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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.

Autumn is usually a time of quiet hibernation – but not at 2RPH! We’re fired up for winter spurts of New Growth which will bring significant improvements to the services we offer our loyal listening audience over the next 12 months. 

You can help. With your support 2RPH will extend its reach to the Illawarra via Wollongong and an estimated potential audience of over 300,000 listeners. We'll also build a new studio to broadcast the innovative new programs we're developing. 

And we'll create even more flexible listening options with our podcast production services. 

One of the most urgent and critical developments will be finding new, much more accessible premises for the station which will make it easier for all staff and volunteers to navigate.2RPH is your station. We know your support will grow with us in 2021.Thank You!

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Helping Herself

Wed, 12 May 2021

This week's New Voices candidate is Kylie Attwell, an introvert who says trying to write makes her feel like "I have ants crawling in my head!" Nevertheless, she has produced a series of self-help guidebooks soon to be published as audio-books - all based on her memoir-style narrative of alternative therapies. Her critiquer is author, journalist and organiser of the 2021 Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, Adam Norris.

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Changes Ahoy!

Fri, 23 April 2021

This week Abelquest hits the high seas to report on the Making Waves Foundation. Formerly Sailors with DisAbilities, it was established in 1994 to give disabled and disadvantaged children, youth and adults access to the glories of sailing. It provides courses in ship building, mentors and role models, and life changing experiences from turning about to trimming the spinnaker.

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Immersive Antiquities

Fri, 23 April 2021

Auctioning a Van Gogh painting is not straightforward - but none of this week's antique stories are predictable! This episode of our popular Antiques Radio Show proves survival is often a matter of chance - even for Old Masters.

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The Blind Scientist

Fri, 14 May 2021

The subject of a rousing Yorkshire musical more than 250 years after his death, Nicholas Saunderson survived the smallpox which permanently blinded him as a baby, to become one of the most distinguished scientists of the 18th Century. A mezzotint version of a portrait of this inspirational mathematician was recently sold, as Antiques Radio Show reveals, in the next episode.

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Buzz Words That Really Buzz

Fri, 7 May 2021

Meet Cindy Viranna, Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion at the ABC. In this insightful interview she discusses the nuts and bolts of culture change in Australia's much loved broadcaster with Inclusive Agenda presenter Vivian Shenker, who worked in the ABC newsroom in the late 1970s and 80s.

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Stalin's Wine Cellar

Thu, 6 May 2021

Three thousand dollar bottles of wine from the cellars of the last Tsar of Russia? That's the kind of buried treasure wine enthusiast John Baker couldn't resist when he set off to Georgia to hunt down Stalin's secret stash, worth an estimated $8 million....the resulting book has been shortlisted for the ABA Nielsen Booksellers Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year.

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