4RPH HELPS BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS TO THE PRINTED WORD.
Welcome to the on-line home of 4RPH 1296 AM, your radio reading service for people in the greater Brisbane region.
4RPH, a community radio station, brings the world of print to the 250,000 or more listeners in the greater Brisbane region who, for reasons of age, disability or literacy problems, cannot assimilate or read information in print.
It is a unique radio reading service using a wide range of printed material, including newspapers, magazines, books and journals as the basis for its programmes.
4RPH combines the immediacy of radio with the depth of information normally found only in printed material. This results in a highly effective and accessible means of closing the information gap often experienced by people who have difficulty reading print.
Access to printed material is something most of us take for granted. To be denied access is to miss out on a wide range of vital information.
Radio 4RPH volunteers read newspapers, magazines, books and journals, and conduct informative interviews - on air and on-line - serving an audience who, for various reasons, cannot read printed material for themselves. Our willing volunteers, some of whom are vision impaired, also take care of production, scheduling, and technical support, and help out with administration and fund-raising. Our only employee is an office manager.
Our administration team efficiently coordinates our studio facilities together with our volunteer readers, announcers and producers who must work together to deliver valued content to our audience. Without the commitment of our volunteers we could not operate.
Enabling our volunteers to provide this 24 hour, seven days a week service incurs significant operating costs for essential infrastructure including studio and office space and equipment, and transmitter facilities. Even though we receive government grants, and maintain tight control on expenditure, we depend on the generosity of charitable benefactors and the financial support of listeners to meet approximately 75% of our operating costs.
We would greatly appreciate your support. Here's how: