Live elections debates on 89.5FM

22/04/2014

As part of the run-up to the national elections on May 7, 2014 Bush Radio is hosting a series of debates in various parts of our broadcast area.

The first debate, which will also be broadcast live will be at the Andile Msizi Hall, Site B, Khayelitsha from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

Come and voice your concerns to the political parties!

Remember to keep checking this blog/facebook/twitter or on 89.5fm for details of more debates.

Win a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014

26/03/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving a lucky listener the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R1 590 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend pass for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 3pm on Thursday (27 March 2014)

The winners will be announced on Backchat by 3:30pm on Thursday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

The Cape Town Top5 is back!

13/03/2014

Check out Everyday People every Thursday when we bring you the Cape TOP 5 before 5pm, showcasing the tracks from Cape Town’s best artists.

If you like it and want to keep the tracks in the TOP5 before 5PM chart, all you need to do is VOTE.

Sms the word TOP5 and the name of your favorite artist to 32158

Or

Get the Bush Radio Mxit app on your cell phone by visiting: http://mxitapp.com/bushradio

Tune into 89.5 fm every Thursday 4.30pm To 5pm to hear the full tracks or visit the CAPE TOWN TOP5 Page

Let’s support and encourage our local artists and musicians

*R1 per SMS and free minutes do not apply.

*The Top5 will be compiled using totals from the Bush Radio Mxit App and sms’s to 32158.

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Natalie’s first time – Cycle Tour 2014 (video)

12/03/2014

Sometimes our volunteers do weird and wonderful things – (for example Sive walking on fire). This time around it was the turn of Everyday People co-host, Natalie Malgas.

Natalie committed to herself last year that when she turns 25 she will take part in the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. So two days after her birthday she was off on the grueling 109km race.

We asked her to take one of our cameras with her and file a short report:

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RIP – Randall Titus

11/03/2014

randall titusWe at Bush Radio are saddened to hear about the the passing of our former volunteer, Randall Titus.

Just after Bush Radio 89.5FM officially went on air in 1995, Randall and another volunteer Robert Moult initiated our first sports programme which was broadcast on Saturday afternoons.

Randall had a passion for local sport and brought this passion into the studio where he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with all the Bush Radio listeners.

According to a press statement issued by Professor Brian O’ Connell, University of the Western Cape rector and vice chancellor, Randall was also a member of the University Council and served on various committees. We believe this is a true testament to the passion Randall had for the communities of the Western Cape.

Recently he also had meetings with Bush Radio to discuss various future projects.

We wish to send our condolences to the Titus family, and his colleagues and friends.

See you at the Barleycorn Music Festival 2014

05/03/2014

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This weekend (8 March 2014) you can catch the Annual Barleycorn Music Festival at the Maynardville Open Air Amphitheatre from 4pm.

This year the event will feature: Black South Easter, Hotel Iris, Mothercity Mojo, James Harvey and James Hall, Digby & the Lullaby and much more.

Tickets are R60 for adults (under 12′s enter for free) and are available at the venue or via the Barleycorn Music club.

CLICK HERE: Listen to the great radio ad – Voiced by Blues in the Bush host Dr Ian Bell

Some background on the Barleycorn Music Club:

Barleycorn’s principal function is to promote & present the best local, original music. Over the years, the Barleycorn has played a role in the musical careers of a number of now household names. David Kramer recorded his first album ‘Bakgat’ at the club in 1980 and others who’ve enjoyed our support include Amapondo, Flat Stanley, Freshly Ground, Steve Newman & Tony Cox amongst a very long list!

 

Celebrate World Radio Day

13/02/2014

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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has declared the 13th February as World Radio Day. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project we at Bush Radio fully support this intiative as we believe in the power of radio to help build communities and improve lives.

click here – LISTEN TO WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO RADIO – click here

Whether it is through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) launched in 1996 where young people learn to use the medium to develop their skills and understanding of media or one of our programmes like Sakhisizwe – Bou die Nation, Build the Nation or even our specialised music programmes like Blues in the Bush where we connect the music to its roots in Africa – radio plays a vital part in almost everyone’s daily life.

Through technology like internet streaming Bush Radio is able to connect to the entire planet with it’s audience not just from Cape Flats but with dedicated listeners in Asia, Europe and the Americas tuning into the station online through computers or mobile phones, Bush Radio truly is more than just FM radio.

Related: How to listen to us online

8 x Internship opportunities at Bush Radio (Jan – June 2014)

13/01/2014

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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Newsroom

News has always been an important part of the stations programming. We are looking for 4 recruits for the newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

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Programming:

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project is offering local internships in its programming department for 4 trainee producers.

The internship runs for 2014 and is fulltime*.

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

The internship provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in media with a specific focus on radio broadcasting but will include areas of new media and television.

*Fulltime is Monday to Friday, either (06h00 – 02h00, 08h00 – 16h00, 09h00 – 17h00, 10h00 – 18h00 or 11h00 – 19h00).

Job description for trainee producer:

* Generate interview ideas

* Research topics for programme

* Schedule and liaise with guests

* Assist presenter with drafting questions before and during interviews

* Research, package and present certain programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc)

* Liaise with listeners regarding programme

* Take photographs / video

* Updating blogs/websites

* Presenting as needed / capable

* Participate in outside broadcasts or events

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probabtion), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to sumbit your application:

Decide which internship you would like to apply for.

Only emailed applications will be considered.

In the subject line clearly state either:

News Internship 2014 Application + Your Name + Surname

or

Programming Internship 2014 Application + Your Name and Surname

 Applications should include the following:

 * Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)

* CV with at least 2 contactable references

* Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 19 January 2014 @ 20h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Join us on the Bush Braai Tour

23/12/2013

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Catch members of the Bush Radio team and friends at the following venues for live broadcasts.

Embizweni Lounge and Braai (with Everyday People)
Thursday, 26 December 2013, 4-7pm
Bhabhalaza Street, Blokombos,Kraaifontien

Eskhaleni Butchery (with Everyday People)
Wednesday, 1 January 2014, 4-7pm
Shop No2 Ny 6, Gugulethu

UPDATE – Due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue we have had cancel tomorrow’s BBT (04/01/2014) in Gugulethu, but don’t worry more events will be announced soon. – UPDATE

(PICS) – Spirit of Madiba lives on in Cape Town

12/12/2013

Repost from Bushradionews

Thousands of people flocked to the Cape Town Stadium to celebrate the life of the late Former President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday. Madiba died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday evening, at the age of 95.

The function started with performances from various local artists which was followed by the National Anthem where the crowed sung in unity.

Chairperson of the African National Congress in the Western Cape Marius Fransman saluted the former icon for the role he played in the struggle and uniting the people of South Africa.

Fransman said we remember you as a freedom fighter, a revolutionary, activist and the father of the nation. The spirit of tata Mandela is already affecting us, let’s continue emulating his legacy.

The atmosphere was joyous with several people holding placards of Madiba, with many wearing Madiba t-shirts chanting Rolihlahla.

After MC Shado Twala opened the service, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille took the podium where she described Mandela as a leader, a visionary and the very best among us.

“I say that we must choose to live hope, I say that we must choose to live in the world of the vision of Mandela, I say we must make Tata Madiba to live forever in our efforts to make South Africa a country he will be proud of” De Lille added.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille told the crowd of her privilege of seeing Madiba earlier in the day as he laid in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. She opened the stage by singing a struggle song “uMadiba abazenge bam’mbone,”

Zille said Madiba was in peace and his face symbolized what South Africa has become, one nation at peace with ourselves and the world, one nation building one future.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel closed by saying Madiba belonged to all of us and we will celebrate him together as the spirit of Madiba lives inside us all.


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