It’s clear on the air

REGIONAL Victoria’s first radio station for vision-impaired ­people will celebrate 20 years on the airwaves next week.

About 40 volunteers help to run Vision Australia Radio seven days, including Bet Aitken, presenter of the first broadcast in 1998.

About 40 volunteers help to run Vision Australia Radio seven days, including Bet Aitken, presenter of the first broadcast in 1998.

Vision Australia Radio (VAR) began broadcasting in Mildura on Thursday, March 12, 1998.

Formerly known as Radio for the Print Handicapped (RPH) Mildura, the station started with one local news program and a team of 20 volunteers.

Now, thousands of people tune in to 107.5 FM every day to listen to community stories, interviews, readings from news­papers, magazines and books, and specialist topics including new technology, health and wellbeing, finance, food and wine, and gardening.

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