Program Synopsis

Telegram & Gazette

Sections read are: Obituaries, Front Page, Local News, Letters to the Editor/Editorials, Entertainment, Business, Sports and Special Sections.

Community Newspapers

*These programs are one hour in length, with some papers being grouped together in geographical areas. Readings from all papers include: front page news; letters to the editor; editorials; reports on local government meetings; local events calendar and special interest stories from the town.

Papers read are: The Auburn News, The Banner, Barre Gazette, Blackstone Valley Tribune, Bolton Independent, Charlton Villager, Clinton Item, Community Advocate (covering Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough), Gardner New, Grafton News, Harvard Press, The Landmark, Millbury/Sutton Chronicle, Marlborough Enterprise, Marlborough Main Street Journal, Milford Town Crier, Northborough/ Southborough Village, Sentinel & Enterprise, Shrewsbury Chronicle, Southbridge Evening News, Spencer New Leader, Sturbridge Villager, Upton & Mendon Town Crier and The Webster Times.

*(IAAIS Program of the Year 2001)

Additional Newspapers 

Worcester Business Journal  
An in-depth look at businesses in Worcester County, including feature articles on business men and women and up to minute reports on local companies.

Worcester Magazine  
Worcester’s oracle for local and regional events, with feature articles, and an extensive coverage of events in and around town.

Vocero Hispano  
A Spanish language newspaper covering local news and events, and national news for Worcester County’s Spanish speaking residents.

Specialty Programs

Children’s Hour
Aimed at our younger listening audience and includes readings of popular children’s books, Muse Magazine, stories written by host children, poems and an occasional guest interview.

All Things History  
Readings from history magazines, Internet articles, books and journals. The program’s aim is to provide a broad spectrum of world history.

An Older Voice  
Readings from AARP Modern Maturity magazine and other articles, giving up to date information on issues relevant to our older listeners.

A Common Voice  
Helps to give advice and information about living in the community with your disability. Readings are from New Mobility, Dialogue and Braille Monitor magazines and other relevant newspaper articles.

Another Point of View  
Takes readings from Conservative and Liberal magazines, and gives both points of view on political debates.

Weekend Update*  
Worcester’s very own audio broadcast of what’s going on in Worcester County. Guests are frequently interviewed from local music groups, stage productions, art exhibitions and various cultural events. *(IAAIS Program of the Year 2000)

A J Sports Page  
Places its emphasis on sport for disabled individuals and using sport to keep fit. Guests are interviewed from the local sports for disabled community, and readings are from Sports & Spokes, PN and other sports journals.

Science Journal  
Hosted by University of Massachusetts Scientists, who keep listeners up to date with the latest discoveries in the world of science.

African American Experience  
Pioneered by Roy Allen, a former CBS producer, looks at the world from an African American perspective, with guest interviews, music, poetry and pertinent articles.

Backyard Bookshelf *
Audio Journal’s book reading program, which always has a local flavor, whether by content or author. *(IAAIS Program of the Year 2002)

Speaking Volumes  
Audio Journal’s book discussion program, bringing the enjoyable experience of a book group into listeners’ homes.  Volunteers discuss the book in the studio, and listeners can call in with their comments and be part of the group. This program is broadcast statewide.

Retail Circulars and Sales

Bargains Bargains  
Takes fliers from Price Chopper, Big Y, Shaw’s and Stop & Shop and informs listeners about the bargains and offers in those supermarkets that week.

The Shopper’s Guide  
Fliers from many stores including Macy’s, Sears, CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot and Walmart, etc. informing listeners about bargains and offers in those stores.

Twice-Monthly One-Hour Broadcasts

Accent on Ability  
Concentrates on the positive side of disability and what can be achieved. Guests are interviewed from local agencies that help disabled individuals.

 Armchair Traveler*  
Takes you to places you have always wanted to visit, without needing a passport. A wide range of destinations for this truly enjoyable, informative program.

Radio Active Theatre*
Brings the world of theatre to listeners from Old Time Radio, Drama, Comedy and original scripts written by Audio Journal volunteers. *(IAAIS Program of the Year 2005)

*The International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) encourages and supports the establishment and maintenance of radio reading services throughout the world. Members are located in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Scotland, South Africa and the U.S.


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