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around the clock around the world


Clock changes loom, and for our listeners in the southern hemisphere, Spring means the clocks have gone forward. So our daily programmes for listeners in New Zealand, Australia and the region now start an hour earlier in Greenwich Mean Time. This means that the morning programmes have moved to 06:00 GMT. In the UK the programmes will be heard throughout October at 7am instead of 8am; but when UK clocks go back at the end of October, the morning programmes will be heard at 6am UK time. So check the listings - and your clocks!!

Autumn on Six means some new and returning series, and changes of time slots for several regular programmes. The Record Box is a great new series with vinyl expert Eric White, we're running the pick of Too Grumpy Critics with Paul Higginbottom and Spike Nesmith; all-new editions of David Belcher's Soul Show, and the return of Europe's Heartbeat with Ewan Spence. New time slots for Second Hand Songs with Al Galpin and The Cherry Red Radio Show with Iain McNay, and the Sunday Show gets a Saturday evening repeat mid month. And we're not forgetting Hallowe'en (October 31st) as Spike Nesmith has an afternoon special for us all. All the details in the new Radio News and on the schedule pages..

Please note that our schedule times both online and in "Radio News" are always given in GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, for UK time add one hour, for European time add two hours. We are listened to in 207 countries, so it's essential to use the constant time of GMT.

Page updated at 11:15 GMT on Wednesday 20th October 2021. Random Playlist updated; Programme schedule updated.

LOUNGE MUSIC our record label

Our associated record label, Lounge Music has released another album 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 October issue covering the period 1st to 31st October is available to download: click here .

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 : The Studio, Port Ramsay, Island of Lismore, Argyll PA34 5UN 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, Al Galpin, Todd Gordon, Paul Higginbottom, Joanne McCall, Iain McNay, Karen Miller, Spike Nesmith, Richard Niles, Charles Nove, Kawser Quamer, Karin Spalter, Ewan Spence, Kenny Tosh and Eric White . 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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