Posted on 1st November 2018
ABCOM joined Burgess Hill Community Radio as they launched their first transmission on our airwaves on Saturday 27th October at precisely 10:38 (see what they did there ?) with a live launch celebrating the new station announcing itself to the local community.
We joined the Mayor Councillor Chris Cherry and the team to press the button to switch the transmitter on.
The radio station is a not for profit CIC and raises income through advertising, sponsorship and fund raising.
ABCOM IT services donated a server computer to record the broadcast output, which is required by law. It has RAID capability to provide constant backup. RAID means 2 disk drives are ‘mirrored’ so it can withstand one drive going wrong without losing the recorded data, so a replacement drive can go in place.
ABCOM Director Trevor Henry said; “It was an honour to meet the Mayor and the radio team as they connected to the community. Radio plays a significant role for community development and communication and we’re thrilled to be a part of this, by supporting them with a vital piece of equipment.”
BHCR broadcast to central and south Mid Sussex and keep listeners up to date with both national and local news and events.
As a local business we believe in supporting our local charities, organisations and groups and will continue to help these vital community initiatives where we can.
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""