Posts Tagged ‘Bush Radio 89.5 FM’

Local journalists get world-class TV training

27/05/2011

Bush Radio 89.5FM, in partnership with the Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy, is currently holding a 6-day Community TV and Local News training course (23 – 28 May 2011), for various participants with the aim of strengthening their skills as community television journalists.

The enthusiasm of the trainers, Birgit Keller and Martin Schönian, co-ordinator Christopher Springate and the participants is creating an infectious excitement that can be felt by all at Bush Radio’s studios.

Christopher Springate

Christopher Springate, the course co-ordinator said: “To be specific, we intend to enlighten the participants with their reporting, writing, researching, filming and editing skills.”

Birgit Keller said that as the trainers they are not doing the course to have the participants do things in a certain way, but rather to show them how it works. She also added that they are keen to show the participants how to manage current affairs in order to get ideas on how they can improve.

Birgit Keller

Participants are from various television and radio stations including Bay TV, CTV, Soweto TV, Radio KC, Bush Radio, Community Video Education Trust and the Oguni Solidarity Forum.

Lebogang Kubyane from Soweto TV said: “I am extremely impressed with the course and what it has to offer. The trainers are great people and it is comforting to know that I am able to learn new and interesting things everyday.”

The course started off with a general introduction and ranges from activities like editing vox-pops, writing for television, “on-camera” work and production editing.

Martin Schönian said, “The reason for the course being aimed at community journalists is because they have the responsibility to voice the communities’ opinions more often as opposed to commercial stations. Therefore they need to be highly skilled to do this task.”

Martin Schönian

Birgit Keller gave the final word on the participants and hosts: “I am really impressed with the participants. They are truly bringing forth a great amount of energy and good ideas. I also need to add that it is interesting to be at Bush Radio. The friendly staff and warm welcome which we receive creates a warm and good atmosphere for all.”

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Music and laughs

14/07/2010

***WATCH SELECTED VIDEO CLIPS OF THE EVENT – CLICK HERE***

While it seemed like the whole of South Africa was putting the final preparations together for the FIFA Soccer World Cup final – and a few warned us about the impact of hosting this eventBush Radio was organising an evening of music and comedy for the Bush Radio / Vodacom Community Funny Festival.

Everyone was captivated by the performances

After weeks of careful planning, sound checks, rehearsals and running around it all came together on the evening of July 9 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone.

Dyllan and Victor hosted the first part of the evening

Excited listeners and supporters arrived early to wait for the doors to open at 5pm.

Denisia kept things moving backstage

Shiraaz Ismail was tasked to head the Bush Radio team which included Denisia Adams, Victor Jay, Sive Msolo, Dyllan Canterbury, Brenda Leonard, Elroy Williams, Belinda Sepkit, Sharon Salies and Adrian Louw.

Great job guys!

Shaz & B encouraged the crowd to come with them

Byron Clarke asked the audience to imagine their Cape Town

We at Bush Radio would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the Stereotype Records family, especially Chad Saaiman and Byron Clarke, as well as SA/Canadian artist, Zaki Ibrahim, and local duo Shaz & B who all had the crowd begging for more. (CLICK HERE TO WATCH SELECTED CLIPS)

Chad Saaiman getting soulful

Zaki Ibrahim expressing her joy

Thanks also to the comedians Ndumiso Lindi, Zinzi Mangweni and Riaad Moosa who had the audience in stitches with their fantastic stand-up routines. (CLICK HERE TO WATCH SELECTED CLIPS)

Ndumiso Lindi was the host for the second half of the event

Zinzi Mangweni keeping it real

The doctor, Riaad Moosa prescribed lots of laughs

Our thanks also to Eddy Cassar and Parveen Dalvie – from Eddy Cassar PR – and Lucille Peter from Vodacom.

And most importantly, a very big and special thank you to the Bush Radio listeners and supporters who came out to enjoy this event with us.

Ndumiso Lindi getting some audience participation

We have heard your requests for more – and hope to satisfy them soon!

Win tickets to the Bush Radio/Vodacom Community Funny Festival

02/07/2010

We are giving away 10 double tickets for the Bush Radio Vodacom Community Funny Festival on the 9th July.

The Comedians

To win one of these double tickets and join us for an evening of comedy and music sms FUNNY to 32158.

We will draw the lucky 10 and announce the winners in the Morning Cruise with Denisia Adams this Tuesday (6 July 2010) between 9 and 12 am.

The musicians

So get sms’ing – that’s FUNNY to 32158 (line closes 6 July at 09h00)– SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

Remember if you want to buy tickets for this amazing event featuring, Riaad Moosa, Shaz & B, Byron Clarke, Zaki Ibrahim and Chad Saaiman call Belinda on 021 448 5450.

Catch Riaad Moosa and co at the Vodacom Community Funny Festival

22/06/2010

Click on the picture above to watch the video promo created by Bush Radio for the Vodacom Community Funny Festival on the 9th July 2010 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone.

You can come and watch comedians; Riaad Moosa, Ndumiso Lindi and Zinzi  Mangweni make you cry with laughter.

As added value for our listeners we put together musical perfomances by Shaz & B, Byron Clarke, Chad Saaiman and Zaki Ibrahim.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and you can secure your ticket (R40) by calling Belinda on 021 448 5450.

How many comedians and musicians does it take to have a good time?

17/06/2010

Vodacom in collaboration with Bush Radio 89.5 FM are bringing you the best of SA entertainment under one roof.

Three comedians and four musical acts will keep your entertained on the 9th July 2010 at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone for only R40!

Doors open at 5:30 and Shaz & B kick off the musical half of the night at 6pm sharp.

SAMA-nominated Byron Clarke will wow the crowd with his mellow tunes followed by the head of the Stereotype family and SAMA nominee Chad Saaiman.

International recording artist Zaki Ibrahim will then bring down the house with her sultry and soulful voice.

Then it will be time for comedians; Riaad Moosa, Ndumiso Lindi and Zinzi  Mangweni to take the stage and deliver an hour of the best comedy SA has to offer.

To buy your tickets, contact Belinda on 021 448 5450.

**The 9 July is a World Cup rest day so purchase your tickets now**

Winners of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Tickets

01/04/2010

Congratulations to the winners of the Bush Radio / Cape Town International Jazz festival winners:

Henley Sass, Catherine Arries, Mzuzile Makeleni, Lindsay Manuel and Thobela Baxana.

They each win double weekend tickets to attend  the 11th Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 3rd and 4th of April 2010.

Lights, Camera, Action

23/10/2009

Lights, camera, action! Those were the words that were often used at the Deutsche Welle (DW) Journalism Community Television training hosted by Bush Radio for the past two weeks.

Maggie Nyaunda from CTV checks her equipment while Timothy Ncube from Bay TV looks on

Maggie Nyaunda from CTV checks her equipment while Timothy Ncube from Bay TV looks on

We had the opportunity to watch the participants, taking pictures. Bush Radio interns also made cameo appearances in some of the pieces they were working on.

Participants came from Bay TV, from Richards Bay, Cape Town TV, based in Cape Town, Soweto TV from Soweto and Tshwane TV from Pretoria.

DW trainers, Patrick Benning and Frank Norden said they want to empower the participants from community television by giving them training and how to make good television.

“When one thinks of television you always imagine the glamorous life, you forget it involves hard work, like not having enough equipment and working volunteers” said Benning.

Bill Mbuyi of CTV gets down to the serious business of editing

Bill Mbuyi of CTV gets down to the serious business of editing

Zanele Mthembu who is a producer from Soweto TV agreed with Benning. Mthembu added “there are difficulties that community television faces everyday, like people not pitching up for interviews”.

Working for a community radio station is similar to a community television station. Both share similar challenges, shortage of staff, no funding, lack of advertising and over worked staff.

Some of the videos that Bush Radio has been working on are available on Zoopy. Youtube.


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