Local Radio for Colchester


Welcome to Actual Radio, we are Local Radio for Colchester. As well as the Greatest Hits of All Time we have 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 Pete Chapman at Breakfast and Martin Roscoe has the soundtrack to your workday afternoons 1pm - 4pm. Andy Stevens has 3 hours of 80's music on Sunday mornings with 80's Sunday and Lawrence Ladbrook plays the biggest soul classics Saturday & Sunday evenings from 7pm.


If your looking for something to do in and around Colchester then check out our What's On guide and make sure you look out for the Actual Radio Roadshow Team at an event near you soon.


We are your radio station for Colchester!

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Blog Updates

Giving Tree Mile End

Will you find the “Giving Tree” in Mile End?

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

A family in Mile End are raising awareness of children and families not so fortunate as them this Christmas by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front garden.   The tree will be accompanied with a…

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MISSING – Ashaki Williams from Colchester

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

Police are appealing for help to find Ashaki Williams, 16, who is missing from Colchester.   Ashaki was last seen at around noon on Saturday, December 6. She is vulnerable and we have concerns for her…

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Trio Convicted for Killing Homeless Man in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

Three people have been convicted for their part in the brutal killing of a homeless man in a Colchester car park.   Martin Dines, 56, was found by a car park worker in a stairwell at…

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Colchester Christmas Market 2018

In Pictures – Colchester Christmas Market 2018

By Actual Radio | 10th December 2018

On December 9th it was the Colchester Christmas Market 2018, here are some pictures from the day.  

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Lawford

By Actual Radio | 8th December 2018

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a car in Harwich Road, Lawford.   Police were called shortly after 2.20am today, Saturday, December 8. Sadly the man died at the scene. A 20-year-old man from…

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Colchester Restaurant Manager Jailed for Raping a Teenage Girl

By Actual Radio | 7th December 2018

Restaurant Manager Shibbir Ahmed, 58, was today found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault. Ahmed who was manager of the Tandoori Villa in Stanway was sentenced to a total of seven-and-a-half years and…

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Colchester Archaeologist

Your chance to see Roman remains in Colchester this Saturday

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

Colchester Archaeologists are having a “mini” open day at the Mercury Theatre this Saturday (8th December) between 9.30am and 12.30pm & 1pm to 3.30pm. Works have been taking place on the site ahead of the major…

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Colchester Venues to be equipped with Acid Attack Kits

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

A new safety initiative is set to provide several town centre venues with special kits designed to offer immediate first aid in the event of an acid or other corrosive substance attack.   A joint funding…

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Colchester Food Bank Donation

Colchester Charity Receives Generous Donation

By Actual Radio | 6th December 2018

Colchester Foodbank has received a generous donation of £400 from Alice Goss’s Without Walls project.   Without Walls was a labour of love taking two years’ work and considerable time and effort from everyone who has…

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