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Radio Reading Service
7:52 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Washington State’s Radio Station For The Visually Impaired Fades To Quiet This Week

Volunteer Richard Berndt will read the Evergreen Radio Reading Service’s last Seattle Times on Friday at noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
Credit David Junius

You might not have heard of a radio station that broadcasts everyday, all day across Washington State for the “print disabled.” That means people who are visually impaired or unable to hold or turn a page. The “Evergreen Radio Reading Service” has had more-than a 40-year run. But the station fades to quiet Friday, as Correspondent Anna King explains.

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NWPR Books
12:06 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

'Schmuck' Revisits The Golden Age Of Radio, And A Bygone Manhattan

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Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 12:12 pm

Beginning in 1952, and running through 1968, there was a legendary radio show called Klavan And Finch that was on WNEW in New York City. It was a four-hour live program featuring music and antic conversation between handsome, straight man Dee Finch and his live-wire counterpart, Gene Klavan.

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Oregon Emergency Management
5:33 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Oregon Office of Emergency Management Seeking Amateur Radio Operators

Oregon has roughly 700 licensed volunteer radio operators.
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This weekend Oregon's Office of Emergency Management coordinated the largest test ever of the state's emergency communications network. While the exercise was considered a success, it also shed light on one of the system's vulnerabilities, a lack of qualified amateur radio operators east of the Cascades. 

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StoryCorps NW
7:32 am
Wed August 21, 2013

StoryCorps Northwest: Giving a Voice to the Yakima Valley

Ricardo Garcia (L) and his friend Nieves Negrete of Yakima talk about the first Spanish-language community radio station, KDNA. Negrete interviewed Garcia for StoryCorps.
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KDNA, the country's first Spanish-lanuage community radio station, was founded by Ricardo Garcia of Yakima. Garcia worked with Cesar Chavez, and established the Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic.

Copyright 2013 Northwest Public Radio 

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