Actual Radio

Local Radio from Colchester for North East Essex


Broadcasting across Essex on DAB digital radio, Actual Radio is your Local Radio station from Colchester for 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 North East Essex we're talking about it.


Waking you up 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.


Kickstart your weekend with Andre Kimche from 7am Saturday & Sunday mornings plus we have three hours of the very best 80's with Phil Terry on 80's Sunday from 10am on... err... Sunday!


We are your radio station for North East Essex!

Actual Radio Colchester Roadshow Team

Local colchester news

There’s Still Time To Visit Santa In Colchester

By Actual Radio | 17th December 2021

There is still time to visit Santa in his magical grotto in Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Colchester.   With just one week to go until Christmas, now is the time to finish your Christmas wish list…

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It’s The Big Christmas Adventure At Trinity Park Launching This Friday

By Actual Radio | 15th December 2021

From the 17th of December 2021 until December 21st The Big Outdoor Cinema Company is transforming Trinity Park in Ipswich into a “Big Christmas Adventure”.   With so much festive fun to be had by the…

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New Allotments Open In Colchester

By Actual Radio | 15th December 2021

A new allotment site has officially opened at Kirby Drive, Colchester yesterday (14th December 2021) for the community to grow fruit and vegetables.   Run by Colchester Borough Council, the plots at Kirby Drive are now…

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Simply Red To Play Colchester Castle Park

By Actual Radio | 22nd November 2021

Simply Red are to play Colchester Castle Park in 2022! With over a billion hits on You Tube, and over 60 million albums worldwide, five going to number one in the UK, we couldn’t be more…

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Colchester Christmas Light Switch On at Lion Walk

By Actual Radio | 14th November 2021

Christmas is officially launched in Colchester this Wednesday, 17th November with the light switch on at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.   This years lineup has been announced with Dom Atkins and Dave Gowland from Actual Radio…

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Greater Anglia & Network Rail Tackle Leaves On The Line

By Actual Radio | 29th September 2021

Greater Anglia and Network Rail are making joint preparations to tackle slippery autumn rail conditions – following a huge improvement in punctuality last autumn.   The two organisations work together every year to minimise the effects…

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New Parklets Installed On Colchester High Street

By Actual Radio | 27th September 2021

A new installation of parklets has happened on Colchester high street this week in four locations. This new initiative has been led by Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) in collaboration with Colchester Borough Council and…

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Beat The Street Launches In Harwich

By Actual Radio | 24th September 2021

Residents in Harwich and the surrounding area can turn physical activity into points – and prizes – with a fun new initiative in the town.   Launching on Wednesday 29th September for five weeks, Beat the…

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Mr Motivator Hosts Birthday Workout For 102-Year-Old Care Home Resident

By Actual Radio | 23rd September 2021

Colchester Borough Council and FaNs Network have partnered with Mr Motivator’s online club to support care home residents to get moving across the county. To launch the campaign and celebrate a milestone birthday, Mr Motivator, 69,…

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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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