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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.
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|Featured Program||Volunteer of the Month|
We are very excited to announce that this month’s featured program is “T3”. As a part of our new vision, this pilot project has lead the reading service to team up with the Governor Morehead School for the blind. “T3” stands for Teens, Tools and Talent. The show is produced by our NC State intern Victoria Bell and is a co-hosted by the very talented Governor Morehead school students Noah Long and Cassidy Hooper.
This program is holiday themed and includes holiday music, stories, and trivia questions. The program also includes interviews from two very special local celebrity guests. Hosts Noah and Cassidy wish to “provide entertainment and holiday cheer to their visually impaired peers and to you”. Due to popular demand, the program is also available as a podcast found here.
Happy Holidays from T3!
[See past featured programs.]
Previously Featured Programs:
James Benton, or JB as we affectionately refer to him here at TRRS, is a truly amazing man.
A graduate of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, James serves on the TRRS Board of Directors and currently is the immediate past president of the Friends of the NC Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped. He is the Community Employment Specialist with the Division of Services for the Blind and GMS and he is responsible for the coordination of the partnership and product between GMS and TRRS, the first in the history of these two organizations that have a rich history in service to people that are blind and have print disabilities.
Thanks to James and his dedication to the reading service, the TRRS New Visions Gala featured a New Visions Showcase. The "Showcase" provided 170 gala attendees with the opportunity to "see" how technology has made possible the access and use of devices such as i-pads, i-phones, refreshable Braille devices, etc. for people with print disabilities and in this instance, how easily accessible the TRRS website is for people that use screen readers to access information and connect to important information and resources.
Thanks to James "vision" and support, Pilot Project T3 Teens Tools and Talent became the educational resource opportunity that we envisioned it to be not only for our T3 Broadcasters Cassidy Hooper and Noah Long, but for all who can easily and readily listen to their show on podcast.
We salute you James Benton, for your great volunteer efforts on behalf of TRRS. Your stellar example, good humor, can-do and will do attitude, complimented by your enviable ability to articulate flawlessly, always results in a project that comes to fruition and a product that will benefit and impact all concerned.
Congratulations on being our highly valued and much loved December 2013 Volunteer of the Month!
[See past featured volunteers.]
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 Cary, Garner, Hillsborough, and Apex
- 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 local governments, United Way, civic organizations, 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.
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