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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

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. The Funny Firm contains show prep and topical jokes for radio personalities
   resource for registered journalists   daily trivia   latest film news    subscription prep service   subscription prep service  subscription prep service A topical comedy pay as you go prep service with UK and International material 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

August Events

Admit You're Happy Month
Family Fun Month
International Clown Week - always August 1-7
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
Peach Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
National Picnic Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
Week 2 National Smile Week
Week 3 Friendship Week
Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week

Daily Events:

1 National Girlfriends Day
1 National Mountain Climbing Day
1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 National Watermelon Day
4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
5 National Clown Day - Saturday during International Clown Week
5 National Mustard Day first Saturday
5 National Underwear Day
5 Work Like a Dog Day
6 Friendship Day - First Sunday in August
6 Sisters Day - First Sunday in August
6 Wiggle Your Toes Day
7 International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August
7 National Lighthouse Day
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
9 Book Lover's Day
10 Lazy Day
10 National S'mores Day
11 Presidential Joke Day
11 Son and Daughter Day
12 Middle Child's Day
13 Left Hander's Day
14 National Creamsicle Day
14/15 V-J Day- celebrate the end of WWII
15 Relaxation Day
16 National Tell a Joke Day
17 National Thriftshop Day
18 Bad Poetry Day
19 Aviation Day
19 National Honey Bee Awareness Day - Third Saturday
19 National Potato Day
20 National Radio Day
21 National Spumoni Day
21 Senior Citizen's Day
22 Be an Angel Day
22 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28
23 Ride the Wind Day
24 Vesuvius Day
25 Kiss and Make Up Day
26 National Dog Day
26 Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day
27 Just Because Day
28 Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
28 Race Your Mouse Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Eat Outside Day
31 National Trail Mix Day