Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine is an award-winning half-hour television show produced and hosted by Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes. PEG-RI TV provides studio time, equipment and direction from their dedicated staff. Cox Communications, Inc. provides air time on OSN (Ocean State Networks).
Each show consists of three or four segments, lasting five to seven minutes each. Topics include appearances by local TV celebrities; profiles of Special Olympics athletes, coaches and sponsors; previews of upcoming programs and fundraising events; and interviews with families and volunteers.
Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine was proud to win First Place honors at the 1999, 2002, 2003 & 2004 NECTA Public Service Awards, sponsored by BRAVO.
SORI Magazine also received the Chairman’s Award at the 2005 NECTA Public Service Awards and in 2006 & 2008 received the John Notte III Award for Superior Production Values in the category of System: News and Information, Program Series. In 2008, Co-host Mary-Ellen Powers earned a John Notte III Award for Superior Production Values in the category of System: Individual Achievement-Cable Television Program Host/Reporter, Program.
SORI Magazine airs on OSN (Ch. 5 & Ch. 1005 on the Cox Line-up) on Saturdays at 12:00pm and on Sundays at 12:00pm.
In addition you can watch SORI Magazine on the following public access channels:
- East Providence/Pawtucket Area: Mondays at 8:00pm and Wednesdays at 12:30pm on Cox Channel 18 and Verizon Channel 25 statewide.
- Johnston/Cranston/Scituate/Foster Area: Mondays at 6:30pm, Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 12:00pm and Saturday at 6:00pm on Cox Channel 18 and on Verizon Channel 30 statewide.
Click here to watch the August 2022 Edition.