Actual Radio

Local Radio for Colchester


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 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.


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

Actual Radio Colchester Roadshow Team

Local colchester news

Workshop Fire Clacton

Five Crews Worked To Extinguish A Workshop Fire In Clacton

By Actual Radio | 8th April 2021

Fire crews from Clacton, Frinton, Weeley and Wivenhoe attended the scene of a workshop fire in Knox Road, Clacton just after midday today.   On arrival, crews reported that a workshop was 100% alight and contained…

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Frinton Beach Horse Ban

Horses Banned From Frinton Beach

By Actual Radio | 30th March 2021

Seasonal bans on animals on some beaches in Tendring come into force this Friday. Horses are banned from Frinton beach between Good Friday (2 April this year) and 30 September inclusive.   New signage is being…

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Birkett Long

Essex Law Firm Delivers Random Acts Of Kindness To St Helena Hospice and Colchester Zoo

By Actual Radio | 29th March 2021

Essex based Law Firm Birkett Long have continued to perform random acts of kindness in the local community as part of their 200 year celebrations.   Colchester Zoo took delivery of sweet boxes from the firm…

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Home Kitchen Colchester

Home Kitchen Colchester To Launch Next Month

By Actual Radio | 29th March 2021

Home Kitchen Colchester is due to launch in the town next month. Offering gluten-free, nutritious, freshly-prepared food and beverage options delivered direct to homes in Colchester and neighbouring areas.   Dine-in options will include sweet and…

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Street Tag Colchester

Street Tag Brings Fun To The Streets Of Colchester!

By Actual Radio | 29th March 2021

A free, interactive app called Street Tag, which promotes physical activity in a fun accessible way, launches today in Colchester.   The app has been brought to Colchester by a partnership between Colchester Borough Council and…

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Leisure Recovery Board

“Our Colchester” BID Launches Leisure Recovery Board

By Actual Radio | 26th March 2021

Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) is launching the Leisure Recovery Board, a group of 25 stakeholders, to produce a focused and dynamic recovery strategy for Colchester leisure businesses.   The leisure sector across the UK…

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Clacton Leisure Centre

Tendring Leisure Centres Set Out Road Map For Re-opening

By Actual Radio | 26th March 2021

Leisure centres in Tendring have set out how they will re-open, in line with the government roadmap.   From 29 March outdoor grass sports pitches are available to book in line with the requirements of each…

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T4G Women In Business

New Business Support Service To Launch Across Tendring

By Actual Radio | 2nd March 2021

A specialist business support service is to launch to help firms in Tendring succeed.   Tendring District Council (TDC) has appointed Colbea to run the fully-funded service over the next three years.   Being run as…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appeals for help keeping `Blood on Board’

By Actual Radio | 2nd March 2021

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is looking for sixty people to help it raise £30,000, so that the charity’s critical care teams can continue carrying blood to patients who need it most.   Each year…

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Actual Radio Shows

Loxley on Actual Radio

Loxley on Actual Radio

By Actual Radio | 2nd March 2021
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Breakfast with Dom

Breakfast With Dom

By Actual Radio | 2nd March 2021
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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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