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Radio Talking Book: Change is On the Way! New Alexa Skill and RTB iOS and Android Apps Pave the Way to the Future. Blog Post.

Aug 3, 2020

Changes on the Way

Radio Talking Book is changing with the times. Beginning October 1, RTB will no longer be available via closed-circuit radio. Instead, listeners will have several options: you can use the Internet, the new RTB apps for iOS and Android, or a digital assistant like an Alexa-enabled smart speaker. We’re confident that these innovations will keep RTB available to Minnesotans for years to come. To find out more call us toll-free at 1-800-652-9000, or email us at

There’s an App for That!

You can now access RTB anytime and anywhere on your hand-held mobile device, for either iOS or Android. Just visit the Apple App Store for iOS, or Google Play for Android, and download the Minnesota Radio Talking Book app. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it gives you a convenient way to tune into RTB wherever and whenever it fits your lifestyle. Call us at RTB to find out more.

“Alexa, play Radio Talking Book”

Our live broadcast stream is now available on Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, and other Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speakers. It’s easy to get started! First, tell your smart speaker to “Enable Radio Talking Book.” Once confirmed, you can tell the smart speaker to “Play Radio Talking Book” to hear the current broadcast. You can also ask “What is playing now?” for a description of the current program, and “What is the Radio Talking Book schedule?” to hear what’s coming up. Call us at RTB to find out more.

Contact Your State Services

If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to and search the directory for your agency.


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