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).


 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 

5  a.m. - Fit and Focused, exercise programs
6:55 a.m. - Job Focus 

7:05 a.m. - Stories and Plays
M- Westerns 
T- Dixie Living
W- Bios and Memoirs
Th- Armchair Reader
F-  Radio Drama

8 a.m. Bookworm

9 a.m. -
M- Juno
T- Blindness Newshour
W- It Makes a Difference
Th-  Careers
F- Seminars/Experts

10 a.m.- Arkansas Encyclopedia

11:00 a.m. - ARKANSAS
includes Arkansas Carousel (M-F),
Arkansas Jobs (Monday),
Arkansas Diabetic News (Tuesdays),
Arkansas Folks (Wednesday),
Arkansas Senior News (Thursday),
Arkansas Authors (Fridays).

M- Apple a Day
T- Nutrition and Health 
W- Department Store Flyers
Th - Grocery Store Flyers / Kitchen
F- Drug Store Flyers / Cooking

1:00 p.m. - Home and Health,
Parenting (Monday),
Independent Living (Tuesdays),
Audiobooks (Wednesday),
Assistive Catalogs (Thursday),
Ability (Friday).

1:30 p.m. - Hometown Papers 
DeQueen Bee (Monday),
Mena Star (Tuesday)
Newton County (Wednesday),
Petit Jean  (Thursday),
Pocohantis (Friday).

2:00 p.m. - See 7:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. -  See 8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - ARKANSAS see 11:00 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 noon.
8:00 p.m. - See  1 p.m..
9:00 p.m. - ARKANSAS see 11:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m. - Evening Theater
11:00 p.m. - Book at Bedtime
Midnight. to 4:45 a.m.  Repeat of the day's programs

5 a.m. - Fit and Focus
7 a.m. - Children's Programs
10:30 a.m. - Store Flyers
1:30 - Home and Health
6 p.m. - AIRS Family
7 p.m. - Teen Programs
Overnight- repeats of the week's programs.

5 a.m. Fit and Focus
7 a.m. - Consumer Groups Programs
11 a.m. Weekly Readers and Theater
9 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 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)

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