TV, Radio & Newspaper



National and DAB coverage.

This area is fortunate to receive good national and DAB radio coverage and have the service of some excellent local radio stations.


BBC Essex is the BBC local radio station covering Essex on 95.3 and 103.5 FM.

There are regular news and traffic bulletins.

Essex FM  plays the latest hits for the county of Essex on 96.3 and 102.6 m FM. Regular Essex news and traffic bulletins.

Broadcasting from The MV Ross Revenge is currently moored on the River Blackwater near Bradwell on Sea the home of the original Pirate Ship Radio Caroline and still broadcasting music to the people.

648m on medium wave for that original sound or on the internet.

Click here for the Radio Caroline website.


Eastern Essex is situated at the crossover point between Anglia , Southern and London digital television reception.

Fortunately good reception can be obtained from the transmitters from all regions allowing choice of service.

BBC 1, BBC2 , ITV , Channel 4 and Channel 5 can all be received although Channel 5 reception can be poor at times.

The strongest signal is Southern but the most popular choice of residents is to take the Anglia region reception.




Eastern Essex is considered part of East Anglia and as such it is given newspaper coverage by the East Anglian Daily Times.

Rural issues relevant to this area are often discussed and specifics feature as they arise in both news and sport.


There are two paid for weekly newspapers

The main weekly newspaper is the Maldon and Burnham Standard whose coverage is limited to Burnham and the Dengie Hundred plus Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers and Tiptree.

Coverage is also provided by the Essex Chronicle whose coverage extends to a very large area that includes Chelmsford and the whole of Mid and Eastern Essex.

Which is best to buy ?

Locally many people consider the Maldon and Burnham Standard as better for local news, event coverage and village notes whilst the Essex Chronicle has a better Job availability and a larger classified ads section. They have similar house sales coverage for this area.

Free Newspapers

Two monthly newspapers deliver to Burnham on Crouch and Southminster.

The Burnham and Dengie Hundred Review and the Focus.