Name of Engagement

Valley Voice Radio Reading Service

Contact Information

Mr. Al E. Bartholet Jr., Director

Contact Details

wmra@jmu.edu

Description

The Valley Voice Radio Reading service is provided for the visually- and print-impaired by the Center for Public Broadcasting and WMRC. Sometimes referred to as "talking newspapers for the print-impaired", this service focuses on delivering local news and information through presentation of local newspapers. Around 4,000 listeners each week rely on the service to hear time-sensitive print matter. Listeners are in Harrisonburg, Staunton, Bridgewater, Charlottesville and portions of the surrounding countryside. Around 4,000 listeners each week rely on the service.

Web Presence

http://wmra.org/valley-voice#stream/0

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Date

Ongoing

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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