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Meet Rob, 1RPH’s Radio Reading hero

“The friendships I have made with other volunteers have been a highlight of working with 1RPH.”

Rob Rawson volunteers regularly at our Canberra station, 1RPH. He shares his Radio Reading journey.

Rob Rawson in the bright 1RPH studio reading “The Australian” newspaper into a microphone. He is smiling at the camera.

“After a career in the private and public sectors dealing with mineral and forestry resources, I had experience in public speaking but none in radio production.

I was encouraged by a friend
to audition at 1RPH as it was thought that I had a good voice for radio.

For more than 10 years I have been a morning newspaper reader on a weekly basis and continue to enjoy those early morning starts even on a Canberra winter morning.

The key skills from my
perspective are timing, pronunciation and the ability to work in a small

Last year I also did a book reading “The Railway Man” which was distributed to the wider RPH community. I hope to do more book readings in the future. I continue to be motivated when I hear the extent to which 1RPH extends into the broader community and impacts positively on lives. Apart from my radio commitments, I am president of my local bowling club, volunteer at the National Arboretum in Canberra monitoring the growth of the forests and seek to improve my French language skills. “

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