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Radio Showprep....

Looking for "stuff" for your radio show. Here's some of the basics you will need. If you know of any other good sources of information, please let me know.


Music news
Music News

Find out all the latest gossip from the Music business.

News headlines
News Headlines

Keep up to date with all the latest news as it happens from the BBC.

Showbiz news
Showbiz News

Who's doing what, where and when. The latest from the showbiz world.

Sport news
Sport News

Keep up to date with all the latest sporting news as it happens.

Every Hit
Every Hit.com

What year was that song a hit? this site has all the facts for the UK top 40 charts.

IRN News
IRN News

For the latest news headlines from IRN plus listen to the latest news and sport bulletins online.







Radio Showprep Services....

If you want to buy in radio show prep there are many paid for services upon the web. Here is a list of some of the most common ones you can sign up for.

www.funnyfirm.com The Funny Firm contains show prep and topical jokes for radio personalities
www.broadcasthub.co.uk
   resource for registered journalists
www.thisdayinmusic.com   daily trivia
www.empireonline.co.uk   latest film news
www.fmjock.com    subscription prep service
www.interprep.com   subscription prep service
www.preplinks.com  subscription prep service
www.gagwriter.co.uk A topical comedy pay as you go prep service with UK and International material
www.tomslake.com From our cabin beside a lake in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains we send topical humor to successful radio personalities across the USA and Canada -- plus seven other countries worldwide.

Weather Conversion...

If you need to convert the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit for weather forecasts then here is the conversion tool you need. Enter either figure in the appropriate box and then press the calculate button for the result.



°C   =     °F      







wind up alarm clock with girl sleeping British Summer Time....


The next clock change will be for the start of British Winter Time. This will take place on Sunday 29th October 2017 when the clocks go back an hour so one hour more in bed. An easy way to remember it is that in Spring clocks spring forward and in Autumn they fall back.

In 2017: the Sundays of 26 March and 29 October
In 2018: the Sundays of 25 March and 28 October
In 2019: the Sundays of 31 March and 27 October
In 2020: the Sundays of 29 March and 25 October
In 2021: the Sundays of 28 March and 31 October
In 2022: the Sundays of 27 March and 30 October

All clocks in the UK go forward on the last Sunday in March and go back on the last Sunday in October at 1am Greenwich Mean Time.



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All You Ever Wanted To Know About....

The series of pages that gives you the lowdown on all the main holidays throughout the year. All the facts, reasons and traditions thought to be the basis of the following celebrated dates. Click each link for more details.

Labor Day St Valentine's Day Greatest Halloween Songs
New Year's Day Pancake Day Halloween
Christmas Day Mother's Day Bonfire Night
Boxing Day April Fools Day Thanksgiving
January Sales Easter Father's Day
Chinese New Year July 4th American Independence Day Saint Patrick's Day  
Groundhog Day New Year's Eve / Resolutions Saint George's Day  
Christmas Markets  

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Canada Day Mardi Gras National Tooth Fairy Day
Ramadan Bastille Day World Peace Day
The Superbowl Ash Wednesday International Pancake Race
 





Important Dates For Your Diary 2017....

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
January 28 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)
February 2 Groundhog day
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
February 28 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
March 1 Ash Wednesday
March 1 St David's Day
March 13 Commonwealth Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 26 Mother's Day
March 26 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
April 1 April Fools Day
April 8 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 9 Palm Sunday
April 11 First Day Of Passover
April 14 Good Friday
April 16 Easter Day
April 17 Easter Monday
April 21 Queen Elizabeth the II born (1926)
April 23 St George's Day
May 1 May Day Bank Holiday
May 23 - 27 Chelsea Flower Show, London
May 25 Ascension Day
May 27 First Day Of Ramadan
May 29 Spring Bank Holiday
May 31 Jewish Feast of Weeks
June 4 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
June 11 Trinity Sunday
June 18 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
June 25 Eid-Al-Fitr
July 1 - July 23 Tour De France
July 3 - July 16 Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 4 American Independence Day
August 28 Late Summer Bank Holiday
September 1 - 3 Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 4 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 21 Islamic New Year
September 21 Jewish New Year 1st Day
September 22 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
September 22 First Day Of Autumn
September 30 Jewish Day Of Atonement
October 5 First Day Of Tabernacles
October 29 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Armistice day
November 12 Remembrance Sunday
November 24 American Thanks Giving (4th Thur in November)
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 3 First Sunday In Advent
December 13 Hanukkah 1st day December 21 First Day Of Winter (The Shortest Day)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Year's Eve


October Events

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
American Pharmacist Month
Apple Jack Month
Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eat Country Ham Month
International Drum Month
National Diabetes Month
National Pizza Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
Sarcastic Month
Seafood Month


Weekly Events:

Week 1 Get Organized Week
Week 1 Customer Service Week
Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
14 - 20 Earth Sciences Week
Week 3 Pastoral Care Week


Daily Events:

1 National Homemade Cookies Day
1 World Vegetarian Day
2 National Custodial Worker Day
2 Name Your Car Day
3 National Boyfriends Day
3 Techies Day
3 Virus Appreciation Day
4 National Golf Day
4 National Frappe Day
4 National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October
4 Sukkot - begins at sundown, date varies
5 Do Something Nice Day
5 World Teacher's Day
6 Come and Take it Day
6 Mad Hatter Day
6 Physician Assistant Day
6 World Smile Day first Friday of month
7 Bald and Free Day
7 International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month
7 World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month
8 American Touch Tag Day
8 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
9 Columbus Day - second Monday of the month
9 Curious Events Day
9 Fire Prevention Day
9 Leif Erikson Day
9 Moldy Cheese Day
10 International Newspaper Carrier Day
10 National Angel Food Cake Day
11 Emergency Nurses Day - second Wednesday of month
11 It's My Party Day
17 National Fossil Day - Wednesday of Earth Sciences Week
11 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month
12 Cookbook Launch Day
12 Old Farmer's Day
12 Moment of Frustration Day
12 National Gumbo Day
13 Friday the 13th Day
13 International Skeptics Day
13 World Egg Day - second Friday of the month
14 Be Bald and Free Day
14 National Dessert Day
15 White Cane Safety Day
16 Bosses Day
16 Dictionary Day
17 National Pasta Day
17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 No Beard Day
19 Hindu Dilawi Day - date varies
19 Evaluate Your Life Day
20 Brandied Fruit Day
21 Babbling Day
21 Count Your Buttons Day
21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
21 Sweetest Day - third Saturday of month
22 Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October
22 National Nut Day
23 National Mole Day
23 TV Talk Show Host Day
24 National Bologna Day
24 United Nations Day
25 Punk for a Day Day
25 World Pasta Day
26 National Mincemeat Day
27 Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October
27 National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.
27 Navy Day
28 Make a Difference Day - fourth Saturday of the month
28 Plush Animal Lover's Day
29 Hermit Day
29 National Frankenstein Day
30 National Candy Corn Day
30 Mischief Night
31 Carve a Pumpkin Day
31 Halloween
31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day