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Our Mission

Connecting people who are blind and print impaired with each other, their families, and the community by delivering news, information, and entertainment using the latest in audio technology.

NCRS enhances the knowledge and awareness of its listeners so they can take their rightful place in the active life of the community. Volunteers read the local news, editorials, obituaries, literature, and advertisements from daily, weekly, and biweekly newspapers. More than 65 percent of periodicals are read on a weekly basis.

We host special programs that discuss specific subjects such as education, tech tips, legal matters, and vision news. Over 95 percent of local programming is produced daily in Raleigh. NCRS broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

How To Listen to NCRS

You can listen to NCRS through several different means.  A few of them include streaming via smartphone and tablet apps, our website or by using any “Alexa” enabled device. If you would like a complete list of all the ways you can enjoy the North Carolina Reading Service, visit our “Listen” page

Ways You Can Help

NCRS depends entirely on financial contributions from civic organizations, corporations, grants, and individuals like you. As NCRS is not available through an ordinary FM radio, listeners are loaned specially tuned receivers that cost NCRS about $70 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:

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