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.
6iX
City of license Australia Perth, Western Australia
Slogan Forever Classic
Frequency 1080 kHz AM
DAB+
Repeaters 105.7 FM Rockingham
105.7 FM Wanneroo
First air date 27 November 1933 (1933-11-27)
Format Classic hits, oldies
Language(s) English
ERP 2 kW
Callsign meaning 6 - Western Australia
SIX
Former callsigns 6GL (1988–?)
Former frequencies 1250 kHz AM (1933–1935)
Owner Capital Radio Network (50%)
Grant Broadcasters (50%)
(Radio Perth Pty Ltd)
Sister stations KIX Country
X Digital
Website 6iX

6iX is a commercial radio station, broadcasting a classic hits and oldies format from Ascot, Western Australia to Perth. First broadcast in 1933, the station is currently owned and operated as a joint venture by Capital Radio Network and Grant Broadcasters.

History[edit]

6iX was first opened on 27 November 1933 by Sir John Kirwan, the then-President of the Western Australian Legislative Council. Operated by W.A. Broadcasters Ltd, the station first broadcast on 1240 kHz AM, until 1935 when it moved to 1080 AM.[1]

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.

Presenters[edit]

  • John Burgess
  • Gordon O'Byrne
  • Leo Nelson
  • Brian Lehman
  • Craig Pritchard

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WA History: from Telegram to TV – Part 2 of 5". WA TV History. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

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