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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.
2RPH Audio-Book Services
We now provide an end-to-end Audio Book Service for self-published and small-publisher manuscripts. Our high quality product is accessible, affordable, and finished to the global standards of mainstream distributors such as Audible and other audio platforms.
Promoting respect for the cultural, physical and neuro-diversity of our listening community is integral to the mission of Radio 2RPH.
"2RPH embraces the social model approach to disability i.e. which seeks to achieve full participation, equity, and fair treatment by changes to society, rather than through an individual, medical approach."
"Radio 2RPH acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our station is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, as well as the Traditional Owners of the lands across which we broadcast. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners and volunteers."
We read the news, views and stories you need to hear. Explore our program!
Interested in finance, food, travel, vintage cars, or the environment? Or perhaps you want to find your favourite arts or assistive technology program. We have added a search function to the program guide. You can now search by topic, genre or alphabetically.
Our schedule runs on a 4 week cycle that includes fortnightly and monthly programs as well as repeats and daily shows. We post which week it is here.
To access our curated podcast programs anytime search here or subscribe to one of our premium podcast partners.
It's a whole world of fascinating content at the tip of your fingers. Our dedicated team of presenters and readers come from all walks of life and offer their expertise with readings and interviews on a wide range of topics. Happy browsing!
COVID-19 Protocols and Programming
The 2RPH Covid-19 Committee is dedicated to balancing the needs of the listener and the safety of all our staff and volunteers. We apologise for any disruption to your listening routine as a result of ongoing adaptations.
As long as restrictions remain in place, 2RPH will provide the following ‘live-to-air’ news programs:
- Breakfast program.
- Compilation program comprising Sydney Morning Herald/Daily Telegraph, The Australian, & Newcastle Herald.
- Features Forum.
We know you rely on us. Please stay safe, reach out to family and friends, and remember we are here for you 7 days a week. Happy listening!
Wed, 13 October 2021
Are you done with social media or still attached to family and friends by your facebook feed and insta account? This month The New Yorker explores The Moral Bankruptcy of Facebook with a typically incisive and well researched piece by Andrew Morantz. And at last there is an explanation for Donald Trump's obsession with Cats... Just what you've been waiting for?Read more
Tue, 5 October 2021
Dave Grohl is the fourth richest drummer alive. He’s the rock star US presidents ask for by name. This week in our regular readings from Spectrum by popular 2RPH presenter Natalie Shea, we learn about a new memoir by the former Nirvana band mate and his enduring love for his mum, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, the hands-down hero of his life story.Read more
Wed, 29 September 2021
After three years as a reader at 2RPH, Tomas Drevikovsky decided it was time to suggest a new program which would satisfy his great love of contemporary literature. We had to say yes! From Monday October 4th 2021, Tomas presents readings from the highly respected Granta quarterly literary magazine exclusively tailored to our listening community.Read more
Wed, 13 October 2021
For those of you yet to meet our new General Manager Barry Melville, Ablequest presenter Barbara Sullivan has conducted a very thoughtful interview with Barry. It will be available through all our podcast partners next week.Read more
Mon, 27 September 2021
Dr Kim Dunphy was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work with dance therapy in the disability field in 2020. Just a few months later her own dance with life and death ended with pancreatic cancer. We pay tribute to her life's work with this repeat of an Ablequest interview by Barbara Sullivan.Read more
Wed, 22 September 2021
From her home in the US, Nancy Cleveland, Medical Director of Eye Gaze, talks to Elaine Wziontek about a remarkable assistive technology which enables people who are suffering from 'locked in' syndrome to communicate.