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We celebrate six hundred editions of Soundwave this weekend with a special edition featuring the legendary bass player Carol Kaye, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. As a session musician, Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She recorded guitar on Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon & Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin. One of the most popular albums Carol contributed to was the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. Tune in on Saturday at 09:00, Sunday at 07:00 and 22:00 and Monday at 19:00.

Our sister station Radio Mi Amigo returns for a nine-day special broadcast this summer. As usual, the station will celebrate Pirate Radio Week with live programmes from the former lightship LV18, permanently moored on Harwich Pier. A star-studded lineup is promised with presenters including Tony Prince, Emperor Rosko, Roger 'Twiggy' Day, John Ross-Barnard, Enda Caldwell, Dave Rogers, Charles Nove, Sally Moon, Stephanie Hirst, Steve Jones, Dave Kent, Sharon Smith, Neon Nancy, Liana Bridges and many more including almost all the regular Radio Six International presenters, Tony Currie, John Cavanagh, Kenny Tosh and Susan Fisher. Locally the station will be heard on 106.8FM in stereo; an hour a day will be carried on 6,070kHz shortwave from Munich, and you can listen online here. Test transmissions have already started and will be maintained 24 hours a day although are liable to interruptions for engineering work. The broadcast begins at 6am on Saturday 30th July and ends at midnight on Sunday 7th August. Programme details in Radio News. Find out more on the Mi Amigo Facebook page

We're repeating the acclaimed Sounds Orchestral Story this summer - it will pre-empt the normal Tony Currie Show on July 23, 30 and August 6th.

Our Random Playlist is having its regular summer holiday - although the programme will remain on the air 7 days a week, from this week we won't be updating the playlist on a regular basis until the beginning of September. Thia is because at this time of year we generally gat far fewer tracks sent to us. However, if we spot something outstanding that we really want you to hear, we will update the playlist on an ad hoc basis before its full resumption in the Autumn.

Website last updated at 13:38 GMT on Saturday, 23rd July 2016 Programme details updated.

You've heard the programmes - now buy the music!

Two new singles have been released on our Lounge Music label. Jill Keating performs a song written by her father, Scots bandleader John Keating "It's Not Going That Way" coupled with the classic "Old Devil Moon" on 7L 34512. Tony Hatch provides his classy theme from the 1982 ITV drama series "Airline" coupled with "Haifa" also from the same series on 7L 35411. Both singles available now from Amazon, iTunes and All Celtic Music. Each track is 79 pence or both for £1.58.

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Radio News our advance programme guide .... and QSL cards

We publish a quarterly full colour programme guide in printable form as a PDF file. You can email us at to request that we email a copy to you upon publication. The August edition of Radio News is now available to download: click here. It will be available to download until 23rd August and details programmes on both Radio Six International and Radio Mi Amigo until August 31st.

We encourage listeners to our AM & FM broadcast services - especially on those on shortwave - to send us Reception Reports, and we're always happy to acknowledge your broadcast Reception Reports with a QSL card; all reception reports have been acknowledged, and all outstanding QSL cards have been mailed. In return for your report, please send either a Euro, two US Dollars or an International Reply Coupon to cover return postage together with the report and your name and return address to : 21 Sherbrooke Avenue, Glasgow G41 4HF, Scotland.

Around the clock and around the world from Scotland - on AM, FM and the Internet!

Welcome to radio six international, a private (not for profit) radio station operating from Scotland and playing an interesting mixture of songs from the world's unsigned and indie artists in their native languages with a leaning towards instrumentals and some jazz plus specialist shows featuring oldies, bagpipes, easy listening, lounge, Americana, jazz, instrumentals, light music, classical plus some talk shows to spice up the mixture from time to time! If you have any comments, please drop us a line. We rely on a team of outstanding broadcasters and producers who create their programmes for love, not money. Our team of great professionals bringing you programmes this month includes: David Ades, Trish Bertram, John Cavanagh, Tony Currie, Susan Fisher, Todd Gordon, Tony Hawkins, Tamara Kennedy,Diana Luke, Kenny Tosh and Ewan Spence. Our email address is All our programme material is cleared for internet broadcast with all the copyright owners concerned and licenced by PRS For Music and Phonographic Performance Ltd. No material in any of our broadcasts may be copied or rebroadcast without the written consent of Radio Six International. All rights are reserved by Radio Six International and the individual copyright owners. This website does not use cookies to track your use. Radio Six International is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to The time on the clock shown on our pages derives its data from your computer's clock, and we accept no responsibility for its reliability.

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On Air Now: Light and Easy

Trish Bertram introduces our weekly uninterrupted mix of light, classical and easy listening music. Music familiar and unfamiliar from established and new performers from around the world. Produced by Tony Currie.

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Not Quite Altogether Now

Tony Currie's most recent book Not Quite Altogether Now is a romp through his pioneering days at Radio Clyde, Scotland's first landbased commercial radio station. Covering the first year or so from Hogmanay 1973, the book is essential reading for all true radio anoraks!
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