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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 31st March 2019 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 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.

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


November Events

Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
International Drum Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Caregivers Appreciation Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
National Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Real Jewelry Month
National Sleep Comfort Month


Weekly Events:

Week 1 Chemistry Week
Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week


Daily Events:

1 All Saint's Day
1-2 Dios Los Muertos
1 Men Make Dinner Day - first Thursday of Month
2 All Soul's Day
2 Deviled Egg Day
2 Look for Circles Day
2 Plan Your Epitaph Day
3 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
4 King Tut Day
5 Gunpowder Day
5 Guy Fawkes Day
6 Marooned without a Compass Day
6 Saxophone Day
6 U.S. General Election Day - first Tuesday of the month after first Monday of the month
7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
7 Hindu Diwali Day - date varies
8 Cook Something Bold Day
8 Dunce Day
9 Chaos Never Dies Day
10 Forget-Me-Not Day
10 USMC Day
11 Veteran's Day
12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
13 Caregiver Appreciation Day
13 National Indian Pudding Day
13 Sadie Hawkins Day
13 World Kindness Day
13 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month
14 Operating Room Nurse Day
14 World Diabetes Day
15 America Recycles Day
15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
15 Great American Smoke Out - third Thursday in November
15 National Philanthropy Day
16 Button Day
16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day
16 International ToleranceDay
16 National Fast Food Day
17 Electronic Greeting Card Day
17 Homemade Bread Day
17 National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving
17 Take A Hike Day
17 World Peace Day
18 Occult Day
19 Have a Bad Day Day
20 Absurdity Day
20 Beautiful Day
20 Universal Children's Day
21 False Confession Day
21 National Tie One On Day - day before Thanksgiving
21 World Hello Day
22 Go For a Ride Day
22 Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful, fourth Thursday
23 Black Friday - Friday after Thanksgiving
23 Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving
23 Eat a Cranberry Day
23 National Cashew Day
23 National Espresso Day
23 You're Welcome Day - the day after Thanksgiving
24 All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
24 Evolution Day
25 National Parfait Day
26 Shopping Reminder Day
27 Pins and Needles Day
28 French Toast Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day