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 May 29 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-Famous and Infamous
W-Travel Hour
Th-America's Attic

7:00 a.m. - Magazine Rack
T-Southern Magazines
F-Readers Digest

7:30 a.m.- Arkansas Carousel

8:00 a.m. - Arkansas Potpourri
M- Celebrations, Families
T- Folks
W- Past
Th- Travel
F- Encyclopedia

9:00 a.m.- Just for You
M- Books
T- Blindness Newshour
W- Old Friends
Th- It Makes a Difference
F- Open Discussion

10 a.m. - Home and Health
M- Arkansas Medical Update
T- Arkansas Woman
W- Nutrition and Health
Th- Living At Home
F- Health

11:00 a.m. - Smart Consumers.
M- Consumers News, iOS discussion group
T- Drug Store Flyers
W- Discount Store Flyers
Th- Cook's Corner, Supermarket Flyers
F- Department Store Flyers

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

3 p.m. - Arkansas Potpourri (see 8 a.m.)
4 p.m. - Arkansas Carousel
4:30 p.m. - AIRS kids programs.
M- Adventure Ahead
T- Kids Magazines
W- Harry Potter
Th- Storytime
F- Little Women

5 p.m. - Weekly Readings and  Radio Theater. (see noon)
8:00 p.m. - News Magazines
M- Time
T- Economist, Sports
W- Business Week, People
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- Entertainment

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.


This section will be updated soon with correct information

Programs of Local Interest

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

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

Programs for Men (and Women)
Late Night Magazine Rack - weeknights 11 p.m.
Man Cave - Sunday mornings.
Evening News Magazines - weekdays 8 p.m.
Late Night Radio Theater - Evenings at 10 p.m.
The World of Sports - Sunday 8 a.m.

Programs for Women (and Men)
Arkansas Woman - Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Repeated on weekends.
Home and Health Hour - Weekdays at 10 a.m. and Saturday afternoons
Smart Consumer Hour - weekdays at 11 a.m.

Programs for Teenagers
Arkansas Millennials - Thursday and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
Arkansas Teens -  Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 p.m.
Boys Life - Saturday 8 p.m.
SI Kids - Saturday 8 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Programs for Kids
Airs Kids Radio - Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m. to noon
Kids magazines - Saturday 8 p.m.
Storytime - Wednesday 4:30 p.m.


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.