Where Real Music LIVEs!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Gary and Michelle Pressman in on DRIVE TIME

Chris Rogers chatting to 
Gary Pressman and Michelle Pressman about music and their new book 'Soul Safari'.
Such interesting stories of Gary's Life. You can get a copy of his Book at Amazon, just do a search for Soul Safari  CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Saturday, 21 April 2018

John Price Interviews King Rollo

John Price live in the studio with Local Artist and Multi talented person in general Rollo Rawlings

Friday, 20 April 2018

Mark in the studio Promoting his New Album

BABY COME BACK TO BED is the New Album from Mark Handley and the bone Idols, there are once again some top tunes on the Album, where do Mark and the team come up with such great original music.

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Jordan Grattan today completed his period of work experience with The Flash through Havant & Southdowns College. During his short time with us he has planned and produced his first radio show. It runs for 35 minutes and will be aired tomorrow (Friday) evening at 6.00pm, and with another chance to hear it on Sunday at 12.00noon. 
Myself and 
Peter Crew were really impressed with his work, and he is very keen to present more shows for us in the future and may even help by compiling and presenting live traffic bulletins every now and again during our 'Drive Time' shows.

Steve Vinyl with Colin Thomas and Rob Moore FROM HARBOUR RECORDS

THE STEVE VINYL SHOW Thursday evenings
from 9-11pm on THE FLASH RADIO STATION, on dab to Portsmouth and surrounding areas and to THE WORLD and beyond on 
www.theflashonair.co.uk. where real music live's, playing 2 hours of CLASSIC PUNK & NEW WAVE MUSIC, Featuring an interview with the Harbour Records Emsworth team, consisting of Colin Thomas and Rob Moore, talking about past, present, and future local organised music events. Plus Colin Thomas TOP 5 PUNK PICKS.  Photograph by MichelePaulPhotography.

Monday, 16 April 2018

New Presenter Alert Jordan Grattan

Today we welcomed Jordan Grattan to our Havant studio. Jordan is with us this week on work experience from Havant & Southdowns College. Following my introduction to our work environment and health & Safety matters, Peter Crew ran through the different forms of radio and some tips on programme planning. Jordan will be planning and producing a 30 minute programme while he is with us so watch this space!.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Gary O'Connor and Friends in the studio ON DRIVE TIME

Gary O’Conner and friends in the studio. Top chat and tunes
This coming Friday 13th on Drivetime my special guests are Gary O'Connor and members of his band Kevin and Tony. Playing live, talking about their musical influences as well as The Hayling Island Folk and Acoustic Festival and many other things.
Plus promoting the New Album.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Local Band the Stay Awakes in the Studio with Steve Vinyl

Featuring a live interview with local band THE STAYAWAKES, talking about there music, inspiration,future plans, and playing live in the studio, songs from there upcoming album CATS & DOGS LIVING TOGETHER. Please share it on your time line with your friends, and spread the word. https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/f83/1/16/1f60e.png😎 . Photographs by MichelePaulPhotography.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mike Lock from Havant & East Hants Mind

Mike Lock in our studio today to record a promotion for the mental health charity.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Crash Dive Sect ! No thats not what happened, its the Bands Fantastic Name

Steve Vinyl, Martin Kirby (station manager) and THE FLASH radio team would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the band CRASH DIVE SECT for coming into the studio on Thursday evening to join STEVE VINYL'S PUNK AND NEW WAVE SHOW, for an informative chat about their music, inspirations, and future plans. If you missed Thursday evenings show, its repeated again TONIGHT from 10pm. Photographs by michelepaulphotography.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Steve in the studio with Marty Mayhem

A live interview with MARTY MAYHEM lead singer, rhythm & lead guitarist, and principle songwriter in THE SMOKIN PROPHETS talking about their new album and playing a live unplugged session on his acoustic guitar. 

Monday, 5 March 2018

Robert Coaché From the High Wire Act LIVE ON DRIVE TIME

Robert from the High wire act in the studio with Chris Rogers, telling us all about the band, music in general and the Tonic charity

Monday, 26 February 2018

Dielle and Chris in the studio on Drive time

Dielle Hannah and Chris Wood in the studio, wow . A pleasure to catch up with them again 
 Telling us all about their up and coming gig at the station Theatre Hayling Island in April

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Katy and Beverley in the Hot seat Recording an Advert

Katy and Beverley recording an Advert for Community first, helping those that want to get back to work by Volunteering locally, a great way to help yourself and others

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Yes he is back FFR (FACE FOR RADIO). Today Kev Fiford gave us a Taste of things to come from the English Riviera, all the way from Torbay we had the sound of Rock.

Kev is calling it Thunderbird 5 lol.
We welcome him back, but by the sounds of today's broadcast it was like he had never been away

Here's to many more hours of great music and a regular slot will be announced in the not too distant future.

Here's the Studio
Here's the Location
He's the one with less hair

Big Better Stronger

As you may know our DAB signal is broadcast via the Portsmouth DAB multiplex, which carries a wide range of digital stations. This multiplex is run by Angel Radio and more information can be found by visiting www.solentwireless.com. This multiplex gives us DAB coverage across the Portsmouth, Hayling Island, Gosport, Waterlooville, and Havant areas. However as with all radio signals, we have found that the signal can be a little patchy in some areas, notably in the Leigh Park area. Our engineers Alan and Ash have been busy setting up a relay transmitter to boost our signal in this area, and we hope to be able to announce the introduction of this early in February.

Friday, 26 January 2018

We took ours off to ! HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN

Kevin Oliver Jones from the Band HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN ,popped into the studio to have an interview with Chris Rogers.

The Official UK No.1 tribute to the gods of Rock and Roll for three years running at the National Tribute Awards and in 2017 voted BEST tribute band in the UK, Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are proud to be the only tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers and they are managed by none other than Warren Grant … for the uninitiated, his father Peter was Led Zeppelin’s manager! “Hats Off to Led Zeppelin are the closest you are going to get” Warren said after first seeing the band!


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

New Year New Music REGGAE TIME


As you know The Flash is spreading it's wings to include more specialist 'Real Music' programmes during evenings and at weekends. The Flash Welcomes Stuart Mightyz Inglis of 'Emiliyah & The MightyZ All Stars' fame, and we can confirm that he is working on a pilot Reggae and Ska show for The Flash. Watch this space for more information!

Exciting times and another string to the BOW of the flash Armour.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Flash Team Get together Dec 2017

Its been such a busy time for the team at the studio this year there has hardly been a minute to have a get together for a chat. Well its Christmas so it has to be done. Some of the team met up at The Red Lion Hotel in Cosham for a couple of drinks and a good old natter, Listeners and Friends were welcome and it gave them an opportunity to meet the team. A Local Artist Terrence Perring came along and we will be playing some of his music in the New year. The Team wishes all its listeners and supporters all the very best for Christmas and The New Year

This has been a very good year for The Flash, with us moving out of our rather basic portacabin base at The Curlew and into a more homely, spacious and professional studio home at The Apex Centre. I must thank Mark Ringwood for putting us in contact with Park Community School, and Richard Setford and Mark Wiseman for all the work preparing our rooms and setting up the studio. Mark Wiseman deserves a special thank you for his continued kindness, always looking for ways to make our time at the studio more comfortable, and setting up equipment to make it easier for us to produce our shows.
Thanks to our good friend Ash Elford we also gained the opportunity to apply for an FM community radio licence to serve the greater Waterlooville area, although we will need to keep our fingers crossed for a few months yet in the hope that we are successful in our application.
None of this would have been possible without your dedication towards this project and very kind monthly donations, which have given us the financial stability to be able to spread our wings. I an extremely proud of our achievements so far and humbled by the actions taken by members of our team to improve things and keep us on air.
The new year is looking bright for The Flash as we face new opportunities, but these will also bring new challenges. I still need to delegate different parts of the operation to others, so will be advertising for a Community Liaison Officer, and a secretary.
I will be encouraging all presenters to present their programmes live so we can involve our listeners more, increase the opportunity for live guests, and be more current by promoting community events and reacting to things happening that day. 
I realise this will be a learning curve for some presenters but I would like to start increasing our live output early in 2018 so everyone is settled in live slots by mid-summer and ready for the hopeful FM launch.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Special Guest John Roberts in the studio

Today was a special one for The Flash because Chris Rogers was joined by John Roberts, the drummer with The Blockheads . They have a brilliant new album out and a local gig on the cards for Februay at the spring arts Centre Havant.

Here is a Piece from the Blockheads website
John started playing the drums at the age of 12 after joining various bands he started playing pro gigs when he was just 14 which took him all over the world. In 1995 John studied at the Musicians Institute London which was run by Denise Roudette. There he received tuition from drummers such as Bernard Purdie and Thomas Lang.
In 1997 John landed his first proper gig being the house drummer on the Channel 5 ‘The Mag’ (in the UK).
In 2001 he was invited to play a few shows for the Blockheads and he has remained a regular player for them ever since.
John has been in demand as a session drummer and perfomer he has appeared with acts such as Wilko Johnson, Wreckless Eric, Suggs, Cathy Denis, Dr and The Medics, 911, North and South, John Otway and Bryn Howarth.
John also teaches drums in a couple of prestigious independent Schools including Bedales in Hampshire as well as privately tutoring many pro drummers.

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