An award-winning radio station will be expanding later this year.

Wandsworth Radio launched in January of 2015 and currently has an audience of about 15,000.

Now following a re-brand, the station will also be covering Richmond, Merton and Lambeth.

Managing director of the newly named Riverside Radio, Jason Rosam said: "We are so excited to be expanding our local radio service to the surrounding boroughs of Richmond, Merton and Lambeth.

"We chose the name Riverside Radio as both the river Thames and Wandle connect the four boroughs together.”

Wandsworth Radio had only ever been available online and on radio listening apps, but in 2016 it applied to Ofcom for an FM community radio licence along with more than twenty other radio groups across London.

However, Ofcom decided to hand the licence to urban music station Flex FM instead.

Since then bosses have been focussed on getting the station onto DAB digital radio and have sent Ofcom an expression of interest to run a new small scale DAB multiplex for south west London in the hope that it will help the regulator plan the spectrum for small-scale DAB. Their proposals are due to be released at some point this year.

"Smaller radio stations like ours cannot afford to broadcast on DAB currently as its set up on a wider, regional basis.” said Mr Rosam.

"We are waiting for secondary legislation on small scale DAB to go through parliament and hope to be broadcasting to more people in south west London on digital radio as soon as possible.”