List of Stations heard
on WorldSpace  (Afristar West)

Updated  : 23 May 2005

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Tr = Transponder
BC= Broadcaster
SC= Service Component
PTY = Program Type
Tr BC Nr BC name SC PTY Audio Station Language Remaks
55R 10 CAROLINE 1 ROCK stereo 
coded (gold)
Radio Caroline English That's Peter Moore station (the landbased /sat one). Now part of the gold subscription package.   web: 
studio email: - Other web:
55R 12 VIRGINUK 1 POP stereo   (gold) Virgin Radio  English Web:
55R 152 NGOMA 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
Ngoma English WS channel: African dance -
55R 300 CNNI 1 NEWS mono, 
CNN International English  Included in Gold Package (coded) since 15 april.-
55R 301 NPR 1 INFO mono 
coded (gold)
National Public Radio English USA. Web: - Email : - 
55R 302 BBC-WRLD 1 NEWS mono  coded (gold) BBC World English -
55R 303 FOX NEWS 1 NEWS mono, 
coded (gold)
Fox News English Not coded as of 29/11. Web:
55R 304 BLOOMBRG 1 NEWS mono  coded (gold) Bloomberg English English Business news. Web: 
55R 305 WRN  1 1 NEWS mono 
World Radio Network English Bunch of international broadcasters programs, often also available on shortwaves. (See WRN1). Free weekly newsletter available by email. [Sat  0800TU World of Radio]. Included in Gold Package (coded) since 15 april.
55R 306 LINKRAD2 1 NEWS stereo Cool FM English Cool FM 96.9 (Nigeria?) - New
55R 327 WRN  2 1 NEWS mono 
World Radio Network French,/ German Bunch of international broadcasters programs, often also available on shortwaves. (See WRN2) . French 19h to 8h UTC, German 8h to 19h UTC. Free email weekly newsletter available. Included in Gold Package  (coded) since 15/04.
55R 400 SUNRISE 1 INFO stereo, 
coded (gold)
R. Sunrise  Others + English Indian station based in London. Web: -  No more coded mid May 2004. I ncluded in Gold Package since Nov. 
55R 415 EUROPE 1 1 NEWS mono, 
Europe 1 French web: - Included in Gold Package since Feb2005
55R 420 EAST FM 1 POP stereo coded (gold) East FM Hindi, Urdu, English Kenya - web:
55R 433 ORIENT 1 NEWS mono R. Orient Arabic, French -
55R 435 LAMPFM 1 INFO mono, 
Lamp Fall FM Various Senegal -  (FM in Dakar and Touba) -  email: - Religious station - Web:
55R 436 SUD FM  1 INFO mono, 
Sud FM French, others Senegal - 
55R 500 TALKSPRT 1 SPORT mono  coded (gold) TalkSport English Sports news - Web:
55R 612 ESPERANC 1 TALK mono Radio Esperance French Religious. France. (see list in french).  
55R 930 SONADATA 1 DATA data - - data
55R 935 OMNISAT 1 DATA CH data Omnisat -
55R 2031 EDUTEST 1 DATA CH data (data) - Data (one or two channels)  (+ sometimes an empty audio channel)
60L 178 THE HOP 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
The Hop English WS channel: 50-60-70's hits
60L 202 SYSTEM 1 POP stereo, 
coded (gold)
The System English WS channel: Electronic Dance
60L 177 BOB 1 ROCK stereo, 
coded (gold)
Bob English WS channel: Modern rock
60L 29 UPOP 1 POP stereo, 
coded (gold)
Ultra Pop English WS channel: Pop/hits contemporary
60L 1 PREVIEW 1 INFO mono WorldSpace info English WorldSpace promotion channel: Announcing the new subscription gold package. A password is now needed to listen to some of the channels. Announcements of various offers and news.
60L 434 RAGA 1 INFO mono RAGA FM French, other Kinshasa, D.R. Congo - -Relay BBC french at 12h-12h30 and 18h-18h30 UTC, VOA french at 18h30-19h UTC.
60L 203 POTION 1 URBAN stereo, 
coded (gold)
Potion English WS channel: Urban, contemporary
60L 197 UP  CNTRY 1 COUNTRY stereo, 
coded (gold)
Up Country English WS channel:  Country music channel -
60L 603 CII 1 EDUCAT mono Channel Islam International English, Arabic South Africa - Was coded as of 29/11/2004  (gold package) - Not coded since Febr2005 -
60L 46 JHANKAAR 1 POP stereo JHANKAAR - Hindi music
60L 105 KL RADIO 1 POP stereo KL Radio - Tamil music
60L 355 BBC -AFRW 1 NEWS mono BBC Africa English,
BBC 24h/24 - In french at 6h-6h30 and 18h-18h30 UTC - Web:
60L 100 WRLDZONE 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
World Zone English WS channel:  International music. 
60L 329 RFI 1 1 NEWS mono RFI Afrique French Radio France Internationale - Web:
60L 222 RIFF 1 JAZZ stereo, 
coded (gold)
Riff English WS channel:  Jazz - 
60L 176 ORBIT RK 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
Orbit Rock English WS channel: Classic Rock  60/70/80's
60L 750 ALC 1 EDUCAT stereo Africa Learning Channel English Learning programmes
60L 224 MAESTRO 1 CLASSIC stereo, 
coded (gold)
Maestro English WS channel:  Classical music  -  Email:
60L 794 8 1 DATA CH data (data) - -(was DATA 128K8)
60L 932 ALC DATA 1 DATA CH data (data) - -
60L 934 8 1 DATA CH data Direct Media Service - -(was DMS 128K)
60L 601 INFUSION 1 TALK mono, 
coded (gold)
Infusion English Web:
60L 621 S G H  1 NO PTYPE mono, 
coded (gold)
Radio Sai Global Harmony other  "Swami's Discourses, Bhajans, Devotional Songs, Instrumental songs and special concerts"- web: or pages/RadioSai1.htm
60L 11 VOYAGER 1 POP stereo 
coded (gold)
Radio Voyager English Contemporaneous music/News - To get the weekly email newsletter, write to radiovoyager including "voyager voice" in the title of your email.
Update 15 May 2005:
LAMP FM and SUD FM are coded again
New numbers for ALC DATA, DMS128K
Update 10 May 2005:
New channel numbering
Update 29 April 2005:
Channel numbers will change on May 10
Update 1 April 2005:
CNNI will be coded from 14 Apr  (Gold package) - was planned in march
Update 21 March 2005:
New BC413 RAGA
Update 17 March 2005:
New BC853 ORIENT - CII preview channel disappeared
Update 27 Feb 2005:
- KBC has disappeared
Update 9 Feb 2005:
- TRAFTEST 519 and WEATHER 573 have disappeared, EUROPE 1 is now in Gold Package, CII 1000  is not coded currently,
CHISL PR 999 was renamed into CH ISLAM.
Update 16 Jan 2005:
- VOYAGER is now coded and part of "gold" package, but even the stations doesn't seem aware (still say they are free...!)
Update 8 Jan 2005:
- Satellite maintenance is announced for tuesday  11 jan 01h-06h UTC, some channels will be unavailable during that period. Then   you will  need to run the channel-learn on your receiver.
- SUD FM now coded (gold) - RSI-RTS discontinued - SYSTEM not coded until 10 jan  (promo)
Update 11 Dec 2004:
- New:  BC899  BBC World, included in  Gold package.
- LAMPFM is not coded, , Virgin, Caroline, Up country, RIFF are coded again after promo period.
Update 6 Dec 2004:
- NPR is coded again, WORLDZONE  not coded for promotional period.
- MAESTRO not coded for promotion until 13 dec.

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Note : This is just the list I am personnally using for my WorldSpace listening, just shared here with you. This is not another reference. It just meets my needs.  In case of conflict, french issue takes precedence, although I try to update both simultaneously.
Press/Finance data offer : French newspapers  LA TRIBUNE, L'EQUIPE and LE MONDE can be subscribed to through  WorldSpace and received daily on your computer as a pdf file, whatever external conditions (location, political, crisis, weather - Additional services can be provided such as real time financial data  (stock market, exchange rates, materials market, interest rates, precious metals, news...), as well as Agence France Press news line in French or Arabic.. Contact = WorldsSpace France, Immeuble "Le Shannon", 13 rue Michel Labrousse, 31100 Toulouse, France.  Fax: +33 5 6143 8299. For details, see WorldSpace France web site.

Channels are listed here in the order they appear when I scan on the Sanyo.
Changes done since this issue will only appear in... next update. This is not a real time service.

Some comments may be personal. For commercial infos (prices, subscriptions...), refer to the authorised sources.

Lists history in english : History
Lists history in french : Historique
Official WorldSpace websites in English and French.
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