Archive for April, 2013

From pirate to pioneer (Bush Radio’s illegal broadcast 20 years later)

25/04/2013

your voice

two appear in court over community radio

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Bush Radio‘s illegal broadcast (25 April 1993) which forced the issue of community broadcasting onto the legislative agenda in South Africa and paved the way for the airwaves to be opened and the development of a vibrant community radio sector.

Within days of the broadcast, authorities (police, members of the security branch and post office officials) seized the station’s equipment and arrested two staff members. Following intense local and international lobbying efforts, however, the case was dismissed and Bush Radio was granted a broadcast license on 1 August 1995.

let the people speak

Related:

Read more about Bush Radio – CLICK HERE

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

Cops delete Bush Radio journo’s photos

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Support the Biker Winter Charity Drive

09/04/2013

meals on wheels posterWinter is approaching fast and to assist those who need help the Bush Radio Biker Show in association with the Wings Motorcycle Club will be launching the BIKER SHOW WINTER CHARITY DRIVE.

The drive will take place on the 27 of April 2013 (Freedom Day) at the Shawco Hall, 12th Avenue Kensington from 1pm to 7pm.

The aim of the Freedom Day event is two-fold: To get 1,000kg of tinned food and 1,000 blankets on the day and to launch the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive. Our ultimate target is 2,000kg of tin food and 2,000 blankets, and a bakkie-load of winter clothing.

Biker’s and non-bikers are welcome to support this event.

Collection points will be pubs, shops, restaurants, churches, etc – are in the process of being identified.

Biker Show Winter Charity Drive is done on behalf of the Kensington / Factreton Meals on Wheels Organisation.

Kensington / Factreton Meals on Wheels Organisation is an organisation that deals with caring for the home-based senior citizens and children. It includes nutritional support, healthcare and general wellbeing.

The Bush Radio Biker Show will also broadcast live from the event.

For more information or to get involved contact Trevor Davids on 074 475 2082

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All set for Children’s Radio Education Workshop 2013

05/04/2013
Some of the members of the 2013 CREW radio programmes

Some of the members of the 2013 CREW radio programmes

Tomorrow, Saturday the 6th April 2013 sees the relaunch of the on-air part of Bush Radio’s Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) project which has been running since 1996.

For the past week at the Bush Radio studios a group of young people drawn from various parts of Cape Town have been receiving introductory radio training and workshopping various topics for the programmes.

The CREW on-air programmes (Tots, Kids and Teens) are produced and hosted by the young people themselves – they are responsible for generating the content. It will be broadcast on 89.5FM as well as online.

Please show your support by calling into the studio on 021 448 6266 or sending an sms to 32158 or via Mxit (go to Tradepost > Entertainment > Radio > Bush Radio.)

The tots start at 9am, kids at 10am and the teens at 11am.

The CREW 2013 project is made possible with the support of FES Media.

For more background on CREW and it’s aims see: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education

Congratulations to our 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival ticket winners

05/04/2013

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Congratulations to Matshidiso Molefe from Kraaifontein and Barbara de Jager from Matroosfontein who won the 2013 CTIJF weekend pass competition.

Win weekend passes to the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

05/04/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving two lucky listeners the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R 1 240.00 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend passes for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS the keyword JAZZ, your name + surname, and the name of one of the local artists performing at the 2013 CTIJF to 32158 by 12pm today (5 April 2013).

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe by 12h25 today.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw. You will need to be able to collect your tickets by 3pm today.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.