How to hear us
The World Radio Network channels in English, Russian, Arabic and Persian can be received from direct-to-home satellites, cable TV, internet audio streams and some local radio affiliates, as well as via the TuneIn phone app. Our English channel operates different programming schedules for Europe, North America, and Africa-Asia listeners.
Satellite in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa
Receive us free-to-air on the HotBird satellite at 13 degrees east on 10.949 GHz vertical polarisation (SR=25,500 FEC=3/4). The channel is free to air and will appear on the list of radio stations. Those with receivers provided by bouquet operators (such as Cyfrowy Polsat, Nova or Sky Italia) should manually tune their receivers and save the channel.
This is the coverage area.
Principally for listeners in the UK and Ireland we are on Sky channel 0122. Those with a generic receiver and dish pointed to Astra 2 at 28 degrees east can also tune to 11.686 GHz vertical polarisation (SR=22,000 FEC=5/6). This is the coverage area and the channel is free to air.
A number of cable systems carry us, for instance Virgin Media on channel 920 in the UK, and in Ireland on 917.
In Paris tune to selected programmes on World Radio Paris on DAB
In the Malaga area listen overnight on Radio Sol de Almijara 87.8FM
You will also find us on the TV sets in some European hotels.
Other cable relays
Austria - UPC Digital nationwide on channel 920, plus analogue in Vienna on 106.6FM, Gratz on 106.4FM and other areas.
Belgium - SFR cable
Netherlands - Ziggo 97.0FM
Switzerland - UPC Cablecom on channel 874
World Radio Network in English to Europe is streamed on the internet.
Satellite in North America & The Caribbean
Tune to us free-to-air on the Galaxy 19 satellite at 97 degrees west on 12.177GHz vertical polarisation (SR=23,000 FEC=3/4)
Local affiliates carrying all or parts of our schedule include:
WXPR Rhinelander WI 97.1FM
KSFC Spokane WA 91.9FM
KORD Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
KEDM University of Louisiana, Monroe 90.3FM
WRMI 9955kHz Florida
KQOW Bellingham WA 90.3FM HD-3
KEDM Monroe LA 90.3 FM HD-2
KXOT Seattle WA 91.7FM HD-3
WDIY Allentown PA 88.1 FM
In Canada tune to selected programme on CBC Overnight on CBC Radio One. See schedule.
World Radio Network in English to North America is streamed on the internet.
Satellite in Africa & Asia
In Africa and Asia we are found on Intelsat 20, C band on 3887MHz, vertical polarisation (SR=2960 FEC=3/4)
Intelsat 20 at 68 degrees east C band coverage
Throughout Africa subscribers to DSTV (Multichoice) can hear us on channel 854. This is transmitted via Eutelsat 36B (11.881 GHz, vertical polarisation SR=27,500 FEC=3/4)
Malawi. Listen from midnight on FM101
Additionally in East Asia free-to-air on Telstar 18 at 138 degrees east on 12.429 GHz, horizontal polarisation (SR=3.33 FEC=1/2)
Telstar 18 coverage (also known as Apstar 5)
In Japan subscribers can listen on Sound Planet channel 543 (via Superbird C2, 12.658GHz, SR=21096 FEC=3/4)
World Radio Network in English to Africa & Asia is streamed on the internet.
Arabic باللغة العربية
Sawt - Al Alam (Voice of the World) صوت العالم is on these three popular satellites:
Badr 4 (Arabsat) at 26 degrees east on 11.996 GHz, horizontal polarisation (SR=27,500 FEC=3/4)
Nilesat 201 at 7 degrees west on 11.958 GHz, horizontal polarisation (SR=27,500 FEC=5/6)
HotBird at 13 degrees east on 10.949 GHz vertical polarisation (SR=25,500 FEC=3/4).
Badr 4 (Arabsat) coverage
Nilesat 201 coverage
World Radio Network in Arabic is streamed on the internet.
Russian На русском языке
WRN Russkij is on HotBird at 13 degrees east on 10.949 GHz vertical polarisation (SR=25,500 FEC=3/4). See coverage map above.
In Moscow the channel is relayed 24 hours per day on VRS at 738 AM. See www.wrn.ru for details
World Radio Network in Russian is streamed on the internet.
Persian در زبان فارسی
Radio Jahani can be heard on satellite via the HotBird at 13 degrees east on 10.949 GHz vertical polarisation (SR=27,500 FEC=3/4). See coverage map above.
World Radio Network in Persian is streamed on the internet. Also listen via the GLWIZ app and set-top boxes.