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
LICENCE APPLICATION FINALLY SENT! (TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2017)
Hi everybody. I would like to confirm that our application for a Community Radio licence to serve the greater Waterlooville area on FM has now been received by Ofcom, along with the £600.00 non refundable application fee. I would like to say a special thank you to everybody who helped and supported us with this application, and the whole Flash family for being such stars. We will probably have to wait around 3 months to hear if we have been successful, and if we are then the job of preparing ourselves for a launch will probably also take at least 3 months. Please now keep your fingers crossed for us and just think of it, we could be broadcasting on FM with a full community licence from early next summer.