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 Pete Chapman at Breakfast. 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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Local colchester news
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good time at High Woods Country Park this October half term. The whole family can enjoy four frighteningly good Halloween themed walking trails, suitable for ages 4-8 and…Read More
The Green Flag Awards, which shine a light on the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, have been announced this week with Colchester Borough Council once again scooping the national award for Castle Park, High…Read More
A prolific shoplifter has been banned for going into Co-Ops in Colchester after admitting to more than a dozen theft charges. Scott Lamond stole from Co-Op shops on 14 occasions between 6 September and 20…Read More
It has been announced this morning that Essex County Council is to apply to the Secretary of State for Health for Essex to be placed into the new ‘High level’ banding of Covid-19 restrictions. Essex…Read More
It has been announced this morning that the Mercury Theatre and the Colchester Arts Centre have both received a welcome cash boost from the governments Culture Recovery Fund. The Mercury Theatre is in receipt of…Read More
THE organiser of a wedding party in Margaretting has become the first person in Essex to be fined £10,000 for organising a large gathering. Police began receiving reports from the public at around 4.15pm on…Read More
A new Colchester-wide campaign has launched today, National Clean Air Day, to encourage drivers to switch off their car engines while they wait at traffic lights, level crossings or outside schools, to improve their own health…Read More
Colchester Borough Council would like to hear from community-based organisations, businesses or groups from across the borough and beyond, who are interested in taking over management of the Abbey Field Centre and breathe new life into the landmark community building. The spacious and well-connected property, formally the Garrison Gym,…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
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…Read More