2RPH is a special purpose radio station, funded partly by government grants, memberships, fundraising, sponsored messages and corporate support.
There's no other radio station quite like an RPH station!
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.
Listen to find out more
Click these links to hear two short programs:
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...
There are seven RPH stations around Australia (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, 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 for you!
You listen when you like to the news from major Australian and local papers.
Selected for you...
Our volunteers read a vast amount of material and select informative and fun content they think you'll want to hear.