Pete Chapman

Weekday Mornings 7am-10am
Pete Chapman - Actual Radio Colchester

Wake up with Pete weekday mornings from 7am, with the latest news, events and weather for Colchester. Pete has been a familiar voice on radio across Essex since 1998. You may have heard him on, Essex FM, Classic Gold Breeze, BBC Essex, Radio Essex & Ten-17 in Harlow to name but a few.


Pete is a proud Colchester Ambassador

Greg Potter

Weekday's 10am-1pm

Greg Potter gets your workday underway from 10am weekday mornings.

Martin Roscoe

Weekday Afternoons 1pm - 4pm

Martin Roscoe is the voice of Weekday Afternoons here on Actual Radio. Bringing you the Greatest Hits of All Time and news of events taking place in and around the Colchester area.

Dave Gowland

The Big Drive Home Weekdays 4pm-7pm

Dave Gowland is with you for the Big Drive Home in Colchester weekdays afternoons from 4pm.

Andre Kimche

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 7am-10am

Andre Kimche is here with Weekend Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7am. With the very best studio guests, it’s where Colchester comes to talk.

Phil Terry

Saturday & Sunday’s 10am-1pm
Pete Chapman - Actual Radio Colchester

Phil has always lived in or near to Colchester with a working life revolving around DJing, presenting and music production. Phil’s radio career stretches back to the late 90s at SGR FM. From there Phil moved to Dream 100 and regularly presented a variety of shows over several years. As a DJ Phil has held many residencies including The Tartan House, Hollywood, Kings and is still a regular at Roberts Live Bar. In the West End of London Phil has held DJ’d at clubs such as Hammersmith Palaice, Hanover Grand, Rainforest Cafe, Volante and the world famous Pacha.

Kevin Peters

Saturday & Sunday's 1pm-4pm

As a former presenter on Mellow 1557am and SGR’s Amber Gold Kevin is a familiar voice in North Essex. Keven presents Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 1pm-4pm on Actual Radio.

Lawrence Ladbrook

Saturday & Sunday Evenings 7pm-10pm
Lawrence Ladbrook - Actual Radio Colchester

Lawrence is the voice of Saturday & Sunday Evenings on Actual Radio. Starting off as a mobile & club DJ in the 1990’s, Lawrence has presented the breakfast show on local radio in Essex & hosted specialist old school and soul shows.


Loxley's Corner Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
Loxley - Actual Radio Colchester

Loxley is a Singer Songwriter who has toured during the 1990s and has a wealth of experience with recording and producing music. He is still enjoying playing the circuit today with his band Loxley’s Corner, and you may well have seen him out there.  A natural progression into becoming a Presenter and help promote new artists with his radio show here at Actual, ‘Loxley’s Corner’ Tuesday evenings 7-10pm.  His show is an essential platform the new artists. Loxley believes “if you write a song you deserve airplay” Send him, your music in a Wav File and he will play it. Live Acoustic Sessions on every show.

Susie Boo

Boo's Corner Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
Susie Boo - Actual Radio Colchester

Susie plays a big part of the team on Loxley’s Corner, some say the bigger part.  She is very active throughout the show with Live Video of Acoustic sessions. Her feature, ‘Boo’s Corner’ runs parallel with Facebook Page which is there to help you with your Music promotions. She will broadcast your Music Event Live on Air. Tell her about your show, gig, open mic or stage event, and she will get it out there.

Georgie Peck

Sunday's 10pm-1am

Dave The Gardener

Dave Blackwell - Actual Radio Colchester

Essex County Councillor Dave Blackwell is ‘Dave the Gardener’ providing you with your gardening advice and answering your questions. Email your questions to

Simon Baldock

Actual Radio's Roving Reporter
Simon Baldock - Actual Radio Colchester

Simon Baldock is Actual Radio’s Roving Reporter. Simon will be heading out around Colchester with his microphone to record interviews and report on the big stories affecting our town.