Archive for October, 2016

Pop music is aspirin and the Blues are vitamins


dr ian bell bush radio

Tune into Bush Radio via 89.5FM or online this Sunday (16 October 2016) at 8pm as we celebrate 20 years of Blues in the Bush with Dr Ian Bell.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell (yes a real medical professional) has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of The Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography, is prescribed every Sunday eveningĀ  as immunisation against the rest of the week!

Good-bye Adnan (Adrian) Alberts



We were saddened to learn this morning (6/10/2016) of the passing of former Bush Radio volunteer and staff member Adnan (Adrian) Alberts.

Adrian was a volunteer on several programmes on the station, including the ground-breaking “In the Pink” and “The Morning Cruise”.

His beautiful, velvet and sweet voice was only eclipse by his beautiful and caring manner.

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