Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Interview with Gwendoline Alderton - local interior designer

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Gwendoline Alderton who is a local interior designer. Gwendoline pointed out that lots of people are updating that tired decor or even being adventurous and having an extension instead of buying or selling.

Some of the current trends in interior design include chandeliers and loud curtains! Apparently the 'in' colour for 2010 is turqoise and purple seems to be popular aswell.

If you don't want to spend lots of money on decorating or refurbishing your home, Gwendaline recommended a cheap trick which is to move things around in the home and maximise the space you have.

For more information on Gwendaline and her interior design services, visit www.ga-interiors.co.uk.

Neil

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Gig Guide: Tracklistings - Friday 15th & 22nd January 2010

Greetings all,

Firstly apologies for the delay in posting up the tracklistings. Has been rather hectic these past few weeks in the rather mundane story that is the life of me.

Secondly, big thanks for all the birthday messages that I received. Thanks again for your support, in whatever capacity, over the past year.

Thirdly, thanks to Minnie Birch who appeared on last Friday's show. Check out their site below to see when thier next gigs are in West Herts


Tracklistings

15th January 2009 - FIRST ANNIVERSARY SHOW:

The Generals – Dust and Girls
Website: Facebook “The Generals”

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Nick Stephenson – Freaky Idol
http://www.myspace.com/nickstephensonmusic

Paramanza – Dress Like Batman
http://www.myspace.com/paramanza

Swanvesta Social Club - One More Time
http://www.myspace.com/swanvestasocialclub

Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote – Missing You
http://www.myspace.com/electricantidote

Outro: Ash – Girl From Mars


Friday 22nd January 2010:

The Pocket Gods – Telstar Girl
www.myspace.com/thepocketgods

The Blacklist – Ancient Concrete Jungle
http://www.myspace.com/theblacklistlondon

INTERVIEW: Minnie Birch
‘Step Up’
TRACK OF THE WEEK: ‘Fixed’
http://www.myspace.com/minniebirch

Outro: James - She's A Star


Thanks all, back on Friday, same time

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM
www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Playlist w/c 25th January 2010

Hi Bloggers

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

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II)
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Even As It All Goes By
Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror
Bon Jovi - Superman Tonight
Corinne Bailey Rae - I’d Do It All Again
Emily Maguire - I’d Rather Be
Europe - New Love In Town
Fyfe Dangerfield - She Needs Me
Hope For Haiti Now - Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)
Jamie Cullum - Don’t Stop The Music
Jon Allen feat. Amy Smith - When The Morning Comes
Leona Lewis - I Got You
Lisbee Stainton - Never Quite An Angel
Little Big Town - Fine Line
Madness - Forever Young
Mika - Blame It On The Girls
Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You
Ocean Colour Scene - Magic Carpet Days
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
Owl City - Fireflies
Paolo Nutini - 10/10
Raul Malo - Moonlight Kiss
Robbie Williams - Won’t Do That
Sade- Soldier Of Love
Stereophonics - Could You Be The One?
The Sound Of Hush - For All The Right Reasons
Timothy B Schmit- Parachute

Items in BOLD are new additions.


Please feel free to comment below on our music choices (or on anything else for that matter!). Don't forget you can always request songs during the show either by emailing us studio@radioverulam.com or by calling 01727 839926.

See you on the air!

Danny
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Friday, 22 January 2010

Interview with Anthony Boboe of West Herts Speakers

Hi all,

On todays show we heard from Anthony Beboe of West Herts Speakers. At the club, you can learn to speak in public with confidence.

If you would like to increase your confidence and manage stressful speaking situations, develop your presentation and public speaking skills or think on your feet using tried and trusted methods, then they are the club that can help you!

At the club they listen to each other speaking and give advice and feedback to each other.

Anyone over 18 can join the club - they meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in St Albans. If you would like more information, you can check out the website at
www.west-herts-speakers.org.uk.

Neil

Interview with Lisbee Stainton - Listen Again

Hi there!

On today's show I chatted with rising star Lisbee Stainton. Click below to listen again:


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Interview with Beth Nielsen Chapman - Listen Again

Hi guys

On Today's show we (eventually) chatted with Beth Nielsen Chapman. If you missed this, you can listen again by clicking below:


Monday, 18 January 2010

Interview with Michelle Hart from the Centre for Voluntary Services

Hi everyone,

We've just heard from Michelle at the Centre Voluntary Services in St Albans. Michelle comes into the studio each month to talk about the voluntary services in St Albans and update us on what's happening.

Michelle pointed out that in the recent snowy weather, many people haven't been able to get out. Organisations such as the Good Neighbours Scheme and Harpenden Helping Hand are examples of groups that you can get involved in to help those who are in need.

Michelle also mentioned that if you're looking to do something healthy this year you could join the Countryside Management Service - they're looking for people to lead health walks.

We were also told about the benefits on volunteering, particulary in this economic climate where some people are struggling to find work. Volunteering is a great way to try something different and a chance to for people to get some great experience.

For more information on voluntary positions available, contact the Centre for Voluntary Services in St Albans on 01727 852657 or you can go to www.cvsstalbans.org.uk or www.do-it.org.uk for more information.

Neil

Coming Up This Week.....

Hi everyone,

We have lots to keep you entertained this week including:

Today at 5.35pm - Michelle Hart from the Centre for Voluntary Services will be giving her regular monthly interview.

Tuesday at 5.10pm: Interview with Beth Nielsen Chapman.

Wednesday at 5.10pm: Interview with Barry Hilliard of St Albans City Football Club.

Wednesday at 5.30pm: Film Guide with Simon Carver.

Thursday at 4.35pm : Interview with Lisbee Stainton.

Thursday at 5.30pm: Interview with Tim Hill of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Friday at 5.35pm: Interview with Anthony Boboe of West Herts Speakers.

Friday at 6.30pm: Gig Guide with Chris Saunders.

Enjoy!

Neil

Playlist w/c 18th January 2010

Hi Bloggers

Below you will find our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II)
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Even As It All Goes By
Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror
Bon Jovi - Superman Tonight
Corinne Bailey Rae - I’d Do It All Again
Dionne Bromfield - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Elviin - Good Books
Emily Maguire - I’d Rather Be
Europe - New Love In Town
Florence Rawlings - Love Can Be A Battlefield
Fyfe Dangerfield - She Needs Me
Jamie Cullum - Don’t Stop The Music
Liam Frost - Your Hand In Mine
Lisbee Stainton - Never Quite An Angel
Little Big Town - Fine Line
Madness - Forever Young
Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
Owl City - Fireflies
Paolo Nutini - 10/10
Raul Malo - Moonlight Kiss
Robbie Williams - Won’t Do That
Sade - Soldier Of Love
The Sound Of Hush - For All The Right Reasons
Timothy B Schmit - Parachute

Items in BOLD are new additions

We are interviewing TWO of the above artists on the show this week:

Tuesday - Beth Nielsen Chapman

Thursday - Lisbee Stainton

Make sure you are listening either on 92.6FM or online at www.radioverulam.com

See you on air!

Danny Smith
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Friday, 15 January 2010

What Do Lisbee Stainton & Beth Nielsen Chapman Have In Common?

Hi Bloggers

What do Lisbee Stainton (above) and Beth Nielsen Chapman (below) have in common? Well they're both going to be guests on West Herts Evening next week! They both have tracks that are currently in our playlist AND they are both appearing at the Alban Arena in the next few months. Beth with be joining us on Tuesday next week and Lisbee with be with us on Thursday.

If you have any questions, please let us know. You can email us danny.smith@radioverulam.com or leave a comment here.

See you on the air!

Danny
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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Pictures of St Albans

Hi bloggers

Many thanks to John from Northwood who sent us these lovely pictures of winter weather near his "neck of the woods"!

If you would like to send us winter pictures from where you are, please email them to danny.smith@radioverulam.com

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Playlist w/c 11th January 2010

Hi friends

It's been a while since we've published our drivetime new music playlist because of the Christmas break but below, in all it's splendid glory is our brand new playlist for 2010:

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II)
Beth Nielsen Chapman - Even As It All Goes By
Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (When We Collide)
Bon Jovi - Superman Tonight
Corinne Bailey Rae - I’d Do It All Again
Dionne Bromfield - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Elviin - Good Books
Emily Maguire - I’d Rather Be
Florence Rawlings - Love Can Be A Battlefield
Fyfe Dangerfield - She Needs Me
Jamie Cullum - Don’t Stop The Music
Joe McElderry - The Climb
Liam Frost ft. Martha Wainwright - Your Hand In Mine
Lisbee Stainton - Never Quite An Angel
Little Big Town - Fine Line
Madness - Forever Young
Nell Bryden - Not Like Loving You
OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
Paolo Nutini - 10/10
Robbie Williams - Won’t Do That
Rod Stewart - ALBUM: Soulbook
Take That - Hold Up A Light
The Sound Of Hush - For All The Right Reasons
Timothy B Schmit - Parachute

Items in BOLD are new additions.

Please let us know what you think of these songs - we love to hear from you!

Danny Smith
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Thursday, 7 January 2010

The Gig Guide - BACK FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Greetings all,

Happy New Year to you all, hope the weather is treating you kind and that you had a great Christmas.

The Gig Guide is back with new bands and new listings tomorrow. This week we'll be chatting to the talented Zygmunt Day and learning about his latest projects.

So thats The Gig Guide, 6:30pm-7pm tomorrow, on Radio Verulam 92.6FM or online at www.radioverulam.com

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM
www.myspace.com