- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Volunteers sought to read news on the radio
Have you ever thought being on the radio might be fun? Here’s your chance to reach more than 600 listeners in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS) needs volunteer radio readers to read newspapers and magazines to people who are print-impaired.
NIRIS is broadcast on a sub-carrier channel of WNIJ/FM (89.5), a Northern Illinois University public service station, and was established in 1979 in DeKalb, Ill. NIRIS now has its headquarters in Rockford, with studio facilities in both Rockford and DeKalb.
NIRIS is also a member of Illinois Radio Information Service, Inc., and the International Association of Audio Information Services. NIRIS listeners must have a pre-tuned SCA (Subsidiary Communications Authorization) receiver to pick up the closed-circuit broadcast, and these are loaned free to those eligible to receive them.
The broadcast schedule includes 23 local and regional newspapers, along with several national newspapers, books and programs of special interest, all read by volunteer readers. Opportunities throughout the day are to broadcast live, or various recorded programs air in the evening or on the weekend. Programs are usually aired weekly and are one to two hours long.
To receive a volunteer application, contact Cindy Lynn Ostergard at (815) 972-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the Rockford area or Doug Herrington in the DeKalb area at (815) 753-0076.
From the Feb. 19-25, 2014, issue