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Sight Seer (West Michigan Radio Reading Service) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sight Seer (West Michigan Radio Reading Service)
The Sight Seer Radio Reading Service
213 Sheldon Boulevard S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4513
(616) 235-0020 (Local)
(616) 235-0022 (Fax)
seer@thesightseer.org
http://www.thesightseer.org

Brief Description

TheSightSeer has been in service for 21 years in 2004 and is presently seeking a cable service or sap channel to extend the reading service over West Michigan areas.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clients served on average per year: 5,000 by radio
Number of staff: 134 volunteers
Staff description: No paid personnel. All volunteer participants are specialists in their program field.
Geographic area served: 35-mile radius from Grand Rapids on local station, 100-mile radius from Grand Rapids on regional FM radio station. No limit on the Internet.
Publications: The Program Guide describing broadcasts and book reviews monthly. Quarterly newsletter.

Staff

Ken (Kenneth) Van Prooyen, Director, kenwvp@gmail.com
Ruth Van Prooyen, Program Coordinator, seer@thesightseer.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts information, education and entertainment. Furnishes radios and/or receivers to health care and retirement facilities. Newspapers read include the Grand Rapids Press, The Daily News, Kalamazoo Gazette, Walker Advance, Grand Rapids Advance, Lowell Ledger, West Michigan Christian, Rockford Squire.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers training for readers in radio reading.
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