Welcome to the Sell Your Soul show

23/11/2016


It has been a tough year for all of us and with the festive season upon us it is only getting tougher. We at Bush Radio are encouraging all our listeners to watch their spending by supporting International Buy Nothing Day 2016.

Don’t fall for excessive consumerism. Think before spending.

Giving back to the elders

18/11/2016

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Host of Bush Radio’s breakfast programme “The Breakfast Rush”, Yuzriq Meyer represented Bush Radio at the annual Woodstock SAPS Christmas lunch for senior citizens at the Woodstock Town Hall. We asked him to share some of the experience on this blog…

On Thursday, 17th of November 2016 the Woodstock SAPS (South African Police Service) in collaboration with the City of Cape Town hosted the annual Christmas lunch for the elderly of Woodstock & its surrounding areas.

This event takes place every year, where the police from the Woodstock area get together to throw an event all aimed at giving back to the old folks and allowing them to come out for not only a really nice lunch but also for a host of performances by influential artists, musicians and rappers from around Cape Town.

This really great initiative was nothing short of a success as the elderly, danced, laughed and had the real time of their lives.

It was a huge honour being part of such an extraordinary event.

Even more so, seeing the faces of my grandmother, your grandmother and our grandfathers faces light up with life as the artists tirelessly entertained them with sheer passion.

May next year be as successful as this and may we all do our little to give back to our communities as best we can.

We are one

Positions available: Newsroom Trainee (x3)

14/11/2016

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*** This is not a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***

Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for volunteer recruits (Interns) for its newsroom.

You do not need a formal qualification to apply but SHOULD fulfil the criteria listed in the advertisement below (Please read carefully).

Are you:

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic.

Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media? From the Cape Flats? Willing to learn and work hard?

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. Transport allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

This is a full-time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation) – NB: Fulltime students SHOULD NOT apply.

Cape Town-based position

Application deadline: 20 November 2016

Only email applications will be accepted.

Send your application with the subject line: Newsroom trainee 2016 to newsroom2@bushradio.co.za

Application must include:

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Motivation letter which answers the following two questions: (a) Why you should be considered for this internship?  (b) How news affects your daily life.
  3. Contactable references x 3

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

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

*** This is not a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***

Position available: Newsroom Co-ordinator

14/11/2016

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*** This is not a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***
  • Are you interested in developing Bush Radio’s news coverage?
  • Do you want to grow your basic managerial and editorial skills?
  • Are you a leader?

Then Bush Radio 89.5FM has just the position for you – Trainee Newsroom Co-ordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, hardworking and enthusiastic individual, with a basic understanding of the running of a newsroom, You must be willing to be mentored to help develop Bush Radio’s newsroom, in terms of policy, content, presentation (bulletins) editing and networking.

In return, Bush Radio will offer the candidate access to local and international training as it becomes available, as well as mentoring by senior Bush Radio management and experts in order for the candidate to develop into a fully-fledged radio news editor.

Duties will include: Ensuring that Bush Radio adheres to its newsroom polices, developing content to meet these requirements, all content published by the newsroom (i.e. bulletins, online articles, current affairs, features, etc) are of a high and constantly improving quality. Managing interns in the newsroom. Shift work as needed.

Basic journalism or media qualification and experience would aid application.

An excellent command of English and a good general knowledge is a requirement, as well as the command of one other Bush Radio broadcast language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)

This is a full-time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation) – Students SHOULD NOT apply.

Salary R 4 500 to R 6 000 based on skill level and experience.

Cape Town-based position

Application deadline: 20 November 2016

Only email applications will be accepted.

Send your application with the subject line: Trainee News Co-ordinator 2016 to newsroom1@bushradio.co.za

Application must include:

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Motivation letter: including basic ideas on what you think community radio’s news priorities should be, as well as some detail on how you would transform the current news on Bush Radio 89.5FM.
  3. Contactable references (x 3)

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

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

*** This is not a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***

Pop music is aspirin and the Blues are vitamins

16/10/2016

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Tune into Bush Radio via 89.5FM or online this Sunday (16 October 2016) at 8pm as we celebrate 20 years of Blues in the Bush with Dr Ian Bell.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell (yes a real medical professional) has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of The Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography, is prescribed every Sunday evening  as immunisation against the rest of the week!

Good-bye Adnan (Adrian) Alberts

06/10/2016

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We were saddened to learn this morning (6/10/2016) of the passing of former Bush Radio volunteer and staff member Adnan (Adrian) Alberts.

Adrian was a volunteer on several programmes on the station, including the ground-breaking “In the Pink” and “The Morning Cruise”.

His beautiful, velvet and sweet voice was only eclipse by his beautiful and caring manner.

REPOST: Former Bush Radio DJs victims of mob justice

16/09/2016

Originally published by Bushradionews

Mob justice victims: Goggi Pinana was killed (left) and Terry Pinana hospitalised (right)

Music producer and former Bush Radio volunteer, Lindile “DJ Goggi” Pinana, was killed in an alleged mob justice attack on September 12 in Pretoria.

His brother and business partner Terry, who worked at Bush Radio when the station went on air 21 years ago, is currently recovering at an undisclosed hospital, after he was injured while trying to defend his brother during the incident.

Dispatch Live’s Asanda Nini, who wrote a report on the attack, said: “It’s a tragedy what happened close to Pretoria. From what we gathered, he was accused of snatching a purse and stealing a cellphone from a particular lady around Pretoria on Monday morning. Apparently the group came through while he was standing outside his house with his older brother.”

“Terry was injured as he tried to help his brother. Goggi unfortunately died on their way to hospital. Terry sustained serious injuries and is recovering.”

Terry Pinana (circled) with Bush Radio staff and volunteers in 1995
DJ Goggi’s funeral will be held next week in his hometown of Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape.
According to the Facebook group In Loving Memory of Goggi Pinana – which was created by radio personality DJ Diggy Bongz – a memorial service will be held at the Armchair Theatre on Sunday, September 18, in Cape Town.
Bush Radio’s staff and volunteers send their deepest condolences to Goggi’s loved ones, and we wish Terry a speedy recovery.

Thank you for the continued support

15/09/2016

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We would like to thank everyone who donated during our birthday month and for those have not, please note that you can still donate to help the station.

As a not for profit corporation and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and training.

We encourage you to make a donation no matter how large, and for entrepreneurs and established businesses to contact us to see how we can work together.

Our banking details:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 448 5450.

Win tickets to the 2016 Open Book Festival

02/09/2016

open-book_logo_20130724-e1376923259701-1024x1008Bush Radio is giving away a set of double tickets to two of the events, Cape Sounds and Afrikaaps & Hip Hop taking place in Cape Town as part of the 2016 Open Book Festival.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of tickets all you have to do is the following:

  • Cape Sounds event sms the keyword CapeSounds + Yourname and Surname to 32158
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop event sms the keywords HipHop + Yourname and Surname to 32158

The sms line will close at 2pm on Monday (5 September 2016) and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

Cape Sounds:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Price: R45

Six readings – Three languages: Featuring Dianne Case, David Cornwell, Valda Jansen, Mbongeni Nomkonwane, Shirmoney Rhode and Lwanda Sindaphi.

Afrikaaps & Hip Hop:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 20.00 – 21.30
Price: R45

Blaq Pearl, EmileYX (Heal the Hood) and Shaquile Southgate (Heal the Hood) explore the lessons they took from Afrikaaps into their teaching practice for Hip Hop to young adults. Joined by B-Boy Mouse. Chaired by Prof Adam Haupt.

SMS cost is R1 and free minutes do not count. The competition is a lucky draw, so enter often to increase your chances.

Help us change a life …

11/08/2016

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Bush Radio has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 21 years, since our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2016 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

As a non-profit community radio station, we call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefitted from our broadcast and training services to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio’s services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 021 448 5450.