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NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS Radio Information Service (RIS) is a member of the International Association of Audio Information Services and Illinois Radio Information Services Inc.

NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS provides an information service for people who are print disabled (blind, visually impaired, learning disabled and physically disabled). The service provides a wide variety of programming. Local, area and national newspapers, magazines and books are available to the listeners.

The Radio Information Service is broadcast on a closed circuit sideband channel on NPR Illinois 91.9 FM Springfield, Illinois and WIPA 89.3 FM Pittsfield, Illinois that can be heard on a special radio called a sideband receiver or via an online stream. The receivers are provided at no cost to listeners in central and west-central Illinois. 

Eligible individuals living in central and west central Illinois may apply for the Radio Information Service.  If you would like to apply for a sideband receiver, please submit the Receiver Request Form. If you would like to listen online please submit  Request the Link Form.

A NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS Radio Information Service program guide is available for our listeners. To obtain a copy of the guide, or for more information about the service contact us at (217) 206-6405.

The information service depends on volunteers to read the various programs. Volunteers are always needed to continue this valuable community service. Sign up to be a Volunteer

To become a volunteer reader contact the RIS director at:

NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS  - Radio Information Service
One University Plaza, MS WUIS 130
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-6405

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