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They have spoken - the votes are in, but you won't get the result until Christmas Day! But let us present to you the radio six international RECORD OF THE YEAR 2016 Judges!
Musician, composer and producer RANDY BADAZZ ALPERT lives in California. He co-wrote (with Andy Armer) and co-produced his uncle Herb Alpert's number one worldwide hit 'Rise' and as well as performing and producing a slew of dance records, he now manages the record label Herb Alpert presents, and is currently working on the digital restoration of all of Herb's music, and the reissue of it on vinyl and CDs. He also writes arranges and co-produces new material for Herb.
Broadcaster, writer and producer JOHN CAVANAGH has hosted his own programmes on BBC Radios 1,2,3,4,5 and Scotland. As a musician he's fronted and produced records by Phosphene and recently completed production of the new album by Rab Noakes. He's frequently called on the the BBC to comment on musical stories for news programmes, and his book Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is even being translated into Korean! This one-time antiques dealer lives in Glasgow and hosts his weekly syndicated radio six international show Soundwave on stations around the world.
Radio Six International's Director of Programmes, TONY CURRIE has been broadcasting for 53 years on both radio and television, and has held senior positions with the UK Cable Authority, Independent Television Commission, AsiaVision, TARA Television and is now an Announcer-Director for BBC Television in Glasgow, Scotland. He's produced, compiled or executive produced many albums, many on his own labels, including releases by Johnny Pearson, Anne Lorne Gillies, The Lucy Reeve Big Band and Jill Keating and specialises in digital restoration and reissues.
Described as "Britain's Burt Bacharach", TONY HATCH has written, arranged and produced a mass of international hit records, many with Petula Clark (notably 'Downtown') and also Bobby Rydell, The Searchers, Jackie Trent, Sweet Sensation, David Bowie, Benny Hill and even Tony Hancock and The Alexander Brothers. Now living in Menorca, he devotes most of his time to fundraising for the international children's charity Variety, and he's working as presenter on a new TV Themes radio series for BBC Radio 2.
Sound on Sound magazine describes DR. RICHARD NILES as "one of the most versatile men in modern music". Son of the famous Hollywood musician Tony Romano, he has arranged for everyone from Ray Charles to Grace Jones, from Paul McCartney to Tina Turner, from Cher to Placido Domingo and has created signature sounds for Pet Shop Boys, Was (Not Was), Swing Out Sister, Tears For Fears and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. His skills as a producer have created records for Pat Metheny, Leo Sayer and Dusty Springfield. He's written for and conducted his own big band Bandzilla, written books about music, written and presented series on music for BBC Radio 2, and after living in London for many years now resides in California.
The results of this year's Record of the Year competition will be announced on December 25th at 17:00 GMT (with several repeats after that). Details of the twenty brilliant tracks nominated for the award this year and selected by our production teams from the 250 new tracks playlisted since last December have been announced - check out the details on the Programmes page and our Facebook page!

The Lively Lounge reaches its 500th programme on December 16th with a very special show including the music and voices of many of our regular musical contributors; and on December 23rd the show travels to Kortrijk in Belgium to meet up with the legendary Andre Brasseur. Legendary Canadian pirate radio DJ Mel Howard began his UK career on Radio Caroline and then came to Scotland as one of the stars of Radio Scotland, broadcast from the ship 'The Comet' anchored off the coast near Troon. Now Mel is back, exclusively on radio six international, where he'll be engaging us with the story of his days at sea and playing music from the period in Pirate's Gold on Sundays at 16:00 GMT starting on December 4th with a Friday repeat at 21:00 GMT. Paul and Spike are back - our Too Grumpy Critics return for a brand new series, beginning with a Christmas special on Christmas Eve at 10:00 GMT, repeated on Christmas Day at 08:00 and 23:00 GMT. A voice from the past belongs to Ron Seeth who was last heard on the station in 1985 - he's back soon with a new series, and Ewan Spence returns at New Year. And over the Christmas period listen out for specials from Thea Newcomb, Andre Leon, Lynne Ferguson, Todd Gordon, Susan Fisher, John Cavanagh and Pink Floyd plus a two hour sequence of festive music on Christmas Eve at 22:00 GMT, and of course Tony Currie's Christmas Cracker on Christmas Eve with a repeat on Christmas Day.

Website last updated at 11:08 GMT on Saturday, 10th December 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 35412. 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 December edition of Radio News is now available to download: click here. It will be available to download until 16th December and details programmes on Radio Six International until December 23rd. A separate Holdiays issue will cover the period Dec 24 - 31 and will be avfailable on December 16th.

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 currently includes: David Ades, Trish Bertram, Denis Blackham, John Cavanagh, Tony Currie, Lynne Ferguson, Susan Fisher, Todd Gordon, Judy Gruber, Tony Hawkins, Paul Higginbotham, Margaret Howard, Mel Howard, Tamara Kennedy, Andre Leon, Lisa Jayne Lewis, Diana Luke, Spike Nesmith, Thea Newcomb, Ewan Spence, 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 accuracy or reliability.

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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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