Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Engaging on our own terms

17/12/2010

Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest community radio station project will once again host the annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK) now in its 11th year ­ from the 17th to the 18th December 2010 at its premises in Salt River, Cape Town.

This year the Bush Radio’s children and youth project CREW (Children’s Radio Education Workshop), which takes on the role of host and planning committee for the conference, is presenting a programme called Youth Engagement.

The delegates, aged between 12 and 18 years of age, will explore issues that are pertinent to themselves and their peers under the theme, and have broken the conference into three parallel areas: Business, Music and Media.

Business
This session aims to inspire youth as well as teach them ways of capitalising on their talents and how to be responsible in business.

Music:
Exploring how the youth express themselves in a positive way through music and to help with discovering our rich musical heritage. These sessions will look at independent and signed artists, their experiences and challenges.

Media
Not just the glitz and glam. The sessions will reflect on how all media influences youth, how children and young people are represented in the media and how they wish to be represented. The impact of new media and ideas on how to use it will also be shared.

Former Bush Radio MD, Zane Ibrahim at an early MKK conference

“Whereas previous MKK sessions have concentrated on media and media production, we have noted with interest that this years’ MKK planning committee have included a section on business,” Bush Radio Managing Director Brenda Leonard.

“We feel it shows the impact of the economic crisis on the lives of the youth. They motivated strongly for this section to be included. It is our job of facilitators of young people’s development that we hear their call.”

Background on MKK
As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.

The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.

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Launching a Hometown Hit

24/11/2010

Join us this Sunday, the 28th November 2010 from 12pm at The G-Spot for a Bring ‘n Braai, CD Launch and a live broadcast with Roger Lewis, Victor Davids and Wayne Mckay.

Besides live entertainment organised by the G Spot Leisure Lounge and The Western Cape Musician’s Organisation (WCMA), the event will also see the launch of Bush Radio’s first popular music compilation CD called Hometown Hits put together with Cape Town Sound.

A few of the artists on the compilation

The CD features various artists who have been popular on 89.5FM. A few of the artists on the 19 track compilation are: Blackkurrant, Byron Clarke, Chad Saaiman, Alistair Izobell, Keeno Lee, The Boyz, Edith, Richard Ceasar, Tim Moloi, Thabo Mdluli, McCoy Mrubata and Shaz & B etc.

The song “Hometown” by Grant Perez featuring St. Emmo is exclusively available on this CD.

LISTEN TO THE ENGLISH PROMO (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN TO THE AFRIKAANS PROMO (CLICK HERE)

Entrance to the event is R 40, starting at 12pm and there will be limited copies of the CD on sale for R100.

The CD will also be available at major music stores, so get your copy for Christmas.

RIP Boeta Hotep

03/11/2010

Hotep Galeta (1941 - 2010)

Bush Radio mourns the loss of one of our mentors, teacher and volunteer, Hotep Galeta.

Earlier today the Bush Radio newsteam reported that Hotep Galeta passed away at his home.

Boeta Hotep, as many at the station knew him, played an important role in developing some of the stations jazz programmes and also assisted with developing projects that used music to help with education and healing.

CLICK HERE: Rashid Lombard, CEO of espAFRIKA on the passing of Hotep

CLICK HERE: Hotep’s “Evil Vibes” Jingle

The volunteers, staff and board of Bush Radio would like to send our condolenscences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Download the Bush Radio / WCED Matric Revision programmes

22/10/2010

At the end of August, Bush Radio and the Western Cape Education department launched a series of programmes in order to get Matrics ready to write their 2010 final exams.

The programmes were a big success, as it gave learners the chance to get advice from the actual people who draft and mark them.

Bush Radio has decided to make these programmes available online and so that learners could use them as a refresher and something to help ease their stress.

Please note we have compressed the files in order to save you bandwidth – should you want a high quality / cd copy of the programme call Sharon on 021 448 5450.

Simply right click on the links below and save the file to your computer.

Business Studies Prt 1

Business Studies Prt 2

Mathematics Prt 1

Mathematics Prt 2

English (FAL) Prt 1

English (FAL) Prt 2

History 1

Geography 1

Accounting Prt 1

Accounting Prt 2

Afrikaans (HL) Prt 1

Afrikaans (HL) Prt 2

Life Sciences Prt 1

Life Sciences Prt 2

Get ready to Spring and Braai

22/09/2010

Join us this Sunday (26 September 2010) from 12h00 to 18h00 at The Generations Cafe (The G-Spot).

Besides catching up with some of the Bush Radio presenters, staff and volunteers. The G-Spot has organised a strong line-up of local artists like Salome, Carmen Xclusive, N2, The Instrumentals and many more to provide entertainment at the event.

CLICK HERE: Facebook Event Page

I write what I like #zamediafreedom

10/09/2010

Bush Radio Open letter on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression

My Kinda Jazz tribute to Robbie Jansen

09/09/2010

Robbie Jansen - A tribute

On Saturday night 11 September at 8 o’clock in his regular jazz show, My Kinda Jazz – now in its 5th year – Nigel Vermaas will pay tribute to the late Robbie Jansen, who died from complications arising from emphysema on 7 July 2010. He was 60 years old.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PROMO

To some Robert Edward Jansen was Robbie, to others – especially family – Robert or Mr Rob. To many of the young people here at Bush Radio, he was Uncle Robbie – and he was, of course, also known as the Cape Doctor, the Pied Piper and so on.

This pioneering musician was generous, honest, humble, and politically active, but also a compulsive talker and dedicated to his music – often at the expense of family until the last five years of his life, when his poor health was accompanied by a complete change in lifestyle and attitude.

The tribute, which takes us from The Rockets and Pacific Express via Oswietie to Robbie’s solo career, includes words from fellow musicians such as Errol Dyers and Jack Momple, from friends and family, and also some recordings from the funeral at His People Church on 17 July 2010, with several speakers, including Minister Trevor Manuel.

Nigel is particularly indebted to Akbar Khan, who set up most of the interviews for a video to be shown at an as-yet-unconfirmed memorial concert. Aki is also responsible for supplying the recordings he himself made of Robbie at a UDF rally in 1985.

The two-hour tribute includes some of Robbie’s iconic recordings including Kalahari Thirst and Freedom, Where Have You Been?

Tune into on 89.5fm or online via www.bushradio.co.za

Getting through Matric 2010

01/09/2010

The 2010 Matric exams are fast approaching and Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department is attempting to ease the stress of matrics through a series of revision programmes which will be aired every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7 to 8pm.

AUDIO: (Click here to listen to the promo)

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through these Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

The schedule for the Matric Revision Programme 2010 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8pm):

From the archive: Jay Naidoo

01/09/2010

In 1997 Bush Radio moved from Queenspark Avenue (where Voice of the Cape is now) to our current premises at 330 Victoria Road. It took a long hard slog to turn the building from an open plan warehouse into broadcasting studios but we managed to do it.

Just after the move we invited the then Minister of Telecommunications, Post and Broadcasting, Jay Naidoo to officially open our studio.

Some info on Jay Naidoo (source: The Just Cause)

Jay Naidoo was the founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the country’s largest federation of unions, which played a leading role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa. He served two successive terms before forming part of South Africa’s first democratic government. From 1994 to 1999, he was Minister in the President’s Office responsible for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) and later Minister of Telecommunications, Post and Broadcasting in Nelson Mandela’s cabinet.

Keeping the youth moving

22/07/2010

A youth participant calling his mother- image courtesy of YMM

During the June school holidays, Bush Radio was hard at work with a group of young people in Mitchells Plain from the Youth Media Movement (YMM).

Our former trainee news editor, Nadia Samie who just returned from the University of Southern Illinois in the United States where she completed her Masters in Professional Media and Media Management, conducted three intensive week long training sessions based at Glendale High School and at our studios in Salt River.

The YMM asked Bush Radio to provide media and radio training for the young people due to our experience of training young people in media skills through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) project.

We feel that it is essential for all young people to be exposed to this kind of training as media surrounds everyone, shaping their views on issues and their understanding of world events, from TV to radio, and newspapers to using Facebook and Twitter.

This type of training is essential to show young people how to produce media, and it also equips them with the skills to understand and interpret the media messages bombarding them every day.

For most of the young people, this was their first interaction with media production and judging from their enthusiasm, it won’t be their last.

Besides discussing the power and influence of the media, part of the course also entailed making public service announcements (PSAs).

When the participants heard that the Programme Integrator gave approval for their PSAs to be played on air, students excitedly called their parents saying, “ek gaan op die radio wees, sit dit op 89.5fm”.


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