Where Real Music LIVEs!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Mark Handley in the Studio

Mark Handley popped into the studio to entertain us and give the listeners a real treat.
Marks new album has landed  MARK HANDLEY & THE BONE IDOLS GREATEST HATS. A play on words really. Mark admits himself that he's never had a greatest HIT, but we all know and so does his audience of followers that everyone of his amazing songs is a HIT.


Mark was off to the Wickham festival on the Friday and we wish him and the Bone Idols all the very best,we are sure that he and the band will rock

Here's a Live track that Mark performed in the studio for us
www.markhandley.rocks



Tuesday, 18 July 2017

WOW Brian Nash of Frankie Goes to Hollywood Fame

Brian Popped into the Studio and gave us a fantastic interview headed up by Chris Rogers.
Brian was promoting his new Album 432-1 Open the vein.
He gave us a brilliant incite into his life as as a true Rock star and legend of the 80's Rock and pop scene.

Brian Even Kindly Signed Mark wiseman's copy of
WELCOME TO THE PLEASURE DOME

Thursday, 6 July 2017

New Presenter Alert Welcome to John Price

ANOTHER NEW PRESENTER JOINS THE FLASH TEAM!
I had a pleasant evening on Wednesday assisting Mr John Price as he recorded his pilot show for our radio station. John lives in Southsea and is the second member of the local band 'Strange Brew' to join our team. Once settled in he will be presenting a regular series called 'Rollin' And Tumblin'. You can hear his pilot show this Sunday at 4.00pm, with a repeat on Monday 10th July at 10.00pm.

Guest Artist in the studio Jaimie O'Byrne

Jaimie is a local Solo singing Artist from Southsea Portsmouth.
She popped into the studio for a chat and a couple of Notes on the Vocals  www.jaimieobyrne.co.uk.
Look out for her on the Popular local Music Circle, one not to be missed


Monday, 26 June 2017

Please Welcome Harriet Cope

INTRODUCING HARRIET COPE.
You may have heard this young lady reading the weather and gig guide during The Chris Rogers Drive Time Experience, well now she will be taking to the airwaves with her own show. Harriet is an arts and media student at the University Of Westminster and is spending time with us over the summer. Her first show for The Flash will be a Festivals Special and will be broadcast this Friday 30th June at 6.00pm, and again on Sunday at 4.00pm.
The Flash - Where Real Music LIVEs!
Find us on DAB+ to the greater Portsmouth area,
on TUNEIN as 'The Flash On Air', or via www.theflashonair.co.uk'.



Sunday, 18 June 2017

Welcome A New Presenter GRAHAM ANDREWS

NEW PRESENTER TAKES TO THE AIR TODAY!
Today we officially welcome Graham Andrews to The Flash team. He will be on air at 4.00pm today with the first edition of 'Breakaway Blues'.


Saturday, 17 June 2017

The Gosport MUSIC MADNESS EVENT

MUSIC MADNESS JUNE 17TH 2017
Some of The Flash Presenters helped to get the Summer Music off to a great start in Gosport
Appearances from Our Own Presenters
Martin Kirby
Paul Groove
Pete Crew
Jonathan Copeland




Thursday, 8 June 2017

Caroline Storey LIVE in the studio

Caroline Storey from Hampshire Girl Guiding came into the studio to tell us all about getting involved in this great pass time and adventure for young Girls, grown up girls and young adults. Its not just about girls thou its for anyone to get involved.


Caroline gave us all the contacts and also told us all about the modern age of Girl Guiding but it still included lots of MUD lol.
She even selected some of her favouite Rock tracks to fill in the spaces of a pure fun and informative hour.
If you would like to get started in the amazing and rewarding world of Girl Guiding then visit
www.girlguiding.org.uk

We are the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK

We empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years.
Here is everything you need to know about us -  from the Promise that every girl makes, to how we’re run and what it’s like to work for us.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

A BIG THANK YOU!
A huge Flash thanks go out to Richard Setford and Bob and Lee of CopyThat Design & Print in Spur Road, Cosham for supplying hands, a van and tools needed to remove our FM mast, aerial and associated cable from the roof of The Curlew pub in Havant. It is now sitting in the corner of our new office waiting for some action on FM again. I must say the smell of roast dinners coming from the pub kitchen was lovely. Make the most of this fine pub while it is there, as The Flash team can highly recommend their Sunday Roasts!.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Flash Get Together May 2017

Here is a pic from our last Flash get together, which took place on Monday 22nd May at The Red Lion in Cosham. From left we have Roger Wilson, Kev Ellis, some bloke called Martin, Chris Rogers, Jill Stembridge, Rob Hyslop, Larry Oster, Mark Handley, The Magnificent Jonathan C, and Derek Pearce. A big thank you to Julie Pearce for taking this photo. It was a great evening, and the pizza was nice too!. — with Roger WilsonKev EllisChris RogersJill StembridgeRobert HyslopLarry Oster,Mark HandleyJonathan Hope and Derek Pearce.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

We are Famous with Our Exciting Parnership WE'RE IN THE NEWS




http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/havant/school-and-radio-station-in-exciting-partnership-1-7966074

The Flash was originally broadcast live from a temporary building in the car park of The Curlew pub, in Havant. It now has a new home at the Apex Centre, Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, which is run by Park Community School to provide construction skills to students. The not-for-profit radio station was founded by Martin Kirby to promote the talents of local musicians. In a deal with the school, staff at the digital radio station will teach students radio skills. Mr Kirby said: ‘We had great times at The Curlew, which we nicknamed Flash Towers, but had outgrown our surroundings. ‘The pub’s future was also in doubt and while searching for a new home one of our volunteer presenters put me in touch with the school. ‘On my first visit I was instantly inspired by the school’s approach and the modern facilities it offers its students and the community.

It soon became obvious that we could be of benefit to each other.’ The radio station will be offering students the chance to learn media skills and assist in producing features for broadcast. There are also plans for a monthly programme to promote the talents of students and community events taking place at the school. Christopher Anders, the headteacher of Park Community School, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to be able to offer space to The Flash and form this partnership.

This opens vast opportunities for our students in gaining real-life broadcasting experience by producing programmes and features for broadcast on the station.’ The Flash is available on DAB radios in the Portsmouth area and through theflashonair.co.uk.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Martin Lets the World Know on FB we have a New Partnership and a New HOME

This is What the Facebook Post SAID :-
We know you have all been wondering what has been going on behind the scenes at The Flash over the mast month or so, with the occasional off air periods and lack of live shows for a time. Well a lot of work has been happening and we would like to introduce you to our new friends and partners at Park Community School in Havant. Special thanks must go out to Mark Wiseman and Richard Setford for all their hard work in setting up our new studio home, and to Mark Ringwood and David Harris for creating the link with the school.
FULL MARKS FOR RADIO CREW AS COMMUNITY STATION CREATES LINKS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL
A rock based local radio station promoting the talents of local musicians in the Portsmouth area has joined forces with a popular school in the Leigh Park area of Havant. 'The Flash' radio station have signed an agreement with Park Community School which will give the not for profit broadcasters a new home and create exciting opportunities for the school and its students.
Although, The Flash broadcasts on DAB from a transmitter on Portsdown Hill, the stations programmes have been
coming live from a small portable Metal Container located at The Curlew public house in Petersfield Road in Havant and ironically referred to on air as 'Flash Towers'. Station founder & Managing Director, 47year-old Martin Kirby, said "We had great times at The Curlew but had outgrown our surroundings. The pubs future was also in doubt and while searching for a new home one of our volunteer presenters put me in touch with the school". "On my first visit I was instantly inspired by the school's approach and the modern facilities it offers its students and community, so it soon became obvious that we could be of benefit to each other".
The Flash will soon be broadcasting full time from The Apex Centre in Bishopstoke Road, Havant, which is leased by Park Community School to be able to provide practical construction skills based learning for students from Park and other schools further afield.
The radio station will be offering students the chance to learn media skills and assist in producing features for broadcast. There are also exciting plans for a monthly programme to promote the talents of students and community events taking place at the school.
Christopher Anders, Headteacher said “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer space to The Flash and form this partnership. This opens up vast opportunities for our students in gaining ‘real life’ broadcasting experience by producing programmes and features for broadcast on the station”.
The Flash is available on DAB radio's to the Portsmouth area and via its website www.theflashonair.co.uk.








Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Still waiting on a launch, Won't be Long

Still waiting on a launch date, but everything is almost back to normal in the World of Flash.
We are Hoping for a Press release and a final date very Shortly. Most of the shows are now back LIVE from the studio. A few tweeks still required on a few bits of Equipment but its all good. The Presenters that have used the New studio have all commented what a pleasure it is to broadcast from the Apex centre. Its a real Home
Where Real Music LIVEs!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Presenters get the First Look at the New Tools of the Trade

All the presenters were invited to take a look at their new home for the first time, many managed to make it for what turned out to be a fun evening. Big smiles on everyone's faces and some Serious Chat in the Small office opposite the studio room. Going to call them the Room 20 Gang lol





Monday, 17 April 2017

Chris Having a sneaky peak at the Controls

CHris Rogers having a go at the Controls, we didn't let him go live thou, we don't trust him LOL

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

We are almost there with Equipment and Funiture

 Really  starting to get a move on Now with Furniture and Equipment, soon be ready for a full blown test


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Yes we have the Keys

Its all systems Go, we have the Keys, contracts signed and Carpet to lay.
Big Thanks To Mark Ringwood, David Harris and Martin Kirby for getting the paperwork side of things done and now time to transform an empty room into a new studio.
Lets get a couple of Bits of equipment in and start the test for Acoustics.
Richard Setford has to do some major work to get the initial Microphone test under way