Sending Love from The Flash!

104.3 FM from Waterlooville, and DAB to the Portsmouth & Gosport areas.

The whole Flash volunteer team would like to send you all our Love at this difficult time. Unfortunately only a handful of our presenters are able to produce fresh programmes for you at this time, although we are doing all we can to bring you as many live shows as possible.

All live shows (and some fresh recorded ones) are now being produced from each presenter’s home to maintain the ‘Stay At Home’ policy. Please bear with us as some gaffs are likely at times, and internet problems may cause off air periods as internet usage grows across the country.

We are working with Community First to bring you information and updates on the community support available in the Borough Of Havant and beyond, and we will also bring you regular updates from Havant Borough Council. Please spread the word about The Flash, especially to those who are isolated and may not use the internet or social media.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Contacts for Support

There are lots of groups popping up and you can find them all on https://covidmutualaid.org.
Find your local group at the top of the page; type in your location in the Search bar and a list of groups will appear.

Denmead Village Viral Kindness Support Group.
They are here to help those who are self-isolating and can deliver supplies and collect prescriptions around the village twice a day.
All you need to do is phone 023 8129 0116 and give your shopping list to a volunteer.
Items will be left on the doorstep.

Emsworth Alliance.
The voluntary response to the coronavirus in Emsworth is being coordinated by Emsword Alliance.
You can phone them on 07563 831810 or email them at: help@emsworthalliance.co.uk.
They also have a website where you can fill in a form for help or to volunteer: http://emsworthalliance.co.uk/

Hayling Helpers.
The voluntary response to the coronavirus in Hayling Island is being coordinated by Hayling Helpers.
You can phone them on 023 9246 7545 (9am-4pm). They also have a facebook page:

Foodbank PO9.
Foodbank PO9 are supporting vulnerable people in the Havant and Leigh Park areas with food supplies and other items. Find them on Facebook or call 07593 261 200.

St Thomas’ and St Nicholas’ Churches in Bedhampton.
St Thomas’ and St Nicholas’ Churches in Bedhampton are looking for volunteers to become telephone befrienders for those who feel isolated and need assistance during these difficult times.
They would also like to hear from local residents who require help or telephone company at times.
E-mail – hello@bedhampton.church or telephone 023 9248 3013

Clanfield Coronavirus Community Support.
They are on Facebook and you can call them on 07392 021 915.
This group has been organised between ‘Clanfield Online’ and St James’ Church in Clanfield.

Wecock Farm Community Support.
This group is run from the Acorn Community Centre in Wecock.They are available on Facebook and by calling 07413 931 229

Broadcasting on 104.3 FM to Waterlooville and surrounding areas
DAB radio to Portsmouth
Website – www.theflashonair.co.uk
Check out our blog – whererealmusiclives.blogspot.co.uk
Contact presenters – E-mail studio@theflashonair.co.uk
Live gig promotion – E-mail gigs@theflashonair.co.uk
Radio advertising – E-mail sales@theflashonair.co.uk
Martin Kirby -E-mail martin@theflashonair.co.uk

By post – The Flash radio station, Apex Centre, Bishopstoke Road, Havant, PO9 5BW.


104.3 FM from Waterlooville, and DAB to the Portsmouth & Gosport areas.
7.00am – ‘The Bedroom Breakfast Show’ with Martin Kirby. We will be celebrating ‘Birthdays Of Rock’ with Paul Anthony after the 8.00am news, and our ‘Communities Against Cancer’ feature this week at 8.30am will see the welcome return of Edward Couzens-Lake, and Caroline Setford will be reminding us of her fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
9.00am – Nick Simmons
11.00am – ‘Music Memories’ with Mark Wiseman
12.00pm – ‘Chatterbox’ with Martin Kirby. This is another chance to hear Martin’s chats with Flash superstar Mark Wiseman about his Cancer story, and Lauren and Martin from The Woodman in Purbrook about the measures required by pubs before they can re-open
1.00pm – Big Al’s Afternoon Delights
3.00pm – Mandy P @ 3
4.00pm – ‘Sounds From The Shed’ with Chris Rogers
6.00pm – ‘Fast Forward’ with Callum Towl. This is our weekly show focussing on the best Real Music from 2000’s to today
7.00pm – ‘Soul Train Live’ with Richard Marsh. Join Richard live as he features the best classic soul from 60’s & 70’s
9.00pm – ‘The Monthly Friday Folk Show’ with Nick Molyneaux
10.00pm – ‘Feel Good Friday’ with Davey Anscombe
11.00pm – ‘The Motown Hour’ with Martin Kirby
Midnight – ‘Swinging Radio 60’s’ Through The Night


104.3 FM from Waterlooville, and DAB to the Portsmouth & Gosport areas.

Of course these past 3 months have been a difficult time for us all, and we are all very much looking forward to being able to enjoy a pint in our local pubs once again. It has been a hard time for publicans, bar staff, breweries, DJ’s and live music artists, but we cannot expect business as usual for a while yet.

I myself look forward to supporting the local public houses that have supported me in paid work for many years, but we will need to be patient with these premises and be ready for a very different pub experience.
Tonight (Thursday 2nd July) at 11.30pm I will be joined by Lauren and Martin of The Woodman Pub in London Road, Waterlooville. They will be telling us what it’s been like living at a public house during the lockdown, and the hurdles they have come up against in preparing to re-open.

Thank you Jacqui from Asda Waterlooville!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Jacqui Benham, Community Champion at Asda Waterlooville for visiting today and presenting us with a cheque for £300.00 as top up funding following our Flashfest back in July.

Jacqui also came on air for a chat after the presentation pic was taken.

Thank you again Jacqui and The Asda Foundation. This money will go towards the running costs of our not for profit community radio station; The Flash – Where Real Music LIVEs.

Martin and Jacqui with the £300 cheque.


GIG Cancellations

Due to the current viral problems, the April gig with Teed Up has been postponed until later in the year probably September.

Colin and Fossy are continuously monitoring the situation and will provide further news on our Facebook page as and when we receive it.

Any gigs that we have to cancel we will try to get them rebooked for later in year. In the meantime Take Care and Stay Safe

You can spend time looking at our website where we are putting up videos of some of our past performers – www.emsworthmusicclub.uk