Archive for May, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Biker Show

31/05/2013

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A repost of the note posted by Trevor Davids – the originator of the Bush Radio Biker Show.

A big thank you to the 43 biker clubs that accepted invitations to co-host the Biker Show for the past year. The Biker Show is now commanding 15% of the Bush Radio overall listeners – A major achievement for a radio program that only hits the airwaves once a week for 3 hours. (Saturdays 2pm – 5pm on 89.5FM or via www.bushradio.co.za nationally)

Thank You to the Bush Radio management (Brenda and Adrian) who agreed to provide us with a weekly 3 hour broadcast platform to promote a positive image of biking especially around the safety aspect, even though they were ‘sold’ on a concept that was written to a three page proposal.

A humongous ode of gratitude to Lloyd Castle, Riki Turner and Jessica Zandberg who formed the original broadcast team as co-presenters and trainee producers – although they had very limited broadcast experience prior to the 1st broadcast, they believed in the vision and mission of The Biker Show. Their encouragement, energy, input and enthusiasm contributed to the format (and enjoyment) of the the Biker Show.

Thank You to Shannon-Leigh Torien and Xanthé Zealand stepped into the world of live radio broadcasting in August 2012. Their unbridled passion for the camaraderie of bikers and the culture thereto, is a major factor in the way they took to broadcasting – they belonged there!

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In October broadcasting veteran and biker Richard Green took over the anchor spot and the Biker Show reached a new level. Richard stamped his enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise on to the Biker Show.

The Biker Show completed 118 hours of live broadcasting inclusive of 6 outside broadcast transmissions from rallies and day functions. ALL members of the broadcast team are volunteers and currently receive no remuneration for the time dedicated to The Biker Show.

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The Biker Show is an excellent opportunity for low cost advertising especially targeted at bikers. Contact any member of the Biker Show team for details of advertising packages.

The Biker Show Team is looking forward to another year of fun, laughter, interesting chats, biker camaraderie and the promotion of bike safety.

Related:

Start your engines – The Biker Show on 89.5FM

Stepping out with the Stepchildren – 2013 Steppies Rally

Live from Wys Jou Muis 2012 (video and pics)

Earning your badge – Eagle Rally 2012

Launch of the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive (Pics and Video)

Advertising on Bush Radio (Rate Card Guide only – call for a quote)

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Gone too soon: Jade Roux 1996 – 2013 RIP

27/05/2013

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All of us at Bush Radio would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Jade Roux who passed away on Saturday.

Jade was a member of the Bush Radio Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) project and actively partcipated in the Media Kidocracy Konfrences (MKK) for the past few years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the next few days by the family.

UPDATE 31/05/2013

Funeral details:

Saturday, 1 June 2013
Jubilee Community Church in Nelson Road, Observatory between 10h00 – 11h30

There will be private cremation afterward.

Reaction:

Letter to Jade’s family from Bush Radio.

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) statement on Jade Roux’s passing.

Ons Klyntji is looking for you

16/05/2013

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Bush Radio volunteers Toast Coetzer, Erns Grundling and Clive E Smith (co-hosts of The Unhappy Hour, Sundays 6-8 pm) are also involved in a small literary zine called Ons Klyntji. They are currently collecting fresh contributions for their next issue, due to be distributed at Oppikoppi music fest in August 2013, where they will also represent Bush Radio as DJs.

Contributions can be on any topic and in any language. When sending poetry, send us your 3 best poems only. Short stories and other articles (eg travel articles, interviews with writers or musicians etc) may not be longer than 2000 words. Photographs, cartoons, sketches and other graphics will be used in black and white and A5 size, so keep that in mind. We also accept book and CD reviews covering African artists only. Deadline for submissions is 10 June 2013. No payment is offered for using your work, but you will receive a free copy of the zine. Ons Klyntji is handed out for free, so no-one makes any money from it. We do it just because we love it! Send your work to sendusyoupoems@gmail.com – include some biographical info about yourself, and your Twitter, Facebook or website if you have.

Ons Klyntji has a long history. It was first published in 1896 and is regarded as the first fully Afrikaans magazine ever. It disappeared somewhere in the 1900s but was resurrected by anti-establishment writer and singer Koos Kombuis by the mid 1990s as a vehicle for his own and other folks’ writing. It soon became a cult zine which featured some of the most cutting edge poems, fiction and graphics of its time. By 2000 Koos passed it on to Erns Grundling and Toast Coetzer, who have nursed it along and developed it to become a multilingual magazine which aims to publish writings which no commercial publications will dare to publish. Established writers, school kids, students, punks, hip hop artists, photographers, cartoonists and graphic artists have all found a home in it for some of their most far-out offerings.

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Launch of the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive (Pics and Video)

02/05/2013

A big thank you to all the biker’s, clubs and individuals who came out to support the launch of the Bush Radio Biker Show Winter Charity drive this past weekend (27 April 2013). Almost 2 tonnes of non-perishable food as well and blankets and clothes were collected!

Please remember the giving does not stop – we will be posting information regarding more collection points in the near future.

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Watch a short video clip of Saturday’s mass ride.