Radio Information Service

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

NPR Illinois 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 subcarrier 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. 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.

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

To become a volunteer reader contact the NPR Illinois at:

NPR Illinois - Radio Information Service
One University Plaza, WUIS-130
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 206-9847