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If someone in your household eats all the tasty marshmallow bits out of the Lucky Charms box, leaving you with the cardboard-like cereal, here’s how you get even. Amazon sells a 3 pound bag of dehydrated marshmallows for $30. Reviewers note they taste pretty much the same as the ones that come in the Lucky Charms box, and you can shovel these in by the fistful without the silly cereal taking up space. 

The last normal day...

April 18th, 1995 was the last normal day for many in Oklahoma City. The last normal day to wake up with your alarm. The last normal day to get your kids ready for school. And for many in Oklahoma City, the last normal day to feel safe and removed from homegrown terror. If you worked at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building downtown, it was likely your last day working there. At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist drove a truck-bomb up to the front of the  building and detonated it killing at least 168 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying more than one-third of the building, the rest of which had to be demolished. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, and destroyed 86 cars, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damage.

Taylor Swift's New Album Leak: Beyond Joe Alwyn to Matty Healy References Unveiled

It appears that Taylor Swift’s eagerly awaited new album has made its way onto the internet sooner than anticipated, sparking widespread speculation among her fan base. According to sources, the album, which was highly anticipated to delve into Taylor Swift’s relationship with Joe Alwyn, instead featured unexpected lyrical nods to Matty Healy. This twist has caught Swift’s followers off guard, as Matty Healy’s mention in her songs was not something they were betting on.

The leak supposedly happened through a Google Drive link that has been making rounds across various social platforms and fan forums. Given Taylor Swift’s tight grip on her unreleased works and her fans’ loyalty, the leak stands as a significant breach, throwing a curveball into the narrative everyone thought they had figured out. While the authenticity of the leaked album is still up for debate, it’s clear that if these Matty Healy references are legit, Swifties have a whole new layer of lyrics to dissect. As for the person who leaked the album? Well, they might want to prepare for an onslaught of Swiftian detective work — unless, of course, Taylor herself has orchestrated the most Swiftian plot twist of all.

Men with bards are dirty.

A study (a few years ago) found that men with beards carry more germs than dogs in their facial fuzz. Researchers discovered that nearly half of all sampled beards hosted bugs dangerous to human health. The study described dogs as ‘cleaner’ than bearded men.

Katy Perry's wardrobe oopsy on American Idol

In a live broadcast of ‘American Idol,’ Katy Perry faced an unexpected wardrobe malfunction when her metal top gave way, leaving the pop sensation in a bit of a bind. The incident quickly caught the attention of her fellow judges and the live audience, sparking a mix of concern and amusement on the set. Luke Bryan, co-judge and country music star, sprang into action in an attempt to alleviate the situation, showcasing quick thinking and teamwork on live television.

Lionel Richie, another co-judge on the panel, couldn’t help but add a touch of humor to the moment. He joked that this unexpected event would likely cause the show’s ratings to soar, lightening the mood amidst the unexpected wardrobe crisis. While live TV is no stranger to unforeseen incidents, the judges’ camaraderie and quick reactions made for a memorable ‘American Idol’ moment – one that, thanks to Lionel Richie’s witty prediction, might just end up boosting viewer numbers.

Monday Joke

What do you call a bounty hunter from Alabama?


Bubba Fett

Magic Face Off

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Slow internet?

Slow internet is frustrating, and the average user probably assumes it’s that way because of too many devices, or some interference, or because of your location in your home or at work. But some people think slow internet is caused by… traffic? In a survey of why people think their internet or WiFi is slow, most people blame the weather, thick walls, electric appliances, or the time of day (more people using it at the same time each day). But the survey also found that some believe their internet speed is affected by a “government slowdown,” the presence of humans in the space, or traffic… the kind on our city streets and interstates.


April 11, 1981 – Eddie Van Halen Goes One-on-One Day at a Time

Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli exchanged “I do’s” and rocked down the aisle. Their marriage was the stuff of Hollywood meets rock royalty, and there’s no doubt they played each other’s sweetest chords. Their union was a match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven, with plenty of guitar solos to keep them dancing through the years.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Did you miss the interview this morning with Tina King, Deputy Library Director, on the Live With Indie and Big Al Show?   Get details on the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale and other happenings at the Lawton Public Library. 


12th Annual Trykes and Tread Car Show

Live with Indie and Big Al welcomed Linda Mask with Mountain Metro Ambucs to chat up their biggest fundraiser of the year - 12th Annual Trykes and Tread Car Show.   You won’t believe what they have planned for this weekend!  Take a listen now.


Ariana Grande Shines in $7,000 Oscar de la Renta Dress at CinemaCon 2024 for "Wicked"

Ariana Grande made a stunning appearance at CinemaCon 2024, capturing attention in a lavish Oscar de la Renta pink floral minidress valued at $7,000. The event, held in Las Vegas, served as a glamorous backdrop for Grande, who is gearing up for her role as Glinda in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Broadway hit, “Wicked.” Alongside her was Cynthia Erivo, confirming their participation in the project and showcasing the strong chemistry between the co-stars.

Grande’s choice of attire, a blend of elegance and floral whimsy, complemented the enchanting and magical essence of her upcoming role. The decision to adorn an Oscar de la Renta creation not only highlighted her personal style but also paid homage to the grandeur expected of her character, Glinda. As the excitement for the “Wicked” film adaptation builds, Grande and Erivo’s appearance at CinemaCon 2024 gives fans a delightful glimpse into the future of the beloved musical’s journey from the stage to the big screen.

The Hangover cure

 Ready for a tasty hangover cure? Here it is: a bacon sandwich. Scientists say a bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover by boosting the level of something called amines, which clear the head.

What to Watch This Week April 8th

Here are a few highlights that stood out to us this week. Scroll down to see the full list across platforms.

Do you ever hear a song and it completely takes you back to a time where that song meant something? You are back in that moment…just because of the song. This is what happens to Harriet, except in these moments, she is REALLY taken back in time. And she’s using this to try to save her boyfriend after he dies in a car crash they both experienced. A love story about the relationship between music and romance. Lucy Boynton and Justin Min star in The Greatest Hits, streaming on Hulu April 12th.

Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s book, “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America,” we go on a journey of Ben Franklin’s career. In December of 1776 Franklin was famous for his electrical experiments. Suddenly, his passion and power are tested when the American Independence is poked. Now, Franklin must embark on a secret mission to France. Michael Douglas stars as Franklin, streaming on Apple TV April 12th.

This true story is full of emotion and inspiration. When JB Pena was told he couldn’t play on a golf course because he was Mexican, EVEN THOUGH he served for the United States, he set out to change the world of golf. Pena started the San Felipe Mustangs, a high school golf team, consisting of 5 Mexican youths. Despite prejudice and obstacles they never thought they’d encounter, these boys proved you don’t have to have stature and wealth to be champions. Jay Hernandez and Dennis Quaid star in The Long Game, in theaters April 12th.


April 9th

Neal Brennan: Crazy Good *NETFLIX COMEDY

April 10th

Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect (FR) *NETFLIX SERIES

The Hijacking of Flight 601 (CO) *NETFLIX SERIES

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment *NETFLIX SERIES


April 11th

As the Crow Flies: Season 3 (TR) *NETFLIX SERIES

Baby Reindeer (GB) *NETFLIX SERIES

Heartbreak High: Season 2 (AU) *NETFLIX SERIES

Midsummer Night (NO) *NETFLIX SERIES

April 12th


Amar Singh Chamkila (IN) *NETFLIX FILM


Love, Divided (ES) *NETFLIX FILM


Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp *NETFLIX FAMILY


April 10th

Blood Free: Two-Episode Series Premiere *Hulu Original

Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise: Series Premiere (Freeform)

Sand Land: The Series: Two Episode Premiere (Dubbed) *Hulu Original

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Season 24 Premiere (National Geographic)

April 12th

The Greatest Hits | 2024 *Hulu Original


April 11th

Fallout (2024) *Prime Video Original Series

April 12th

NWSL (Amazon Original)

HBO Max:

April 9th

Brandy Hellville & The Cult of Fast Fashion (HBO Original)

Mud Madness (Discovery Channel)

April 10th

Bail Jumpers (ID) 

April 11th

Massacre of the Mormons (Max Original International) 

April 13th

Ready To Love, Season 9 (OWN)

April 14th

24 In 24: Last Chef Standing (Food Network)

The Sympathizer (HBO Original) 



April 10th

Firebuds (S2, 4 episodes)

Shorts Spectacular (S2, 3 episodes)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 3 – Episode 312 “Juggernaut” *Disney+ Original

The Incredible Dr. Pol (S24, 10 episodes)

X-Men ’97: Episode 5 *Disney+ Original

April 14th

Bluey: Season 3 – New Special Premiere “The Sign” *New to Disney+ 


April 10th

The Challenge: All Stars season four premiere

April 12th

DORA premiere

April 14th

The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden – The Greatest Arena Run of All Time**

Apple TV:

April 12th



April 11th

Chucky Season 3 part 2 premiere

April 14th

The Legend of the Lost Locket

April 15th  

The Real Housewives of Potomac, Season 8, Reunion Part 3 – Finale (Bravo) 

Night Swim

Theaters: Arcadian, Sting, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Day, The Long Game, The Absence of Eden, Civil War

Men prefer video games over the spouse.

 Men would rather play a new computer game than spend a night of passion with their significants. A survey of over 1,000 men found that a whopping 72 percent said they would give up a night with the wife to play a new game. Even when only talking about games they already owned and had played before 32 percent still opted for the video game console.

Magic Face Off

Help us choose the new music we play on Magic 95. Listen to both of the songs below and then weigh in by filling out the form.


Smells Like 30 Years

On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer and guitarist of the American rock band Nirvana, was found dead at his home on Lake Washington Boulevard in SeattleWashington. Forensics investigators and a coroner later determined that Cobain had died on April 5, three days prior to the discovery of his body. The Seattle Police Department incident report stated that Cobain was found with a shotgun across his body, had suffered a visible gunshot wound to the head, and that a suicide note had been discovered nearby. Seattle police confirmed Cobain's death as a suicide.

"Surprise Disses and Deluxe Drops: J. Cole, Vampire Weekend, and Doja Cat Stir the Music Scene"

Billboard’s Friday Music Guide highlights the week’s essential new music releases, sparking conversations and dominating playlists. This week features a mix of surprise releases, reflections on growth, and deluxe editions adding more heat to successful projects. J. Cole returns with “Might Delete Later,” where he notably responds to Kendrick Lamar’s disses, showcasing his prowess alongside inspired collaborations including Gucci Mane, Ari Lennox, and Young Dro. “7 Minute Drill” is the standout track where Cole takes aim, making it the focal point of discussions around the release.

Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend’s “Only God Was Above Us” serves as a mature reflection of the band’s journey, capturing a mix of what made them great and how they’ve evolved. It’s seen as a thoughtful nod to their earlier works while incorporating lessons from their 2019 release, “Father of the Bride.” Doja Cat’s “Scarlet 2 CLAUDE” expands her Scarlet era with seven additional tracks that blend futuristic pop with rap, showcasing tracks like “MASC” and “URRRGE!!!!!!!!!” with A$AP Rocky. The music world buzzes for these artists, who keep fans on their toes – whether through savvy clapbacks, graceful maturation, or by simply adding more fire to the flame of their already successful projects.

Things we didn't know yesterday

?• Of the 25 million or so bags reported missing by U.S. airline passengers each year, 2 million are never found.?• In 1889, according to The New York Times, there was a “War on Telephone Poles.” Wherever telephone companies erected poles, homeowners and business owners sawed them down, or defended their sidewalks with rifles.?• Belgium has the highest number of castles and comic book artists per square kilometers in the world.?• Dr. Thomas Harvey removed Einstein’s brain during his autopsy. For 30 years, Harvey kept it in two mason jars in his Wichita home.

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April 4, 1975: Microsoft Founded

Bill Gates and Paul Allen started what would become the tech behemoth Microsoft, forever changing how humans interact with annoying paperclip assistants and blue screens of death. Proving that starting a company in your garage is not just a Silicon Valley cliché, they built an empire on ones and zeroes, effectively ensuring that everyone worldwide would one day panic over unsaved documents.


Got a crucial task on your to-do list that you just can’t seem to find time for? You’re not alone. The average person is currently putting off 14 things on their to-do list. They include:
• Odd jobs around the house
• Going for medical check-ups
• Sorting out cabinets/spring cleaning
• Paying bills
• Taking unwanted items to the store or selling them online
• Going for a haircut
• Catching up with friends
• Budget planning/reviewing your finances

Trash Off 2024!

Communications & Marketing Manager Caitlin Gatlin and Neighborhood Services Supervisor Josh White for some “trash talk” on the upcoming 35th Annual Trash Off 2024!
This years event takes place April 6 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium Parking Lot!   There’s debris you can and can’t bring plus a place for donations to Teen Challenge.   Details in interview below.   


"I have a dream..."

April 2nd, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t know it at the time, but his “Mountaintop Speech” would be his last. His moving and prophetic words on behalf of Memphis sanitation workers would echo through history, uplifting and inspiring generations to come. One of the greatest, most inspiring orations of all time by one of the greatest orators of all time. Two days later, Dr. King was assassinated while on the balcony of his hotel. 

Taylor Swift Joins Billionaires Club: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Her Financial Triumph

In a remarkable financial milestone, Taylor Swift, at 34 years old, has officially joined the ranks of billionaires. Forbes, the authority on wealth and business success, made the announcement on April 2, underscoring the global pop sensation’s significant achievement. Swift’s inclusion in the billionaires’ club comes on the heels of her Eras Tour’s extraordinary success. This tour, spanning five continents, broke records by being the first to generate over $1 billion in revenue, setting a new precedent in the music industry.

This groundbreaking accomplishment has led Forbes to dub Taylor Swift “the most famous newcomer” to its list of billionaires. Such an accolade not only highlights Swift’s prowess and popularity as a music artist but also cements her status as a financial powerhouse. Her entry into the billionaire’s circle is a testament to her unmatched impact on the entertainment landscape. While Swifties worldwide might have once penned lyrics about daydreams and heartbreaks, they’re now just as likely to be scribbling down financial strategies, inspired by their idol’s latest achievement.

What to Watch This Week April 1st

A quick breakdown of what's new to watch this week at home and in theaters. Starting with a few that stood out to us.

People go missing, unexplained gelatinous blobs appear, and feet wash ashore. Many bizarre accounts are told in this documentary. You may go in with your perception of phenomena, and completely change your outlook after watching this event. Files of the Unexplained premieres on Netflix April 3rd. 

A man living with Synthesia comes to a crossroads in life when he’s torn between two women and what his mom wants for him. His mother is pushing his Brazilian culture on him while he navigates life in Newark, New Jersey. He meets an understanding and intelligent woman while his ex finally wants him back…all along music is constantly playing in his head. Starring Rudy Mancuso, Camila Mendes and JB Smoove, Musica premieres on Prime April 4th.

A woman gives birth to a girl and as the girl grows, she learns more of her past. She grew up without a mother and serves the church but has discovered a conspiracy that wants to bring about evil incarnate. Incredibly terrifying sequences begin to occur and now she must uncover the secrets behind her birth mother. The First Omen will be in theaters March 5th.


April 2nd

Demetri Martin: Demetri Deconstructed *NETFLIX COMEDY

Space Jam: A New Legacy

April 3rd

Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer (DE) *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Files of the Unexplained *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Rodeio Rock (BR) *NETFLIX FILM

April 4th

100 Days to Indy: Season 1



I Woke Up A Vampire: Season 2 *NETFLIX FAMILY


The Tearsmith (IT) *NETFLIX FILM

April 5th

Parasyte: The Grey (KR) *NETFLIX SERIES


The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

April 8th

Spirit Rangers: Season 3 *NETFLIX FAMILY


April 2nd

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024: Special Premiere (Fox)

April 3rd

UFO Factory: Complete Season 1 *Hulu Original

April 4th

FX’s American Horror Story: Delicate: Part 2 Premiere (FX Networks)

Mountain Men: Ultimate Marksman: Complete Season 1B

April 6th

The Fable: Series Premiere *Hulu Original

April 7th

GO! GO! Loser Ranger!: Series Premiere *Hulu Original

Mission: Yozakura Family: Series Premiere (Subbed) *Hulu Original

April 8th

Ishura: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed) *Hulu Original


April 4th

Música (2024) *Prime Video Original Movie

April 5th

Alex Rider: S3 (2024) (Freevee) *Freevee Original Series

How To Date Billy Walsh (2024) *Prime Video Original Movie

HBO Max:

April 3rd

Ghost Adventures: House Calls, Season 2 (Discovery Channel)

Take My Tumor (TLC) 

April 4th

Divided Youth (aka Da Ponte Pra La) (Max Original International)

HOP, Season 1A (Max Original)

April 6th

Alex Edelman: Just For Us (HBO Original)

April 7th

Best Bite in Town, Season 1 (Food Network) 


April 3rd

Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (S2, 5 episodes)

Chibi Tiny Tales (Shorts) (S4, 12 episodes)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 3 – Episode 310 “Identity Crisis” & Episode 311 “Point of No Return” *Disney+ Original

Wish *New to Disney+

X-Men ’97: Episode 4 *Disney+ Original

April 7th

Bluey: Season 3 – New Episode Premiere “Ghostbasket” *New to Disney+


April 4th

Star Trek: Discovery season five premiere

April 7th

CMT Music Awards**

April 8th

NCISVerse: The First 1,000**

Apple TV:

April 5th


Girls State

Theaters: Someone Like You, The First Omen, Monkey Man


Magic Face Off

Give us your feedback on these two new tunes to help us decide what to add to our Magic 95 playlist. Vote and hear the full songs below.


Billie Eilish Shifts Critique from Taylor Swift to Collective Climate Responsibility in Music Industry

In a recent development, Billie Eilish has taken a step back from her previous indirect criticisms of Taylor Swift, which were initially aimed at the environmental consequences of releasing numerous vinyl editions of albums. Eilish’s original comments sparked a discussion about the ecological impact of such practices within the music industry. However, she has now expanded her viewpoint in a new message shared on Sunday, implying that the issue is much broader than any single artist’s actions.

Eilish’s recalibration of her stance highlights a collective responsibility amongst artists and the music industry to tackle the challenge of climate change. Instead of pointing fingers at individual acts, like Swift’s multi-version vinyl releases, Eilish acknowledges her participation in industry standards that may not always align with environmental sustainability. This shift in the conversation invites a broader dialogue on how the music industry can evolve to minimize its carbon footprint without singling out specific individuals. It’s a reminder that when it comes to saving the planet, the phrase “We’re all in this together” has never rung more true—except maybe in a High School Musical anthem.



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