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Archive for October, 2009
This Saturday (31 October 2009) from 8pm to 10 pm, Bush Radio will be paying tribute to the late Winston ‘Mankunku’ Ngozi with the help of Robbie Jansen, Sylvia Mdunyelwa and Buddy Wells, who knew him, performed with him and admired him.
From YAKHAL’ INKOMO to SONG FOR BRA DES TUTU was a long journey for this much-loved saxophonist, composer and arranger. Experience some of it in MY KINDA JAZZ with Nigel Vermaas, Saturday night from 8.
Listen on 89.5 FM or online.
Reverend Courtney Sampson, Chief Electoral Officer of the IEC Western Cape was in studio yesterday to help wrap up the the Matric Revision Programme. Reverend Sampson shared words of encouragement, comfort and upliftment to the Matric class of 2009, as they embark on the gruelling final matric examinations.
Jaywant Parbhoo, Chief Education Specialist for the Western Cape Education Department, was also a guest on the programme. He offered matriculants practical tips to ensure they succeed in the exams.
We had the opportunity to watch the participants, taking pictures. Bush Radio interns also made cameo appearances in some of the pieces they were working on.
DW trainers, Patrick Benning and Frank Norden said they want to empower the participants from community television by giving them training and how to make good television.
“When one thinks of television you always imagine the glamorous life, you forget it involves hard work, like not having enough equipment and working volunteers” said Benning.
Zanele Mthembu who is a producer from Soweto TV agreed with Benning. Mthembu added “there are difficulties that community television faces everyday, like people not pitching up for interviews”.
Working for a community radio station is similar to a community television station. Both share similar challenges, shortage of staff, no funding, lack of advertising and over worked staff.
Deutsche Welle’s international training institute, DW-AKADEMIE, the training arm of the German international broadcaster, has once again partnered with Bush Radio to run two of its training programmes at the station.
Project Manager for DW, Jochen Walter says they chose to partner with Bush Radio because of their long standing relationship with the station and an appreciation for the station’s set-up and role within the broadcasting sector.
This week Bush Radio and DW-AKADEMIE will host a two-week video journalism course. The course will focus on themes such as news value, story-telling through pictures and sound, the use of digital editing tools and other elements of the television and film production cycle.
The first programme was a Strategic Radio Management Training Course which ran from the 5th to the 9th October 2009 and included more than 10 radio stations from around the country. The aim of the course was to develop strategic radio and programming management for both community and commercial radio stations.
Media consultant and trainer Thomas Roth who conducted the management training said the course assisted the participants in identifying strategic tools that will improve programming and the performance of the stations.
Bush Radio was invited to St Agnes Primary school in Woodstock to come share some information with learners about the various careers and study opportunities in the broadcast industry.
Wednesday (7/10/2009) morning is really going to “Maak Victor Mal” – the slot that usually has him jumping up and down and where we feature rock/metal artists just got very interesting.
Joining Victor and Shaz as a special co-host is Mr SA’s Got Talent, the infamous Twakkie and he can dance… Rob Van Vuuren as Rob Van Vuuren.
Together they will be interviewing up-and-coming Bellville rock ‘n roll group, Pretty Dirty.
So tune in (89.5fm), call (021 448 6266) or sms (32158) and help “Maak Victor Mal” – Wednesday morning 6 to 9am.
More info on Rob and Pretty Dirty:
Rob van Vuuren
Director / producer / playwright / actor / stand-up comic / MC
Popular television personality, “Twakkie” in The Most Amazing Show, co-host of Crazy Games, winner of Strictly Come Dancing and currently hosting SA’s Got Talent…
Extensive theatre career (he took a record-breaking 13 shows to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2008)
His latest live comedy offering Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren was nominated for the best one-man show at the 2008 South African Comedy Awards, and won the Best Comic Performance by an Actor at Grahamstown 2008.
He can currently be seen in Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren at the New Space Theatre in Long Street till the 17th October.
Source: robvanvuuren.com & newspacetheatre.co.za
Pretty Dirty is a pop-rock outfit hailing from the rolling hills of Bellville Rock City. Their mission is to have a good time, while their fans have a good time!
Pretty Dirty is the brain child of Cate Comedown, the band’s lead singer and rhythm guitarist.
Since January 2009, Pretty Dirty is: Cate Comedown – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar; Hanno van Wyk – Lead Guitar; Larry Leyden – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals; Gerick Terreblanche – Drums.
Their sound can be described as catchy beat driven good ol’ rock ‘n roll – guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your body moving.
Bush Radio participated in the annual Robben Island Spring school. Here is a slide show of the experience. Thanks to the RIM staff and participants for making it a memorable experience. (CLICK ON PICTURE)
“It was not what I expected, it was better,” says an excited 16 year old Jacqueline, a scholar of the annual Robben Island Museum Spring School .
The Spring School is an annual event hosted by the Robben Island Museum Education and Training department.
The project acts as an interactive platform to unite and empower students from around the country through heritage.
The theme for this year was “The University for Life – Celebrating Our Crafts, Our Heritage”.
Pottery making, radio broadcasting, drama and music were among the workshops offered to scholars whereby they explored their heritage and creativity through the mediums.
“We wanted these young people to tell their stories and articulate it through radio, drama and music,” says Sydney Katunga, a project facilitator.
Bush Radio 89.5fm offered their support and service to the Spring School.
The group recorded inserts for their pre-recorded presentation that will be aired on Friday the 2nd October when Bush Radio 89.5 FM broadcasts from the island as the school comes to an end.