Where Real Music LIVEs!

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


6 Years ago today at 4 pm the First words from Martin Kirby could be heard load and clear to the airwaves. The Flash 1512 as it was then went LIVE
Happy Birthday The Flash

Friday, 13 July 2018


A Nice little turn out, not everyone could make it but a few familiar face/Voices were there and Nice to See Russ and his Wife Pauline from Russ Motorcycle tyres.

It was long overdue and about time The Flash team got together to celebrate our recent award of an FM Community Radio Licence for the Greater Waterlooville area and also be celebrating our 6th Birthday, as The Flash first came on air as an internet service at 4pm on Sunday 15th July 2012
It all took place at The Red Lion Hotel in London Road, Cosham, PO6 3EE, starting at 7.00pm. Just a great a chat over a few drinks , and getting updated on the latest news about our growing radio station.
Happy Days, here comes FM

A Breath Of Fresh air and a New Voice and face to Radio

Anna Merel is a 17 year old student from Havant & Southdowns College and she has been spending some time with us on work experience. During this period she has planned, recorded and edited a programme for us. The Flash has so far been associated with classic rock and blues, but are in the process of making our station more accessible to a younger audience too. Anna and other students are playing an important part in this process and by introducing us to the musician led music of today. It would be great to hear more from Anna as she is very keen to search for the more obscure music that other stations may miss. You can hear Anna's programme this Friday 13th July at 6.00pm, and have a second chance to enjoy it, on Sunday at 12.00 noon.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Its all gone a bit YEA HA

In addition to our more rock and blues based daytime output, we are of course now adding variety by broadcasting more specialist programmes during weekday evenings and at weekends. Adam Hipkin has now launched a new series for fans of country music. There is no doubt that this genre fits well into our REAL MUSIC policy and a previous 'Americana' series by Ken Brown proved to be a big success. 
Listen in to 'Adam's Cream Of Country' on Monday nights from 11.00pm, and on Fridays at 9.00pm.

Monday, 2 July 2018

John Seymour in the Studio

John from the Popular Local Band Reactor One, popped in the studio to tell us all about Wood Hill WoodStock festival 7th July 2018. A fantastic event that John has brought together himself raising funds for the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research