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).

 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. - Newspaper Sections
M- Advice Columns
T- National Sports
W- Business
Th- News
F- Culture

7:00 a.m. -  The World Around Us
M- History
T- National Geographic
W- Travelogue
Th- America's Attic
F- Safari

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

9:00 a.m.- Just for You
M- Ability, iOS Blind User Group
T- Blindness Newshour
W- Monthly Programs
Th- Enabled
F- Various

NOTE: Affiliate services  substitute local programs, 10 a.m. to noon

10 a.m. - Arkansas Potpourri
M- Arkansas Encyclopedia
T- Arkansas Celebrations
W- Arkansas Folks
Th- Arkansas Traveller
F- Regional Magazines

10:30 a.m.- Arkansas Carousel (Tue through Fri)

11:00 a.m. - Smart Consumers.
M- Spending Smart
T- Drug Store Flyers
W- Discount Store Flyers
Th- Supermarket Flyers
F- Consumers News

12 noon -Radio Theater. (repeated at 5 p.m.)
M- Great Books dramatized (Rex Stout)
T- Radio Action
W- AIRS Players
Th- Movies for the Blind
F-  Great Plays

1 p.m -Old Time Radio (repeated at 6 p.m.)
M- Favorites
T- Orson Welles,
W- Father Knows Best, Box 13
Th- Hollywood Radio Theater
F- Mr. and Mrs. North, Philo Vance

2 p.m. -Weekly Readers (repeated at 7 p.m.)
M- Armchair Reader
T- American Western Stories
W- Heartstrings
Th- Casebook of J.S. Fletcher
F- Intrigue

3 p.m. - Afternoon Magazine Rack
M- Audiofile
T- Reminisce
W- Entertainment Weekly
Th- Readers Digest
F- People

NOTE: Affiliate services  substitute local programs, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - Arkansas Potpourri
M- Arkansas Encyclopedia
T- Arkansas Celebrations
W- Arkansas Folks
Th- Arkansas Traveler
F- Regional Magazines

4 p.m. - Arkansas Carousel (Tue through Fri)

4:30 p.m. - AIRS teen programs
M- Tom Swift
T- Arkansas Stories
W- Teenbeat
Th- Little Women
F- Arkansas Drama

8:00 p.m. - News Magazines
M- Time
T- The Week
W- Economist
Th- Newsweek
F- The Hill

9:00 p.m. - Sciences and Technology

10:00 p.m. - Late Theater
M- Sherlock Holmes
T- Mystery Hour
W- Outlands
Th- Readings for Millennials
F- Crosstime Cafe

11:00 p.m. - Late Night Magazine Rack.
M- Vanity Fare
T- New York Times Magazine
W- New Yorker
Th- The Atlantic
F- Pop Magazines

Overnight- repeats of the day's programs.

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

NOTE: Affiliate services  substitute local programs, 10 a.m. to noon

10 a.m. - Store Flyers

Noon - Home and Health
5 p.m. - iOS Blind User Group
5:30 p.m.- Arkansas Folks
6 p.m. - AIRS Teens
10 p.m. Readings for Millenials

Overnight- repeats of the week's programs.


4 a.m. Fit and Focus
6 a.m. The Man Cave
9 a.m. Sports
10 a.m. Books
11 a.m. - Radio Theater and Weekly Readers

5 p.m. Movies, Old Time Radio, Weekly Readers and Theater

7 p.m.Mysteries

Midnight Latino Americano

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 births and marriages, Arkansas Folks, Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Past, Arkansas Carousel, Travel Hour, Blindness News. and iOS Blkind 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, Latino Americano, plus Top Comic Strips.

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.