CRIS History Directions | History | Events | Staff | Board | CRIS in the News | Photos | About The first CRIS program broadcastarticles featured in the Hartford Courant and a national magazine.Volunteers Alan Sagal, Jim MacPhersonand Ron Milliganshared readingresponsibilities for the two-hour broadcast that was aired on thesubcarrier frequencyof WJMJ. CRIS moves into abuilding located behind the Board of Education and Services for the Blind offices in Windsor.CRIS introduces“Bookmark,” a programfeaturing a New York Times best-selling book and increasesprogramming to eight hours per day, Mondaythrough Friday. CRIS begins broadcasting seven days a week. WPKN in Bridgeportbecomes the second station to provide CRISprogramming on its subcarrier frequency. Daily programming isincreased to 14 hours per day. The first regionalsatellite studio opens in the University ofBridgeport’s NorthHall. Readings from New Haven Journal and the Bridgeport Telegram and Journal are included. CRIS begins to air 24 hours a day. CRIS continues to expand its programming, thanks to the dedication and commitment of numerous volunteers who provide on-air voice talent. The University ofConnecticut beginscarrying CRIS on the subcarrier frequency on its college radiostation, WHUS. Continental Cableadds CRIS to theiraudio channel line-up. Cox Cable and United Cable of Eastern CT begin to carry CRIS.•The University ofBridgeport studiois closed and CRISrelocates to Trumbull High School. Tele-Media Company of Northeastern Connecticut, Cablevision and United Cable of Eastern CT add CRIS programming. CRIS changes its name from Connecticut Radio Information Service to Connecticut Radio Information System. CRIS opens satellite studio at Three RiversCollege in Norwichand adds readingsof the WillimanticChronicle, NorwichBulletin, and The Day of New London. ConnecticutCommunity College instructionaltelevision makes CRIS programming available on its secondary audioprogram (SAP) channel.The Danbury LionsClub partners withCRIS to start a satellite studio in Danbury. CRIS celebrates 20years of service.CRIS institutes itsTelephone ReaderService, whichgives listeners theopportunity to hear programs with a toll freephone call. CRIS moves into new offices and studios in Windsor. CRIS begins the transition from analog to digital recording. The Norwich Studio at Three Rivers CC was relocated to the Disabilities Network of Eastern CT in Norwich.CRIS develops plans to build a new broadcast center in Windsor. Construction begins on a new building at 315 Windsor Avenue in Windsor. CRIS moves into its own, newly constructed broadcast center in Windsor and begins to offer its programming on its Web site at www.crisradio.org. CRIS celebrates 30 years and begins planning for enhanced programming and listener options. CRISKids for Schools kicks off as the nation’s only library of children’s magazines, Common Core materials and customized classroom materials, all in human narration. CRIS partners with Comcast to deliver streaming children’s magazines over the cable network at CT Children’s Medical Center. CRIS launches CRISAccess as a pilot with Old Sturbridge Village. The service provides audio descriptions of museum exhibits using QR Codes. CRIS offers the nation's first dedicated stream of Spanish-language magazines. Logo celebrates CRIS 2015-16 launch of mobile apps. 2016 Volunteer Reception Voices of World War I launches as a partnership between the CT State Library and IDEAL Group, funded in part by the National Publications & Records Commission.