Brighton and Hove radio station back on air after burglary

Posted On 13 Aug 2011 at 4:23 pm

A burglar or burglars broke in to a local radio station in Brighton and stole a number of laptop computers.

The break in happened in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 13 August) at Brighton and Hove Community Radio in Fleet Street, Brighton.

Entry was gained after a window was smashed at the back of the Black Minorities Ethnic Community Community Partnership Centre offices, where the station is based.

Picture by Umit Ozturk

The internet-based station started broadcasting in October last year and is run by a group of about 60 volunteers.

Alan Cannon, senior studio manager at the station said: “This random act of petty theft can have far-reaching consequences.

“It made me very upset and angry.”

Ian Fennell, the station’s co-director, said: “Incidents like this can have a devastating effect on our ability to serve the community through broadcasting.

“We are run by volunteers and have very few resources.

“Still, at least what has happened has given us a resolve to see our project successful.”

The station broadcasts at and with the help of volunteers was back on air for this afternoon’s shows.

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