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.


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 Colchester & North East Essex!

Actual Radio Colchester Roadshow Team

Local colchester news

Heritage Trail Launches To Mark Clacton’s Birthday.

By Actual Radio | 25th July 2021

A ribbon was cut on Friday to official open a new heritage trail marking 150 years of Clacton-on-Sea.   Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to follow the Clacton 150 trail and learn about what was…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Unveil Unique Supporter Sculpture

By Actual Radio | 23rd July 2021

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) unveiled a unique sculpture at its Earls Colne Airbase on Thursday 22nd July 2021. The installation “Supporting Us, Supporting You”, which will take pride of place at the airbase entrance,…

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Party In The Yard

Red Lion Yard Comes Alive With Family Entertainment This Weekend

By Actual Radio | 30th June 2021

This Saturday Red Lion Yard in Colchester comes alive with fantastic entertainment for the whole family.   Come along to discover new and exciting shops in Colchester and check out the Red Lion Yard makeover. A…

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Essex Stretch Of M25 To Remain Closed Until This Evening

By Actual Radio | 30th June 2021

The M25 anti-clockwise in Essex will remain closed until late this evening following an earlier lorry fire.   Britain’s busiest motorway is shut between junctions 27 (M11) and 26 (Waltham Abbey) for repairs to the road…

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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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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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