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KPBS Radio Reading Service

The KPBS Radio Reading Service broadcasts the readings of newspapers, books and magazines to those with low vision, blindness and other impairments. The Reading Service is available 24 hours a day over a private audio channel, and online via audio webstream.


To access the KPBS Radio Reading Service online webstream click the following link:

http://kpbs-rrs.streamguys.tv/kpbs-rrs.m3u

Your media player will automatically launch and programming will begin.


Schedule|Resources|Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
12:00 amHistory ProgramPet PauseDiabetic NewsPets + UsPrevention MagazineHealthAudio Book News
12:30 amGood Old DaysIndependent LivingAARP ReportEnabledNational GeographicOpera NewsScience/Computers/Technology
1:00 amPeople MagazineComment & CommentaryConsumer NewsThe National EnquirerSmithsonian MagazineEntertainment WeeklyScience of Our Times
2:00 amFinancial NewsMen’s HourWomen’s HourTime Magazine - CultureLiving at HomeThe WeekTouching the Future
3:00 amWellness & FitnessTo Your HealthSoap Opera DigestNew York Times Book ReviewPet HourWestern Short StoriesThe Economist
4:00 amThe AtlanticTime MagazinePeople MagazineKeystrokesIn the KitchenAfrican American HourThe Op-Ed Hour
5:00 amTravelAmerican HistoryThe WeekThe Lighter SideO MagazineSoap Opera DigestGuideposts
6:00 amNew York Times MagazineSunday ComicsThe EconomistSports IllustratedTravelogueWomen’s HourChristian Today
6:30 amThe Onion
7:00 amThe Blindness & Disability News HourDown to BusinessNational ReviewNewsweekThe Blindness & Disability News HourMen’s HourCatholic Today
8:00 amThe New YorkerBusiness WeekThe Weekly StandardTime MagazineWellness & FitnessSports IllustratedJewish Light
9:00 amYogaMother JonesYogaPoetryYogaLooking BackBody & Soul
9:30 amGood Old DaysIndependent LivingAARP ReportEnabledNational GeographicThe AtlanticPeople Magazine
10:00 amPeople MagazineComment & CommentaryConsumer NewsThe National EnquirerSmithsonian Magazine
10:30 amNational GeographicTime Magazine
11:00 amFinancial NewsMen's HourWomen's HourTime Magazine - CultureLiving at HomePet Pause
11:30 amIndependent LivingPrevention Magazine
12:00 pmThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalComment and CommentaryEntertainment Weekly
1:00 pmChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science Monitor
2:00 pmUSA TodayUSA TodayUSA TodayUSA TodayUSA TodayAmerican HistoryNew York Times Book Review
3:00 pmThe Washington PostThe Washington PostThe Washington PostThe Washington PostThe Washington PostTime Magazine - CultureO Magazine
4:00 pmThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street JournalKeystrokesTravelogue
5:00 pmNew York TimesNew York TimesNew York TimesNew York TimesNew York TimesNew York Times Book ReviewIn the Kitchen
6:00 pmPet HourEyes on SuccessBusiness WeekEsquire MagazineFinancial NewsNew York TimesSunday Comics
6:30 pmSilver ThreadsSound BodyConsumer News The Onion
7:00 pmEntertainment WeeklySmithsonian MagazineTravelTo Your HealthNational ReviewNational EnquirerChristian Today
7:30 pmReader's Digest
8:00 pmWestern Short StoriesThe Op-Ed HourAmerican HistoryEyes on SuccessThe Weekly StandardPeople MagazineCatholic Today
9:00 pmChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorChristian Science MonitorNew York Times MagazineJewish Light
10:00 pmAfrican American HourScience of Our TimesRolling StoneEntertainment WeeklyNewsweekThe Lighter SideThe New Yorker
11:00 pmComment & CommentaryTouching the FutureLiving at HomeDown to BusinessTime MagazineRolling StoneReader's Digest
11:30 pmLooking Back

Please note as of July 1st, 2018 we no longer offer the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune. See resources for directions on how to access these publications and more.

This schedule can also be heard via phone recording: 619-594-8170, then press 2. To have a print copy mailed to you, call 619-594-8170, then press 1 to leave a message with your request, including your name and address.

Alternate programs occasionally air during some holiday periods, when there are technical difficulties or when volunteer readers are unavailable. Temporary changes are not reflected in the above regular schedule of the KPBS Radio Reading Service.

Resources

There are a number of resources available for sight- and print-impaired individuals to access news and information. This is a partial list.

LINKS TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS ON DEMAND:

  • The LA Times on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/latimes
  • To access audio for the San Diego Union Tribune, go to enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com. Highlight the article you want to hear, then click on the "Read Aloud" icon (top center of page)
  • The San Diego Union Tribune is also available as an Alexa skill (Ask Alexa for the San Diego Union Tribune)

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE SIGHT AND PRINT IMPAIRED: