ACB Radio, a project of the American Council of the Blind, streams via the Internet up-to-date and relevant information worldwide for people who are blind or who have low vision, provides programming produced by blind programmers, and a platform on which blind musicians and artists express their talents. Below you will find a brief description of each stream and its programming schedule.
ACB Radio Mainstream
ACB Radio Mainstream is known as “the talk of the blind community,” bringing you content from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) and a variety of talk shows.
9:00 p.m. Consumer News – Money management.
10:00 p.m. SoundPrints - Carla Ruschival brings you news and information from the Kentucky Council of the Blind as well as the ACB.
The above programs repeat every 2 hours overnight and during the day on Monday until 9 p.m. Eastern time.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Beacon - An interview program for information concerning people with disabilities, seniors and veterans.
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Crime Crushers Series - DJ Detective takes you through a crime scene and helps you solve the mystery.
10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hear and There - Dave Uhlman takes you on a virtual tour throughout the country!
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hobby Radio - If you enjoy working with short wave or ham radio you won't want to miss this show!
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Amateur Radio News - Catch up on the latest news.
The above programs repeat every 3 hours overnight and during the day on Tuesday until 9 p.m. Eastern time.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Biweekly Feature - Here we have two shows that alternate each week. On the first and third Tuesday of the month we have Let's Talk Low Vision. Join Dr. Bill Takeshita and his panel as they discuss many topics that affect the daily lives of people with low vision.
On the second and fourth Tuesday we have Council Connection, which is brought to you by the Bay State Council of the Blind. Your host, Marcia Dresser, will bring you the latest news from the New England area as well as conduct fabulous interviews with many guests.
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Talk Zone Live – Byron Lee provides you with the latest in technology news in this call-in show.
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Economist - A weekly magazine about today's economy.
The above programs from Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning repeat every 4 hours overnight and during the day on Wednesday until 9 p.m. Eastern time.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Touching the Future - Articles from Discover, Futurist, and Seed magazines
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Eyes on Success - Topics range from descriptions of adaptive equipment and programs to sports and hobbies.
10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Speaking Out for the Blind - Brian McCallen interviews many different blind individuals and other specialists about a wide variety of topics.
The above programs repeat every 2 hours overnight and during the day on Thursday until 7:00 P.M. Eastern time.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. All Things Radio - The latest news in today's commercial radio.
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Glenn Hauser's World of Radio - Catch up on what is being heard in the world of short wave radio.
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Biweekly Feature - For the first and third Thursday of each month join Mike Duke for ACB Reports. On the second and fourth Thursday of each month we have News Reel Magazine.
10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Western Short Stories - Sit back and relax and enjoy stories from the old west.
The above programs repeat every 4 hours overnight and during the day on Friday until 7 p.m. Eastern.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. World of Sports Live - Join John and Paul for what’s happening in the world of sports.
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Science of Our Times - A Weekly Magazine about the latest in science today.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Main Menu - David Tanner and Chase Crispin bring you ACB Radio's number one technology show.
10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Key Strokes - Brings you technology news and demonstrates different kinds of computer software.
The above programs repeat every 4 hours overnight and during the day on Saturday except for Saturday morning when we air the kids’ line-up.
This rotation ends at 10:00 p.m. Saturday evening.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bigler's World - Join Jim Bigler as he reads a variety of kids’ magazines.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Children's Story Hour - Hear a variety of children's stories.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Kid Space - More children's stories.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Teen Magazines - Hear a variety of magazines for teenagers.
10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Cooking in the Dark - Join Dale Campbell as he shows you how to prepare a great variety of delicious recipes.
The above programs repeat every 2 hours overnight and during the day on Sunday.
The kids’ line-up airs again from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Sunday.
ACB Radio Interactive
The Interactive stream brings you all kinds of music from blind DJs from around the world. What kind of music? It depends on which DJ’s on the air. When no DJ is on the air, ACB Radio Interactive plays music from its vast library so you are never without music to get you through the day.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Encouragement for the Journey with Denny Huff and Chip Hailey.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Joe's Joint - Music from a British perspective.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oldies and More with Radio Rick – Music from the 50’s through the 70’s.
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. It's Country with Deb – Country Music.
11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Pemberton's Basement - For those old songs that never were high on the charts.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Secret Stash - Steve Matzura brings you classic rock hits.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Good Energy Mix - Debbie Hazelton brings lively music and fun conversation.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Reece's Pieces - Shannon Reece brings you great music and very lively conversations with you!
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Ramsay Oldies Show - Chris Ramsay brings you the great oldies.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Jazz Guys with Chris Gray and Don Thompson – Jazz music from the 20’s through the 60’s.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Toews on the Waves – Bruce Toews bring music and comedy.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reg's Good Stuff - Brings you great music from his collection including his own.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. In the Quiet - Debbie Hazelton brings you soft and relaxing music.
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wacky Wednesday on the Farm - Tyler plays great music and delivers fun conversation.
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Doo-Wop Corner – Mike Moran brings music from the fifties and early sixties, the greatest hits and obscure gems.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Paton Place - Lyn and Joe bring you a wide variety of music and lots of humor.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Yin Yang Show with Brian Charlson and Rick Morin - Brian and Rick play pairs of songs with opposite meanings.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Global Beat - Anne Sylvia brings you great international music.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A New Song with Deb - Contemporary Christian music.
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Friday Night Free for All with Larry T - Great hits from the 60s through the 80s.
11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Radio Storm - Michael and Angie McCarty play great music and take your requests.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday Morning Oldies with Rick and Deb - The great oldies from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Big Fun Show - Dan Kysor brings you great comedy and novelty music.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Cruising Show with Anne Sylvia - Anne plays those great cruising oldies.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Desert Skies - Jeff Bishop as he plays tunes from the ‘70s and ‘80s and the latest technology news.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Anything and Everything - Kevin Minor plays music from the ‘40s to today.
ACB Radio Café
The ACB Radio Café brings you music 24 hours a day, seven days a week from blind musicians or artists from around the world. Music includes but is not limited to comedy, country, easy listening, jazz, pop and rock.
ACB Radio Treasure Trove
This stream brings you old-time radio from the 1920s through the 1950s. Do you remember those great old radio shows such as “The Shadow”? Or how about “The Green Hornet”? Or maybe you remember “The Jack Benny Show,” which brought laughs to every living room across the country! You can listen and enjoy those shows again on ACB Radio Treasure Trove. All programs listed repeat every 4 hours after their first airing until 12 a.m. the next day.
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. The Life of Riley
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Destination Freedom
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Information Please
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Family Theater
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. The Goon Show
2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Dr. Finlay's Casebook
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. The Jack Benny Program
3:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Frontier Gentleman
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. The Aldrich Family
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Box Thirteen
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. The Lux Radio Theater
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Hancock's Half Hour
2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. The Price of Fear
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
3:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Gunsmoke
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Boston Blackey
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Richard Diamond, Private Detective
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Fibber McGee and Molly
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. X Minus 1
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Dad's Army
2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Lord Peter Wimsey
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. Duffy's Tavern
3:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Have Gun, Will Travel
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. The Phil Harris-Alice Fay Show
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Let George Do It
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. The Great Gildersleeve
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. The Story of Dr. Kildare
2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. By the Book (BBC Dramatized Books)
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. The Mel Blanc Show
3:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Dangerous Assignment
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Burns and Allen
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Escape
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Father Knows Best
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. The Whistler
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. The Navy Lark
2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. The Men from the Ministry
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. You Bet Your Life
3:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Inner Sanctum Mysteries
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Our Miss Brooks
12:30 a.m. - 1:00a.m. Dragnet
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Abbott and Costello
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. The Shadow
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Round the Horn
2:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Paul Temple
3:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. The Amos and Andy Show
3:30 a.m. - 04:00 a.m. The Adventures of Philip Marlow
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. The Halls of Ivy
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. My Favorite Husband
1:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. The Cisco Kid
2:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Steptoe and Son
2:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Saturday Night Theatre
ACB Radio World News and Information
ACB Radio World News and Information brings you the latest news and information from several sources, including: Radio Australia, Public Radio International, Canadian Broadcasting, British Broadcasting, and Voice of America. The following programs air at the same time each day of the current week.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Global News from the BBC
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cross Country Checkup from the CBC
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Encounter from VOA
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Asia Pacific from Radio Australia
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Asia Review from Radio Australia
10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. International News from VOA
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. The World from PRI
12:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Press Conference USA
12:30 a.m. - 01:00 a.m. Issues in the News from VOA
* The above schedule repeats every seven hours around the clock until 6 p.m. the following evening.
ACB Radio is just a phone call away. If you are away from your computer, or if you are in a place where cell phone coverage is sparse, you can still listen to ACB Radio! Yes, you can listen to ACB Radio with an ordinary telephone by calling (231) 460-1047. Long-distance charges apply. Once you connect, you can choose which stream you wish to listen to.