Local Radio for Colchester


Welcome to Actual Radio, we are Local Radio for Colchester. As well as the Greatest Hits of All Time we have 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 and Martin Roscoe has the soundtrack to your workday afternoons 1pm - 4pm. Phil Terry has 3 hours of 80's music on Sunday mornings with 80's Sunday and Lawrence Ladbrook plays the biggest soul classics Saturday & Sunday evenings from 7pm.


If your looking for something to do in and around Colchester then check out our What's On guide and make sure you look out for the Actual Radio Roadshow Team at an event near you soon.


We are your radio station for Colchester!

Actual Radio Essex Roadshow Team

Blog Updates

Huge concerts announced for Colchester in 2018

By Actual Radio | 4th January 2018

Colchester Events Company has announced a programme of major artists performing in Colchester during 2018 – and there are some seriously huge names on the list.   The town’s summer of live music kicks off on…

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Loxley’s Corner 2nd January 2018

By Actual Radio | 2nd January 2018

Loxley’s Corner on Actual Radio – 2nd January 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   Playlist Loxley – Crunch Time With Drum Helen Connelly – Live A Lie (@HelenConnellyUK) Hemmingway…

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Nick’s Party Poppers Playlist 29th December 2017

By Actual Radio | 30th December 2017

Nick’s Party Poppers Playlist 29th December 2017   Toni Basil – Mickey House Of Pain – Jump Around Nick Moon Party Poppers In The Mix – Tori Amos, Eric Prydz, Madison Ave Sonia – You’ll Never…

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Medical equipment stolen from The Tree Room, Trinity Street

By Actual Radio | 26th December 2017

Police in Colchester are investigating after a laptop and a medical thermal imaging camera were taken from a business in Colchester.   The camera, which is a professional tool crucial to the victim’s work, is worth…

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80’s Sunday Playlist 24th December 2017

By Actual Radio | 25th December 2017

80’s Sunday with Phil Terry Playlist 24th December 2017 10am-1pm   Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me ’round Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure Yazz – The Only Way Is Up The Maisonettes –…

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Essex Police marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Actual Radio | 20th November 2017

Monday, November 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. In support of the day, we’re flying the transgender awareness flag at Essex Police Headquarters.   Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to remember those who were…

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Leisure World Colchester Providing Childcare for Shoppers

By Actual Radio | 17th November 2017

This Christmas, Leisure World Colchester is offering a new service for parents who need short-term childcare while they shop.   Convenient and fun, Shop & Drop sessions offer plenty to keep children entertained for a few…

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Pop band Steps announces concert in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 16th November 2017

Colchester Borough Council is delighted to welcome pop superstars Steps to Castle Park in 2018.   On Monday 13 November, the group announced a number of new tour dates, including a concert at Castle Park on…

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Police appeal to find missing Colchester Man

By Actual Radio | 15th November 2017

Colchester Police are appealing for the public’s help to find Steven White, who is missing from Colchester.   Steven, 34, was due to visit a relative in Dartford, Kent, on Friday November 10 but never arrived.…

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