The Radio Reading Network offers an ‘alternate format’ (spoken word) access to print media for those with a print disability.
We’ve put together a listing of the stations’ frequencies right around the country and have also included New Zealand’s reading service.
The majority of these stations, you can also tune into online. So if you’re in Sydney and want to hear what’s going on in Melbourne’s papers you can.
There are 7 RPH stations around Australia (Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart).
Australian Capital Territory
RPH Canberra 1125 AM - http://www.radio1rph.org.au
1RPH Canberra broadcasts daily from 6.30 am to 11.00 pm and utilises a relay of the BBC World service throughout the day and overnight.
New South Wales
2RPH Sydney 1224 AM - www.2rph.org.au
RPH Newcastle 100.5 FM - www.2rph.org.au
2RPH provides a radio reading service for people who cannot see, handle or understand printed material for 17 hours a day.
2MCE Bathurst 92.3 FM & Orange 94.7 FM
Mon – Fri 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.
2BLUfm Katoomba 89.1 FM
Talking Newspaper - Thursday 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
RPH is operated by Vision Australia in Victoria and has the following frequencies available.
RPH Albury/Wodonga 101.7 FM
RPH Bendigo 88.7 FM
RPH Geelong 99.5 FM
RPH Melbourne 1179 AM
RPH Mildura 107.5 FM
RPH Shepparton 100.1 FM
RPH Warragul 93.5 FM
RPH Warrnambool 94.5 FM
You can find a program guide for each frequency via this link: http://www.rph.org.au/network/victoria/
RPH Brisbane 1296 AM 4RPH Brisbane - http://www.4rph.org.au
5RPH Adelaide 1197 AM - http://radio.visionaustralia.org/our-networks/adelaide
RPH Perth 990 AM - http://www.rph.org.au/network/western-australia
RPH Hobart 864 AM 7RPH Hobart
RPH Launceston 106.9 FM
RPH Devonport 96.7 FM