Available in Rowan, Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Morgan and Menifee counties
Formed in 1988, Radio Eye is a non-profit organization based in Lexington that broadcasts the reading of printed news, magazines and community events over special radios to people who are blind, visually impaired or have any disability that makes reading difficult or impossible.
“We are pleased to partner with Radio Eye to expand this reading service throughout MSPR’s broadcast region in Rowan, Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Morgan and Menifee counties,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “Radio Eye provides quality programming designed to assist individuals lead their enriched, productive and independent lives.”
Radio Eye’s programming will broadcast on MSPR’s sub-carrier (SCA) frequency at 90.3FM to listeners in Morehead and the surrounding communities. The broadcast requires a special radio to receive the programming service. The radios are available from Radio Eye at no cost for qualified listeners.
“Radio Eye is excited to partner with WMKY to provide a reading service for the blind and visually impaired community,” said Amy Hatter, Radio Eye executive director. “The service is provided to serve anyone who has difficulty reading the printed page, not just the blind, but including individuals with brain trauma, dyslexia, quadriplegia or macular degeneration, among others.”
Radio Eye broadcasts 24-hours a day and all of the programs are read by volunteers. The service is supported by listener contributions, community service organizations, corporate gifts, endowments, grants and fundraising activities.
In addition to providing the frequency (90.3 FM), MSPR also will offer Radio Eye volunteers the use of its studios to record local programming. Radio Eye will be adding area newspapers to the broadcast schedule including The Morehead News, Ledger Independent, Grayson Journal Times and The Independent.
For additional information about the Radio Eye service, how to acquire radios or be a volunteer, call Radio Eye at 859-422-6390 or email [email protected].
Listener applications also can be downloaded at www.listener.radioeye.org.