RockStar Radio with Billy Gerard

Radio Fools FIRED - OZ Open Tennis Champ OUT - Scams you Have to Know About - Light Whiskey (what is that?) - X Games History Winter Olympics on the way and so much more on RockStar Radio with Billy Gerard

January 28, 2022 Billy Gerard, Host Season 3 Episode 4
RockStar Radio with Billy Gerard
Radio Fools FIRED - OZ Open Tennis Champ OUT - Scams you Have to Know About - Light Whiskey (what is that?) - X Games History Winter Olympics on the way and so much more on RockStar Radio with Billy Gerard
Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

No rematch at the Oz open as the Champ is sent home before he sets foot on the court. 

There are scams you need to know about, lots of them.  Don't get taken!  You have to hear this. 

Bumper music takes us back to the dance days of the 70's.  Plus free music from Tommy Funderburk and King of Hearts.   

The OG Jersey Girl our pet segment and so much more.  As well as two sports casters OUT for what they said.  You have to hear this to believe it.   

TracGrabber, 20% off with Promo Code "RockStar".  Get yours today supplies are limited.

Jeff Borker with Whiskey "Light" what even is that?

More classic Miss Drew...

The X Games the Olympics and more...  

Like to make a request, have something to say or add to the show?  Email:  Bill@rockstar.today

Billy Gerard:

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Marie Ruffolo:

fabulously

Billy Gerard:

oh I know that your calendar is marked for this I know you've got the big red circle around Friday the fourth we will we will be off and in to the Winter Olympics. But before we get to that I actually want to get I this I think is way I think this is one that winter in particular we're going to come back to that but I think that this is is a story worth telling in it. And the part that I want to start the story with happened on January the 20th. So what I'm not sure where this broadcast finds you but on the 20th at the X Games out in Vail so the the X Games Now if for those who aren't familiar with the X Games, it's sort of a Gen X thing it was began when a ski what really snowboarding sort of started it it was when they you know skiers one to ski without poles they wanted to ski on skis frontwards and backwards. So the skis have turned up tips both sides. They wanted to hit jumps and do more than just a you know a helicopter or touch their back or that's where they really wanted to take the sport to a new place that had never been before place that no one had thought of. And with that The X Games were born. And it's a snowboarding halfpipe it's the ski jump. And it's more than, you know, it's it's way more than what the Olympics think about it's all of these crazy young people that crazy it's young people, mostly that are that are just in just invigorated about the sport, and they want to push themselves and with them the sport to the next place, whatever that is. And they see no limits in anything. So I entered that on that in back in 2014 is one of these, one of these young bucks just got a buck by the name of Trevor. Kennison. Trevor is he is skiing the back country in Vail. He's a Colorado local. He's skiing back in Vail and he gets caught. He hits a jump catches it the wrong way catches the edge. He's a snowboarder like me and I'm with you. catches the edge the wrong way. It's the snow the wrong way. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Comes down the wrong way. Several hours later, rescue arrives. Oh, Trevor learns that he has crushed a spine. Oh, punctured. And he is paralyzed.

Marie Ruffolo:

Now, yeah.

Billy Gerard:

So and for for most human beings on planet earth that would represent the end of winter sports career. Oh, save possibly a career in the broadcast booth. Oh, because you are paralyzed from the waist down. Right. Now for Trevor? Really, Trevor is so much bigger than that. He is so much bigger. Trevor is so is the trend. The name is Trevor Kennison, and he is he is a real life living hero. He is the real thing. He had designed for him a snowboard with a seat. And he had ski poles designed. So there's a poles with skis on the bottom of it. And he can. He can sit on his snowboard with his ski poles, and he'll get down the hill better than most skiers. I know. Oh, my goodness, what, Trevor? That's cool, right? You'd say to yourself, bravo, Trevor, holy cow, you came back from this big thing. And you're and you're re cutting a new coat, you're cutting a new trail, bravo to you. And Trevor would look back at you and say something like, I'm a long way from done. Because this this on the 20th at the X Games, one of the competitions is this thing called the big jump. And it is what it sounds like. It's a big jump shot. On the order of 20, maybe 30, sometimes more feet of air. And the idea is you're not It's not like those ski jumps that you see in the Olympics, which that giant one we know used to be the Audi commercial with a car drove up and it's not like that. The idea is you get up in the air. And it's what do you do with those three or four or five seconds you have a flight? What tricks can you do? And it's it's Oh, it's amazing. Oh, it's amazing. It's really a thrill. It's a thrill to watch. It's exciting to try to learn to do so. Trevor it has determined that he is going to be the very first adaptive snowboarder to fly big air. And on the 20th He did it. Oh unblock show, The Rock Star stance. We're sits and salutes Trevor a Kennison who? Who redefines courage and greatness is down here Trevor Kinnison and the X Games. It's absolutely worth it. Look it up. Find it online. Watch the video as he flies big air watch. There's a view where you can see what he sees as he leaves the top of the hill and all you see is Colorado below him. You see it? It's at Aspen. You see, he sees the town of aspen below him and he is high on a hill like an eagle perched on a branch I can't even imagine it's really truly unimaginable Billy Gerard Rockstar ready to saluting the heroes Trevor Trevor, you are true rock star we salute you. I will be saluting many more I submit to you by the way you rock star radio USA radio network. If you would like to be a part of the program if you know someone who is like Trevor Kennison and and is a hero and want to share that with us please send an email send it to bill at Rockstar dot today we do our best to respond to nearly all of them. I want to suggest some music for pumper music. We're happy to hear it and we'll do our best to to engage with you happy to have you as part of the program. We are going to Beijing China for the Winter Olympics beginning on the fifth. Yes. So what did you What is your favorite winter sport or your favorite winter Olympics?

Marie Ruffolo:

I got a few of them. I have I love like the ski jumps and stuff like that. And then I have the luge because it reminds me a great adventure.

Billy Gerard:

Yeah. Yeah.

Marie Ruffolo:

Reminds me of going in those water things. Oh man, I love them. Because I'm muine the only one. I'm a wish.

Billy Gerard:

You're a one way we can even say that on the radio

Marie Ruffolo:

only roller coaster I've ever been on was a great No, not great adventure. It was in Disney World. What do you call that? The space? Mountain? Sure. Yeah, yeah. And that's the only other than that. I'm never sure. So to me, the lose reminds me of oh, it's like that. Oh, you're watering and you're going? And then you go down?

Billy Gerard:

Yep. Wow. I would say you know what I would tell you is it I can't tell you how many years ago it was now. It's it's it's been a while. But it was during the Winter Olympics. A buddy of mine. We were at well, it's got to be if he can't it's got to be a while ago. Because my office was in Times Square. And oh my god. Yeah. And you remember the radio station we were at together. And New York it and so one of the guys that I work with says hey, but we do for lunch. So why don't we get some lunch? We'll go to this this little place that we like for lunch. And maybe we can we'll you know we'll watch a little Olympics. So we go over there to have you know, having lunch in the head on for the first time the obvious middle of the day in New York and I don't remember where the Olympics were then I wish that I did. But they obviously must have been somewhere far away because the timezone shift, you know, all of that. And so they had on curling?

Marie Ruffolo:

Oh, I never knew what that was till I saw it.

Billy Gerard:

Right. Right. In we were then this is gonna be 1518 years ago in some number like that. In we were captivated by by curling. Yeah, as you watch this as you watch them, you know, that wouldn't have thought that way. was the first time I'd ever seen the first time I've ever heard of it for I mean, Curlin. I thought that was you know what you did with a 12 ounce? You know, like I

Marie Ruffolo:

thought it was lifting weights. Yeah,

Billy Gerard:

no. Yeah, absolutely. By the way, Billy Gerard rock star radio this year favorite USA radio network station. So glad you are along. And we're talking about the Winter Olympics here. The oh gee Jersey girl, Marie ruffler was with me. Let me start on the fourth of February. And they will be going on through the 20th. In there will be in Beijing. This has been quite the quite the lot of a lot of controversy. This is actually now with COVID COVID coming back, the Omicron vaut in the variants

Marie Ruffolo:

tough a bit that Beijing was the first I need they did opening and closing. So that's like a big deal.

Billy Gerard:

Yeah, absolutely. But we're gonna be talking more about this as as time goes on. I think the you know, I might I think everyone probably has went has Olympic memories that some of mine would be, you know, the ice skating. My mom and dad would always have the ice skating on, you know, the, the figure skating. Oh, wait

Marie Ruffolo:

a minute, I got to stop you. But first of all, it's the first time I misspoken that that they did Summer and Winter Olympics. Yeah, shame

Billy Gerard:

countries. Yes. Oh, you know what you're absolutely correct is that typically they are split up that's absolutely true. Typically, you would have the Summer Olympics here and the North Olympics there. But China is on a mission to rule the world and they figure the Olympics are way to do it. On the Olympics, and and, and, and rare earth products, they're gonna they're gonna rule the world. So Billy Gerard rock star, so glad you are alone. We're talking about the Olympics. We're gonna look into some athletes. We're going to look into AI we're gonna be talking a little bit more about this as the weeks go on as we do our Olympic read lead up and run up to the 2022 Olympic Games. Hopefully they will. They will go off without too much trouble as from COVID and we will have a successful season of tough competition. Rockstar radio Billy Gerard do G Jersey girl is with me this your favorite USA radio network station. Don't move a muscle. We got more great stuff. More Olympic level stuff coming right up. Hold on.

Jeff Borker:

The term white whiskey has come up several times lately in conversations with fellow whiskey geeks like myself, so I thought it might be interesting to talk about it with the double shot fans here as well. Let's unpack light whiskey on this week's double shot of whiskey. I'm Jeff Walker executive bourbon steward and whisky ambassador from the classic DRAM. So what exactly is light whiskey? No, it's not a diet whiskey and it's not a lower proof expression either light whiskey category was actually created back in 1968. You see in the late 60s and early 70s, American distillers were trying to fight against the tide of vodka and other clear spirits. The younger populations tastes were changing and whiskey was considered the drink of their fathers and grandfathers that is when they turn to Vodka, rum and tequila. This had a great impact on the whiskey industry. As supplies of age whiskey were high and the demand simply went away. So just what makes a spirit a light whiskey just like bourbon and scotch, there are specific parameters that qualify a distillate as a light whiskey number one it must be made of grain similar to the standard rules of whiskey and it must be the still between 160 and 190 Proof Secondly, it must be aged in USD or uncharred new barrels with no specific maturation time. Thirdly, it must have been distilled after 1968 And finally, if it contains less than 20% Straight whiskey it is considered a blended light whiskey so really key points around distillation proof and aging. Remember bourbon cannot be distilled higher than 160 proof and it must be aged in new charred oak containers like whiskey flavor profile is designed to come in somewhere between bourbon and vodka. Higher distillation proofs strip more of the flavor elements from the Spirit so distilled at 190 Prove vodka has most of its flavors removed like whiskies distillation range takes out most of the classic whiskey flavors but still leaves a bit giving it notes that vodka just doesn't have the USD or uncharred barrel takes away other whiskey flavors that come in from the oak. Many folks think that light whiskey gives you more of a subtle whiskey flavor with more of the delicate feel of a Scotch late whiskey has had some success in the beginning but it faded away fast MGP and Indiana produced all a lot of light whiskey and many distillers are turning to those stocks today for blending Joseph Magnus is Murray Hill club blends 11 and 18 year old bourbons with nine year old light whiskey other distillers like Austin 101 in Texas are distilling their own light whiskey so if you see a bottle of white whiskey on the shelf, give it a try and experience something completely different. As always, if you'd like to learn more, visit us today at www dot ATT classic dram.com And check out our podcast the dreamstate available on all podcast platforms. This is Jeff Walker and remember come for the spirits and stay for the experience cheers all

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Marie Ruffolo:

Oh Hello everyone.

Billy Gerard:

And all of this is brought to you you the Rockstar listener by a doodle dates of bark rip other huge apologies. Jess and the team it's doodle Bates barkery calm, but the Christmas you guys crushed her. They she took the website down so I'm sorry if you're coding to doodle ah barkery calm Jess has been like I'm on bed rest for a couple of days because it Christmas was so overwhelming. My Holy Cow what he can do when it comes to Valentine's she'll go watch it i She promises he's going to get it back a doodle dates barkery calm Jess in the group they are they are Baker inspired pet treats and promise you there are none better this content from inspire more calm, we appreciate what they do. So here's the story. Often, animals can often sense illnesses of their human family and this little Boston Terrier named Henry seem to know something was up what happened, Marie?

Marie Ruffolo:

Yeah, I just want to say that. You know, they crushed it, and I'm happy for them, but it's growing pains anyway. So this woman Kelly, down Dowling in Connecticut, and she shared the story that her little girl had a cold, you know, so she, you know, put her down for her nap and everything like that. But then Henry the dog, he kept like, like you said, using his head as a bad battering ram it to shove his way to the nursery. And Kelly was always upset about that because she didn't want the baby to wake up. But this time she woke up the baby and she was crying. And something sounded very, very wrong. And so the mom took her downstairs, she was struggling to breathe. That is the worst feeling in the world. And that dog knew something was going on with that baby

Billy Gerard:

is not there's some foul a belief that because of the animals for your four legged or that they're that they're either insolent or you know just are unaware and that's simply untrue. Every every animal is it is my opinion it is my belief because I'm not sure about like mice because I don't have pet mice but my bet is every every animal particularly birds, mammals that sort of thing. Have a personality. Yes, I believe that they have and I don't know that I've told a story here on Rockstar it but for years and years and years at at Thanksgiving I might with the rock star family would go to an island resort in the Florida Keys. And there we would often see this. We feed the dolphins they have a dolphin. We only have a few moments. But long story short, my daughter who at the time is probably six goes to feed the dolphin for the second time. The fish comes right up to her and the woman the dolphin trainer says have you been here before you oh yeah, we've been here like last year a year before? She said the fish's name was Nemo. Nemo remembers her Ah yeah. So listen if the pup does that you loosen me to pay attention they they trust me when I tell you I don't I don't buy into this whole thing that you know the dolphins are smarter than we I don't buy into any of that. But But there really is a there is a personality and particularly your dogs and your cats. They may realize more than then you give them credit for Billy Gerard Rockstar radio. We are this she's the OG Jersey girl Marie refloat, we're in the pet segment brought to you by doodle de spark if you can't get her online you can look on Facebook doodle dates barkery calm and all of this content from inspire more if there really is some good stuff there. Oh my tribe Marie and I'll be back with more I don't know when it takes the looser standing beside I was in your that's our foster car if the rockstars pronouncing that correctly. Yes, she is the glowing that rich, that beautiful voice of Abba. singing the winner takes it all all the way back in 1919 7919 80 and the TruLink the poetic justice of this one as we're looking back celebrating those those disco classics, those 70 Dance classics. This song is hitting number one right as her divorce with a rockstar co founder Bjorn is becoming final what? What a melodramatic Annie, Billy Gerard Rockstar radio show glad you have been along hold on tight. Your local news is next more Rockstar right back after the break. Don't move Roco news now Rockstar returns with more crit stuff from the seven McMuffins and judges Doggy Dog It's Billy Gerard here. Rockstar radio host here for doodle dates barkery there's doodle dates a barkery. If you have not been here, you need to check this out for your pet. These are Baker inspired treats for your butt. That's the barkery right instead of bakery barkery. These are Baker inspired treats for your pot muffins and Duchess doggy donuts. You have to check out the blueberry zucchini donut for your pup or better than listeners. How about a zucchini pup muffin or carrot cake you have to go check this out dog biscuit biscuits for your dog I'm not talking about those those bony ones I have no idea bony who means that when you could have Cody bears or doodle dots or or or Steve Schmidt you have to go check this up Billy Gerard for doodle dates barkery doodle dates barkery.com Check it out right now. Don't miss out I get asked all the time Rockstar what's your favorite music? My answer always the same I want you to have vision music for free from their greatest pitch and it can be yours FREE Go To Kingdom arch dot media that's king of arts dot media when you download their new King of Hearts album for just 599 with promo code Rockstar you don't get this show and watch more just like it is part of the greatest hits collection three Kane of hearts dot media promo code Rockstar for the greatest hits the free to best music free music king of hearts not media promo code means you draw a palindrome you don't own drone a a palindrome? Well we're gonna feature that we actually heard some of the music for a band whose name is a palindrome it's actually a palindrome feature that that's built from the first initial of their first names for group of 444 members of that band and they they formed their band name a BB a and a palindrome Yes, yeah, you figured it out. It's ABA and it reads the same way forwards and backwards ABA yes, we're gonna hear more a billy Gerard Rockstar radio Glad to have you back let me back when we've got more of the best hour in media coming by the way if you want to be a part of it yes today's bumper music was in is all by request and we got it by email and you can do the same send an email to bill at Rockstar dot today that's bill at Rockstar dot today and just put your request in for for you when you would like to hear the bumper music or if there's a program that you something you'd like to feature or you'd like us to know about we definitely read them all we make a great effort to do that bill at Rockstar dot today and we're going to feature more as we as we go back to this because you don't we're not doing this week I've we've made an executive decision here at Rockstar radio we are not which we are tribute note zero tributes. We are. Yes, yes. Yes, I know there's plenty of passings that we should probably make mention of but we're doing we're done with that we're gonna we're gonna try to get we're gonna try to put our dancing shoes on today and go back to those days of the 70s when it was a little things were a little less complicated. And we went to the we went on a Saturday night and it did things a little differently. So we feature the the bumper music features. Those those that take us back to when time when life was a little bit simpler. Billy Gerard Rockstar radio we have a tub packed program which talks about some scams, some things that are some things that might actually skate a little bit some Stuff You Should Know coming up in the next segment. Don't miss that segment. At the very end we're going to share with you a little insight radio that you will not want to miss and Miss Drew's along and more great radio to hold on tight. And let's take a minute now and just take a little bit of a flashback to the 70s Tell me where were you when this was the number one song in the world? Join the compound next to the rock stars a state of the Rockstar we live out here in in the New York Metro and my neighbor. My neighbor is she's elderly she's been in that she's a she's an original owner of that portion of the of that that are of her home in her husband has passed and she's retired and she's there with her handicap So boys I'm sorry Billy Gerard rock stock radio Your favorite USA radio station. The OG Jersey girl Marie, she's along sale. Right here. When you were in the break room we're having a the quarter. Just here we got fresh coffee. So the mic I have my neighbor I wheat, the rockstars compound is on a corner. And so we only really have a neighbor to one side. And so that neighbor, she's been there for all the years that we've been there and then her family's there as originally actually had the whole thing built all those years ago. So she's 91. And she's, again, she's still got game, but that's been her home and she's there with her son who's a, you know, who's who's mentally handicapped, but he's functions. He's got a job, he works for the town. He's good. He's in his 50s. You know, he just, you know, he's just not quite at the level of drive a car, that sort of thing. But he's a great guy. Anyway. So and she has my neighbor has two other two other grown children. One is an executive in Boston in the construction industry. And the other is a school teacher somewhere way out in the foothills of Jersey somewhere like, like me, like, Oh, my goodness out there in Jersey somewhere. So we get the phone call, that that that fleet. You know, we help the neighbor every now and again because that's what neighbors do. Right? You know, you need something this step, particularly if they're, you know, the older neighbors, right? We get the phone call that that the neighbor needs somebody to come over. She thinks one of her kids one of her grown children might be injured. Oh, yeah. So Mrs. Rockstar runs over. Oh man, and listen to wait where the story goes. She's the my neighbor is on the phone, with someone claiming to be a lawyer claiming that her daughter had been in a drunken car accident. And now the lawyer needs $6,000 Right this minute or her drunken daughter will go to jail. Now this is what they're telling that 91 year old over the phone. And to to just to to make all of this real some woman who sounds drunk gets on the phone and says Mom Please send the money. Oh, how awful is that? It's not clearly this is a scam This is Rockstar identified this in about 10 seconds. Yeah. And again and the police were shortly summoned. And we go on, but can you just for a moment Rockstar now put yourself in the place of that 91 year old woman just got the phone call being told her daughter had been in a serious crisis the mother of her grandchildren who come over and trim the trees and take care of you know, you imagine getting that phone call to clear

Marie Ruffolo:

I have to tell you something nothing really burns my lieutenant you know I was in Yeah. And he said burns mine navels whatever that meant, but it burns my niggles that Oh these people do this I just can't stand it makes me crazy the show

Billy Gerard:

that in short now show of course the police calm and and they're there they say well it's probably a scam out of Africa there's probably very little weekend Yeah, we'll certainly do everything we can but the poor woman the nine my 91 year old neighbor she couldn't even speak to her daughter on the phone she was so emotionally devastated we had you know we had the the daughter had to at the end of the day drive in like to like two hours in from worlds out in map dot New Jersey to come in and like reassure her mom that no no, no, no, no, I'm home. I don't show you like I'm not a drinker. Everything is fine. Can you imagine in that terrible

Marie Ruffolo:

now that just just really like he

Billy Gerard:

writes me? Well. Apparently you are not alone in being fired up about about these scams, as there are many of them. There are so many there is a woman this was actually fairly widely reported on most of the social media and, and even CBS News, but I don't know why this report is we got out of New York because in New York story 73 year old woman was able to three see through the koehlers live, avoiding a form of fraud that the FBI says victimizes millions of Americans of elderly Americans each year. When the grandmother who asked not only to be identified by her name Jean received the bizarre phone call from her quote unquote an air quotes grandson. She knew she was being allied to

Marie Ruffolo:

tell it tell in the background the same. What did she do? What it's the

Billy Gerard:

same story? It's the same story right? She's 73 years old and these she's a former nine. Know that this is a lady that's like used to being around the police. This is a lady round here. They call that hotspots she got she got guts. So tell us what happened. I'm sorry, Billy Gerard Rockstar, radio USA radio networks. Marie refloat she's the oh gee Jersey girl and we're in the break room talking about great stuff here God so the so the the the scammer calls this woman thinking I got an easy one here yep. And tell us Marie how this plays out

Marie Ruffolo:

well Nassau County doesn't recommend doing this but I said I will I have the money and you know you can come to my house which freaked me out

Billy Gerard:

you know I'm gonna pause you here you're gonna have to reach out because my the Rockstar brother in law I have a couple of those but one of my brother in law has way too much time on his hands and so he used to like to get these phone calls and he used to mesh with them you know like oh yeah, I got the gift cards. Oh no, hold on. Hold on. Mike Mike. My son is coming. I'm not sure if I need to go to the bank you know and he will finally he got show many phone calls if you try to call this house now. It goes directly to the do not call hotline so yes, disclaimer, both the national county police do not recommend this and Rockstar radio does not recommend this. And USA radio networks is definitely not recommending this. But surely the scammers call the 73 year old to like tell her some lie about her grandson she's onto it. And what does she do?

Marie Ruffolo:

What she said I have the money in the house which like blows my mind like why would she

Billy Gerard:

do back in the day there was a generation that you know no no kidding

Marie Ruffolo:

stuff that they had money in the house?

Billy Gerard:

Yeah, my house in my house you struggle to find a core but

Marie Ruffolo:

I had a nickel but she said oh she goes oh I don't think he's gonna fall for that but he did. And so what she did was she stuffed in envelopes with paper towels I guess you know feeling

Billy Gerard:

good. So good. Yeah, Brownie baby does the brownie.

Marie Ruffolo:

Yeah, but she didn't call the police and thank God they came you know what I mean? And by the time that they arrived at her home to pick up the stuff $8,000 Cops were waiting inside and I'm telling you if you saw this video it's great. This guy he gets the envelopes and he walks out the door and the cops tackle them It's priceless

Billy Gerard:

one for the good guys one for one for the good guy so I want you to be aware of these scams I'll tell you there's another there there are more to go way to go Jean by the way we go you know what listen to me you know what you when you when you see injustice and you stand for what's right you've you've truly lived outside of yourself. So to Rockstar applaud you the rock but here we say that we do not recommend this

Marie Ruffolo:

no no don't invite them to

Billy Gerard:

but you need to be aware there's a number of other really really truly wicked scams happening oh yeah we get a lot of them here rockstar nation you know we get it Rockstar we get to but if you want to be a part of the program feel free to email anytime it's Bill at Rockstar dot today that's bill at Rockstar dot today send an email along we get you know we try our best we respond to actually most most everyone we get a lot but but but we do the best we can but feel free to make a strong recommendation so Maria love her you know what get one yeah ah so uh the the the scam now that's happening is I got an email the other day of a major retailer looking I won't mention the name because because it wasn't clearly wasn't from them. It was a scam. And a major retailer. There is a gift waiting for you. Oh in this email and get your $50 gift card. Yeah. And included there was no gift card and it's a it's a what they call a phishing scam was best fishing PAH but it was very clever. It was very very clever. The other one that I got that I thought was was exceptionally clever was a postal return the package you shipped there's the shipping questions click here to confirm my address.

Marie Ruffolo:

I never heard of that one.

Billy Gerard:

It was it looked like from the post office and it said you know the package there's shipping issues. Please confirm your address. Oh my Well of course the idea is you just click and you open the thing and on you know in over the then then the deal is done. So be very careful that I open emails only from people that you either from things that you expect or people that you know never click a link never ever like unless you know where it's going you know who it is never ever, never ever not worth doing it and and our kudos to Jean who took one back for the for the good taken one factor take one back for the good guys in our last minute or so Marie let's just this is another scam that is wildly about that we should definitely point out it's this QR code thing Is everyone familiar with a QR code that's that's squared looking it looks like an ink blot it looks like a roar shock. What do you see in there? Oh, I don't know. I think I see a cup of coffee. Maybe Miller Lite I'm not sure. So the scam now and but it's so the idea is this puts this puts a terrible software, a malware they call it on your on your device in and so most most of the newer phones have a QR code reader built into the camera. So that's what this means is when you see one of these codes of somewhere, you can your camera already knows what a QR code looks like. It will see it and it will tell you what it is. We see this today in restaurants because we're afraid to have menus. If you're a restaurant person, they'll have a QR code on the table. You put your phone over it Yeah, and it bring up the menu on your device. Oh my goodness, we are seeing this the rock star you know part of the rock star businesses direct response. Some of our direct response TV guys are putting the QR code on the TV, you can take a picture with your phone, and it will bring up the the ordering code, that sort of thing. But what but online there are all of these quote unquote QR code readers and they have become the the glue ground for growing number of scammers because yes, it redirects everything to the wrong place.

Marie Ruffolo:

Oh I'm just learning what QR codes are and

Billy Gerard:

it's really, you know, you know, they were they've sort of been around for a while but they would have gotten wide use with the pandemic with restaurants not wanting to have people share menus and that's when the cute now and so really it's just lately the QR codes have really become what they are. So be very so the rockstars warning just be very careful this is right from the FBI by the way. Be very careful with the QR codes and remember your most of the new phones I mean, you know iPhone 10 Or later on the Galaxy samsung galaxy like six or five or later they're all it's in there just the phone wave the phone or wave the phone over it. Or better yet ask you you know ask you your average 10 year old they'll they'll tell you what to do. Gerard rock star radio try to keep an eye out for you. We only want what's best for you. Try to keep an eye on keeping an eye on keeping an eye on the big guys Billy Gerard Rockstar radio she's the OG Jersey girl. And we're Marie ruff. Hello We're glad you're alone hold on tight. We'll be back with more great stuff. Welcome back roster radio Billy Gerard What's your service USA radio networks guiding the path and in the house Miss drew along our resident English professor to just find out exactly the level to which that I paid attention in eighth grade as it were Miss Drew. So far not so great. I don't know where you want, like you are you're absent or you might have been napping I don't know might have been napping all week. All right. What do you got for me? I have artless artless, artless Yes. That is when you are cruel and unkind. You are heartless No, no, no, no I didn't. I got nothing on that. One. Is to Be direct to a fault to withhold all of deception ah. artless is direct to I know a few artless I'm going to use that. artless. Yes, I'm direct to a fault. artless, go ahead, give me another artless word, company, a cacophony. A cacophony is a place where a number of vampires live. It's a cacophony. It's a grouping of those that live in coffins, or a group and in general, a choir of voices. It's a cacophony. It's a group, not necessarily of yours, but a grouping they could Capponi

Marie Ruffolo:

know, again. No, it is allowed grouping of sounds that do not go together. A symphony.

Billy Gerard:

Ah, yes. Okay. All right. I was close. I was close. I was definitely you're guessing about vampires. And we were heading for comedy value. You need a rockstar radio on our very own English professor who was allowing us no girl you're not grading on a curve here. Oh, my goodness. It's not good. But for those of you playing Home. I'm like about one and a half out of 10 anybody at home doing better Billy Gerard rock star radio USA radio networks Miss drew more great stuff straight ahead. quick footnote about Miss drew when she's not here tormenting the Rockstar about his vocabulary she is working with underprivileged students in our inner cities Bravo Mr. We appreciate all you do. Do you suffer from joint pain knee pain arthritis pick Billy Gerard for revive one the roll on pain reliever just shake it roll it on and feel the relief. I love snowboarding but my knees they feel the pain revive one pain reliever changed all that shake it roll it on and I'm right back on the slopes. Gail G she said that revive one relieved her pain and helped her and her husband enjoy their walks again. Put an end to your pain with revive one try revive one on your pain risk free. Go to pain free land.com That's pain free land all one word.com Use Discount Code shave 20 for 20% off and free shipping. Revive what is so confident work for you. There's a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or your money back go to pain free land calm or call 877-577-2289 The active ingredient revive what has been shown the temporary relief pain associated with arthritis, muscle strains sprains and use only as directed. Bingo lovers, you have to try bingo Treader. The bingo game you play anywhere go to bingo radio usa.com Bingo radio usa.com from your smartphone your tablet or computer and play bingo treasure for free play one card play more bingo treasure keep score win rewards chat with other players go to bingo radio usa.com To get started for free. Work your way through the maze of bingo fun bingo treasures all the excitement of bingo with you anywhere sign up and play for free at bingo radio usa.com 1000s of bingo lovers are playing right now. earn bonus points pop balloons for even more fun CFR you can join the bingo revolution at bingo radio usa.com That's bingo radio usa.com Hurry free accounts are limited. Bingo radio usa.com Bingo radio usa.com Jim Carter and Steve Shaw by the way, the rock star has never met them. But they are out there fired and in the rock stars mind. You can't fire these two fools fast enough Billy Gerard rock star radio. Welcome back. So glad you are along. We're in the break room light though the oh gee Jersey girl is here. Say hello, Marie.

Marie Ruffolo:

Oh, he's good to be with.

Billy Gerard:

Oh, you're so kind to me. I am so glad that you brought this up. I read this. Early in the month I almost fell down. These two idiots. I just can't get oh, I don't even want to say this on the air family because it appalls me. It makes me sick. I want to throw up these two days Jim Carter and Steve Shaw, both of whom, by the way are somehow or other athletic directors coaches have been involved in have been involved in their lives in student athletics. And I'm actually in fact, I can't even say it because I get so angry. And what happened here and we're gonna come back to what owner Fred grant did before really, but on the Murray you're gonna have to tell the story because I can't do it.

Marie Ruffolo:

Oh, I'm telling you. I saw this as Holy moly. These guys were on the air. You know, and like you said they have background and coaching and everything like that. And they're they're making fun of the girls that are saying they're overweight. And why don't they get different uniforms that fit them? They didn't know they were on a hot mic. I don't know if that ever happened to you.

Billy Gerard:

Listen, you know, I look I can put on a different day. I'll tell you some funny Hot Mic stories minor or funny? Or funny? This is positively outrageous. I absolutely understand the temptation for boys talk. I 100%. Understand the temptation. And when you're a professional broadcaster, the first thing you learn is you put all of your all of your prejudice go away side, yes, because you wouldn't what you think inevitably you will say and you need to put if you whatever your concerns are for color, for race, for size, for shape, for an ability for inability for upwards for backwards for the other way, it all must go away because invariably, at some point it will come out. And this is a brilliant example, here are two guys who have been doing this and they know the power of words, words have power. And if you're out there playing athletics, if one of your kids is a student athlete, I don't care if they're good or bad if they ride the bench or not. If they have the courage to put the uniform on and try. They win so Have a win. Now look, I'm not one of these that buys into this everybody's a winner because I don't buy into that either. No competition requires that some win and some lose and both teach lessons. I mean, not a trophy for everybody. I'm not a believer in that my kids all compete you know, the Rockstar competes in many levels and losing hurts and the day that it stops hurting is that data they give up? It should always hurt. It's a lesson that matters. But this is absolutely inexcusable Carter show you're out and I really truly I hope no one lets you back in. That's owner Fred grant owner owner Bravo Fred doing the right thing. That's how it's done. Owner of w h o u 101. FM. In Maine. He said listeners of her two men criticizing players on their junior varsity team. Can you imagine Oh my goodness. Grant told a media outlet that as soon as he heard they made the conflicts from listeners. I gotten phone calls immediately. Next day, and in a statement grant apologized for the men's actions and fired them.

Marie Ruffolo:

Yes. Second Thoughts he said Fred,

Billy Gerard:

Mr. Grant bravo to you Bravo doing things the right way we stand for everyone who wants to try don't care stinks all little this doesn't matter to me. Get up and give it a go. Because you've already won Billy Gerard Rockstar radio she's the OG Jersey girl. This your favorite USA radio network station doing it the right way. Hold on tight Maria and I'll be back with more fun stuff. From 1979 That is that is La based disco sensation. A trio they call themselves Shalimar and they really total rockstars way of thinking they introduced us to the very first line dance forget Garth Brooks and all that. The very first line dance Shalimar go check that video out the second time around. It's so much better maybe the second time around Billy Gerard rock star radio appreciate you being along. This is a production Rockstar radio of bnk enterprises in cooperation with USA radio networks. And yes, all these rights are reserved in California and everywhere else until we speak again. You know, I will be thinking about you take it back, slow firing through it'll all be all right

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