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Radio Eye: Donors

Who You're Supporting

Man in dark shirt and shirts with basketball pressed to his forward, ready to shoot the ballMike Barnard has been an avid listener of Radio Eye for over 25 years. Having been totally blind since birth, he relies on us to bring him the news every day.

“Without Radio Eye, I would not be able to hear the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mt. Sterling Advocate, or the local sports news,” he says.

It’s a joy, he says, to be able to listen to the news and then point things out to his mother. “I couldn’t do that before.”

One thing Mike really likes about our service is that real people are reading the news, in the form of our volunteers.

“To say all the volunteers do a good job would be an understatement,” Mike says. “Their expressions are great!”

Mike loves playing basketball in his spare time. Here, you can see him about to throw the ball on the small court in his backyard.

In-Kind Wish List

Radio Eye is asking for the following items on our Wish List. If you can help, please call (859) 422-6390.

  • Copy paper
  • Labels (Avery 5160 or equivalent)
  • HP Print Cartridges - 646X, 646A, cyan, yellow, and magenta
  • Kleenex Lysol or similar disinfectant spray
  • Plain white or blue #10 envelopes
  • K-cups - tea, coffee, and decaf coffee

For more information, please contact: Amy Hatter, Executive Director

Phone: (859) 422-6390


Benefits of the Service

Here’s how our listeners say Radio Eye helps them:

  • 94% report feeling less isolated because of Radio Eye programming
  • 98% know more about current events
  • 22% have attended an event they heard Radio Eye announce
  • 75% know more about health topics
  • 39% talked to their doctor about something they heard
  • 92% believe listening increases their knowledge of general topics 

Making a Bequest

Do you want to help ensure that people who are blind or print-disabled have access to printed news and information not just now, but in the future?

Bequests are a great way to make sure that Radio Eye has the funding to continue broadcasting for many years to come. For more information, please contact Amy at or 859-422-6392.

And please know that a gift of any amount is meaningful to us. 

Kroger Rewards

Did you know that you can support Radio Eye by simply going shopping? It's true! In the last 4 months, 16 households used Kroger Community Rewards, and Radio Eye got a donation of over $150! That may not seem like much, but last year we received almost $1,000 from people just doing their normal, everyday shopping!

How it works: Kroger has pledged to give millions to organizations that help out their community! Radio Eye was incredibly fortunate to be chosen as one of the lucky organizations. We get donations based on how many people register their Kroger Rewards card with Radio Eye.

The only downside is you have to remember to reregister your card every September, at Registering your card is easy! We have a step-by-step paper that explains how to do everything. Or, bring in your card and one of the staff will be more than happy to help you set up! If you have questions, just ask! We are here to help! Thank you so much for supporting Radio Eye! 

Thank you to our Donors! We couldn't do this without you!

Gold Supporters

Good Samaritan Foundation, a Ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Silver Supporters

The Cralle Foundation, Inc.

E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund

Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky




William B. Rogers Beasley

Jesse Crenshaw

Larry and Sue Hurt

William Offutt, IV, MD

Second Presbyterian Church

Deb Shoss

Stock Yard Bank & Trust Co.

Jewel Vanderhoef


Ron and Susan Byars

Anne M. Combs

John Copeland

Gary and Alice Dehner

Melanie Kilpatrick


Jenny Robertson and Ben Gaffaney

Bob and Ann Rogers

Dr. John H. Saunders

Jim and Marium Van Meter

Hon. Judge Laurance B VanMeter



Ralph and Dawn Alvarado

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.

Norma Burgess

Jacquelyn Burrell

Tom Briggs

Greg Casey

Margaret and Philip Chase

Charles Coughenour

Don Cowan & Marion Clark

Al Crabb

Mike and Kathy Fister

Greg Franklin

Linda and Charles Gorton

Lee and Marge Holmes

John and Karen Horne

Marie Houlihan

Bill Hughes

Jacob and Mary Karnes

John and Eva LaRue

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Charles and Carolyn Lindquist

Joe Luckett

Thomas L. Lutes

Leah Mensah

Dennis and Andrea Newton

Jerome O'Daniel

Roger Paige & Sara Schoenberg

O. Leonard Press

Janet Prewitt

Susan Starr Richards

Marilyn Robie & Arthur Shechet

Harriett and David Rose

Patsy and Jerry Rose

Don Sands

Kevin and Elise Scully

Walker Sloan

Merriam Spurgeon

U.S. Bank

Blanca & Walter Ward

Wilmore Lioness Club

Jack and Angene Wilson

Laura Zimmerman


Thelma Allen

Jessie G. Armstrong

Anita Bailey

Mary C. Baker

Wayne Basconi

Kay Bell

Michael and Debi Benson

Jackie Betts

Jane Blair

Garnett and Sandra Brown

John and Cynthia Cantrell

Olive Christmyer

Judy Clemons

Laura Dake

Rita DaVega

Mendy Dehner

Tom Dixon

Danny D. Dunn

Kelly Easton

Len Edelen

Laura Embree

Josephine Fugate

Marilyn Getchell

Gary and Duave Goss

Joyce and John Hahn

Paul and Christine Helsby

Bill Hicks

Bill Hintze

Phillip and Nancy Hoffman

Valerie and Michael Huggins

Patricia and David Hume

Charly A. Hyden

Bonnie Johnson

Mary Anne Jolly

Myrle Jones

Sherman and Delores Kirk

Nancy Kirkwood (Plum)

Arthur Kopp

Charlotte Lakers

Evangeline Lear

Charlotte and William Lubawy

Richard Lucas

Mary Luken

Richard L. Marshall

Bob and Marcia Miller

Bonnie Mullis

Carol Myers

Nellie Nation

James and Katherine Park

Walter Patton

Kevin Phillips

Jean Pival

Donald L. Porter

Colin and Marylin Raitiere Marco and Kathleen Rajkovich

Shirley and Donald Reel

Toni Reiss and Marc Plavin

Bill Sallee

Karri Sandino

Tamara Schneider

Mary Shearer

Priscilla Sims

Ginny Sisk

Victoria Smith and James Martin

Dr. Julia and Dr. Scott Stevens

Sara and Tommy Sutton

Kelly Taylor

Thelma Thornton

Frank and Carol Vaughan

Gary and Fernita Wallace

Natalie B. Watt

Betty Ann Wise

Frances Woerner

Barbara Wright

*Includes donations received April 21 – October 31, 2017 

How You Can Help

You can help keep the service going by becoming a member of our Broadcaster's Society and giving a monthly gift.

A donation of $10 a month helps sustain our radio reading service and provide 2 listeners with radios. A $25 monthly donation provides 7 broadcasts of the Louisville Courier Journal. By donating $50 a month, you can provide thousands of print impaired listeners with access to grocery ads for 10 months, and a $100 monthly donation will provide 20 listeners with radios and service for a full year!


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Members of the Broadcaster's Society receive monthly updates on what their support has accomplished.

Radio - $10/month

Transmitter - $25/month

Transformer - $50/month

Beacon - $100/month

All donations to Radio Eye are 100% tax deductible. Donations are used to purchase radios for blind and print-disabled listeners to tune in to our broadcast, to help purchase broadcast equipment, and for other program-related expenses.

Other Ways to Help

There are MANY other ways to support to Radio Eye.

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Our Community Partners

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Donations made in Honor or Memory of Special People

In Honor Of

Reeve Berlinberg's high school graduation by Minna Katz-Brown

Tom Dixon by Maxwell Street Literary Society

Tom Hafley by Hafley/Shedd Family

Amy Hatter by Stephanie Oghia, Rodney Powell, and Ted Rice

Valerie Huggins by Paul and Christine Helsby

Dorothy Kinberger by Sherry and Wendell Eddings

Ken Kurtz by Cliff and Cathy Feltham

Barbara McGroarty by John J. Larkin

In Memory Of

Bobby Congleton by Marian Congleton

Dr. C. Richard Gill by Linda Sue Gill

Mary Logan Hatton by Carroll and Kay Hall

C. G. Hood by Missy O'Mera

William C. Martin by Martha Martin

Joyce McGuire by Greg Casey, Tom Dixon, and Chelsey Keesy

Floyd M. Morris, OD by Nancy Smith

Nelle Barnard O'Daniel by Betty Haynes Barnard and Michael H. Barnard

Patricia Rand by Donna and Anthony Davidson, Joseph Turley and Maureen Peters

Ted Sisk by Ginny Sisk

Dr. Thomas Carter Van Arsdall by Jeanne Van Arsdall

Susan Ware by Ray Ware

*Includes donations received April 21 – October 31, 2017 

Gift Subscriptions

The following organizations donate a gift subscription of their publication to Radio Eye, so we may read them on-air to our listeners.


Lexington Herald-Leader (also donates Louisville Courier Journal & New York Times)

Anderson News

Appalachian News Express

Beattyville Enterprise

Bourbon County Citizen

Breathitt Advocate

Danville Advocate Messenger

Frankfort’s State Journal

Jessamine Journal

Ledger Independent

Louisville Eccentric Observer

The Medical Leader

Mountain Eagle

Mt. Sterling Advocate

News & Tribune

Oldham Era

Richmond Register

Spencer Magnet

Voice Tribune

Winchester Sun

Woodford Sun

Magazines and Other Publications

AARP Magazine and Bulletin

ACB Reports

All You


American History Magazine

Appalachian Heritage

Art Matters


Belvoir Media Group for:

  • Cleveland Arthritis Advisor
  • Cleveland Heart Advisor
  • Cleveland Men’s Health Advisor
  • Harvard Health Letter
  • Harvard Men's Health Watch
  • Harvard Women's Health Watch
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Focus on Healthy Aging
  • Mind, Mood, & Memory
  • Tuft’s University Health and Nutrition
  • UC Berkeley Wellness Letter    
  • Women’s Health Advisor
  • Women’s Nutrition Connection

BG – Greater Lexington

Bird Watcher’s Digest

Business Lexington

Careers and the DisABLED

The Cat’s Pause

Chevy Chaser Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine

Diabetes and You

Diabetes Forecast

Diabetes Self-Management

Hamburg Journal

Keeneland Magazine

Kentucky Alumni Magazine

Kentucky Doc

Kentucky Explorer

Kentucky Gardener

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Humanities

Kentucky Living

Kentucky Monthly

The Lane Report

Lexington Family Magazine

Light of Consciousness

Living Well 50+

Mayo Clinic Health Letter


Louisville Magazine

National Geographic

New York Times

NIH Medline Plus

Nutrition Action

Real Simple Magazine



UK Healthcare

Web MD

The Week

2017 A Signal Affair Auction Donors

21c Museum Hotel

Bardstown Bourbon Company

Chatham's Bistro & Bar

City Barbeque

Country Boy Brewing


Designs Unlimited Fine Jewelers

Detail Lex

Ethereal Brewing

Graeter's Ice Cream

Carolyn and John Hackworth

Hair Nation Salon & Spa

Ned and Marlene James

Joe Bologna's Restaurant

Lexington Chamber Chorale

Lexington Legends

L.V. Harkness & Co.

Mark's Feed Store

The Massage Center

Shelly and Dick Meyer

Michler's Florist, Greenhouses & Garden Design

Mirror Twin Brewing

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Peggy's Gifts

Springhouse Gardens

Superhair & Nails

Talon Winery

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky

Two Chicks and Co.

UK Opera Theatre

West Sixth Brewing

Don Whitney

Wildcat Wearhouse

Wildcat Window Tinting

*Includes donations received April 21 – October 31, 2017