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Radio Eye: Donors


Community Supporters

Lexington Public Library

Library Channel 20

Louisville Public Media

Morehead State Public Radio


WEKU Public Radio

WUKY Public Radio


Radio Eye Donors - last 12 months

Platinum Supporters - $30,000 and up

Linda Neville Trust


Gold Supporters - $15,000 to $29,999


Silver Supporters - $5,000 to $14,999

BLUEgrass Runners

The Gheens Foundation

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

Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation

King's Daughters and Sons Foundation

Lexington Lions Club

Fon and Mac Rogers, II

Toyota Motor Manufacturing/KY


Bronze Supporters - $2,500 to $4,999

The Cralle Foundation, Inc.

The Gilbert Foundation

Lexington Medical Society Foundation, Inc.


Beacon – $100/month or $1,000-$2,499/year


WBR Beasley

The Carl Family Foundation

Rob Deal

Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, Inc.

Good Foods Co-Op

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Jenny Robertson

Second Presbyterian Church


Transformer - $50/month or $500-$999/year

Ron and Susan Byars

John Copeland

Jesse Crenshaw

Gary and Alice Dehner

Group Six, Inc.

David Hafley and Janet Shedd

Larry and Sue Hurt

Kentucky One Health - Saint Joseph Hospital


Melanie Kilpatrick

Barbara McGroarty

Timothy and Sue Overman

Dennis Pearce

Philip Rose

Don and Elizabeth Sands

Below this includes donations from April 8 - October 12, 2016



21c Museum Hotel

Annette and Derriel Castle

John Copeland

Jesse Crenshaw

Rob Deal

Gary and Alice Dehner

Muzzy Hemken

Myrle Jones


Morehead Lions Club

Nelson and Mary Jo Lamkin

Ohio River Valley Combined Federal Campaign donors

Don and Betty Sands



Senator Ralph Alvarado

Judi Antrobus

Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

Margaret and Philip Chase

Anne M. Combs

Brandon Cress

CWF of Old Union Church

Donald Diedrich

Tom Dixon

Downtown Lexington

Mike and Kathy Fister

Gateway Radio Works, Inc. - WMST

Linda and Charles Gorton

Rose Marie Hackett

David Hafley and Janet Shedd

Marie Houlihan

John J. Larkin

John and Eva LaRue

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Lexington South Lions Club

Charles and Carolyn Lindquist

Link-Belt Construction Equipment

Barbara McGroarty

Leah Mensah

Mel and Madalyn Moser

Roger Paige & Sara Schoenberg

James and Katherine Park

Dennis Pearce

Ann Mary Quarandillo

Susan Starr Richards

Liz Roach

Philip Rose

Kevin and Elise Scully

Walker Sloan

Bill Turner

Gary and Fernita Wallace

Blanca & Walter Ward

Justin D. York


$1 to $99

Anonymous x2

Thelma Allen


Susan Ament

John P. Barrow

Kay Bell

Berea Lions Club

Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Helen T. Brodt

Jacquelyn Burrell

Ted and Cynthia Burunoff

John and Cynthia Cantrell

Jack and Robin Carrington

Virginia G. Carter

City Barbeque

Judy Clemons

Fred Copeland

Charles Coughenour

Anne and Harry Dadds

Laura Dake

Danny's Lawn Service

David Dickason & Laura Cole

Faith E. Dickerson

Danny D. Dunn

Len Edelen

Judy and Joe Engelberg

Sharon Fields

John G. Fister

Maria Fitzpatrick

Graeter's Ice Cream

Greg Franklin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gay

Matthew Gidcomb

Global Impact for Pitney Bowes

Billie Goodwill

Gary and Duave Goss

Carolyn and John Hackworth

Joyce and John Hahn

Louise Hensley

Bill Hintze

Phillip and Nancy Hoffman

Marge Holmes

Deborah Jackson

Henry J. Kaplan, MD

Linda Kelly

Wayne and Maggie Kennedy

Kentucky Horse Park

Sherman and Delores Kirk

Frank and Susan Lewis

Louisville Slugger Field

Richard Lucas

Barbara Mabry

Ella and Randolph Mann

Maxwell Street Literary Society

Annette Mayer

Maysville Lions Club

Mary Fran Melton

Gerald Moss

Margaret Mott

Amanda Mueller

Bill and Esther Murphy

Carl Nathe

Ed and Beth Phillips

Jean Pival

Vena Preston

Mary Quertermous


Thelma Reed

Leniel C. Rose

Sacramento Lions Club

Hon. Judge Ernesto Scorsone

Sue Shugars

Melanie Stapleton

Jack Swisher

Julie Thro

University of Kentucky Athletics

Jeanne Van Arsdall

Frank and Carol Vaughan

Pat and Don Waggener

Natalie B. Watt

Wildcat Wearhouse

The Willows at Citation

Jack & Angene Wilson

In Memory Of

Clifton Agnew by Kaye Thomas

Edgar Baker by Mary C. Baker

Sherry Davenport by Ray and Susan Ware

JoAnn Foster by Gordon Foster

Evelyn Hildreth by Jack and Jan Gable, Elizabeth and Chris Johnson, Dorothy Stem and Janet Gable

Paul Mehok by Laura Embree

Floyd M. Morris, OD by Nancy Smith

Fred Porter by Kiwanis Club of Gardenside

Helen Rajkovich by Marco and Kathleen Rajkovich

In Honor Of

Thelma Allen by Karim & Branch P.S.C.

Al Crabb by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cravens

Alice Dehner by Phyllis R. Hasbrouck

Betty Stewart by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cravens

Jerry Young by Gayle Bourne

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.

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, in addition to other gifts.


Radio - $10/month

Members at this level receive a Radio Eye t-shirt, and their name on our website and in newsletters.

Transmitter - $25/month

All Radio level benefits, plus a Radio Eye water bottle.

Transformer - $50/month

All Transmitter level benefits, plus a Radio Eye canvas bag.

Beacon - $100/month

All Transformer level benefits, plus a copy of our Annual Report mailed to your address.


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:

  • Donate by check. Send to Radio Eye, ATTN: Amy Hatter, 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505.

  • Drop off or mail items from our Wish List, below.

  • Make a bequest to Radio Eye in your will.

  • Join Kroger Community Rewards and choose Radio Eye as your supported program.

For companies:

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)
  • Ink Lexmark 200XL Lexmark Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
  • Lexmark Print Cartridge T650, T652, T654, T656
  • HP Print Cartridges - 646X, 646A, cyan, yellow, and magenta
  • Kleenex Lysol or similar disinfectant spray
  • iPads, for magazine and newspapers readings
  • 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


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

Bath County News Outlook

Beattyville Enterprise

Bourbon County Citizen

Breathitt Advocate

Danville Advocate Messenger

Clay City Times

Frankfort’s State Journal

Jessamine Journal

Ledger Independent

Louisville Eccentric Observer

The Medical Leader

Middlesboro Daily

Mountain Eagle

Mt. Sterling Advocate

Mt. Vernon Signal

News & Tribune

Oldham Era

Richmond Register

Spencer Magnet

Trail Blazer

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

Forbes Magazine

Fortune Magazine

Georgetown Magazine

Glamour Magazine


Health & Wellness

Health Advisor

Health After 50

Health Monitor

Health News

Healthy Years

Keeneland Magazine

Kentucky Alumni Magazine

Kentucky Doc

Kentucky Explorer

Kentucky Gardener

Kentucky Humanities

Kentucky Living

Kentucky Monthly

The Lane Report

Lexington Family Magazine

Light of Consciousness

Living Well 50+

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Medical Beat Magazine

Modern Cat

National Geographic

NIH Medline Plus

Nutrition Action

Self Magazine



UK Healthcare

Watching Backyard Birds

Web MD

The Week

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. 

Benefits of the Service

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

  • 93% report feeling less isolated because of Radio Eye programming
  • 89% know more about current events
  • 17% have attended an event they heard Radio Eye announce
  • 63% know more about health topics
  • 30% talked to their doctor about something they heard
  • 81% 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!