Keep Audio-Reader Listeners Connected During COVID Challenges
The global pandemic has brought new challenges, and we need your help to rise above them for our listeners. Some very generous Audio-Reader donors are offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,000!
As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, information, especially local and regional news regarding everything surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, is vital to the health and well-being of us all. Audio-Reader has had to make unprecedented changes in order to keep our services local, up-to-date, and 24/7 across our listening area.
Now is a more important time than ever for Audio-Reader’s services to remain available 24/7 for our listeners. This has required new in-home volunteer studios; new software and equipment to keep our broadcast and streaming current; and most importantly, new listeners from new service areas, with new subscriptions for them to access their local news. We’ve also had to cancel our major fundraiser events and adjust development activities, so your gift has a HUGE impact in the lives of our listeners right now!
Audio-Reader listener Shirley F. provided necessary feedback to us, sharing that she looks forward to listening to Audio-Reader every day to see what the latest news is regarding COVID-19. “Since this pandemic has come about, I have read the paper more than I ever have,” Shirley told us. She checks the front-page news of several different papers listening in on both her Amazon Alexa smart speaker and on Telephone Reader. "Audio-Reader is very up to date and very informative. I don't know what people would do without Audio-Reader right now.” Listener Marci T. told us that she continually turns to Audio-Reader for the news. "I have Multiple Sclerosis and I can't see to read. Audio-Reader keeps me company. I listen throughout the day, every day." Marci explained that with her underlying health problems and living at home by herself, it's imperative that she stays informed of the latest news regarding COVID-19, especially in her hometown. Marci finished by sharing with us that above all else, "Audio-Reader is my lifeline to the world."
YOU are the lifeline for thousands of listeners, so please help us take full advantage of this matching gift!