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.

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


Tonight's list moments after the last record has been returned to its sleeve, a new record, considering it took us nearly a week last time..
1 What You Won't Do For Love Bobby Caldwell
2 A Love Supreme Will Downing
3 A Lovers Holiday Change
4 Saturday Love Cherelle feat Alexander O'Neal
5 Dont Look Any Further Dennis Edwards Feat. Seidah Garrett
6 Your Personal Touch Evelyn Champagne King
7 Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles
8 Turn Your Love Around George Benson
9 Give Me The Night George Benson

The Ghosts Riders In The Sky on The Music Lab

This week on The Music Lab we welcome back local artists The Ghost Riders In The Sky to the Radio Verulam studios.

Hot on the heels of the band releasing their new single and hitting the road on October, the band will be joining host Alex McKay to discuss their first album The Death Of Everything New, progress on the follow up, how their sound has evolved during their time touring and more.

The band has also selected the playlist for the show, which includes songs from some of their favourite artists including The Kills, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nirvana and more.