Next steps ahead for the Radio Reading sector

September 21, 2023
A group of seventeen people from various backgrounds and age groups, standing in large conference room

Last week, the Radio Reading sector came together in Naarm/Melbourne for timely conversations about how community broadcasters are evolving to meet the changing needs of people with disabilities in our communities.

Our CEO Jo Curtin and Executive Officer Rachel Rees had the pleasure of attending the workshops facilitated by RPH Australia and connecting with the wonderful folks at Radio Reading services from across the country to hear about upcoming developments and initiatives to deepen engagement and increase participation for people with disabilities in our community. 

‘The community radio stations that make up the RPH Australia – the Radio Reading Network are the beating heart of their communities’ says CEO Jo.   ‘Radio reading services play a vital role connecting people to the world around them – to news, information and community.  Community broadcasting is a valuable and critical asset, and for so many, it’s a lifeline.’

RPH Australia is the peak national body for the Radio Reading Network – dedicated to informing and empowering an estimated 5 million Australians with a print disability.  The Radio Reading Network broadcasts over 1730 hours of specialist programming every week.

‘A privilege to connect with people [last week] to hear about what the future holds – and while it’s not my place to reveal all – there are some really exciting developments in disability media in Australia.  Watch this space!’  shares CEO Jo.

[Photo: James Manders, Matt Field, Stafford Sanders, Jon Bisset CAE, Ben Signor, Conrad Browne, Graeme Craig, Elizabeth Macdonald, Jason Gipps, Meg Venning FCPA, Paul Price, John Martin OAM, Barry Melville, Yevette H, Robert Altamore, Jo Curtin &  Rachel Rees]