Radio Verulam wins Mayoral Award

By James Cridland for
Posted 1 April 2015, 8.38am edt

Radio Verulam

St Albans community radio station Radio Verulam has won a major local award.

Radio Verulam won the "Voluntary Sector Award" at the St Albans Mayor's Pride Awards. The awards are an annual event in St Albans. They honour "extraordinary individuals and outstanding organisations in St Albans District".

The radio station was broadcasting the event live. The award was presented by Cllr Geoff Harrison, the Mayor of St Albans. It came as a surprise to station staff.

Cllr Harrison said “I was overwhelmed to read about all the wonderful things that the nominees for these awards are doing for our community. It was a real privilege to learn more about the unsung heroes and a very difficult task for all the judges to decide on the final short list.”

The event was one of three outside broadcasts on Radio Verulam last week. The station also broadcast an Awards Ceremony for a secondary schools business competition. It also aired an Election hustings including all the St Albans Parliamentary candidates.

Radio Verulam is completely run by over a hundred volunteers.

The station has recently completed a total refurbishment of their studios. It has purchased a new transmitter and antenna. A refresh of the entire station sound will happen after Easter, with new programmes and presenters.

You can listen online on, as well as see transmission details.

Verulam is a common abbreviation of the Roman town of Verulamium, which was to the south-west of St Albans and is much harder to pronounce.

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