Posts Tagged ‘John Weidlich’

Following a new vision: Blind broadcaster retires from radio reading job at Shrine

By Wall Spiers © Belleville News Democrat, Illinois — John Weidlich has been blind from birth but it doesn’t mean he lacks a vision. And for more than 33 years he has shared that vision on radio with blind listeners all over the metro-east, calming their fears, listening to their problems and helping them see what is going on. Weidlich, 63, the program director for the Minds Eye radio reading service based at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Belleville, is retiring Wednesday to enjoy time with his wife and maybe follow more visions…. READ ARTICLE

Blind find alternative to reading through radio signals

By Chris Campbell © Suburban Journals, Belleville, Missouri — Sitting in his radio studio, John Weidlich is ready to go live. His hands hover over a control board, ready to manipulate any number of knobs and switches. Work like this is second nature. He’s been a program director for three decades. Before that, he worked in the news department at television station KPLR (Channel 11), conducting interviews and recording news segments. He’s also been blind from birth…. READ MORE