Radio Talking Book Service (RTBS) serves Nebraska and southwest Iowa with a mission to provide human-voiced information choices to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have physical disabilities which prevent them from reading. We are in our 44th year of providing a vital connection for these individuals with the printed word through two programs: Radio Talking Book Network, a statewide radio reading service; and Listening Link, an educational reading program.
The Radio Talking Book Network (RTBN), founded in 1974, is Nebraska’s audio companion and only radio reading service. RTBN provides our statewide audience with equal access to local, current information necessary to lead productive, self-directed lives and remain engaged in their communities. To do this, RTBN uses over 80 volunteer readers, whose diverse voices bring the printed word to life with the reading of 12 regional newspapers, grocery and department store ads weekly, information from over 70 magazines, live interviews on our Community Conversations, a Veterans Hour, and much more.
Bekah Jerde is the Assistant Director of RTBS. She stopped by the studios at 33rd and Burt to chat with Mike Hogan about the program and how people can help the cause.
More information can be found at https://rtbs.org/