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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


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