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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 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


January Events

National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month


Weekly Events:

2nd Week Letter Writing Week


Daily Events:

1 National Hangover Day
1 New Year's Day
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
3 Humiliation Day
4 National Spaghetti Day
4 Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
6 Bean Day
6 Cuddle Up Day
6 Feast of the Epiphany - Three Kings
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
8 Male Watcher's Day
9 Play God Day
9 National Take the Stairs Day - second Wednesday of month
10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day
10 Houseplant Appreciation Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
12 National Pharmacist Day
13 International Skeptics Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
15 National Hat Day
16 Appreciate a Dragon Day
16 National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
18 Thesaurus Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day - The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne
19 National Popcorn Day
19 National Tin Can Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day
20 National Cheese Lover Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, celebrated on the third Monday
21 National Hugging Day
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day
23 National Handwriting Day
23 Measure Your Feet Day
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
24 Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Australia Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day
27 Punch the Clock Day
28 Bubble Wrap AppreciationDay - last Monday of month
28 Data Privacy Day
28 Fun at Work Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day
29 National Cornchip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day