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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
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.
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.
The next clock change will be for the end of British Summer Time. This will take place on Sunday 27th October 2019 when the clocks go back an hour so one hour more in bed. An easy way to remember it is that in Spring clocks spring forward and in Autumn they fall back.
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
In 2023: the Sundays of 26 March and 29 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.
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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 2019....
January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 5 Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
March 1 St David's Day
March 5 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
March 6 Ash Wednesday
March 11 Commonwealth Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 31 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
March 31 Mother's Day
April 1 April Fools Day
April 6 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 14 Palm Sunday
April 19 Good Friday
April 20 First Day Of Passover
April 21 Easter Day
April 21 Queen Elizabeth the II born (1926)
April 22 Easter Monday
April 23 St George's Day
May 6 May Day Bank Holiday
May 6 First Day Of Ramadan
May 27 Spring Bank Holiday
May 30 Ascension Day
June 4 Eid-Al-Fitr
June 9 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
June 9 Jewish Feast of Weeks
June 16 Trinity Sunday
June 16 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
July 1 - July 14 Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 4 American Independence Day
July 6 - July 28 Tour De France
August 26 Late Summer Bank Holiday
August 31 Islamic New Year
September 2 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 6 - 8 Sept Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 23 First Day Of Autumn
September 30 Jewish New Year 1st Day
October 1 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
October 9 Jewish Day of Atonement
October 14 First Day Of Tabernacles
October 27 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 10 Armistice day
November 10 Remembrance Sunday
November 28 American Thanks Giving (4th Thur in November)
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 1 First Sunday In Advent
December 22 First Day Of Winter (The Shortest Day)
December 23 Hanukkah 1st day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Year's Eve
Baby Safety Month
Better Breakfast Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
International Square Dancing Month
Little League Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Self Improvement Month
National Sewing Month
National Indoor Plant Week - third week of month
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
1 National Cherry Popover Day
2 Labor Day First Monday of month
2 VJDay, WWII
3 Skyscraper Day
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
5 Be Late for Something Day
5 Cheese Pizza Day
6 Fight Procrastination Day
6 Read a Book Day
7 National Salami Day
7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day
8 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
8 International Literacy Day
8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?
8 National Pet Memorial Day - second Sunday in September
8 Pardon Day
9 Teddy Bear Day
10 Sewing Machine Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
11 911 Remembrance
11 Make Your Bed Day
11 No News is Good News Day
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day
12 National Video Games Day
13 Defy Superstition Day
13 Fortune Cookie Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday the 13th of the year.
13 Chinese Moon Festival - date varies
13 Friday the 13th
13 National Peanut Day
13 Positive Thinking Day
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
14 International Crab Fest Day
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day
15 Make a Hat Day
15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.
15 National Women's Friendship Day- third Sunday in September
15 Wife Appreciation Day- third Sunday in September
16 American Legion Day
16 Collect Rocks Day
16 Step Family Day
16 Mayflower Day
16 Mexican Independence Day
16 National Play Doh Day
16 Working Parents Day
17 Citizenship Day
17 Constitution Day
17 National Apple Dumpling Day
18 National Cheeseburger Day
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day
19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day
20 National Punch Day
21 International Peace Day
21 International Red Panda Bear Day - Third Saturday in September
21 Miniature Golf Day
21 Oktoberfest begins in Germany - date varies
21 World Gratitude Day
22 Business Women's Day
22 Elephant Appreciation Day
22 Hobbit Day
23 Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! - date varies
23 Checkers Day
23 Dog in Politics Day
24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
25 National Comic Book Day
26 Johnny Appleseed Day
27 Crush a Can Day
27 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
28 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
28 Natinal Hunting and Fishing Day - Fourth Saturday in September
28 National Public Lands Day
29 Confucius Day
29 Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown, date varies
30 National Mud Pack Day