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MARRS mission is to link people who are blind, visually or print impaired to their Western North Carolina community through audio access to printed material. Tax ID 58-1717901


The Mountain Area Radio 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.

Readings from other publications include: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and People magazine, among others.

MARRS broadcasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week via the sub-carriers of public radio stations WNCW-FM 88.7 and WCQS-FM 88.1 whose generous assistance is gratefully acknowledged.