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GaRRS’ Radio Shows

GaRRS' Speciality Programming
    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Listen to 'Eye on Blindness' on November 22nd as Empish Thomas interviews Kay Jordan who has dealt with diabetes her whole life, and Audrey Demmitt, a nurse (now legally blind) who has written articles, written blog posts and conducted presentations on diabetes and other medical conditions for the visually impaired.
    On November 7th, 'Out and About' host Jody Fanco will speak with Dana Lufton, Artistic Director and Founder of "Moving in the Spirit." Learn how dance touches the lives of children and young adults.
    Because some newspapers are not published on Thanksgiving Day, GaRRS will present 6 hours of Thanksgiving shopping ads to assist you in making your holiday purchases.the book Liberty by Garrison Keillor from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. We will play regular programming before 11:00 AM and after 6:00 PM.



  • 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. This month Jane Boynton interviews Sean Casey, the Executive Director of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. This program will air on September 7th.

  • 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 Meg Scalise. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.

  • Disability Rights-Assistive Technology: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month. Hosted by Charles Berstecher. 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 re peated 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.
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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.

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



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260 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
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