The volunteers at local radio station Radio Verulam are celebrating this week with news that they have scooped two silver awards in the prestigious Community Radio Awards.
The awards are issued for excellence in promoting and producing local radio and media content, and were awarded in a gala ceremony on 26 th October Radio Verulam Chairman Nick Hazell said “this is a tremendous achievement for all of our volunteers and the radio station. Being recognised in this way is just brilliant”.
The station’s weekly sports programme, Verulam Sport, won a silver award in the “Sports Show of the Year” category and the Radio Verulam website won silver in the Innovation category.
The sports programme features local and national sports and personalities, reporting on local rugby, cricket and football clashes, and features the latest news from the local football club, “The Saints”. With live reports and coverage of grassroots sports and participation, it is a lively three hours which takes a lot of preparation. Producer Tony Rice said “This is a programme about the area, our community and how it engages with sports; the team work so hard, so it is brilliant to be recognised at what we do”.
The website won an award for being innovative in the way it brings together radio and text content into a community hub.
Radio Verulam’s website has become a go-to for local people wanting hear local people and find out about local events. It also helps volunteers to get trained and keep informed about what is happening at the radio station. One of the website team, Dave Neal, said “We are very proud of the website and the technology that makes it work. This silver award spurs us on to develop the site to bring more to our local community”.
The radio station is always on the lookout for people who can help with behind the scenes work like marketing, social media, sales, finance and reporting. For more information go to radioverulam.com/volunteer
Note to editors : Radio Verulam is the Community Radio station for St Albans and the local area. Based in the city, it broadcasts on 92.6FM and online at www.radioverulam.com. The radio station is
run by volunteers and is a not for profit organisation.