Augustana Public Radio Information Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Augustana Public Radio Information Service
c/o WVIK
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-7500 (Local)
(309) 794-1236 (Fax)
(800) 794-9845 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 24 hours per day.
Staff description: Staffed by over 200 volunteers.
Geographic area served: 90 miles WVIK/80 miles APRIS.
Publications: APRIS Newsline (volunteer schedule).


Pete Peterson, APRIS Coordinator,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Provides free readings of local and regional newspapers for the visually and physically impaired. Every week, some 200 local volunteers read from the Quad City Times, The Dispatch, Rock Island Argus, Clinton Herald, Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune newspapers. In addition, the InTouch network from New York City provides national-distribution newspapers and magazines during the afternoon and overnight.
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