Friday, September 14, 2012

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 new 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. From comic strips to weather, fiction and non-fiction, fully-narrated dramatic presentations, 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).

Beginning September 5 listings for AIRS radio. 
(All times are approximate. Programs subject to change without notice)

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

6:00 a.m. -  The World Around Us
T-Arkansas Encyclopedia
W-Travel Hour
Th-America's Attic

7:00 a.m. - Magazine Rack
M-Nostalgia / Various
T-Southern Magazines / Pets
W-Entertainment Weekly
Th-Readers Digest / Discover

8:00 a.m. - Home and Health
M- Living at Home
T- Diabetic News, Cooking
W- Arkansas Woman
Th- Nutrition and Health
F- Health Report

9:00 a.m.- Just for You
M- Ability, iOS Blind User Group
T- Blindness Newshour
W- News Stories
Th- Enabled
F- Open Discussion

10 a.m. - Arkansas Potpourri
M- Celebrations
T- Folks
W- Past
Th- Travel
F- Family

10:30 a.m.- Arkansas Carousel

11:00 a.m. - Smart Consumers.
M- Books
T- Drug Store Flyers
W- Discount Store Flyers
Th- Catalogs, Supermarket Flyers
F- Consumers

12 noon -Weekly Readings and  Radio Theater.
M- University Theater, Arkansas Journal, Armchair Reader
T- Orson Welles, Western Corral
W- Hollywood Theater, Heartstrings, AIRS Players
Th- Movies for the Blind, Casebook of J.S. Fletcher, Blindness Bookshelf
F- Old Time Radio, Crosstime Cafe, Great Plays

3 p.m. - Magazine Rack
3:30 p.m. - Arkansas Potpourri (see 10 a.m.)
4 p.m. - Arkansas Carousel
4:30 p.m. - AIRS teen programs

5 p.m. - Weekly Readings and  Radio Theater. (see noon)
8:00 p.m. - News Magazines
M- Time
T- Economist, Sports
W- Business Week, Medicine
Th- Christian Science Monitor
F- Newsweek, The Week

10:00 p.m. - Late Theater
M- Best of Readings
T- Mystery Hour
W- Bookworm
Th- Arkansas Millennial
F- Intrigue

11:00 p.m. - Late Night Magazine Rack.
M- National Geographic
T- New York Times Magazine
W- New Yorker
Th- The Atlantic
F- Mystery Magazines

Overnight- repeats of the day's programs.

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.


Programs of Local Interest

Arkansas Carousel - Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Arkansas Diabetic News - Monday at 8 a.m. Repeated on weekends.
Arkansas Encyclopedia - Fridays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Repeated on weekends.
Arkansas Families - Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Arkansas Folks - Tuesday 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Repeated on weekends.

Arkansas Latino (in Spanish) - Sunday 6 a.m. and midnight
Arkansas Millennials - Thursday and Saturdays at 10 p.m. 
Arkansas Past - Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Repeated on weekends.
Arkansas Radio Drama - Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 p.m. 
Arkansas Celebrations - Monday 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Arkansas Traveler - Thursday  10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Repeated on weekends.
Arkansas Woman - Tuesdays at 8 a.m.  Repeated on weekends.

Weekend Blocks
Saturday mornings - AIRS Kids Radio and Teen Books.
Saturday afternoons - Home and Health
Saturday night - Teens, Tweens, and Twenties
Sunday mornings - Man Cave.
Sunday evenings - Mystery and Drama


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.