Archive for January, 2012

Trainee presenter/producer positions

31/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project, is offering two local internships in its programming department for trainee producer/presenters.

The internship in Cape Town provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in producing content for radio programmes (ie research, scripting, etc) and presenting (interviewing, etc).

Job description for trainee producer/presenter:

* Generate interview ideas * Research topics for programme * Schedule and liaise with guests * Draft questions before and during interviews * Research, package and present programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc) * Liaise with listeners regarding programme * Take photographs / video * Updating blogs/websites * Present a radio programme (NOT DJing!)

Availability:

Successful candidates must be available to receive basic training in mid-February 2012 and be available from Monday to Friday – 8am to 2pm. The internships will run from mid-February 2012 – June 2012 (fulltime).

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write, read and speak English and one other indigenous language. A good general knowledge is essential; a passion for news would be an advantage.

Payment:

The internship is voluntary with a small transport allowance of R1 000 per month only.

Applications should include the following:

1. Motivation letter

2. CV with at least 2 contactable references

3. Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

Please note that this is not a call for DJs or music show presenters – the aim is to produce and present a magazine programme, which will include features, interviews and talk.

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Deadline:

10 February 2012 @ 12h00

Interview process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Shortlisted candidates will have to complete a voice test, written test and face-to-face interview.

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MPs visit Bush to check on the state of community radio

20/01/2012

Backchat's Bassie Montewa doing an impromptu interview with the delegation

Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), Sentech, Post Office and Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) paid a visit to Bush Radio yesterday (19 January 2012).

Bush Radio’s Managing Director Brenda Leonard gave the committee members and MDDA a tour of the station and after that gave a short presentation on the state of community media in South Africa.

Chairperson of the committee, Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane being interviewed

Some of the challenges that Bush Radio highlighted in the presentation included: Sentech-transmission cost, SAMRO‘s-calculation of fees, SAARF‘s research methodology and accuracy, the funding structure of community media in South Africa, as well as issues around the advertising industry and the current state of development of the community media sector.

After the presentation Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications Sikumbuzo Eric Kholwane thanked Bush Radio for being a long and outstanding example of a community radio station.  He added that he is grateful that Bush Radio is still holding the fort, and a great example to coming generation.  

MPs and other members of the delegation listening to the Bush Radio briefing

Member of Parliament and Chief Whip of the Committee on Communications Annelize van Wyk said Bush Radio is a better example of a community radio. Van Wyk added that Bush Radio serves as a blueprint of what community radio stations need.

MP Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen (left) making notes during the briefing

From the archive: Graffiti by-law protest (2002)

20/01/2012

TVA (The Villianous Animators) - Mantis, Mak1 and Falko preparing a piece on the Bush Radio building

In 2002 in response to a proposed by-law and media reports (see: Cape Town vows to rub out graffiti artists) on the outlawing of graffiti in Cape Town, Bush Radio and members of the Hip Hop community organised several protests to highlight their concerns.

One of the protests involved creating a piece on the Bush Radio building.

Congrats to our “Money’s too tight to mention” winners

17/01/2012

Congratulations to; Arthur Paulsen, Shaqir Moses, Lynelle Petersen, Colin Erasmus and Alfred Titus who each won a set of double tickets to see Stuart Taylor in “Money’s to tight to mention“.

Win tickets to see Stuart Taylor’s “Money’s too tight to mention”

11/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 5 lucky listeners a chance of winning a set of double tickets to Stuart Taylor’s comedy show “Money’s too tight to mention” which is happening at the Baxter Theatre , on Wednesday, the 18th January 2012 at 8 o’ clock.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning in this lucky draw, sms COMEDY and your name to 32158 by no later than 1pm on Tuesday the 17th of January. The winners names will be announced in Backchat with Bassie after 2pm.

Enter often to improve your chances of winning.

Sms cost R1,00 and free minutes do not apply.