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What is GaRRS?
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Founded in 1980, the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS), the State’s only radio reading service, is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit closed circuit radio station. GaRRS’ mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually-impaired or has difficulty with the printed word. More than 250 volunteer readers from across Georgia deliver approximately 200 different radio shows each month including: cover-to-cover readings of magazines, newspapers, and books; population-specific programming (for seniors, veterans and Hispanics/Latinos); and public service announcements about community; and support programs and activities. GaRRS programs are broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week to special sub channel radio receivers and via a password protected audio streaming link from our website.

GaRRS' listening audience is as diverse as its programming. Some listeners have been blind since birth while others lost their sight through illness, age or accident. Some have retained sufficient vision to remain physically active, but not enough to read. GaRRS' listeners also include senior citizens too weakened to read, and people with physical or mental impairments that make handling printed material difficult.


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Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc. (GaRRS)
260 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318
(404) 685-2820 / (800) 672-6173 (toll free)


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