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Autism Radio is a not for profit Irish radio station that commenced  broadcasting for World Autism Awareness day on April 2nd 2018 for a week and again for a second week from Monday 23rd of April to Sunday 30th.

Autism Radio is a joint project between Autism Ireland and Heartbeat FM Radio Services. The project is been funded by G4S Ireland. G4S is also supplying office and studio space for the duration of the project.

Autism Ireland (Formally Irish Autism Action) was founded in 2001 to bring positive change into the lives of those affected by autism. The range of services which Autism Ireland provides include raising awareness, information on education & intervention support, advocacy, counselling, home based support, research information and advice for families. As a charity that does not receive any government funding, our annual income is raised through a variety of different fundraising events and projects. Autism Ireland are looking to create a more autism aware and friendly society to provide better support and respect for the 276,000 people in Ireland living with autism.

G4S is the largest secure outsourcing company in the UK and Ireland. More than 10,000 customers, including 59 FTSE 100 companies, depend on G4S to provide them with a safe and secure way to deliver their services. Our desire to help our clients protect their business and create efficiencies has led us to develop a comprehensive service set. With our range of complementary services we are ideally positioned to be your complete services provide 

G4S is committed to building a sustainable business for our current and future stakeholders. G4S is committed to being a good corporate citizen as we believe it helps us to achieve our goals and build a sustainable business for our current and future stakeholders. We aspire to account for the economic, social and environmental impact of our business, aiming to maximise the benefits and minimise any negative impact in the areas where we can make a real difference.

Within the UK and Ireland, as the largest security company, we face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The looking after our people section outlines our labour practices and how we support the health, wellbeing, training and development of our employees. 

Heartbeat FM Radio Services is an Irish based company that is providing the entire studio setup for Autism Radio. The company has worked with numerous groups and organizations around the country such as Eden FM in Edenderry County Offaly. For Autism Radio the company will provide all broadcasting related training and management free of charge.    

The station will broadcast to Dublin and Cork from studio’s located in west Dublin.

BTS was incorporated in 1990 and is now in its 28th year of business. BTS are the longest established & most reputable broadcast engineering company serving the technical needs of the Irish Radio Broadcast Industry.  Based at our HQ offices in Bluebell, Dublin, BTS are the only company to operate a regional engineering division, based in Limerick and staffed by our regional broadcast engineers.  BTS have the longest serving and most experienced studio and transmission engineering staff in Ireland, our senior engineers, Mike, Sean, John, and Tony between them have over 70 years of hands-on broadcast engineering experience in all fields from Studio to Transmission Networks. 


BTS have also worked outside of Ireland, building two national radio stations in Jordan in the Middle East, designing studios, transmission, satellite connectivity and installing the FM transmission equipment at sites across Jordan. Currently, we are working as engineering consultants on FM transmission projects in Asia and we are also developing community and regional radio station projects in West Africa.

BTS have been contracted to provide installation and maintenance of all STL and FM Transmission equipment needed for Autism Radio.  In addition, as part of their service, their responsibility incorporates all engineering administration with the BAI and COMREG on technical and frequency planning matters relating to Autism Radio if necessary. BTS staff are all trained to make the necessary repairs, measurements and adjustments of the transmission equipment as required and are fully insured and carry up-to-date H&S Safe Passes.