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 into 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 WORLDWIDE via the website or the TuneIn app for mobile devices.