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

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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Colchester Restaurant Manager Jailed for Raping a Teenage Girl

By Actual Radio | 7th December 2018

Restaurant Manager Shibbir Ahmed, 58, was today found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault. Ahmed who was manager of the Tandoori Villa in Stanway was sentenced to a total of seven-and-a-half years and…

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Your chance to see Roman remains in Colchester this Saturday

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

Colchester Archaeologists are having a “mini” open day at the Mercury Theatre this Saturday (8th December) between 9.30am and 12.30pm & 1pm to 3.30pm. Works have been taking place on the site ahead of the major…

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Colchester Venues to be equipped with Acid Attack Kits

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

A new safety initiative is set to provide several town centre venues with special kits designed to offer immediate first aid in the event of an acid or other corrosive substance attack.   A joint funding…

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Colchester Charity Receives Generous Donation

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

Colchester Foodbank has received a generous donation of £400 from Alice Goss’s Without Walls project.   Without Walls was a labour of love taking two years’ work and considerable time and effort from everyone who has…

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CCTV Appeal – Attempted Robbery at University of Essex

By Actual Radio | 5th December 2018

Do you recognise this man?   Police would like to talk to him about an attempted robbery outside the University of Essex in Colchester at around 1.30am on Friday, November 30th.   A woman in her…

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Drop Litter, Expect a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice

By Actual Radio | 5th December 2018

Town Centre enforcement rolled out to combat litter and unsocial-behavior in Colchester.   Preparations are underway for the Colchester Christmas Market this Sunday 9th December. Meanwhile Colchester Borough Council has announced it’s crackdown on littering and…

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Loxley with Adrian Nation

By Actual Radio | 5th December 2018

Loxley on Actual Radio with Adrian Nation – 4th December 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE     Playlist Loxley –…

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Essex Police’s new Town Centre team starts work in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 4th December 2018

A dedicated Town Centre Team made up of Special Constables, Police Community Support Officers and a Police Constable has been recruited by Essex Police as part of the Colchester Town Centre Action Plan (TCAP).   This…

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