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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Where can we receive Radio Sai?

2. Can we receive Radio Sai with our Digital Radio?

3. Where can we buy a WorldSpace receiver?

4. I bought a set from Prashanthi Nilayam and the sales assistant told me to point the antenna to the South East to receive the broadcast. Even though I've done so, why am I not able to receive Radio Sai?

5. Can we contribute programs to Radio Sai?

6. How do you broadcast from Prashanthi Nilayam?

7. Can you do live broadcasts?

8. When do you broadcast Baba's discourses?

9. Can we buy Radio Sai broadcast material on CDs?

10. Can we listen to Radio Sai on our car radio?


 

Answers:

1. Where can we receive Radio Sai?

1 ANS. You can listen to our streaming web service, which is available  here  from anywhere in the world.
You can listen to Radio Sai with a WorldSpace receiver in Asia. and most parts of Africa and Europe. If you are located outside this coverage area, SGH on AfriStar for Europe and Africa is a pay channel in WorldSpace's Gold Bouquet. has stopped broadcasting from January 2010. Satellite coverage maps are available  here .

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2. Can we receive Radio Sai with our Digital Radio?

2 ANS. You can listen to Radiosai with wifi radios as given here, but not with other radio sets.You need a WorldSpace receiver to listen to Radio Sai, since programs are transmitted from the WorldSpace Satellite in an encrypted format.

 

3. Where can we buy a WorldSpace receiver?

3 ANS. WorldSpace satellites stopped broadcasting SGH from October 2012. Online ordering of receivers is available at  www.worldspace.com  and specifically for Indian customers at www.worldspace.in . WorldSpace receivers are also available in a variety of models at different price points at the Bhaktha Sahayak Sangh General Stores in Prashanthi Nilayam.
Since WorldSpace went into Bankruptcy, it is difficult to buy WorldSpace receivers. WorldSpace satellites stopped broadcasting from June 2011, and resumed SGH on a trial basis from November 2011 at limited times during the day - currently 6.30 am to 10.30 pm IST.

 

4. I bought a set from Prashanthi Nilayam and the sales assistant told me to point the antenna to the South East to receive the broadcast. Even though I've done so, why am I not able to receive Radio Sai?

4 ANS. WorldSpace satellites have stopped broadcasting SGH from October 2012 and resumed SGH on a trial basis from November 2011 at limited times during the day - currently 6.30 am to 10.30 pm IST. The sales assistant told you to point to the South East, assuming you live in India. If you live outside India, follow the directions given in the instruction mannual of the receiver. Some minor adjustments may be needed to get the best reception.

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5. Can we contribute programs to Radio Sai?

5 ANS. We would be happy to receive your support. Please contact  [email protected]  for information on this.

6. How do you broadcast from Prashanthi Nilayam?

6 ANS. This is explained  here. 

7. Can you do live broadcasts?

7 ANS. At present we are offering live broadcasts daily during the prayer sessions.

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8. When do you broadcast Baba's discourses?

8 ANS. Our  schedule  gives more information.

9. Can we buy Radio Sai broadcast material on CDs?

9 ANS. Some material is available for sale at the Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust at Prashanthi Nilayam and also on our website, with the products section.

10. Can we listen to Radio Sai on our car radio?

10 ANS. You can listen in your car by hooking up your mobile to your car radio. Methods for listening with mobile phones are given here.At present, WorldSpace receivers are not available for installation in cars. The antenna is directional, so reception is not ensured in moving cars. But WorldSpace is working in that direction. A solution may be expected soon.

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