The Lewis and Clark Radio Information Service is a free audio service for people who are print-disabled (blind, visually impaired, learning disabled and physically disabled). Our service broadcasts 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Volunteers and staff members read national, regional and local newspapers, special interest magazines and novels for hundreds of listeners in the Riverbend area. Evening and weekend programming is provided by Minnesota’s Radio and Talking Book Service.

The Lewis and Clark Radio Information Service is a member of Illinois Radio Information Services, (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.

How can I receive the broadcasts?

If you would like to listen to the Lewis and Clark Radio Information Service, you must first complete and submit an application. If you qualify for the service, you can receive LCRIS programming in one of two ways:

  1. LCRIS will provide you with a special audio receiver. The receiver will be provided at no charge for as long as the applicant has a use for it.
  2. You may also be able to stream the audio online. LCRIS will help determine which option best suits your needs.

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