An internet radio station run by young people in Croydon will hit the airwaves next month.

Edge FM will broadcast 24 hours a day seven days a week, given aspiring DJs, musicians and artists a chance to broadcast their talents live to the borough.

The station is managed by Edutainment Organisation, which promotes the intellectual and educational growth of young people in Croydon and London through access to multimedia.

The launch of Edge FM has been boosted by a Lottery grant, which has paid for new studio equipment.

Edutainment managing director Everol Sampson said: “We are unique as we are Croydon’s first and only Lottery-funded internet radio station, and we provide broadcasting and training opportunities to young people and the wider community.

"We broadcast 24/7 and have been developing our schedule and training presenters and DJs to deliver over 70 hours of original programming every week, in multiple languages representing and celebrating the amazingly diverse multi-cultural nature of our community.

"As the radio station heads towards it’s launch we are keen to open our doors to organisations and community or corporate businesses which would like to sponsor our business or individual programmes."

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