Serving Clark County/SW Washington with a NEW Audio Service for The Blind and Disabled..
WHAT is CGR Radio and why and how it is our way to connect to the community and goal as a audio service?
WHY RADIO READING SERVICES??
One of the many reasons radio reading services exist: to provide local, timely news to people who aren’t going to find that news anywhere but their local newspaper. We never lose the desire to know what’s going on in our local communities, even when we begin to lose our sight. Audio Information Services allow people to continue to access their local paper independently.
The relevance of radio reading services has been questioned of late. Why do it at all when technology allows people to read articles online using a computer and screen reading software?
The answer comes from the listeners we work with every day. When it comes to technology, one size does NOT fit all.
Imagine you have been sighted all your life, and due to an accident you are no longer able to see. You have a lot to learn to adapt to your condition. What are you going to do first: learn how to use screen reading software, or learn how to cook your food, operate your washing machine and match your clothes without relying on others? My answer? I’m going to learn the basics, and get a radio from an Audio Information Service to take care of my reading needs until such time I can take on the new technology.
Even those who have been blind since birth and are computer savvy report screen readers get hung up on web graphics often get requests to paste the text into the email because the website doesn’t allow them to access the entire article.
For others, financial limitations keep them from purchasing screen reading software, which can cost nearly a thousand dollars up front and requires an additional fee for license renewal. Even if screen reading software provided a perfect online reading experience, the content listeners crave may not be available.
Technology has also led to a vast improvement in electronic voices. Why, then, do reading services utilize thousands of volunteers to read our content? There are times when the human voice can convey the material being read more effectively.
Then there is the need for human connection. So many of our listeners are homebound or in care facilities — we might be the only human voice they hear on a given day.
Why radio reading? Audio Information Services make the printed word accessible to people with vision and print impairments in a way no other industry can, and we do it on a scale few can match. Technology is a spectrum. Formats will come and go. But Audio Information services are not dying. The professionals who work in this industry every day are committed to growing and changing along with the technology available to meet the varied needs of our listeners.
CGR Radio 1,2 and CGR En Espanol…ARE very target specific 7/24/365 on line audio/information radio reading services that serve the SW Washington/Clark County and Oregon audience that are blind,visually impaired or cannot hold print and or disabled with information/news/educational programming that is not heard in any way or offered with news,info book readings by non paid volunteers and such or from other radio reading services.
CGR Radio is NOT Owned by ASRN Radio…or no longer associated with ASRN or the current owners(which was turned over a year ago voluntarily…).
CGR Radio is owned by Gerald Gaule and owns Northwest Audio Information Service..
Disclaimer: I am no longer associated with American Senior Radio Network, KIEV LPFM 102.7(current owners of ASRN)…I have not owned it since May 2018….CGR Radio is A Radio Reading Service(among 30 or so in The US)…CGR is NOT a non profit but supported alone and NO sponsors..
The Following programming is NOT heard locally on ANY AM/FM/LPFM or internet station in our area…and is not intended to duplicate or repeat or compete with any local AM/FM/LPFM or internet station…and yes BUSTOS media does know about the NEW Spanish Service…
NEW UPDATED SCHEDULES OF CGR 1, 2 AND… CGR Radio En Espanol
CGR Radio Network 1…PROGRAMMING..
A majority of programming is in block format either (30 or 60 Min)and the following is heard and scheduled on a regular basis unless noted for featured programming which will be broadcasted over regular programming and if no programming is featured this is the backup programs.
All programs are target specific towards the visually impaired/blind, the disabled and the 50 plus in either news, info, educational, cultural and diverse in entertainment in order to enrich lives by either topics, current and past subjects or historical relevance but mainly present programming for those who cannot hold or read printed material and offering a wide array of such programming and may act as fill in programming as well.
NOTE: All independent programming done by volunteers/hosts and expressed opinions and selections done by them does not reflect the opinions of this radio network and this network does not censor or edit such programming.
KEY PROGRAMS (ALL TIMES IN PACIFIC)
MAIN PROGRAMMING (VARIOUS TIMES) Between Featured Programming.
News,Info,Educational,Community and Topical Programming as well such as Newspaper-Book-Magazine Readings done by volunteers who are either Visually Impaired/Blind-Disabled and the 50 plus and various programming from non-paid program producers offering info such as health, retirement, financial, senior living-and lifestyle effecting those who listen(book readings are of public domain).***
Old Time Radio, Nostalgia, Old Time Commercials, Historical Recordings, Old Time Music from Cylinder Wax/78 RPM Recordings of a periodic and educational/oral time(public domain)***FILL IN Between programming.
Classical Music/Historical Readings, Book Readings (Educational/Public Domain) FILL-IN…***
FEATURED PROGRAMMING (which may change without possible notice unless Seasonal/Holiday programming may play)-TBA..
MONDAYS 3-4 AM CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1974-82).
2-5 PM Rick Skeen Host-Old Time Radio-Nostalgia.
TUESDAYS 1-2 PM French Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
WEDNESDAY 2-3 AM Sports programming offering events, broadcasts and such covering Athletes who are Visually Impaired, Blind and or Disabled.
WEDNESDAY 1-2 PM Italian Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
THURSDAY 2-3 AM Bengali-Hindi-Marathi-Tamil-Urdu (and other languages of India) Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
FRIDAYS 2-3 AM Polka Hour.
SATURDAYS 3-4 AM Old Timey/Old Time Religious Radio Programming from the past and of historical value.
SATURDAYS 4-5 AM Arabic-Farsi (Persian)-Turkish Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
2-3 AM Afrikaans Amharic Somali Swahili Zulu language Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who the targeted audience are.
5-6 AM Asian Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
2-3 PM Slavic Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience and English Lessons for Slavic Native Speakers for connecting to the community in various ways.
3-4 PM German Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
4-5 PM Balkan Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
5-6 PM Scandinavian Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
7-9 PM Rick Skeen Host/Old Time Radio-Nostalgia.
9-10 PM Starr Talk/Nostalgia/Hollywood with Sonny Starr Syndicated.
10-11 PM Jewish/Hebrew Programming for native speakers with offerings of shows who are the targeted audience.
CGR RADIO NEW SCHEDULE PLEASE PASS ALONG..THANK YOU!! WITH OUT YOU CGR WOULD NOT BE ON!!!
CGR 2 Programming… (BETWEEN SHORT/LONG BLOCK PROGRAMMING) CLASSICAL MUSIC/HISTORY OF MUSIC
ALL AG/FARM PROGRAMMING FROM AMERICAN AG NETWORK….
MON-FRI (*SEE NOTE)
12-5 AM M-SAT Live Re-Broadcast of CVTV Cable Channel 23 Programming.
5:10-9:00 AM M-F THE JERRY GAULE RADIO SHOW/NEWS/INFO/COMMUNITY/WEATHER/OLDIES
5:10 AM Early Market Summary (Monday-Friday)-An update on electronic grain trade and a livestock market recap. 3 MIN
5:35 AM Overnight Farm News, (Monday-Friday). International, national, ®ional farm news stories. 4 MIN
5:45 AM Farm News & Feature (Monday-Saturday)-Updates & additions to farm news of the previous hour, plus an insight into an important story of the day. 4 MIN
CGR 2 LOCAL NEWS/WEATHER 5:55 AM
6:10 AM Market Check (Monday-Friday)-An early look at electronic grain trade, along with analysis on how traders anticipate the livestock markets will open. 3 MIN
6:50 AM Opening markets (Monday-Friday)-Early grain trade along with opening prices for cattle and hogs. 3 MIN
7:20 AM Early Livestock Update/Electronic Grains (Monday-Friday)-Opening prices for cattle & hog markets, both future & cash prices. Includes electronic grain prices prior to the start of open outcry trading in the grain futures. 3 MIN
7:45 AM Opening Grain Markets (Monday-Friday)-Open outcry session grain prices & analysis of factors affecting the market. Includes an update on the livestock markets. 3 MIN
CGR 2 LOCAL NEWS/WEATHER 7:55 AM
8:30 AM Ag Weather & Quick Market Check (Monday-Friday)-Weather affecting agriculture in our region, plus updated market conditions. 3 MIN
8:55 AM Market Check (Monday-Friday)-An update & analysis of the grain & livestock markets. 3 MIN
9:06-9:59 AM Adams on Ag M-F. 53 MIN
10:05 AM Market Check (Monday-Friday). 3 MIN
10:25 AM Farm News Today (Monday-Friday)-The top stories of the day in the world of agriculture, with the emphasis on news directly affecting farmers in the Dakotas. 4 MIN
10:50 AM Market Check (Monday-Friday)-An update on prices & analysis of the day’s trading at mid-session. 3 MIN
10:55 AM Farm News & Feature (Monday-Saturday)-A review of the most important farm news of the day, plus special coverage on a feature story or newsmaker interview. 4 MIN
11:20 AM Closing Livestock Markets (Monday-Friday)-Closing futures & cash prices for cattle & hogs, plus an analysis of why the markets moved up or down. Includes a brief look at the grain markets. 3 MIN
11:40 AM Pre-Close Market Check (Monday-Friday)-An update on grain market conditions prior to the closing settlements, along with closing livestock settlements. 3 MIN
12-3 PM The Roasts and Radio Show from Compass Coffee Roasting (Vancouver-St. Johns Location/1st and 3rd Friday)…
12-3 PM The Wattle Tree Place Radio Show (1920 Broadway-Vancouver/2nd and 4th Friday)…
CGR 2 LOCAL NEWS/WEATHER 11:55 AM
12:10 PM Market Close & Analysis (Monday-Friday). Comprehensive market analysis of the session & closing settlement prices. 4 MIN
CLASSICAL MUSIC /HISTORY OF MUSIC
NEWS,INFO,BOOK READINGS,MAGAZINE READINGS,COMMUNITY,EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING INTENDED FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED,BLIND AND DISABLED IN SW WA-CLARK COUNTY AND OREGON 1-7 PM M-SAT
9 PM-12 AM OLD TIME RADIO AND NOSTALGIA M-SUN
12-5 AM -SAT Live Re-Broadcast of CVTV Cable Channel 23 Programming
OLDIES FROM 5 AM-12 PM
5:25 AM Overnight Farm News (Saturday)-International, national & regional farm news stories. 4 MIN
5:45 AM Farm News &Feature (Saturday)-Updates & additions to farm news of the previous hour, plus an insight into an important story of the day. 4 MIN
CGR 2 LOCAL NEWS/WEATHER 5:55 AM/7:55 AM
10:55 AM Farm News & Feature (Saturday)-A review of the most important farm news of the day, plus special coverage on a feature story or newsmaker interview. 4 MIN
CGR 2 LOCAL NEWS/WEATHER 11:55 AM
NEWS,INFO,BOOK READINGS,MAGAZINE READINGS,COMMUNITY,EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING INTENDED FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED,BLIND AND DISABLED IN SW WA-CLARK COUNTY AND OREGON 1-7 PM M-SAT.
SYNDICATED PROGRAMMING SAT-Host Rick Skeen 7-9 PM 2 HOUR.
OLD TIME RADIO /NOSTALGIA 9 PM-12 AM SAT
CLASSICAL MUSIC /HISTORY OF MUSIC 12-5 AM
NEWS,INFO,BOOK READINGS,MAGAZINE READINGS,COMMUNITY,EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING INTENDED FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED,BLIND AND DISABLED IN SW WA-CLARK COUNTY AND OREGON 5 AM-7 PM SUN.
SYNDICATED PROGRAMMING SUN-Host Rick Skeen 7-9 PM 2 HOUR.
OLD TIME RADIO 9 PM-12 AM SUN
SEE ABOVE FOR 12-5 AM M-SAT PROGRAMMING (NOTE) SCROLL UP PLEASE..
CGR Radio En Espanol OFFERS 7/24/365 Programming in Spanish who are visually impaired, blind and or disabled with News,Info,Book Readings and more and are native speakers.
ALL NETWORKS ARE…Very Target Specific…Radio Reading Services that offers programming intended mainly for The Blind, Visually Impaired and those who cannot hold or read print and this programming is very target specific and offers also timely News, Info, Book Readings, Magazine and Newspaper Readings, plus topical and educational programming that is very unique and serves an audience between 54-90 age.
HOW TO TUNE IN TO CGR RADIO…
CGR 1 Radio…(click links)it may open another window or copy paste in browser..
Sero (formerly iBlink Radio) “Google Play” search under Community Radio.
Apple iOS Store..
Or CGR 1 can be heard on KFAE’S 89.1 (67 KHz) Sub carrier closed circuit radios that are pre tuned-KFAE is located in Richland Washington..
Are done through The Edith Bishel Center-Kennewick Washington.
CGR Radio 2-Secondary Radio Reading Service/Community/FARM-AG Programming.
CGR Radio en Español (Spanish) Radio Reading/Community.
ALSO On NOBEX APP….(ALL CGR Networks)..Search for CGR Radio, CGR Radio Network or just CGR…located in Vancouver Washington..
Tune In APP(search for CGR Radio and OR CGR).
(Tune In)Google APP OPT FOR FREE…(choose FREE)
(Tune In) Apple APP OPT FREE…(Choose FREE)
MY Tuner Radio..
CGR Spanish Service..
My Tuner APP page..
Listeners are a diverse group. Some are blind. Some have low vision. Some know they are going to lose their vision sometime soon or are newly blind. And some are unable to process print materials because of a neurological disorder, physical disability or literacy issues.
All broadcasts and equipment are provided 100% free. We provide audio in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We serve those who experience blindness, low-vision, or print disability due to…
CGR Programming Includes..
Health and Wellness
Working and Getting around
Listen on your phone or iPhone
To Listen to Live Streams:
Dial 1-631-359-9451 (your phone company or provider may charge for data or use) otherwise, CGR offers this FREE for you!
PLUS CGR RADIO NETWORKS OFFERS SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING FOR THE BLIND IN OVER 40 LANGUAGES..TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY…
CGR Does re broadcast CVTV Programming(thanks to Jim Demmon)for those who do not have cable tv and to an audience who wants to be informed of community/civic events as well for easy access for those who cannot make it or participate..PLUS CGR 2 has permission from ESD 112 TV to re broadcast ANY live or recorded Sports Event for the audience…as well..
CGR 2 due to the demand of our audience is seeking permission to carry WCL/Baseball Games from The Ridgefield Raptors, this is a way to connect to our blind and disabled audience..
THE CGR RADIO Tour..