on their name change. Washington announced yesterday that they’ll temporarily be known as the incredibly generic “Washington Football Team.” The helmet logo will be replaced by the players number, but the color scheme for the jerseys will stay the same. The move will act as a placeholder while the team tries to decide on a new name after dropping the name they’d used for 87 years. Guy sitting on domains 1, Washington 0. (Additional out). It sounds like a name you’d see in a video game or a movie where they were too cheap to by the naming rights.  

Tease: Coming up at ____, where Gonzalo and Hannah will hit  

Two major storm systems are about to make landfall, one in South Texas and the other on islands just north of Venezuela. Tropical Storm Hanna will likely make landfall in South Texas late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Gonzalo is expected to become the first hurricane of the season by tonight as it passes over the Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Although it’s early experts predict that we’ll have an active hurricane season this year. Apparently tropical storms are the one thing not delayed by a pandemic. (Additional Out) Hence why we’re already on H and it’s not even August.  

Tease: Apparently there’s a downside to setting your ex’s car on fire. I’ll tell you more in _____ minutes  

A crazy ex-girlfriend learned the hard way that setting your ex’s car on fire is incredibly dangerous. Her plan was flawed from the start, she did it in broad daylight, in full view of witnesses, surrounded by other cars that could also blow up and she got a little heavy-handed with the gasoline. The now viral video you can see on our website shows her plan literally blowing up in her face, however she did get up and run away. In other words, she lived to stalk another day. (Additional out) I’m guessing to go home and text him a couple thousand times “We can work this out, you’re my soulmate.”  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: There’s a creepy clown motel in Nevada. It’s been featured on multiple travel shows over the years, boasts over a thousand clown artifacts and sits next to a graveyard. Plus, it’s supposedly haunted, has a “Friday the 13th room”, a “Halloween” room and an “Exorcist” room. How much would someone have to pay you to spend a night alone at the creepy, haunted clown motel?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what movie plays the most on cable? The correct answer wins ________.  

[Contest setup] According to data from Variety, what movie plays the most on cable TV, having graced the airwaves a collective 83 times since last September?  

A: Jumanji  

B: Road House  

C: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective  

Answer: B, Road House is correct, followed closely by Jumanji, Ace Ventura and Gladiator. Finally proving my long-held theory that Road House is always on.  

[DIY Feature] Fast Five Friday: Can you name five in five seconds for your chance to win ________.  

Topic:  Jennifer Lopez (Today’s her birthday)  

Name 5 Movies Starring Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers, Second Act, Home, Lila & Eve, The Boy Next Door, Parker, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Backup Plan, Feel the Noise, El Cantante, Bordertown, An Unfinished Life, Monster in Law, Shall We Dance?, Jersey Girl, Gigli, Maid in Manhattan, Enough, Angel Eyes, The Wedding Planner, The Cell, Antz, Out of Sight, U Turn, Anaconda, Selena, Blood and Wine, Jack, Money Train, My Family, Nurses on the Line, My Little Girl)  

Name 5 famous men Jennifer Lopez dated (Wesley Snipes, Tommy Mottola, Puff Daddy, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Drake, Alex Rodriguez)  

Web Posts (Post after your shift)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The US added 1 million known cases of Covid-19 in just 15 days as some states reported record breaking numbers. We’ve now surpassed 4 million total cases here in the US. Elsewhere Mexico added 700 new deaths and 8,400 cases in 24 hours, it currently has the world’s 4th largest death toll. Southern Brazil has tripled their cases in the past month. Plus, Australia has deployed military personnel to the virus-stricken state of Victoria to track down new infections that can’t be linked to previous clusters. Coming as a shock to everyone who didn’t realize Australia had a military.  

2) The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins have punted on their name change. Washington announced yesterday that they’ll temporarily be known as the incredibly generic “Washington Football Team.” The helmet logo will be replaced by the players number, but the color scheme for the jerseys will stay the same. The move will act as a placeholder while the team tries to decide on a new name after dropping the name they’d used for 87 years. Guy sitting on domains 1, Washington 0.  

3) Two major storm systems are about to make landfall, one in South Texas and the other on islands just north of Venezuela. Tropical Storm Hanna will likely make landfall in South Texas late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Gonzalo is expected to become the first hurricane of the season by tonight as it passes over the Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Although it’s early, experts predict that we’ll have an active hurricane season this year. Apparently tropical storms are the one thing not delayed by a pandemic.  

4) A crazy ex-girlfriend learned the hard way that setting your ex’s car on fire is incredibly dangerous. Her plan was flawed from the start, she did it in broad daylight in full view of witnesses, surrounded by other cars that could also blow up and she got a little heavy-handed with the gasoline. The now viral video you can see here shows her plan literally blowing up in her face, however she did get up and run away. In other words, she lived to stalk another day.  

5) The folks at Variety who have WAY too much time on their hands looked at which movies run the most on cable TV and Road House reigns supreme. The Patrick Swayze film graced the airwaves a shocking 83 times since last September, but it was followed closely by Jumanji, Ace Ventura and Gladiator. Finally proving my long-held theory that Road House is always on.  

Would You Stay at the Creepy Clown Motel?  

There’s a creepy clown motel in Nevada. It’s been featured on multiple travel shows over the years, boasts over a thousand clown artifacts and sits next to a graveyard. Plus, it’s supposedly haunted, has a “Friday the 13th room”, a “Halloween” room and an “Exorcist” room. How much would someone have to pay you to spend a night alone at the creepy, haunted clown motel? 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 poll)  

How much would someone have to pay you to spend a night alone at the creepy, haunted clown motel?  

Nothing  

$100  

$1,000  

$10,000  

More than $10k  

No amount of money would get me to stay there