2013 marks 2RPH’s thirtieth year of providing a radio reading service to Sydney (on 1224 AM, 100.5 FM and 2RPH Digital), and in more recent years to Newcastle and the Hunter (on 100.5 FM), and the Illawarra (on 1224 AM). To confirm radio coverage in the local area, please check the maps at www.2rph.org.au under the Frequently Asked Questions link. And thanks to the latest technology, 2RPH can be heard whilst on the go by accessing the Apple or android 2RPH app – this is free to download – and via the live stream at www.2rph.org.au
Over 200 volunteers prepare, produce and present live-to-air newspaper readings, including the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Newcastle Herald, over 40 magazine programs (including The Big Issue and The Australian Women’s Weekly), and book readings – of which there are three each day – every day of the year. All material is read verbatim and without commentary. In doing so, we provide our listeners with a quality and unbiased news, information and entertainment service. Visit the website for the most up-to-date programming details under the Schedule link (this can also be printed from the website): www.2rph.org.au
Though 2RPH began broadcasting to meet the needs of people living with vision impairment, over the ensuing three decades the station’s audience has grown and diversified; for example, people learning English as a second language tune in to practice their reading. Listening to the daily newspaper broadcasts on 2RPH provides an excellent opportunity for ESL students to further develop their English pronunciation and fluency. Such convenient reading practice in the home setting not only builds confidence but also self-esteem. Therefore, as an adjunct to established ESL programs, 2RPH is an invaluable resource.
2RPH is an inclusive radio reading service and we welcome all new listeners. For further information about 2RPH, please contact Project Officer, Christine Mattey, on 02 9518 8811, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the national peak body, RPH Australia, please visit http://www.rph.org.au/