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."
"“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”"
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "