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Look what we found online; Tracey Naughton and a Bush “wire” Radio

14/08/2014
Bushradio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton with a Bush "wire" Radio

Bushradio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton with a Bush “wire” Radio

We came across an article on longtime Bush Radio friend and radio activist Tracey Naughton. One of the pictures of Tracey in the article was of her hold a collectors Bush “wire” Radio.

Read the article here: “Tracey Naughton and public radio bring a voice to the marginalised”

Bush Radio celebrates 19 years legal

08/08/2014

9 August 1995 – Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As we celebrate the 19th National Women’s Day in South Africa,  Africa’s oldest community radio celebrates 19th year of broadcasting legally in a democratic South Africa.

Saturday at 2pm marks the time Bush Radio 89.5FM switched on with a license from the broadcasting authority. The first person on air was volunteer news co-ordinator, Juanita Williams (currently the managing director of AllAfrica Global Media) who read the first news bulletin followed by former station manager, Farah Moosa and a host of guests from various organisations.

Read more about Bush Radio’s history: CLICK HERE

From the archive: Ready D

29/11/2012

Ready D taking a short break during our YAA (Youth Against Aids) concert in 2000

From the archive: Reel-to-reel editing 1998

08/11/2012

1998: 14 year-old Michael Tshoko, a Bush Radio CREW (Children’s Radio Education Workshop) member editing a piece of audio on reel-to-reel.

Watch the video clip below to see how we used to edit:

More posts related to CREW – CLICK HERE

From the archive: Nyanga Junction Field Broadcast 1994

19/10/2012

L to R: Bassie Montewa, Roger Heunis (DJ Hamma), Lara Utian, Taslima Viljoen, Jeanne du Toit (back), Barbara Meyer, Crystal Orderson, Dexter Mauritz (front), Adrian Louw and Lungiswa Sithole

In the days before the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) or the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and licenses for community radio, Bush Radio did (and still does) what we termed field broadcasts – “broadcasts” using a PA and not connected to a transmitter from various areas in the Cape Flats.

This picture was taken at one of these field broadcasts from Nyanga Junction in 1994.

Celebrating 17 years of Community Radio

08/08/2012

On the 9th August 2012, National Women’s Day, we kick off a month of celebration at Bush Radio as we reach 17 years of legal community radio broadcasting in South Africa. Besides some of the fun activities planned for our birthday month we are also taking the opportunity of looking back and reflecting on the struggle to free the airwaves in South Africa and look at how we keep it free.

Bush Radio is also in the process of digitising its extensive archive of recordings and photographs and below is a sample of some the pictures – see if you can spot yourself and if you have material that you think belongs in the archive let us know.

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related: Celebrating 16 years on air

From the Archive: Chuck D

10/07/2012

In 2010 Bush Radio hosted Chuck D (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) the leader of the legendary rap group Public Enemy at the station.

Check out the LESSONS FOR HEADS series of interviews (Click here).

From the archive: Graffiti by-law protest (2002)

20/01/2012

TVA (The Villianous Animators) - Mantis, Mak1 and Falko preparing a piece on the Bush Radio building

In 2002 in response to a proposed by-law and media reports (see: Cape Town vows to rub out graffiti artists) on the outlawing of graffiti in Cape Town, Bush Radio and members of the Hip Hop community organised several protests to highlight their concerns.

One of the protests involved creating a piece on the Bush Radio building.

What are they doing now? – (Foreign interns)

09/09/2011

We contacted a few of our former foreign interns to give us an update on what they have been up to after they left Bush Radio. (click on the picture below to see their stories)


If you would like more information on Bush Radio’s Foreign intern programme click here.

Celebrating 16 years on air

09/08/2011

9 August 1995 - Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day, we at Bush Radio also celebrate 16 years of legally being on air on 89.5FM.

To all our listeners, supporters, volunteers, trainees and staff: Thank you for keeping us Africa’s pioneering community radio station project.

To check out some of the Bush Radio history CLICK HERE.