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We are proud to be Iowa's first and only radio reading service - serving thousands of listeners throughout the State of Iowa.

Since our inception in 1972, IRIS has continually worked to keep pace with technology in order to expand our service to as many listeners as possible. In the beginning, we were on the air with the Des Moines Register for three hours a day - five days a week - and our signal was limited to the Des Moines area.

Today, we reach all corners of the State of Iowa with 24/7 programming, seven reading locations, live streaming, podcasting, mobile access and readings from eight local newspapers, specialty and national publications.

The power of IRIS comes from the voices of our dedicated volunteers. Every day of the year, those voices provide access to information our listeners simply cannot get anywhere else.

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The Des Moines Register

The Ames Tribune

The Mason City Globe Gazette

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Council Bluffs Daily NonPareil

The Fort Dodge Messenger

The Waterloo Courier

The Sioux City Journal

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Office: 515.243.6833

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