28th Anniversary Announcement
THIS WEEK MARKS THE NIAGARA FRONTIER RADIO READING SERVICE'S 28TH ANNIVERSARY ON-THE-AIR. ON MARCH 19, 1987, RADIO READING BEGAN BROADCASTING READINGS OF PRINTED MATTER T9 PEOPLE WITH "READING RADIOS." OUR AGENCY'S FIRST "OFFICE" WAS A SMALL ROOM IN THE CENTRAL LIBRARY. OUR FIRST BROADCAST STUDIOS WERE IN THE APPLETREE MALL. AFTER A FEW YEARS, WE MOVED OUR STUDIOS TO INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY. IN 2002, OUR AGENCY PURCHASED PERMANENT STUDIOS AT 1199 HARLEM ROAD IN CHEEKTOWAGA. THROUGHOUT 28 YEARS ON-THE-AIR, WE HAVE BROADCAST NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION HOURS OF RADIO READINGS. NOW, AS WE CELEBRATE LOCAL RADIO READING'S 28TH ANNIVERSARY, WE CONTINUE OUR PLEDGE TO BRING OUR LISTENERS THE BEST POSSIBLE RADIO READING SERVICE. HAPPY 28TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE LISTENERS, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER RADIO READING SERVICE!
Thanks for your interest in the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service. If you might be interested in becoming a Radio Reading volunteer, please note that our NFRRS studios are located at 1199 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, between William and Clinton. Typical volunteers come in for about 90 minutes to record a one-hour reading. There is no minimum requirement of volunteer hours. Some people come in once a week, once every two weeks or less frequently. Our studios are open for recording seven days a week. We record readings of books, magazines and newspapers, and do two-person "live" readings of daily newspapers. We normally have people interested in volunteering schedule a brief interview. If you might be interested in becoming a NFRRS volunteer, call us at 821-5555. Robert Sikorski, President, NFRRS
The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service P.O. Box 575, Buffalo, New York 14225 * (716) 821-5555 Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service Studios are at 1199 Harlem Road 26 Years-- 200,000+ Hours-- of Giving the Blind a Chance to Read
The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service (NFRRS) gives daily access of printed matter to thousands of blind and print-handicapped persons throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. Volunteers broadcast daily readings of newspapers, magazines, books, and vital information to listeners, who are all provided
Since 1987, the NFRRS has broadcast 190,000 hours of radio readings. Regarded as one of the nation's finest radio reading services for the blind, and
New York State's best radio reading service, the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service has compiled a track record of exemplary efficiency, productivity, and excellence.
NFRRS Honors include the Governor's Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award, the Buffalo Eye Bank Award (for service above and beyond the call of duty to the sight-impaired), and the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award (for Western New York's outstanding volunteer service program).
The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service has become a trusted friend to those who face each day without sight, helping them become active members of society, and improving their quality of life. All listeners are provided a special receiver, which looks like a table-model radio. The
receivers are tuned only to the NFRRS broadcast signal and provide instant, 24/7 access to a wide variety of printed matter.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from our service, call (716) 821-5555.