For Immediate Release
The Charles J. and Burton S. August Family Foundation Awards WXXI Reachout Radio with $5,000 Grant
July 25, 2005 (Rochester, NY) – Reachout Radio, WXXi’s 24-hour radio reading service for people who have an inability to read or use standard printed materials as a result of a physical, visual or reading disability, has received a grant of $5,000 from the Charles J. and Burton S. August Family Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase a customized computer workstation equipped with the ENCO digital audio processing system and basic office programs that are accessible for WXXI’s radio board operator Andy Shields, who is blind.
WXXI is an essential, lifelong educational resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI provides programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of the issues of our diverse community, nation and world. Log on to www.wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.
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