Mid Sussex Radio is the Ofcom licenced community radio station covering central and south Mid Sussex. The station, which is based in Burgess Hill, has been broadcasting to most of Mid Sussex since October 2018 on 103.8FM and was formerly known as Burgess Hill Radio. The change of name reflects that our broadcasts can be heard not just in Burgess Hill but also in Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Ditchling and Chailey reaching over 100,000 potential listeners.
Our presenters, or deejays as they used to be known, are all volunteers and give up their time to bring listeners a wide range of programming with music from the last six decades, interviews with local groups, clubs, associations and leaders from local businesses and professions. We’re proud of our local news bulletins which are updated daily and we broadcast hourly international and national news bulletins provided by Sky News Radio.
Mid Sussex Radio is funded by on-air advertising, donations and grants where possible, and the hire fees for our Roadshow and Outside Broadcast Unit which is fully equipped for broadcasting from events all over Mid Sussex, providing PA, presenters, music and technical support to fete, fayre and fun day organisers.
We have some excellent and cost-effective advertising packages with professionally recorded commercial production included. We have sponsorship opportunities too with support from local businesses, some of which are members of the BHBPA.
We’re a Community Interest Company. That means we’re a not-for-profit organisation with no shareholders. Any profits we make are reinvested into the radio station to improve the service and ensure that we can continue to broadcast to our listeners.