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CKRE - Listener Information


Central Kentucky Radio Eye, Inc

LISTENER INFORMATION


Who are we?
Who is eligible to receive our service?
What can you hear on CKRE?
How can you hear us?
How do you apply for a CKRE radio?


Who are we?

Central Kentucky Radio Eye, Inc (CKRE) is a 24 hour Radio Reading Service - broadcasting seven days a week, every day of the year. It is managed and operated by an all-volunteer Executive Committee. CKRE is a member of the International Audio Association of Information Services (IAAIS). Our mission is to read newspapers, magazines and other everyday literature to those eligible people who are unable to read or access the printed word.

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Who is eligible to receive our service?

(1) Any person who cannot see to read due to blindness or visual impairment.

(2) Any person who cannot hold or turn a page due to a physical disability such as stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, arthritis, aging, etc.

(3) Any person with a temporary visual or physical disability which prohibits them from reading the printed word.

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What can you hear on CKRE?

Every morning CKRE airs a locally produced broadcast in which volunteers read state, regional and local newspapers, including the Lexington Herald Leader and the Louisville Courier Journal. Lexington and Kentucky Obituaries are read each day at 9am (10am Sundays.) We also provide a half hour program of Lexington Herald Leader Sports each day, complete with the "On Air" game schedule. On weekday mornings you can hear the Health Corner, in which CKRE volunteers read from such reliable sources as Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Harvard Health, etc. Weekday mornings we also broadcast our Kentucky Series, providing readings from local magazines, and other literature of interest to our listeners.

Every afternoon and throughout the night CKRE provides national newspapers and national programming through our affiliation with The "InTouch" Network in New York. Listeners can hear readings from such publications as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek On Air, Readers Digest, Prime Time Radio, Christian Science Monitor, People's Pharmacy, etc.

Full Details of our 24 hour broadcasting schedule can be found in the CKRE Program Guide.

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How can you hear us?

CKRE broadcasts on a closed-circuit frequency. The only way you can hear our 24 hour broadcast is on a special pre-tuned radio, which we loan to eligible listeners for as long as they need or want our service. Our service and the radio is free of charge. (There is a $25 fully refundable deposit on the radio, which remains the property of CKRE.) The broadcast can be heard in Central Kentucky (in an approximate 80 mile radius) from Owenton in the north to Berea in the south, and from Bardstown in the west to Beattyville in the east.

CKRE has just expanded its service to include an audio broadcast on local cable television, Insight Communications TV channel 20. The broadcast consists of the live reading of the Lexington Herald Leader, from 8am to 10am, Monday through Friday, by CKRE volunteers. Listeners in Lexington, Fayette County and parts of Jessamine County can hear this 2 hour broadcast on their television by tuning into Lexington Public Library cable TV channel 20.

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How do you apply for a CKRE radio?

Listeners are required to complete an Application Form which needs to be signed by a physician, social worker, librarian or other professional who knows the applicant's disability. A copy of the Application Form can be downloaded and printed from this site by clicking here, or a request for an Application Form can be made by calling CKRE at 859-257-2702. The Application form should be mailed to Central Kentucky Radio Eye, University Station Box 1030, Lexington, Kentucky 40506.

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