What we do

We involve people who live and work here in their community with a huge variety of content on 92.6FM, online and on our website and social media

Business

We support local businesses large and small by giving them a platform to talk about their products and their successes and challenges

Running an advertising campaign for Home Checked on Radio Verulam seemed an absolute win-win for us. Not only were we supporting a non-profit community radio station run by a team of wonderful volunteers, we were able to get our message across to our target audience at a cost we were able to absorb.

Kerry and the team were upfront with costs, sequence of events and schedule. Not only were we always kept in the loop, we were also made aware of other opportunities to maximise our exposure via Radio Verulam beyond our advertising campaign.

Home Checked and Radio Verulam share similar attributes – immense love for St Albans and surrounding areas, client centred services and professionalism in service delivery to name a few. It has been a pleasure advertising and supporting Radio Verulam.

As a St Albans business, being integrated and supporting the local community is paramount to Wagada’s core values.  We have worked closely with Radio Verulam, which as a focal point for the city, enables Cheryl Luzet our MD to talk about important issues from a business leader prospective and share ideas which are really useful for a wider audience whom she would otherwise be unable to communicate with.

Radio Verulam is an essential voice for our community and the tireless work undertaken by the staff and volunteers is immense and invaluable

Volunteering

Radio is a fantastic way to learn IT skills, public speaking, audio production and written language skills and our involvement with the area we serve means our volunteers are integrated with our diverse community.

Luke joined us when he was in his last year at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City, where he was studying Music Technology. He first helped produce a number of radio plays, undertaking recording and editing and then assisted with several Outside Broadcasts, their technical set up and transmission.

Luke went on to secure an apprenticeship in sound engineering and says “thank you for all the experience you have given me at Radio Verulam as I have really enjoyed it and it has made a big difference to my career prospects”

I retired approximately ten years ago after a busy life as a musician, communications engineer and project manager that took me all over Europe, America, the Far East and much of Africa. All seemed very rosy : a nice house in St Albans, a bit of DIY, fishing and much viewing of sport. That is until I realised I was becoming lethargic with a dulled view on life.

I visited St Albans’ volunteer service with a view to finding some voluntary employment. The outcome was extremely fortuitous as they arranged an interview for me at Radio Verulam. I wouldn’t say my life changed overnight but it was most certainly the start of what has become a major focus in my life. I initially joined as a helper but it was not long before my communication skills were put to good use both in the studio and on outside broadcasts. Following in-house training, I then went on to present various types of programmes.

Today, being of ‘a certain age’, I present ‘Music Memories’ of the 20th Century each Saturday, whilst still contributing at OBs and Radio Verulam special shows. I also am involved in the mentoring of new volunteers who hope to become radio presenters.

Getting involved with Radio Verulam has been the best decision I have made in many, many years. The community ethos of the station and the talent of the presenters is phenomenal.

I have been staggered by the amount I have been able to achieve on a personal front and it is an honor and a privilege to present and produce Verulam Sport.

Community

We engage people with the place they live and work like no other medium can.  From our support for local musicians to not for profit organisations and from live coverage of local events to local people facing challenges, we cover real local people and organisations making a difference

“A massive thank you to you and to all at Radio Verulam for having me in this morning and allowing me the opportunity to promote Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s Afternoon Tea”

Listeners

We make St Albans a better place to live and work, with news of the incredible range of events, leisure activities and festivals in our vibrant city, entertainment and vital information when things go wrong, from school closures to road and rail issues

“A wonderful local resource, love listening to the local news and traffic and they are great at support local events.”

“Such a wealth of information and entertainment from them! Highly recommend”