It was sensational to hear Australia on mediumwave for the first time in August 1985. I nearly fell off my chair with disbelief when I stumbled onto 1206 kHz while dxing with the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire antenna at Sandbaai
A programme of easy listening music got through with remarkable peaks and turned out to be 6KY Tuart Hill WA. Chief Engineer K Cantelo kindly verified my report with a letter and car sticker.
A recording of the first time I heard 6KY on 1206 khz from across the Indian Ocean - the recording was made on the 16th August 1985 at 1641 UTC (The electrical noise pulse originated from the tape deck which I used to make the recording). It was a pleasant surprise to hear the "6KY Nice and Easy" id for the first time!
The station became a good indicator for reception from Australia during the middle 1980's despite the modest 2 kw output.
6KY began broadcasting in October 1941 on 1210 kHz. In 1978 the frequency was changed to 1206 kHz. The station moved to FM in 1991.