Radio 2RPH – for people who love to listen!

2RPH is the radio station that reads to you. 2RPH is a radio reading service broadcasting to Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong. 2RPH also offers a selection of non-reading programs covering disability, society, and the arts.

We read from all the major Sydney newspapers, as well as the Australian, the Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury. Later in the day, you’ll hear readings from a selection of magazines covering a wide range of topics to suit all interests.

2RPH is for anyone who has a print disability, lacks access to published material or has limited time to read and stay informed.

Radio 2RPH operates daily between 6.00 am and 11:00 pm on weekdays, with BBC World Service broadcast overnight. On Saturdays, our broadcasting begins at 7.00 am, and on Sundays at 6.30 am.

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.

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

Annual Reports

Our Strategic Focus

To provide a service that gives access to published material and curated content that informs, educates, enables, and entertains.

Click here to view our 2023 Strategic Plan

Our Listeners

Our listeners include people with low vision or people who are unable to hold a newspaper because of physical disabilities caused by strokes, arthritis, cerebral palsy, etc. The service provides access to published material from the daily newspapers, national and international magazines, as well as book readings.

Additionally, people listen to 2RPH while they are driving, working at home or in an office, simply because they enjoy the programming. Some hospitals and nursing homes broadcast 2RPH around-the-clock.

Our Impact

In developing programs we seek partnerships and collaboration with other organisations that exist to promote inclusion and participation in the community. 

We do this by: 

  • Providing information that assists those living with disability; those managing their mental health or who are older and unable to access appropriate support and services.
  • Driving an understanding of the issues facing those with disability and the challenges of living with physical disability, mental illness, or ageing.
  • Reducing isolation: our broadcasts help people feel involved in the community by becoming aware of events, information and opportunities, and to help reduce a sense of isolation.
  • Entertaining and enriching our listeners with programs to help foster enjoyment and involvement in public issues and discourse.

Promoting Respect

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, 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.