Where Real Music LIVEs!

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



Saturday, 1 April 2017

The Move to The Apex Centre

Its time to refurb and maintain the equipment that we have ready for the move to the New Studio.
Knobs, switches, cables and plugs to get ready for a smooth refit at the Apex Centre



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sad Times its all empty

One Last Hug of the old Home. Its been a happy few year at the Curlew Public House and a big thanks goes to the Pub and all concerned for giving us the space to do our thing.





Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Its The Big day Of Strip Out in the Studio

Sad Times for the Studio at the Curlew Public house in Havant.
Its The day of Strip out and Pack up. Its going to be a few weeks whilst we relocate to our new Premises at the Apex Centre and the Start of Our partnership with Park Community School. Exciting times.
Lots to do, so its all hands to the Decks LOL