A new community radio station celebrating Wandsworth and its people will be launched on Monday by mayor Councillor Stuart Thom.

He will be the first voice listeners hear when they tune in to Wandsworth Radio, an online station that will be run by hundreds of volunteer presenters, journalists and technicians.

The station, which hit a £3,000 crowd-funding target for equipment, will play pop music during the day before a daily 15-minute news bulletin and assorted programming in the evening.

A children's Story Time programme will air each night to help parents send little ones off to sleep, before a string of culture shows that will see local bands given the chance to play live.

The station, which will also be available through mobile app TuneIn, has already signed up local businesses to advertise, with money raised invested back into running the station.

It will also provide opportunities for young people interested in careers in the media.

Station director Jason Rosam has launched an appeal for residents to choose the first track to be played.

He said: "The only track I could come up with was Petula Clarke’s ‘Meet me in Battersea Park’.

“I thought the people of Wandsworth may do a better job and find a song connected with Battersea, Putney, Wandsworth, Balham, Tooting or any other part of Wandsworth.”