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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 2018....

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 13 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
February 14 Ash Wednesday
February 15 Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)
March 1 St David's Day
March 11 Mother's Day
March 12 Commonwealth Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 25 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
March 30 Good Friday
March 31 First Day Of Passover
April 1 April Fools Day
April 1 Easter Day
April 2 Easter Monday
April 14 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 21 Queen Elizabeth the II born (1926)
April 23 St George's Day
May 7 May Day Bank Holiday
May 10 Ascension Day
May 16 First Day Of Ramadan
May 20 Jewish Feast of Weeks
May 20 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
May 27 Trinity Sunday
May 28 Spring Bank Holiday
June 15 Eid-Al-Fitr
June 17 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
July 2 - July 15 Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 4 American Independence Day
July 7 - July 29 Tour De France
August 27 Late Summer Bank Holiday
Aug 31 - 2 Sept Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 4 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 10 Jewish New Year 1st Day
September 11 Islamic New Year
September 11 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
September 19 Jewish Day Of Atonement
September 23 First Day Of Autumn
September 24 First Day Of Tabernacles
October 28 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Armistice day
November 11 Remembrance Sunday
November 22 American Thanks Giving (4th Thur in November)
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 2 First Sunday In Advent
December 3 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


July Events

Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
National Blueberry Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
Unlucky Month for weddings
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month

Weekly Events:

Week 2 - Nude Recreation Week
Week 3 - Capture the Sunset Week

Daily Events:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day - first Sunday in month
1 Canada Day / Dominion Day
1 Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
1 International Chicken Wing Day
1 International Joke Day
2 I Forgot Day
2 World UFO Day
3 Compliment Your Mirror Day
3 Disobedience Day
3 Eat Beans Day
3 Stay out of the Sun Day
4 Independence Day (U.S.)
4 National Country Music Day
4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
5 National Apple Turnover Day
5 National Bikini Day
5 Work-a-holics Day
6 International Kissing Day
6 National Fried Chicken Day
7 Chocolate Day
7 International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - first Saturday of month
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day
8 Body Painting Day
8 National Blueberry Day
8 Video Games Day
9 National Sugar Cookie Day
10 Pick Blueberries Day
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11 Cheer up the Lonely Day
11 National Blueberry Muffins Day
11 World Population Day
12 Different Coloured Eyes Day
12 Pecan Pie Day
13 Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
13 Fool's Paradise Day
13 Friday the 13th
13 National French Fries Day
14 Bastille Day
14 Pandemonium Day
14 National Nude Day
14 Shark Awareness Day
15 Be a Dork Day
15 Cow Appreciation Day
15 National Ice Cream Day - third Sunday of the month
15 Tapioca Pudding Day
16 Fresh Spinach Day
16 Global Hug Your Kids Day - third Monday of the month
16 World Snake Day
17 Peach Ice Cream Day
17 World Emoji Day
17 Yellow Pig Day
18 National Caviar Day
18 National Hot Dog Day - third Wednesday in July
19 National Daiquiri Day
19 National Raspberry Cake Day
20 National Ice Cream Soda Day
20 National Lollipop Day
20 Moon Day
20 Ugly Truck Day
21 National Junk Food Day
22 Hammock Day
22 Parent's Day - fourth Sunday in July
22 Ratcatcher's Day
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day
24 Amelia Earhart Day
24 Cousins Day
24 National Tequila Day
24 Tell an Old Joke Day
25 Culinarians Day
25 Threading the Needle Day
26 All or Nothing Day
26 Aunt and Uncle Day
27 System Administrator Appreciation Day - last Friday in July
27 Take Your Houseplants for a Walk
28 National Day of the Cowboy - fourth Saturday in July
28 National Milk Chocolate Day
29 Interntional Tiger Day
29 National Chicken Wing Day
29 National Lasagna Day
30 National Cheesecake Day
30 Father-in-Law Day
30 International Day of Friendship
31 Mutt's Day