Agony Aunt Penelope Pritchett Joins West Herts Drivetime with Danny Smith

Agony Aunt Penelope Pritchett (aka local comedian Vicky Arlidge) will join West Herts Drivetime with Danny Smith on Radio Verulam this autumn to help solve problems for the people of St Albans.

If you need some dating advice, if you’re struggling with grumpy teenagers, or you might even have an awkward tattoo that you would like to get rid of. If so Penelope Pritchett is your woman.

Govia Thameslink needs your help!

Govia Thameslink Railway run the train service at St Albans City station and have launched a consultation. The consultation sets out proposed changes to the timetable which will be operated in 2018 following completion of the Thameslink Programme. When the programme completes in 2018, it will be the biggest timetable change in a generation, and Govia Thameslink are asking for feedback from those who may be affected by the proposed changes.

Drama at Radio Verulam thanks to Company of Ten

Abbey Theatre-based Company of Ten has joined forces with St Albans’ own Radio Verulam to produce a number of radio plays to be broadcast on Sunday evenings over the next couple of months.

The company recorded and aired its first play, an adaptation of “The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Mark Waghorn, from Radio Verulam’s newly refurbished studios last autumn, and has just finished recording a complete set of plays which have all been written by members of the established CoT Writer’s Group.


This week’s programme begins as always with our Flashback, unlike other radio stations who just give you the music from a year, we research and give you the news stories and best selling singles from October 1965, listen out for The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Bob Dylan between 9 and 10 and don’t forget at 9-45 Ian Rogers will give us the latest news and reports regarding St Albans City FC. Just after 10-00 Stephen will be in with his nostalgia bag and he will also have a gripe just before the midday news.

Country and Roots 10pm - Monday 26 September

First play on the Country and Roots show of Forever Country, a single to celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards (Country Music Association). 30 CMA Award winners have combined to sing a mash-up of 3 classic country songs: Country Roads, I Will Always Love You and On The Road Again - and it works really well!
There are also tracks from winners at the Americana Music Association Awards, which took place in Nashville last week.
Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden
Marty Robbins – Devil Woman
Olivia Newton John – Please Mr Please

Country and Roots 10pm - Monday 19 September

Todd Snider – Hey Pretty Boy
Willie Nelson – For The Good Times
Ray Price – Crazy Arms
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Rosanne Cash – September When It Comes
Alabama – Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
Coal Porters – The Betsey Trotwood
Otis Gibbs – Back In My Day Blues
Heywood Moore (Pictured) – Walking After Midnight
Conway Twitty – Next In Line
Anna Elizabeth Laube – Wallflower
Gitta de Ridder – Even If
Southern Tenant Folk Union – To The War
Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire – Berlin