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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Demolition Begins Of Former Sheltered Housing Block In Lawford

By Actual Radio | 17th February 2021

Demolition of the main block of Honeycroft Sheltered Housing has stared today.   Tendring District Council moved residents out of the main block of Honeycroft in October 2017, and took a decision to close the site…

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Essex Air Ambulance New Airbase

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Gets Keys To New Airbase

By Actual Radio | 16th February 2021

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has taken possession of its brand-new purpose-built airbase at North Weald Airfield following its completion by Barnes Construction.   Work on the facility began in February 2020 after planning permission…

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Colchester Vaccination Centre

Council Staff Pitch In To Support Colchester Stadium Vaccine Centre

By Actual Radio | 5th February 2021

Colchester Borough Council staff are working closely with the NHS to play a key role in the new vaccination centre at the JobServe Community Stadium and Covid-19 testing centre at Leisure World Colchester.   More than…

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Discover Colchester

Discover Colchester Project Launch

By Actual Radio | 5th February 2021

Colchester MP Will Quince has teamed up with Lion Walk Shopping Centre manager Martin Leatherdale to bring families across Colchester a free community project.   The project entitled Discover Colchester aims to support families; education, learning,…

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Colchester Covid Test Centre

Covid-19 Testing Centre Opens In Colchester

By Actual Radio | 15th January 2021

A new fast testing centre is opening in Colchester for those who DO NOT have symptoms of Covid-19.   Colchester residents with no symptoms are being encouraged to get tested to help reduce the spread of…

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Nigel Clack

Police Suspend Search For Nigel Clack Following The Discovery Of A Man’s Body

By Actual Radio | 15th January 2021

Police in Harwich have suspended their search for Nigel Clack, 60, who had been reported missing.   It follows the discovery of a man’s body near the Parkeston roundabout this morning, Friday 15 January.   Formal…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Helps Transfer COVID-19 Patients

By Actual Radio | 15th January 2021

Following the busiest year ever for its critical care teams, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is now helping with the transfer of some COVID-19 patients between hospitals.   When required, the team based at the…

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Community 360 Colchester

Community 360 Urgent Call For Specialist Volunteers

By Actual Radio | 14th January 2021

Community360 is calling for volunteers to help support all partners to care for our loved ones, as the NHS and other colleagues struggle with the discharge of patients from hospital to their homes and to help…

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Colchesters Northern Gateway Sports Park

Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Park Opening Rescheduled

By Actual Radio | 14th January 2021

The opening of the new Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park has been rescheduled to 26 April 2021 should government guidelines allow, amidst Covid-19 uncertainty.   This will help ensure that the Northern Gateway Sports Park, which…

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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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Andre Kimche Talks to Colchester Councillor Martin Goss

By Actual Radio | 3rd February 2020

On the 2nd February Andre Kimche spoke to Councillor Martin Goss. Martin is the portfolio holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation on Colchester Borough Council.   You can listen again to the interview here at 2:08:50…

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Loxley with The Round Window 28th January 2020

By Actual Radio | 29th January 2020

Loxley on Actual Radio with The Round Window 28th January 2020 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE  

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