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Do you like reading?

Are you interested in being on the radio?

Then you may be interested in joining our team of volunteer readers.

Radio1RPH is a small, largely volunteer-run community radio station which provides a radio reading service for people with vision impairment and/or difficulty reading printed material. We broadcast to Canberra and environs on 1125AM, to Wagga Wagga on 89.5FM and to Junee on 99.5FM.

We present two daily live news reading programs, from 7-9am and 6-8pm. Volunteers read articles and other content from local, state and national newspapers. Volunteers also pre-record other programs, reading articles from selected magazines or books.

We are looking for people who enjoy reading aloud. No previous radio experience necessary. (Although if you do have radio experience, we’d love to hear from you.)

For our live news programs, we generally need volunteers to attend the station for 3 hours. The first hour is spent preparing the newspapers, followed by the live news program for 1.5-2 hours. You can choose to volunteer on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

We use a mix of hard copy newspapers and tablets (iPads) for our live news program. Over time, we expect to transition more of our content to tablets.

As the station is located on the Barton Highway, volunteers will need their own transport.

There are four steps involved in becoming a volunteer reader:

  1. Register your interest by responding to this notice
  2. Attend an Orientation Session to find out more about Radio 1RPH, take a tour of the station and learn how we operate. (We’ll send you information about the Orientation Session once you let us know you’re interested.)
  3. Complete a short audition by reading some selected material with one of our experienced volunteers. (We’ll let you know the details at the Orientation Session.)
  4. Sit in on a live news program to get a feel for how it all comes together.