Representing The RPH Radio Reading Network
RPH Australia is the national peak body for the RPH Network.
It represents the RPH Australia Radio Reading Network to governments and other stakeholders in advocacy, policy and project manage matters.
The RPH Network has a membership of 18 AM/FM radio services around Australia, as well as digital radio services in the five mainland capitals. It broadcasts to 70% of the Australian population.
It plays a unique role in the Australian media landscape, offering ‘alternate format’ (spoken word) access to print media for those with a print disability.
Created in 1978, RPH radio reading services operate with the assistance of 1,500 dedicated volunteers. We are part of the not-for-profit community broadcasting sector.
RPH Australia is currently working to extend the reach of RPH radio reading services through streaming and podcasting.
It is also actively facilitating the take-up of RPH programs on general community radio stations in areas that are located in parts of regional Australia beyond the reach of the RPH Network.