Posted: Feb 24, 2010 6:05 AM by APNewsNow
Updated: Nov 28, 2011 11:46 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Within weeks, a new radio reading service in Lafayette will broadcast local news, grocery deals and other reading materials of regional interest to the visually impaired.
It's been put together by the nonprofit organization Louisiana Audio Information Reading Service - LA-AIRS for short.
It now broadcasts readings from a service out of Minnesota. But soon, those broadcasts will go local. Board secretary and treasurer Nell Hahn says volunteers will read items of interest to the local community, including weekly grocery deals and sales circulars.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's public radio station, KRVS, is providing a subcarrier channel. At least 30 receivers for that channel have been donated to visually impaired residents in the area.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com
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