What are your volunteer opportunities?
Radio Eye has several different volunteer opportunities available throughout the year.
For more details on our volunteer opportunities, contact Stephanie Oghia at (859) 422-6390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hold one-on-one volunteer orientations several times a month. Attendance at one orientation is mandatory for anyone wanting to become a volunteer. Orientations usually last for 30 minutes.
If you would like to attend an orientation, please contact Stephanie Oghia at email@example.com or (859) 422-6390.
Radio Eye is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Volunteer readers and office assistants can volunteer anytime during office hours, as long as there is space available. Control board operators are only needed during live broadcasts which are in the morning. Committees typically meet once a month.
We also have limited opportunities for remote readers. If you're interested in reading from home, please let Stephanie know when you talk to her.
Specific times to volunteer are arranged with the staff on an individual basis.
Radio Eye is on the air 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Radio Eye volunteers read the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, The New York Times, and a variety of other local newspapers. Volunteers also read sports news, local magazines, books, and health information.
You can read our Program Guide for the full program schedule.
Recording or broadcasting live for our listeners provides an interesting and rewarding experience. The most important skill a reader can possess is a willingness to improve.
Readings need to be well paced, as many older listeners may have trouble understanding you if you go too fast, and the reading may become boring if you read too slow. Readers should also be able to read accurately and clearly, so listeners can understand exactly what is being said. Volunteer readers should be able to read articles as if they wrote them - even if they disagree with the information being presented. Readers should not ad-lib, editorialize, or convey their own opinion about the material being read in any way.
Radio Eye studios are located in the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library at 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505.
Louisville volunteers can also read at VIPS.
For more information, you can call our studios at (859) 422-6390 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also write us at 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505. If you are interested in becoming a listener (or know someone who might be qualified), you can learn more about that on our Listener Page, where you can also download a listener application.
The Lexington studio is housed in the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, and parking is at the rear of the library. Look for the sign that says "CKRE Parking."
There are MANY other ways to support to Radio Eye.
Address: 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: 859-422-6390 or 800-238-5193 ext. 5
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday: 7:45 am - 9:30 am
Sunday: 8:45 am - 10:30 am
We are located in the back of the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library.
Address: 1906 Goldsmith Lane, Family Library of Visually-Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY 40218
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am - 2:30 pm
Volunteer Fred Copeland reading Corbin's Times Tribune to Eastern Kentucky Listeners.
Volunteer John Campbell tries his hand at learning the control board.