Triangle Radio Reading Service

Rating: 4.9 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Human Services

Location: 211 E Six Forks Rd Ste 103 Raleigh NC 27609 USA

Mission: Triangle Radio Reading Service is a nonprofit information agency providing current news, information and entertainment from the print media to people who are blind, visually impaired and physically disabled. Broadcasts occur 24 hours a day on an audio network of radio, television, streaming to the internet, and podcasts.  TRRS helps its listeners achieve their rightful place in society. 150 volunteer readers come into the studios in Raleigh to reach almost 20,000 listeners in 20 counties in North Central NC, and also throughout the world via the internet.
Programs: Triangle Radio Reading Service helps approximately 20,000 people who are elderly, blind, visually and physically impaired stay aware of the local news and information in the greater Triangle area of NC. Listeners are loaned a special radio receiver to listen to the programs which are read by 150+ volunteers. These programs are geared to enhance the quality of the lives of the people who use the service. A yearly survey of listeners is conducted to measure the quality and content of the programs.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Radio stations are run by computers these days and I assist with computers and office equipment at Triangle radio Reading Service. I have been a volunteer since 2005 and this is my way of giving back to the community. Volunteer work at a radio station is different from the normal computer work I do during the day and a exciting challenge which also helps people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for 6 years and keep the computers happy. It is gratifying to know I am helping people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When meeting visually impaired people it is gratifying to hear the positive difference it make in ther lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More Local Programing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have acquired many skills in transmitting audio.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I have contributed to make peoples lives more wholesome.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

TRRS works to keep people with a print disability informed about current local events. Even if you don't have the time to sit beside a radio to hear the news, you can still stay up-to-date. Just download the readings you wish to hear from the internet and put them onto your MP-3 player or i-pod. How cool is that?!? And they are read by a human voice, not one from a text-to-speech synthesizer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a volunteer/

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing

 
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