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 & North East Essex 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

Greater Anglia & Network Rail Tackle Leaves On The Line

By Actual Radio | 29th September 2021

Greater Anglia and Network Rail are making joint preparations to tackle slippery autumn rail conditions – following a huge improvement in punctuality last autumn.   The two organisations work together every year to minimise the effects…

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New Parklets Installed On Colchester High Street

By Actual Radio | 27th September 2021

A new installation of parklets has happened on Colchester high street this week in four locations. This new initiative has been led by Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) in collaboration with Colchester Borough Council and…

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Beat The Street Launches In Harwich

By Actual Radio | 24th September 2021

Residents in Harwich and the surrounding area can turn physical activity into points – and prizes – with a fun new initiative in the town.   Launching on Wednesday 29th September for five weeks, Beat the…

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Mr Motivator Hosts Birthday Workout For 102-Year-Old Care Home Resident

By Actual Radio | 23rd September 2021

Colchester Borough Council and FaNs Network have partnered with Mr Motivator’s online club to support care home residents to get moving across the county. To launch the campaign and celebrate a milestone birthday, Mr Motivator, 69,…

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Firstsite named ‘Museum of the Year’!

By Actual Radio | 22nd September 2021

Firstsite in Colchester has won the prestigious ‘Museum of the Year’ award 2021.   The Art Fund Museum of the Year, is the world’s largest museum prize, it celebrates the UK’s museums and galleries, and this…

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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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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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