Radio Information Service is a non-profit organization sponsored by Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. The service provides information to the blind and print handicapped living in Mt. Carmel and the surrounding area. The purpose of the reading service is to help visually impaired, physically handicapped, and the elderly to participate more fully in our society. Radio Information Service gives them access to the printed page: local daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, and different types of books.
It also offers entertainment programs for their enjoyment and enrichment. The service provides depth and detail of reporting, previously found only in the printed medium, via the air waves. The combination makes it possible for print-handicapped listeners to be current and knowledgeable about the world around them.
The Wabash Valley College Radio Information Service is a member of the Illinois Radio Information Service (IRIS), a statewide organization representing radio reading services located in and servicing communities around Belleville, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, Dekalb/Rockford, Godfrey, Macomb, Mt. Carmel, Peoria, Rock Island, and Springfield, and the International Association of Audio Information Services (formerly Association of Radio Reading Services).
Below is the list of locally produced programming schedule. The balance of our programming is provided by the Talking Information Center.
MONDAY - FRIDAY
|8:00 a.m.||Evansville Courier|
|12:00 Noon||Hometown Register|
|1:00 p.m.||Navigator Journal-Register|
|2:00 p.m.||Hometown Register|
|3:00 p.m.||Wayne County Press|
|4:00 p.m.||Hometown Register|
Wabash Valley College Radio Information Service
Wabash Valley College
2200 College Drive
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
618-262-8641, ext. 3574