Audio Curios: Turning Print into Sound

An example from the Radio Reading Service, which broadcasts 24-hours a day from Levin. Volunteers read information as it is printed from newspapers, magazines and periodicals – turning print into sound for anyone who finds it difficult to read conventionally printed material. This recording (9 June 2015) contains a programme guide and a news item about the recent Manawatu Wedding Expo.

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This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently during 2015.

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