About radio

BBC Radio Essex is the BBC's local radio station broadcasting on 95.3 FM and DAB: 12D in Chelmsford, England. It was founded in November 5, 1986. You can listen to the actual news on air as well as talk shows of famous presenters. The schedule also features music hits in a well-selected playlist.

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