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Gatewave Radio Audio for Independent Living

Feb 27, 2017

Gatewave Radio Audio for Independent Living

Gatewave Radio is the free audio news and features service, based in New York, designed for visually impaired audiences.  For eligible listeners, it can be accessed online, on smartphone apps, on special radios in the New York City area (purchased or borrowed from Gatewave), or by phone on NFB Newsline.

Gatewave serves the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. This area, with a population of 20.3 million, is the largest radio make in the United States.

Gatewave’s principal and guiding objective is to broaden and deepen the content of material it broadcasts. To that end, Gatewave’s board now includes men and women with solid backgrounds in public service, education, and communications.

In addition, Gatewave has expanded and enriched the content of its service by including new, original programming of practical value to its audience. Gatewave is located at Helen Keller Services in Brooklyn, a direct connection to, and source of, programming for people with vision loss.

All of this will be added to the current round-the-clock, rich and varied Gatewave broadcast schedule featuring programs on:

  • Book reviews
  • Sports
  • Film, theater, dance
  • Food and cooking
  • Economics
  • Science
  • Pets
  • Entertainment
  • Health

And that is just a sampling of the range of topics regularly addressed on air. The material can take the form of analysis, satire, commentary, reporting, criticism, and instruction.

The sources of information for Gatewave’s presentations comes from a roster of universally respected newspapers and magazines. The list includes:

  • The New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • The Economist
  • Rolling Stone
  • Time
  • The New Yorker
  • O Magazine
  • Businessweek
  • Dogster
  • Vanity Fair
  • People

Contact Gatewave Radio


Email: [email protected]



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About the Author: Bernard Landou

Bernard Landou has been the President of The Association for Macular Diseases since 2010 and the Editor-In-Chief of its Eyes Only Newsletter since 2007. He has extensively shared his experience and his perspective on living with age-related macular degeneration.

Bernard is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.



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