Radio Information Service

To further the independence of people in Western Pennsylvania who are blind, visually impaired, or unable to read or hold print material, WQED fm89.3 broadcasts the Radio Information Service to the Oakland area on special radio receivers available to eligible subscribers.

RIS provides access to information read by the general public to people who cannot read print information because of vision loss, stroke, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, severe dyslexia, spina bifida, macular degeneration or any disability that inhibits the independence of reading.

Information from daily local and national newspapers, popular magazines, grocery and departments store ads, best-seller books, and publications of special interest to people who have a disability.

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.