I am a radio listener of a little-known and under-recognized special newspaper reading service for the blind. My heartfelt thanks to the dedicated tireless volunteer readers of the Fine Arts Radio Reading Service who get up early and make their way to the KFAE-FM studio day in and day out in weekly shifts to read the local news from the Tri-City Herald to blind and visually impaired listeners.
For 30 years, these wonderful volunteers have provided this great service without any special praise or recognition.
Most of them have no professional reading or broadcasting experience. What they all clearly have is a love of the printed word and a passion to support those of us who cannot read regular print. I expect that not one of these individuals expects any special thanks but we the listeners are tremendously grateful.
Thanks also to the Herald for donating the papers, to Battelle for the equipment, to WSU Tri-Cities and KFAE-FM for studio space and engineering services and to John Yegge for administration.
Never miss a local story.
Frank Cuta, Benton City