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Radio 1RPH 2020 Appeal

Radio 1RPH 2020 Appeal

Radio 1RPH Appeal 22-28 September 2020

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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.

That’s why we are having an Appeal in September and we are asking people to give generously, so that we can stay on air and continue to entertain and inform you. The appeal will be held from 22nd-28th September. Please help us by making a tax deductible donation to keep Radio 1RPH on air!

Click here to donate to the appeal.


2019 Annual Dinner

We had a great Annual Dinner on the 1st of May 2019 with special guests, Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove.

Thanks to all who attended, we raised nearly $7,000 to help support the station!

Here are some photos from the event.

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Canberra Southern Cross Club Rewards Program

Radio 1RPH and Canberra Southern Cross Club

We are excited to announce that we are now part of the Canberra Southern Cross Club Community Rewards Program!

The program empowers members to help the community groups that matter most to them.

So if you’re a CSCC member, or considering becoming a member (they have 5 clubs across Canberra), please nominate Radio 1RPH as your Community Rewards recipient.

Visit the CSCC website to find out more.

Radio 1RPH is going digital

Radio 1RPH is going digital

A trial of digital radio broadcasting has been carried out in the Canberra region over the last few years. While restricted to the larger commercial companies and the ABC, the trial has nevertheless been quite successful (and popular, as the audio quality is just superb). Read more