Actual Radio

Local Radio for Colchester

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Welcome to Actual Radio, we are the Local Radio station for Colchester & North East Essex. As well as the Greatest Hits of All Time we have the latest 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. Greg Potter has your workday soundtrack weekdays from 10am and Martin Roscoe takes you into the afternoon from 1pm. Dave Gowland has the Big Drive Home weekdays from 4pm.

 

If you're 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.

 

We are your radio station for Colchester & North East Essex!

Actual Radio Colchester Roadshow Team

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Which Colchester Restaurants Are Part Of The Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

By Actual Radio | 28th July 2020

Many Colchester Restaurants are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. The following are offering 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you…

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Colchester Council Launches New Community Recognition Award

By Actual Radio | 28th July 2020

The work of community champions across the borough is to be recognised with a new community recognition award launched by Colchester Borough Council today.   The community recognition award, ‘Together We Can’, will recognise and celebrate…

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Colchester Parks Go Digital This Summer

By Actual Radio | 28th July 2020

Colchester’s wonderful parks and green spaces have been more important to residents’ health and wellbeing this year than ever before, with so many people using them for exercise during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ongoing pandemic…

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Colchester Castle’s Historic Doors Open

By Actual Radio | 23rd July 2020

Colchester Castle is delighted to announce that it is now open again to visitors. The reopening coincides with the start of the school summer holidays and the Castle team is looking forward to welcoming families back.     Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman Keep,…

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Fortnightly Waste Collections Resume Next Week

By Actual Radio | 19th June 2020

Colchester Borough Council have announced today that fortnightly waste and recycling collections are to restart across Colchester from this Monday, the 22nd June.   From Monday you are advised to use the 2020/21 recycling calendar, which…

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MISSING From Colchester! Lewis Paterson

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Police in Colchester are looking for 41-year-old Lewis Paterson who’s gone missing from Elizabeth Close, Colchester.   Lewis was reported missing shortly after 12.30am today (Thursday 18 June).   He’s described as white, 6ft 2in tall,…

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Red Arrows Are Due To Fly Over Colchester Today

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

The RAF Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester this afternoon as the French President Emmanuel Macron visits London.   Weather permitting the jets will take off from an RAF base in Oxfordshire before going…

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Now You Can Get Your Name On The Rollerworld ‘Wall of Fame’

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Colchester’s popular skating entertainment venue DX’s Rollerworld is offering you the chance to have your name on their ‘Wall of Fame’ and help and secure its future.   Rollerworld’s Wall of Fame is just one of…

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Oakley Raised £621 for the NHS and Receives a Treat.

By Actual Radio | 18th June 2020

Since lock down young Oakley from Colchester has spent weeks making hundreds of individual pictures to sell to raise money for the NHS. On Tuesday he was rewarded for his efforts with a shopping spree in…

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Actual Radio Shows

Martin Roscoe Talks to Local Author Mandy Morrissey

By Actual Radio | 4th February 2020

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 0:39:25  

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Andre Kimche Talks to Colchester Councillor Martin Goss

By Actual Radio | 3rd February 2020

On the 2nd February Andre Kimche spoke to Councillor Martin Goss. Martin is the portfolio holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation on Colchester Borough Council.   You can listen again to the interview here at 2:08:50…

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Loxley with The Round Window 28th January 2020

By Actual Radio | 29th January 2020

Loxley on Actual Radio with The Round Window 28th January 2020 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE  

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