The Unofficial W M F E Audio Reading Service Web Page

This web page contains the broadcast schedule of newspapers and magazines read on the W M F E Audio Reading Service for the blind and visually impaired. For details on the service, and how to get Audio Reading Service decoders and receivers, please click on the Official W M F E Audio Reading Service Home Page (but this one has a Broadcast Schedule - theirs doesn't).

This document is meant to be read by computer speech synthisizers used by the blind and visually impaired, and may appear "funny" in it's spelling and punctuation to other readers.

The links below will jump you to that choice in the Audio Reading Service program schedule, which is farther along in this document. Choices of other web pages of interest area available after the schedule choices. Comments, suggestions, and flames should be sent to Ozzie@spaceyideas.com, the W M F E volunteer who maintains this page.

Weekday Mornings & Evenings | Saturday | Sunday

What is the Audio Reading Service. | How to receive the Audio Reading Service.

Other Interesting Web Pages.

National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service, W M F E Home Page, W M F E 90.7 FM, W M F E Channel 24, Descriptive Video Service.

Please notice that programs after 5:00 PM are rebroadcasts of the morning newspapers.


How to receive The Audio Reading Service

The Audio Reading Service has two transmission paths. An S C A (Sub-Carrier Authorization) channel is carried on the W M F E 90.7 MHz F M signal. A special radio reciever is required to recieve it. One is available for purchase from W M F E for $43.50. A second method of receiving the service, is on the SAP (S A P, Secondary Audio Program) of a stereo equipped television set. By clicking through the menu choices with your T V channel remote, you can usually find it mixed in with the stereo and mono choices. An alternative to purchasing a stereo T V set, is to get a Hi-Fi V C R, which has stereo reception, and just plug in an antenna and a pair of speakers. W M F E also has SAP receivers available for $125.00. Please call 321 273-2300 extention 196 for further information on purchasing recievers. Call W M F E at (321) 273-2300 Ext 190 for more information.

In many cities, SAP is used to provide DVS (D V S - Descriptive Video Service), in which a narrator describes the action being shown visually on the screen, in between the dialog. W M F E does not yet provide this service. Video tapes are available in many libraries with the DVS audio on the normal sound track. Contact your Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, or your local public library.


The W M F E - A R S Program Schedule.

Weekday Mornings & Evenings

Newspapers are read live in the morning, and tape recorded for replay in the evening at the PM hours listed.
    AM      PM     Topics read.

 7:00 AM  3:00 PM New York Times
 8:00 AM  4:00 PM Wall Street Journal
 9:00 AM  5:00 PM Orlando Sentinel - Front Page articles, National and World stories.
 9:45 AM  5:45 PM Orlando Sentinel - Editorials and Letters to the Editor, Columnists Views & Comments.
10:20 AM  6:20 PM Orlando Sentinel - Local Obituaries
10:30 AM  6:30 PM  Orlando Sentinel - Local and State News, sports, and Business
11:30 AM  7:30 PM  Orlando Sentinel - Living Section, advice columns, and TV News
12:00 Noon  8:00 PM  Daytona Beach News Journal, Florida Today, Osceola News Gazette
 1:00 PM  9:00 PM  Parade Magazine (Monday), To Be Announced (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), Calendar (Friday)
 1:30 PM  9:30 PM  USA Today
11:00 PM to 7:00 AM  A second repeat of the day's programs.

Saturday.

    AM      PM     Topics read.

 7:00 AM  3:00 PM  In Politics
 8:00 AM  4:00 PM  Chips & Bytes
 9:00 AM  5:00 PM  From The Left / From The Right.
10:00 AM  6:00 PM  From The Coasts
11:00 AM  7:00 PM  The Sciences
12:00 Noon  8:00 PM  Christian Science Monitor
 1:00 PM  9:00 PM  Jet / Ebony
 2:00 PM  10: PM  Your Pets
11:PM to 7 AM  A second repeat of the day's programs.

Sunday.

    AM      PM     Topics read.


 7:00 AM   3:00 PM  New York Times Magazine
 8:00 AM   4:00 PM  New York Times Book Review
 9:00 AM   5:00 PM  New York Times Arts & Leasure
10:00 AM   6:00 PM  On Sports
11:00 AM   7:00 PM  The Travel Hour
12:00 Noon  8:00 PM New Dimensions
 1:00 PM    9:00 PM  Sunday Rounds
 2:00 PM  10: PM  Sunday Rounds
11:PM to   7 AM  A second repeat of the day's programs.


This information is Copyleft 1996, 2004 Robert Osband. Copyleft means that if anyone asks you for a copy of this information, you are obligated to make one for them. You may not charge more than the cost of your copying materials without the express permission of the Copyleft holder.

This web page was developed by Ozzie, a volunteer for W M F E 90.7 and W M F E Channel 24. He usually answers phones during "pledge week", but can occassionally be seen schlepping furniture during Channel 24's furniture auction. He also works on web pages in his "copious free time" (as Tom Lehrer would say). If you'd like to comment on this web page, you can E-Mail Ozzie at n4scy@amsat.org. Also, his rates for creating web pages are quite reasonable. This page was created on an IBM-XT class computer for users with non-graphic web browsing software. Imagine what he could do with a Windows based machine!

This page is kept at http://spaceyideas.com/ozzie/ars.html
This page was originally created on 1996-02-08 03:12:20 UTC.
The format of Year-Month-Day Hour:Minute:Second is in computer sortable order. Only a true computer geek like Ozzie would want to make this point, and give you a chance to complain about it as well.

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Last updated: 2004-03-29
You may reach the Official W M F E Audio Reading Service Web Page here (there is also an older version here that's still on the web).
You may reach the W M F E Home Page here.
Correspondence about starting an Audio Reading Service can be found here.