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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 

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!

Platinum Supporters, $30,000 +

Linda Neville Trust

Silver Supporters, $5,000 - $14,999

BLUEgrass Runners

Lexington Lions Club

Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation

Fon & Mac Rogers, II

Beacon, $1,000-$2,499


William B. Rogers Beasley

The Carl Family Foundation

Rob Deal

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Lexington Medical Society Foundation, Inc.

Louisville Downtown Lions Club

Transformer, $500-$999

David and Brenda Cox

Group Six, Inc.

Muzzy Hemken

Larry and Sue Hurt

Barbara McGroarty

Dennis Pearce

Republic Bank

Philip Rose

The Rotary Club of Lexington

Don and Betty Sands

Second Presbyterian Church

Transmitter, $250-$499

David & Roi-Ann Bettez

Ron and Susan Byars

Annette and Derriel Castle

John Copeland

Don Cowan & Marion Clark

Jesse Crenshaw

Gary and Alice Dehner

Eugene Gholz

Lisa Goecke

David Hafley and Janet Shedd

Lindy Karns and Rick Christman

Kim Edwards Charitable Foundation


Nelson and Mary Jo Lamkin

John J. Larkin

Lucky's Market

Shelly and Dick Meyer

Nate's Coffee

William Offutt, IV, MD

Timothy and Sue Overman

Prewitt Family Christmas Donation

Ann Mary Quarandillo

Patsy and Jerry Rose

Rev. Wayne Stevenson

Radio, $100-$249

M. Cary and Nancy Blaydes

Anne Bolton

Tom Briggs

Stephen Byars and Lisa Blackadar

Marian Congleton

Mike and Kathy Fister

Terrance and Karen Furlow

Gateway Radio Works, Inc. WMST/WKYN/WKCA/WIVY

Matthew Gidcomb

Rose Marie Hackett

Carolyn and John Hackworth

Phil and Connie Harmon

Michael P. Hayes

Kay Hofmeister

Lee and Marge Holmes

Al Isaac

Jacob and Mary Karnes

Kentucky Horse Park

Melanie Kilpatrick

Kiwanis Club of Somerset

Frank and Susan Lewis

Dr. Elizabeth Lorch

Thomas L. Lutes

Lawrence Lynch

Phyllis MacAdam

Preston Madden

Leah Mensah

Terri and Grover Mollineaux

Mel and Madalyn Moser

Dennis Newton, MD

Pat O'Neill

Kevin Phillips

Janet Prewitt

Liz Roach

Wayne and Margaret Roberts

Marilyn Robie & Arthur Shechet

Bob and Ann Rogers

Dr. John H. Saunders

Kate Savage

John and Carole Seibert

Deb Shoss

Catesby Simpson

Matt Simpson

Mark and Sharanna Swisher

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

UK Art Museum

Blanca and Walter Ward

Missy Ward

Natalie B. Watt

Friends, $1 to $99

A Cup of Common Wealth

Linda Allen

Amazon Smile

Patsy Anderson

Anonymous x2

Judi Antrobus

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Henri Mae Bell

Blue Grass Community Foundation

Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Gayle Bourne

Brian and Joy Dineen Charitable Fund

Katherine Brown

Norma Burgess

David Cain & Sarah McCubbin-Cain

Jack and Robin Carrington

Annetta Carter

Matthew Clarke

Chelsea Compton

Charles Coughenour

Country Boy Brewing

Joanne and Lee Cybulski

Anne and Harry Dadds

Frankie and Randy Daniel

Laura Dake

David Dickason & Laura Cole

Donald Diedrich

Tom Dixon

Kelly Easton

Len Edelen

Antonia Ellis

John and Susan Fister

Maria Fitzpatrick

Juanita Garrison

Marilyn Getchell

Johnathan Golding


Billie Goodwill

Kathleen Greene

Donna Guardino

Dennis Hacker and Juanice Gillespie

Thomas Hackney

Brenda Haines

Gary Hansen

Candy Harker

Phyllis R Hasbrouck

Amy Hatter

Headley-Whitney Museum of Art

Louise Hensley

Hope Hurst Lanham

Charly A. Hyden

Jan and Raymond Isenhour

Deborah Jackson

Ned and Marlene James

Diane Johnson

Karen Jones and Beverly Futrell

Myrle Jones

Keeneland Association, Inc.

Chelsey Keesy

Linda and Lewis Kelly

Nancy Kirkwood (Plum)

Wilma Knight

Theresa Kremer

Sandra Lee

Lexington KY Chapter #345 of AARP

Charlotte and William Lubawy

Richard Lucas

Joe Luckett

Mary Luken

Alan Lytle

Ella and Randolph Mann

Martha Martin

Massage Envy

Jane Mattingly

Maxwell Street Literary Society

Maysville Lions Club

Kenneth and Pamela McFarland

Michler's Florist, Greenhouses & Garden Design

Bob and Marcia Miller

Bill and Fredda Moody

Marjorie Moore

Amanda Mueller

Carl Nathe

Bob and Teresa Naydan

Robert Dean Nuss

Jenny O'Neill

Stephanie Oghia

Ohio River Valley Combined Federal Campaign donors

Sara L. Osborne

Peggy's Gifts

Barbara Phillips

Jean Pival

Denise Placido

Billy and Carol Porter

Donald L. Porter

O. Leonard Press

Mr. & Mrs. Carl T. Radden

Toni Reiss and Marc Plavin

Gary Rice

Ted Rice

Ken and Dudley Robertson

Harriett Rose

Mary Ellen Ross

Ruth Hunt Candies

Glenna R. Salyer

Karri Sandino

Tamara Schneider

Dr. John Selegue

Katherine Stephens

Adrienne and Jim Stevens

Dr. Julia and Dr. Scott Stevens

Gaynell Dee Stroud

Sara and Tommy Sutton

Sutton's Restaurant

Third Street Stuff & Coffee

Cary & Madelyn Twyman

Frank and Carol Vaughan

Leslie Vickers

Freida Vinegar

Kathleen Volker

Gary and Fernita Wallace

Anne Weinberger

Elizabeth J Westin OD

Stanley Wheeler and Patricia Reed Wheeler

Dr. Tiffany Wheeler

Fernie Williams

Betty Ann Wise

Pamla Wood

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.

For individuals:

For companies:

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. 

Our Community Partners

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Donations made in Honor or Memory of Special People

In Honor Of

Al Crabb from Jean Pival

Josephine Fugate from Bill Turner

Valerie Huggins by Paul and Christine Helsby

Marlene James from Kathy Loeb

Joyce McGuire from Barbara K. Thompson

Terri Mollineaux from Caroline Montgomery

Rick Roderick from Danny D. Dunn

Ted Rice from Amy Hatter

Emma Shofner from Anonymous

Deb Shoss and Libbie Sherman from Laura Zimmerman

In Memory Of

Charles E. Armstrong by Jessie G. Armstrong

Trevor Brown from Gary and Alice Dehner, Vera Dubilier, Roger Paige & Sara Schoenberg, and Sonja Brown Storie

Roberta Grady by Virginia G. Carter

Mary Catherine Grunzinger by Theresa and Ken Moakler

Terry Isaac from Al Isaac

James D. Kemp from Helen Kemp

Mary Logan Hatton from Carroll and Kay Hall

Eli McGuire from Darrell Ratliff

Patricia Rand from Bev Koerin, Marcia LaMaskin, Larry and Michele Nelapa, Maryann Neary-Gill, Ronald and Coralyn Peters, and Joseph Turley and Maureen Peters

Thomas Shofner from Anonymous

Sam W. White by Roxane R. White

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