Solo Prep October 19, 2021

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, FDA weighs in on different boosters  

The FDA plans to allow people to receive a different Covid vaccine as a booster than the one they initially received. This would allow vaccine providers to use their discretion to offer a different brand, a freedom state health officials have been requesting for weeks.  Also, Washington State University just fired their head football coach and four assistants for refusing to get vaccinated. Probably didn’t hurt that they also have three losses. (Additional Out) Cue the lawsuits in 3, 2, 1.  

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Apple unveils new airpods  

Apple showed of their third-generation Airpods in their second product launch of the fall. Airpods 3 come with spatial audio, better sound quality providing a more powerful bass and crisp high frequency and their sweat and water resistant for workouts. They are available for pre-order starting today and cost $179. A small price to pay for something you won’t lose for a whole week or two. (Additional Out) So I guess I know what I’m asking Santa for.  

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, Facebook wants to create the metaverse  

Facebook will hire 10,000 people in the EU to build the ‘metaverse’. The tech giant plans to combine virtual and augmented reality technologies in a new online realm in the next five years. The idea behind the metaverse it to create a space similar to the internet, where users via digital avatars can walk around and interact with one another in real time. And remember, what happens in the metaverse, stays in the metaverse. (Additional out) So soon people will be able to take their online stalking of exes to a new level.  

Tease: In _____ minutes, the best party city in the world  

Rio de Janeiro is the best party city in the world according to Brobible’s rankings of the top 50 party cities. The seaside South American city is well known for its raucous Carnaval festival. Ibiza Spain came in second followed by Las Vegas, Goa, India and Koh Phangan, Thailand. Apparently the list was made by a bunch of people who’ve never been to New Orleans. (Additional out) I’m at that age where I’m more of a party hard until roughly 10:30 kind of partier.  

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Its time to stock up on Halloween candy so you don’t end up being the house that has to hand out fruit. But what should you get? Thrillist dot com ranked the top 30 Halloween candies and no surprise, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups came out on top, followed by Twix, Snickers, KitKat and Butterfinger. What do you think, what’s the best Halloween candy of all time?  

Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, what percentage of kids as young as 10 do this? The correct answer wins ________.    

[Contest setup] A new national poll published this week looked at social media use among kids. According to their findings, what percentage of children 10-12 years, have used social media in the past six months?  

A: 39%  

B: 49%  

C: 59%  

Answer: B, nearly half of 10 to 12-year-olds, 49%, have used social media, as have 32% of kids 7 to 9. Which might explain Mark Zuckerberg’s new idea, Instagram for Infants.  

[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 controversial military site opened in Lincoln County Nevada in 1955 as ‘Paradise Ranch’? (Area 51)  

Follow up questions:  

What kind of creamy cheese is typically used in lasagna? (Ricotta)  

If you’re a funambulist you walk on what? (A tight rope)  

On a dartboard what number is directly opposite of 19? (1)  

Round 2:  

General question: What geometric shape is generally used for stop signs? (Octagon)  

Follow up questions:  

What bill does George Washington appear on? (The one-dollar bill)  

What tight end came out of retirement in 2020 to play with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay? (Rob Gronkowski)  

There are generally seven colors in what meteorological phenomenon? (A rainbow)  

5 Things You Need to Know  

1) The FDA plans to allow people to receive a different Covid vaccine as a booster than the one they initially received. This would allow vaccine providers to use their discretion to offer a different brand, a freedom state health officials have been requestions for weeks.  Also, Washington State University just fired their head football coach and four assistants for refusing to get vaccinated. Probably didn’t hurt that they also have three losses.  

2) Apple showed of their third-generation Airpods in their second product launch of the fall. Airpods 3 come with spatial audio, better sound quality providing a more powerful bass and crisp high frequency and their sweat and water resistant for workouts. They are available for pre-order starting today and cost $179. A small price to pay for something you won’t lose for a whole week or two.  

3) Facebook will hire 10,000 people in the EU to build the ‘metaverse’. The tech giant plans to combine virtual and augmented reality technologies in a new online realm in the next five years. The idea behind the metaverse it to create a space similar to the internet, where users via digital avatars can walk around and interact with one another in real time. And remember, what happens in the metaverse, stays in the metaverse.  

4) Rio de Janeiro is the best party city in the world according to Brobible’s rankings of the top 50 party cities. The seaside South American city is well known for its raucous Carnaval festival. Ibiza Spain came in second followed by Las Vegas, Goa, India and Koh Phangan, Thailand. I’m at that age where I’m more of a party hard until roughly 10:30 kind of partier.  

5) A new national poll published this week looked at social media use among kids. According to their findings, what percentage of children 10-12 years, have used social media in the past six months? A) 39%, B) 49% or C) 59%. Answer: B, nearly half of 10 to 12-year-olds, 49%, have used social media, as have 32% of kids 7 to 9. Which might explain Mark Zuckerberg’s new idea, Instagram for Infants.  

What’s the Best Halloween Candy of All Time?  

Its time to stock up on Halloween candy so you don’t end up being the house that has to hand out fruit. But what should you get? Thrillist dot com ranked the top 30 Halloween candies and no surprise, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups came out on top, followed by Twix, Snickers, KitKat and Butterfinger. What do you think, what’s the best Halloween candy of all time? We posed those questions to our  _________ listeners, click below to hear their responses, take the web polls below to weigh in, then listen tomorrow at _______ to hear the results.  

(Upload audio from your best calls)  

(Web poll)  

What’s the best Halloween candy of all time?  

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups  

Twix  

Snickers  

KitKat  

Butterfinger  

100 Grand  

Mr. Goodbar  

Nestle Crunch  

Reese’s Pieces  

Hershey’s Bars  

(Other suggestions from on-air)

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