radio six international

around the clock around the world


SERVICE INFORMATION: there was a break in our streams between 12:38 and 13:01 GMT for emergency electrical work.

Clocks change this weekend in many countries. For UK listeners, the majority of programmes will appear an hour earlier than previously, with the exception of programmes on Saturday and Sunday evenings which will remain in the same time slots. See schedule pages for details. Our schedules are always given in GMT year round.

Our monthly shortwave programmes resume on Sunday, November 1st at 12:00 GMT with the first in a new series of The Sunday Show playing music that's both familiar and unfamiliar. Through the winter we'll be beaming our transmissions to Europe in the 75 meter band on 3,995kHz. Originally hosted by the late Gordon Macdonald the show made its debut on January 17th, 1970. For the second series in 1972, Bob Mackie and Andy Sennitt took over, and then the programme went into hibernation! If you have any requests please email them to

Advance notice that as usual, we will be providing international radio coverage of this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest from Warsaw on 29th November. It's much more complicated this year and we're still working out the logistics, but you'll hear it live, we promise!

Please note that our schedule times both online and in "Radio News" are always given in GMT = Greenwich Mean Time. For UK times, please add one hour.

Page updated at 13:11 on Friday 23rd October, 2020. Programme details updated.

LOUNGE MUSIC our record label

The lockdown has delayed plans we had for some new releases, but we anticipate another Lively Lounge compilation before Christmas. The most recent album from our associated record label, Lounge Music is another one from Leapy Lee titled 'Leapy Lee's 50th Anniversary Album'. Download it now for GBP 7.89 from Amazon here. We have released four volumes of The Lively Lounge and three of TV themes in our Sounds Visual series along with albums by Tony Hatch, Johnny Pearson and Jill Keating. Our releases are all downloadable from Amazon and iTunes, and streamed via Spotify and Google.

Currently available singles include a reissue of by 'We Don't Belong' by Sylvan, coupled with her latest song 'There's an Ache in my Heart'. Check it out at Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

The Lively Lounge provides a weekly showcase for great instrumentals, but there are also a series of download albums available. The fifth volume - Sweet Unity includes previously unreleased or rare gems from Tony Hatch, Jeff Wayne, Johnny Harris, Johnny Pearson, Brian Fahey, Michael Park, Dieter Reith, Carlos Diernhammer, Laurie Johnson and many others. It's available to download now from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

There are still many fans of the music that was featured as background to the BBC test card transmissions in the 60s. Programmes often didn't begin until 5pm and the entire daytime was given over to the pattern and music. Our record label, Lounge Music has put together an album of some of the original music from these days and it's available now on Amazon and other download sites. The Test Card in Black and White (NSDL 60017) can be bought as a download here.

Follow all the releases at the Lounge Music Facebook page .

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

We publish a regular 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 latest edition of Radio News covering the period November 1 to 30 is available to download: click here. The next issue will cover December 1 to 18 and will be published towards the end ofNovember.

We encourage listeners to our AM & FM broadcast services - especially to our monthly shortwave broadcasts - 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, a US Dollar 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, DAB 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 currently includes: David Belcher, Trish Bertram, Denis Blackham, Rose Blackham, John Cavanagh, Jeananne Crowley, Tony Currie, Susan Fisher, Todd Gordon, Diana Luke, Joanne McCall, Karen Miller, Thea Newcomb, Charles Nove, Kawser Quamer, and Kenny Tosh . 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. The time on the clock shown on our pages derives its data from your computer's clock, and we accept no responsibility for its accuracy or reliability.

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On Air Now: Random Play: The New Playlist

music from our contemporary 50 track playlist with five new tracks. Host is Diana Luke, series producer is Tony Currie.

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TimeArtist - Title
22:59:55Shakin' Stevens - Wild At Heart [Alt Single Version]
22:59:37Diana Luke - ID and Random Play Opener 2019
22:58:322182 - The Sunday Show DAT
22:00:08Todd Gordon - TODD'S TURNTABLE #315 (18-12)
22:00:00Charles Nove - Scotland Ident v2

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