Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Support Shifty September and win “The Vinyl Solution”

28/08/2014

shifty bush wrsSupport the Shifty September campaign and stand a chance to win some classic SA vinyl!

The Wrong Rock Show on Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving away one “The Vinyl Solution” reward worth R1000 to a lucky supporter of the Shifty September crowdfunding campaign .

The campaign celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Shifty’s 30th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Voëlvry tour.

A number of events are planned for September, culminating in the Shifty Heritage Music Festival on Heritage Day in Johannesburg, featuring many of the label’s legendary artists.

What can you win?

If you pledge your support by buying any Shifty September reward, and enter your name in the Wrong Rock Show give-away, you stand a chance of winning one “The Vinyl Solution” reward, which includes:

• Voëlvry LP [signed by surviving Voëlvryers]
• Repackaged: Bigger than Jesus LP [signed by Warrick Sony]
• Pot-luck of 3 rare original still-in-their-plastic Shifty Records [it's a surprise]
• 2 tickets to the Shifty Heritage Music Festival
• A thank you with your name on the virtual wall of thanks exhibition + a surprise Shifty gift

How to enter?

• Go to the Shifty September Thundafund Page and buy any reward ranging from R150 to R3000.

• Email us at wrongrockshow@gmail.com, or contact us on Facebook to submit your name for the draw.

• We will verify your pledge with Shifty Records and on 16 September 2014, once the Thundafund campaign is closed, we will draw one name from those entered as the winner of the vinyl goodies.

Tune in! On Monday 1 September 2014 the Wrong Rock Show will be joined by Warrick Sony for a special 2-hour preview of the Shifty compilations to be released as part of the campaign.

They are:

• Shifty & Quirky
• Shifty Blue
• Shifty Love
• Shifty Pop
• Shifty Protests
• Shifty Rocks

Please note:

• If you cannot attend the festival and cannot nominate anyone to receive your tickets, we will draw another name to give your tickets to.

• If you cannot attend the festival and collect your LP’s, you will be asked to pay postage for delivery.

Go pledge!

Sexy, sincere and playful – The Salon

27/08/2014

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Bush Radio’s new programme; The Salon is a sexy, sincere and playful hangout session between three friends that discuss the Queer Capetonian experience. Moving through LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) content, introducing new queer voices that laugh, play and get serious about difficult topics to broaden the perspectives that restrict the human rights of LGBTI community with compassion and acceptance.

We are hoping the audience includes everyone within the LGBTI community as well as those that stand outside of it with curiosity or disapproval.

The programme is designed to break down stereotypes and negative ideas about the LGBTI community, and aims to shatter negative misconceptions by including those that have them into its audience. There is no us vs. them, rather a movement towards an us, that is all inclusive regardless of sexual orientation.

The Salon is hosted by Myles Heneke, Sarah Summers and Sizo Mahlangu.

Tune into The Salon, Wednesdays from 8pm on 89.5FM or via www.bushradio.co.za

For more information on The Salon or any other programmes on 89,5FM drop an mail to the Programme Integrator

Read about Africa’s first original LGBTI programme by Bush Radio:

Coming out of the closet and into the pink

Power of pink radio

In the Pink: Bush Radio’s gay and lesbian programming

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

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

mandela day comp 2014

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.

Sometimes more is better – the Cape Town Top 10

10/06/2014

ct top10

Due to the amount of support we’ve been getting for playing local music on Bush Radio 89.5FM the Cape Town Top 5 has now become the Cape Town Top 10!

Still running in the same format and slot on Everyday People (Thursday @ 4pm) the CT Top 10 now becomes an hour long feature on the show.

How to vote:

Check out Everyday People every Thursday when we bring you the Cape Town TOP 10 starting at 4pm, showcasing the tracks from Cape Town’s best artists.

If you like it and want to keep the tracks in the CT TOP10 chart, all you need to do is VOTE.

SMS the word TOP10 + the artist to 32158*.

Let’s support and encourage our local artists and musicians

All songs featured on the CT TOP 10 will be placed in the Bush Radio playlist for regular airplay

*R1 per SMS and free minutes do not apply.

** Cape Town artists wishing to submit their tracks for consideration can do so c/o the Music Co-ordinator. Send it to P.O. Box 13290, Mowbray 7705 or via mp3 to Music@Bushradio **

*** A weekend version of the chart show is also in development – If you are interested in hosting the Saturday version of the Cape Town Top 10 send an audio demo (no more than 5 minutes) to the Programme Integrator via email by the 27 June 2014.***

Check out this week’s Cape Town Top 10 – CLICK HERE

Fulltime internships available at 89.5FM (June 2014)

10/06/2014

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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.

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, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programme, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

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

You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.

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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.

How to submit your application:

  • Only emailed applications will be considered.
  • In the subject line clearly state: Intern June 2014
  • 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: 17 June 2014 @ 12h00

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

Bush Radio wins prestigious media award

10/06/2014

ranthi letsebe award 2013

Bush Radio was awarded the Rantho-Letsebe Award at the annual MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards which was held in Pretoria on the 30th May 2014.

The Rantho-Letsebe Award for Radio is conferred in honour of Tshepo Rantho and Harry Mtshana Letsebe. Rantho and Letsebe were two of the pioneers of community media who, among other outstanding contributions, were at the forefront of the initial process leading to the Community Media 2000 Conference in 1995 and played a role in the development of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Act of 2002 and the MDDA Regulations.

Let’s get physical (Video)

05/06/2014

As part of the regular staff development sessions at Bush Radio we tried finding out what this “getting fit” thing is all about.

Over the years we’ve done – yoga, how to change a car tire, the internal combustion engine, soldering, signal path etc but this was a special challenge.

The Bush team was hosted by James Owen who put us through our paces. If you want more information on the 360 Specialised Training programme contact James on 074 44 45087.

 


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