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
PLEASE SUPPORT THE FLASH BY PUTTING PENS TO PAPER!!
The Flash have been given the opportunity to apply for a Community Radio licence to serve the Greater Waterlooville area on FM. We have a few weeks to submit an application and would like you to help us by writing letters of support and sending them to us via the following address -
THE FLASH RADIO STATION, THE APEX CENTRE, 1 BISHOPSTOKE ROAD, HAVANT, PO9 5BN.
In your letters please express your own opinions on the following -
1 - How you feel we could offer more choice on FM locally.
2 - How you feel our station has supported the local area so far, whether it is through promoting local bands and singer/songwriters, or local events and charities.
3 - If you have personally been given support in some way by our station then please reflect this in your letter.
Please do not send letters directly to Ofcom however, and please make it an old fashioned letter, even though it is less convenient than a Facebook message or e-mail.
We are also looking for support from local councillors in the Waterlooville area so please put a good word in if in contact with any local contacts of this kind.
Such a licence would not affect our present DAB or internet services in any way, as these outlets will always be important to us.
Even though we already have a very healthy audience on our present platforms, this licence could help put The Flash on the map and will enable us to achieve so much more for the communities that we have already been serving for the last 5+ years.
I thank you so much in advance for your letters and please Wish us luck!!