The station was re-branded twice, first in by the Tindle Radio Group as Dream Cut 4 - Brooks Advertising Limited - Radio Jingles For Essex Packers Ltd. The station was awarded its licence to broadcast in Octoberbeating three rival bids. All programming on Radio Essex is broadcast from its studios in The Icon Building on Southend Seafront, which also at times provides programming for other stations owned by Adventure Radio. The station broadcasts local news bulletins from 6am to 7pm Weekdays and between 8am and 11am at Weekends.
Travel News is broadcast between 6am and 7pm on weekdays and provided live at key times from the Essex Traffic Control Centre at County Hall in Chelmsford. There Vous Lui Direz - Mireille Mathieu - Greatest Hits also travel bulletins at the weekend. Radio Essex broadcasts to Southend-on-Sea on This is broadcast from a mobile phone mast at Church Green in the village Danbury.
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