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.


We are your radio station for Colchester!

Actual Radio Essex Roadshow Team

Blog Updates

Scott Everest Talks Local Politics

By Actual Radio | 28th October 2018

Scott Everest joins Andre Kimche on Sunday breakfast to talk politics.

Read More

Colchester Cable Amnesty

By Actual Radio | 19th October 2018

A Colchester Cable Amnesty has been declared, which is great news for all those people (er.. like everyone) who have a box of tangled cables sitting omewhere.   The box of useless cables is now a…

Read More

Loxley’s Corner with Marcus Reeves & Adam Green

By Actual Radio | 17th October 2018

Loxley’s Corner on Actual Radio with Marcus Reeves & Adam Green – 16th October 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE

Read More

Colchester Hospital Celebrates Diagnostic Centre Success

By Actual Radio | 12th October 2018

On Wednesday Staff, patients and well-wishers attended the official ribbon-cutting of the new Turner Diagnostic Centre at Colchester Hospital.   Built adjacent to the Hospital’s Emergency Department, the state-of-the-art imaging Centre brings together key diagnostic imaging…

Read More

TODAY – Invasion Colchester

By Actual Radio | 1st September 2018

Characters from popular TV shows and movies could be seen wandering around Colchester this Saturday as Invasion Colchester returns today. The popular town centre charity event unites the town with characters from the ‘fantasy world’ including…

Read More
Colchester Landlords HMO's

Colchester Landlords prepare for changes to Licensing

By Actual Radio | 31st August 2018

Landlords of shared accommodation are being urged to familiarise themselves with the upcoming changes to the licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation.   At present, a HMO licence is only required if the house is three…

Read More

£1300 fines for speeding Jet skiers in Brightlingsea

By Actual Radio | 30th August 2018

Two jet-skiers have been fined by Chelmsford magistrates for breaking marked speed limits on the waters around Brightlingsea, Mersea Island and the River Colne.   Magistrates heard how Kyle Doherty and Joseph Doherty, who were both…

Read More
Colchester Castle

Discover Colchester’s Heritage for FREE

By Actual Radio | 29th August 2018

This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over 30 historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 8 September.   From 6-9 September and 13-16 September 2018 Colchester’s…

Read More
KT Tunstall on Actual Radio Colchester

KT Tunstall Visits Actual Radio in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 27th August 2018

On Sunday 26th August we welcomed KT Tunstall into our Colchester Studio, KT performed two acoustic songs and also had an interview with our presenter Loxley.

Read More
Pete Chapman - Actual Radio Colchester
Pete Chapman
Martin Roscoe
Andre Kimche
Andy Stevens
Pete Chapman - Actual Radio Colchester
Phil Terry
Kevin Peters
Nick Moon - Actual Radio Colchester
Nick Moon
Lawrence Ladbrook - Actual Radio Colchester
Lawrence Ladbrook
Peter Bull - Actual Radio Colchester
Peter Bull
Loxley - Actual Radio Colchester
Susie Boo - Actual Radio Colchester
Susie Boo
Dave Blackwell - Actual Radio Colchester
Dave The Gardener
Simon Baldock - Actual Radio Colchester
Simon Baldock