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!
Local colchester news
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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
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