Friday, September 14, 2012

Program Guide
Arkansas Information Reading Services for the blind provides audio access to current print media for people who cannot read because of a disability. AIRS Radio broadcasts statewide on a secondary audio channel of AETN 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. AIRS can also be heard around the globe on an internet web stream. AIRS programs and newspapers are also available on demand on our  telephone service "AIRS Plus."

We read books, articles, magazines and other materials in alternate formats; services to keep you informed, in-touch, entertained, educated and employed. Programs for kids, teens, men, women, families and seniors, there's something for everyone.

AIRS staff and volunteers annual family picnic

AIRS Radio is available on the web. Click on the link below, or go to   If you have cable TV service, check with your cable company to see  on what channel AIRS is carried. We distribute our signal to cable companies for free, but each local cable company chooses if and how to use it.

AIRS Plus is our telephone service that allows you to hear many of the programs, readings and publications on demand over your telephone. Put your telephone on speaker or hook up the earbuds to your smart phone, and call toll free (844) 888-0981 (this number is for callers in Arkansas only).

Due to the impact of the quarantine, there may be unavoidable variation in the schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The Blindness Community and the Corona Virus- a roundtable discussion exploring particular resources, information and anxieties of the blind, visually impaired and disabled, will be presented Friday March 27 at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again on Saturday March 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Important Announcement from DSB. The Division of Services for the Blind is committed to serving all eligible consumers. In an effort to continue these services while mitigating the spread of COVID-19, DSB staff will be limiting face-to-face meetings at this time. DSB staff located in the local Workforce Centers are prepared and able to work with consumers by phone and email to ensure that essential services are not disrupted. If a consumer has any questions or concerns, they may contact their individual counselor; reach DSB administration at (501) 682-5463; or call Toll Free at (800) 960-9270.

 for AIRS radio. 
(All times are approximate. Programs subject to change without notice)

Due to the impact of the quarantine, there may be 
unavoidable variation in the schedule. We apologize for
any inconvenience 

4  a.m. - Fit and Focused, exercise programs

6:00 a.m.- New Day, helpful articles and programs for our special audience. Topics include accessible technology, able living, careers, diabetes management, and older blind resources.

9 a.m. - Arkansas Potpourri
M- Arkansas Jobs/Arkansas Seniors
T- Arkansas Family/Arkansas Teens
W- Arkansas Women/Arkansas Folks
Th- Arkansas Health/Arkansas Diabetic News
F- Arkansas Events/Regional Magazines

10 a.m.- Arkansas Carousel

10:30 a.m. - Arkansas Authors

11 a.m. - Arkansas Encyclopedia

M- Flash Fiction
T- Radio Audio Theater
W- American Past
Th - Grocery Store Flyers / Drug and Discount Stores
F- Classics by Request (currently: Wodehouse Playhouse)

1:00 p.m. - Magazine Rack
2:00 p.m. - New Day, continued
4:00 p.m. - See 8:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - See 9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - See 10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - See 11:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m. - See Noon
9:00 p.m. - See 1:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. - Evening Theater
11:00 p.m. - Book at Bedtime
Midnight Repeat of the Day's programs

4 a.m. - Fit and Focus
6 a.m. - Children's Programs

10 a.m. - Store Flyers

12:30 - Home and Health
6 p.m. - AIRS Family
7 p.m. - Teen Programs

Overnight- repeats of the week's programs.


4 a.m. Fit and Focus
6 a.m. - The World Around Us
3 p.m. Movies, Old Time Radio, Weekly Readers and Theater
7 p.m. Mysteries
Midnight - Arkansas Latino

Overnight- repeats of the day's programs.

AIRS broadcasts statewide from the R. Lee Reaves Center for Educational Telecommunication in Conway, Arkansas, serving the blind and visually impaired of Arkansas since 1981. A service of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Services for the Blind. Our broadcasts are intended exclusively for listeners with visual impairment and print disabilities. 
All times are approximate. In order to finish articles or chapters, programs do not always end at exact times. All programs subject to change. AIRS reserves the right to make last minute changes in the schedule.




Call (844) 888-0981 (toll free, no charge)

Follow the prompts for the following:

1- AIRS Radio Features:
Job openings from Work Force Services, Arkansas Folks (upcoming events), Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Past, Arkansas Carousel, Travel Hour, Blindness News. and iOS Blind Users Group

2- Smart Consumers:
Flyers from Supermarkets, Drug Stores and Discount Stores, Consumer News, Cooking

3- Arkansas Families:
Readings for Arkansas Women, Arkansas Teens, Arkansas Kids, Arkansas Seniors, Arkansas Diabetics, and Latinos.

4- Readings and Dramatizations

5- News Magazines

6- General Interest Magazines

7- Central Arkansas Daily and Southern Arkansas Daily Newspapers
Democrat Gazette, Log Cabin, Saline Courier, Hot Springs Sentinel  Record, Pine Bluff Commercial, Siftings Herald, and others

8- Northern Arkansas Daily Newspapers:
Northwest Arkansas Morning News, Southwest Times Record, Paragould Daily, Jonesboro Sun, Baxter Bulletin and others

9- Weekly and Bi-weekly Newspapers:
Arkansas Weekly, Arkansas Times, Arkansas Leader and others.