Wednesday, May 23, 2001
I’m waiting for Aunty Mary to get home to give me a lift to Campbelltown train station to catch a train (duh) into the city and catch up with Anthony.
Whilst waiting, I’m listening to my favourite Australian radio station – 2RPH.
I used to read for 3RPH (the Melbourne station of the RPH network) in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Basically, it’s just non-stop reading of newspapers, magazines etc (except from 11.00PM until 6.00AM where they relay my favourite international radio station – the BBC).
As the name Radio for the Print Handicapped suggests, it’s ostensibly for blind people but it’s it appeals to a far greater demographic than that e.g. illiterate people, people learning English, people who are too busy to read the papers etc.
I find it a great service – I can listen to the newspapers!
Right now I’m listening to “Suburban Smorgasbord” (I love the daggy names) – a roundup of suburban newspapers, broadcast every weekday from 3.00PM to 4.30PM, punctuated by clips of gay (in the old sense of the word) music.
Where else on the radio would you hear “The Pushbike Song”?
Riding along on a pushbike honey, you look so pretty…