If it’s not on, it’s not in – International Condom Day

13/02/2018

International Condom Day (ICD) is an informal holiday usually observed on February 13 in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. ICD promotes safer sex awareness in a fun and creative way while encouraging people to use condoms.

The  Bush Radio staff and trainees did a short video PSA and a song to help promote International Condom Day.

The  Bush Radio staff and trainees did a short video PSA and a song to help promote International Condom Day.

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Have you hugged your radio today?

13/02/2018

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13 February 2018 is World Radio Day – a day to celebrate radio as a medium: to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.

Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognised as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium

For more visit World Radio Day.

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day

01/02/2018

As part of our support for the #WRADChallenge2018 presenters went live on Facebook and read on-air. A Bush Radio team also went to St Anne’s Home in Woodstock and spent some time with the children. Watch the video clip below:

Mr Meyer tells a story #WRADChallenge2018

18/01/2018

Bush Radio is getting behind the World Read Aloud Day campaign 2018 on 1 February 2018.

You can make a difference and contribute towards creating a South Africa where children read for enjoyment, meaning and understanding.

Visit www.nalibali.org where you can download a special story and pledge the number of children to whom you will be reading it. You are also encouraged to share pictures of their read-aloud sessions on the campaign’s Facebook and twitter feeds: @NalibaliSA, or by using the hashtag #WRADChallenge2018, on the day.

Making Retro cool

06/12/2017
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Shiraz Ramjee

At the final Bush Radio Open Forum meeting for 2017 on the 5th December the annual Zane Ibrahim Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Shiraz “Cazzman” Ramjee who also hosts Retro Rewind.

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The Zane Ibrahim Award recognises volunteer service that ensures the voices and interests of the community represented on-air and through the various social upliftment projects of the station and is named after the late Managing Director, Zane Ibrahim.

Remember to catch Shiraz on 89.5fm or via www.bushradio.co.za every Sunday at 10am.

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Thinking about #blackfriday

24/11/2017

Here are two public service announcements we have been airing for the past few years about consumerism, buy nothing day and debt.

 

Related: Sell your soul

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Western Cape Sport School celebrating 10 years

20/11/2017

westerncapesportschool 2017The Western Cape Sport School will be hosting a carnival to celebrate 10 years of producing exceptional sportswomen and men on the 24th and 25th November 2017.

The event will feature Wayne McKay as the MC, Loukmaan Adams, YoungstaCPT, SK Baleni, Karin Kortje, Zami Mdingi, 4REAL, The Rockets, Nur Abrahams, Waseef Piekaan, Jazzimandi, Kinders VD Ses, Jazz Yard Academy and more.

There will be carnival rides, food stalls and many activities for children and adults alike.

Bush Radio will also be broadcasting from the event on both days.

Date: Friday 24 November (from 4pm) and Saturday 25 November (from 8am)

Venue: WC Sport School Campus also known as “BOK COLLEGE”. Nooiensfontein Rd, Kuilsriver

Cost: Adults R30.00 / Children U12 R20.00 Tickets are available our school, Shoprite, Checkers,  Computicket outlets beforehand and on the day at the gates.

For more information contact: 021 2008446/7

This is the sound of NO media freedom

18/10/2017

19 October marks the 40th anniversary in South Africa of the infamous “Black Wednesday”.

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then-minister of justice Jimmy Kruger banned The World and Weekend World. He justified the banning by stating that these publications were “publishing inflammatory material that threatened the nation’s security” and the paper’s editor Percy Qoboza and other journalists were arrested and jailed.

19 organisations were also banned and apartheid critics were detained.

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Among the organisations banned were BPC, SASO, Black Community Programmes, Black Parents Association, Black Women’s Federation, Border Youth Organisation, Eastern Province Youth Organisation, Medupe Writers Association, Natal Youth Organisation, National Youth Organisation, SASM, Soweto Students Representative Council, Soweto Teachers Action Committee, Transvaal Youth Organisation, Union of Black Journalists, Western Cape Youth Organisation, Zimele Trust Fund, Association for the Educational and Cultural Advancement of African People of South Africa.

Banning orders were also served on Beyers Naude and journalist Donald Woods.

We have released the video and poster above in support of media freedom. Share and show your support.

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Dizzy Gillespie at 100

17/10/2017

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Tonight at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM we celebrate another centenary: that of innovative trumpeter and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, who, with Monk, Charlie Parker and a few others, was responsible for introducing bebop into jazz.

John Birks Gillespie was born on 24 October 1917.

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INTERN AD BLOG 2017

Start your media career with us

16/10/2017
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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been producing quality media practioners. 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 opening applications for internship positions for those interested in getting into media. No prior formal qualification is required.

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:

  1. No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  2. 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.
  3. You must be available to start immediately.
  4. You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  5. 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:

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates ill be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

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