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Streaming Radio Programming*

Triad Information Reading Service (TIRS) links people who are blind, visually or print impaired to their Western North Carolina community through audio access to printed material.


The Triad Information Reading Service of Asheville, North Carolina is a radio reading service for individuals who are blind, visually or print impaired. Volunteers read local news and events from the Asheville Citizen-Times, the Mountain Express, the Black Mountain News, the Hendersonville Times-News and the Transylvania Times. Eligible individuals are issued special easy to operate radio units. TIRS local and national programming is on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, streaming online or to those who have received a TIRS radio.