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MindsEye - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

MindsEye
9541 Church Circle Drive
Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 394-6444 (Local)
mindseye@mindseyeradio.org
http://www.mindseyeradio.org

Brief Description

MindsEye is a radio reading service providing 24 hour per day broadcasts readings of newspapers, magazines, books and retail store ads for people who are blind or print disabled in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

MindsEye also provides service to 80 local nursing homes, hospitals and retirement centers serving an additional 10,000 residents.

Hours of operation: 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Clients served on average per year: 13,150
Number of staff: 6 full-time, 2 part-time, 240 volunteers
Staff description: Paid Staff: Executive Director, Development Director, Program Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Administrative Assistants, Board Operator. Volunteer Staff: Readers, Board Operators, Producers, Clerical Assistants, Event Planners
Geographic area served: Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, 75 mile radius of city with radio broadcasts. Globally with internet live stream, podcasts, and apps.
Publications: Quarterly newsletter.

Staff

Amelia Christ, Community Outreach Coordinator, (618) 394-6449, achrist@mindseyeradio.org
Jason Frazier, Development Director, (618) 394-6447, jfrazier@mindseyeradio.org
Monica Wessel, Listener Care Coordinator, (618) 394-6444, mwessel@mindseyeradio.org
Tom Williams, Program Director, (618) 394-6446, twilliams@mindseyeradio.org
Marjorie Williams, Executive Director, (618) 394-6442, mwilliams@mindseyeradio.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts various special interest announcements and selections from newspapers (St. Louis Post Dispatch, Belleville News Democrat, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor) and many magazines like People and Time. Also reads from local grocery and retail store ads. Other programs feature information on areas such as pets, cooking, sports, blindness and disability. Over 130 hours of unique programming every week. Service available by loaned radio and on website, www.mindseyeradio.org. MindsEye is also available on the iBlink, TuneIn and ooTunes apps for iOS and Android, on the Victor Reader Stream, on Apple Radio on your desktop or Apple TV, on several Smart TVs and Internet Radios, over the phone, and more. Please call us for help determining which listening method is best for you.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Minds Eye is a radio reading service providing 24 hour per day broadcasts readings of newspapers, magazines, books and retail store ads for people who are blind or print disabled in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
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