6IX

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This article is about the radio station in Perth, Western Australia. For the television station in Portland, Maine, USA that previously used "6ix" as its moniker, see WCSH.

Forever Classic 6iX is historically one of the earlier radio stations in Perth, Western Australia, initially run by W.A. Broadcasters Limited. 6iX is a member of the Capital Radio Network. It plays mainly classic hits from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.

In Western Australia, 6iX broadcasts on the 1080 AM frequency. Listeners in the Northern or Southern suburbs can tune in at 105.7 FM. 6iX is also available via Digital Radio, as well as online at 6ix.com.au and the Forever Classic iPhone app.

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The official opening of Radio Station 6IX was by the President of the Western Australian Legislative Council Sir John Kirwan, on 30 November 1933. The station originally broadcast on the frequency 1470 kHz until 1935 when it was moved to 1080 kHz.

In 1988, 6iX was bought by the Austereo Radio Network with a view to obtaining one of the two AM-FM conversions licences to be made available in Perth. Austereo assigned the station a new call-sign 6GL and the station was branded on-air as The Eagle 1080 AM. However, Austereo failed to obtain one of the AM-FM conversions on auction and subsequently sold the radio station to regional operator Radio West who re-instated the original 6iX call-sign.

In 1998 6iX was purchased by the Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.

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Coordinates: 31°57′33″S 115°52′26″E / 31.9593°S 115.8738°E / -31.9593; 115.8738

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