Now, with the launch of a fourth stream, the internet audio service also extends those resources to Spanish-speaking populations throughout southwest Washington and Oregon.
Gerald Gaule, formerly of the Oregon Commission for the Blind, is the driving force behind CGR. He says CGR Radio 4 is the only full-time Spanish service for the blind west of Colorado. It is on all day, everyday.
According to its website, of the four available streams, CGR 1 is more information-driven, CGR 2 offers the same format but is mainly music and entertainment and CGR 3-VetNet Radio caters to Veterans who are visually impaired and/or disabled.
“CGR Radio 4 En Español serves our Spanish-speaking community with the same fine programming.”
Programming comes from several sources such as Program Share from The International Association of Audio Information Services, ACB Radio and Pacifica Radio Network, “but the future plan is to have local, volunteer readers who are Spanish speaking, and to have a regular studio for [those] volunteers to read in-person,” said Gaule.
A member of the International Association of Audio Information Services, CGR Radio’s four online streams can all heard on the Voscast online platform. The main service is also carried on FM subcarriers of KFAE(FM) in Richland, Wash. and KPBX(FM) Spokane.