Posts Tagged ‘Bassie Montewa’

Help us change a life…

06/08/2018

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Bush Radio is non-profit community radio and has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 23 years, since before our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

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An example of training course conducted at Bush Radio in 1993

As we celebrate our 23rd birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2018 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

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Bush Radio newsroom trainees in 2005 (front Nadia Samie and Lunga Guza , back: Megan Paulse, Busi Mtabane and Bronwen Heather-Dyke

We call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefited from our broadcast and training services or who want to support our work, to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio’s services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 004909
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ (for international donations)

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information please feel free to contact us on 021 448 5450

If you are a (small or large) business you may want to consider showing your support by taking out an advertising package on the station.

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Marikana: Where are we now?

16/08/2013

 

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Join Bassie Montewa this afternoon (Friday, 16 August 2013) at 2pm on 89.5FM and share your thoughts – sms 32158 / call 021 448 6266

Where were you 18 years ago? Check out these promos

02/08/2013

On Friday the 9th of August (National Women’s Day) 2013, Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest volunteer driven community radio station celebrates 18 (legal) years on-air.

We will be having a special programme on the day from 2 – 4pm with many of the “old” Bushies. (see Calling all “old” Bushies)

Nigel Vermaas (host of Connected 2 Jazz) produced three promos (audio) for the programme. We thought we would share them here too. The promos feature Bassie Montewa the current host of Backchat as well as Dr Jeanne du Toit, Brenda Leonard and Sue Valentine and Victor J.



 

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Calling all “old” Bushies

25/07/2013

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On the 9th August 2013, National Women’s Day, Bush Radio 89.5FM will be celebrating its 18th on-air birthday.

If you were a on-air volunteer, trainee or producer between 1995 and 2013 we would like to invite you to join Bassie Montewa on Backchat from 2 to 4pm on Friday the 9th August 2013 to share your experiences with listeners.

We want to find out how it was “back in the day”, how the experience changed you, affected your career choices and what you are up to now?

If you are able to join Bassie (in-studio or on the telephone) please fill in the form below or contact Isherene Siebritz on 021 448 5450 / marketing@bushradio.co.za to book your time back on air.

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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.

A tale of two cities

28/02/2012

The state of South Africa cities currently sits on a crossroad of possible futures, articulated in urban design, architecture, design, the arts and social studies. The dichotomies of formal and informal structures circulate and merge with boundaries that extend beyond the physical borders of supposedly defined urban spaces.

In a night of discussion and exhibition dsgnTête-à-Tête, the flagship discussion platform of MoDILA and broadcast in partnership with Bush Radio 89.5FM every Thursday at 2:30 pm, hosts A Tale of [2+1] Cities, where renowned international experts in the fields of architecture and urban studies will debate with the public on their perspectives of local and global future cities.

All designers and creatives are welcome!

The discussion will be followed by an electronic exhibit of works from the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York entitled Design intelligence Africa and from the University of Cape Town Architecture @ UCT – issues and themes at the Cape Institute for Architecture.

Click here to RSVP

The concept note will be provided subject to RSVP.

For more information contact: communication@modilatrust.co.za

MoDILA, Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’

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Let’s dih-zahyn tet-uh-tet

23/02/2012

For the past 4 weeks, Modila* and Bush Radio 89.5fm successfully piloted a show on 89.5FM  which dealt with the concept of design.

Today we invite you to tune into 89.5FM or online (from your mobile or PC) for dsgnTête-à-Tête (pronounced dih-zahyn  tet-uh-tet) at 2:30pm.

The show continues to create a platform for debate and discussion around design with a special emphasis on how we define the concept of design, and how do we use it to raise social issues.

In today’s show we look at “Supporting Designers” – the current recession has had an umistakeable impact on the South African economy, with many businesses struggling to remain open.

In this context, will we be celebrating the 2014 Design Capital with destitute designers and local buyers? Has government supported designers enough during the financial crisis, or is it left to designers, as creative and intelligent thinkers, to create their own self-funded businesses?

*MoDILA, ‘Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’.

dsgnTête-à-Tête is the flagship discussion platform of MODILA and Bush Radio.

Change by design – check out dsgnM@ttrs on 89.5FM

02/02/2012

Modila* and Bush Radio 89.5FM have launched a programme which creates a platform for debate and discussion around design called dsgnM@ttrs.

With Cape Town being named as the 2014 Design Capital, focus is falling on the design field, where South Africa is arguably behind in comparison to the international design market.

One of the problems that plague the industry is a general misconception and misuse on the concept of ‘design’, and a general lack of understanding within the South African business environment on the potential of design.

We need to start talking about design, and what it can do. How would you define the concept of ‘design’, and how do we use design to raise social issues?

Tune in every Thursday at 2:30pm for dsgnM@ttrs on 89.5fm or online via www.bushradio.co.za

*MoDILA, ‘Africa’s cradle for design and leadership excellence’. dsgnM@ttrs is the flagship discussion platform of MODILA and Bush Radio.”

Tune into the Bush Radio 89.5 FM Marathon pledge show

30/09/2011

Tomorrow, Saturday the 1st October from 9am to 6pm, Bush Radio 89.5FM is going to be shaking up the airwaves in Cape Town and the world (via audio streaming on www.bushradio.co.za) by bringing you a marathon show as part of its 2011 Pledge Drive to help the Mother of Community Radio in Africa stay on air.

You will be able to hear some of the best specialist music and talk show presenters on the station drum up support for the station and call in your pledges to 021 448 5450 or SMS your message to 32158.

Starting at 9am, we have the legend of afternoon talk and community issues inCape Town, Bassie Montewa getting you ready to open your mind and, hopefully, your pockets to pledge.

Then another legend of radio broadcasting in South Africa, Tom London hosts the 10 to 12 slot and will be assisted by our King of the Mix, Freedom “Flex Darkskin” Raphela.

Our intrepid newsteam member Lusanda Bill will be live from 12h00 – 13h00, bringing you some smooth and silky sounds.

Then we go jazzy and old school, the three musketeers of radio get a chance to cut through 89.5 FM – so don’t forget to join Roger Lewis, Calvin Peters and Dr Victor Davids from 13h00 – 16h00.

At 4pm we bring a special edition of The Wrong Rock Show with Botha Kruger who will be joined by The Breakfast Rush’s Sive Msolo. You’ll be the judge of how that unusual combination of House and Rock will go down…

Ending off the marathon pledge drive from 5pm will be the team from the Unhappy Hour, who promise to take you on a musical journey into the recesses of your soul “where your grass is blue”.

Visit http://bit.ly/r9OBIi for details on making a bank transfer to Bush Radio. Remember this pledge drive runs until the 3rd October 2011, but donations are ongoing. 

Some more information on the presenters of the Bush Radio 89.5 FM Marathon Pledge Drive Show (Saturday, 1 October 2011, 9am to 6pm):

Bassie Montewa – Backchat

This is where you find out what the CapeFlats is thinking and feeling. Bassie’s emphasis is on township developments and events. Backchat includes local and international musicians & artists and other dynamic individuals and groups.

Tom London

Tom London has gained 17 years media industry experience working for SmartFM, CaniFM, Radio Bop, 94.7FM, SAB/Miller, Siemens, Vodacom and Talk Radio 702/ Cape Talk, mastering all facets of media and communication, including the production of corporate and web video products for large corporates. He is currently founder and Chief Executive Officer of the digital media company, MormorMedia. He is known by the public as the host of The Tom London Show which featured on talk radio and took radio markets by storm.

Freedom Raphela

We call him the King of the Mix and a genius of the studio Freedom hosts Bush Radio’s Everyday People where not only the latest R&B, Hip Hop, House and Kwaito is played but raw, undiscovered talent is exposed.

Lusanda Bill

The shortest member of the Bush Radio newsteam with the biggest mouth – always up on current events and producing excellent radio features – Lusanda is proof that news does not have to be dry or boring, especially when combined with the smooth tunes she spins.

Roger Lewis

Just call him Mr Sensual, Roger spins the best in classics. If you want to reminisce or be re-educated on the hits tune into Roger. Nobody caresses the airwaves with more sensuality.

Calvin Peters

The host of Flashback on 89.5FM – Flashback is a social movement for people who appreciate 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Disco, Soul, New Wave, Pop and Jazz-Funk. The music is strictly retro. Flashback is the only true old school experience

Dr Victor Davids

Victor D hosts Jazz on Bush, where smooth jazz lives. Dr Victor takes you a fantastic jazz journey, interviewing artists and playing only the best in international, local (especially that specialCape Townflavour) music

The Wrong Rock Show

Taking you on a journey beyond the limitations of the mainsteam, to a place where vintage rock ‘n roll can rub shoulders with anarchic post-rock.

The Unhappy Hour

Their mission is to guide you beyond your musical journeys and into the recesses of your souls to where your grass is blue. Need we say more?

From the archive: Noam Chomsky

28/07/2010

Time for something old on the Bush Radio blog, we’ve decided to dig through the mountain of photographs in the office and start posting them on the blog.

In 1998 we had the privilege of hosting acclaimed American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist and author; Noam Chomsky at the station.

With Noam Chomsky is our former MD, Zane Ibrahim and the late R.O. Dudley. See if you can spot a very young Victor J, Brenda Leonard, Bassie Montewa, Damian Zane and Jan Weintrob

A few weeks after the visit he sent us an e-mail stating: 

“It was one of the high points of a very exciting and instructive visit, and I was really pleased to have the opportunity to be with you for a few hours.

I would also like to tell you how impressed I was with what I saw and heard at Bush Radio. I have had quite a lot of contact with popular media in the United States, and often elsewhere, and have rarely come across achievements comparable to yours. There is no doubt in my mind that community radio is, in general, one of the most important ways to develop a basis for meaningful functioning democracy. In my own (fairly extensive) experience, I have found abundant evidence to support this conclusion.“

*You can catch some of the talks by Noam Chomsky during the Political Hour slots on Bush Radio which airs every Monday and Friday at 21h00*