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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

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 3st March 2024 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 2023: the Sundays of 26 March and 29 October
In 2024: the Sundays of 31 March and 27 October
In 2025: the Sundays of 30 March and 26 October
In 2026: the Sundays of 29 March and 25 October
In 2027: the Sundays of 28 March and 31 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 2023....

Some events will be dependent on covid restrictions

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
January 22 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit)
February 2 Groundhog Day
February 14 St. Valentine's Day
February 21 Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
February 22 Ash Wednesday
March 1 St David's Day
March 13 Commonwealth Day
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 19 Mother's Day
March 20 First Day Of Spring
March 23 First Day Of Ramadan
March 26 British Summertime Begins (Clocks go forward 1 hour less in bed)
April 1 April Fools Day
April 2 Palm Sunday
April 6 First Day Of Passover
April 7 Good Friday
April 9 Easter Day
April 10 Easter Monday
April 15 The Grand National, Aintree, Liverpool
April 21 Eid-Al-Fitr
April 23 St George's Day
May 1 May Day Bank Holiday
May 18 Ascension Day
May 26 Jewish Feast of Weeks
May 28 Pentecost - Whit Sunday
May 29 Spring Bank Holiday
June 4 Trinity Sunday
June 18 Father's Day
June 21 First Day Of Summer (The Longest Day)
July 1 - 23 July Tour De France
July 3 - 16 July Wimbledon Fortnight, London
July 4 American Independence Day
July 19 Islamic New Year
August 28 Late Summer Bank Holiday
August 31 - 3 Sept Italian Grand Prix, Monza
September 4 Labor Day (first Mon in Sept)
September 16 Jewish New Year 1st Day
September 17 Jewish New Year 2nd Day
September 23 First Day Of Autumn
September 25 Jewish Day of Atonement
September 30 First Day Of Tabernacles
October 29 British Summertime Ends (Clocks go back 1 hour extra in bed)
October 31 Halloween
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Armistice Day
November 12 Remembrance Sunday
November 23 American Thanksgiving (4th Thur in November)
November 24 Black Friday
November 30 St. Andrew's Day
December 3 First Sunday In Advent
December 8 Hanukkah 1st Day
December 22 First Day Of Winter (The Shortest Day)
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Year's Eve

This Months Events

Events happening this month, week and by day