Radio Reading Service - Turning Print into Sound

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Heartfelt thanks to the generous donors who gave to Radio 1RPH during our Appeal week 22-28 September 2020. Your support is enormously appreciated.

It’s not too late to help! Use the Donate button above to make a contribution. 100% of your tax-deductible gift goes directly to our running costs and keeps us on air.

Did you know that over 20% of Australians have some form of print disability? Radio 1RPH has been turning print into sound for ACT and regional NSW listeners for nearly 40 years.

Our free radio reading service is run almost entirely by volunteers, operating from dedicated studios and offices off the Barton Highway in Gungahlin, Canberra. We offer lively and interesting programmes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including daily newspaper readings, magazines and book readings twice a day.

We need you more than ever in these uncertain times. 1RPH could not operate without the generous donations of our listeners and supporters. They help us to keep the studios and transmitters operating, and meet the costs of insurances, subscriptions and technical support.

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Turning print into sound

Radio 1RPH informs and entertains listeners across the Canberra, Wagga Wagga and Junee regions by turning print into sound.

Each day our volunteers read from the major daily newspapers, including the Canberra Times, and from popular international and Australian magazines, journals, serialised books and community newsletters. We also feature readings from The Daily Advertiser and The Southern Cross for our Wagga Wagga and Junee listeners.

If you have difficulty reading printed material or just want to stay informed in these fast paced times while enjoying a range of entertaining programs, then Radio 1RPH is for you. Tune in and find out what’s happening in your community, across the nation, and around the world.

Radio 1RPH broadcasts from 7.00am until late into the evening, with the BBC World Service broadcasting overnight.

Radio 1RPH and COVID-19

Radio 1RPH is here for you during this period of social distancing and self-isolation.

Each weekday morning from 7am – 8am our dedicated volunteers are bringing news items from The Australian to our listeners.  From 8am – 9am we broadcast readings from the Canberra Times to our listeners in Canberra and surrounds on 1125am.  At the same time, our Wagga team are broadcasting items from the Daily Advertiser and Junee Southern Cross direct to our listeners in Wagga on 89.5fm and in Junee on 99.5fm.

We are also continuing to broadcast our normal programming during the day, including book readings, magazine readings and some light entertainment programs.

Our evening newspaper reading program is now from 6pm-7.30pm and includes a selection of Letters to the Editor and Opinion pieces from the Canberra Times, the Australian, Sydney newspapers and the Australian Financial Review.

Our weekend programs continue as scheduled.

From the Board, Staff , Volunteers and Members of Radio 1RPH.


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