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Accessible Media Inc. to launch first live studio show

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that its AMI-audio channel will launch its first-ever live in-studio show in February.

Live from Studio 5 will feature stories surrounding current events, entertainment and health, along with other engaging topics. Broadcast live from AMI's Toronto studios, Live from Studio 5 will cater toward Canadians living with disabilities to help them start their day and feature stories from local communities across the country. With an added social media angle, listeners will be encouraged to join the conversation by following AMI on Twitter @a11ymedia or liking the AMI Facebook page.

"This is an exciting time for AMI," says John Melville, Vice President of Programming and Production for AMI-audio. "Live from Studio 5 is the first step in delivering live, original content on AMI-audio that engages with our audience in a meaningful way. We are excited to begin providing up-to-the -minute, real time information to our community, while continuing to connect them with the stories that matter most."

Veteran Canadian radio personality Mike Ross will host Live from Studio 5 and share the microphone with co-hosts from the blind/low vision and disability community. Ross will also have regular check ins and feature stories with AMI hosts from across the country.

Live from Studio 5 premieres on Monday, February 1 at 9 a.m. ET, with an encore presentation at 3 p.m. The two-hour program will run daily, Monday through Friday, and listeners can tune in to AMI-audio, listen live by visiting AMI.ca/listenlive or tune in on satellite radio, AMI audio SiriusXM channel 172.

Check your local listings for the AMI-audio channels with your cable or satellite TV provider in your area. For further information on AMI and its programs and initiatives, please visit www.AMI.ca.

About Accessible Media Inc.

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.

CONTACT: Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager 800-567-6755 ext. 0971, janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca

Source:Accessible Media Inc.