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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 end of British Summer Time. This will take place on Sunday 28th October 2018 when the clocks go back an hour so one hour more 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


September Events

Baby Safety Month
Chicken Month
Better Breakfast Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Honey Month
International Square Dancing Month
Little League Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Self Improvement Month


Weekly Events:

National Indoor Plant Week - third week of month


Daily Events:

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
1 National Cherry Popover Day
2 Internaional Bacon Day - Saturday before Labor Day
2 VJ Day, WWII
3 Labor Day First Monday of month
3 Skyscraper Day
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
5 Be Late for Something Day
5 Cheese Pizza Day
6 Fight Procrastination Day
6 Read a Book Day
7 National Salami Day
7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day
8 International Literacy Day
8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22nd
8 Pardon Day
9 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
9 National Pet Memorial Day - second Sunday in September
9 Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown, date varies
9 Teddy Bear Day
10 Sewing Machine Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
11 911 Remembrance
11 Make Your Bed Day
11 No News is Good News Day
12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
12 National Video Games Day
13 Defy Superstition Day
13 Fortune Cookie Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday the 13th of the year
13 Friday the 13th
13 National Peanut Day
13 Positive Thinking Day
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
14 National Cream Filled Donut Day
15 Make a Hat Day
15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats
16 American Legion Day
16 Collect Rocks Day
16 Step Family Day
16 Mayflower Day
16 Mexican Independence Day
16 National Play Doh Day
16 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
16 Wife Appreciation Day - third Sunday in September
16 Working Parents Day
17 Citizenship Day
17 Constitution Day
17 National Apple Dumpling Day
18 National Cheeseburger Day
18 Yom Kippur - begins at sundown
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day
19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
20 National Pepperoni Pizza Day
20 National Punch Day
21 International Peace Day
21 Miniature Golf Day
21 World Gratitude Day
22 Eid-Ul-Adha - date varies
22 Business Women's Day
22 Elephant Appreciation Day
22 Hobbit Day
22 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
22 Natinal Hunting and Fishing Day - Fourth Saturday in September
22 Oktoberfest begins in Germany - date varies
23 Autumn Equinox - Fall begins! - date varies
23 Checkers Day
23 Dog in Politics Day
23 Sukkot - begins at sundown, date varies
24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
25 National Comic Book Day
26 Johnny Appleseed Day
27 Crush a Can Day
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
28 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
29 Confucius Day
30 National Mud Pack Day