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 Simon Lewis has The Big Drive Home 4pm-7pm Monday to Friday. 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.


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Blog Updates

80’s Sunday Playlist 15th October 2017

By Actual Radio | 16th October 2017

80’s Sunday with Phil Terry Playlist 15th October 2017 10am-1pm   Level 42 – Running In The Family Men Without Hats – Safety Dance Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut New Order – Blue Monday Paul…

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Nick’s Party Poppers Playlist 13th October 2017

By Actual Radio | 16th October 2017

Nick’s Party Poppers Playlist 13th October 2017   Spagna – Call Me Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You Nick Moon In The Mix – Stop, Michael Jackson, Robin S Robert Miles – Children Culture…

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Colchester Firework Finder

Colchester Firework Finder 2017

By Actual Radio | 11th October 2017

Here at Actual Radio we’re getting ready for Firework Season and are really looking forward to attending many Firework Displays across Colchester this November. Here’s the Actual Radio list of Colchester Firework Displays we’ve heard about.…

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October Half Term: Things to do at Leisure World

By Actual Radio | 10th October 2017

Don’t get spooked by a dead October half term, get active at Leisure World this holiday.     October can be a month of changing weather, darker evenings and a nightmare of boring days with nothing…

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Get composting this autumn

By Actual Radio | 9th October 2017

Colchester Borough Council is encouraging residents to get composting at home this autumn to save money and help the environment.     Composting at home not only reduces your carbon footprint and is a great addition…

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Running Colchester Interview with Simon Baldock

By Actual Radio | 3rd October 2017

Colchester has a very good claim at being one of the fittest towns in the country. There are cycling clubs and a number of gyms but it seems that running is the pastime that many residents…

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Oktoberfest comes to Colchester!

By Actual Radio | 16th September 2017

This October Castle Park will be transformed into the wold famous Oktoberfest with one of Europe’s biggest touring tents coming to Colchester for the first time.     During Oktoberfest the air will be filled with…

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Essex Mums Vote Colchester Castle as ‘Best Museum’ in 2017 Awards

By Actual Radio | 13th September 2017

Colchester Castle has received the ‘Best Museum’ award in the well-recognised Essex Mums online awards this year. Overcoming tough competition from around the county, the win highlighted the Castle’s range of educational and interactive displays for…

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Colchester to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this autumn

By Actual Radio | 28th August 2017

Colchester to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this autumn   Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Colchester from September as the town is transformed into a giant…

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