Community Radio for The Blind and Disabled
Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service has been serving Clark County/Vancouver Washington since 2013, CGR/NWAISRadio is mainly self-supported tho CGR Radio/NWAIS is NOT a non-profit, but local and community ads are heard on all streams and airtime is donated to small business and always free ads(60 seconds is free to all non-profits, and there are NO Paid Sponsors, but some independent programmers from various networks CGR/NWAIS does broadcast have built-in sponsorship and CGR has no control over the content nor does edit or censor for the public interest.
There are 2 online streams available 7/24/365(some public places and their computer firewalls may block it but they do work).
CGR Radio/NWAIS offers mainly target-specific programming such as book-magazine-newspaper readings daily from volunteers(from their homes via Mp3)even before covid-19, these are non-paid volunteers. But AGAIN CGR NWAIS is legally classified as an Audio Information Service with programming mainly intended for the blind and disabled and those who are visually impaired with specific programming affecting those who are blind and or disabled with news, information, and educational and entertainment. and is recognized by The International Association of Audio Informational Service(30 or more Radio Reading Services)under Program Share.
CLARITY: CGR Radio offers all types of programming such as News, Info/Community, Timely Issues, Old Time Radio, Notalgia, and More. The main objective is to provide timely community inclusive programming for all but the main specific target is to serve the Visually Impaired, Blind, The Disabled, ages 54-90 with News, Information, Educational and Entertainment and for those who cannot hold or read print and empower those who do tune in via many ways via the web or some apps or some 3rd party broadcasters who do carry CGR Radio.
CGR Radio/NWAIS belongs to Program Share from The International Association of Audio Information Services, programming from Pacifica, ACB Radio, other radio reading services and there are over 30 still in the US and some since the conception of RRS in 1967, plus programming from various sources and producers from all over.
DISCLAIMER: I am the sole owner, engineer, music director, operations, and all and scheduled by me and again CGR operates as Northwest Audio Information Service the name Northwest Audio Information Service is registered with the IRS. CGR NWAIS is mainly self-supportive and listener supported which is of free will and is NOT tax-deductible(and is NOT a nonprofit or claim to be).
To fulfill obligations for community programming and with the request from our Blind and or Disabled Listeners, CGR/NWAIS offers programming in over 40 languages book-magazine and newspaper readings done by non-paid in-home native language speakers. CGR NWAIS Radio does have permission from several publications and newspapers to read in full and credit news stories and permission from Jim Demmon of CVTV and ETC 112 for Sports and community programming.
You can find CGR 1 and 2 online and through Tune-In, NOBEX Radio, iblink radio app for the blind, and more, SEARCH FOR CGR Radio or CGR Radio Network or CGR Radio Sifton Washington.
CGR 1 is also rebroadcasted through two Non-Commercial FM stations(one being in Spokane and one in Richland Washington)via their Subcarrier frequency of 67 kHz sideband(you need a special pre-tuned closed-circuit radio)that you can switch from regular FM to SCA, these radios are usually donated for the blind and disabled and you can buy online very cheaply.
The Spokane Non-Commerical carries CGR 1 Mainstream via their main FM signal(under their SCA Signal) and through their repeaters that cover parts of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and BC Canada, and with the coverage of The Richland Washington signal covers The Tri-Cities and Oregon(The Gorge area), so with a total combination of all the above stations, streams and such CGR Radio 1 and 2 has an estimated listenership and coverage of 500,000 plus who do tune in via the streams, apps and the FM stations.
CGR Radio is here to serve you in the best possible way in diverse and open-minded community broadcasting, if you know someone who is blind and is disabled and can benefit from programming pass the word and it is FREE and online(copy and paste)the links and they do work!
I thank you for the listener and I thank both Susan Galaviz and Joe Clemmons from KXRY FM 99.9 Radio for their moral support since day one and I was a volunteer with them and I thank Wayne Roche from KOUV internet radio, Vancouver, not to be confused with KOUV LPFM Radio. I m the sole owner and operator, programmer, and director of CGR and I do own the rights and name of CGR NWAIS(American Senior Radio Network)was donated to a local nonprofit but I have not done anything with the name or ownership or such related projects since 2018. But CGR NWAIS is the only full-time service of its kind in SW Washington and Oregon.
Here are the listen-to links, Copy and Paste in the browsers..a firewall may block them such as public places and offices but they do work.
PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS…I thank The Columbian Newspaper and the wonderful and dedicated readers, for contact ccasiradio_at_gmail dot com attn:CGR
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CGR Radio 1 News-Info-Community Programming
CGR Radio 2-Arts-Entertainment-Community Programming