Archive for October, 2009

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30/10/2009

Bush Radio would like to invite listeners and supporters to choose how you would like to interact with the station via our various online platforms.

www.bushradio.co.za

If you go to the www.bushradio.co.za you will now see different ways of enjoying the Bush Radio experience. Stay in touch and help make your station better.

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A special tribute to Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi

30/10/2009

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.

Bra Mankunku Ngozi

Bra Winston in the Bush Radio studio

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.

Speaking words of wisdom

30/10/2009
Courtney Sampson

Rev Courtney Sampson

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.

Lights, Camera, Action

23/10/2009

Lights, camera, action! Those were the words that were often used at the Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Community Television training hosted by Bush Radio for the past two weeks.

Maggie Nyaunda from CTV checks her equipment while Timothy Ncube from Bay TV looks on

Maggie Nyaunda from CTV checks her equipment while Timothy Ncube from Bay TV looks on

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.

Participants came from Bay TV, from Richards Bay, Cape Town TV, based in Cape Town, Soweto TV from Soweto and Tshwane TV from Pretoria.

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.

Bill Mbuyi of CTV gets down to the serious business of editing

Bill Mbuyi of CTV gets down to the serious business of editing

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.

Some of the videos that Bush Radio has been working on are available on Zoopy. Youtube.

Covering all your media training needs

12/10/2009

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.

Getting to grips: Manduleli “Kid” Vutula (Khanya Fm), Phakama Mkhwanazi (Radio Khwezi), and Siham Surve (Radio 786) discuss management issues

Getting to grips: Manduleli “Kid” Vutula (Khanya Fm), Phakama Mkhwanazi (Radio Khwezi), and Siham Surve (Radio 786) discuss management issues

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.

Wilma Brooks-Delport (Radio KC), Rachel Watson (Radio Atlantis), Tsepo Nthoso (Setsoto CR), Sthandiwe Velaphi (Khanya fm) look on as Thomas Roth explains.

Wilma Brooks-Delport (Radio KC), Rachel Watson (Radio Atlantis), Tsepo Nthoso (Setsoto CR), Sthandiwe Velaphi (Khanya fm) look on as Thomas Roth explains.

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.

Helping to plan your future

08/10/2009

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.

Shiraaz and Victor headed the team that went to the school to spend the morning with the learners. Shaz also gave a surprise performance.

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Stabbing, Rock music and traffic reports

07/10/2009

This morning things were pretty hectic on the breakfast show with Victor and Shiraaz. They were joined by Rob Van Vuuren who co-hosted part of the programme as well as Cate Comedown from the group Pretty Dirty. Check out the videos below.

stabbed

dirty

traffic

Getting Pretty Dirty with Rob Van Vuuren

06/10/2009

maakvicmal

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

robvanvuuren

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

pretty dirty

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.

Source: mymusicmatrix.com

Robben Island Spring school slide show

05/10/2009

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)

Click on picture for the slideshow

Click on picture for the slideshow

Spring (school) is in the air

01/10/2009

“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 .

Spring school scholars discovering their voices at Bush Radio studio Left to right: Jaqueline Nkosi, Kgwerano Mpamonyane, Tsepang Mahasele being interviewed by Bush Radio's Bassie Montewa

Spring school scholars discovering their voices at Bush Radio studio Left to right: Jaqueline Nkosi, Kgwerano Mpamonyane, Tsepang Mahasele being interviewed by Bush Radio's Bassie Montewa

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.

*Bush Radio and the Robben Island Museum have previously partnered for Bush Radio’s Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK 2007).

** Victor J and Denisia Adams will be broadcasting with participants of the Spring School from 07h00 to 14h00 on Friday the 2nd October 2009.