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Making Retro cool

06/12/2017
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Shiraz Ramjee

At the final Bush Radio Open Forum meeting for 2017 on the 5th December the annual Zane Ibrahim Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Shiraz “Cazzman” Ramjee who also hosts Retro Rewind.

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The Zane Ibrahim Award recognises volunteer service that ensures the voices and interests of the community represented on-air and through the various social upliftment projects of the station and is named after the late Managing Director, Zane Ibrahim.

Remember to catch Shiraz on 89.5fm or via www.bushradio.co.za every Sunday at 10am.

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Thinking about #blackfriday

24/11/2017

Here are two public service announcements we have been airing for the past few years about consumerism, buy nothing day and debt.

 

Related: Sell your soul

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Western Cape Sport School celebrating 10 years

20/11/2017

westerncapesportschool 2017The Western Cape Sport School will be hosting a carnival to celebrate 10 years of producing exceptional sportswomen and men on the 24th and 25th November 2017.

The event will feature Wayne McKay as the MC, Loukmaan Adams, YoungstaCPT, SK Baleni, Karin Kortje, Zami Mdingi, 4REAL, The Rockets, Nur Abrahams, Waseef Piekaan, Jazzimandi, Kinders VD Ses, Jazz Yard Academy and more.

There will be carnival rides, food stalls and many activities for children and adults alike.

Bush Radio will also be broadcasting from the event on both days.

Date: Friday 24 November (from 4pm) and Saturday 25 November (from 8am)

Venue: WC Sport School Campus also known as “BOK COLLEGE”. Nooiensfontein Rd, Kuilsriver

Cost: Adults R30.00 / Children U12 R20.00 Tickets are available our school, Shoprite, Checkers,  Computicket outlets beforehand and on the day at the gates.

For more information contact: 021 2008446/7

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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Opening streets and doors

28/09/2017

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As part of Open Streets Main Road on Sunday, 1 October 2017, Bush Radio will be hosting a “Pavement Broadcast”, as well as an Open House.

Open Streets Main Road aims to bridge social and spatial divides in Cape Town by encouraging people to think differently about how we move around in the city. (visit Open Streets)

October 1’s Open Streets will be the longest to date. It will entail close to 5km along Main Road between Observatory and the city centre. The main road will be closed to motorised vehicles and it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety.

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Bush Radio’s Sunday programmes will be broadcast from outside the building at 330 Victoria Road in support of the activities for the day. We encourage listeners and supporters of the Open Streets initiative to pop by the station and talk with us.

People are also encouraged to come and check out the station where volunteers and staff will give guided tours of the station, and share information on the work of Africa’s oldest community radio station project.

Open Streets Main Road and the Bush Radio “Pavement Broadcast” and Open House runs from 10am to 3pm.

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Win tickets for Ajax CT versus Cape Town FC

27/09/2017

ajax cape town sep2017Bush Radio is giving away 5 double tickets ABSA Woza Nazo tickets to watch the Cape Town Derby between Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City on Saturday 30th September at 3pm at Cape Town Stadium.

These tickets give you special access to the hospitality area and include free food, drinks, a Woza Nazo tshirt and a snack pack. Premium seating is included.

To enter SMS: ABSA + your name and surname to 32158.

Entries close at 11h30 on Friday 29 September 2017 and the winners will be announced on the same day from 12:00.

  • This is lucky draw so enter often to increase your chances.
  • Please note that should your name be drawn you must be able to collect by 5pm on Friday, 29 September.
  • SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.