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Waking you up 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!


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Popular Smoke & Fire Festival Returns To Colchester in 2022

By Actual Radio | 4th July 2022

Things are really hotting up for the return of the popular Smoke and Fire Festival in Colchester Castle Park in 2022. An unforgettable weekend of food, smoke, fire, beer, cider, live music and more.   This…

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Joey Parrot Great Bentley

MISSING From The Bentley County Park Area! Can You Help Find Joey.

By Actual Radio | 8th June 2022

Joey went missing on Monday 6th June around the Bentley County Park area, his owner is desperately trying to find him.   Joey is 22 years old and speaks quite a lot. He maybe very frightened…

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Tendring Youth Awards

More Time Given To Submit Entries To The Tendring Youth Awards 2022

By Actual Radio | 29th April 2022

You have more time to submit their entries to the Tendring Youth Awards 2022.   The deadline for nominations has been extended by a month to Friday 20th May.   This year will see the sixth…

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St Helena Hospice’s Popular Pier To Pier Walk Returns

By Actual Radio | 29th April 2022

On Sunday 8th May hundreds of walkers will be heading to the seafront to take on St Helena Hospice’s popular Pier to Pier walk – the charity’s first mass participation fundraising event since 2019.   The…

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Colchester To Ukraine Emergency Aid Campaign Launched

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2022

A new community project of Colchester to Ukraine: Humanitarian & Emergency Aid Campaign has been officially launched.   The campaigns aim is very simple; to deliver much needed humanitarian aid directly from the community of Colchester…

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Women’s Tour Grand Depart From Colchester

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2022

The route for this year’s Women’s Tour Grand Départ, between Colchester and Bury St Edmunds, has today been announced.   Stage one of the UK’s leading women’s cycle race, set to take place on Monday 6…

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Aldi Donates 2000 Meals To Essex Charities Over The Easter School Holidays

By Actual Radio | 26th April 2022

Supermarket Aldi helped provide local charities in Essex with 2000 meals to deliver to people in need over the Easter school holidays.   The supermarket paired its stores up with local charities, community groups and food…

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Schools Design New Butterfly Signs For No Mow Areas

By Actual Radio | 21st April 2022

New butterfly signs designed by school children across the borough have been installed in several areas of green space, to highlight that either the grass cutting regime in these areas has changed or that the area…

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Clacton Charity Concert Raises Funds To Help Stroke Survivors

By Actual Radio | 21st April 2022

AN orchestra in Clacton has donated the proceeds of its first concert of the year to a charity for stroke survivors.   Clacton Concert Orchestra held a Spring Showcase Concert in March at Holland on sea…

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