If you missed the public web posts, Facebook group posts or social media, you may not have heard that our excellent coverage of last season's FA cup match between St Albans City and Carlisle has been nominated in two categorories in the Community Radio Awards this year. There's also a nice story in this week's Herts Advertiser.
Back in November 2016, a sell-out crowd watched as St Albans City FC more than held their own, the final 3-5 scoreline the final 3-5 scoreline by no means a fair reflection of the team's performance.
Radio Verulam pulled out all the stops to cover the game, sending the radio car and equipment to Clarence Park to broadcast the match live, and with a skilled team of reporters and engineers produced a memorable and exciting set of reports and interviews. We had listeners commenting during the game from as far away as Norway and Australia.
Our excellent coverage has resulted in us being shortlisted for two national Community Radio Awards, the winners being announced at a ceremony in Bristol on September 23rd. Picked from over 350 entries, the show is up for ‘Live Event or Outside Broadcast of the Year’ and ‘Sports Show of The Year’. You can listen to some of the highlights in this podcast.
The team consisted of:
Paul Andersson – Engineer
Jonny Seabrook – Presenter and Producer
Kerry Cobb – Crowd reporter
Ian Rogers – Reporter
Matt Jones – Studio Engineer
Paul Hutton – Commentator
Fingers crossed we win at least one of the awards!
Our thanks to the whole team for delivering a very special broadcast, and in particular to Jonny Seabrook for producing the event and submitting our entry to the Awards committee.