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A radio reading service or reading service for the blind is a service of many public radio stations, where a narrator reads newspapers and magazines aloud for the benefit of the blind and vision-impaired. It is most often carried on a subcarrier, with radio receivers permanently tuned to a given station in the area. This article is about a term used in economics. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles on various subjects. ... Blind can refer to: The state of blindness, being unable to see A window blind, a covering for a window A hide used to conceal the observer when watching or hunting birds or other animals is sometimes called a hunting blind A blind bet in certain forms of poker A... Vision can refer to: Visual perception is one of the senses. ... A subcarrier is separate analog or digital signal carried on a main radio transmission, which carries extra information such as voice or data. ... For the device which is a tuner (radio) and a amplifier and/or loudspeaker, see receiver (home stereo). ... This page is about the musical process of tuning, for musical systems of tuning see musical tuning. ...

Many other stations in other countries also carry such a service. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... NPR logo NPR redirects here. ... RPH Australia is a network of broadcast radio stations in Australian state capital cities and some major country urban centres that serve people who, for any reason, are unable to access printed material. ... Sydney Harbour looking south from the vicinity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the CBD skyline; the Opera House is visible in the background on the left. ... Radio station 2RPH (aka Radio for the Print Handicapped) is a Radio Reading Service that reads newspapers and magazine for the benefit of those who have difficulties reading for themselves. ... Two of Canberras best-known landmarks, Parliament House and (foreground) Old Parliament House. ... Radio 1RPH 1125kHz is a volunteer manned AM band radio broadcast station in the Australian Capital Territory. ...


In television, the equivalent is videodescription, a narration track on the optional second audio program. Audio description refers to an additional narration track for blind and visually impaired viewers of visual media, including television and movies, dance, opera, and visual art. ... Second[ary] audio program[ming] (SAP) is an auxiliary audio channel for television that can be broadcast or transmitted both over the air and by cable TV. It is often used for an alternate language (hence giving the facetious Spanish audio program expansion to the acronym), or for the Descriptive...


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Nevada Public Radio - Radio Reading Service (482 words)
The Nevada Public Radio - Radio Reading Service is a 24-hour-a-day broadcast service providing readings from a wide range of local and national newspapers, magazines and books for print-impaired residents of southern Nevada.
Readings of national and international magazines and newspapers are provided via satellite by reading services from New York and Minnesota.
And in the Las Vegas area, the Radio Reading Service is available on COX cable channel 61.
Allowable Costs for Noncommercial Educational FM Licensees to Charge Radio Reading Services -- Audio Division (FCC) USA (6293 words)
A radio reading service is an aural service provided primarily for the blind and visually impaired through the use of an FM licensee's subcarrier capacity.
The reading services stress that the signal delivery system is an integral part of the broadcasting system and is in operation regardless of whether or not a radio reading service uses it.
Those reading services that operated for a limited number of hours during the day stated that, when they wanted to increase their hours of operation, they were required to pay a predetermined hourly rate for each additional hour.
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