We Breathe Words Into Your Life ... Since 1983!
The Triangle Radio Reading Service connects people who are blind and print impaired to each other, their communities, and families by delivering news, information, and entertainment using the latest audio technology.
TRRS Welcomes Eastern North Carolina listeners to our ranks!
I’d like to extend my warmest welcome to the Radio Reading Service of Eastern North Carolina listeners. TRRS is honored to continue the legacy and vision of Barbara and Jerry Hansen and the RRS of Eastern NC Board of Directors, by re-directing the Eastern service to the reading service in Raleigh, effective immediately.
TRRS volunteers will soon commence reading the local newspapers from the New Bern and Greenville area in addition to our regular local programming. The addition and the prospects in programming are infinitely optimistic.
TRRS’ staff and Board of Directors are pleased with the integration of RRS of Eastern NC as we continue to replace isolation with connections. We are able to do this by providing resources and information to the blind and print impaired via the latest audio technology.
Our intended audience is listeners with print disabilities throughout North Carolina.
The future for TRRS listeners is bright and we are grateful.
Please consider a broadcast sponsorship from TRRS! A tax-deductable sponsorship costs as little as $100 per month – you can choose any month and have an optional dedication (birthdays, anniversaries, honor/memory of, etc) that will be read during the broadcast.
The recipient of this sponsorship will receive a card from TRRS acknowledging the gift. For more information or to purchase a broadcast sponsorship, please call 919-832-5138.
For a list of programs available to sponsor, please click here.
Click here to hear a live stream recording of "A Celebration of Cooking by the Visually Impaired featuring Masterchef Christine Ha, recorded on November 30th, 2016. This includes a teleconference with TV's Masterchef winner and author, blind chef Christine Ha and live cooking demonstrations by individuals with visual impairment.
How to Receive Our Signal
The TRRS broadcast signal covers the entire counties of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, and Wake. It can also be heard in significant parts of Cumberland, Franklin, Guilford, Hoke, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Rockingham, Vance, and Warren Counties.
TRRS loans out specially tuned SCA receivers, free of charge, to those living in the broadcast area. To apply for a special receiver call the TRRS office at 919-832-5138 or fill out a Listener Application. Additionally, the TRRS signal is broadcast:
- On Time Warner Cable in Raleigh (TV and FM) and Community Access TV in Hillsborough
- TRRS programming is also available on the in-house cable system at health care facilities and retirement communities such as Glenaire Retirement Center in Cary and The Forest at Duke in Durham.
- Streaming live over the Internet (use the player at the top right of each web page -- not available for iPhone or iPad)
Ways You Can Help
TRRS depends entirely on financial contributions from civic organizations, corporations, grants and individuals like you. As TRRS is not available through an ordinary FM radio, listeners are loaned specially tuned receivers that cost TRRS about $25 each. They are provided free of charge to those living in the broadcast area, although some listeners contribute as they are financially able. You can help us in the following ways:
|Tell TRRS about friends and family members who could benefit from the Reading Service. Also tell your friends, neighbors and associates about this worthwhile program and encourage them to support it with their time, talent, and donations.||Become a TRRS volunteer. Assist with on-air reading, engineering, scheduling, fund raising, public outreach, and other projects. Training programs are offered to all volunteers. Read about our volunteers.||Become a TRRS supporter.
A $100 donation will purchase 4 special TRRS receivers for 4 listeners.
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