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KU's Audio-Reader Gears Up for Big Audio Sale

photo 2An antique phonograph, or record player, circa 1916, called an Aeolian-Vocalion, is one of the more unique items for sale at Friday's "For Your Ears Only" benefit at the Douglas County fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m.

More than 20,000 vinyl albums, CDs and DVDs will be on sale in Lawrence this Friday as part of an annual fundraiser for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, the radio reading service for the blind and visually-impaired. Vintage and modern audio equipment - like stereos, turntables and boomboxes - will also be on sale. Meredith Johanning is one of the organizers of the benefit, which is called "For Your Ears Only."

The two-day sale begins Friday at 6 p.m. at the Douglas County fairgrounds. Last year's benefit raised more than $25,000 for Audio-Reader.  

For more information, visit the Kansas Audio-Reader website.


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FYEO2014PosterAudio-Reader's Big Audio Sale Begins Friday

An antique record player from the early 1900s is just one of many unique items on sale Friday at the Douglas County fairgrounds in Lawrence. The fundraiser, called "For Your Ears Only," is a benefit for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network, the radio reading service for the blind and print disabled. In addition to the vintage phonograph, thousands of donated vinyl albums, CDs and assorted audio equipment will be available.

Organizer Meredith Johanning says last year's benefit raised more than $25,000 for the radio reading service. Based at the University of Kansas, Audio-Reader has about 300 volunteers who read newspapers, books and magazines over the air for blind and visually-impaired listeners in Kansas and surrounding states.  

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