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around the clock around the world

As usual, we have nominated twenty of the 250 or so tracks to have appeared in our Random Playlist over the past twelve months. Details of the tracks here. You can hear all the nominated tracks in a special programme on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th) at 23:30 GMT and the winner will be announced in our Grand Final show starting at 22:00 GMT on Hogmanay, Monday 31st December 2018.

Our New Zealand affiliate, World FM is now testing a new transmitter serving the Stoke area of Nelson on 106.9MHz. Radio Six International programmes currently carried on the two transmitters using 88.2MHz are now also heard on the new transmitter.

Website last updated at 15:31 on Saturday 8th December 2018. ROTY Nominees updated; Programme details updated.

LOUNGE MUSIC our record label

The latest album from our record label, Lounge Music is a new one from Leapy Lee titled 'Drift Away'. 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.

Recent download 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 latest - 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.

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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. In fact it first appeared 51 years ago on March 5th 1967. You can email us at to request that we email a copy to you upon publication. The December edition of Radio News covering the period December 1 to 21 is available to download: click here. The next issue will cover the Holiday period and will be published around december 19th.

We encourage listeners to our AM & FM broadcast services - especially on those very occasional forays 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 currently includes: Trish Bertram, Richard Carpenter, John Cavanagh, Tony Currie, Todd Gordon, Brian Kay, Diana Luke, Joanne McCall, Karen Miller, Charles Nove, Kawser Quamer, Darren Stuart 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. 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 accuracy or reliability.

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On Air Now: The Golden Age of Light Music

David Ades, who died in 2015, was an acknowledged expert in light music and records. He compiled over 50 albums of classic recordings for the swiss Guild label, and undertook a weekly series for us that ran right up to his passing. We're repeating the entire series broadcast from 2012. Radio Six International Syndication (Saturday's broadcast)Also on 88.2MHz and 106.9MHz FM in New Zealand.

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TimeArtist - Title
05:59:38David Ades - THE GOLDEN AGE OF LIGHT MUSIC #15
05:56:27Charles Nove - Station Opener
05:56:16Diana Luke - RANDOM PLAY CLOSER 2018
05:55:50Joggyn Smyler - Music of the Stars
05:55:47Tony Hatch - Big Band Blip

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