is with much sadness that we have to let you know of the passing of Jerry
DeLaunay, the founder and heart-and-soul of
Omni Media Networks. He was passionate about broadcasting and about
providing services to the blind community, and he never let his own
blindness get in the way of that. He will be greatly missed by all
who knew him.
Message to All Our Friends
of December 31, 2018, we have suspended all of our audio streams and are
in the process of shutting down Omni Media Networks. But we want to
once more let all our friends, supporters, and volunteers know how much
you have meant to us over the years. From Oregon Public
Broadcasting, where we had our first studio, to the Oregon Commission for
the Blind, who housed our last one, we are indebted to you. And to
all the board operators, book and magazine recorders, newspaper readers, schleppers and haulers, and volunteers of all kinds,
we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have helped make
the lives of the visually impaired just a little bit better. We
couldn't have done it without you.
Media Networks is a public-benefit, non-profit
organization of people who provide information, education, and
entertainment for those who are unable to read traditional printed
material, the physically disabled, and senior citizens. When we operated,
we provided audio streams (webcasts) available over the internet that
specifically addressed the needs of this audience.