Archive for October, 2017

This is the sound of NO media freedom

18/10/2017

19 October marks the 40th anniversary in South Africa of the infamous “Black Wednesday”.

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then-minister of justice Jimmy Kruger banned The World and Weekend World. He justified the banning by stating that these publications were “publishing inflammatory material that threatened the nation’s security” and the paper’s editor Percy Qoboza and other journalists were arrested and jailed.

19 organisations were also banned and apartheid critics were detained.

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Among the organisations banned were BPC, SASO, Black Community Programmes, Black Parents Association, Black Women’s Federation, Border Youth Organisation, Eastern Province Youth Organisation, Medupe Writers Association, Natal Youth Organisation, National Youth Organisation, SASM, Soweto Students Representative Council, Soweto Teachers Action Committee, Transvaal Youth Organisation, Union of Black Journalists, Western Cape Youth Organisation, Zimele Trust Fund, Association for the Educational and Cultural Advancement of African People of South Africa.

Banning orders were also served on Beyers Naude and journalist Donald Woods.

We have released the video and poster above in support of media freedom. Share and show your support.

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Dizzy Gillespie at 100

17/10/2017

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Tonight at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM we celebrate another centenary: that of innovative trumpeter and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, who, with Monk, Charlie Parker and a few others, was responsible for introducing bebop into jazz.

John Birks Gillespie was born on 24 October 1917.

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INTERN AD BLOG 2017

Start your media career with us

16/10/2017
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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been producing quality media practioners. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is opening applications for internship positions for those interested in getting into media. No prior formal qualification is required.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programme, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

  1. No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  2. You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.
  3. You must be available to start immediately.
  4. You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates ill be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

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A chance to see Abdullah Ibrahim

11/10/2017

Abdullah_Ibrahim_06N4688One of South Africa’s most distinguished pianists, Abdullah Ibrahim, will present two solo piano concerts at the Artscape Theatre on 13 and 14 October 2017.  The highly anticipated programme showcases Ibrahim’s compositions spanning the past seventy years, influenced by people, places and events that have impacted his life and career.

Bush Radio is giving away two double tickets to Abdullah Ibrahim’s solo concert this Friday, 13 October 2017 at 8pm at Artscape.

To enter this lucky draw, sms the keyword JAZZ + your name + surname to 32158

Entries close on Friday at 12h00 and the announcement of the winners will be made during Backchat from 2 – 4pm.

*SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply

Connect with Monk

10/10/2017

Thelonious_Sphere_Monk_Flyer_1 copyThelonious Sphere Monk was born 100 years ago today. This bebop pioneer, who wrote some of the most memorable compositions in jazz, was a true original – as a person, as a pianist, as a composer.

In CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Bush Radio 89.5fm tonight (Tuesday, 10 October 2017) at 8pm, Nigel Vermaas will profile this great musician.

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