Actual Radio

Local Radio for Colchester & North East Essex


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!

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Colchester School Children Request The Right To Breathe Clean Air

By Actual Radio | 15th June 2021

Today, on national Clean Air Day, pupils from St James’ Primary School in Colchester have published an open letter to their parents, relatives and other carers setting out why clean air is important for young lungs.…

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Drivers In East Anglia Reminded To Switch Off Engines At Level Crossings

By Actual Radio | 15th June 2021

Communities living near level crossings in East Anglia will join with rail organisations to remind drivers to switch their engines off when waiting in a bid to reduce pollution.   Following a flurry of complaints, Greater…

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The Red Arrows To Return To Clacton This Summer

By Actual Radio | 15th June 2021

The Red Arrows will fly over Clacton on two days this summer as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary.   Along with the world-renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), the ace Royal Air Force (RAF)…

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Colchester BID Announce The Recipients Of Their Covid-19 Recovery Fund

By Actual Radio | 28th April 2021

Our Colchester BID have announced the successful recipients of their Covid-19 Recovery Fund which opened for applications in March 2021.   The Recovery Fund scheme was launched with the aim of supporting events and projects which…

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Tendring Youth Awards

Nominations Open For The Fifth Tendring Youth Awards

By Actual Radio | 27th April 2021

Nominations have opened for the fifth Tendring Youth Awards, taking place in 2021. The Awards aim to celebrate achievements by inspiring young people who live, study or work in Tendring, across a wide range of categories,…

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Clacton Pier Fireworks

Free Fireworks Extravaganzas At Essex Seaside Attraction

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2021

An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.   Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer…

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Colchester Sports Park

Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park Opens

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2021

Colchester’s newest sporting facility, the Northern Gateway Sports Park, unique in Essex in featuring a one-mile floodlit cycle track, has opened its doors today (Monday 26 April).   British Cycling, Essex County Cricket, Paddy & Scott’s…

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Popular Colchester Food & Drink Festival Set To Return This Summer

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2021

Exciting news for Colchester’s Food and Drink lovers. The much loved Colchester Food and Drink Festival, is all systems go for June 26-27th 2021 in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.   The festival attracts over 10,000 people…

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West Mersea Tractor Fire

Fire Crews Called To Tractor Fire In West Mersea

By Actual Radio | 16th April 2021

Firefighters from Colchester, Clacton, Bightlingsea and Manningtree were called to a tractor fire on Colchester Road in West Mersea this afternoon.   On arrival, crews reported that a large tractor was 100% alight and worked to…

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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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