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.
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
"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."