radio six international

around the clock around the world


It is with great sadness that we report the death this afternoon of Karin Spalter, award-winning broadcaster, produced and director and wife of Tony Currie. Karin had little choice but to be involved in our station for her entire married life, but bore the burden stoically and delighted listeners with periodic gems like her music series Aroundabathtime, poetry programme Verse and Worse and the perennial Midwinter Echoes. She supported Tony in every possible way (except when she thought he was doing something daft) and contributed to the station in so many ways. She will be hugely missed by her friends and family. She was a helluva woman.

We're sorry that due to circumstances beyond our control there may be alterations to our normal programme service. Please bear with us. Our Random Playlist will not be updated this weekend. Publication of the February issue of "Radio News" will be unavoidably delayed; in the meantime check our online programnme guide for latest details.

Our regular twice weekly schedule of programmes on shortwave in Australia has resumed on 5,035kHz USB. Details of the programmes under the Programmes tab.

Last updated at 08:28 GMT on Sunday 29th January 2023. 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 all of the tracks are 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 .

Find us on Facebook!

Are you on Facebook? Visit our page here.

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 January 2023 edition covering the period 1st to 31st January is available to download: click here. Publication of the February guide has been unavoidably delayed but schedules can be found on the website.

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, Tony Currie, Sue Fisher, Al Galpin, Todd Gordon, Iain McNay, Emma Scott, 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.

copyright © 2023 radio six international

On Air Now: Sequent Sounds

non stop mix of previous playlist tracks.

You can also listen with the following media players:

Recently Played

TimeArtist - Title
11:34:36Hal Savar - Rockstar
11:30:19Rick Ray Band - Taken Control
11:30:06Ryan Helman - Arrested Jingle
11:24:15Going Some Place - Fall of Those Once Grand
11:20:54Brophy's Law - Record Collector

Full list

The music played on Radio Six International is licenced for broadcast by

PRS For Music and PPL