Pete Chapman

Weekday Mornings 7am-10am

Pete Chapman on Actual Radio Essex

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 as well known on the radio as he is in the nightclubs of Essex, you may even catch him DJing a wedding or two from time to time.

Lawrence Ladbrook

Saturday & Sunday Evenings 7pm-10pm

Lawrence Ladbrook on Actual Radio Essex

Lawrence brings you the Greatest Soul Hits of All time every 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.

Nick Moon

Friday Evenings 7pm-10pm

Nick Moon on Actual Radio Essex

Imagine this, you’ve invited all your friends round, you have the drinks and the nibbles, but you’ve forgotten the most important part, the music! Don’t fear Nick is here with Nick's Party Poppers, Friday evenings from 7pm-10pm and Saturday evenings from 10pm-1am.

Phil Terry

Saturday & Sunday’s 10am-1pm


Phil brings you the Greatest Hits of All time every Saturday & Sunday on Actual Radio. Love the 80’s? You will love 80’s Sunday, Sunday’s from 10am only on Actual Radio.

Simon Lewis

Drivetime 4pm-7pm Weekdays

Simon Lewis on Actual Radio Essex

Simon Lewis is driving you home 4pm-7pm weekdays, with his facts of the day, news every half hour and playing the Greatest Hits of All Time there is no better Drivetime show for Colchester.

Peter Bull

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 7am-10am


Waking you up first thing on a Saturday & Sunday morning its Peter Bull. Peter has been DJing since the age of 13. During his career Peter has worked on countless cruise ships, holiday camps, nightclubs and festivals. Catch Peter from 7am with the Greatest Hits of All Time, events for the weekend and facts of the day.

Simon Baldock

Actual Radio's Roving Reporter


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.

Dave the Gardener

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays 10:30am

Dave Blackwell Dave the Gardener

Essex County Councillor Dave Blackwell is 'Dave the Gardener' providing you with your gardening advise and answering your questions. Email your questions to