Radio Talking Book
Radio Talking Book is a free, closed-circuit news and information service that broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week to thousands of subscribers throughout Minnesota and the nation.
We broadcast current newspapers, magazines and the latest best-selling books at the same time that they are available to the print-reading public.
Our programming is not available to the general public. Our broadcast signal can be received only on a special radio, which we lend to eligible listeners free of charge, or via the Internet with a special password.
We record and broadcast many current local and national newspapers and magazines each day. We do not edit or censor any publication. A partial list of some of the newspapers and magazines broadcast includes:
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune
- Saint Paul Pioneer Press
- New York Times
- Christian Science Monitor
- Wall Street Journal
- Minneapolis/Saint Paul City Pages
- The New Yorker
- National Enquirer
- National Geographic
- Reader's Digest
- Ladies' Home Journal
The Twin Cities newspapers are broadcast daily. Auxiliary broadcast studios in Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, and Mankato provide local newspapers for those cities and surrounding communities.
Radio Talking Book on the Web
We also stream Radio Talking Book on the Internet. You’ll need a password to log on. Get your password by calling us at 651-642-0885 or toll-free at 1-800-652-9000.
Borrowing Books on Tape
All books broadcast on Radio Talking Book are available on audio cassette. Eligible Minnesotans may borrow the tapes through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library in Faribault.
To apply for services, please call the audio equipment desk at 651-642-0885 or 800-652-9000.