6RPH

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6RPH
6rph radio logo.png
City Perth
Broadcast area Western Australia
Branding Vision Australia Radio
Slogan Sound Information
Frequency 990 kHz AM
Format Radio reading service
ERP 5kW
Class Community radio
Transmitter coordinates Coordinates: 31°57′19″S 115°51′31″E / 31.9554°S 115.85859°E / -31.9554; 115.85859
Callsign meaning 6 = Western Australia
Radio for the
Print
Handicapped
Affiliations Radio Print Handicapped Network
Owner Vision Australia Radio
Website Official website

6RPH Vision Australia Radio broadcasts on 990 kHz AM and was previously owned and operated by the Foundation for Information Radio of Western Australia Inc. It now broadcasts Vision Australia Radio and aims to provide access to printed information for Western Australians with a print disability.[1] Vision Australia Radio is a member of RPH Australia.[2][3]

Its radio reading service is available on 990 AM throughout the wider Perth metropolitan area. However, in the early part of 2015 the station started to play a recorded music loop, together with a repeated announcement that its service had been suspended due to "technical issues". In March/early April 2015, 6RPH ceased broadcasting, but has since recommenced transmission with the Vision Australia Radio service on 990AM and on IRIS digital.[citation needed]

Radio 6PM occupied the 990 kHz frequency until the late 1980s.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "6RPH History". 6RPH. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Value our Voices" (PDF). CBAA. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ Ben Wyatt MLA (2006-05-11). "Legislative Assembly statement - 6RPH Radiothon". Western Australian Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 2008-08-04. [dead link]

External links[edit]

  • [1] 6RPH on Information Radio