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WorldSpace satellite radio receiver versus FM Radio Stations

Updated on April 29, 2011

Yes friends, I agree that WorldSpace satellite radio is very different from normal FM stations and for your information, I have included below listed points that help in differentiating WS from FM.


WorldSpace satellite radio stations used to give out more than 100 channels with truly 100% digital quality streaming music, sports, news, many other never available stations via radio which are still not available via normal FM stations and all these services were provided by WS throughout WS coverage area.


We have the right to listen to music the way our ears love in crystal clear digital format which can be heard with the help of speakers in portable receivers or run via in-home systems and laptops or desktops in order to give out world class sound quality which cannot be heard via any of the terrestrial FM radio stations.

In cars

In-car receivers allow us to take our favorite WS set with us across villages, towns, and across countries.

Also, each portable WS satellite receiver is loaded with a data port which helps in transforming itself into a datacast modem that is wireless and that is able to download streaming video, any multimedia content, and any data to personal laptops and computers at rates of more than 128 kbps.


WS digital signal has no looking back means no interference, no fading, no disturbing noise. Woldspace Satellite System gives out high quality digital sound in a coverage area of more than 14 million2 kilometers. As long as your WS receiver is in line of sight with the WS satellite system, you will never lose WS's digital quality sound.


In Frequency Modulation systems, you can only have maximum of stereo transmission (2.0 channel) but in WordSpace since all the transmission is digital and they use Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) on 1.4 GHz band), you can go for maximum channels.

For real lovers of music, the main benefit of using WS over FM was that FM stations play your favorite songs for just a few minutes and then you can listen to useless ad breaks for another 10 minutes which they have to air on their stations to make ad revenue and to let them survive or make profits whatever it is, but in World Space, you pay for all the service on a monthly basis so you get no ad breaks and 24x7 nonstop favorite music.

Many famous brands are experimenting with high quality audio transmission available via satellite connections like WS. Today WS is not there anywhere in the world but still people remember due to its superb sound quality and continuous success. In the future also, satellite radios like WS will become the ultimate choice for listeners of quality music.


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      James Asedem 3 years ago

      I am located in northern Ghana. I want to be able receive WS or alternative service on my FR-DS100. Where do I get help?

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      abhishek kumar 4 years ago

      Hi also have same receiver fr-ds 100 it needs some repair from where i can avail this service i am from delhi india

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I don't know if it's available in your region or not.

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      Nasser 5 years ago

      I have same radio jvc world space i want new freq, for the afri sat.


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      sr 6 years ago

      dear sir, gud mrg. i have a jvc world space digital receiver fr-ds 100, which currently is not working.i want to inquire about the recharge services location is cotonou, benin, west africa.Aawaiting ur earliest reply.regards, sr.

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      Digare Ahmed 6 years ago

      i want to subscribe for WS digital FM receiver

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      Digare Ahmed 6 years ago

      I Digital Satellite Receiver Model ASR-WS201 (Ami) world space radio I am not sure I can access the service in the Northern part of Nigeria my brother was using it then he stop it was giving to me since 2009 haven't used it yet and if I connect and put it ON I can only heard the little noise sign but no station can be heard and I wonder where shall I subscribe the services in short what do I need in the Northern part of Nigeria to access WorldSpace radio channels

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      Peter 6 years ago

      Can I still receive WS service in Africa?

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      dinesh katariya 6 years ago

      pls tell me how can i install worldspace already i was enjoying b4 a yr now dealer says comp has winded their network from india pls send me new adress with ph nos yay a

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      Steve 7 years ago

      Shame WS has ended.Living on an island 11kms x 7kms it was great to be able to have the choice. Will be missed. Cheers

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am not sure about WS having operations in Czech Republic but I am pretty sure that WorldSpace has winded up its operation from India and neighboring countries.

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      RS, Czech Republic 7 years ago

      Hi, can I check where I can buy the WS Radio system for cars in the Czech Republic? Also if there are any sites that deliver in the Czech Republic? Is there an indicative price available?


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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes you are right Sanket and Malik.

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      Malik Bashir  7 years ago

      How comes now days world space radio is just hopless,according to some few years the thing used to be a boomb shell from east 106 to sunrise and every indian station.

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      sanket devarushi 7 years ago

      how many days starting of worldspace

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Might be possible in next decade. Not right now according to the current scenario of WS in India.

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      rajesh 7 years ago

      i want service in india

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks save my system for sharing your personal experience and review of world space satellite radio receiver.

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      save my system 8 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Word space satellite Radio gives me true and very clear experience of my favorite music. Without the disturbance I can enjoy my favorite music at any corner of the world. While listen to FM I get very irritate by those ads, now I get trouble free pleasure of music.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Mr. Bruce Slaton for this information but I think you have chosen a wrong article to post this comment. This time I am giving you the liberty to do that.

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      Bruce Slaton 8 years ago

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      John 8 years ago

      Can we get World Space radio for my organization.

      Contact +66 0869821535

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      Sere 8 years ago


      Couple months ago, I brought my car (GMC Yukon 2007) from USA and its equipped with Satellite Radio service (XM). Whoever, looking for Satellite radio service in Saudi Arabia. So, Where could I catch WS store in Riyadh? who could I program my car Satellite Radio to work with WS or I need Car Kit? Finally, what packages cover my area?

      Best Wishes

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for providing feedback on woldspace. I agree FM stations have really good voice quality.

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      ige 8 years ago

      World Space sound quality is a total crap comparing to FM stations

      WS has some very low MPEG-3 bitrates ranging from 24~64kbps, if you want to indulge your ears by high quality sound via radio, stick with free FM station.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think you are right Shrikant. Thanks for the great feedback and opening up my eyes.

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      Shrikant 8 years ago

      While the detailing is pretty impressive, there's one small point I wish to make:

      You CAN'T really compare WorldSpace to FM channels. WorldSpace (Satellite Radio) is a platform - just like FM. The FM channels, if the so wish to, can also broadcast over the WorldSpace platform. And I do believe there are quite a few channels that do so...

      The entire argument condenses itself into a free v/s paid argument - the usual, isn't it?? :)



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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Mr. Adrien, WorldSpace is a pioneer of direct satellite delivery of digital audio radio services and serves Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. See WorldSpace Satellite Radio Service Subscription Plans here:

      Also visit this worldspace forum for info regarding buying worldspace radio receivers in Rwanda

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      Gakumba Adrien 8 years ago

      are WorldSpace radio recievers available in Africa? how about prices $ where can i get 1 in Rwanda if possible? thx 4 reply

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Mr. Zaruwa you can buy WS radio set in Thailand from the below-listed addresses.

      Thailand, Phuket

      Mediasat Co. Ltd.

      Worldradioshop Thailand

      Kata Big Rock

      20 Soi Patak 2, Patak Rd.

      T. Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100

      Tel.: ++66 (0) 1 606 31 43

      Fax: ++66 (0) 76 333 213

      Thailand, Bangkok

      Agent from Worldradioshop

      Realcom Co., Ltd.

      Amari Watergate Hotel

      7th floor

      847 Petchburri Road

      Pratunam Rajthevi

      Bangkok 10400

      Tel: 02 653 91 71 / Mr. Mugi Jabre

      Thailand, Pattaya

      Agent from Worldradioshop

      Pan Kaewrahan

      16/28 Mo 13

      Pattaya Land and House

      Nongprue Banglamung

      Chonburi 20260

      Tel. +66 (0)38 734 899

      Mobile +66 (0) 605 27 404

      Fax +41 (0)79 652 97 12

      SMS +41 (0)79 662 62 29

      or visit

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      Moses Z. Zaruwa 8 years ago

      Please, refer me to site where I can purchase a unit of World Space Radio.



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