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Review for Triangle Radio Reading Service, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer reader since August 2000 and I can't think of anything more rewarding than to read articles of interest from the local newspaper to those who can't do it themselves. Although they have been on the air for more than 25 years, Triangle Radio Reading Service has kept current with technology by providing podcasts of various shows to those who have computer access. It's amazing to think that from our small studio in Raleigh we are able to reach people in 22 counties and many others on the web. In this down economy when money is so tight, our 2 paid staff and numerous volunteers have been able to keep us on the air by soliciting sponsors and having annual gala fundraisers to enable us to continue providing this much needed service. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful program.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer

Review for Triangle Radio Reading Service, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I found out about the Triangle Radio Reading Service through a casual conversation with a friend whose daughter did some painting at the studio during a community awareness campaign sponsored by her employer. I just retired and was looking for something to do. Since my mother was blind I felt that this was a wonderful opportunity to do something for her and for the community. Little did I know that it would become a passion of mine that brings me great joy and a chance to meet some very interesting people who also volunteer as readers. Through other activities, such as surveys, recognition meetings, and our annual Gala Fundraiser I have also had an opportunity to talk with some of our listeners and am delighted to know how much our programs mean to them. I have been a reader for a little more than 10 years, and have seen our programming go from radio only to streaming on the web where we are able to reach a wide age range of people. I find myself looking forward to Monday mornings when I get a chance to go to the studio and share information with our friends in "radio land" or, shall we say "media land". All this is made possible by only 2 paid personnel an 140+ vollunteers!

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

In talking with some of our listeners I have discovered that they depend on our newspaper articles (that often don't make the regular newscasts), obituaries, grocery and drug store ads to remain aware of things going on around them.

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

Try to publicize our need for funding more so that the director and her assistant are not always having to scurry around to get the money to purchase the bare necessities. Money is really tight for non-profits and we are not high profile.

Role:  Volunteer & I read newspaper articles of interest, obituaries, grocery ads over the air to our listeners who are blind or print impaired.