Radio Verulam is a community radio station broadcasting in Hertfordshire to St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn, Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas on 92.6FM and online at


Friday, 26 February 2016

Thursday, 18 February 2016

January interview with Marilyn Stowe

Old Radio Verulam Jingles

We're 20 years old this month. Here a few old jingles you might remember.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Radio Verulam's opening programme video

Here is a link to a video of the opening programme on Radio Verulam at Telcential.

Radio Verulam celebrates 20 years of broadcasting

Here a some pictures taken over the 20 years Radio Verulam has been on air:

Above: L-R Sean Cleaver, Phil Richards, Steven Hall Tony Dodd outside the Alban Arena during St Albans festival

Above left: presenters of our Swedish programme at the time at a fundraising 
event in The Marlowes.

Above right: 3rd Radio Verulam studio converted from a kitchen above a glass shop in Apsley

Above: Tish Hayton, John Butters & Phil Richards, Directors

Above: morning presenter Lisa Sparks

Above: For a time Radio Verulam was on the internet only spanning over a couple of years from Phil Richard's spare room. Here is Phil, the only live presenter. Otherwise, shows were automated or recorded elsewhere.

Above: Tony Dodd, Director & Treasurer serves wine at our grand opening at WHTV Telecential, Maxted Road

Above: Phil Richards in the first Radio Verulam studio at WHTV

Above: Clive Glover & Phil Richards fundraising with Majorettes in Gadebridge Park

Above: fellow Directors John Butters (L) Phil Richards (R) on opening day

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Willow NEEDS YOU to Take on a Challenge for Special Days

This morning, Phil spoke to Teri from Willow. The Hertfordshire based charity has launched its 2015 Challenge programme. 
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. Each day is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.
Challenge yourself and do something amazing for 2015. Put on your running shoes, jump on your bike, take on a triathlon or get muddy and join Team Willow - you'll be helping to fulfil dreams, lift spirits and create memories that will be treasured forever.
Will of Iron – the ultimate triathlon. Join hundreds of people across the country to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles in one week. You can take part at the gym or outdoors, solo or as part of a team. Your team can be as little as two people or as many as you like, there's no limit. You and your teammates can each pick a discipline (cycling, swimming or running) or choose all three and divide the distance. 
Hertfordshire 100 - a mighty 100 mile cycle ride through the Hertfordshire countryside. Whether you're a keen cyclist or reluctant rider it's a great way to get fit and raise money for Special Days. You can also choose to take on the 25 or 60 mile cycle challenge if you'd prefer. Whatever you choose, you'll be helping to make the ordinary become extraordinary.

To register or find out about other Willow events including Willow Warrior and the Willow 10K:

To date, Willow has provided more than 11,000 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. 

For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most. 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Win for Radio Verulam at the Mayor Pride Awards

Radio Verulam won an award at the 2015 Mayor Pride Awards for its volunteering activities and for overhauling its studios - a task that involved many volunteers dedicating hundreds of hours to refurbishing the community radio station. 

The winners of the annual community event were unveiled at a ceremony last week, with awards also going to testicular cancer campaigners, a long-serving city milkman and a disabled community event. 

The winners are pictured below with Radio Verulam's Phil Richards second from the right.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

Interview with Isabel Hospice

This morning we interviewed Gillian from Isabel Hospice.

Isabel Hospice was founded in 1982 by a number of dedicated people inspired by Isabel Last, who herself had cancer, with the aim of providing palliative care and support to any adult with a life-limiting disease.
It was registered as a charity in 1983 and works throughout the eastern Hertfordshire area. Isabel Hospice is an independent body governed by a Board of Trustees and run day to day by a Management Team. It works closely with other healthcare providers in our area such as GP's and District Nurses.
The focus of the Hospice has always been to provide the highest possible quality of life for each patient through a wide range of services delivered by staff and volunteers at a location convenient to the patient - their home, one of the Day Centres or the In-Patient Unit.
All care provided is free to patients, their families and carers. The hospice is part-funded by the NHS locally, but the majority of income is from fundraising and trading activity. This year we need to raise about £2.9 million from charitable sources to continue to provide our free services.
For more information, check out

Interview with Freddy James Band

This morning we interviewed Freddy James from The Freddy James Band. Check out the YouTube account to listen to some tunes from the band.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Interview with Cancer Research UK

This morning we interviewed Jackie from the Cancer Research UK shop which is based in St Albans city centre.

The shop is a charity retailer offering donated and second hand items including books, clothing and household goods.

Get a bargain and support the important work of this charity. Visit the shop at 15A High Street, St Albans, Herts. Other Cancer Research shops can also be found in Harpenden and Berkhampstead.

If you would like to volunteer at any of the shops just pop in and get an application form.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Soulfish and 2tone charity event at The Pioneer Club, St Albans

We also spoke to Graham Kentsley this morning who is hosting an event at the Pioneer Club in St Albans in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. All the details on the event are below:

Coping at Christmas

We had Val Langford from Abbeyfield on the show this morning. Val spoke about the Abbeyfield campaign 'Coping at Christmas' which invites elderly people who would otherwise be lonely during christmas into Abbeyfield houses over the christmas period. 

Abbeyfield provide free christmas lunches and companionship in over 100 houses across the UK as part of the campaign. To find out more or to make a booking call 01727 734066.

For more information about Abbeyfield have a look at

Monday, 3 November 2014

Audio Clips from the Past

We've added loads of audio clips from the past of Phil Richards broadcasting from other radio stations, including BBC Radio Bedfordshire, BBC Three Counties Radio and Mercury, before moving to Radio Verulam. Check them out HERE!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Interview with Charles Ross

Phil recently interviewed Charles Ross about his show 'One Man Lord of the Rings' that was performed at the Radlett centre. Listen here: