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Tri-States Audio Information Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Tri-States Audio Information Services
504 University Services Building
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-2403 (Local)
(309) 298-2133 (Fax)
(800) 895-2912 (Toll-Free)
AIS@wiu.edu
http://www.tristatesaudio.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day. Local programming: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-11:00 PM, Sat.-Sun. 8:00 AM-11:30 PM. Overnight hours provided by a satellite network.
Clients served on average per year: 1,200
Number of staff: 12
Staff description: 2 full-time staff members and student broadcast assistants. Numerous volunteers contribute their time.
Geographic area served: All or parts of a 20-county area in west central Illinois, southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri.

Staff

Carol Dennhardt, Director, ca-dennhardt@wiu.edu
Ken Zahnle, Programming, ks-zahnle@wiu.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Closed-circuit radio reading service operating in conjunction with public radio stations WIUM/WIUW/WQUB. Reads magazines, newspapers, novels. Provides topical programming concerning health and disabilities. Publications include numerous newspapers such as the following: Chicago Tribune, Peoria Journal Star, Ft. Madison Daily Democrat, Keokuk Daily Gate City, USA Today, Monmouth Daily Review Atlas, Macomb Eagle, Macomb Journal, Quincy Herald Whig, & Galesburg Register Mail. Provides volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who are blind, visually impaired, learning disabled, or physically disabled.
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