Wednesday, 23 December 2009

On Today's Show - Ken Peak from London Colney Village Concern

Hi friends

On today's show we spoke to Ken Peak from the London Colney Village Concern. They are an informal group that started over 15 years ago to campaign against rising traffic levels.

They continue to meet regularly, campaigning for local issues and anyone who lives in the London Colney area is welcome to get involved.

For more information, email ken.peak@amserve.com

Danny
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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Interview with Margaret Pankhurst of Alban Lacemakers

Hi everyone,

This afternoon we had an interview with Margaret Pankhurst of the Alban Lacemakers.

The Alban Lacemakers was formed in 1983 with the aim of keeping in contact with other lacemakers in the area.

They now have around 90 members and meet monthly (except August) at Marshalswick Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome at the meetings where they have a variety of speakers on lace-related and other topics.

They also hold weekend workshops where members can enjoy tuition from teachers expert in lace making and other crafts such as Beadwork and making Christmas gifts and decorations.

Members have also regularly demonstrated the craft at The Living Crafts Exhibition at Hatfield House, the Flower Festival at St Albans Cathedral, The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and school fairs and church flower festivals locally.

For more information check out www.albanlacemakers.co.uk.

Neil

Monday, 21 December 2009

Playlist w/c 21st December 2009

Hi Guys & Gals

Here is our playlist for the forthcoming week:

Barry Manilow - Christmas Is Just Around The Corner
Bob Dylan - ALBUM: Christmas In The Heart
Chris de Burgh - The Bells Of Christmas
Dionne Bromfield - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Elio Pace - What A Day
Fyfe Dangerfield - She Needs Me
George Michael - December Song
Gurrumul - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
Joe McElderry - The Climb
Leddra Chapman - Story
Madness - Forever Young
Michael Bublé - Hold On
Neil Diamond – ALBUM: A Cherry Cherry Christmas
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
Paolo Nutini - 10/10
Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World/It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas
Robbie Williams - You Know Me
Rod Stewart - Same Old Song
Sir Terry Wogan and Aled Jones - Silver Bells
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The Soldiers - A Soldier’s Christmas Letter
Thea Gilmore - That’ll Be Christmas

Items in BOLD are new additions

See you on the air.

Danny

The Ridiculously Difficult Music Question

Hi everyone,

Have a go at our ridiculously difficult music question....

- What was the biggest selling single that didn't reach the UK number one spot?

If you'd like to have a go, give us a call on 01727 839926.

Good luck!

Neil


Monday, 14 December 2009

Interview with Karin Williams of St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau

Hi everyone,

On the show today we had our monthly interview with Karin Williams of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Karin began by thanking all those who have come forward to be new volunteer advisers next year. They are still looking to fill one post which is the job of IT support - if you can help please contact the bureau.

Karin also reminded us that VAT is going back up to 17.5% next year. Also at this time of year when lots of people are busy shopping, it's good to be aware of your rights. For instance, if a trader has made a mistake and accidently marked goods at a lower price than they ask for at the till, they don't have to sell the goods to you at the lower price. Also, if you buy something from a trader outside the EU or UK, the sale will probably be subject to the laws of that country.

Karin also pointed out that it's important to keep warm over the winter period. If you're over 60, you're probably entitled to a winter fuel payment of £250 per household. For more information on this, call in to the bureau or call the Winter Fuel Payments helpline on 0845 915 1515. If the weather gets really cold (zero or below for 7 days) those on certain means tested benefits might get a cold weather payment too. There's also the Warm Front scheme for insulation which is available to people on certain benefits.

For more information on anything that Karin covered and anything else you need advice on, you can call into the bureau at 64 London Road, St Albans, or give them a call on 01727 855269, or visit http://www.stalbans-cab.org.uk/

Karin will next be interviewed on the 25th January at 5.35pm.

Neil

Playlist w/c 14th December 2009

Hi Friends and Friendesses!

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

Barry Manilow - Christmas Is Just Around The Corner
Bob Dylan - ALBUM: Christmas In The Heart
Chris de Burgh - The Bells Of Christmas
Codeine Velvet Club - Hollywood
Dame Shirley Bassey - After The Rain
Davy Knowles - Coming Up For Air
Dionne Bromfield - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Elio Pace - What A Day
George Michael - December Song
Gurrumul - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
Leddra Chapman - Story
Michael Bublé - Hold On
Neil Diamond - ALBUM: A Cherry Cherry Christmas
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World/It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Robbie Williams - You Know Me
Rod Stewart - It’s The Same Old Song
ROX - No Going Back
Sir Terry Wogan and Aled Jones - Silver Bells
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The Soldiers - A Soldier’s Christmas Letter
Thea Gilmore - That’ll Be Christmas
Whitney Houston - I Look To You

Items in BOLD are new additions

If you would like a request or a dedication, please contact us during the show:

Telephone - 01727 839926
Email - studio@radioverulam.com

See you on the air!

Danny
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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Interview with Malcolm Beagle of the Herts & District Metal Detecting Society

Hi friends

On today's show we chatted with Malcolm Beagle of the Herts & District Metal Detecting Society. They meet every Tuesday at the organ Hall in Borehamwood and currently have 130 members! For more information about this group, check out their website www.hdmds.co.uk

Danny
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Interview with Global Harmony Community Choir

Hi everyone,

On the show this afternoon we heard from Caroline Holmes of the Global Harmony Community Choir. The choir numbers around 40 people from the age of 20 to 70. They meet in St Albans (at the Quaker Meeting House on Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans) on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday each month and new members are always welcome. Caroline said that being in the choir is a great way of building confidence and a good time is had by all.

The choir performs pieces of different styles including African, European, Reggae and Pop. All the songs are learn't by ear so you don't need to be able to read music to join.

The choir is part of a nationwide syndicate of choirs and is performing on sunday this week at the Old Town Hall in St Albans between 4pm and 6pm. Tickets (£7) are available from
St Albans Tourist Information or on the door.

For more information on the choir, visit http://globalharmony.tripod.com/.

Neil

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - Fri 4th December 2009

Greetings all,

On last Friday's show we heard a mix of new and christmassy tracks with the anthems of battle for the finalists Of this Thursday's Battle Of The Band.

Good luck to all the finalists (being as neutral as I can!)

For those interested in going, it's on this Thursday 10th December at The Horn, St Albans. Entry is £6 and it starts at 8pm.


Tracklistings:

Subset – Dalston Blaster
http://www.myspace.com/subsetlondon

BATTLE OF THE BANDS:
Albany Down – Morning After
http://www.myspace.com/albanydownofficial
Nemo – Bells
http://www.myspace.com/nemoluton

TRACK OF THE WEEK:
The Pocket Gods – KFC (Kentucky Fried Christmas)
http://www.myspace.com/thepocketgods

OUTRO: Nirvana – Lithium


No Gig Guide this coming Friday as Danny is away, but we've got the Christmas Special next week so make sure you tune in for that.


Until next week,

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Monday, 7 December 2009

Interview with Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Hi everyone,

We've just interviewed Danielle Porteous of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Danielle told us about the 'Festival Of Trees' which ran over the weekend. Over 47 local organisations took part, each decorating a tree which was displayed at St Albans Town Hall, and over 800 people visited to look at the decorated trees.

Many people then voted for the best dressed tree for a competition called the 'Peoples Choice Award'. The winners were Wheatfields Primary School, and as a prize they'll enjoy a day out at a local nature reserve.

And if you need a christmas tree, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are selling spare trees for a very reasonable £10 - available from the Trust offices at Glebe House, Verulamium Park,
St Albans.

And very soon, the Trust will be restoring some meadow land in near Hemel Hempstead called 'Long Deans'. If you can help either as a helper in a work party or through a donation, check out the Trust website for more information at www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk.

Danielle also reminded us that this time of year is a great time to visit and explore local nature reserves. More information about places to visit can be found on the Trust website.

Neil

Playlist w/c 7th December 2009

Hi All

Below is our drivetime new music playlist forthe forthcoming week:

Barbra Streisand - If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Barry Manilow - Christmas Is Just Around The Corner
Bob Dylan - ALBUM: Christmas In The Heart
Dame Shirley Bassey - After The Rain
Davy Knowles - Coming Up For Air
Dionne Bromfield - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Elio Pace - What A Day
George Michael - December Song
Gurrumul - Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)
Katherine Jenkins - Angel
Leddra Chapman - Story
Michael Bublé - Hold On
Neil Diamond - ALBUM: A Cherry Cherry Christmas
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World/It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas
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
Sir Terry Wogan and Aled Jones - Silver Bells
Susan Boyle - Wild Horses
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The Soldiers - A Soldier’s Christmas Letter
Thea Gilmore - That’ll Be Christmas
Whitney Houston - I Look To You

Items in BOLD are new additions

See you on the air!

Danny
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Friday, 4 December 2009

Vote for Radio Verulam!

Hi Everyone,

You may know that the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust has put on an event called 'Festival of the Trees' at St Albans Town Hall.

On the 5th and 6th of December you can go along to the Town Hall and look at 50 decorated christmas trees, each one decorated by a different community group.

And then, why not support Radio Verulam by voting for our tree in the 'People's Choice Award'!

Here's the link to get voting:

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/festival/vote.htm

Neil

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklsting - Friday 27th November 2009 (and what's on tomorrow)

Greetings all,

Apologies for the delay, it's been one of those stupidly hectic weeks. Here's last Friday's listings, with thanks to 33 Revolutions for coming in to the studio.


Tracklistings:

New Groove Formation – International Waste Of Time
http://www.myspace.com/newgrooveformation

No Exyt – Back When
http://www.myspace.com/noexyt

INTERVIEW: 33 Revolutions
‘Midnight Whispers’
TRACK OF THE WEEK: ‘Ticking Away’
http://www.myspace.com/thirtythreerevolutions

OUTTRO: The Bluetones – Marblehead Johnson


On tomorrow's show, it's an all music show with tracks from Subset and Battle of the Band nominees Albany Down and Nemo, as well as an unusual Christmas track from The Pocket Gods.

Until tomorrow...

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

On Today's Show...

Hi All

On today's show we were joined by Claire Gilbert, a former nursery nurse at Wheatfields school. She has just released a CD of children's songs and we were chatting about the process of writing and producing a CD.

For more information about this local project, why not check out Claire's myspace page:

www.myspace.com/goodnaturedmusic

Danny Smith
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