Archive for November, 2010

Get your Hometown Hits here

29/11/2010

Our first popular music compilation, HOMETOWN HITS is now available at all leading music stores, get your copy today and support the best in local music.

The 19 track compilation includes the following songs:

  1. Blackkurrant – Today
  2. Byron Clarke ft. Chad Saaiman – Another Way
  3. Dawnay – U Touch Me
  4. Chad Saaiman – Thinking About You
  5. Alistair Izobell – Venus
  6. The Boyz – Stay the Night
  7. Lloyd Jansen – Turn It Up
  8. Edith – Getting Hot
  9. Keeno Lee – Your Man
  10. Thabo Mdululi – Unshakeable
  11. DJ Keith ft. Salomie – I Don’t Wanna Know
  12. eSSential – Give Me Back My Love
  13. Richard Ceasar – Wanna Be Where You Are
  14. Bridgitte – Yours Completely
  15. Tim Moloi & Nonhlanhla – Life is Beautiful
  16. McCoy Mrubata ft. Ringo – Abukho
  17. The Glen Robertson Jazz Band – Sway
  18. Shaz & B – Come with Me
  19. Grant Perez ft. St EmmoHometown*

If you are struggling to find your copy, call Bush Radio on 021 448 5450. We would also like feedback on the compilation and suggestions for future cds – drop us a mail: feedback@bushradio.co.za

*Exclusive to the HOMETOWN HITS compilation.

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Cementing partnerships – Bush Radio and Deutsche Welle

29/11/2010

Bush Radio 89.5 FM and Deutsche Welle recently signed a rebroadcasting agreement to continue our partnership which started in 1992.

Brenda Leonard, Bush Radio’s Managing Director says; “We are very happy with the continued partnership with DW as it brings a unique flavour to programming and enhances our training role within the broadcast sector in South Africa and the region as a whole.”

The agreement with the international broadcaster is also inline with the Bush Radio philosophy of building partnerships which will have benefits not only to the listening audience but also the media sector through training opportunities offered by the station.

Naser Shrouf, Head of Distribution Africa/ Middle East at Deutsche Welle says; “We believe that community radio is a very important way to assist in education, for social development, strengthening the civil society and therefore contributing to democracy,”

Bush Radio through its experience over the years and its commitment in training and scholarships plays a vital role in the broadcasting landscape of South Africa,” says Shrouf. “Deutsche Welle is looking forward to a mutual beneficial, long-lasting partnership with Bush Radio.”

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster that produces television, radio and online content in 30 languages. Its unique mix of news, information and cultural highlights offers insights to international issues. DW has more than 86 million listeners and viewers around the world weekly and offers a wide range of services including podcasting, live-streaming, newsletters, mobile content, apps and RSS feeds.

Launching a Hometown Hit

24/11/2010

Join us this Sunday, the 28th November 2010 from 12pm at The G-Spot for a Bring ‘n Braai, CD Launch and a live broadcast with Roger Lewis, Victor Davids and Wayne Mckay.

Besides live entertainment organised by the G Spot Leisure Lounge and The Western Cape Musician’s Organisation (WCMA), the event will also see the launch of Bush Radio’s first popular music compilation CD called Hometown Hits put together with Cape Town Sound.

A few of the artists on the compilation

The CD features various artists who have been popular on 89.5FM. A few of the artists on the 19 track compilation are: Blackkurrant, Byron Clarke, Chad Saaiman, Alistair Izobell, Keeno Lee, The Boyz, Edith, Richard Ceasar, Tim Moloi, Thabo Mdluli, McCoy Mrubata and Shaz & B etc.

The song “Hometown” by Grant Perez featuring St. Emmo is exclusively available on this CD.

LISTEN TO THE ENGLISH PROMO (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN TO THE AFRIKAANS PROMO (CLICK HERE)

Entrance to the event is R 40, starting at 12pm and there will be limited copies of the CD on sale for R100.

The CD will also be available at major music stores, so get your copy for Christmas.

No time for Silence

23/11/2010


As part of Bush Radio’s 16 days of activism campaign (25th November – 10th December 2010) we have planned a series of outside broadcasts from various organisations around Cape Town.

Tune into Sakhisizwe on 89.5 FM or online every weekday from 12h00 during the 16 Days of Activism.  (see schedule below)

The objectives of the outside broadcasts are to:

  • raise awareness on the 16 days of activism campaign
  • highlight the work of your NGO, CBO or place of safety
  • highlight the activities planned for the 16 days of activism campaign and mobilise listeners to support these activities

Let’s break the silence and put an end to abuse.

The Outside Broadcast schedule for the 16 days of Activism:

25 Nov – Simelela Centre & Rape Crisis, Khayelitsha

26 Nov – Sizakuyenza, Khayelitsha

29 Nov – Saartjie Baartman Centre, Athlone

30 Nov – Philisa Abafazi Bethu, Lavender Hill

01 Dec – SACTWU, Salt River

02 Dec – Gender and Youth Network, Hanover Park

03 Dec – Mitchells Plain Network Opposing Abuse, Mitchells Plain

06 Dec – Ons Plek, Cape Town CBD

07 Dec – Women’s Legal Centre, Cape Town CBD

08 Dec – Women’s Circle, Delft

09 Dec – Triangle Project, Mowbray

10 Dec – Sisters Incorporated, Kenilworth

Training Opportunity: Western Cape Community Radio volunteers

19/11/2010

 

Bush Radio, in partnership with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), is conducting a part-time course in radio journalism from January to April 2011.

We are inviting applicants from community radio sector in the Western Cape that have an interest in news and current affairs, to apply for this course.

The programme will achieve the following outcomes:

•     Recording sound in studio and from location

•     Collecting information for journalistic use

•     Interview for journalistic purposes

•     Presenting a journalistic story

•     Report for a variety of journalistic purposes

•     Operating studio equipment for production

DURATION OF COURSE:

The duration of the course will be 12 weeks (One and a half days a week), and sessions will be every Tuesday and Saturday.

VENUE: Bush Radio, 330 Victoria Road, Salt River, 7925

COST: No charge for tuition, training and materials as this training is sponsored by MAPPP-SETA. Successful candidates will pay a registration fee of R200.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

•     Candidates must have a Matric or Grade 12 Certificate

•     Must be unemployed volunteers for any Community radio station in the Western Cape

•     Must be computer literate

•     Must be available to attend an open day on the Thursday, 2 December 2010

•     If selected, must be available to attend compulsory induction programme from the 13 – 17 December 2010 (includes 16th December).

HOW TO APPLY?

In order for your application to be considered, all applications must include the following documents:

– completed application form (DOWNLOAD HERE)

– copy of your matric certificate

– a signed reference letter from the station indicating your involvement

E-mail your documents to: mother@bushradio.co.za or fax to: 021 – 448 5451

Please call 021 448 5450 to confirm that all your documents were received in good order.

DEADLINE:  Tuesday, 23rd November 2010

No late applications will be accepted. Limited place is available, so get in your application today!

For more information, contact Sharon Salies on 021 448 5450.

RIP Boeta Hotep

03/11/2010

Hotep Galeta (1941 - 2010)

Bush Radio mourns the loss of one of our mentors, teacher and volunteer, Hotep Galeta.

Earlier today the Bush Radio newsteam reported that Hotep Galeta passed away at his home.

Boeta Hotep, as many at the station knew him, played an important role in developing some of the stations jazz programmes and also assisted with developing projects that used music to help with education and healing.

CLICK HERE: Rashid Lombard, CEO of espAFRIKA on the passing of Hotep

CLICK HERE: Hotep’s “Evil Vibes” Jingle

The volunteers, staff and board of Bush Radio would like to send our condolenscences to his family, friends and colleagues.