Thank you, Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.

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Please join us in thanking Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. for being a Flush sponsor for A Signal Affair on October 14th!

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. was founded in 1972. Their main Lexington office is located downtown on High and Limestone Streets. In 2003, they opened a second office at  215 Southland Drive.

Thank you, again, Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co., for your support for radio reading to people who are blind or print-disabled.

Tickets for A Signal Affair can be purchased at www.asignalaffair.radioeye.org, or by calling 859-422-6390.


Thank you, JobsYou.com!


Thank you so much to JobsYou.com for being a Straight Flush sponsor of A Signal Affair, coming up on October 14th!


JobsYou.com is a Kentucky-based job search engine offered by Sampler Publications, Inc. JobsYou.com is designed to give both job seekers and employers a better experience in matching the right candidate with the right job.

Thanks, again, JobsYou Magazine!


Open Position: Louisville Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

We are searching for a person to fill a NEW position – our Louisville Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.

The primary job of the Louisville Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is to help Lucy in the daily operations of the Louisville studio.

This is an entry-level position.

Salary: $10.50/hour

Status: Part-time

Hours: 10 hours a week. We will work out the schedule with the successful candidate, but hours will be on weekdays, between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Benefits: Paid sick time and holidays


  • Strong organizational skills, highly motivated.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter; able to work well without much supervision.
  • Must be able to work with staff and a large pool of volunteers in daily activities.
  • Able to learn recording system well enough to teach it to new volunteers.
  • Able to pass a reading audition.
  • Able to empathize with blind & print-disabled persons who need help to access printed materials.


Studio Duties

  • Be familiar with what the volunteers do, and direct them accordingly
  • Audition readers
  • Train and supervise new volunteers on equipment, protocols, and how to read
  • Liaise with Lexington staff on assignment and placement of volunteers
  • Organize substitute volunteers
  • Keep reading material for volunteers
  • Fill in for missing readers during the week
  • Check that Louisville signal is up

Office Duties

  • Keep the Louisville iPhone, and answer it.
  • Receive visitors and deal with inquiries.
  • Arrange hand-delivery of radios to new listeners in Louisville.
  • Distribute any mail that comes to the Louisville studio to Lexington staff
  • Let Studio Manager and/or Executive Director know what supplies are needed
  • Report problems with lighting, heating and a/c, etc. to VIPS


  • Remotely attend outreach and expansion meetings, as availability allows
  • Research outreach events, for Studio Manager to attend

Email resumes and cover letters to  Amy Hatter or Lucy Stone at info@radioeye.org.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Join us for a Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser

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On October 14th, 15th, and 16th, Radio Eye will be having a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble locations throughout Kentucky and online. Share our flyer with your cashier, or use our special code online, and we receive a percentage of your purchase!

It’s also an Educator Appreciation Weekend! Teachers receive a 25% discount for classroom and personal use, too! Apply for a free Educator Discount Card here –  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bn-educators

This event is a great way to support Radio Eye and help us provide programming to people who are visually impaired or physically disabled in Kentucky!

Print out the flyer at the top of the page,  at www.bookfair.radioeye.org, or find one on the front desk at the studio.

Happy shopping!

Development, Events

Chelsey’s Back!

Hi to all my wonderful volunteers! And to those I haven’t met yet, I look forward to meeting you!

For the past two years I have been working as the Director of Programs at Bluegrass Council of the Blind. I resigned from my position in March and started my own business, CK Nonprofit Services, LLC. I am currently working with a few different nonprofit organizations on grants, fundraising, and social media.

And, I started back at Radio Eye as the part-time Development Director on Monday May 9th! I am so excited to be back, doing what I love, and working with an organization that means so much to me. I’m very impressed with how much Radio Eye has grown since I’ve been gone – expanding to Morehead, getting an 800 telephone service set up, studio space in Louisville at Visually Impaired Preschool Services for volunteers, having the option for volunteers to record at home, and so much more.

Some things that are new with me – I have a new last name! I married my high school sweetheart in Gatlinburg on September 13, 2014. We bought a house in Lexington off Georgetown Road (Thank you Radio Eye volunteer Missy Ward for being our agent!), and we have two adorable cats – Toki & Tubby. And I have a one-year-old niece – Sadie Jane!

I’m coming back to Radio Eye at a great time because it’s almost KY Gives Day! Since I’m the new Development Director, I have to make the ask – will you join me in the awesome 24-hour online giving event on Tuesday, May 24th?! Our goal is to raise $1,500 in just 24 hours and our amazing board has offered to match $600 of donations! Mark your calendar to donate at www.kygives.radioeye.org and help us spread the word! Any and all donations are truly appreciated.

I look forward to catching up with everyone and meeting our new volunteers!

Chelsey (VanDyke) Keesy

Expansion, Volunteers

Exciting News! We now have studio space in Louisville!

We are very excited to announce our newest partnership – with Visually Impaired Preschool Services. As of yesterday, we now have recording space in their Louisville office, set up and ready to be used. 

broadcast equipment - microphone in foreground, keypad with red backlighting in midground, recording computer in back, all on a brown table. Caption says: Our recording studio is in the VIPS Children's Library.We’ve been broadcasting in Louisville since 2010, but this will be the first time volunteers in the city will be able to help with recording the program. 

Ever since we expanded to Louisville, people have been asking when we’ll have studios here. They want to help us provide our programming to our listeners, so we’re excited to be able to offer this volunteer opportunity.

Kathy Mullen, Director of Education at VIPS, said, “As two statewide agencies serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired, the partnership between VIPS and Radio Eye is a natural fit.  We are excited to welcome Radio Eye volunteers to our Louisville campus to help serve all Kentuckians in need of current and ongoing information.  We anticipate our partnership being long-lasting and far-reaching!”

An open house at VIPS is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th from 5-7 PM at 1906 Goldsmith Lane. 

If you’re interested in volunteering or listening in Louisville (or know anyone who is) but can’t make it to the open house, you can also email Lucy Stone at lucy.stone@radioeye.org or call 859-422-6390.


Hazard Service Reduced Due to Equipment Failure

Hazard Area Service

 WEKU’s transmitter in Hazard has gone down. They are currently operating on a low powered backup transmitter, until they can get a new one set up.

This means that our radio service is currently unavailable in the following counties:

  • Breathitt
  • Harlan
  • Jackson
  • Knott
  • Lee
  • Leslie
  • Owsley
  • Wolfe

We are available by telephone. If you would like to access the program by telephone, please let call or email us for access – at info@radioeye.org or 859-422-6390.

We are still accepting listener applications for these areas. We will keep all applications on a wait list and start sending radios out as soon as the issue is resolved.