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1.  Donald Trump has been told by NBC – “You’re Fired”…

2.  SCOTUS late Monday puts a hold on some Texas Abortion Clinics due to be closed by the State.

3.  The FBI moves to the New York Danamora prison at Clinton, NY – it’s now a corruption probe.

4.  Greece may default this week – Tuesday will be a big day for this on-going event.  Check the NY Times for a thorough explanation and what to expect.

5.  Jeb Bush calls the Confederate Flag “racist” –

6.  Should vaccines be made mandatory?  Apparantly the California legislature thinks so as it passes legislation to make it so.


Big story’s developing and there are plenty of sources below and also on the LINKS page.




In a first of its kind trial, Nielsen this fall will test using a combined audience sample to measure radio and TV. Conducted in collaboration with the Council For Research Excellence, it’s the first in a two-part test to study the impact on audience estimates and other metrics of a potentially combined service of radio, TV and consumer behavior metrics.

The study is the first to be commissioned by the CRE’s new audio committee, which is working with Nielsen to figure out how the measurement behemoth can do a better job of tracking audiences in small and medium markets.



Issues surrounding banks in Greece and their closure.  ATM’s only dispensing 60 Euro’s per day.

This week is guaranteed to see a shift as talks continue.

France 24 offers perspective –


How about Hollywood BUZZ???

Next instalment of Star Trek begins filming this week –

The third installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise boldly heads into production this week in Vancouver, and its cast is getting a big pay raise.

At the same time, the studio behind Star Trek Beyond quietly has locked up two key players for a potential fourth installment.



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USA Today

NBC News

The DRUDGE Report

‘The Daily Beast’

Huffington Post

AdWeek TVNewser





The Daily Mail

GO HERE For CNN News –


Yahoo News

Google News


The Insider’s Guide to DC Political Activities – ‘The HILL’

‘Talking Points Memo’ is HERE




The Atlantic


What’s the world talking about?

BBC’s World Service is one way to find out –

After all, it’s known as ‘The World’s Radio Station’ –


For the June-November 6 month Hurricane season –

GO HERE for the National Hurricane Center –

Or, GO HERE for the Weather Underground hurricane forecasting –


From the World of Sport – go HERE for the Top Story’s from ‘‘The Sporting News’‘ – with the day’s ‘Top Ten Trending Sports Topics’ –


Need More? How about Social Media – the top trending items – the “Hey, didja know items…etc.” your listeners want to know about.


From the NBC/TODAY Morning Show – pushing their ‘Orange Room’ – Go HERE for their take on trending items.

Catch up with the National Enquirer Go HERE


Need a quick LINK to the MOST POPULAR web-sites being viewed today?



When you need to scan the morning newspaper front pages – Click HERE.


Back in the day, we had the pleasure of working with one of the BEST DJ’s who ever sat in front of a studio microphone –

That was in the Tampa/St. Pete market and it was a long time ago –

Bob Dearborn is still very much active on line and with any luck you’re reading his blog on a daily basis –


Finally, make sure you have the FACTS! Check the latest polling figures to see how Americans (your audience) are reacting to people, events and trends.

Go HERE to check the latest Gallup survey information.


OR, for a change of pace – GO HERE