BBC Essex is a local radio station based in Chelmsford and reaching 138,000 listeners each week. You can hear modern music hits and history that will make you smile and get interesting stories with morning news and melodious songs. Broadcasting programs and shows featuring celebrity speakers, one of them is Rob Jelly, who provides original comedy, podcasts and fiction.

Slogan: "The sound of Essex, and all the music you love"

Format: news, talk, pop music.

First air date: 5 November 1986

City: Chelmsford

Owner: BBC


BBC Radio Essex broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Harwich 95.3 FM
  • Saffron Walden 103.5 FM
  • Clacton-on-Sea 95.3 FM
  • Frinton-on-Sea 95.3 FM
  • Basildon 95.3 FM
  • Southend-on-Sea 95.3 FM
  • Colchester 103.5 FM
  • Braintree 103.5 FM
  • Walton-on-the-Naze 95.3 FM
  • Chelmsford 95.3 FM