New SNL Weekend Update Anchor Cecily Strong (w/ Seth Meyers)
On today’s River Mornings with Melissa & Jack (9-16)
Falling In Love, With Your Phone?
- According to (Genevieve Bell) a sociologist for Intel, feelings of passion toward inanimate objects are only growing stronger and could eventually lead to a "real relationship." She points to rapid growth of personalized features that are installed on smartphones, such as always-on voice activation, that's making us fall in love with our gadgets. Voice activation gives the impression to a phone's owner that it's listening, which might be a stark contrast to our significant others. It doesn't matter if our phones can barely make out what the hell we're saying; the point, Ms. Bell says, is that they're listening. Jack’s Take: ‘Now if I can just get my phone to cook breakfast and fake orgasms, I’ll be in business!’
Blues Traveler at The Hops & Harvest Fest -
The Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival is a day-long celebration of Virginia's bounty, featuring local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors, and outdoor adventure companies – AND – Melissa & Jack are hooking listeners up with passes (including meet and greets) all month long. Go check out the Hops Fest website for info and keep tuning into River Mornings for your chance to win.
Hollywood Hot Mess –
Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong will co-anchor Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels revealed to the New York Times. Strong, who joined SNL at the start of last season, has made a name for herself with her Update segment “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party” and her “glamorous” commercials with Vanessa Bayer for Moet and Hermes. There has been a lot of speculation around the Weekend Update desk recently, since Meyers is leaving SNL soon to take over Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night. It remains to be seen what will happen when Meyers exits.
Fall Event Guide –
Check out The River’s event guide for upcoming events
right here in The RVA.
Second Date –
If you missed today’s Second Date with Kelly & Blake, click here to listen.