The founder and director of Ribble Valley’s only radio station has resigned her post after four years in the role.

Local businesswoman Kath Lord-Green launched Ribble FM in the summer of 2016 and has been running the station ever since.

“It’s extremely sad, it was my baby and it’s been an incredible journey,” she said.

“The past six years – two years developing and building and four years running it - have been amazing and I am immensely proud of what the station has achieved, the numerous volunteers trained, the help we’ve given to charities, the exposure for businesses and the voice we have given to local organisations. “

“It’s not been an easy journey at all but leaving the station is the right decision at this time and it has been a very hard decision to make.”

The not-for-profit station has enjoyed support from The Grand Venue Clitheroe, where the station is based, and Fort Vale Engineering, over the past several years.

The community project won “Silver Station of the Year” at the Community Media Awards in its first year.

Ms Lord-Green added: “I gave everything I had both physically, mentally and financially at times and I’m glad I am leaving it in good shape.”