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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 Summer Time. This will take place on Sunday 25th March 2018 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 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


November Events

Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
International Drum Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Caregivers Appreciation Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
National Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Real Jewelry Month
National Sleep Comfort Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 Chemistry Week
Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week


Daily Events:

24 All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
24 Black Friday - Friday after Thanksgiving
24 Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving
24 You're Welcome Day - the day after Thanksgiving
24 Evolution Day
25 National Parfait Day
26 Shopping Reminder Day
27 Cyber Monday Day
27 Pins and Needles Day
28 French Toast Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

December Events

Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month

Weekly Events:

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
1 World Aids Awareness Day
2 National Fritters Day
3 Advent begins, date varies
3 National Roof over Your Head Day
4 Santas' List Day
4 Wear Brown Shoes Day
5 Bathtub Party Day
5 Repeal Day - The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition.
6 St. Nicholas Day
6 Mitten Tree Day
6 Put on your own Shoes Day
7 International Civil Aviation Day
7 Letter Writing Day
7 National Cotton Candy Day
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 National Brownie Day
8 Take it in the Ear Day
9 Christmas Card Day
9 International Children's Day - Second Sunday in December
9 National Pastry Day
10 Human Rights Day
11 National Noodle Ring Day
12 Channukah - date varies
12 National Ding-a-Ling Day
12 Poinsettia Day
13 Ice Cream Day
13 Violin Day
14 International Monkey Day
14 National Bouillabaisse Day
14 Roast Chestnuts Day
15 Bill of Rights Day
15 National Lemon Cupcake Day
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
17 National Maple Syrup Day
18 Bake Cookies Day
18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
19 Look for an Evergreen Day
19 Oatmeal Muffin Day
20 Go Caroling Day
21 Crossword Puzzle Day
21 Forefather's Day
21 Humbug Day
21 Look on the Bright Side Day
21 National Flashlight Day
21 Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year.
22 National Date Nut Bread Day - or September 8!?
23 Festivus - for the rest of us
23 Roots Day
24 National Chocolate Day
24 National Egg Nog Day
25 Christmas Day
25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
26 Boxing Day
27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
27 National Fruitcake Day
28 Card Playing Day
29 Pepper Pot Day
30 Bacon Day
30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
31 Make Up Your Mind Day
31 New Year's Eve
31 Unlucky Day