Look what we found online; Tracey Naughton and a Bush “wire” Radio

14/08/2014
Bushradio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton with a Bush "wire" Radio

Bushradio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton with a Bush “wire” Radio

We came across an article on longtime Bush Radio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton. One of the pictures of Tracey in the article was of her hold a collectors Bush “wire” Radio.

Read the article here: “Tracey Naughton and public radio bring a voice to the marginalised”

Bush Radio celebrates 19 years legal

08/08/2014

9 August 1995 – Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As we celebrate the 19th National Women’s Day in South Africa,  Africa’s oldest community radio celebrates 19th year of broadcasting legally in a democratic South Africa.

Saturday at 2pm marks the time Bush Radio 89.5FM switched on with a license from the broadcasting authority. The first person on air was volunteer news co-ordinator, Juanita Williams (currently the managing director of AllAfrica Global Media) who read the first news bulletin followed by former station manager, Farah Moosa and a host of guests from various organisations.

Read more about Bush Radio’s history: CLICK HERE

Win tickets to Days of the Dinosaur

29/07/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving away two double tickets to the Days of the Dinosaur exhibition at the CTICC.

The Days of the Dinosaur is an interactive exhibition, filled with relevant and up-to-date scientific research including life-size dinosaurs which move.

Different kinds of educational information will be available, including information on the geological eras – Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras.

A large interactive area for the young ones will keep them busy for hours. This includes a sand box excavation, photo opportunities and a 3D movie theatre.

This competition is taking the form of a lucky draw, so enter often to improve your chances of winning.

To enter sms the keyword “DINO” + your name and surname to 32158. – sms cost R1

The lines will close at midnight on the 31 July 2014.

The winners will be drawn on Friday the 1st August and announced in the Morning Cruise on that day (from 9am-12pm).

NB: The tickets are for the show on Monday, 4 August 2014 at 1pm only – not transferable. Please only enter the competition if you can make this performance.

Serving soup to our neighbours (Picture Gallery)

18/07/2014

 

Serving soup to our neighbours

18/07/2014

bushman eat soup copyIt’s cold, wet and windy this Mandela Day so Bush Radio 89.5FM and its magazine programme Sakhisizwe are taking over Woodstock!

Look out for our Bush Radio Madiba day volunteers roaming Victoria Road handing out soup and bread today.

We’ll be broadcasting live from the corner of Victoria Main Road and Hares Avenue, Woodstock between 12 -2pm. Feel free to pay us a visit and grab a bite! (First come first served)

Bush Radio and Sakhisizwe – Building the Nation, Bou die Nasie.

Congratulations to our Mandela Day winners

18/07/2014

Thank you to all who entered the Bush Radio, Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa and Fair Cape competition.

Fair Cape Hamper winners:

  • Talitha Gympies -Matroosfontein
  • Odile Finotti – Parklands
  • Natasha Petersen – Deep River
  • Lynne Morland – Crawford
  • Ndileka Moyake – Gugulethu

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa winner:

  • Steve Norman – Elsies River

 

Win on Mandela day

16/07/2014

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The Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, Fair Cape and Bush Radio 89.5fm are teaming up for Mandela Day this Friday on the 18th of July 2014.

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Knit-off and they invite anyone to participate by showing up between 11am and 4pm and spending 67 minutes knitting squares which will be used to make blankets and then sent to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

In addition to the 67 minutes, Mandela Rhodes and Fair Cape are also offering Bush Radio listeners the chance to win big! 5 Fair Cape hampers worth R150 each are up for grabs as well as a two night stay at the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa for one lucky couple (meals not included).

To stand a chance of winning in this lucky draw you need to answer the following question: who is the recipient of the blankets that will be made on Mandela day?

To enter: sms your NAME + SURNAME, the keyword MANDELA and the answer to 32158.

Lines close at 9am on Friday 18 July. Winners will be announced on the Morning Cruise (9am – 12pm) on the same day.

This is a lucky draw so enter as many times as you can to stand a chance winning one of these awesome prizes.

SMS cost R1, free messages do not apply.

Win an Espresso speaker and wake up with sound!

08/07/2014

espresso speakerPhoenix Distribution ZA and Bush Radio 89.5fm are offering YOU a chance to own the nifty little Espresso Bluetooth speaker valued at R399!

These speakers are small but powerful and come in a range of awesome colours and have up to a ten metre range from any bluetooth connection. (Check out the video below)

They look exactly like coffee mugs and because of the carabineer handle, these speakers can be attached to bags, keys etc.

Easy to setup, the 4 hour rechargeable Espresso battery is charged via micro USB cable which gives the listener the freedom of listening to their favourite tunes for hours on end.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning one of these speakers courtesy of Phoenix Distribution ZA and Bush Radio, all you need to do is sms the keyword “speaker” + your NAME and SURNAME to 32158 .

Lines close at 3pm on Friday the 11th July 2014.

The winner will be announced during Everyday People (4-7pm) on 11 July 2014. This is a lucky draw so enter often to increase your chances of winning.

Sms’ cost R1 and free minutes to not apply.

Listen to your heart – remembering Zane Ibrahim

23/06/2014

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Today marks Zane Ibrahim’s 73rd birthday – we have been receiving many tributes to him via our Facebook group and from emails sent to the station from around the world since we announced his passing – including from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and local tabloid Die Son.

Bush Radio would also like to thank Voice of the Cape and Radio 786 for helping to spread the word of Zane’s passing.

Many people have been asking about a memorial for Zane and we are consulting with his family as to how to best celebrate Zane’s life and will post details once these have been finalised.

We thought we’d share a few of the messages that have come to us and the tributes paid to Zane via other media. Click on the pictures to view the original post.

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Some of the messages received via Facebook

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From the Cape Argus Life section

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as it happens

The famed managing director of South Africa’s Bush Radio has died. The current program manager at Bush Radio tells Carol about Zane Ibrahim’s legacy.

 “We have only been free for a few years and look at what we have built here. The US has been free for 200 years and your laws still prevent people from building places like Bush Radio?”

“We have only been free for a few years and look at what we have built here. The US has been free for 200 years and your laws still prevent people from building places like Bush Radio?”

He shocked us with what is now his much quoted saying ’90% community. 10% radio’ but as debate flew around the room we soon saw how right he is.

He shocked us with what is now his much quoted saying ’90% community. 10% radio’ but as debate flew around the room we soon saw how right he is.

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the passing of Zane Ibrahim of Bush Radio, recipient of the 2000 Prince Claus Award.

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the passing of Zane Ibrahim of Bush Radio, recipient of the 2000 Prince Claus Award.

In die mediawêreld was hy ook ’n bekende reus wat aktief was by baie radiostasies regoor die wêreld.

In die mediawêreld was hy ook ’n bekende reus wat aktief was by baie radiostasies regoor die wêreld.

 

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

10/06/2014
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Danielle (left) and Busi (right)

At the end of last month Bush Radio took leave of two its trainees at the station. This is in line with the station mission of preparing members of the community to engage with and/or work in media.

Danielle Buise who hosted and produced the Morning Cruise moves on to be part of an SABC radio station and Busisiwe Mtabane who histed and produced Sakhisizwe joins the Right2Know campaign as as communications co-ordinator.

We wish both Busi and Danielle well with their future endeavours.


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