Print Radio Tasmania

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Print Radio Tasmania
7rph radio logo.png
Broadcast areaHobart and Launceston and Devonport
Frequency864 kHz AM Hobart
Repeater(s)106.9 mHz FM Launceston and 96.1 mHz FM Devonport
FormatRadio reading service
Power864AM = 5kw, 106.9FM = 3.2kw
ClassCommunity radio
Callsign meaning7 = Tasmania
Radio for the
Print
Handicapped
AffiliationsRadio Print Handicapped Network
OwnerRPH Print Radio Tasmania Inc.
WebsiteOfficial 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" (PDF). CBAA. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
  2. ^ "The History of 7RPH". www.7rph.org.au. 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