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As usual, we'll be choosing a Record of the Year from the tracks we've playlisted. We exclude commercial tracks released by major record companies, and we eliminate 'cover' versions of familiar works. A short list of around 20 tracks, chosen from those played between December 1st 2016 and November 30th 2017 will be chosen by our Programme Director, and then a station team (John Cavanagh, Andrea Cunningham and Tony Currie) will listen to the tracks and cast their votes. The top six will then be passed to our international Awards Panel of music professionals for their decision on the winner. We are now able to announce that this year's panel is the same as last year. The members are: hit record producer, songwriter, arranger, pianist and former 'New Faces' judge, Tony Hatch; Composer, arranger, mentor, producer and musician Dr. Richard Niles of whom Paul McCartney said "Richard Niles is a great orchestrator and musician and was a great pleasure to work with.", and Randy Alpert aka Captain Badazz, musician, songwriter, arranger, mixer, producer and singer on many great hit records. As a songwriter, his most famous song is, "Hypnotize", recorded by Notorious "Biggie" B.I.G. Randy wrote the music/beat for that worldwide #1 hit record. The nominations will be announced on December 2nd and the winner announced in a special programme on Hogmanay, December 31st, just before midnight GMT.

Website last updated at 10:45 on Friday, 22nd September 2017. Programme details updated.

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

We have released a new download single by Sylvan. 'We Don't Belong' is joined by 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 over 50 years ago on March 5th 1967. You can email us at to request that we email a copy to you upon publication. The September edition of Radio News is now available to download: click here. It will be available to download until 28th September and details programmes on Radio Six International for September 2017.

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: Trish Bertram, John Cavanagh, Ellie Chalkley, Tony Currie, Todd Gordon, Tony Hawkins, Paul Higginbotham, Mel Howard, Tamara Kennedy, Diana Luke, Spike Nesmith, Thea Newcomb, Ewan Spence 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: Todd's Turntable

with Todd Gordon and an hour of jazz. Playlists, chat and sleeve pix on the website here. Radio Six International Syndication(Broadcast yesterday)

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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!
Click on the book image for instant ordering details. (Terms & Conditions apply. See here for details.) Also available in all good bookshops at £14.99.

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