Radio Eye - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Radio Eye
1733 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 422-6390 (Local)

Brief Description

Radio Eye, Inc. is a volunteer-based Radio Reading Service in Lexington, Kentucky. It has been in continuous operation since it was founded in 1990 by Dr. Alfred Crabb. Radio Eye broadcasts live and recorded readings of newspapers and other printed material to people who are blind, visually impaired, or physically handicapped, or those with reading problems due to the natural aging process, surgery, or injury. The service is provided free of charge, and the closed-circuit radio broadcast can be heard 24 hours a day, every day throughout the year. Listeners tune in on a Sub-Carrier Authorization (SCA) radio, which is loaned to eligible individuals free of charge. Check out the broadcast availability box on the left side of the page, to see if radio service is available in your county. Each day, Radio Eye airs locally produced programming in which volunteers read state, regional and national newspapers including the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Courier-Journal of Louisville. Listeners can also hear locally produced programming of readings from a variety of magazines and health periodicals. Check out our program guide page for a full listing of our programs.

Hours of operation: Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-3:30 PM; Radio Broadcast: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Clients served on average per year: Approximately 10,000
Number of staff: 4
Staff description: Executive Director, Studio Manager, Assistant Studio Manager, Development Director
Geographic area served: Our radio signal general covers the following counties: Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Boyle, Bullitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clark (IN), Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd (IN), Franklin, Garrard, Harrison (IN), Henry, Jessamine, Jefferson, Knox, Laurel, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Oldham, Perry, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Scott (IN), Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington (IN), Whitley, Woodford We can read any part of the state using an internet radio, toll free telephone number, NFB newsline telephone service, or streaming from our website.
Publications: Online Newsletters - February, June, August, and December Hard Copy Newsletters - April, October


1733 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505


Amy Hatter, Executive Director, (859) 422-6392,
Megan Hensley, Assistant Studio Manager, (859) 422-6390,
Chelsey Keesy, Development Director, (859) 422-6390,
Lucy Stone, Studio Manager, (859) 422-6391,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasting throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Radio Eye provides its listeners with free radios on which they may hear the free 24-hour program schedule including the reading of of newspapers, magazines and other current literature. verbatim reading of dozens of publications. Emphasis is placed on state, regional and local publications. Radio Eye can be heard in private homes via special radio receivers, using an internet radio, toll free telephone number that links directly to our broadcast, on NFB-Newsline's telephone service, online at, in several group homes and hospitals in Central Kentucky and Louisville, on cable TV in Frankfort and Lexington, and on the iBlink Radio app for iPhone and Google smartphones.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Free radios for Seniors with vision loss, on which seniors may tune into CKRE 24/7 radio reading service including the reading of newspapers, magazines, and other literature. Special programs also include low impact exercise programs, disability news, and news and information from organizations (such as AFB). Additionally, the service is available on Lexington Insight Cable TV (Library Ch 20) 8am to 10am Monday thru Saturday, and 9am to 11am on Sundays.
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