Radio Print Handicapped Network

Radio Print Handicapped Network

RPH Australia is a network of Australian radio stations for people who, for any reason, are unable to access printed material. RPH stands for "Radio for the Print Handicapped."

Australian RPH services began in 1975 on Melbourne's 3ZZ.

On 23 July 1978 the Minister for Post and Telecommunications announced: "The establishment of a special radio communications service for the blind and other people with reading difficulties."

The federal government began its direct funding of the service with a $250,000 grant in the 1981/82 budget.

Initially using marine band (today's extended AM broadcast band) frequencies, stations in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney began operating. 7RPH Hobart went to air in June 1982. 3RPH Melbourne was officially opened in December the same year.

By 1984/85 RPH services were also operating in Brisbane and Canberra. After another review, the specialised stations of the service transferred to normal broadcast band frequencies in 1990 and 1991.

Material from the network is heard on a small number of non-network community stations in Australia and on the Radio Reading Service of New Zealand.

RPH Australia Network Stations

Radio 1RPH

*Canberra: 1125 kHz AM
*Wagga Wagga: 89.5 MHz FM (coming soon)


*Sydney: 1224 kHz AM
*Newcastle: coming soon
*Wollongong: coming soon


*Brisbane: 1296 kHz AM

Vision Australia Radio (3RPH)

*Albury: 2APH 101.7 MHz FM
*Bendigo: 3BPH 88.7 MHz FM
*Geelong: 3GPH 99.5 kHz FM
*Melbourne: 3RPH 1179 kHz AM
*Mildura: 3MPH 107.5 MHz FM
*Shepparton: 3SPH 100.1 MHz FM
*Warragul: 3RPH/T 93.5 MHz FM
*Warrnambool: 3RPH/T 94.5 MHz FM
*Australia & New Zealand: Optus Aurora, radio channel 12 (Melbourne feed)


*Adelaide: 1197 kHz AM

Information Radio (6RPH)

*Perth: 990 kHz AM
*Australia: Optus Aurora, radio channel 25

Print Radio Tasmania (7RPH)

*Hobart: 864 kHz AM
*Launceston: 106.9 MHz FM

ee also

*Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
*Community Broadcasting Foundation

External links

* [ RPH Australia]
* [ Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)]

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