Audio-Reader program to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house Monday

The Audio-Reader program at the University of Kansas will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house on Monday.

The program, which reads and creates audio recordings of a variety of material for the visually impaired, first went on the air on Oct. 11, 1971. To commemorate the founding, Audio-Reader will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday at its campus facility, 1120 W. 11th St. Doughnuts, prizes and other items will be available, and staff members will be conducting some live interviews for its broadcasts.

Audio-Reader will have a more formal celebration of its 50th anniversary with a party and fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Abe & Jake’s Landing. The event will feature guest speakers, live music, food and a silent auction. Details and registration information can be found at


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