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MARCH 2018


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GaRRS’ Radio Shows

GaRRS' Speciality Programming
    Listen to 'Eye on Blindness' on March 28th at 2 PM as Empish Thomas interviews Hal Simpson of the Georgia Blind Sports Association. Hall will discuss the various sports opportunities for the visually impaired in Georgia.
    On March 6th at 9 PM, 'Out and About' host Jody Fanco will take us to visit one of the most interesting libraries in the country, the New York Society Library. Such liminaries as George Washington and John Jay borrowed books from this library and Herman Melville wrote his novel 'Moby Dick' there. Dating back to the 1700s, the library is a treasure trove of interesting information.
    Also on March 1st at 8:30 AM, listen to 'At Your Service' as host Paula Ferguson interviews Linda Pogue and Ken Mittchell of disABILITY LINK.


  • Career Corner: Airs Sundays at 6:00 p.m. and repeats Mondays at 5:00 a.m. The 4th Sunday of the month includes Let’s Get to Work with Amanda Trice Lucey of the Georgia Department of Labor. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor.

Disability Support

  • At Your Service: Airs at 8:30 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month. Hosted by Paula Ferguson. The program informs listeners about organizations providing services for those with disabilities, and how listeners might avail themselves of those services..

  • Disability Rights-Independent Living: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Hosted by Linda Pogue. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Transportation: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Mitchell. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Youth: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Emily Shaw. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Assistive Technology: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month. Hosted by Emily Shaw. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Eye On Blindness: Interview format highlighting persons who are, or who serve, the blind, visually, or print-impaired. Airs the 4th Wednesday of the month.

  • Tools for Live - Assistive Technology, hosted by Danny Housley: Airs at 6:56 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in partnership with Tools for Life.

  • Quality of Life

  • Eyes on Success: Discussions of products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. Airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the month.

  • Fed Five: A mini radio series of consumer tips from the Federal Reserve Bank on protecting personal financial assets. Airs randomly during the broadcast day. In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

  • Go Green: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, offering information about environmental awareness and conservation.

  • Out & About: Hosted by Jody Franco, Out & About airs at 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (repeated on Wednesday morning at 4 a.m.). You can hear previous episodes of this program by visiting the GaRRS archive page. Out and About is funded by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

  • PSA Digest: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings and repeated Tuesday evening at 9:30. This half hour program features the current, up-to-date Public Service announcements airing on GaRRS. The program is available on the Archive page of the GaRRS website.

  • Youth

  • The Lullaby Hour: Airs on the fourth Sunday of the month at 5pm. In partnership with and sponsored by the Junior League of Atlanta.

Audio Archives

GaRRS now has a number of programs archived each week on our website. Sunday Shopper, Macon Shopper, Food Ads, the PSA Digest and New York Times Book Review are just a few which could help you each week. The morning read of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is also updated on our website each weekday.

Click here to link to our Audio Archive Site: :

Listen to GaRRS via Streaming Audio

Thanks to our friends at Georgia Public Broadcasting, GaRRS is available online via streaming audio. The feed is available to blind, visually and print impaired, and other authorized Internet users, and requires a username and password for access.

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Request a Radio -- If you'd like to apply for a special radio that will enable you to hear our broadcasts,  click here for our application form, complete the form, print it out, and mail it into us.

GaRRS is a non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status devoted to bringing to our listeners local and national news, a wide variety of periodicals, and the best in recent fiction and non-fiction, read complete and unabridged.
Become a Vounteer! GaRRS
is staffed by professionals and by volunteers. We offer 24-hour programming seven days a week to a listening audience that serves over 15,000 blind, visually and print-impaired Georgians. If you wish to volunteer click here for our application form, complete the form, print it out, and mail it into us.

In Georgia, more than 800,000 people are classified as legally blind or visually impaired. Their numbers are increasing, and the majority of these individuals are senior citizens, many bound to their homes. The need has never been greater, and GaRRS's next steps will be determined by Georgians who seek to lift the barriers of isolation from the lives of our blind and print-disabled citizens. GaRRS is supported by government grants and by general donations from businesses and individuals. You can give, too. Click here for more information or call Rebecca Arayan, Executive Director, 404-685-2822.

Cars for GaRRS!! Do you have a car (or boat, or trailer...) that you are willing to donate in exchange for a tax deduction? Click Here

Note: The car in the Photo above is a 1953 Cadillac with coachwork by Ghia - formerly owned by Rita Hayworth



Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc. (GaRRS)
260 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
(404) 685-2820 / (800) 672-6173 (toll free)