INSIGHT Radio is a unique radio reading service that provides the daily reading of local and national newspapers, magazines, books, and other printed materials of interest to our listeners who are people that are blind, visually impaired, or print handicapped. We currently broadcast twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week and feature the reading of the Providence Journal, a dozen other local newspapers, as well as magazines and books.

The INSIGHT Radio Reading Service is provided to blind, visually impaired, and print disabled users.  To listen to this service, or any of its audio content, you must be blind, visually impaired, or print disabled.

Four Ways to Listen

  1. Click “listen live” at the top of this page to listen to our live stream.
  2. Using your Alexa enabled device, like the Echo, say “Alexa, tell INSIGHT Radio to play the live stream,” which will start the live stream.
  3. Click one of the programs below to listen to a specific local newspaper.
  4. Request a free radio receiver, which is tuned to just our signal, by emailing us at

Link to our schedule by program.

Link to our schedule by day.

You can also listen to the reading of select local newspapers using the players below:

Old Time Radio: Mary and the Fairy

IN-SIGHT Radio volunteers Mike Martin, Edgar Edwards, and Carolyn Sweet-Smiley have teamed up to produce a fun old time radio type program called “Mary and the Fairy,” a play originally written and aired by Norman Corwin in 1941. With help from Duncan and Savannah Burns, the group recently recorded the play – complete with sound effects – and it’s now available for you to listen to here.

 “Mary and the Fairy” is the story of Mary Pooter, a gullible gal who works the perfume counter at the local five and dime store. One day, while reading the newspaper Mary finds an ad for a contest being sponsored by Crinkly Crunkly Bread. “Just mail in 25 Crinkly Crumbly wrappers along with a 50 word essay about why you love it so much and a fairy will grant you five wishes” the ad says. Well, Mary ends up winning the contest but the result of her wishes may not be exactly what she had hoped!