RPH Network

The Radio Reading Network consists of 16 AM/FM radio services around Australia, as well as digital radio services in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide (IRIS). Our stations are powered by the passion of over 1,500 volunteers and, together, we broadcast to 70% of the Australian population. 


The Radio Reading Network broadcasts 1,750 hours of specialist programming and information segments each week. Trained volunteer staff prepare and read from a broad range of national, state and local newspapers and other high-turnover print materials, including magazines. They also serialise books for broadcast. The Network broadcasts important information segments including government information, assisting Australians with a print disability to participate fully in Australian social, political and economic life.


RPH Australia programs have something for everyone. There are two main types of programs on the RPH Network. Firstly, our volunteers present general programs, which read a selection of articles from daily newspapers and magazines. We also present subject-based programs, which draw together articles selected from diverse sources on a particular topic. These include subjects such as health, history, hobbies, law, science etc.

“… a special radio communications service for the blind and other people with reading difficulties. The service will present programmes which are not provided in depth by existing stations, including readings of feature articles and book serialisation, as well as the transmission of information of special relevance to print-handicapped people.”

The Hon. Tony Staley MP Minister for Post & Telecommunications, 1978

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Contact Us

RPH Australia
PO Box 89
South Hobart TAS 7004
T: 0417 453 643