Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS Radio) provides daily readings of newspapers and periodicals including news stories, sales circulars and classified listings for listeners with a wide range of disabilities. With the extensive help of volunteers, we broadcast readings of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown, Daily Herald and many more local newspapers and magazines.
Ways to Listen
- Listen online
- Download the TuneIn app (then search CRIS Chicago)
- Download OOtunes (then search CRIS Chicago)
- Listen via OOtunes on the Victor Reader Stream (purchase)
- Listen by phone–dial 1 (631) 359-8639. Calls use mobile minutes and are free with unlimited plans. Check with your long distance carrier to determine if any restrictions apply.
Our schedule includes regular programming Monday through Friday. Weekend, evening and holiday programming features rebroadcasted segments from previous weeks’ shows.
CRIS provides training and employment for people who are visually impaired and considering the field of broadcast communications. CRIS also hosts blind and visually impaired high school and college-level interns. Volunteers play a crucial role in our operation by reading stories on the air, clipping articles of interest; conducting research and performing other tasks. If you are interested in volunteering at CRIS Radio, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form or visit our Volunteer Page. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. Our contact info is below.
Locations & Contact
The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.