Archive for March, 2010

Bush Radio appoints new Managing Director

30/03/2010

Brenda Leonard: Bush Radio's new Managing Director

We at Bush Radio are pleased to announce that Brenda Leonard has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Africa’s oldest community radio station project.

Leonard takes over the reins from Zane Ibrahim who headed the station from 1996 and retired at the end of February 2010.

During South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, Brenda occupied various roles within the liberation movement and was deeply involved in student politics in the Western Cape – as well as leading transformation within various communities on the Cape Flats.

Leonard who headed the Bush Radio’s financial and administration departments was critical to ensuring success during our first license hearing post-1994 and all subsequent license hearings. She was instrumental in drafting policies and procedures and ensuring that these policies, whether training, employment or programming is gender sensitive – as well as ensuring that we had one of the first HIV and AIDS workplace policies in the country – a model which has been exported to numerous radio stations and organisations.

Watch Brenda talking on the role, challenges and priorities of Bush Radio

She has also been in the forefront of ensuring that radio can be used as a tool for gender, political and health education.

Leonard has been active in the establishment of, and training at, several radio stations in the region, as well as giving input to Parliament and other bodies on issues related to media and freedom of expression.

She is married to Jerimia Thuynsma and has two children, Ashley-K, 13 years old, and 9 year-old Amilcar Cabral.

Leonard holds a Communication Science degree from the University of South Africa.

***Brenda will be interviewed by Backchat’s, Bassie Montewa at 15h30 today (30 March 2010) on 89.5 FM – listen online ***

Win with Bush Radio and the CTIJF

24/03/2010

Bush Radio is giving 5 couples the opportunity to attend the 11th Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 3rd and 4th of April 2010.

We are giving away five double weekend tickets – that’s right you will be able to attend the festival on both days with your partner!

So how are we doing it?

All you need to do to stand a chance of winning this prize valued at R 970 each is to sms the keyword JAZZ and your name and surname to 32158. (SMS cost R1)

To be included in this lucky draw your sms needs to reach us by 12h00 on the 31 March 2010.

On the 1st April we will call the 5 names drawn and give them the good news live on air – so you need to be listening to the Breakfast Show on 89.5 FM or online and keep your phone on!

Can you give up the chance to see George Benson, Jonathan Butler, Lira, TKZee to name but a few? (CTIJF programme)

Terms and conditions apply.

Why Wednesdays makes everyone Mal

03/03/2010
Wednesdays are becoming popular for not only for its Maak Victor Mal slot but also for its general craziness. This morning was nothing unusual for the team but we thought we would share some of the happenings in studio with you.

Victor and ZDF's Ulrike Eichnin going through shot sets

Today the Breakfast team were joined by Stan1 for an interview and performance promoting his new single as well as Taxi Violence who trekked in for the Maak Victor Mal segment and played their track , Devil ‘n Pistol live.

 

The guys were also joined by Leole-Ann Francis from the Cape Town Festival and then Victor and Shiraaz received a surprise call from Zaki Ibrahim who is performing at the festival.  

Click to hear international recording artist Zaki Ibrahim

Capturing all this madness unique to the breakfast show was Ulrike Eichin from Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) – a public-service German television channel, who along with other colleagues are working on a unique documentary covering the lives of South African’s in a 24 hour cycle.