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Friday, 9 November 2018

The BC Experiment In the Studio

Well its been Mayhem in the studio all week with The BC Experiment in on last Sundays Jukebox Party with Martin Kirby and Again on Chris Rogers Drive Time. Two Fantastically talents and funny guys Jimbo and Ricky and Not Forgetting Crissie the Manager, Been in promoting their Charity Single with all proceeds go to Veterans Charities charities through the UK .

Get involved and Purchase a Copy of the The Single THE BELLS from iTunes for just 79p or at there website the EP for just £5 and every penny going to the Veterans


Thursday, 8 November 2018

More Local Guests in the Studio with Steve Vinyl

In the studio for a live interview will be guitarist Bill Gaynor and drummer Steve Kirk from the band NIGHT OF TREASON Ltd, talking about their music, and history of the band, which was to culminate in their final gig tonight from 7-11pm at The Dockyard Club, in Portsmouth. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances (get well soon Peter Pinky Wallis) the band have had to pull out of tonight's gig, but the gig is still going ahead with The Rems standing in for Night of Treason. Please share it on your time line with your friends, spread the word, and hope to see you there. 😎 . Photography by MichelePaulPhotography.

New Presenter Paul Burton

We can thank Jill Stembridge (who is a great ambassador to The Flash and always on a recruitment drive for new voices and local artists to plug) for putting this young gentleman in touch with us. His name is Paul Burton and his first show will be broadcast next Tuesday 13th November at 10.00pm, and be repeated on Sunday 18th November at midday.
He has a very good ear for Real Music and a Bob Harris style delivery. We must also thank him for donating his time and talents towards creating a brand new website for us, and one that will be more compatible with mobile devices. Welcome to The Flash team Paul!.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Colin Thomas and Dave Rees in the Studio

 Coming into the studio for a live interview will be Dave Rees lead singer and guitarist with The Jammers,playing a few live unplugged songs and Colin Thomas of Harbour Records Emsworth, talking about the ALL MOD CONS gig at Pyramid Centre, SOUTHSEA, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of THE JAM album ALL MOD CONS. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. 😎Photography by MichelePaulPhotography.

PHOTO'S  MichelePaulPhotography.    

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Martin Kirby's Sunday Night JukeBox Party EVERY SUNDAY 7-9PM

After spending a pleasant hour or so at The Wickham Arms in Chichester yesterday evening with Tony Smith of Angel Radio reminiscing about the very early days of the then Angel FM, while being filmed by German TV, I thought I would post a photo of myself from those early days instead of the usual Jukebox image. Anyway back to present day and my show tonight will be more fast moving than normal and will be full of classic rock, mixed in with a healthy sprinkling of local talent. I would like to hear about and feature some of your favourite classic rock tracks too, so please leave them below or e-mail 'studio@theflashonair.co.uk'

Blimey We all thoght Martin was always OLD lol.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Don't forget you could own one of our T-shirts

Our photo this morning is of Angel Radio's founder Tony Smith proudly wearing his Flash T-shirt.

Find T shirts at our Merchandise page on the website

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Thee DB3 With Steve Vinyl LIVE On the Flash

Coming into the studio for a live interview will be Thee DB3, talking about their music, history, inspiration and future plans. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. 😎 .


Sunday, 7 October 2018


I must thank The Lo-Fi Rebels for joining me in the studio last night for my Sunday Evening Jukebox Party. Dave Aston & Lesley Aston from 'Nod Ya Head' also came along too and great fun was had by all. You will be hearing more from Lo-Fi Rebels on The Flash over the coming months, and about future live music events in Fareham, organised by 'Nod Ya Head'. In the photo we have (from left to right) Matt Piper, Craig Marshall (Bon Jovi lookalike), and Jake Willmott of Lo-Fi Rebels, and Dave Aston & Lesley Aston.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

THERE'S A big blue car in the studio. NO ROOM LEFT FOR MARTIN !

I would like to thank local musician and songwriter Kev Williams for joining me on my 'Sunday Evening Jukebox Party' programme on 30th September. Kev shared some favourite tracks that have influenced him over the years, and more importantly his own breathtaking recordings. Kev writes, sings, and plays all the instruments within his recordings under the banner 'Big Blue Car', and you will be hearing more from his music over the coming months.
It was apt to find out that his early musical life was spent practicing with a band at the Point 7 Club, which used to stand in Leigh Park and near to our studio.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Emsworth Beer Festival, with a little support from The Flash. Iain Lynch with a LIVE Broadcast

Emsworth Beer Festival was brilliant today . Here's our Mark Ringwood with Samantha doing a great job . Well done to Iain Lynch and Peter Crew too.
Yes that's Jill, giving the station a great Promotion, oh and a couple of Tasters lol 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Havant Young Carers Making us all aware

This afternoon it was a real pleasure to be joined by Vicky, Matthew and Lizzie from the local charity Havant Young Carers. The Flash are preparing features for a forthcoming on air Mental Health Awareness campaign that we are organising and they kindly joined me in the studio to make a recording about the support they offer. 
The Flash would like to hear from any local group or charity in the PO postcode area who work to either help persons with mental health issues or promote good mental health through social events, a caring ear, or help with those worries and stresses that life can bring.
E-mail 'martin@theflashonair.co.uk' if you are interested in taking part in this on air campaign, which will be launched once we have enough recorded features and information in place.
You can find out more about Havant Young Carers by clicking on the link below -

Monday, 24 September 2018

Jonelle Faulkner Joins the Team

Jonelle already getting to Grips at the Desk
Listeners who turn on to The Flash to enjoy the David Harris show on Monday afternoons may not realise that he is usually assisted by Chris Rogers, who operates the studio equipment so David can concentrate on providing his informative patter.
Chris is on holiday at present, so we say a big thank you to Jonelle Faulknerfor operating the desk live for David today.
Jonelle was a bit nervous at first but needn't have been as she did a fantastic job. Thank you Jonelle for your kind help today and for joining the team.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

New Sunday Breakfast Show Live with JHK

John Harcourt-Kelly will be LIVE every Sunday for 2 hours 

Welcome Alone John 


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

New Presenter OH YES Another Girl on the Team

I would like to introduce you to Jonelle Falkner and welcome her to The Flash team. Jonelle was introduced to us through Positive Pathways and is gradually being introduced to the various activities that go on in order to keep the station on the air. Here she is being introduced to our on air studio. Jonelle is keen to help out behind the scenes, however I doubt if it will be long before she is heard on air.

Sunday, 9 September 2018


Although we do still have a great deal of work to do before we can announce a date for the launch of our Community FM service to the greater Waterlooville area, we have started to increase our live output in preparation for that great day. Roger Wilson has now settled into his live Tuesday morning slot at 9.00am, and we recently saw the very welcome return of Edward Couzens-Lake's live Wednesday morning 10.00am to midday show.
This week will see further exciting changes, with the launch of a new live Monday evening show from Iain Lynch, who will be taking over the 6.00pm slot from Jamie Moore as of tomorrow evening. Jamie Moore's excellent 'Rewind' show will continue to be enjoyed on Saturday mornings from 10.00am, and will now also kick off your weekend experience at 6.00pm each Friday.
This coming Sunday at 8.00am will see the welcome launch of a brand new live Sunday morning breakfast show, presented by new presenter John Harcourt-Kelly. Kev Fiford's popular Sunday morning show will now follow the breakfast show and start an hour later at 10.00am.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

11 YEAR OLD Takes over Station Casper Horn in the Studio

A Radio Star in the Making, Dad Neil Horn didn't get a look in lol.
Fantastic having Casper in the Studio tonight, soon to Record his own Show 

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dave and Lesley Aston in the Studio

I really enjoyed having Dave Aston and Lesley Aston in the studio on Sunday evening. Dave is a Fareham postman who loves following talented local originals bands. He has set up 'Nod Ya Head' productions to organise live showcase nights in the Fareham area. His first event takes place on Friday 21st September and you can find out more by searching 'Nod Ya Head' on Facebook.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

FAKE EMPIRE on the Steve Vinyl Show

Coming into the studio for a live interview will be Fake Empire, talking about their music, history, inspiration and future plans. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. 😎 . Photography by MichelePaulPhotography.


Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Smokin Prophets

live interview will be The Smokin Prophets, talking about the launch of their new EP DEJA VU, plus they will be live and unplugged in the studio. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. 😎 . Photography by MichelePaulPhotography.


Monday, 6 August 2018

IVOR GAME solo singer songwriter from London On DRIVE TIME

Chris Rogers Drive Time today, our very Own Parkinson does it again with Special Guest Ivor Game in the studio.
Ivor has a very Unique take on his song writing, creating some very special songs about everyday life and situations. Mark Wiseman was in the studio with Chris and Ivor and was fascinated by the clarity of his voice and the very melodic acoustic strum patterns.
It was very generous of Ivor to travel all the way down from London today to perform live for us.
He will be in Portsmouth on Sunday 12th August at JAGS 119 For a 45 minute set around 7pm, one not to be missed


Monday, 30 July 2018

Ben Upton in the Studio on The Sunday Night JUKEBOX PARTY

As you all know Martin does a Fantastic job of putting together a Sunday Evening Request Show from 7pm till 9pm and often arranges for local artists to Pop in, it gives our local Talented musician's a chance to have effectively a show of their own with requests from Listeners and Questions thrown in.

It was a real pleasure to have Ben Upton, his girlfriend Sarah, and Dad Darren in the studio yesterday evening for my 'Sunday Evening Jukebox Party'. Ben is an up and coming local singer/songwriter who is about to release his first single 'Won't Be Like This For Long'. You will be hearing it on a regular basis here on The Flash and I would like to thank Ben for letting us be the first station to air it. Search 'benuptonmusic' on Facebook to find out more about him. Thank you to Sarah for supplying the photo's, oh and to Ben for not only sharing his music with us but also for bringing some milk
with him lol.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Pete Crew The MC at The Gosport Waterfront festival 27th July 2018

Pete Crew The MC with JC meets JW lol

Pete crew was the MC at the Gosport Waterfront Festival at the weekend and had the Pleasure of meeting the Headline act on the Friday evening Jeno Washington and the RAM JAM Band WOW.

Johnathan one of the Drivetime Kings was there to meet him too. We suspect Jeno was equally pleased to meet two of the Famous Flash presenters. :)

Gary O'Connor and Chas Newby on Drive Time

Fantastic to have Gary in the studio today on Chris rogers Drivetime.
Gary Was telling us all about the event on Hayling Island 28th/29th July

Hayling Island Folk and Acoustic Music Festival 2018

Chas gave us some amazing stories about when he played Bass for the BEATLES

Clip from Wikipedia:
Charles Newby (born 18 June 1941, Blackpool) is a British musician who was (briefly) the bassist for The Beatles for several gigs in December of 1960, while Stuart Sutcliffe was still in Hamburg.
When The Beatles returned from West Germany for the first time, they were short of a bass guitarist. Pete Best suggested Chas Newby. Newby had been with The Black Jacks (Pete Best's group), and was now attending university, but was on holiday and so agreed to play with The Beatles.
He appeared with them for four engagements in December 1960 (17 December, Casbah Club, Liverpool; 24 December, Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard; 27 December, Litherland Town Hall; 31 December, Casbah Club). John Lennon asked him to go to West Germany for the Beatles' second trip, but he chose to return to university and after Lennon and George Harrison both declined to switch to bass guitarPaul McCartney, who previously played guitar and piano, reluctantly became the band's bassist.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Martin says Happy Birthday and Thanks

Martin Kirby the Founder of the Flash was live on air this Evening with some top stories from the past 6 years. Jill and MArk jined in and even a LIVE link up with FFR  Kev Fiford from Brixham