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80’s Sunday Playlist 16th July 2017

By Actual Radio | 18th July 2017

80’s Sunday with Phil Terry Playlist 16th July 2017 10am-1pm   Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer The Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times Robbie Nevil – C’est La Vie Timex Social Club – Rumors Squeeze –…

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Simon Baldock talks to Essex Reptile Encounters

By Actual Radio | 17th July 2017

Actual Radio’s roving reporter Simon Baldock has been out and about this week chatting with James from Essex Reptile Encounters who are based in Rayleigh.     James tells us how hes had snakes and reptiles…

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Phil Terry on Actual Radio Essex

80’s Sunday Playlist 9th July 2017

By Actual Radio | 11th July 2017

80’s Sunday with Phil Terry Playlist 9th July 2017 10am-1pm   Visage – Fade To Grey Tina Turner – Let’s Stay Together The Selecter – On My Radio Dead Or Alive – That’s The Way (I…

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Pictures from the Castle Point Show 9th July 2017

By Actual Radio | 10th July 2017

Actual Radio were at this years Castle Point Show which took place on the 9th July, we had a fantastic day meeting lots of Actual Radio listeners and some new ones too.        …

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Popular Essex Attraction Closes

By Actual Radio | 7th July 2017

The scaffolding has gone up on Essex’s Oldest windmill, in the picturesque village of Finchingfield – the most photographed village in the county.     The Grade II-listed post mill – also known as Duck End…

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Castle Point Show Sunday 9th July 2017

By Actual Radio | 5th July 2017

The Actual Radio roadshow will be at this years annual Castle Point Show which takes place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 9th July 2017, Waterside Farm Show Ground, Canvey Island.   The Castle Point Show…

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Phil Terry on Actual Radio Essex

80’s Sunday Playlist 2nd July 2017

By Actual Radio | 2nd July 2017

80’s Sunday with Phil Terry Playlist 2nd July 2017   Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby Odyssey – Use It Up and Wear It Out Madonna – Holiday David Bowie –…

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CAVS Befriending Scheme Hits the Airwaves

By Actual Radio | 1st July 2017

Actual Radio are overjoyed to be working with CAVS (Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services) as their chosen radio station for their 2017 Befriending campaign.   CAVS Befriending Co-ordinators carefully pair trained volunteer Befrienders with individuals…

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Essex County Councillor Dave Blackwell is Dave the Gardener on Actual Radio Essex

Dave the Gardener July 2017

By Actual Radio | 27th June 2017

Dave Blackwell is Dave the Gardener on Actual Radio. Dave is with us Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30am with your gardening hints and tips.   In the July edition Dave talks about how the…

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