Archive for February, 2010

Bush Radio & Simply Spoiled winners


The winners of couple massage vouchers from Simply Spoiled are Emelia Philander and Myrtle Fortuin.

We hope they and their partners have a relaxing time. Congratulations.

Get a copy of your favourite programme


You can get a copy of any of the programmes broadcast on Bush Radio*. So if you have been a guest or just like the discussion and would like to hear it again, you can order it from the station and help us with sustainability.

How to request copies of programmes:

You can download a copy of the programme copy order form (CLICK HERE).


Call 021 448 5450 and get a copy of the form faxed or e-mailed to you.

Total cost if collected from Bush Radio studio is R30.00 per cd (we burn the entire hour, so if it is a two hour programme the cost will be R 60.00).

An extra R15.00 will be charged for local postage.

Payment is required up front and must be deposited into Bush Radio’s account with Standard Bank, Mowbray branch code: 024909 and account number: 07 122 0194.

Proof of payment is to be faxed to us together with your order form to 021 448 5451 or to be mailed to

Copies will only be made after payment has been received.  Allow 7 days for production.

Any items not collected, will be discarded after 30 days and payment will then be kept as a donation.

*our current active archive is 90 days from the day the programme was broadcast. We will soon be releasing our historical archives which dates back to the late 80’s – watch this space.

Time to get sensual and relax


Is the work week taking lots out of you? Are the children stressing you and your partner? Do you and your partner need time to relax?

Bush Radio 89.5 FM and Simply Spoiled are giving two couples the chance to win a massage and smooth away the blues.

All you need to do to stand a chance to win this prize is SMS the keyword “relax” and your name to 32158.

Lines close 19th February 2010 at 12h00.

The winners will be announced Sunday the 21st February 2010 on Sensual Sundays from 12h00.

SMS costs one rand and free minutes do not apply.

News in a language you understand


Ofentse, Khanyisa, Kim and Nomava who are training at Bush Radio

The young Bush Radio newsteam 2009/10 which is composed of 2nd-year journalism students learning their craft live on the station have been covering their first State of the Nation address. Check out the coverage on their blog.   

They are also hosting a special reaction to the show this Friday, 12 February 2010. They have invited politicians, civil society and of course will be getting your opinions. Tune into 89.5 FM or listen online from 09h00 – 12h00.

Nelson Mandela speaks


source: Festival Karsh Ottawa

Today Bush Radio celebrates with the rest of the world the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela from prison. This morning Victor and Shiraaz paid tribute to him and we also managed to find his first press conference audio in our archives (See below).

Listen to a clip from the breakfast show – CLICK HERE


Audio from the first Nelson Mandela press conference held at Bishop Court after his release (12 February 1990).

US Ambassador visits Bush Radio


Bush Radio's Brenda Leonard with US Ambassador, Donald Gips

Bush Radio played host to United States Ambassador Donald H. Gips today. The Amabassador came by the station to discuss  foreign policy, US-South Africa relations, and US views on the 2010 World Cup. 

Brenda Leonard hosted the interview and the newsroom interns helped with research. The full interview will be played during Backchat with Bassie Montewa on the 9 February 2010 from 14h00.

Listen to a clip about the Ambassador’s views on the the 2010 World Cup (CLICK HERE).

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