TIC - Marshfield, MA

Talking Information Center is an Award winning radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired. Our mission is to provide visually-impaired and print-handicapped people ... See more access to the printed word and to provide audience-specific information in the form of timely broadcast programming. How TIC Was Formed TIC was born out of a passion and desire to bring the printed word to life for thousands of residents in Massachusetts that desperately needed access to information that otherwise was to them. In 1977, Ed Perry of Duxbury, was granted an FCC license to operate WATD-FM. Ed had heard about reading services in other parts of the country. Knowing there were available in New England, Ed promised to donate his SCA signal for use as a radio reading service. When WATD went on the air in 1977, Ron Bersani, a teacher at Marshfield High School volunteered to help out when things got started. Ron is executive director today. A Board of Directors was formed and a collection taken up to buy the first ten radios. TIC began broadcasting June 19, 1978 from a tiny third floor room at WATD with two borrowed microphones, a beat up cassette deck and an old reel-to-reel recorder. Broadcasts consisted of four hours daily, Monday through Friday. Today, TIC now produces and broadcasts more than 100 programs ranging from children’s story time to the Wall Street Journal. More than 600 volunteers statewide offer their time to come in and read for our listeners. The Talking Information Center (TIC) is a non-profit reading service that broadcasts newspapers, magazines, books, and special consumer information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to visually-impaired listeners. Over 23,000 listeners in Massachusetts rely on TIC so they can hear a variety of periodicals that are not typically accessible to them.

Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States

Education | Web 56Kbps English

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(781) 834-4400

130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield, MA USA