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Radio Information Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Radio Information Service
Wabash Valley College
2200 College Drive
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-8641 3574 (Local)
(618) 262-8962 (Fax)
http://www.iecc.edu/wvc/ris

Brief Description

Radio Information Service is a non-profit organization sponsored by Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. The service provides information to the blind and print handicapped living in Mt. Carmel and the surrounding area. The purpose of the reading service is to help visually impaired, physically handicapped, and the elderly to participate more fully in our society. Radio Information Service gives them access to the printed page: local daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, and different types of books.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Staff description: One full-time director who coordinates volunteers and one part-time engineer.
Geographic area served: 45-mile radius from Mt. Carmel, including portions of Indiana.

Staff

Ryan Jenkins, Broadcast Services Specialist, jenkinsr@iecc.edu
Kyle Peach, Program Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts selections from area daily newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Evansville Courier, Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register, others).
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