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Radio 2RPH - for people who love to listen! 

Our text-to-radio service features readings from all the top Australian and international daily newspapers, magazines and books. They are designed for anyone who lives with print disabilities, or lacks access to published material, or has limited time to read and stay informed.

Our mission is to entertain and empower our listeners. All our on-air programs, including book readings, are read and presented by our awesome team of 2RPH volunteers who come to the station from all walks of life.

Find us on 1224AM and 100.5FM, Newcastle and Lower Hunter on 100.5FM and on digital.

Radio 2RPH operates daily between 6.30am and 11.30pm with BBC World Service broadcast overnight. 

Radio 2RPH is a proud member of the national RPH Network.

Our curated collection of 2RPH programs are now available on popular podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Google Podcasts, Spotify and TuneIn.

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Reputations At Risk

Thu, 8 April 2021

In the next episode of People in Profile we feature the high-achieving lawyer about to represent Christian Porter in his defamation case against the ABC – a case that is shaping up to be one of the most keenly watched in recent history. Rebekah Giles is a true survivor whose confidence, commercial savvy, networking, and board work have earned her an unusual and high profile place in the Australian legal world and international recognition for her expertise in reputational risk. 

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An Accessibility Success Story

Wed, 7 April 2021

Tonight Limelight includes a deep dive into an innovative accessibility initiative that has changed the way we consume music forever. Find out how the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall responded to Covid by creating a new hybrid model, combining live-and-digital, to reach audiences around Australia.
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Activated Laughs

Wed, 7 April 2021

Does being born with a disability increase your chances of growing up to be funny? On Activated Arts this week two outstanding comics, Alistair Baldwin and Madeleine Stewart, say it doesn't hurt.

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A Sparkling New Voice From Bondi Beach

Thu, 1 April 2021

The next New Voices features Robyn Edwards, a social worker who took a year off to ‘explore her creative side’ and ended up writing Blue Wave Bondi. A magic-realism novel set in Bondi the reader luxuriates in descriptions of bright sun, glinting sands, and surf. Joel Dickens is an established artist born in Britain who explores the darker equation of the human condition in his startling abstract works. Is there common ground between these two creative strangers?

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Antiques, Herstory, Chapbooks, Crooks and Chessboards

Thu, 11 February 2021

From Brexit to British hallmarking, to glass and enamel manufacturing,  pre-chess board games, and how to pull off a museum heist -  his stories and a few of hers! 
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    Tackling abuse and coercive conduct with the NSW Commissioner, Ageing and Disability

    Tue, 29 December 2020

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