Where Real Music LIVEs!

Monday, 26 November 2018


Please help The Flash radio station raise £4000.00 so we can launch an FM community radio service for the Waterlooville area!

The Waterlooville area is growing all the time and we strongly feel that it deserves to have its own station on FM. Ofcom have already awarded us with the FM licence, but as a small group we would really appreciate help so we can purchase the tools to do the job.

Every penny raised will go towards the purchase and installation of the transmission equipment required before we can launch on FM.


The Flash is a local not for profit radio station which has been serving the South Hampshire area as an internet station since 2012, and became available on DAB (Digital Radio)  to the Portsmouth area in August 2015. We are a dedicated team of volunteers who are focussed on promoting the talents of bands, musicians and singer/songwriters in the local area, and the importance of the local music scene in our communities. There are many independent volunteers and charities who achieve so much in our local area and The Flash will also continue to promote all that is positive within the area that we serve.

While the internet and DAB are great platforms with increasing listenership, many radio listeners still find FM the most accessible, and we have the experience and dedication to be able to make a difference on FM in the Waterlooville area.


Thank you for taking the time to read this and please check out our website at  www.theflashonair.co.uk . You can hear us in the Portsmouth and Waterlooville area’s on DAB radio, and via Tunein.

Martin Kirby
Station founder
Director of The Flash on Air Limited

Now that's a Tougue Twister in the Studio - DLUGOKECKI

I have had some fantastic guests join me on my Sunday show, and I wish I had remembered to take photo's from each of these occasions. It was fantastic to have Ben Dlugokecki and Lottie Anne Cuthbert in the studio yesterday evening to chat and perform for us live in the studio. Here are some pics from the occasion and thank you Paul Burton, and Lottie for supplying most of these.

Check out their new single THE BLISS    New Single THE BLISS   Click the Link

Thursday, 22 November 2018


MUNCH  Click the Link for the Video
Stuart Holmes in the studio telling us all about Park community school MUNCH . Find out all about the Christmas Day lunch at the school by visiting their website. 

As a school we were aware of the food poverty that some of our community experience and were concerned our students were going hungry. This was reinforced when our local community told us how the food bank was consistently running out of food. We set up a community group to tackle food poverty in our area and in April 2017 MUNCH was born.
We successfully contacted external agencies for funding and MUNCH is now in operation supplying nutritious 2 course meals and activities for children and their families attending any Leigh Park school during the school holidays. Play equipment is provided, along with learning practitioners, who help our guests learn via play encouraging learning of vital maths and English skills. Our school nurse is also on hand, on a drop in basis for any concerns parents may have.

Our vision for MUNCH is to develop a sustainable local social enterprise by establishing a community food shop and caf̩. This will provide volunteering and employment opportunities, as well as a casual meeting and eating venue to reduce social isolation Рwatch this space for more details.
We work in partnership with organisations who have excess food which otherwise would go into landfill . This helps to fill our MUNCH fridge in the Dickinson Centre. This is always fully stocked with emergency food for local families who are most in need.
We have expanded MUNCH to both Thursday nights and Sunday lunches. 2 course Sunday lunches start monthly from Sunday 25th March and Thursday nights meals start weekly from Thursday March 29th.

Hayley Alker and Jon Callender in the Studio With STEVE VINYL

In the studio for a live interview are lead singer Hayley Alker and Jon Callender drummer withCURL, talking about the launch of their new album SHAPESHIFTERS. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. ðŸ˜Ž. Photography by MichelePaulPhotography. — withJon Callender.

Photography Michele Paul Photography 

Monday, 19 November 2018

Listener in the Studio Ian Dunkley

Last night I had the pleasure of being joined by a long time Flash listener, after he e-mailed me about reception problems in Old Portsmouth. Ian Dunkley was probably surprised when I replied by inviting him to join me on air to share his 8 most favourite rock tracks. He had so much fun that he is now keen to join The Flash team as a presenter. 
Unfortunately we were hit with technical problems just 10 minutes after the show started and went off air on both DAB and internet stream, however our intrepid engineer Richard Setford did manage to get us back on air for the final 25 minutes of the programme.
I am pleased to say that the studio party continued in spite of these problems, and the full show will be broadcast this coming Friday evening at 6.00pm. I sometimes forget to take studio photo's of my guests but simply could not let Ian leave before I snatched an image of his very impressive shirt. Thanks Ian and we look forward to hearing more from you in the future, and probably with music almost as loud as his shirt!.

Thursday, 15 November 2018


 In the studio is lead singer Tommy Overington and Jimmy Haynes lead guitarist with The Rising, talking about their music, history of the band, and the launch of their new album ARE YOU READY TO FLY? . Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. ðŸ˜Ž . Photography by MichelePaulPhotography.

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. ðŸ˜Ž . 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. ðŸ˜ŽPhotography by MichelePaulPhotography.

PHOTO'S  MichelePaulPhotography.