Welcome toCRIS Radio
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.
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, Chicago Defender, Daily Herald and many more local newspapers and magazines.
By using a special SCA receiver and broadcasting on WBEZ-FM’s subcarrier frequency, listeners have access to the same printed information available to sighted individuals. Listeners tune in from receivers placed in private residences, schools, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospices, low vision clinics and community centers. CRIS can be received via the TuneIn app which can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft Apps to your favorite device. Listeners can also access daily programming via OOtunes available on the Victor Stream Reader or the OOtunes app which can be used on any iOS device. CRIS Radio can be accessed through the country’s largest call to listen platform Audio Now. Simply dial (712) 832-2724 to connect to CRIS Radio programming.
Our schedule includes regular programming Monday through Friday. Weekend 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.