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. ------ Shows: Newsweek on Air, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, Old Time Radio, Obituaries, Dialogue, National Geographic World Talk, North Shore Area News, Story Time, AM Update, Weekend Outlook, Sports, Christian Science Monitor Hour, New Yorker Magazine, Poetry, Teen Magazines, Time Magazine, TV Guide Magazine, "O" The Oprah Magazine, Aids and Appliances, Alternative Publications, Biography for Radio, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, Both Sides of the Aisle, Calendar Update, Country Journal, Diabetes Show, Dirty Laundry, Guideposts Magazine, Historically Speaking, In Good Taste, International Hour, 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, Readers Digest, Science Hour, Senior Hour, Shoppers' Guides, Smithsonian, USA Today, Whimsical Side, Women's Hour, World Computers, Yankee Clipper, Yankee Magazine, Science Fiction, Page Turner Radio Theater, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Journal, TV Listings, Afternoon TV listings, Consumer Corner, Cosmo FM, Hispanic Publications, In Your Pets Interest, Issue Programs, Leisure Pursuits, Parents Magazine, South Shore Area News, Sports Columns, Supermarket Guides, Tales, TIC News, Travel, Weekly Business Report (KBIA) ----- Hosts: Larry Bates, Sid Mark, Irvin Baxter, Peter Laufer, Ron Bersani, Bob Daly, Jennifer Dallaire, Bill Pasco, Andrea Pasquale, Mitzi Tharin, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Joe Castiglione, Jerry Trupiano, Dave O'brien, Robin Sitten, Phyllis Hanlon, Kyle Sharp, Matt Reese, Kim Lemmon, Rich Mahanor, Robert Adamovich, Ann Collins, Nicole Simmons, Rick Holmes, Linda Hemstedt, James Mccanney, Russell Oliver, Vince Lombardi, Clinton Volunteer, Bill Aldridge, Jae Traina Cosby, Bettye Harris, Robbyn Jones, Bob Rosencrans, Ed Allen, John Saeman, Marybeth Ihle, Allie Kleva, Jorge Hernandez

Marshfield - Massachusetts, United States - English

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(781) 834-4400

130 Enterprise DriveMarshfield, MAUSA


Newsweek on Air The Wall Street Journal This Morning Old Time Radio Obituaries Dialogue See all shows... National Geographic World Talk Story Time AM Update Weekend Outlook Sports Christian Science Monitor Hour New Yorker Magazine Poetry Teen Magazines Time Magazine TV Guide Magazine "O" The Oprah Magazine Aids and Appliances Alternative Publications Biography for Radio Boston Globe Boston Herald Boston Magazine Both Sides of the Aisle Calendar Update Country Journal Diabetes Show Dirty Laundry Guideposts Magazine Historically Speaking In Good Taste International Hour 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 Readers Digest Science Hour Senior Hour Shoppers' Guides Smithsonian USA Today Whimsical Side Women's Hour World Computers Yankee Clipper Yankee Magazine Science Fiction The Economist U.S. News and World Report Washington Journal TV Listings Consumer Corner Cosmo FM Hispanic Publications Issue Programs Leisure Pursuits Parents Magazine Sports Columns Supermarket Guides Tales TIC News Travel

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