Providing FREE Radio Reading through the Berkshire Talking Chronicle

FREE radio reading services are available through UCP’s partnership with The Berkshire Talking Chronicle, who has provided this service to visually impaired and print handicapped listeners in the Berkshires since 1984.

Programming is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A unique compilation of content includes local news and information from The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield Gazette, North Adams Transcript, local authors and more. Topics include health, literature, shopping deals, community events and national news.


As a member of Berkshire Talking Chronicle, you pledge your support to help UCP continue the wide-range of programming available on our station. Your continued listening is why UCP’s Berkshire Talking Chronicle still exists today! Membership is free — just fill out the BTC Membership Application Form and drop it off at UCP’s Pittsfield or North Adams office! You can also email it to


  1. For Berkshire County, MA: You must download this web link:
  2. Then go to your download files and click “listen.pls” download
  3. For Marshfield, MA: CLICK
  4. Then on the right hand side of their page. CLICK on this image (get this)
  5. Click the “Listen NOW” button on the upper-right corner of this page
  6. Call us to inquire about receiving a TIC RADIO
  7. Listen by Phone – Call 712-832-7025
  8. Download our FREE APP on your Apple or Android device
  9. Tune in to any of the following FOUR radio stations: WVBF-AM, Middleboro 1530AM, WUML-FM, Lowell 91.5, WDJM-FM, Framingham 91.3, and WRRS-LPFM, Pittsfield 104.3


The Berkshire Talking Chronicle has receivers for our Northern Berkshire listeners! Just complete and submit a receiver loan agreement form — which is available here and at UCP’s North Adams and Pittsfield Offices — and you will be able to listen to the Chronicle anytime, anywhere… and at no cost.

Podcasts from some of our recent programs:

“Leaders without Limits” with host Sal Gorozzo, Executive Director, UCP of Western MA

Radio Reading Program Receiver, Assistive Technology Device.