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Radio For The Blind And Print Handicapped Charity Profile
WRBH 88.3 FM began as the dream of a local mathematician, Dr. Robert McClean. Dr. McClean was blind, but he had a vision: a reading radio station that would operate on the FM dial (rather than on sideband frequencies which require special radios to pick up the signal), with strong programming content that would change and improve the lives of blind and visually impaired persons who wanted to lead productive, fulfilling lives in their communities. He leased airtime from WWNO, then bought the 88.3 FM signal and rented space from the Lighthouse for the Blind facilities in New Orleans.
In 1982 WRBH became a 24 hour station and moved on to purchase a house in Uptown and convert it into the studios we operate from today. Dr. McClean's dream was fully realized in the year 2000 when WRBH added its broadcast to the internet via streaming audio. Now we impact the lives of the visually impaired not only in our region, but all over the world.
Radio For The Blind And Print Handicapped Volunteer Information
Many wonderful people, like local celebrity Ronnie Virgets (pictured above), volunteer to read for WRBH on the air.
Radio For The Blind And Print Handicapped Donation Information
When you support WRBH, your contributions help us bring current, unedited news and information to the blind, visually impaired, illiterate, dyslexic, paraplegic, and just plain busy people in the Greater New Orleans Metro area - and beyond. WRBH is supported by donations from listeners like you, program underwriters, and volunteers!