Print Radio Tasmania

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Print Radio Tasmania
7rph radio logo.png
Broadcast area Hobart and Launceston and Devonport
Frequency 864 kHz AM Hobart
Repeaters

106.9 mHz FM Launceston

and 96.1 mHz FM Devonport
Format Radio reading service
Power 864AM = 5kw, 106.9FM = 3.2kw
Class Community radio
Callsign meaning 7 = Tasmania
Radio for the
Print
Handicapped
Affiliations Radio Print Handicapped Network
Owner RPH Print Radio Tasmania Inc.
Website Official website

Print Radio Tasmania (callsign 7RPH) is a radio station based in Hobart, Tasmania. It is a reading and information service for those persons unable to read or easily access information in print. The station is run and operated by volunteers.

Programs broadcast range from live reading of local and national newspapers to magazine and serialised book readings. [1]

Print Radio Tasmania was the first RPH station to go on-air in Australia on 26 June 1982, originally broadcasting on 1620AM.[2] [3] In 1991 the station changed frequency to 864AM. In December 2003 a second transmitter was established in Northern Tasmania to relay the station to Launceston and the Tamar Valley on 106.9FM. In February 2013 a third transmitter was established to relay the station to Devonport on 96.1FM.

7RPH is a member of the RPH Network and is a rebroadcaster of the BBC World Service.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Value our Voices". CBAA. 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "The History of 7RPH". [1]. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ Maura Angle (20 June 2003). "Stateline program coverage". ABC TV Tasmania. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

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Coordinates: 42°53′25.0″S 147°19′21.5″E / 42.890278°S 147.322639°E / -42.890278; 147.322639