Radio 4RPH volunteers read newspapers, magazines, books and journals, and conduct informative interviews - on air and on-line - serving an audience who, for various reasons, cannot read printed material for themselves. Our willing volunteers, some of whom are vision impaired, also take care of production, scheduling, and technical support, and help out with administration and fund-raising. Our only employee is an office manager.
Our administration team efficiently coordinates our studio facilities together with our volunteer readers, announcers and producers who must work together to deliver valued content to our audience. Without the commitment of our volunteers we could not operate.
Enabling our volunteers to provide this 24 hour, seven days a week service incurs significant operating costs for essential infrastructure including studio and office space and equipment, and transmitter facilities. Even though we receive government grants, and maintain tight control on expenditure, we depend on the generosity of charitable benefactors and the financial support of listeners to meet approximately 75% of our operating costs.
We would greatly appreciate your support. Here's how:
When you sponsor Radio 4RPH you access an attentive audience AND you help many people who otherwise cannot access print media for a range of reasons. Our programming provides an exceptional level of engagement with a loyal, educated and well informed audience.
Sponsorship enables us to make productive use of our existing equipment and human resources to generate income.
Here are some examples of current sponsorship spots
Listeners who benefit from our service, and sometimes their families and friends, can choose to support our continued operation through donations large or small, one-off or recurring. As a registered public benevolent organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status, donations of $2.00 or over are tax deductible.
Donations to 4RPH are just one way to support this very worthwhile community service. Another is a bequest.
Remembering 4RPH in your will might have a lasting impact on the lives of our older and vision impaired listeners - many of whom may be struggling. They find the reading and information support service that our volunteers provide both comforting and necessary.
If you would like to discuss a bequest or major donation to Radio 4RPH, please call us on 3831 1296.
Membership of 4RPH costs $20 per annum, with a $10 joining fee. There is a concessional rate of $15 p.a. for people with a print disability, pensioners, students, volunteers, and the unemployed.
If you would like to join us, please print out our membership application form here, fill it in and send it to the station.
Volunteers are always needed for on-air work, announcers, readers, presenters (all subject to an audition). Hours are very flexible.
If you would like to support 4RPH in any of these ways, please contact the office.