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Radio Talking Book Service provides human-voiced information choices to individuals who have disabilities that prevent them from reading.  

Radio Talking Book Service: COVID-19 Updates

Team RTBS wants to assure our listeners that the show(s) will go on! We have an amazing team of over 60 remote readers providing the local, current programming vital right now. We ask for your patience if it sounds as if someone is recording in their kitchen. They probably are!  We thank you in advance for your flexibility in these matters.  Beginning June 7, volunteers will be returning to the studios in a limited capacity with plans to have the studios fully opened by September.  RTBS studios will be open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm and Saturday, 9am to 1pm (these days/times are subject to change).  Volunteers are asked to schedule recording booth reservations prior to returning to the studio.  Please contact us at 402.572.3003 if you have any questions about returning to the studio to volunteer.

Additionally, RTBS offices will be reopening June 7 with limited hours, Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm (these days/times are subject to change).  Team RTBS will remain working remotely until that time and as is mentioned above, our broadcast is still fully operational.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can leave a message at (402) 572-3003 or email  


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Welcome to Radio Talking Book Service

Radio Talking Book Service (RTBS) serves Nebraska and southwest Iowa with a mission to provide human-voiced information choices to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have physical disabilities which prevent them from reading.  We are in our 46th year of providing a vital connection for these individuals with the printed word through two programs: Radio Talking Book Network, a statewide radio reading service; and Listening Link, an educational reading program. 

The Radio Talking Book Network (RTBN), founded in 1974, is Nebraska’s audio companion and only radio reading service.  RTBN provides our statewide audience with equal access to local, current information necessary to lead productive, self-directed lives and remain engaged in their communities.  To do this, RTBN uses over 80 volunteer readers, whose diverse voices bring the printed word to life with the reading of 12 regional newspapers, grocery and department store ads weekly, information from over 70 magazines, live interviews on our Community Conversations, a Veterans Hour, and much more. 

The Listening Link program assists blind, visually impaired, and learning disabled students in eliminating educational barriers they face.  Founded in 1992, Listening Link works with area schools and colleges, providing human-voiced recordings of textbooks and other course material required for degree completion and academic success.