Saturday, 28 March 2009

More from John B-S

Greetings Bloggers

It was great to be back on Radio Verulam 92.6 and I must say I did rather a fine show on Thursday. (26th March) Music tracks included Survivor, Tina Turner, Steely Dan, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, the Clash, the Troggs, Flock of Seagulls, Free not to mention current hits from Shena (wonderful disco song, a real throwback to the 70s), Sugarland (catchy but very annoying), Paul Carrack (who I have met) , Pet Shop Boys and Snow Patrol. Diana Ross celebrated a birthday as did Teddy Pendergrass and one of the girls from the Human League. I also played an album track from Elton John and a wonderful reggae version of Love Me For A Reason by the Fabulous Five. The idea is to play a wide selection of the best music, community favourites, classic hits and album tracks and the best of the new.
In the news, city workers in London have been warned not to wear business suits on Saturday as they may become a target for demo protesters. I'm still bothered about the politicians claiming all those expenses not to mention those bankers with enormous pensions! On the lighter side, Fern Britton announced she was leaving 'This Morning' on ITV, because Philip Schofield is paid a lot more than her while BBC Breakfast presenter Kate Silverton was upset because her (male) colleague was making fun of her frumpy blouse!
There was some local news, what's on/entertainment and in sport we looked ahead to the Formula 1 in Australia (how will Stevenage lad Lewis Hamilton get on?) and the Boat Race on Sunday. I got into a bit of a muddle on the travel news at 6.30, and met Lydia and her friend who were coming in live to do an Irish show (the Emerald Hour - Thursdays at 7pm.) They talked about Ireland winning the Six Nations Rugby.
If you have any ideas about what you would like to hear on these shows whether it's music or things to talk about please let us know. You can leave a message here, email studio@radioverulam.com or phone 01727 839926 when we are on the air.
Don't forget Danny is with you 3 days a week, I'll be back again, Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm.

Cheers

John B-S

Friday, 27 March 2009

The Gig Guide - Tracklisting, 27th March 2009

Greetings all,

It was another music fest of a show with a stack of new tunes. I actually got about 14 tracks this week from various artists, so thanks guys. It's a shame I can only squeeze four into the short time I have.

Tracklisting:

TRACK OF THE WEEK
Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote‏ - Get Down Now
http://www.myspace.com/electricantidote

The Tearaways – Wesley Ruggles
http://www.myspace.com/tearaway

BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Alpha Zero - Spiritshttp://www.myspace.com/alphazeroband
versus
African Queen – Coco Shyhttp://www.myspace.com/africanqueenmusic

OUTRO: Bloc Party - Banquet


I've also been asked to let you know that Paramanza, last week's track of the week artists, are playing in Camden at Belushi's Bar tomorrow night with two other local bands, Gekko and Tasha Fights Tigers. Promises to be a good one...

Keep sending the tracks in!

See you next week,
Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM
www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Friday's Show - the Official Start to the Weekend!!!

Hi Folks

Yes, that's right - 4pm at Radio Verulam is the official start to the weekend!!! Please join us for a splendid edition of West Herts Evening, specifically designed to kick-start your weekend.

In addition to the regular features you come to expect on the show, we will be interviewing Josh Malloy, our representative on the UK Youth Parliament. He will be joining us during the second hour of the show.

Today will also see the return of "Live @ 5" - an old Friday favourite, and will feature live recordings by The Commodores!

We love to hear from you throughout the show so if there's a tune you want to hear to help your weekend start in style or to get you through the end of your working day, please get in touch. You can call us on 01727 839926 or email studio@radioverulam.com

See you between 4pm - 7pm only on Radio Verulam 9.6FM

Danny Smith
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PS - I'm also making a surprise appearance over the weekend on Radio Verulam, stay tuned to find out more!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Gig Guide - On this week's show...Fri 27th March 2009

Greetings all,

Time for another show and on this week's music fest we have tracks from Polly Poison & her Electric Antidote and The Tearaways.

We also have two offerings from two of next week's Battle Of The Bands contestants and as per usual we also have our Outro song and which of our local artist's tracks will have the honur of being this week's Track Of The Week...?

Tune in tomorrow, 6:30pm-7pm, on 92.6FM or online at www.radioverulam.com

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

John B-S - Back on RV

Hello Bloggers

I started back on air on Tuesday 24th March and I have to say IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK!

West Herts Evening is the drivetime show for Radio Verulam 92.6, weekdays 4 - 7pm . On Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays , Danny Smith is at the helm but as of now I'm back on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I have to admit I made a few simple mistakes back on air...nothing too horrendous but it was great to be talking the usual nonsense, to take over from Warren who does a jazz-funk afternoon show, thanks to Neil for his help on reception, and great to get a call from Danny. We talked about Jonathan Ross being up for a BAFTA despite making that lewd phone-call last year. Looking back was it all a fuss about nothing? I don't think so.

On the programme as well as playing lots of interesting music, we give you news, local news, travel, what's on, information and entertainment. I sometimes have an opinion or two about stories in the news...politicians expenses springs to mind! I also told you that Queen Elizabeth I died on 24th March 1603 and gave you other facts from history (some of it wrong)

For more fun join me on Thursday at 4!

Cheers

John B-S

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

On Wednesday's Show - The Entertainment Guide

Hi everyone

Just to let you know, Wednesdays are the new home of our Entertainment Guide. Each week, Simon Carver leads us through the week's cinema releases, new DVDs and the best films on TV for the forthcoming week.

So join Simon on Wednesdays from 5.30pm (though we hope you will listen from 4pm!) exclusively on Radio Verulam 92.6FM or online at www.radioverulam.com

Danny Smith
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Monday, 23 March 2009

Playlist w/c 23rd March 2009 + Major Show Announcement!!!

Hi All

Below is my playlist for this week:

JON ALLEN - In Your Light
BEYONCE - Halo
COLIN BLUNSTONE - The Ghost Of You And Me
PAUL CARRACK - No Doubt About It
TONY CHRISTIE - Every Word She Said
STEVE CRADOCK – Beware of Falling Rocks
FLEET FOXES - White Winter Hymnal
MELODY GARDOT - Who Will Comfort Me
JENNIFER HUDSON - If This Isn't Love
KEANE - Better Than This
LUNIK - Everybody Knows
BARRY MANILOW - Open Arms
IMELDA MAY - Big Bad Handsome Man
BEN MONTAGUE - Can't Hold Me Down
JAMES MORRISON - Please Don't Stop The Rain
NICKELBACK - I’d Come For You
BILLY OCEAN – Because I Love You
PET SHOP BOYS - Love etc.
A R RAHMAN & THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS - Jai Ho!
LIONEL RICHIE - Just Go
THE SCRIPT - Talk You Down
SEAL - It's Alright
SHENA - Can't Stop The Rain
SUGARLAND - All I Want To Do
TAKE THAT - Up All Night
ZARIF - Let Me Back

Items in BOLD are new additions


***BIG ANNOUNCEMENT***

Tomorrow (Tuesday) sees the welcome return of John BS! John will be helming the show on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I will be presenting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

West Herts Evening - two presenters, one great show!

Danny Smith
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Friday, 20 March 2009

The Gig Guide - Review & Tracklisting - 20th March 2009


Greetings all,


Well another show over and not a bad show at all if I say so. We started our 'Track Of The Week' feature off to a flying start with tonight's opening track and congratulations go to Paramanza as our first winners.


We also had a great interview with Danny & Ray from 'Bebop & Rocksteady' who were talking about there recent ventures as well as their rather amazing line up of future gigs.They'll be playing at tonight's (Friday) White Rabbit Promotions gig at The Horn and yours truly will be there. If you're looking for me, I look like this:


Not the greatest picture I agree but it's the first one I can find that didn't make me look completely stupid. Anyway, if you're out at the gig, feel free to come up and say hi.


Anyway, moving on...


Tracklisting:


TRACK OF THE WEEK:
Paramanza – Dress Like Batman
www.myspace.com/paramanza


Fuel For Tired Minds – Smile When You Wake
http://www.myspace.com/fuelfortiredminds

INTERVIEW:
Bebop & Rocksteady - No Long Time

OUTRO:
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground

That's all for this week. To find out more information on whats happening in the area, don't forget to check out the Lemon Rock website. Please keep sending in your tracks and gig news to me as I really do try and play everything sent to me. Tune in next week for more music from local artists and to hear whats going on in your area.


Until next week...

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Thursday, 19 March 2009

The Gig Guide - On this week's show...

Greetings all,

On this week's show we have Bebop & Rocksteady with us, talking about there latest happenings as well as hearing some of their latest tunes as they prepare for another fantastic gig at The Horn that evening.

We also have music from Fuel For Tired Minds as well as our Outro track and our new feature, Track of The Week, where i'll be picking my favourite track by this week's selection of local bands and then forwarding it on to my fellow Radio Verulam presenters for them to play on their show.

All this and more, Friday, 6:30pm-7pm
Only on Radio Verulam, 92.6FM or Online.

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Thursday - The Entertainment Guide Is Here + Big Announcement!

Hi

As regular listeners will know, we have our weekly Entertainment Guide, Simon Carver, joinin us to look at what's on at the cinema, DVD releases and the best of films on TV for the forthcoming week. Simon will be with us from 5.30pm - 6pm today.

Please note that this feature will be moving to Wednesdays from next week.

Also, an advance notice about tomorrow's show. We have a special live interview with singing sensation Tony Christie!!! Tony will be joining us during the second hour of tomorrow's show.

So that's all on West Herts Evening with Danny Smith, only on 92.6FM Radio Verulam.

Danny Smith
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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

On Today's Show - Joanna Lumley!

Hi everyone

In the second hour of today's show we will be talking rubbish with Joanna Lumley! Best known for her roles in The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous, Joanna Lumley is currently spearheading a new recycling campaign and will be talking with me about it.

There will also be our "Time Tunnel" feature in the first hour of the show, plus travel, weather, news, on this day in history and your requests.

That's all on West Herts Evening with Danny Smith, from 4pm - 7pm, excusively on 92.6fm Radio Verulam.

See you at 4pm!

Danny Smith
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PS - you can also listen online at www.radioverulam.com

Monday, 16 March 2009

Playlist w/c 16th March 2009

Hi All

Here is this week's playlist:

JON ALLEN - In Your Light
COLIN BLUNSTONE - The Ghost Of You And Me
TONY CHRISTIE - Every Word She Said
STEVE CRADOCK - Beware Of Falling Rocks
KARIMA FRANCIS – Again
MELODY GARDOT - Who Will Comfort Me
JENNIFER HUDSON - If This Isn't Love
KEANE - Better Than This
ANNIE LENNOX - Shining Light
BARRY MANILOW - Open Arms
BEN MONTAGUE - Can't Hold Me Down
NICKELBACK - I’d Come For You
PET SHOP BOYS - Love etc.
LIONEL RICHIE - Just Go
SEAL - It's Alright
THE SCRIPT - Talk You Down
SHENA - Can't Stop The Rain
SNOW PATROL - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
TAYLOR SWIFT - Love Story
SUGARLAND - All I Want To Do
TAKE THAT - Up All Night
ZARIF - Let Me Back

Items in BOLD are new additions.

The first hour of each show is our "Time Tunnel" - featuring classic tracks mainly chosen by you. The rest of the show contains a mixture of selections from the above list alongside listeners requests and more classic tunes.

If you would like to request music to be played on the show, you can contact us in the following ways:

Telephone: 01727 839926
Email: studio@radioverulam.com

Don't forget to tune in weekdays from 4pm - 7pm only on 92.6FM or online at http://www.radioverulam.com/

See you on the radio!

Danny Smith
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Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Gig Guide: Review & Tracklisting - Fri 15th March 2009

Greetings all,

It was an excellent show this week, including a brilliant interview with Paul Littler. Also a big thankyou to Royal Flush who not only gave us a first play of their latest track but also for the rather lovely t-shirt. I'll post up a picture of me wearing it at some point, promise!

Also worth mentioning the Red Nose gigs by Swanvesta Social Club who visited five different venues and playing in a short amount of time before moving on to the next one. It would be great to hear some feedback about the evening and how they got on, so if anyone went along to any of the gigs, then drop me a message.

Tracklisting:
Jenium - Close To Home www.myspace.com/jenium

Royal Flush - Tomorrow www.myspace.com/royalflushtheband

INTERVIEW: Paul Littler - 'Hello Blue' & Ain't No Need'
www.myspace.com/paullittlermusic

Outro: Journey - Don't Stop Believing

Just a quick reminder that Paul is playing as part of the White Rabbit Promotions night at The Horn, St Albans next Friday from 8pm. I shall mention the details again on the show next week and yours truly will be there on the night.

Until next week,
Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Thursday, 12 March 2009

On this week's 'The Gig Guide' 6:30pm-7pm

Greetings all,

On this weeks show we'll be joined by Mr Paul Littler, former member of Carnabyhouse and now solo artist.He's going to be telling us about his music and also about his work for White Rabbit Promotions.

We've also got music on the show from Jenium & Royal Flush, plus an Outtro track (not Big ending anymore...just sounds, well, rubbish really) that I may not be able to get away with at any time soon...

That's on tomorrow's rock-fest of a show, 6:30pm-7pm, only on West Herts Evening Show on Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Thursday's Show - Featuring The Entertainment Guide

Greetings

As is usual for a Thursday, Simon Carver will be joining us between 5.30pm - 6pm to bring us our weekly Entertainment Guide. Simon will be guiding us through the current cinema releases and the best of the week's DVDs, along with a look ahead at the best films on TV for the coming week.

In addition, the show will feature some great music, both contemporary and classic, along with local news, on this day in history and a look at our What's On guide.

That's all on West Herts Evening with Danny Smith from 4pm - 7pm only on Radio Verulam 92.6FM.

Danny Smith
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Today's Show

Hi all

Today's show will include an interview with Jessica Reynolds from Markyate, who is running this year's London Marathon with her friend Lauren Morris in aid of the charity Toybox. The interview will be in the second hour of the show, from 5pm - 6pm.


The show will also include the usual mix of great music, local news, current affairs, on this day in history, famous birthdays and a look at our What's On guide.

Don't forget, we love to hear from you with your requests, dedications or views on the show. Please feel free to contact us on 01727 839926 or studio@radioverulam.com

If you can't tune in on 92.6FM then you can listen online via our website http://www.radioverulam.com/

So that's all in West Herts Evening with Danny Smith, weekdays from 4pm - 7pm exclusively on Radio Verulam.

Danny Smith
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Monday, 9 March 2009

Playlist w/c 9th March 2009

Hi

Below is our playlist for this week:

JON ALLEN - In Your Light
COLIN BLUNSTONE - The Ghost Of You And Me
TONY CHRISTIE - Every Word She Said
KARIMA FRANCIS - Again
MELODY GARDOT - Who Will Comfort Me
JOOLS HOLLAND & LOUISE MARSHALL - I Went By
JENNIFER HUDSON - If This Isn't Love
KEANE - Better Than This
KINGS OF LEON - Revelry
LEMAR - Weight Of The World
ANNIE LENNOX - Shining Light
BARRY MANILOW - Open Arms
NICKELBACK - I’d Come For You
THE SCRIPT - Talk You Down
SEAL - It's Alright
SHENA - Can't Stop The Rain
SNOW PATROL - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
SUGARLAND - All I Want To Do
TAYLOR SWIFT - Love Story
TAKE THAT - Up All Night
WILL YOUNG - Let It Go

Items in BOLD are new additions.

The first hour of each show is our "Time Tunnel" - featuring classic tracks mainly chosen by you. The rest of the show contains a mixture of selections from the above list alongside listeners requests and more classic tunes.

If you would like to request music to be played on the show, you can contact us in the following ways:

Telephone: 01727 839926
Email: studio@radioverulam.com

Don't forget to tune in weekdays from 4pm - 7pm only on 92.6FM or online at http://www.radioverulam.com/

See you on the radio!

Danny Smith
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Saturday, 7 March 2009

The Gig Guide: Review & Tracklisting - Fri 6th March 2009

Greetings all,

Well I’m not usually stitched up but Friday was definitely a sore point as Mr Danny Smith, presenter of the West Herts Evening Show proceeded to play the rather horrific Annie Lennox version of Ash’s ‘Shining Light’. I am happy to say that this poor choice of song was nothing to do with me, so all complaints to him please. Right now that’s sorted…

Another music packed show and all artists playing this week. Getting some really amazing stuff at the mo, so keep sending in the tunes and I’ll do my best to play them.

This week’s tracklisting:

Nick Stephenson – Freaky Idol
http://www.myspace.com/nickstephenson1

Bebop & Rocksteady - No Long Time
http://www.myspace.com/killallturtles

The Startover – 13 Ways To Be Better Than You
http://www.myspace.com/thisisthestartover

Albany Down – I Wanna Know
http://www.myspace.com/albanydownofficial

Outro: Ash - Petrol


Next week we’ve got more music and we’ve got local music artist & promoter Paul Ryan Littler on the show, should be a really good one.

Keep sending the tunes in!

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Friday, 6 March 2009

The Gig Guide - Preview: Friday 6th March 2009

Greetings all,

Time again for another Gig Guide and this week we’ve got a full house of acts & bands playing live this week.

We’ve got music from Nick Stephenson, Albany Down, Bebop & Rocksteady and The Startover.

Also not forgetting this week’s Big Ending track, though I’m thinking of calling it the Outro from now on. Thoughts please?

That’s Friday, 6:30pm-7pm on the West Herts Evening show with Danny Smith, only on Radio Verulam 92.6FM.

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Monday, 2 March 2009

Playlist w/c 2nd March 2009

Hi

Below is our playlist for this week:

JON ALLEN - In Your Light
COLIN BLUNSTONE - The Ghost Of You And Me
GLEN CAMPBELL - These Days
EMPIRE OF THE SUN - Walking On A Dream
MELODY GARDOT - Who Will Comfort Me
JOOLS HOLLAND & LOUISE MARSHALL - I Went By
JENNIFER HUDSON - If This Isn't Love
LAURA IZIBOR - Shine
KEANE - Better Than This
KINGS OF LEON - Revelry
LEMAR - Weight Of The World
ANNIE LENNOX - Shining Light
BARRY MANILOW - Open Arms
NICKELBACK - I’d Come For You
THE SCRIPT - Talk You Down
SEAL - It's Alright
SHENA - Can't Stop The Rain
SNOW PATROL - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
SUGARLAND - All I Want To Do
TAYLOR SWIFT - Love Story
TAKE THAT - Up All Night
U2 – Get On Your Boots
WILL YOUNG - Let It Go

Items in bold are new additions

Our album of the week is "No Line On the Horizon" by U2 and we will be playing featured tracks just before the news all week.

The first hour of each show is our "Time Tunnel" - featuring classic tracks mainly chosen by you. The rest of the show contains a mixture of selections from the above list alongside listeners requests and more classic tunes.

If you would like to request music to be played on the show, you can contact us in the following ways:

Telephone: 01727 839926
Email: studio@radioverulam.com

Don't forget to tune in weekdays from 4pm - 7pm only on 92.6FM or online at http://www.radioverulam.com/

Catch ya later!

Danny Smith
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Sunday, 1 March 2009

The Gig Guide - Review & Tracklisting: Friday 27th Feb 2009

Greetings once again,

It was another music fest of a show. Not quite sure how we managed to fit all 5 songs in, what with all the various music events happening around the area to mention, but somehow we did and it sounded pretty good if I say so myself (which I do).

Tracklisting:

Tasha Fights Tigers – Circus Stomp
http://www.myspace.com/tashafightstigers

Trouble With Tuesday – Lonely Man
http://www.myspace.com/troublewithtuesday07

Betaboy – All Of This Time
www.myspace.com/betaboy

Maclaren Wall – For A Day
www.lemonrock.com/maclarenwall

Big Ending: Biffy Clyro – The Conversation Is…

I also talked a bit about the latest Battle Of The Bands Competition that kicks off this week of which both Trouble With Tuesday & Betaboy are taking part in. Best of luck to both of them and (in the interest of staying neutral) Selahdore and The Finger Clicks. I'm planning to attend the evening so if you see me down there (not that you'd recognise me...must put up that picture again) come up and say hi.

Until next week...

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM