Audio Journal is Central Massachusetts' radio reading service for individuals who are print disabled. We provide information, education and entertainment to those who, for any reason, are unable to access the printed page. We serve not only those who are totally blind, but also those who are legally blind or ... See more have any visual impairment or physical disability. A print disability prevents one from holding printed materials. Common causes include paralysis, arthritis, stroke, AIDS, multiple sclerosis,cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease, just to name a few. Radio Reading Services began in Minnesota in 1969 when a blind executive realized that the same technology which transmits Muzak could be used to transmit information to people with visual impairments. The Talking Information Center, a Massachusetts network of radio reading services, began in 1977 in Marshfield. Audio Journal, the Worcester affiliate, began broadcasting in 1987 with five volunteers to 300 listeners from an unused closet at the Worcester Public Library. It now reaches thousands of homes on special receivers, on cable television and on the Internet with the help of over 150 volunteers. Radio Reading Services provide the only source of current, local printed information to our listenership and act as a companion service to the Talking Book Library. The signal is carried on the secondary FM channel of WICN 90.5 FM Public Radio in Worcester. The service broadcasts twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Local and national newspapers and magazines are read, plus special and general interest programs are produced. It broadcasts a signal which can be heard on a special receiver. These receivers are obtained by contacting us. Audio Journal is also carried on some community's public access cable TV stations and is streamed live on the Internet at www.audiojournal.net. There is no charge for our receivers and our broadcast service is free. Donations from listeners to help defray the cost of the receiver are always gratefully accepted. Receivers are also available on loan to provide temporary access to the service for those with a print disability due to surgery or other temporary causes. No matter what one's interest, a listener of Audio Journal can find a variety of programs that suit his or her concerns. The diverse schedule gives listeners the opportunity to be entertained and informed. Audio Journal provides the only access to current, local printed information to which all persons are entitled. Access our "Programming" link for a full program guide, which can be printed in a large print format if desired.
Newsweek on Air The Wall Street Journal This Morning Old Time Radio See all... Newsweek on Air The Wall Street Journal This Morning Old Time Radio Obituaries The Parents Journal Dialogue National Geographic World Talk AM Update USA Radio Network News Weekend Outlook Christian Science Monitor Hour Grocery Ads New Yorker Magazine Teen Magazines The Economist Magazine Time Magazine TV Guide Magazine "O" The Oprah Magazine A Common Voice African-American Experience Aids and Appliances Alternative Publications An Older Voice Another Point of View Associated Press News Audio Journal Community News Audio Journal Job Opportunites Audio Journal Weekend Update Backyard Bookshelf Biography for Radio Boston Globe Boston Herald Boston Magazine Both Sides of the Aisle Calendar Update Celtic Moods Consumer Hour Cooking on Air Country Journal Diabetes Show Dirty Laundry Fantasy Land Fashion Magazines Focus On Health Guideposts Magazine Hispanic Publications Historically Speaking History: Our Past & Our Future In Good Taste In Your Pet's Best Interest International Hour Let's Talk Magazine Rack MCB Horizons MCB Update Medical Update Men's Interest Metrowest Area News New York Times Noteworthy Off the Shelf People Magazine Poetry and Short Stories Political Action Radio Active Readers Digest Science Fiction Overdrive Science Hour Senior Hour Shoppers' Guides Simple Gifts Smithsonian Sports Column Sports Illustrated Telegram & Gazette Telling Tales The Sports Page Travel Hour TV Guide Listings USA Today Vocero Whimsical Side Women's Hour Worcester Business Weekly Worcester Magazine World Computers Yankee Clipper Yankee Magazine
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