Local Radio for Colchester


Welcome to Actual Radio, we are Local Radio for Colchester. As well as the Greatest Hits of All Time we have news, sport and weather updates, plus local information and events, if its going on in Colchester we're talking about it.


Waking up Colchester weekday mornings it's Pete Chapman at Breakfast and Martin Roscoe has the soundtrack to your workday afternoons 1pm - 4pm. Andy Stevens has 3 hours of 80's music on Sunday mornings with 80's Sunday and Lawrence Ladbrook plays the biggest soul classics Saturday & Sunday evenings from 7pm.


If your looking for something to do in and around Colchester then check out our What's On guide and make sure you look out for the Actual Radio Roadshow Team at an event near you soon.


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Dave Collison & Rosalind Harniess

Loxley On Actual Radio With Rosalind Harniess

By Actual Radio | 11th December 2018

Loxley on Actual Radio with Rosalind Harniess – 11th December 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE     Playlist Coming Soon

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LIVE Tracking of Santa in Shrub End TONIGHT!

By Actual Radio | 11th December 2018

Here is the live tracking link of Santa in Shrub End Tonight

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Automatic External Difibrillator (AED)

Help Needed to Raise £1,350 for a Community Defibrillator for Monkwick & Berechurch

By Actual Radio | 11th December 2018

Colchester Councillor Dave Harris and the Colchester Community First Responders are asking for your help to raise the £1350 to fund an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Monkwick & Berechurch communities of Colchester.   An…

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Santa’s coming to Colchester, but Where and When?

By Actual Radio | 11th December 2018

For more than 40 years, Colchester Round Table 367 have been assisting Santa and his sleigh in collecting for local charitable causes and handing out treats to the good people of Colchester and this year is…

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High Street Colchester

Martin Goss – Pedestrianisation of Colchester High Street “Back on the Cards”

By Actual Radio | 11th December 2018

Martin Goss Portfolio Holder for Waste, Sustainability and Infrastructure at Colchester Borough Council spoke to Andre Kimche on Weekend Breakfast about Transport in the town.  

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Giving Tree Mile End

Will you find the “Giving Tree” in Mile End?

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

A family in Mile End are raising awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front garden.   The tree will be accompanied with a…

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Trio Convicted for Killing Homeless Man in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

Three people have been convicted for their part in the brutal killing of a homeless man in a Colchester car park.   Martin Dines, 56, was found by a car park worker in a stairwell at…

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Colchester Christmas Market 2018

In Pictures – Colchester Christmas Market 2018

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

On December 9th it was the Colchester Christmas Market 2018, here are some pictures from the day.  

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Lawford

By Actual Radio | 8th December 2018

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford.   Police were called shortly after 2.20am today, Saturday, December 8. Sadly the man died at the scene. A 20-year-old man from…

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