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Running a radio station like The Flash is a very expensive business due the the high cost of broadcast and performing rights licences, not to mention the cost of equipment etc.  All of our presenters give up their time voluntarily to help out at their own expense for which we are extremely grateful.


We are a non profit organisation and all of your donations no matter how small or large go 100% to the running costs of the station. Any donations, however small, are very much appreciated.

The Flash is a not for profit community radio station run entirely by volunteers and promoting the talents of local unsigned bands, musicians, and singer/songwriters in the greater Portsmouth area.


We provide an alternative music service for those who prefer to listen to the likes of Queen, Yes, Pink Floyd or Dire Straits and remember a time when all music was provided by real musicians rather than a computer. We don't just stick to the well known singles either, we often include lesser heard tracks from classic albums.


Other community radio stations around the country support unsigned artists by providing a specialist programme for followers of the local music scene, our approach is to reach listeners who would not usually visit a local live music venue by mixing original tracks by local musicians within our daily output.


We also broadcast a regular Local Live Music Gig Guide so our listeners can follow the artists they hear on air. This gig guide is compiled by our volunteers and is a free service for local music venues and live acts that perform in the South Hampshire area.


The Flash also invites local artists and event organisers in to the studio for on air chats and live acoustic sessions and promotes charity events within our area.


The Flash broadcasts to The Portsmouth area on DAB and streams on the internet WORDWIDE via the website or the tunein app for mobile devices



I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to FlashFest on Sunday to help make it such an outstanding event. Thanks to your support and kind donations we managed to raise £398.00 towards the running costs of our not for profit community radio station.


Individually I would like to thank Colin Thomas & Mark Ringwood of The Eclectic Music Club for all their hard work in organising the event and Co-ordinating everything on the day. Thanks also go out to our sound men Benny & Mark for setting up and tweeking the sound on not one but two stage areas with a tight schedule and little time for sound checks.

I would like to thank Mark Wiseman for supplying the drums, streaming the whole event on Facebook and taking a mass of brilliant photo's which will gradually appear in our Facebook group. Derek, Joe, and Julie Pearce also deserve our thanks for setting up and looking after the barbecue to keep us all fed.


Of course you cannot have a music festival without musicians and vocalists so a special thank you goes out to Strange Brew, The Frontliners, Alligator Smile, Dust Bowl, Slippery Jack, 5 Fingers Short, Chloe Anne, and who could forget Mark Handley.


Finally I would like to thank Kerry & Mary of The Curlew for allowing us to hold FlashFest at their friendly pub. Marina, Katie, and Angie were real angels too and looked after us all while keeping the beers coming.

Please don't forget that The Flash belongs to YOU and is here to promote not only local musicians and live music events, but community and charity events and causes within the greater Portsmouth area.

Please welcome our new Presenter Dave Mann.  


Dave Mann