Broadcasting across Essex on DAB digital radio, Actual Radio is the Local Radio station for Colchester & North East Essex. As well as the best music we have the latest news, sport and weather updates, plus local information and events, if its going on in Colchester & North East Essex we're talking about it.
Waking up Colchester weekday mornings it's Breakfast with Dom. Greg Potter has your workday soundtrack weekdays from 10am and from 1pm Martin Roscoe takes you into the afternoon. Dave Gowland has the Big Drive Home weekdays from 4pm.
Kickstart your weekend with Andre Kimche from 7am Saturday & Sunday mornings plus we have three hours of the very best 80's with Phil Terry on 80's Sunday from 10am on... err... Sunday!
We are your radio station for Colchester & North East Essex!
Local colchester news
Greater Anglia and Network Rail are making joint preparations to tackle slippery autumn rail conditions – following a huge improvement in punctuality last autumn. The two organisations work together every year to minimise the effects…Read More
Colchester Borough Council and FaNs Network have partnered with Mr Motivator’s online club to support care home residents to get moving across the county. To launch the campaign and celebrate a milestone birthday, Mr Motivator, 69,…Read More
A ribbon was cut on Friday to official open a new heritage trail marking 150 years of Clacton-on-Sea. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to follow the Clacton 150 trail and learn about what was…Read More
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance,…Read More
This Saturday Red Lion Yard in Colchester comes alive with fantastic entertainment for the whole family. Come along to discover new and exciting shops in Colchester and check out the Red Lion Yard makeover. A…Read More
The M25 anti-clockwise in Essex will remain closed until late this evening following an earlier lorry fire. Britain’s busiest motorway is shut between junctions 27 (M11) and 26 (Waltham Abbey) for repairs to the road…Read More
Actual Radio Shows
On the 3rd February Martin Roscoe spoke to local author Mandy Morrissey about her new book Broken Wings: Love, Lies and Fairy Tales You can listen again to the interview here at 0:39:25Read More