Archive for March, 2011

On-Air producers (2x volunteer positions)

29/03/2011

Two Bush Radio week-day programmes; The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) and Backchat (2pm to 4pm) require volunteers to help prepare the programmes on a daily basis.

The volunteer producer positions are voluntary with no pay or stipend.

If you are interested in applying to become part of the programme we encourage you to listen to the show and indicate in your application which programme you would like to assist with.

As a volunteer on-air producer you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties.

Personal Attributes:

Professional, attention to detail, time management, eager to learn, willing to learn all aspects of broadcasting, be creative, a people’s person, be articulate and a team player.

The ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is on a “gap year” or someone looking at gaining experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Position Description:

OFF AIR

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • Compile daily features
  • Set up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Take photos/video of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote the show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blog
  • Work closely with host of show

 ON AIR

  • Present certain segments of the show either with or without host.

 Your application MUST include the following:

 1. A motivational letter of (500 words maximum)

2. CV with 2 contactable references.

3. Indication of which programme (Morning Cruise/Backchat) you would like to assist with.

E-mail application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Be part of Everyday People (volunteer position)

29/03/2011

Are you a vibrant and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for radio? Well then you need to look no further, because “Everyday People” (weekdays, 4 to 7pm) is looking for a suitable co-host.

Requirements

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • compiling daily features
  • Setting up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Taking photos of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blogging
  • Working closely with host of show

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a host.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and females are encouraged to apply.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided) 

Send your application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

And the pounding continues…

29/03/2011

We are entering the second week of renovations by our landlord to the building we currently occupy. See previous story.

Watch the video on your mobile.

Who controls the balance of power in the Western Cape?

24/03/2011

Contact Sharon on 021 448 5450 for a quote.

CT International Jazz Festival winners

24/03/2011

Congratulations to the winners of the Bush Radio/CTIJF hampers (cap, t-shirt & cd) :

Robin Van Graan (Ottery), Lindelwa Lali (Parklands), Marlene Swartz (Maitland), Berenice Joshua (Kuilsriver) and Frans Nghifikua (Kenilworth)

The main winner of the Bush Radio/CTIJF double weekend pass is:

Niven Petersen (Kensington)

Is that a sledgehammer i hear? (video)

17/03/2011

If you were wondering what that droning was that started coming through your radio after 4pm today (17 March 2011) it was the sound of our landlord proceeding with renovations on the building we currently occupy at 330 Victoria Road, Salt River.

We are trying to limit the effects of the noise but the vibration travels all the way to our drama studio on the 3rd Floor.

Our landlord has assured us that they will only work from 4-7pm and that the renovations meets all health and safety regulations.

Win tickets to Africa’s Grandest Gathering – 12th CTIJF

14/03/2011

URGENT UPDATE:

17 March 2011: ESP Africa Director and CTIJF production director, Billy Domingo on fraudulent tickets, sales, free tickets and competitions. Hear what he says: CLICK HERE

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is giving you a chance to attend both days of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) which takes place on the 25th and 26th of March 2011.

All you need to do to enter this competition is SMS the keyword JAZZFEST + your name to 32158. (You will receive a sms confirming your entry)

Enter as often as you like.

The main name drawn will win:

1 double weekend pass, 1 x CTIJF (Polo) t-shirt, and 1 CTIJF (Polo) cap valued at R900

We will draw a further 5 names who will each win a hamper consisting of:

a CTIJF (Polo) t-shirt, 1 CTIJF (Polo cap) and x CD valued at R590

The competition closes on Wednesday the 23rd March at midnight.

The winner’s name will be released on the Morning Cruise on 89.5 FM on Thursday, 24 March 2011 and on our blog.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply.

Bush and the Great Deluge

10/03/2011

When the Breakfast Team and Logistics team leader Victor J came to the office on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, he knew that the day would live up to its “Mal Wednesday” name.

During the night a water fitting which had been replaced by our landlord a few months ago burst. The resulting flood left the admin office, toilets and part of the music library covered in water.

Victor J and Dennis Kofi checking the damage in the admin office

Singer Auriol Hays was waiting to co-host the Breakfast Show with Victor, while the team started mopping up and assessing the damage to the building and equipment. Unfortunately, due to the amount of water, the station may take a while to dry out and be fully functional (If you can help click here).

Amanda Kili surveys some of the damage

The trainees have decided that playing any music by Wet, Wet, Wet might be a bad idea right now.

In your ear and in your brain – worldwide

04/03/2011

We have decided to launch a new audio streaming option for listeners who prefer to listen to Bush Radio online.

You can listen to Bush Radio online since 2001 and all we have now done is improved the quality and also made it possible for you to choose how you want to listen to us.

So now, whether you have a Blackberry, I-phone, Windows Mobile or Nokia you can tune in from anywhere in the world on your cellphone!

The same is true if you prefer listening from your computer via; Windows Media Player, Flash Player, Winamp, RealPlayer or iTunes.

During the recent earthquakes in New Zealand being online showed its importance, when listeners made contact through Bush Radio’s internet broadcasts to send messages to their families in SA and in that country.

The main purpose of Bush Radio providing an online streaming service is to highlight issues from Cape Town to a global audience, and judging by the feedback we have been getting, it is working.

NetDynamix, the company which helped us install the new system provides direct technical support to you as a listener through bushradio@ndstream.net if you are struggling to listen to us online.

A Bush-e moment

01/03/2011

Faces for Radio: E-TV's Lester Kiewit (left) and Bush Radio's Victor J (right)

Bush Radio 89.5 FM’s Breakfast Team was joined by ETV‘s Lester Kiewit this morning to co-host the morning drive time show with Victor J.

We found out that the television journalist enjoys listening to the Breakfast Show (via Twitter) and we felt it was only right that he had an opportunity to join the craziness in the studio.

Dreadlock brothers: Lester Kiewit looks on while Chad Saaiman explains his hairstyle

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for Victor J, Chad Saaiman joined them in the studio.

They discussed Saaiman’s new CD The Flight but – because the guest presenter and musician share a hairdresser – the conversation turned to their signature dreadlocks! And the speed at which Bush Radio gets up video, audio and pictures.

AUDIO: “Online when you get to the car” – Click to listen

 

89.5 FM, not just a radio station then.