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around the clock around the world

Tonight, many parts of the world change their clock times. So don't get caught out on Sunday by unexpected time changes. Radio Six International sticks to GMT all year round, so for most listeners regular programme times will change next week. And to add to possible confusion, Soundwave and The Lively Lounge swap timeslots from this weekend. Check schedule pages for details. For UK listeners, the times we give in our schedule will now be the same as UK times.



It was fifty years ago that a young Pye Records employee, Tony Reeves brought an obscure jazz record to the attention of label manager John Schroeder. Vince Guaraldi's composition "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" had captured his imagination and he was hopeful that Schroeder might be persuded to make a cover recording. He did, and in the process allowed young Reeves his dream of playing string bass on the session. It was the custom at the time for session bands to take the name of the producer, and it was anticipated that the record would be credited to the John Schroeder Orchestra, but in a last minute moment of inspiration, Schroeder decided on the name Sounds Orchestral for the release. The ensuing single became an unexpected worldwide hit, and Sounds Orchestral went on to record 19 best selling albums. Their story will be told next month in the three-part series The Sounds Orchestral Story featuring contributions from John Schroeder, Johnny Pearson and Tony Reeves along with many of their recordings, starting on October 30th and running into November. And to celebrate the anniversary of the first release, on October 30th, we'll also broadcast a two and a half hour special 50 Years of Sounds Orchestral featuring tracks from all their albums.



Website updated at 14:39 GMT on Saturday, 25th October, 2014. Programme details updated.


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

Our record label, Lounge Music has just released the second volume of music from The Lively Lounge. Titled Second House it's available to download here. Also available: a collection of all of the instrumental singles from Tony Hatch released between 1959 and 1962. What's All This About? includes many familiar TV themes from the early 'sixties including Naked City, Dick Powell Theatre, Perry Mason, Ghost Squad and Out Of This World. It's downloadable here. We've also released an album of solo piano music from Johnny Pearson originally recorded as a session for our Piano Room series in 1986. it includes many of his best-known tracks including All Creatures Great and Small, Sleepy Shores, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Our Love Story, Autumn Reverie (Heather) and many more. It's available to download here and like all our albums costs £7.99 or 79p a track.

For all our albums, tracks can be downloaded as mp3 or CD quality FLAC files.


The fabulous Skeewiff remix of the Radio Six Theme is available to buy as a download single, along with the original Tony Hatch Sound recording. Just click here! Each track is 79 pence or both for £1.49.

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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 letters@radiosix.com to request that we email a copy to you upon publication. The 8-page September edition of Radio News is now available to download: click here. It will be available to download until 25 November and details programmes until November 30th.



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, one US Dollar 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 current team of great professionals includes: David Ades, Trish Bertram, John Cavanagh, Jeananne Crowley, Tony Currie, Susan Fisher, Todd Gordon, Tony Hawkins, Brian Kay, Tamara Kennedy, Diana Luke, Karin Spalter and Kenny Tosh. Our email address is letters@radiosix.com. 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 Amazon.co.uk. The time on the clock shown on our pages derives its data from your computer's clock, and we accept no responsibility for its reliability.

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Tony Currie with pop instrumentals including the A to Z of Library Music, a Classical Piece, Two of a Kind, an over 50, and a TV Theme. Radio Six International Syndication (Broadcast on Friday)Also on 88.2MHz in New Zealand, and 95.5MHz FM in Taiwan


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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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