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
FLASH UPDATE (Wednesday 9th May 2018) FANTASTIC NEWS!!
I would like to tell you all that The Flash have been successful in our application for an FM Community Radio Licence to serve the Waterlooville area. I would like to thank our dedicated and talented team for all their hard work, Ash Elford and Tony Smith of Angel Radio for their support, Alan Beech for his assistance, Park Community School, Waterlooville Library, all the community groups, local artists and local businesses who supported our detailed application, and not forgetting our fantastic listeners who support us so much and make all the hard work worthwhile.
There is a great deal of work to be done, funding to be raised and equipment to be purchased before we can launch our new service in addition to our present DAB and internet streams, but we will keep you posted on our progress.
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PLEASE SUPPORT THE FLASH BY BUYING A TICKET FOR THE HAVANT LOTTERY!!
We need to raise at least £3000 before we can launch our new FM service for the Waterlooville area and here is a great way of raising Money for the Flash while also giving yourself the chance of winning £25000 at the same time. Havant lottery has a draw every Saturday and you have a 1 in 50 Chance of winning a prize.
If this interests you then please click on the link below for the details and purchase a £1.00 ticket every week. Half of that money will come to The Flash, as long as you choose The Flash as the cause you wish to support . If even 40 people buy a ticket every week, it would raise over a £1000 a year towards our running costs. Thank you so much for reading this and for supporting The Flash!! xx