Scotland / Italy

June 6, 2023: Radio Six 60th anniversary special
(Google translated from German)
On June 6th 1963 four school children started their own radio station in the attic of a house on the seafront in Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Cobbled together with tin cans, clockwork gramophones and lots of wire, the opening day’s broadcasts were fed into a radio receiver two floors below. After many adversities and changes, Radio Six now broadcasts 24/7 on the Internet (*2000) and has around 30 AM, FM and digital stations worldwide as partners. But there is also a shortwave story that was revived in 2020 after a hiatus of several years on Channel 292. Programming comes from a purpose built headquarters (Radio Six International, The Studio, Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore, Argyll PA34 5UN, Scotland) on the Isle of Lismore, a tiny Inner Hebrides island between Oban on the mainland and the much larger Isle trash in the west.

To mark the station’s 60th anniversary, there will be a specially produced original program on June 6, 2023 with all the current station presenters. It comes 00:00-24:00 UTC on and terrestrially via Channel 202 Rohrbach on 9670 kHz and with partners in New Zealand on VHF 88.2 and 107.6 MHz. There is also a 2 hour live program Sixty Swinging Years with Tony Currie on 1323kHz from the Nexus IBA station in Milan, Italy. It airs 7pm-9pm on 1323kHz.

On this occasion a special e QSL card will be issued and reception reports are welcome. They can be sent to during the broadcast (with probable on-air mentions) and will likely be first confirmed in the broadcast on air. On previous occasions, receipt reports were also confirmed by post but had to be accompanied by return postage.

Dr. Hansjörg Biener to A-DX iog (2023-06-03)