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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, 100.5FM and DAB+ in Greater Sydney, 100.5FM in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter and 93.3FM in Wollongong and the Illawarra.
Radio 2RPH operates daily between 6.00am and 11.30pm on weekdays with BBC World Service broadcast overnight. On Saturdays our Australian broadcasting begins at 7.00am, and on Sundays at 6.30am.
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.
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."
- Greater Sydney: 1224AM, 100.5FM and Digital
- Newcastle and Lower Hunter: 100.5FM
- Wollongong and Illawarra: 93.3FM
Radio 2RPH is an innovative, not-for-profit provider of radio reading services using AM, FM and digital platforms. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those for whom audio is more accessible than print.
Your donation will help us:
- Install touch-screens in our studios improving access to print sources and further enabling volunteers with low vision to prepare and present programs;
- Invest in training for our volunteers on-air;
- Transform and improve our technical capacities; and
- Improve the accessibility of our premises and broadcast facilities.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and will help us sustain and improve service delivery for the benefit of our unique audience.
To donate visit 2rph.org.au/donate or call 02 9518 8811 during business hours.
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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.
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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!
2RPH COVID Protocols and Safety
2RPH has always been committed to staying on air through thick and thin, with the safety of all our staff and volunteers remaining the top priority for the duration of the pandemic and beyond. Social distancing restrictions remain in place and air purifiers with HEPA filters have been installed in all studio spaces and common areas.
Please continue to stay safe, enjoy talking with family and friends, and remember we are here for you 7 days a week. Happy listening!
Tue, 26 April 2022
Radio 2RPH broadcast services now reach from the Lower Hunter to the Illawarra.
Fri, 28 January 2022
Congratulations to 2RPH broadcaster and board member John Martin for being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to radio broadcasting in the Australia Day Honours list.
Thu, 9 December 2021
After a year of lockdown and COVID precautions 2RPH threw a wonderful party for staff and volunteers - a chance to re-connect, share our passion for the spoken word, and enjoy each other's company again. There were heartfelt speeches, certificates of appreciation, and a special guest provided poetry. Outgoing General Manager Sancha Donald and Chair of the Board Di Collins were photographed by Suthee Creative at the party.Read more
Thu, 28 July 2022
2RPH presenter Barb Sullivan spoke with Kathryn Carey, the head of events at the Impact Institute who put on the Sydney Disability Expo, ensuring the event is accessible and enjoyable for all.Read more
Mon, 20 June 2022
Ablequest sponsor and founder of online shop MobilityMe Pauline Donald joins Barbara Sullivan in the 2RPH studios to share what motivated her to start her business and how her lived experience has helped select her products.Read more
Wed, 1 December 2021
You’ll rarely see Katie Brookes without a smile and a funny story to tell. She also lives with a severe vision impairment and a rare genetic bone condition, osteopetrosis, which makes her bones brittle. Not that she has let that get in the way of an impressive academic career and rich working life. In this episode of Ablequest, Katie chats to Elaine Wziontek about the latest print technology for the vision impaired, and what drives her rare flair for having fun.Read more