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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 Summer Time. This will take place on Sunday 26th March 2017 when the clocks go forward an hour so one hour less 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

February Events

American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Weddings Month

Weekly Events:

3rd Week International Flirting Week

Daily Events:

1 National Freedom Day
1 No Politics Day
2 Ground Hog Day
2 Candlemas
3 Feed the Birds Day
3 The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
4 Create a Vacuum Day
4 Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - first Saturday of month
4 Thank a Mailman Day
5 National Weatherman's Day
5 Superbowl Sunday - Superbowl 51 date varies
6 Lame Duck Day
6 NationalChopsticks Day
7 Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day
8 Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting
8 Kite Flying Day
9 National Pizza Day
9 Toothache Day
10 Umbrella Day
11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day
11 Make a Friend Day
11 National Inventors Day
11 White a T-Shirt Day
12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
12 Plum Pudding Day
13 Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month
13 Get a Different Name Day
14 Ferris Wheel Day
14 National Organ Donor Day
14 Valentine's Day
15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar
15 National Gum Drop Day
15 Singles Awareness Day
16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
18 National Battery Day
18 National Drink Wine Day
19 National Chocolate Mint Day
20 Cherry Pie Day
20 Hoodie Hoo Day
20 Love Your Pet Day
20 President's Day - third Monday of month
21 Card Reading Day
22 George Washington's Birthday
22 Be Humble Day
22 Walking the Dog Day
22 International World Thinking Day
23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23 Tennis Day
24 National Tortilla Chip Day
25 Open That Bottle Night - last Saturday of month
25 Pistol Patent Day
26 Carnival Day
26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!
26 Oscar Night - date varies
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
27 Polar Bear Day
27 No Brainer Day
28 Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday - date varies
28 Floral Design Day
28 Public Sleeping Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22