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What do Candlelight, Dessert, and Woody Durham Have in Common?

By Michelle Lewis Posted September 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Well, on September 23rd, the Triangle Radio Reading Service is honoring Woody Durham, “The Voice of the Tarheels,” at its “Dining by Candlelight: Dessert in the Dark” fundraiser.
The Triangle Radio Reading Service (TRRS) provides live news and information to people who are visually and print impaired and live in a 20 county area of North Carolina. Currently TRRS produces and airs local programming from 7:30 AM until midnight daily and is on the air 24/7.

With the assistance of 150 volunteer readers and technicians, broadcast of newspapers, magazines, books, and original programs are prepared daily, and made available to approximately 20,000 listeners in five different ways: (1) as an internet stream through www.trianglereadingservice.org; (2) via podcast downloads from the TRRS website; (3) via on-demand stream from the TRRS website; (4) on RTN Channel 22 in Raleigh and Channel 11 in Cary, Garner and Apex; and (5) over specially tuned SCA radio receivers provided by TRRS to listeners for use in their homes, in retirement facilities, hospitals, and assisted living centers. The radio signal is donated by North Carolina’s Public Radio, WUNC-FM.

These broadcasts connect people who are blind and print impaired to each other, their community, and family by delivering news, information, and entertainment using the latest audio technology.

Take a minute a visit their website — www.trianglereadingservice.org – and listen to some of the podcasts, including USA Today, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and Our State, to name just a few. You will be impressed by the professional quality of the recordings. While you are on the site, you can learn about how to volunteer for TRRS. And don’t forget to get your tickets to the “Dining by Candlelight: Dessert in the Dark” event ….. your favorite dessert might be just around the corner!

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