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Giving Tuesday is here!

WE HAVE A $2,500 MATCH FOR GIVING TUESDAY thanks to the generosity of some Friends of Valley Eye Radio and some members of our Board of Directors.

That means that your donation all day today will be doubled. Your gift will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000.

We need to stay on the air 24/7 for our listeners providing them:

  • the latest in local news from Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County cities and towns

  • cutting edge health news on many topics critical to staying healthy

  • ways to recognize and prevent being "scammed"

  • daily obituaries and death notices

  • the Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business West, the Springfield Republican, Hampshire Gazette, Westfield News, Greenfield Recorder and much more!!!!

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Giving Tuesday is Almost Here!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means Giving Tuesday is also. Traditionally held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year it is November 29th.

Your caring, generosity, and concern for our listeners in past years is so appreciated. We hope you will continue to help us keep our listeners informed and connected every day.

If you would like to be an early bird... You can donate by clicking this link:

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Valley Eye Radio Interview with Jerry Feliz (MABVI)

Valley Eye Radio is proud to be partnering with MABVI (Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) and we recently interviewed, Jerry Feliz, MABVI's statewide director of Access Technology about the organization and specifically about his work.

Check it out!

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Fiscal Year End Fundraiser

Imagine over 40 years ago being one of the small group of citizens grappling with how to help their family members, neighbors and friends to stay connected and informed despite visual challenges.
It was a daunting task.

Fast forward to today. Due to technological advances, the options seem limitless.
But there are financial costs.

Our End of Fiscal Year Campaign--Our Reach Keeps Growing has begun.
Please support us as we continue our quest to give our listeners as many accessible ways as possible to get our broadcasts.

Quite simply, it is life changing.

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Valley Eye Radio on WWLP's Mass Appeal

On WWLP's program "Mass Appeal", Valley Eye Radio's Program Director, Harold Anderson, spoke about Valley Eye Radio, our programming, volunteers, how to listen and more.
Our thanks to Patrick Berry for a fine interview with a series of great questions and to all those at WWLP for their genuine interest in our mission.

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You Did It!!

You all are incredible!!

We met our $5,000 goal and more!!

On behalf of our listeners, many, many thanks.

If you're still considering donating, here’s how:
You may donate by using this link:

Or, if you prefer to write a check, you can make it out to Valley Eye Radio and send it to:
Valley Eye Radio
1 Federal Street, Building 101-1
Springfield, MA 01105

With gratitude for all you are doing to keep us on the air,

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Our Thanks on Giving Tuesday

Dear our incredible donors and supporters,


You all never cease to amaze me with your caring and ongoing support for Valley Eye Radio.

Thanks to Jane, Bill, Steve, Dave, Rich, Mary, Lisa, Russell, and Jim and many others who have already given and who we can always count on. It is a special day and opportunity for all of us to consider giving back and caring for those who need us.

Staying on the air for our listeners is what your generosity today will achieve.

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Giving Tuesday is Almost Here!

Dear all of our generous supporters,

Giving Tuesday begins at 12:01 am!! Early giving has already started.

We hope you will support Valley Eye Radio and keep us on the air for our listeners who are depending on us to be able to stay informed and connected.

Thanks, as always, for your generosity. You are making all the difference in our listeners’ livesfrom vulnerable and isolated to informed and connected. That has been our unique mission in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years. We are stronger and more accessible than ever thanks to you!

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End of Year Fundraiser Begins

Dear all of our incredible supporters,

It's June and that means it's time for our End of Fiscal Year Campaign!!

What a year it has been for all of us. I hope as we come out of our rabbit holes that we all have a renewed sense of what is most meaningful and certainly what is essential to our lives and our well being. Essential is what Valley Eye Radio has been to our listeners more than ever during this pandemic.

We have worked extra hard for our listeners including expanding our COVID coverage--all the latest developments, what resources were available, how to get tested and vaccinated, special COVID late day broadcasts, and on and on.

Your support is needed more than ever to keep us on the air.

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Valley Eye Radio is now on YouTube

Valley Eye Radio is now on YouTube!

Simply go to and search for "Valley Eye Radio" or click on the link to see a video about us and how we're always looking to "adopt" new members into our VER volunteer reader family.

If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you'll stay up to date and never miss a new video.

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Volunteers Sought to Read Local Publications

Check out this article from the Westfield News (March 22nd) which featured Valley Eye Radio

Click below or check out this online link

SPRINGFIELD – Valley Eye Radio is seeking volunteers to read and record articles from local newspapers and magazines, including The Westfield News.

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Montague Reporter Podcast features Valley Eye Radio

Click the link below to listen to the interview of Valley Eye Radio's Programming Coordinator, Harold Anderson and volunteer reader Jan Rowan as they talk about our service and what goes on behind the scenes.

Our thanks to Sarah, Jan and all who made this interview possible!

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Westfield Senior Center Presents

Click the link below to watch the interview of Valley Eye Radio's Programming Coordinator, Harold Anderson as he talks about what we do and our mission to provide accessible audio programming to those who need our service.

Our thanks to all who made this interview possible!

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Hope for Bright, Bright, Sunshiny Days


I was watching one of my favorite programs—CBS Sunday Morning—last weekend and they did their annual review of people we had lost in 2020. Does anyone remember the late singer and Houston native Johnny Nash who died at 80 this year?

The commentator drew a comparison between this “dark year” and Nash’s #1 uplifting single “I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Is Gone.” He went on to share that the song reminded him that courage and kindness usually triumph in the end, even during tough times like we have had this past year.

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Can You Feel It?

The new year that we have all been waiting for approaches—2021!! Four more days after a year that seemed interminable.

As challenging as 2020 has been, is it just me, or is there more kindness and concern for others in the air even beyond the traditional holiday spirit?

Our End of Year Campaign ends Thursday night at midnight. As you start to say goodbye to this not normal year, we hope you will consider a donation to make our listeners’ lives more cared for and connected.

I know, after this 2020 experience unlike any other, that it isn’t just me feeling this renewed sense of kindness and caring through the act of giving.

More kindness and concern for others in the air?? A 2020 silver lining?? I definitely think so.

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Year End Giving




Dear all,

It has been quite a year full of a range of emotions and finding ways to survive a pandemic. We have all weathered these times in different ways, but not without introspection and heightened awareness of how these words may have transformed us post-COVID.

Just words? Ideals?

Not anymore for most of us. How much more INTEGRAL and POWERFUL have they become for you in this season of pandemic giving and caring for others?

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Giving Tuesday Begins Today

Greetings to you all,


What POWERFUL words in this season of giving!! Take a moment to ponder each one. By giving, will they make your holiday season even brighter? We hope you will be thinking of Valley Eye Radio and our listeners. You can truly make a difference.

Please donate through our website or send a check to our address:
Valley Eye Radio, 1 Federal Street. Building 101. Springfield, MA 01105

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Giving Tuesday - Dec 1, 2020

Hi all,
Where are you at with your Thanksgiving preparations? Can’t find a 10 pound turkey?
Wondering if you should still make that trip to one of your relatives or stay close to home?
What a year it has been! Has COVID got you in a funk or enabling you to count your blessings more than ever? For most of us, things are just not following our usual routine or expectations.
At Valley Eye Radio we are so thankful for you and your past support. Despite all we have been through, we hope you will stick to your usual routine with Giving Tuesday on December 1 this year.
You will be helping us stay on the air for our listeners who are depending on us during this pandemic more than ever for the latest local news and developments with COVID.
Many Thanksgiving blessings,

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Coronavirus: Valley Eye Radio provides COVID-19 info to blind, vision-impaired (Angels Among Us)

Read about what Valley Eye Radio has been doing during COVID-19 in this article from MassLive.

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Reading for a cause

Valley Eye Radio featured in the Greenfield Recorder.

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