The Triangle Radio Reading Service was selected as the January 2017 WNCN 3-Degree Guarantee Charity, but they’ve been helping the blind and print impaired in North Carolina since 1983.
The Raleigh based non-profit broadcasts on a specially tuned radio and through their website 24 hours a day, providing news and information. Their mission is to connect people who are blind and print impaired to each other, their families and communities by delivering news, information and special programs using the latest audio technology.
The reading service also has a partnership with the Governor Morehead School for the Blind that provides an exciting educational resource opportunity in radio broadcasting for blind teens. That program is called T3 and stands for teens, tools and talent.
Spencer Houck is a sophomore at Sanderson High School in Raleigh and is a student in the T3 program. Spencer, who was born blind says “I’m interested in learning how it works so that one day I can maybe get a job working in it.”
The Triangle Radio Reading Service website is the primary vehicle for listeners today via web streaming and podcasts and can be found at trianglereadingservice.org