Recording Library of West Texas in Need of Volunteers 12/6/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
December 6, 2012
Midland - Reading in the dark, think it may be difficult? Think again.
Blind listeners, of the Recording Library of West Texas radio station, read by listening.
However the radio station is having a hard time recruiting volunteers to make their radio show a reality.
This local news radio show can be heard throughout west Texas.
"They get to hear full news reports and features from pages that they may not get to hear otherwise. This gives them an equal footing with the sighted...which is our primary goal," Michael Todd, director of the radio station said.
"We're probably the smallest community that has a local radio reading services on the air," Trish Speight, executive director of the RLWT said.
It is all recorded and produced by volunteers.
"I like to read because I can't imagine not being able to do that," volunteer Becky Smith said.
"We couldn't do any of this without volunteers because they provide the voices," Speight said.
However the radio station has had a hard time recruiting volunteers to come and read, leaving the job up to the already busy employees.
"There's no way we could produce the thousands of hours on our own. It takes our time away from the things we need to do," Speight said.
With the recording library expanding their services everyday, volunteers are needed no more than ever.
If you’d like to find out more about the Recording Library of West Texas, call: (432) 682-2731. They’re located at 2012 W. Cuthbert Ave. in Midland.