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NIU receives radio information service grant

Published: Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 11:19 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University received a radio information service grant to help locals get access to news.

The grant, $28,273, was awarded to 10 other colleges in Illinois, as well, from Secretary of State Jesse White. The grant ensures that residents who are unable to read print material because of a disability have access to information published in magazines and newspapers through audio versions of the information.

The programs are broadcast daily and include local programming, so residents can listen to broadcasts of local news. Local newspapers are read, and radio information service also produces public affairs programs and listener call-in shows. The programs are broadcast on a sideband receiver radio. Anyone who has a physical or visual disability that impairs his or her ability to read may be eligible for a free sideband receiver.

For information about radio information service, contact Sharon Ruda at 217-782-9435 or sruda@ilsos.net. Information can also be found at cyberdriveillinois.com

– Daily Chroncile

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