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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 2022....

Some events will be dependent on covid restrictions

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
February 1 Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger)
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
March 1 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
March 1 St David's Day
March 2 Ash Wednesday
March 14 Commonwealth Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 27 Mother's Day
March 27 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
April 1 April Fools Day
April 2 First Day Of Ramadan
April 9 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 10 Palm Sunday
April 15 Good Friday
April 16 First Day Of Passover
April 17 Easter Day
April 18 Easter Monday
April 21 Queen Elizabeth the II born (1926)
April 23 St George's Day
May 2 May Day Bank Holiday
May 2 Eid-Al-Fitr
May 26 Ascension Day
June 2 Spring Bank Holiday
June 3 Special Queen's Jubilee Holiday
June 5 Jewish Feast of Weeks
June 5 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
June 12 Trinity Sunday
June 19 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
June 27 - 10 July Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 1 - 24 July Tour De France
July 4 American Independence Day
July 30 Islamic New Year
August 29 Late Summer Bank Holiday
September 5 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 8 - 11 Sept Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 23 First Day Of Autumn
September 26 Jewish New Year 1st Day
September 27 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
October 5 Jewish Day of Atonement
October 10 First Day Of Tabernacles
October 30 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Armistice Day
November 13 Remembrance Sunday
November 24 American Thanksgiving (4th Thur in November)
November 25 Black Friday
November 27 First Sunday In Advent
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 19 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


This Months Events

Events happening this month, week and by day