July 21, 2009 | Press Release

Danger Zone to be Broadcast Internationally and in the US on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio

July 21, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) — Danger Zone, FDD's popular and respected radio show about terrorism, democracy and international security issues, now in its 5th year, will soon be carried by the global broadcaster World Radio Network (WRN) from London to a global audience and heard in the US and Canada twice a week on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Beginning August 1st, 2009, Danger Zone will be carried through WRN on British Sky Radio in the United Kingdom and Ireland. WRN's WorldSpace Satellite Radio (Afristar) will carry Danger Zone throughout Asia and to dozens of countries in Africa. The audience reach is about 30 million people.

Danger Zone will also be carried in the United States through WRN's arrangement with Sirius/XM satellite radio. DZ will air every Saturday and Sunday morning on channel 140 on Sirius and channel 135 on XM at 10AM Eastern Standard Time (7AM in Los Angeles.) The audience for Sirius/XM in the US is about 9-million subscribers.

Danger Zone was created and is hosted by Dick Carlson, Vice Chairman of FDD. Carlson is a former newspaper and magazine writer and a former TV correspondent who was director of the Voice of America through the last five years of the Cold War. He is a former president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and a retired US ambassador.

Danger Zone is co-hosted by Lt Colonel Bill Cowan, a retired US Marine special forces operator and Fox News contributor and Dr. Renee Garfinkel, a psychologist, writer and radio host for the Jerusalem Post.

Danger Zone is produced by Jay Garfinkel, former managing director of World Net TV and the USIA Film and Television Bureau. Jay is a former VP of programs for the NBC TV network and a radio and TV producer of many decades of experience. The show is recorded at the Christian Science Monitor radio studio in downtown Washington and broadcast from the World Radio Network studios in London

The details of the global broadcast carriage for Danger Zone are:

Via Digital Satellite for the UK & Ireland:

Sky Digital, Channel 0122 (Eurobird 1, 28.5º East, Transponder C6, 11.390 GHz, Vertical, Symbol Rate 27.500 Mbaud, FEC 2/3, MPEG2 DVB audio stream. Select WRN Europe from audio menu.)

Via Digital Satellite for Europe:

Eutelsat HOT BIRD 6, 13º East, Transponder 94, 12.597 GHz, Vertical, Symbol Rate 27.500 Mbaud, FEC 3/4, MPEG2 DVB audio stream. Select WRN English from audio menu.

Via WorldSpace Satellite Radio (AfriStar)

WRN broadcasts two exclusive networks on the WorldSpace Afristar satellite service. The footprint of the Afristar satellite covers Southern, Western and Eastern Europe.

Via Cable

Danger Zone will be carried by WRN's English service on cable systems in cities across Europe:


Graz: Telekabel/UPC (106.4 FM)

Vienna: Telekabel/UPC (106.6 FM)

Klagenfurt:Telekabel UPC (98.6 FM)


Antwerp: Integan (91.3 FM)

Brussels: Wolu TV (88.1 FM)

Brussels: UPC Belgium (88.1 FM)

Essen: VEM (91.3FM)

Czech Republic:

UPC (Prague franchise area)


Dublin: ntl (102.7FM)

Waterford: ntl (88.6FM)

The Netherlands:

Hilversum: UPC (94.5FM)


Nationwide: SwissFun/Cablecom, channel WRN*

Geneva canton: Naxoo/Télégenève Digicable, channel 474*

Newcastle/Tyneside: Telewest (90.4FM)

Swindon: ntl South Central (88.6FM)

Thames Valley & Reading: ntl South Central (105FM)


Freewire's InUK is a new television and radio platform comparable to Sky, cable and Freeview, and provides programming to student halls of residence throughout the UK. The service went live in April, 2007 and Leeds, Liverpool and Loughborough were the first British Universities to broadcast WRN English.

Via local AM/FM Radio in the UK

Spectrum Radio 558 AM, available across London and the South East of England, is broadcasting WRN overnight. This schedule for Danger Zone is variable so please refer to www.spectrumradio.net

Tallaght Radio 99.1 FM, available across South West Dublin, is broadcasting WRN between 15:00-16:00 (local time). For further information please refer to www.tallaghtfm.com

In Sweden programs are broadcast on Stockholm International 89.6FM across the greater Stockholm area and on Swedish Radio's DAB Digital Radio service across the country

In Nerja, Malaga, Spain, WRN is broadcast by Radio Sol de Almijara 99.1 FM overnight from 2300-0900 hours Monday to Saturday and 2200-0900 overnight Sundays. For information about the station, please visit: www.rsafm.org

In Fine Hotels:

Major hotels across Europe will carry Danger Zone on WRN's English service: in Amsterdam this includes the Hilton, Forte Crest Apollo, Ibis Centraal, SAS Royal, Renaissance, Golden Tulip Barbizon Centre, Golden Tulip Barbizon Palace, Okura Amsterdam, Pulitzer and the Victoria Hotel as well as The Carlton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium and the Intercontinental in Berlin, Germany.

Windows Media Radio Tuner or RealGuide Directories

You can also access WRN's English internet stream and Danger Zone by visiting the following Windows Media Radio Tuner. Please click on the web link below, following the link to Internet Radio and clicking on the genre News and Talk.


Danger Zone on WRN English for Africa/Middle East and WRN in the Asia Pacific region.

Tuning In Via Digital Satellite. WRN is available across Africa and the Middle East, free-to-air via a digital direct-to-home service on the Intelsat 10 satellite (formerly known as PAS 10) at 68.5 degrees east.

Satellite Coordinates:_Intelsat 10 (formerly known as PAS 10) at 68.5 degrees east, Transponder: 8 (C band), downlink frequency: 4064 MHz (Horizontal polarization), Symbol rate: 19.850 Msym/sec, FEC: 7/8

Danger Zone is on WRN English via MultiChoice DSTV across Africa. You can also receive WRN in English via MultiChoice DStv. For details contact MultiChoice on +27 11 289 2266, fax +27 11 889 5968, e-mail: [email protected] or visit the MultiChoice website at www.multichoice.co.za _Remember to connect your satellite receiver to your hi-fi, switch off your TV and listen in superior quality.

Danger Zone in Africa on WRN via local FM/AM stations. In Cape Town listen to WRN via Bush Radio 89.5 FM (various times) and in Mayfair, Johannesburg via Al Saut/The Voice 94.5FM.

Across Malawi, listen on fm 101 POWER from midnight to 6am.

In Windhoek, Nambia, Danger Zone on WRN is on UNAM Radio from 8pm to 8am. (All times are local).

In Lusaka, Zambia, Radio Choice 107.8FM is broadcasting WRN from midnight to 5am, seven days a week.

WRN English for Asia Pacific

Tuning In Via Digital Satellite, WRN is available across Asia Pacific region via a digital direct-to-home service on AsiaSat2 at 100.5º East, horizontal-polarization. The service is not scrambled, so you don't need a special subscription card. To find WRN, select the MPEG2 digital service at 4.000 MHz on your satellite receiver and select the WRN audio service.

Remember to connect the satellite receiver to your hi-fi then you can switch off your television and listen to Danger Zone on WRN through your hi-fi system. If you need advice talk to your satellite dealer.

Satellite Coordinates:_AsiaSat 2 100.5º East, transponder 10b, MPEG2 DVB Digital at 4000 MHz, horizontal polarity, Symbol Rate 28.125 Msym/s, FEC _, A-PID = 2311 and S-ID = 10.

Via WorldSpace Satellite Radio (AsiaStar). WRN is broadcast on WorldSpace Satellite Radio which covers the Asia Pacific region. For more details about subscribing visit www.worldspace.com or send an email to [email protected].

If you live in India and want to listen to Danger Zone on WRN call WorldSpace Satellite Radio toll free 1 600-44-5432 or send an email to [email protected].

Danger Zone on WRN via Sound Planet across Japan. Sound Planet is the new digital audio broadcasting service from Usen. With a special antenna and tuner connected to your own speakers, you can start receiving Danger Zone on WRN and other world class international radio stations plus music channels from Japan, all day and all night for a one off sign up fee and monthly subscription! For further information, call: +81 (3) 3509-7111.

Listeners in Australia can hear Danger Zone on WRN on 5UV Radio Adelaide at 101.5 FM from 1am to 6am and KLFM in Bendigo, Victoria on 96.5 & 106.3FM between midnight and 6am.

In New Zealand, World FM 88.2 MHz in Tawa, Wellington WRN through the night, each night. Please visit www.worldfm.co.nz for further details.

Wellsford Country Radio FM broadcasting in the Auckland region to Wellsford, Warkworth and Te Hana. 92.2 FM and 107.7 FM, 2200 to 0700 (local time) daily.

Via Cable: Danger Zone Listeners in Japan and New Zealand can tune to WRN via local cable systems: Japan Use 440: Channel E21_CAN System: Main channel D23, Kanto Channel E24, Chubu Channel E23, Kansai Channel E24, Kyushu Channel E23_New Zealand Far North Cable: Channel 11

Via Digital Satellite

Wren's 24 hour 7 day a week English network to North America will carry Danger Zone and is available on Galaxy 19 – the digital, key-band DVB satellite at 97º West.

WRN is carried via Cell phones and Mobile Devices with UpSNAP.com which is currently available in the continental United States. UpSNAP offers users of wireless applications (mobile cell phones, PDAs, wireless Internet, etc) access to live streaming and on-demand audio at no cost. Wireless users can access UpSNAP either through their wireless Internet service or by dialing in from any standard wireless telephone.

Danger Zone is available in Canada on Sirius Canada channel 140.

Via Cable in the US

WRN is carried on a number of local cable systems. In some areas, WRN is available as a SAP (secondary audio program) channel delivered through the TV set when SAP is selected. Cable affiliates currently include:

Comcast Cable Channel 66, Philadelphia

NTV 26, Northfield, MN

Service Electric Cable TV, Sussex C., NJ

WLIO Television, Lima, Ohio

SCOLA, 300 College systems throughout the USA, Channel 1

Danger Zone via local AM/FM Stations

WRN and the programs it carries are available on a number of local FM/AM stations (please check local times) including:

Chicago Public Radio:

– WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, IL

– WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton, IL

– WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, IL

KEDM 90.3FM, University of Louisiana, Monroe

KORD 730AM, Concordia College, MN

KRVM 91.9 FM, Eugene, OR

KSFC 91.9FM, Spokane, WA

KTRU 91.7FM, Rice University, Houston, TX

WDWN 89.1FM, Cayuga Community Coll., Auburn, NY

WGHR 100.7FM, Atlanta, GA

WLTL 88.0FM, Le Grange, IL

WMCO 90.7FM, New Concord, OH

WQUB 90.3 FM, Quincy, IL

WRLC 91.7 FM, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

WUEV 91.5FM, University of Evansville, IN

WVUD 91.3FM, University of Delaware

WWHS 92.1FM, Hampden-Sydney College, VA

WXPR 97.1FM, Rhinelander, WI

WFNP 88.7 FM, New Paltz, NY

WRFU-LP 104.5 FM, Urbana, IL

KXOT 91.7 FM, Seattle, WA – New rebroadcasting partner!

WDIY 88.1 FM, Bethlehem, PA

KOHS 91.7 FM, Orem, UT – New WRN Rebroadcaster!

Danger Zone on WRN via HD Radio

HD Radio is the new platform, enabling FM and AM radio stations to broadcast programs digitally. Tune into WRN on the following HD stations:

Tulsa Public Radio: KWGS 89.5 FM, Tulsa, OK

KRCL 90.9 FM, Salt Lake City, UT

WLNZ 89.7 FM, Lansing, MI

WRN via Short Wave

WRMI 7,385 kHz/ 9955 MHz, Miami, FL – This is a new rebroadcasting partner. This schedule can change without notice so please refer to www.wrmi.net

Danger Zone is archived weekly on the FDD website and can be listened to at www.defenddemocracy.org and on www.dangerzone.UK.org