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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.


Song Facts
Song Facts

A searchable database of song information with indepth stories behind the songs.

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 27th March 2022 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 2022: the Sundays of 27 March and 30 October
In 2023: the Sundays of 26 March and 29 October
In 2024: the Sundays of 31 March and 27 October
In 2025: the Sundays of 30 March and 26 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 2021....

Some events will be dependent on covid restrictions

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 12 Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox)
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
February 16 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
February 17 Ash Wednesday
March 1 St David's Day
March 8 Commonwealth Day
March 14 Mother's Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 28 Palm Sunday
March 28 First Day Of Passover
March 28 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
April 1 April Fools Day
April 2 Good Friday
April 4 Easter Day
April 5 Easter Monday
April 10 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 13 First Day Of Ramadan
April 21 Queen Elizabeth the II born (1926)
April 23 St George's Day
May 3 May Day Bank Holiday
May 13 Ascension Day
May 13 Eid-Al-Fitr
May 17 Jewish Feast of Weeks
May 23 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
May 30 Trinity Sunday
May 31 Spring Bank Holiday
June 20 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
26th June - 18 July Tour De France
June 28 - July 11 Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 4 American Independence Day
August 9 Islamic New Year
August 30 Late Summer Bank Holiday
September 6 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 7 Jewish New Year 1st Day
September 8 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
September 9 - 12 Sept Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 16 Jewish Day of Atonement
September 21 First Day Of Tabernacles
September 22 First Day Of Autumn
October 31 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Armistice day
November 14 Remembrance Sunday
November 25 American Thanksgiving (4th Thur in November)
November 26 Black Friday
November 28 First Sunday In Advent
November 29 Hanukkah 1st day
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 21 First Day Of Winter (The Shortest Day)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Year's Eve


This Months Events

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