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.
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Local colchester news
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Zeus Fireworks the import arm of Dynamic Fireworks based at the Peartree Centre in Colchester, championed over 53 other brands to WIN Best Brand award at the coveted 2021 UK Firework Awards. The team also…Read More
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…Read More
Actual Radio Shows
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 0:39:25Read More