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The Flash - Where real music lives

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The Flash is a not for profit community radio station that is run entirely by volunteers, and broadcasts from Waterlooville on 104.3FM. We can also be heard across Portsmouth and Gosport on DAB.

This radio station exists to serve a growing audience of radio listeners who have become frustrated by the restricted pop formats and repetitive playlists of commercial radio.

The Flash is Where Real Music LIVEs!, that means that we celebrate the talents of real musicians, instead of the plastic pop that dominates other stations. As the capital letters in our slogan suggests, we promote the live music scene within our service area, and feature local artists and bands throughout the day.

Classic and modern rock plays a large part in our output, but we also offer specialist evening programmes to cover other real music genres such as Blues, Folk, Soul, Motown, Reggae, Punk, Country, and World Music.

At a time when many ‘local’ commercial radio stations are being taken over by large media groups and dropping local programming, The Flash is proud to be serving the greater Waterlooville area and the Borough Of Havant. Not only do we promote our vibrant local live music scene, but also take great pride in promoting all that is positive in our local communities.

Local volunteers, community groups and charities played a vital role during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we will always celebrate and encourage that selfless spirit.

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