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The Flash is a 'not for profit' community radio station based in South Hampshire. We are offering persons

aged 30 to 60 an alternative to the pop stations presently available in this area, by providing a

refreshing diet of classic rock singles and album tracks from 1960 to 1999.


Unlike other stations currently on air we know there is more to music than Maroon 5 and Rihanna, or

even the same tired oldies repeated over and over again.


Other radio stations seem obsessed by X Factor, The Voice and similar tv programmes, but you only

need to visit a local pub to see real live talent, and South Hampshire has more than it's fair share of

talented musicians, bands and singers, many of whom have written and perform their own great

music. We reflect this local talent within our output and promote such performances in the South

Hampshire area.













































At midnight on Saturday 14th March 2015, The Flash completed our second successful trial FM broadcast, this time to the Havant area on 87.9 mhz FM. For 7 whole days we broadcast live via our transmitter and permanent studio base at The Curlew pub in Petersfield Road, Havant.


Here are just some of the comments that came in from listeners during both of our trial 7 day FM broadcasts, the first being in June 2013.


" I have been tuned into 87.9FM and your format reminds me of the original Radio Victory from the mid to late 70's. A station that gave the listener what they wanted. I wish you the best of luck in the future in obtaining a full time licence hopefully in 2-3 years time"    STEVE BLACK, FAREHAM.


" I have not been able to get enough of The Flash. You are all interesting to listen to. Please see if The Flash can have a permanent FM licence soon"    RICHARD NIGHTINGALE.


" I'm listening to what has become my new favourite radio station as I drive about"    ALEX, GOSPORT.


"Just to say that I have tuned in at different times of the day during the week and have loved hearing the mix of music!. Much as I love the new stuff, you played an all time favourite this morning - George Harrison's 'What Is Life'!, Hocus Pocus and The Travelling Wilburies the other day. Lots of memories of times gone by, but the music stands up today!. Best wishes for future ventures"    

CHRISTINE BATES, Portsmouth City Council.


"Loving the live shows, it's really brilliant being able to listen in the car!!!"   CAROLINE STOREY, HAVANT.


"Wahhh! it's the last day of The Flash on the radio today!. Thanks for entertaining us in the kitchen this week guys"    



"Great radio, great programme content. I hope you get a licence soon"    MICKSZY MANSKI.


"Keep up the amazing work"    DAN VALVERDE.


"Fantastic week of quality music for our local area of Havant. Very Professional broadcasting with lots of info on the local area's. Lots of information on talent around the south of Hants. The Flash reminds me of Portsmouth's original station Radio Victory. Well done to everybody who put this together and make it sound so brilliant. All the best in trying to gain a full time local FM licence for the Havant area"    



"I have really enjoyed listening to the station this week"   DAVID HARRIS, FREELANCE WRITER, EMSWORTH.


"Ahh it was a shame not picking up the flash in the car on my way home from work tonight - glad you were still on the web though

for when I got in!. I really enjoyed listening to all the shows I caught, you are all very friendly characters to listen to, with a great

selection of music. The morning drive time with Martin was brilliant. For a couple of days I had the radio on constantly in the

nurses station, and thought the quality was great - great variety, great presenters, and best of all great rock!!!, I can't wait until

you're on full time fm - good luck!!!"



"A big thanks to Martin Kirby and Derek Pearce at The Flash for yesterday's chance to talk about The Ready To Rock School and our spring charity gig at The Workies in Leigh Park. A wonderful eclectic mix of classic rock and blues tunes!. Where else would you hear The Wizard by Uriah Heep mid afternoon on FM in the UK??"



"HI all at FLash. As the end of the week approaches I wanted to pass a few comments on what I have heard so far.Awesome, I mean seriously. This is exactly the kind of music that I listen to and play on a daily basis and exactly the sort of music that radio stations just won't play, and yet if you were to go and listen to live music in Portsmouth and Southsea you will find a lot of original bands that play music like this to full houses, so I am obviously not the only one. I have passed on your website and FM channel to many of my friends locally and Internationally via the web and I know of at least half a dozen who are now dedicated listeners. Great music, great station, run by Rock music enthusiasts for Rock music enthusiasts. Its just perfect

Keep up the good work, Oh and more Pink Floyd when I go for my walk in the morning (around 8:45)"



"On the school run so can listen in the car now I'm back in Flash territory Yay! Having trouble hearing you in Cosham, but my son Fraser has been loving listening to the blues on the way home.... I have to take the scenic route so we get coverage for longer!! I did just happen to tune in online this afternoon just in time to hear Mark Thompson-Smith on Derek Pearce's show... Have to say a big thank you to Mark just for running his awesome rock school and to Derek for spreading the word and particularly for playing Lucky 13 on air... (Fraser is the guitarist) a great surprise! Look forward to the day you're permanently on air"


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NEWS UPDATE (2nd September 2015)




THE FLASH is now broadcasting to the Portsmouth area on DAB. If you have a DAB radio and live in or near Portsmouth then check us out, and we would also really appreciate your reception reports. We have so far had reports from listeners in North End, Porchester, Gosport, Hayling Island, Havant, Emsworth, Waterlooville, and Horndean.


You will need to run a rescan on your receiver first though for it to recognise our signal, then scroll through the list of stations until you find 'Flash'.


Please let us know about the following -


1 - Sound quality.

2 - Signal strength.

3 - Your location.

4 - Whether you are listening in a car or at home.


Please e-mail your reports to us via '',  


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Rock Chick Rozii Chaos proudly sporting her new 'The Flash' T Shirt. They are available from our merchandise page.


You can hear Rozii's music on The Flash, and you can find out more about Rozii by visiting her official website at