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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
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 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


April Events

National Humour Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Kite Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 Library Week
Week 1 Read a Road Map Week
Week 2 Garden Week
Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
Week 3 Medical Labs Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
Week 4 National Karaoke Week


Daily Events:

1 April Fool's Day
1 Easter Sunday - date varies
1 International Fun at Work Day
1 International Tatting Day
2 Children's Book Day
2 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
2 Reconciliation Day
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day
3 Tweed Day
3 World Party Day
4 Hug a Newsman Day
4 Walk Around Things Day
4 School Librarian Day
4 Tell a Lie Day
4 World Rat Day
5 Go for Broke Day
5 National Dandelion Day
6 California Poppy Day
6 National Tartan Day
6 National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
6 New Beer's Eve
6 Plan Your Epitaph Day
6 Sorry Charlie Day
7 Caramel Popcorn Day
7 National Beer Day
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day
8 All is Ours Day
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
8 Zoo Lover's Day
9 Name Yourself Day
9 Winston Churchill Day
10 Golfer's Day
10 National Siblings Day
11 Eight Track Tape Day
11 Barbershop Quartet Day
11 National Submarine Day
12 Big Wind Day
12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
12 National Licorice Day
12 Russian Cosmonaut Day
12 Walk on Yor Wild Side Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday the 13th of the year
13 Friday the 13th
13 International Plant Appreciation Day
13 Narional Peach Cobbler Day
13 Scrabble Day
14 Ex Spouse Day
14 International Moment of Laughter Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day
14 National Dolphin Day
14 National Pecan Day
14 Reach as High as You Can Day
15 Income Taxes Due (most years, it's on the 15th)
15 Rubber Eraser Day
15 That Sucks Day
15 Titanic Remembrance Day
15 World Art Day
16 Mushroom Day
16 National Eggs Benedict Day
16 National Librarian Day
16 National Stress Awareness Day
16 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month
16 Save the Elephant Day
17 Bat Appreciation Day
17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day
17 National Cheeseball Day
17 Pet Owners Independence Day
18 International Juggler's Day - also applies to multi tasking office workers
18 Newspaper Columnists Day
19 National Garlic Day
19 National High Five Day third Thursday
20 Look Alike Day
20 Volunteer Recognition Day
21 Husband Appreciation Day - third Saturday in April
21 Kindergarten Day
22 Earth Day (U.S.)
22 Girl Scout Leader Day
22 National Jelly Bean Day
23 Lover's Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day
23 Take a Chance Day
23 World Laboratory Day
24 Pig in a Blanket Day
25 Administrative Professionals Day (Executive Admin's Day, Secretary's Day) - date varies
25 East Meets West Day
25 World Penguin Day
26 Hug an Australian Day
26 National Pretzel Day
26 Richter Scale Day
26 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday
27 Arbor Day - last Friday of month
27 Babe Ruth Day
27 National Prime Rib Day
27 Tell a Story Day
28 International Astronomy Day
28 Great Poetry Reading Day
28 Kiss Your Mate Day
29 Greenery Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
30 National Honesty Day