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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

As the late great Sam Cooke once said - "A Change is Gonna Come", or even Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are a Changin' ". Well here on The Flash we are going to have a few changes over the coming months and we think you are going to like us even more for it.


You may have already noticed the odd new program with music slightly more 'eclectic' from our original remit of Classic Rock and Blues. Well there are more in the pipeline........


During our evening hours we will be catering for a few more diverse tastes.

Of course we will always fly the flag for the best local artists and bands, and I am sure we will be introducing you to many new ones in 2017.


Plastic Dance &  Pop music already has its place in many radio stations throughout the broadcasting spectrum, so you will not be finding any of that on The Flash - Where Real Music LIVEs!.

Keep listening and watching for all these changes...... the good times are already here and even greater times are coming.