We are a 24-hour state-wide reading service which provides newspapers and other local publications in audio format to blind, low-vision and physically print-impaired individuals.
We provide audio information from Montana newspapers and publications which is not available on commercial radio or television stations, such as editorials and opinions, society page announcements, obituaries, local news stories, grocery ads, local sports, employment and election information.
It is our goal to make Montana newspapers accessible to everyone!
Daily newspapers are an unparalleled source of local and community information. Although television, commercial radio and the internet are all good sources of information, nothing keeps people informed about their community like a local newspaper.
The Montana Audio Information Network is the only service in the state of Montana where residents who cannot read the newspaper because of a visual loss or physical disability can access all local daily Montana newspapers. This service is extremely valuable to individuals by enabling them to stay educated and informed about their local communities through access to their local newspaper in audio format.
We read daily Montana newspapers from Missoula, Hamilton, Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls and Billings. We read weekly and semi-weekly newspapers from around the state, regional magazines and tribal newspapers on a rotating basis.
We broadcast live from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday-Friday, and our broadcasts are recorded for evening and weekend playback. We also broadcast some national programming during some weekend, evening and holiday hours.Please see the schedule page for more information on programming.
The number of people who are in need of these services is growing at a rapid rate with the aging of the baby boomer generation. We are working on expanding our programming and technologies to include even more Montana newspapers and publications and to include internet streaming and digital television audio transmission of our braodcasts in the near future.Please stay tuned for these developments!
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