RSR is a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled.

Reading Service of the Redwoods provides on-air access to printed information for people who are blind, visually impaired, or unable to read because of illness or other disabilities.

Each weekday morning, RSR listeners can tune in and hear our Reading Service of the Redwoods volunteers read local newspapers and other information.
We also provide health information, interviews with vision loss professionals, and local and state election information.

Some of RSR’s programming is made available courtesy of the International Association of Audio Information Services Program Share. Visit the IAAIS website.


Where can I find out about the obituaries, the city council business for Trinidad or Ferndale, or the police report for Arcata? The answer is by tuning in to broadcasts of RSR. RSR is an important service for those of us needing access to our communities. It brings me the local world through hearing the print media which has valuable information I cannot receive through other sources.

D.R, McKinleyville


RSR allows me the independence to have my coffee and read the newspaper each morning. It allows me to stay in touch with current events and to be an active member of society.

L. T., Eureka

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