About YRRS

Stream Youngstown Radio Reading Service

Listen to Youngstown Radio Reading Service anytime and anywhere. Our live web stream is specifically designed for the blind and visually impaired, and individuals with other physical or mental disabilities that bar them from reading printed material. By clicking ACCEPT on the Radio Reading Service Terms of Use, you are verifying you meet the stated qualifications. The Youngstown Radio Reading Service live stream is made possible by a grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

What is Radio Reading?

Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) is a private, non-profit station broadcasting readings of local newspapers, magazines, best-selling books along with presenting talk shows and special interest programs to people experiencing visual impairment across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

How Can I Listen to the Youngstown Radio Reading Service?

Airing over the SCA (sideband) of WYSU-FM in Youngstown, Ohio, YRRS is available to listeners in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and across Mercer and Lawrence counties in western Pennsylvania through specially tuned radios provided free of charge, and the streaming service available from this page. If you would like to acquire a specially tuned radio, please contact us online or by phone at 330-759-0100 or 1-800-452-2525.

Youngstown Radio Reading Service is also available worldwide through our steaming service on any computer, tablet or smartphone (which can be accessed by clicking the "ACCEPT" button on this page) and through Amazon Alexa. Simply activate our Alexa Skill by using the phrase “Alexa, enable the Goodwill Youngstown Radio Skill,which only needs to be activated once. To listen, use the phrase “Alexa, Goodwill Youngstown Radio, and access Radio Reading anytime, anywhere.

Who Do We Serve?

YRRS serves individuals with visual disabilities and other physical or mental impairments. YRRS is made possible by funding through the Broadcast Educational Media Commission of Ohio, United Way of Trumbull County and Lions Clubs with underwriting provided by local businesses and residents, foundations, grants, private donations and Goodwill’s operation.

How Does the Radio Reading Service Work?

YRRS is a mission service provided by Goodwill and operates out of its headquarters located on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. The Radio Reading Service staff along with more than 120 volunteers broadcast readings and in-house programming and assist with station operations. This includes distribution of radios for the blind and visually impaired, transportation services and the coordination and training of new volunteers.

How Do You Become a Radio Reading Service Volunteer?

If you’re interested in becoming a YRRS volunteer, or to make a donation, contact us online or by phone at 330-759-0100 or 1-800-452-2525. We’re always looking for new volunteers to help out our staff, whether on a regular basis or one-time commitment.

Become a Sponsor of Youngstown Radio Reading Service

As a sponsor of YRRS, you'll reach a highly desirable demographic of loyal listeners with your messaging targeted to a specific on-air program. Know your sponsorship will be greatly appreciated and help Youngstown Goodwill continue to provide independent access to information for the blind and print impaired residents of our community. Our Radio Reading program is made possible with support from listeners and community members like you. Download your YRRS Sponsorship Request Form to get started.