About Us

Colne Radio was launched in April 2011 as Radio Wivenhoe, to offer music, news and views presented by local people, for the local community. Last year we applied for and won an FM licence from OFCOM, the broadcasting regulator.

We currently broadcast on the internet. But once all the checks, legalities and formalities have been completed, we will be broadcasting on an FM waveband to communities along the River Colne.

If you live in Alresford, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Fingringhoe, Rowhedge or Wivenhoe, keep checking back for the latest updates. And keep listening.

We’re independent, run entirely by volunteers – and we are local, broadcasting from our studio in Wivenhoe. We want to give local communities and organisations an opportunity to be heard.

We do this by raising the profile of local charities organisations, plus promoting the activities of local businesses and publicising local events that reflect the communities we serve.

Colne Radio broadcasts along the Colne Estuary and surrounding villages, see our map below to get an idea of our FM range. You can also listen online.