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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

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. The Funny Firm contains show prep and topical jokes for radio personalities
   resource for registered journalists   daily trivia   latest film news    subscription prep service   subscription prep service  subscription prep service A topical comedy pay as you go prep service with UK and International material 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

May Events

Date Your Mate Month
Foster Care Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Hamburger Month
National Photograph Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
Older Americans Month

Weekly Events:

Nurse's Week - first full week of month
Wildflower Week - week two
National Bike Week - third week
National Police Week - third week of month
Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month

Daily Events:

1 May Day
1 Loyalty Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 Save the Rhino Day
2 Baby Day
2 Brothers and Sisters Day
3 Garden Meditation Day
3 Lumpy Rug Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
4 Bird Day
4 International Tuba Day - first Friday in May
4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
4 Renewal Day
4 Star Wars Day
4 Space Day - first Friday in May
5 Cinco de Mayo
5 Free Comic Book Day - first Saturday in May
5 National Hoagie Day
5 Oyster Day
6 Beverage Day
6 National Tourist Appreciation Day
6 National Nurses Day
6 No Diet Day
7 National Tourism Day
8 Iris Day
8 National Teacher's Day - Tuesday of first full week of May
8 No Socks Day
8 V-E Day
8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day
9 Lost Sock Memorial Day
9 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May
9 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
10 Clean up Your Room Day
11 Eat What You Want Day
11 Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day
11 Military Spouses Day
11 Twilight Zone Day
12 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day (USA)
12 Fatigue Syndrome Day
12 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May
12 International Nurses Day
12 Limerick Day
12 National Train Day - Saturday closest to May 10th
12 National Windmill Day - the second Saturday in May
13 Frog Jumping Day
13 Leprechaun Day
13 Mother's Day second Sunday in May (USA)
14 Dance Like a Chicken Day
15 National Chocolate Chip Day
15 Police Officer's Memorial Day
15 Ramadan - begins at sundown, date varies
16 Love a Tree Day
16 National Sea Monkey Day
16 Wear Purple for Peace Day
17 Pack Rat Day
18 International Museum Day
18 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month
18 No Dirty Dishes Day
18 Visit Your Relatives Day
19 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month
19 Boy's Club Day
20 Be a Millionaire Day
20 Pick Strawberries Day
21 National Memo Day
21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day
22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day
22 World Goth Day
23 Lucky Penny Day
24 National Escargot Day
24 Victoria Day (Canada) - usually the 24th
25 Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day
25 National Missing Children's Day
25 National Brown Bag It Day
25 National Towel Day - in the UK
25 National Wine Day
25 Tap Dance Day
26 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend
26 Sally Ride Day
27 Sun Screen Day
28 Amnesty International Day
28 Memorial Day last Monday of month
28 National Hamburger Day
29 Learn About Composting Day
30 Water a Flower Day
31 National Macaroon Day
31 Save Your Hearing Day
31 World No Tobacco Day