Monday, 30 November 2009

Interview with Kumud Ghandi of the Cooking Academy

Hi everyone,

We've just been speaking with Kumud Ghandi of the Cooking Academy. The Cooking Academy is still providing inspiring ideas and classes when it comes to cooking British, European and Asian Food.

They cover the mechanics of cooking and also take an educational approach by looking at the health benefits of different foods and recipes. They also challenge and encourage people to look beyond those usual recipes and make something new!

For more information and also for tips and ideas on Christmas recipes, you can check out the website: www.thecookingacademy.co.uk.

Neil

Help Support St Albans Cinema

Hi everyone,

As you may have heard, James Hannaway, CEO of The Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted has agreed a deal to buy and restore the Odeon Cinema on London Road, St Albans. James needs to raise around £3 million by January 2010. A packed public meeting was held yesterday at The Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted. At the meeting supporters were asked to complete an 'Expression of Interest' form as an indication of how they would like to help. You can still fill out this form - here is the link if you would like to support this great cause:

http://www.allaboutstalbans.net/cinema/odeon_form.aspx

Neil

Playlist w/c 30th November 2009

Hi All

Below is our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

A-ha - Shadowside
Barbra Streisand - If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Dame Shirley Bassey - After The Rain
Davy Knowles - Coming Up For Air
Dionne Bromfield - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Gurrumul - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
Katherine Jenkins - Angel
Leddra Chapman - Story
Leona Lewis - Happy
Lily Allen - Who’d Have Known
Michael Bolton - Murder My Heart
Michael Bublé - Hold On
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World
Peter Kay’s All Star Band - The Official BBC Children In Need Medley
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Richard Hawley - Open Up Your Door
Robbie Williams - You Know Me
Rod Stewart - It’s The Same Old Song
ROX - No Going Back
Seal - I Am Your Man
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The X Factor Finalists - You Are Not Alone
Westlife - What About Now
Whitney Houston - I Look To You

Items in BOLD are new additions

See you on the air in 14 minutes!!!

Danny
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Friday, 27 November 2009

Interview with Camilla Kerslake - Listen Again

Hi

On Tuesday's show we were joined by new singing sensation Camilla Kerslake. For your chance to hear this interview again, click below:


video

Christmas Floral Design Evening....

Hi everyone,

We've just had Viv Lawman of St Albans Bereavement Network on the show telling us about the Christmas Floral and Design Evening they are running.

It's going to be held at Trinity United Reformed Church (corner of Beaconsfield Road and Victoria Street, St Albans) on December 4th, 7pm - 9pm. There will demonstrations and lots of stalls plus a raffle.

Tickets are £7 which includes a glass of wine and a mince pie. Further details can be obtained by calling 01727 841914.

Neil

Monday, 23 November 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklistings - 20/11/09

Greetings all,

Big thanks to Zalinski for coming in to talk to the show and thanks to Jonathan for manning the decks while Danny was away. Normal service will be resumed this Friday.


Tracklistings:

The Raid – On A Scale
http://www.myspace.com/wearetheraid

J Stark – Take It While You Can
http://www.myspace.com/jstarck

INTERVIEW: Zalinski
TRACK OF THE WEEK: 'Apology To The Feminine’
‘Soar’
http://www.myspace.com/zalinskiband


On the next show, 33 Revolutions will be in the studio. Join us this Friday, 6:30pm-7:00pm

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Playlist w/c 23rd November 2009

Hi All

Below is our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

A-ha - Shadowside
Alesha Dixon - To Love Again
Barbra Streisand - If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Camilla Kerslake - Rule the World
Davy Knowles - Coming Up For Air
Gurrumul - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
James Morrison - Get To You
Katherine Jenkins - Angel
Leddra Chapman - Story
Leona Lewis - Happy
Lily Allen - Who’d Have Known
Michael Bolton - Murder My Heart
Michael Bublé - Hold On
Mika - Rain
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World
Peter Kay’s All Star Band - The Official BBC Children In Need Medley
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Richard Hawley - Open Up Your Door
Robbie Williams - You Know Me
Rod Stewart - It’s The Same Old Song
Ronan Keating - Stay
Rosanne Cash feat. Bruce Springsteen - Sea Of Heartbreak
ROX - No Going Back
Seal - I Am Your Man
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The X Factor Finalists - You Are Not Alone
Westlife - What About Now

Items in BOLD are new additions


Best wishes

Danny Smith
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Friday, 20 November 2009

Current and new cinema films and DVDs to try.....

Hi all,

Here's a selection of current and new cinema films and DVDs to try:

2012

12A 158 mins
Contains sustained moderate threat and one use of strong language

A Christmas Carol

PG 95 mins
Contains mild threat, scary scenes and mild language

Harry Brown

18 104 mins
Contains very strong language, strong violence, hard drug use and sex.

Up

U 102 mins
Contains mild threat.

The Men who stare at goats

15 94 mins
Contains strong language and comic drug references

The Fourth Kind

15 98 mins
Contains strong psychological horror

Fantastic Mr. Fox

PG 87 mins.
Contains mild violence and scary scenes.

Michael Jackson's This Is It

PG 111 mins
Contains infrequent scary images

The Fourth Kind

15 98 mins
Contains strong psychological horror.

An Education

12A 100 mins
Contains moderate sex scenes

Jennifer’s Body

15 102 mins
Contains very strong language, bloody horror, sex references and drug use

New Cinema releases:

The Twighlight Saga: New Moon

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. In ‘New Moon’, the hugely anticipated sequel to ‘Twilight’, Bella Swan is distraught by the sudden departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen.

However, Bella’s spirits are lifted by her relationship with the irresistible Jacob Black. But now she finds her loyalties are put to the test, as she is drawn into a world of werewolves and old enemies of the vampires.

12A 131 mins
Contains moderate fantasy violence and horror.

A Serious Man

Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick. The latest film from Joel & Ethan Coen, ‘A Serious Man’ explores faith, responsibility, mortality and dentistry…!

Larry Gopnik, a physics professor, discovers his wife is leaving him for one of his acquaintances. Meanwhile his unemployable brother is sleeping on the couch, his son is in constant trouble and his daughter is stealing money to fund a nose job. If that wasn’t enough, a student is also trying to sue and his neighbour torments him by sunbathing in the nude. Visiting three different rabbis for advice, Larry struggles to get his life back on track and become ‘a mensch’ – a serious man.

15 105 mins
Contains strong language and soft drug use

The Informant!

Based on a true story about the highest-ranking whistle blower in American history, ‘The Informant’ stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, a rising star in the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corporation.

When Whitacre goes to the FBI to expose his company’s price-fixing conspiracy they equip him with a hidden tape recorder to collect evidence. However, they soon discover their star witness has been helping himself to the corporate coffers, and it becomes impossible for them to separate fact from fiction. As Whitacre’s over-active imagination leads the investigation to a series of dead-ends it threatens bring down one of the world’s biggest corporate cover ups.

If you liked ‘Erin Brokovich’ and ‘The Sentinel’, you’ll love ‘The Informant!’.

15 108 mins
Contains strong language.

DVDs

Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra

Musical comedy

Transatlantic Sessions - Series 4

Filmed and recorded in 2009 at the stunning location of Glenlyon House, Perthshire

Jeremy Kyle - Access All Areas

Films to check out.....

Hi all,

Here are some films you might want to check out:

Friday

Black Book

10:00pm - 12:50am
More4

Paul Verhoeven's first film made in his native Holland since 1983's The Fourth Man - after which he left for Hollywood and the likes of RoboCop and Basic Instinct - returns to the subject of the Dutch Resistance, which he first tackled in 1977's Soldier of Orange. Based loosely on a real character, Rachel (Carice van Houten) is a Jewish singer who, after seeing members of her party of escaping Jews massacred, joins the underground and infiltrates the local Nazi HQ, via the bed of officer Ludwig Müntze (Sebastian Koch). Verhoeven delivers a rollicking yarn that's surprisingly traditional, if convoluted, and, as usual, nudges happily at the boundaries of sexual imagery. The performances are universally good and the bloody action is typically well handled but, while Black Book certainly entertains, it lacks the cultural tensions and mischievous satire that characterise the best of his American films.

Sunday

Spider-Man 3

6:20pm - 9:00pm
Five

Spider-Man turns bad and has a blast doing it, in Sam Raimi's second sequel to his 2002 hit. Swinging in at a hefty 140 minutes, it sees Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) now at ease with his alter ego and the public adoration it attracts, leaving girlfriend Mary Jane (a sympathetic Kirsten Dunst) constantly neglected. Events are complicated when contact with a parasitical alien substance brings out Spidey's dark side and exacerbates a personal vendetta against one of the tale's three villains, Sandman (a molecularly displaced Thomas Haden Church). Visually, this comic-book spectacle can't be faulted, with eye-popping effects intensifying a clutch of exciting set pieces. However, the self-indulgent running time and cluttered plotline frequently render the scenes in-between unfocused and plodding. Raimi works hard to compensate, contrasting the characters' repetitive emotional angst with a fun dose of fanboy-friendly humour. But the overall magic remains diluted, making an enjoyable picture fall short of brilliance.

Tuesday

Carlito's Way

11:10pm - 2:00am
ITV4

Ten years after Scarface, Al Pacino and director Brian De Palma reunited here for another crime-doesn't-pay drama. Pacino plays Puerto Rican hoodlum Carlito Brigante, who leaves jail with the aim of going straight. However, his lawyer Sean Penn has other ideas as he fancies himself a gangster, so it's not long before Pacino is meeting up with old acquaintances and heading back into trouble. Bolstered by regular scriptwriter David Koepp's smart and funny script, De Palma's visual flair comes into its own in the seedy clubs and backstreet dives of New York. The set pieces - a pool-room fight, a 15-minute subway chase and shenanigans on a train-station escalator - are among the most thrilling De Palma has ever filmed, while Pacino's restrained performance as the leather-clad, gently lisping Carlito allows plenty of scope for the supporting cast to chew the scenery.

Enjoy!

Neil

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Interview with St Albans Bereavement Network

We spoke today with Viv Lawman from the St Albans Bereavement Network.

This is a well established local charity organisation that offers free support to those who have suffered a bereavement and that live in the St Albans and surrounding area.

It's been in operation for six years now and is made up of over 120 dedicated volunteers and a team of enthusiastic officers.

In connection with this organisation, there's a special event happening this Sunday 22nd November which is the Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving. This is the second year that it's being held at the Abbey and so far there will be 700 adults and more than 100 children attending this special event. As well as the main service at 3pm, there will be a balloon release taking place at the main entrance to the abbey at 2:30 pm.

This promises to be a very special event and further details can be obtained on the website: www.sabn.org.uk. Alternatively, telephone their helpline on St Albans 841841. Details can also be found at St Albans library or by emailing: admin@sabn.org.uk.

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - Fri 13th November 2009

Greetings again,

Thanks goes to the guys from The Art Of Reason for dropping into the show to talk about their upcoming projects and to hear some of their tracks. Don't forget to check out their website (details below).


Tracklistings:

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Nemo – Pray
http://www.myspace.com/nemoluton

Minnie Birch – Step Up
http://www.myspace.com/minniebirch

INTERVIEW: The Art Of Reason
‘Falcon’
‘Death’s Story’
http://www.myspace.com/theartofreason

OUTRO: The Smiths – This Charming Man


On this Friday's show we've got Zalinski coming on to talk about their new EP and we'll be hearing more tracks from West Herts most talented acts.

All on the Gig Guide, Fridays, 6:30pm-7pm

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Monday, 16 November 2009

Interview with the Friday Night Club

Hi all,

This evening we had some youngsters being interviewed from the Friday Night Club, based at Dagnall Street Baptist Church.

Some members of the group have being practising a dance that they will be performing to raise money for Children in Need. They'll be performing the dance at 4pm outside the Townhall and also by the Clock Tower - both in St Albans.

They'll also be having a party and a treasure hunt afterwards!

So why not go along and support them.

If you would like to go along to the club that meets every Friday (they meet 7pm at the Baptist Church, Dagnall Street) then you need to contact the church for more information.

Neil

Monthly Interview with Michelle Hart of the Centre for Voluntary Services

Hi everyone,

Today we had our monthly interview with Michelle Hart from the Centre for Voluntary Services.

Michelle told us that with Christmas approaching, lots of opportunities exist to get involved and help out within the community during Christmas and New Year. For instance, you could help Open Door serve Christmas lunch, help the Salvation Army distribute parcels or help Mencap run a playscheme.

For more information on these or any other positions, contact the Centre for Voluntary Services in St Albans on 01727 852657 or email them at enquiries@cvsstalbans.org.uk or call in and see them at 31 Catherine Street, St Albans. You can also get more information at www.cvsstalbans.org.uk.

Michelle also highlighted that a very interesting role to take up is the role of Trustee. They are especially looking for people with HR, Legal or IT experience. A recruitment event for positions of Trustee is being planned for March next year.

And finally, Michelle pointed out that the Centre for Voluntary Services has seen an increase in enquiries from new volunteers - possible due to the current economic situation. They currently have a range of opportunities available and want especially to get those under 25 involved in the community.

Neil

Playlist w/c 16th November 2009

Hi All

Here is our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

A-ha - Shadowside
Alesha Dixon - To Love Again
Barbra Streisand - If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Davy Knowles - Coming Up For Air
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
James Morrison - Get To You
Katherine Jenkins - Angel
Leddra Chapman - Story
Leona Lewis - Happy
Lily Allen - Who’d Have Known
Michael Bolton - Murder My Heart
Mika - Rain
Newton Faulkner - Over And Out
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Richard Hawley - Open Up Your Door
Robbie Williams - You Know Me
Rod Stewart - It’s The Same Old Song
Ronan Keating - Stay
Rosanne Cash feat. Bruce Springsteen - Sea Of Heartbreak
ROX - No Going Back
Seal - I Am Your Man
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Westlife - What About Now
Will Young - Hopes and Fears

New additions are in Bold

See you on the air in 23 minutes!!!

Danny
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Friday, 13 November 2009

Interview with Anne Hunt of Reachout.

Hi everyone,

On todays show we interviewed Anne Hunt of Reachout. Reachout have a small fleet of canal boats and provide day trips and holiday trips on the Grand Union canal. The organisation takes people with learning difficulties and disabilities on to the canal to experience the peacefulness and tranquility of the waters.

Reachout are always looking for new volunteers to help in many different capacities including fundraising. If you would like to get involved, please email Anne Hunt at annehunt@reachoutprojects.org.uk. If you or someone you know would like to use the service, you can call Reachout on 01727 818168 for more information or for general information visit www.reachoutprojects.org.uk.

Have a great weekend.

Neil

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - 6th November 2009

Greetings all,

Details of this week's selected tunes can be found underneath. Thanks again to all who contribute their music to the show. Keep the tracks coming in everyone.


Tracklisting:

Phantom Sound – That I Knew
http://www.myspace.com/139635830

The Caution Horses – Eleven Moons
http://www.myspace.com/rayandfrizz

Cosmic Blaze – No Way
http://www.myspace.com/cosmicblaze1

TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Pocket Gods – Carry On Behind
http://www.myspace.com/thepocketgods

OUTTRO: Alice Cooper – No More Mr Nice Guy


On the next show we have The Art Of Reason in with us, so tune in this Friday for more of the best local music in the West Herts area

Chris
www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Monday, 9 November 2009

Interview with Barry Hilliard of St Albans City Football Club

Hi

This afternoon, we had Barry Hilliard of St Albans Football Club on air talking about the latest St Albans City football club news.

Barry told us about the latest match at Basingstoke where St Albans City drew 1-1. It was a good result against a difficult team, made difficult with the St Albans goal keeper being sent off.

That leaves St Albans City in 16th place in the league. They have an away game tomorrow against Woking who are 4th in the league, and an at home game on Saturday against Braintree.

For more information about the club you can go to www.sacfc.co.uk.

Neil

Interview with Phil Aldridge of the Illegal Eagles

Hi everyone,

We've just interviewed Phil Aldridge - drummer and founder of the band 'The Illegal Eagles'.

The band was formed in 1996 and they perform all the classic Eagles tracks and even some of the new material.

As part of a 37 venue tour, The Illegal Eagles are playing at the Alban Arena on Sunday 15th November at 7.30pm. For more information on the gig, check out the Alban Arena website.

Neil

Playlist w/c 9th November 2009

Hi All

Here is our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

A-ha- Shadowside
Alesha Dixon - To Love Again
Athlete - Black Swan Song
Beverley Knight - In Your Shoes
Beyonce - Broken-Hearted Girl
Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
Jace Everett- Bad Things
James Morrison - Get To You
Jamie Cullum - I’m All Over It
JLS- Everybody In Love
Leona Lewis - Happy
Lily Allen- Who’d Have Known
Michael Bolton - Murder My Heart
Mika - Rain
Newton Faulkner- Over And Out
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Peter Andre- Unconditional
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Rod Stewart- It’s The Same Old Song
Ronan Keating - Stay
Rosanne Cash feat. Bruce Springsteen - Sea Of Heartbreak
Seal- I Am Your Man
Stereophonics- Innocent
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Westlife - What About Now
Will Young - Hopes and Fears

Items in BOLD are new additions.

See you on air in 6 minutes!!!

Danny Smith
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Friday, 6 November 2009

Interview with Val Chapman of Christian Aid - St Albans Branch

Hi everyone,

On todays show we heard from Val Chapman of Christian Aid
- St Albans Branch. This group works to fundraise for Christian Aid with an annual collection. The money then goes to Christian Aid who are working internationally to help individuals, groups and communities overseas.

Nationally, Christian Aid is currently running various projects and campaigns and wants to put an end to poverty. To end poverty, Christian Aid is challenging the causes of poverty, not just the symptoms. You can get involved with Christian Aid locally through a
St Albans church and for more information on the work of Christian Aid, you can go to www.christianaid.org.uk

Have a great weekend.

Neil

This weeks Film Guide

Hi all,

Simon Carver wasn't able to do the Film Guide this week so Danny struggled through it! Here's details of what was covered:

New Cinema Releases:

A Christmas Carol 3D (PG)


• Film running length: 95 min
• UK release date: 6/11/2009
• Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
• Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Interntl

Who´s in it?
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins

The Men Who Stare at Goats (15)

• Genre: Drama
• Film running length: 94 min
• UK release date: 6/11/2009
• Directed by: Grant Heslov
• Country: United States
• Language: English
• Distributor: Momentum Pictures

Who´s in it?
George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges


The Fourth Kind (15)

• Genre: Thriller
• Film running length: 98 min
• UK release date: 6/11/2009
• Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi
• Country: United States
• Language: English
• Distributor: Entertainment Film Distributor


Who´s in it?
Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Corey Johnson


Bright Star (PG)

• Genre: Drama
• Film running length: 119 min
• UK release date: 6/11/2009
• Directed by: Jane Campion
• Country: United Kingdom
• Language: English
• Distributor: Warner Bros Distributors Ltd


Who´s in it?
Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Kerry Fox, Paul Schneider


Paper Heart (PG)

• Genre: Romantic comedy
• Film running length: 88 min
• UK release date: 6/11/2009
• Directed by: Jake Johnson, Nicholas Jasenovec
• Country: United States
• Language: English


Who´s in it?
Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera


DVD Releases

Public Enemies

Released: November 2nd

Johnny Depp plays John Dilinger in this authentic and exciting portrayal of the real-life gangster and his dramatic life as he perpetually evaded capture from the FBI.

Brüno

Released: November 9th

Sacha Baron Cohen returns with another outrageous character, this time playing a gay, Austrian fashionista touring around America, who leaves chaos, shame and gross-out comedy in his wake.

Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian

Released: November 9th

Ben Stiller returns to the museum to save his formerly inanimate friends from a terrible fate and once again experiences the surprises and dangers of museum artefacts coming to life at night.

Desperate Housewives: Season 5

Released: November 9th

The domestic ladies of Wisteria Lane return for yet another year of mystery, betrayal, murder and baking in the hugely popular show starring Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria.

Family Guy: Season 8

Released: November 2nd

The eighth season sees Peter injected with a 'gay gene' as part of a scientific experiment, Lois landing a job at Fox News, Stewie building a time machine, and Brian travelling back to Poland, 1939, and getting caught up in the Nazi invasion. Just another day in the Griffin household then...

Peep Show: Series 6

Released: November 2nd

Six seasons in and Mark and Jeremy are still sharing a flat, only this time Sophie is pregnant and either of them could be the father. Meanwhile Mark is pursuing Dobby, and Jeremy has fallen in love with his dream woman, dope-dealing-musician-activist Elena.

Mock The Week: Too Hot For TV 2

Released: November 9th

Produced exclusively for DVD, here are three hilarious hours of the country's finest comic minds battling it out on TV's most outrageous comedy show.

Russell Brand - Scandalous - Live At The 02

Released: November 9th

Controversial tabloid favourite, radio DJ, writer, ladies' man, and now Hollywood star, Russell Brand, goes back to his comedy roots in this live stand-up show. Fresh from his scene-stealing turn as a pretentious rock star in FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, Brand brings his unique, often surreal, observational musings to London's O2 arena as part of his 2009 SCANDALOUS tour.

Films on TV

Fever Pitch

Friday 6th November
10:35pm - 12:50am

ITV1 London


Dragonslayer


Saturday 7th November
2:00pm - 3:40pm
BBC2 London & South East


The Quest


Saturday 7th November
9:00pm - 11:00pm
ITV4


Angel Heart


Saturday 7th November
11:00pm - 1:10am
ITV4


Duel

Sunday 8th November
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ITV4


Octopussy

Sunday 8th November
3:50pm - 6:15pm
ITV1 London


Die Hard 4.0

Sunday 8th November
9:00pm - 11:30pm
Channel 4


The Yakuza

Sunday 8th November
11:40pm - 1:45am
ITV4


An American Werewolf in London

Monday 9th November
11:00pm - 12:45am
Five


K-19: the Widowmaker

Tuesday 10th November
1:00pm - 3:25pm
Channel 4


That's it for this week - tune in Wednesday next week at 5.30pm for the next edition of the Film Guide.

Calling All Eagles Fans!!!

Radio Verulam are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to see the Illegal Eagles at the Alban Arena on Sunday 15th November 2009.

The first pair will be given away on tomorrow's Solid Gold Music Show from 9am - 1pm and the other pairs of tickets will be given away on Verulam AM with Phil Richards and West Herts Evening with Danny Smith.

In addition, Danny will be interviewing a member of the Illegal Eagles on West Herts Evening Next Week.

Danny Smith
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The Gig Guide: On tomorrow's show - Fri 6th November 2009

Greetings all,

On today's show, we have tracks from The Caution Horses, The Pocket Gods, Cosmic Blaze and Phantom Sound

Listen in from 6:30pm-7pm, on 92.6FM or at www.radioverulam.com

Also, if anyone has any suggestions about what to play for the last show of the year on 18th December, it would be good to hear your thoughts. Any requests?

Thanks all,

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - Friday 30th October 2009

Greetings all,

Another Friday, another show and it was a great show what with Katie and Simon from Polly Poison & Her Electric Antidote coming on the show. The pictures of them at the White Rabbit gig at The Horn are now up on their MySpace page (link below)


Tracklistings:

TRACK OF THE WEEK: 33 Revolutions - Midnight Whispers
www.myspace.com/thirtythreerevolutions

Swanvesta Social Club - I Predict A Riot
www.myspace.com/swanvestasocialclub

INTERVIEW: Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote
'Polly Attack'
www.myspace.com/electricantidote

OUTRO: Ash - Halloween


Until next week...

Chris
www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Interview with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Hi everyone,

Today we interviewed Paul Thrush from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Paul told listeners that there is much wildlife to see in Hertfordshire at this time of year - especially birds. At this time of year you can see red wing migrating from Scandanavia, especially between September and March. You can also see wagtails nesting in urban areas.

This time of year is a great time to see winter ducks at some of the Trusts nature reserves. You might even see starlings roosting, blue tits, grey tits, nut hatch and the gold crest which is the smallest bird in Europe!

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have lots of events coming up including autumn walks - details of which can be found by checking out the website: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk.

A really interesting event coming up is the Festival of the Trees. This week long event will take place from the 30th November to the 6th December in St Albans Town Hall and will showcase over 50 community groups through decorated trees and displays. Over the 6 days, people can visit the festival to view the trees, be entertained by local performers and have their photo taken with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust badger! The event will include a black-tie opening gala on Monday 30th November. Tickets for the black tie event can be obtained by calling 01727 858901 or emailing info@hmwt.org.uk.

The Trust is also looking for volunteers - if you can spare some time and would like to get involved you can call the office for more information on 01727 858901 or email info@hmwt.org.uk

Have a great week!

Neil

News from St Albans Football Club

Hi everyone,

Today we spoke with Barry Hilliard of St Albans City Football Club. The team have recently played 2 games - one last Wednesday and the other on Saturday. The match last Wednesday against Lewes was called off due to fog and will have to be replayed. However the match last Saturday, against Weymouth, ended up in a 2-1 win! Initially
St Albans struggled but then scored twice.

Matches coming up include an away game playing against Basingstoke on Saturday, a game against Braintree Town at Clarence Park on the 14th November, and an away game playing Woking on the 10th November. Also playing tomorrow evening are the Under 18's team - they're playing Colchester United as part of the FA Youth Cup.

Neil

Playlist w/c 2nd November 2009

Hi Everyone

Below is our drivetime playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alesha Dixon - To Love Again
Athlete - Black Swan Song
Beverley Knight - In Your Shoes
Beyonce - Broken-Hearted Girl
Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Dame Shirley Bassey - Nice Men
Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele - Water And A Flame
Dionne Bromfield- Mama Said
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
Jace Everett - Bad Things
James Morrison - Get To You
Jamie Cullum - I’m All Over It
JLS - Everybody In Love
Leona Lewis - Happy
Michael Bolton - Murder My Heart
Michael Jackson - This Is It
Mika - Rain
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Peter Andre - Unconditional
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Ronan Keating - Stay
Rosanne Cash feat. Bruce Springsteen - Sea Of Heartbreak
Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes
Stereophonics - Innocent
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Will Young - Hopes and Fears

Items in BOLD are new additions

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