CRIS Timeline

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CRIS Radio Timeline

1979 CRIS sign on Wethersfield property 1981 Reel-to-reel recorder 1982 Face of a radio
The first CRIS broadcast aired for two hours on the subcarrier frequency of WJMJ. CRIS moves into a building located @ BESB and increases program-ming to 8 hours/ day, Monday-Friday. CRIS begins broad-casting seven days a week. WPKN in Bridgeport becomes the second station to provide CRIS programming on its
1983 CRIS LIsteners 1984 Sound meter 1988 On air light 1990 radio speaker
The first regional satellite studio opens @ U of Bridgeport. CRIS begins broadcasting 24 hours a day. UConn carries CRIS on the subcarrier frequency of WHUS. Continental Cable adds CRIS to their audio channel line-up. Cox & United Cable of Eastern CT carry CRIS. UofB studio is closed and relocated to Trumbull High School. CRIS changes its name from Connecticut Radio Information Service to Connecticut Radio Information System.
1993 Sampling of newspapers 1994 Picture of volunteer recording Birthday cake for CRIS in 2000 Outside shot of CRIS studio at BESB
CRIS opens satellite studio at Three Rivers College in Norwich. CT Community College instructional television makes CRIS programming available on its SAP channel. Danbury Lions partner w/ CRIS to start satellite studio. CRIS celebrates 20 years of service. CRIS institutes its toll-free Telephone Reader Service. CRIS moves into new offices and studios in Windsor.
Recording studio computer screen Volume dial from a recording board The roof of the new CRIS Studio CRIS Web Icon
CRIS begins the transition from analog to digital recording. Norwich Studio relocates to the Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut. Construction begins on a new building in Windsor. CRIS moves into its own, newly constructed broadcast center in Windsor.
CRIS Recording Studio CRISKids for Schools @ Clover St. CRISKids CRIS and Old Sturbridge Village
CRIS celebrates 30 years and begins plan for enhanced programming and listener options. CRIS launches CRISKids for Schools™ for students with reading disabilities. CRISKids streams magazines into CT Children’s Medical Center thanks to a partnership created with Comcast. CRISAccess™ launches at Old Sturbridge Village.
espn logo CRIS en Espanol logo Google Play and iTunes logos Diane at Mystic
ESPN creates a studio for employee-volunteers to record publications for broadcast on CRIS. CRIS en Español launches as the nation’s only dedicated stream of Latino magazines. CRIS debuts its mobile apps for Android and iOS mobile devices. CRISAccess launches at Mystic Aquarium.
The number of people that CRIS serves rises to over 50,000. Voices of World War I launches as a partnership between the CT State Library and IDEAL Group. The project was funded by CRIS’ first-ever federal grant.