Solo Prep October 26, 2021

Tease: Coming up in ___________ minutes, more bad news for Facebook 

A series of news stories dubbed ‘The Facebook Papers’ is being published by 17 US news organizations. The stories, based on thousands of internal documents, reveal how Facebook has been used to sow political discord and extremism around the world, facilitate human trafficking, push hate speech and misinformation and organize events like the January 6th insurrection. But I’m sure their name change will fix everything. (Additional Out) But only because they knowingly programmed an algorithm to specifically do all of those things in exchange for profit. 

Tease: In ___­­­­___ minutes, Brady ups the ante for the 600th ball guy 

Tom Brady threw a bitcoin to the guy who gave back his 600th TD pass in Sunday’s game. On Peyton and Eli’s ESPN2 broadcast last night the future hall of famer talked about how Bucs fan Byron Kennedy returned the ball in exchange for two signed jerseys, a helmet, another jersey autographed by Evans, Evan’s game-worn cleats, season tickets and a $1,000 credit to the team store. The bitcoin Brady added is currently worth $63 grand. He didn’t, however, throw in the creepy thing Romo suggested. (Additional Out) Roughly six to seven hundred grand less than he’d of gotten for it on Ebay. 

Tease: Coming up at ­­­­­­­­­­­­_____, the percentage of businesses reporting a shortage of workers 

47% of businesses reported a shortage of skilled workers in the third quarter according to a recent national survey. On top of the ongoing labor shortage, supply chain issues continue. Currently $24 billion in goods is estimated to be sitting outside California’s two biggest ports. Officials warn that the supply chain crisis could last through the first half of 2022. Luckily, I still have fireworks that I didn’t get to use left over from last 4th of July. (Additional out) Turns out hoarders we’re on to something. 

Tease: In _____ minutes, this billionaire wants to build a tourism space station 

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is proposing to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the International Space Station. The massive new commercial space station called ‘Orbital Reef’ would be able to host up to 10 people. It could be used to host science experiments, in-space manufacturing and even vacation getaways. Because that’s how I want to spend my summer vacations, cramped into a space station with my family trying to explain how my kids clogged a space toilet. (Additional out) That you may or may not return from. 

Phone Topic/Web Poll: Japan’s Princess Mako married her non-royal college sweetheart, ending her time as a royal. Mako, who turned 30 over the weekend, announced her engagement to Kei Komuro four years ago. The two got married around 10am local time Tuesday in a subdued ceremony, formally marking her departure from the royal family. What do you think, did she do the right thing and would you give up royalty for true love? 

Contest Tease: Contest Tease: Coming up at _____________, which one of these wasn’t one of the first bands inducted into this? The correct answer wins ________. 

[Contest setup] It’s induction week at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Carole King. When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland in 1986, which one of these artists wasn’t part of the first group of inductees? 

A: The Everly Brothers 

B: The Beatles 

C: Elvis Presley 

Answer: B, the Everly Brothers and Elvis were part of the first induction class in 1986, but the Beatles weren’t inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame until 1988. As usual, I blame Ringo. 

[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’s the last word in the national anthem? (Brave) 

Follow up questions: 

How many players can an NFL team have on their active roster during the regular season? (53) 

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

According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on earth? (Pandora) 

Round 2: 

General question: What two U.S. states don’t observe daylight saving time? (Arizona and Hawaii) 

Follow up questions: 

Who played Batman after Michael Keaton in 1995’s Batman Forever? (Val Kilmer) 

The five original M&M colors were red, yellow, violet, brown and what color? (Green) 

Who was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain? (Margaret Thatcher) 

5 Things You Need to Know 

1) A series of news stories dubbed ‘The Facebook Papers’ is being published by 17 US news organizations. The stories, based on thousands of internal documents, reveal how Facebook has been used to sow political discord and extremism around the world, facilitate human trafficking, push hate speech and misinformation and organize events like the January 6th insurrection. But only because they knowingly programmed an algorithm to specifically do all of those things in exchange for profit. 

2) Tom Brady threw a bitcoin to the guy who gave back his 600th TD pass in Sunday’s game. On Peyton and Eli’s ESPN2 broadcast last night the future hall of famer talk about how Bucs fan Byron Kennedy returned the ball in exchange for two signed jerseys, a helmet, another jersey autographed by Evans, Evan’s game-worn cleats, season tickets and a $1,000 credit to the team store. The bitcoin Brady added is currently worth $63 grand. He didn’t, however, throw in the creepy thing Romo suggested. 

3) 47% of businesses reported a shortage of skilled workers in the third quarter according to a recent national survey. On top of the ongoing labor shortage, supply chain issues continue. Currently $24 billion in goods is estimated to be sitting outside California’s two biggest ports. Officials warn that the supply chain crisis could last through the first half of 2022. Luckily, I still have fireworks that I didn’t get to use left over from last 4th of July. (Additional out) Turns out hoarders we’re on to something. 

4) Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is proposing to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the International Space Station. The massive new commercial space station called ‘Orbital Reef’ would be able to host up to 10 people. It could be used to host science experiments, in-space manufacturing and even vacation getaways. Because that’s how I want to spend my summer vacations, cramped into a space station with my family trying to explain how my kids clogged a space toilet. 

5) It’s induction week at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Carole King. When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland in 1986, which one of these artists wasn’t part of the first group of inductees? A) The Everly Brothers, B) The Beatles, or C) Elvis Presley. ANSWER: Answer: B, the Everly Brothers and Elvis were part of the first induction class in 1986, but the Beatles weren’t inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame until 1988. It can’t be a good sign that we’re just generally scared of everything outside of our house. 

Would You Give Up Royalty For True Love? 

Japan’s Princess Mako married her non-royal college sweetheart, ending her time as a royal. Mako, who turned 30 over the weekend, announced her engagement to Kei Komuro four years ago. The two got married around 10am local time Tuesday in a subdued ceremony, formally marking her departure from the royal family. What do you think, did she do the right thing and would you give up royalty for true love? 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) 

Is Princess Mako doing the right thing? 

Yes 

No 

Would you give up royalty for true love? 

Yes 

No

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