About 2RPH

2RPH is a special purpose radio station, funded partly by government grants, memberships, fundraising, sponsored messages and corporate support.

2RPH provides a radio reading service for people who cannot read independently, handle or understand printed material. Our audience also includes listeners who for many other reasons find it difficult to access or interpret text based journalism and information.

Annual Reports

    Our Strategic Focus


    •We remove the barrier to richer participation in the community.


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

    Strategic Plan 2023

    Our listeners

    Our listeners include people with low vision or people who often can't hold a newspaper because of physical disabilities caused by strokes, arthritis, cerebral palsy, etc. The service aims to provide access to published material from the daily newspapers, national and international magazines, and book readings.

    Listeners also include people from a non-English speaking background.

    Additionally, people listen to 2RPH while they are driving, or working at home or at business, simply because they enjoy the programming. Some hospitals and nursing homes broadcast 2RPH through their 'in-house' systems.

    Broadcasting around the clock

    The station is on air 24 hours each day and volunteers prepare, produce and present all the programs. Items from the day's newspapers are read live by volunteers.

    And around Australia...

    2RPH is part of the RPH Network, of which there are a total of seven stations: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. We are also associated with the Radio Reading Service of New Zealand.

    Radio for the Print Handicapped of NSW has been broadcasting in Sydney since April 1983 and from the Glebe studios since May 2000.

    Yes, we read articles from the daily newspapers and magazines

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    You listen when you like to the news from major Australian and local papers.

    Selected for you...

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    Our volunteers read a vast amount of material and select informative and fun content they think you'll want to hear.

    Listen to discover more

    We put together two short programs to give you a better insight into 2RPH. To listen, click on the links below: