Archive for the ‘pledge’ Category

Win a BlackBerry with Bush Radio and Vodacom Community Funny Festival

01/07/2011

Do you want to be the lucky winner of a Blackberry cell-phone?

Well, all you need to do is purchase a ticket to the Vodacom Community Funny Festival taking place on the 10th July 2011 at the Joseph
Stone Auditorium from 4pm-6pm.

You will automatically be entered into a lucky draw to win a BlackBerry 8520 (Ruby Red). The winning ticket will be drawn during the event, so hold onto that ticket and be there!

Come along to experience an evening of laughter and fun. (see details of the acts CLICK HERE)

Bush Radio’s Calvin Peters and Dr Victor Davids will also be doing their programmes live from the event, so you can get to meet some of the Bush staff, volunteers and trainees.

Special prizes like cellphones, t-shirts etc will also be given away during the event.

To purchase your tickets contact Bush Radio on (021) 448 5450.

Tickets will only cost you R40 for adults and R20 for children under the age of 12 (parental guidance advised).

Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/kwuNbE

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Heating up a cold evening: Huisjol pictures

03/05/2011


A big thank you to our listeners who braved the cold on Saturday evening (30th April 2011) to support the fundraiser organised for the station by Calvin Peters and the rest of the Sunday team of Bush Radio 89.5FM.

You certainly heated up the evening! Thanks again for the support.

Watch the slideshow on your cellphone. 

(CLICK HERE)

Time for a Old School Huis Jol (House Party)

08/04/2011

Bush Radio 89.5FM presents an Old School Huis Jol Bring n Braai on 30 April 2011 at the Pinelands Police Club House from 6pm.

Tickets are R40 prepaid or R50 at the gate. For delivery call 0729255764 or 021 448 5450

Join us for the best party you’ve been to in a while.

There will be entertainment as well as special suprises organised by the weekend team on Bush Radio.

Bush and the Great Deluge

10/03/2011

When the Breakfast Team and Logistics team leader Victor J came to the office on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, he knew that the day would live up to its “Mal Wednesday” name.

During the night a water fitting which had been replaced by our landlord a few months ago burst. The resulting flood left the admin office, toilets and part of the music library covered in water.

Victor J and Dennis Kofi checking the damage in the admin office

Singer Auriol Hays was waiting to co-host the Breakfast Show with Victor, while the team started mopping up and assessing the damage to the building and equipment. Unfortunately, due to the amount of water, the station may take a while to dry out and be fully functional (If you can help click here).

Amanda Kili surveys some of the damage

The trainees have decided that playing any music by Wet, Wet, Wet might be a bad idea right now.

Keeping your voice heard (Sentech & Community Radio)

16/09/2010

From Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard to all listeners and supporters.

You have probably heard the disturbing news that over 60 community radio and some community television stations across South Africa will have their broadcasting services terminated by Sentech due to the arrears owed by these stations. 

I wish to assure our listeners, friends and supporters that, fortunately, Bush Radio will not be one of these stations. We have managed, through loans and the support of the Department of Communications, to pay our fees to Sentech.

However, we still need to continue with these high monthly payments, and we ask you or your organisations, if you can, in whichever way, to support the station.

This crisis faced by community media raises the issue of the impact of the current economic crisis on media, especially community media.

All businesses have been hard-hit, their advertising campaigns have been cut to the bone, leaving community media out of the loop with potential advertisers. The same is true of funders, who have either cut their budgets or changed their funding priorities. 

Community media needs the assistance of government, civil society, the NGO community and business to ensure its survival as a vital service for the upliftment or the various communities they serve.

In the meantime, we ask our listeners, friends and supporters if you have any fundraising ideas, place a comment with your details below, or email ideas@bushradio.co.za . If you would like to make a donation, please see our bank details here.

We thank you for your contribution.

Yours sincerely

Brenda Leonard

Fun times in Heideveld

18/01/2010

Check out the slide show of the outside broadcast that was held in Heideveld this past Saturday (16 January 2010). The ob was part of Bush Radio’s way of saying thank you to listener and supporter Cassiem “Die Bossie” Jumat who helped raise awareness and pledges for the work of Bush Radio.

Issues in Heideveld were highlighted through interviews with soccer clubs and youth development projects.

Lots of Bush Radio listeners came through to support the event as well as a film crew from Sweden who are working on a documentary in Cape Town. A special thanks to Superspar Gugulethu Square for supplying freshments for the children in the neighbourhood.

Going bos with “Die Bossie”

15/01/2010

This Saturday the 16 January 2010 , from 10h00 – 12h00, the Bush Radio 89.5 FM team will be broadcasting from our listener Cassiem “Die Bossie” Jumat’s house in Heideveld on the Cape Flats.

"Die Bossie" (centre) with Victor and Shiraaz at the site check for OB from his house

Cassiem who is better known to Bush Radio listeners as “Die Bossie” is a regular on the Breakfast Show and often participates in Bush Radio activities, he also helps to improve his community by raising funds and donations to schools and feeding schemes etc.

When Bush Radio held its local pledge drive, “Bossie” got as many of his friends and family to make pledges in support of the station.

To show our appreciation we will broadcast from his home, with members of the Heideveld community. We will be discussing and highlighting issues in the community and having loads of fun!

Looking back, marching forward

04/01/2010

It has been a busy few months since we started the Bush Radio blog with WordPress. We hope that this platform has brought you more ways to interact with the “mother of community radio in Africa”.

Click on the links below to have a look at some of posts over the past few months and let us know how we can improve your station.

Also remember you can check out our facebook group and Zoopy page, for more pictures and videos.

July 2009 – Lending a helping hand

August 2009 – The Dream Big competition

September 2009 – Shiraaz finding his Africaness, 10 days / 10 presenters and Gugs Youth Radio etc

October 2009 – Launch of the news Bush Radio site and Deutsche Welle training at Bush Radio

November 2009 – Radio in Zimbabwe and Selling your soul

December 2009 – Our pledge drive (on-going) and MKK 2009

2010 is bound to be an exciting year!

Listener support for pledge drive

20/12/2009

Bush Radio 89.5FM has been broadcasting legally since the 9 August 1995 and this past week saw the station embark on a pledge drive to assist with the sustainability. Today volunteer Dyllan Canterbury hosted a marathon show from 6 am to 12 pm to try and get more pledges for the station.

Some of the people who came to show their support to the marathon show

We hope that through the pledge drive the station will be able to continue broadcasting and run it’s community projects, which range from HIV and AIDS education though to putting on rain covers to help keep people dry in winter.

According to Elizabeth Knipe, from Mitchells Plain (a listener since the switch on in 1995), she came to the station today to show her support. She says it is the first time in 14 years that the station had to make an appeal for help and she had to come and drop off her family’s pledge to make sure Bush Radio can continue its work. She hopes that organisations and other listeners will do the same.

According to another listener, Cathy Naido from Bontheheuwel on the Cape Flats,  it is important that the station keep doing what it does, especially helping to find children who go missing. (Bush Radio changes it programmes when a child is reported missing and helps with the search).

Even though the on-air pledge drive comes to and end today, you can still donate (CLICK HERE FOR INFO)

Local artists also came to join Dyllan on air, watch a special performance by Shaz & B and Apple and Cinnamon below.

Support your mother

15/12/2009

This week Bush Radio 89.5 FM, the mother of community radio in Africa will be running a pledge drive from 13 (Sunday) – 20 December (Sunday) 2009. We are asking you, our supporters, listeners, former Bush Radio interns, volunteers, trainees or staff member to make a donation.

This donation will allow Bush Radio to continue providing the quality programming as well as allowing us to continue with the implementation of the community upliftment projects (schools aids education, CREW, crèche, soup kitchens, rain covers etc).

CLICK HERE: Listen to former intern Koketso Sachane talk to Bassie Montewa about his Bush Radio experience. (1.3MB file)

Four ways to help:

1. You can also call on-air to 021 448 6266 (international callers dial SA country code 27) to make a pledge and challenge other listeners, family, friends or corporates to do the same.

2. You can call the office on 021 448 5450 (international callers dial SA country code 27) to make pledges.

3. If you would like us to call you SMS the keyword GIVE to 32158 and the staff will call you back during office hours to get the details of your pledge. (local mobile phones only)

4. You can make a direct transfer into the Bush Radio bank account

Name of account: Bush Radio

Name of bank: Standard Bank

Name of branch: Mowbray

Branch code: 02-4909

Account number: 07 122 0194

Swift code: SBZA ZA JJ (only needed for international transfers)

Address of bank : 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, 7700

Let’s work together to ensure that Bush Radio can provide the same high quality programming that you deserve.

Should you need more information on this pledge drive contact Brenda Leonard +27 21 448 5450 or e-mail brenda@bushradio.co.za

Download Bush Radio: Champions of Change radio documentary (NB 23.8MB file / 1 hour programme)


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