Radio Reading Service - Turning Print into Sound

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.


Help Raise Funds for Radio 1RPH with Hands Across Canberra

1RPH is delighted to be a part of this year’s annual Hands Across Canberra appeal. Hands Across Canberra invests in programs that strengthen the Canberra community. The campaign helps charities by matching donations made through individual fundraising with corporate donations.

With the official launch having taken place on the 11th of February, every charity and community service has up until Giving Day (9th March) to raise funds eligible to be matched. Below you’ll find a link to 1RPH’s Hands Across Canberra donation page.

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