Archive for May, 2012

Win tickets to the Cape Town @8Nations Soccer (semis and finals)

29/05/2012

Bush Radio and City of Cape Town are giving away tickets to the Cape Town U20 International Soccer Tournament 

In the pack you will win

  • 2 x semi finals tickets for the 1st June at Athlone Stadium

                                                   and

  • 2 x finals tickets for the 3rd June at Cape Town Stadium

2 lucky listeners will stand a chance of winning these packs.

SMS the keyword SOCCER + your name to 32158 its that simple to stand a chance to win.

The closing date for this competition is Thursday the 31st May 2012 at 3pm. The winners will be announced on Everyday People at 5pm the same day.

SMS cost R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

Start your engines – The Biker Show on 89.5FM

17/05/2012

The first radio show produced by bikers – presented by bikers – owned by bikers – for bikers and every other road user – launching on Africa’s pioneering community radio station, Bush Radio.

The Biker Show on Bush Radio 89.5fm in Cape Town – launching Saturday the 2nd June 2012 at 3pm – available via internet / mobile phone across the world) will have something for everyone – those to whom biking is a hobby; others who see it as a lifestyle and for those who believe biking is life itself!

This two-hour show will have weekly features on road safety, featured bike of the week; club of the week; general biker news; special guests and will strive to be a show with no holy cows – if it needs to be aired for debate and transparent discussion, it will be dealt with on The Biker Show.

It’s not a talk or a music show – it’s going to be a crazy, funky, zany, fun, great show filled with music, biker camaraderie, dedications, an SMS line (32158) or via Mxit, and club activities advertised for free!

The show will have three anchor presenters – all bikers affiliated to clubs in Cape Town. If a club is selected for club of the week, the in-studio representative will be the guest presenter for that particular show. Feature segments like Bike of the Week; Bike Safety etc will be presented by a specialist guest presenter that is skilled and knowledgeable about the particular subject.

Apart from tuning in via conventional radio (89.5FM in Cape Town), you can tune in via Internet audio-stream, Blackberry, Raspberry and any other berry. And if you miss the broadcast of The Biker Show it will be available to download.

The show and its presenters will be available for live outside broadcast from club day jols and rallies (at a fee). Your ideas, opinions and input for the show are welcome. Special inaugural advertising rates (dirt cheap). Want to sell or buy a bike; looking for spares – we will broadcast it.

Mail Trevor with your club activities; contact details and any questions or ideas you may want to share.

For advertising and promotional consideration contact Isherene via e-mail or on 021 448 5450.

Vote in the Cape Top5 before 5 and support #CapeMusic

17/05/2012

Check out Everyday People every Thursday when we bring you the Cape TOP 5 before 5pm, showcasing the tracks from Cape Town’s best artists.

If you like it and want to keep the tracks in the TOP5 before 5PM chart, all you need to do is VOTE.

SMS the word TOP5 and the name of the track to 32158*.

OR

Add us on MXIT, by going to Tradepost > Entertainment > Radio > Bush Radio. Then send us the keyword TOP5 and the name of the track.**

It’s that easy.

Tune into Everyday People every Thursday as we bring you the Cape TOP5 before 5pm.

Let’s support and encourage our local artists and musicians

*R1 per SMS and free minutes do not apply.

** Mxit messages work out to only 2cents per message

UPDATE: JITSENIC – Combining Arsenic and Jitsvinger

17/05/2012

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS CHANGED TO RAGAZZI DUE TO THE FIRE AT IBUYAMBO

Guitarist and hip hop artist Jitsvinger (Quintin Goliath), and hip hop producer and beat maker Arsenic (Gary Erfort)- collectively known as Jitsenic – will again join forces on Thursday May 24, at Ragazzi ,33 Long Street The iBuyambo Music and Arts Exhibition Centre, for a live set of experimental trigger rhythms coupled with a combination of rock, blues and Cape jazz.

Audiences can expect an eclectic, though futuristic mix of experimental sounds influenced by home-grown Cape jazz pioneers, as well as the golden era of hip hop.

The idea behind the music, says the pair, “Is to use familiar sounds, but to take those sounds to an unknown place while still relying on our skills to redefine the way that local music is created.”

Arsenic will bring to the fore finger drumming techniques and will trigger samples to create layers of sound adding to Jitsvinger’s poetic rhythms and jazz-influenced guitar-fuelled performance.

The night will see a special performance by Cape Town-based LnJ (Jill Levenberg and Razak Johnson) – two theatrically trained poets, singers and songwriters. This is a must-see performance, not to be missed.

Jitsenic will perform at Ragazzi ,33 Long Street The iBuyambo Music and Arts Exhibition Centre, 11 Bree Street, Cape Town, on Thursday May 24, from 9pm. Entry is R30.

Win with Bush Radio and Capitec Bank – giving you financial skills and something in your pocket

16/05/2012

Every Wednesday from the 16th of May to the 8th of August one lucky listener per week will be winning R 1000 with Bush Radio and Capitec Bank.

All you need to do is tune into Bush Radio on 89.5fm (or via your PC/Iphone or BlackBerry) on a Wednesday from 5:30pm and listen to the short “Money Wiz” feature and then sms your answer to the easy question.

SMS the keyword CAPITEC + the answer (A or B) + your name to 32158*

*You have until the Tuesday, 4pm before the next competition to get your answer in each week. Each week’s winner will be announced in Everyday People on Wednesday)

Sms cost R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

Support World Press Freedom Day – 3 May 2012

02/05/2012

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Internship opportunity – Looking for “behind-the-scenes” experience in radio and media?

02/05/2012

Bush Radio is offering a 6-month full-time internship (allowance of R2000 per month only) for the right candidate to assist and be mentored in the programming and logistics department.

The ideal candidate should be driven, creative, computer literate, have a good telephone manner, excellent administration skills, be organised and hardworking.

No formal broadcast or media qualification is required beyond a Matric and a valid driver’s licence.

The candidate will receive basic production training but this is NOT an on-air specific position as most of the tasks will be geared towards project management and admin duties.

The candidate will serve as a personal assistant to the Programme Integrator, and be a liasion between volunteers and the various projects implemented by the programming and logistics department of Bush Radio. Official working hours will be 8am – 4pm but will include after hours and weekend work at short notice when necessary.

Should you be interested in applying, send a motivation letter (no more than 500 words) and your CV with at least two contactable references to tammy@bushradio.co.za – Please state PRODUCTION ASSISTANT application in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2012 @ 9am

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

We welcome reduced signal distribution costs by Sentech

01/05/2012

Sentech has announced reduced signal distribution costs for community broadcasters. The change came into effect on the 1st of April 2012.

On the 16th of April 2012 the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA announced that Sentech’s average decrease in signal distribution costs for community radio is 65%, and 33% for community TV services.

Bush Radio has welcomed the reduced signal distribution cost by Sentech, as the station have been fighting for the distribution cost to be reduced.

Bush Radio Managing Director Brenda Leonard said that it is great news that the tarrifs have been reduced.

She also said that they raised the matter with Portfolio Committee on Communications back in January this year, during their visit to the station.

She believes that a long-term reduced tariff would contribute to the development of community broadcasting and its sustainability.

Media Development and Diversity Agency has also welcomed the move by Sentech, and believe that it is the great effort towards the creation of an enabling environment for media diversity.

MDDA‘s CEO Lumko Mtimde said that this is the move in the right direction, and that they hope that a more differentiated structure will be regulated.

Article originally published by Bushradionews