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. Andy Stevens 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!

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Blog Updates

Colchester Hospital Celebrates Diagnostic Centre Success

By Actual Radio | 12th October 2018

On Wednesday Staff, patients and well-wishers attended the official ribbon-cutting of the new Turner Diagnostic Centre at Colchester Hospital.   Built adjacent to the Hospital’s Emergency Department, the state-of-the-art imaging Centre brings together key diagnostic imaging…

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TODAY – Invasion Colchester

By Actual Radio | 1st September 2018

Characters from popular TV shows and movies could be seen wandering around Colchester this Saturday as Invasion Colchester returns today. The popular town centre charity event unites the town with characters from the ‘fantasy world’ including…

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Colchester Landlords HMO's

Colchester Landlords prepare for changes to Licensing

By Actual Radio | 31st August 2018

Landlords of shared accommodation are being urged to familiarise themselves with the upcoming changes to the licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation.   At present, a HMO licence is only required if the house is three…

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£1300 fines for speeding Jet skiers in Brightlingsea

By Actual Radio | 30th August 2018

Two jet-skiers have been fined by Chelmsford magistrates for breaking marked speed limits on the waters around Brightlingsea, Mersea Island and the River Colne.   Magistrates heard how Kyle Doherty and Joseph Doherty, who were both…

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Colchester Castle

Discover Colchester’s Heritage for FREE

By Actual Radio | 29th August 2018

This year, Heritage Open Days is set to open the doors to over 30 historic properties across Colchester for FREE, including Colchester Castle on Saturday 8 September.   From 6-9 September and 13-16 September 2018 Colchester’s…

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KT Tunstall on Actual Radio Colchester

KT Tunstall Visits Actual Radio in Colchester

By Actual Radio | 27th August 2018

On Sunday 26th August we welcomed KT Tunstall into our Colchester Studio, KT performed two acoustic songs and also had an interview with our presenter Loxley.

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Sophie Nash

Loxley’s Corner with Sophie Nash

By Actual Radio | 22nd August 2018

Loxley’s Corner on Actual Radio with Sophie Nash – 21st August 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE   Loxley – Don’t…

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Roisin O'hagan

Loxley’s Corner with Roisin O’hagan

By Actual Radio | 15th August 2018

Loxley’s Corner on Actual Radio with Roisin O’hagan – 14th August 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE   Loxley – Telephone Atlantic…

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Actual-Radio - The Lamplight Club

Loxley’s Corner with The Lamplight Club

By Actual Radio | 4th August 2018

Loxley’s Corner on Actual Radio with The Lamplight Club – 24th July 2018 Three hours of radio dedicated to local artists, songwriters and producers.   To send your music to Loxley CLICK HERE   Loxley –…

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Pete Chapman
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