A NEW community radio station hits the airwaves this weekend at Marsden Jazz Festival.

Two Valleys Radio aims to encourage people living in the Holme and Colne Valley’s to get involved in making radio programmes in their area.

And the project will get its first airing at this weekend’s festival where volunteers will be covering events from a 1970s gold caravan that acts as an outside broadcast unit.

Local arts organisation Heads Together Productions has secured funding to develop the project. It will be working with Satellite Arts to create an original community radio play.

Local people will be able to get involved in writing, acting and recording the drama which will develop through a series of workshops.

Listen in via the internet at www.twovalleysradio.co.uk