Posts Tagged ‘Bush Radio’

Positions available: Newsroom Interns x3


*** Please note that this is not a call for DJs or presenters***


Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media.

It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

News has always been an important part of our trainees’ development and Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 3 volunteer recruits for its newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

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, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, the a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00-18h00 -including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter to

Application deadline: 30 October 2016

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into

*** Please note that this is not a call for DJs or presenters***

Pop music is aspirin and the Blues are vitamins


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Tune into Bush Radio via 89.5FM or online this Sunday (16 October 2016) at 8pm as we celebrate 20 years of Blues in the Bush with Dr Ian Bell.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell (yes a real medical professional) has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of The Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography, is prescribed every Sunday evening  as immunisation against the rest of the week!

Thank you for the continued support



We would like to thank everyone who donated during our birthday month and for those have not, please note that you can still donate to help the station.

As a not for profit corporation and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and training.

We encourage you to make a donation no matter how large, and for entrepreneurs and established businesses to contact us to see how we can work together.

Our banking details:

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 (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 448 5450.

Win tickets to the 2016 Open Book Festival


open-book_logo_20130724-e1376923259701-1024x1008Bush Radio is giving away a set of double tickets to two of the events, Cape Sounds and Afrikaaps & Hip Hop taking place in Cape Town as part of the 2016 Open Book Festival.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of tickets all you have to do is the following:

  • Cape Sounds event sms the keyword CapeSounds + Yourname and Surname to 32158
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop event sms the keywords HipHop + Yourname and Surname to 32158

The sms line will close at 2pm on Monday (5 September 2016) and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

Cape Sounds:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Price: R45

Six readings – Three languages: Featuring Dianne Case, David Cornwell, Valda Jansen, Mbongeni Nomkonwane, Shirmoney Rhode and Lwanda Sindaphi.

Afrikaaps & Hip Hop:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 20.00 – 21.30
Price: R45

Blaq Pearl, EmileYX (Heal the Hood) and Shaquile Southgate (Heal the Hood) explore the lessons they took from Afrikaaps into their teaching practice for Hip Hop to young adults. Joined by B-Boy Mouse. Chaired by Prof Adam Haupt.

SMS cost is R1 and free minutes do not count. The competition is a lucky draw, so enter often to increase your chances.

Help us change a life …


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Bush Radio has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 21 years, since our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2016 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

As a non-profit community radio station, we call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefitted from our broadcast and training services 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 (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 021 448 5450.

Make the politicians earn your vote


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Tune in for a series of live radio debates on the 2016 Municipal Elections on 89.5fm.

Relieve tension in the office. Fight!


Tired of your colleagues getting up in your face? Maybe it is time to bring out the sticks?


Jacques Sibomana and Alessandro De Olivera were in studio with Khusi Veto on the Morning Cruise today speaking about the Ultimate Stick Fighting Championship which is taking place in Langa on Saturday the 25th June 2016.

Below is a proper demonstration:

Come celebrate Victor J’s life


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A memorial for the late Victor Jantjies is scheduled to take place at the Bush Radio studios on Saturday, 2 July 2016 from 12pm to 2pm.

All those interested in coming to share their memories and stories are invited.

The memorial will take the form of a live radio programme with Calvin Peters as the MC, and members of Victor’s family will be in attendance as we formally launch the Victor Jantjies Education Fund.

*** If you would like to join us please confirm by Wednesday, 29 June 2016 by calling Zimasa on 021 448 5450 or emailing ***

We would also welcome any donations (coffee, tea, platters or financial) to assist us with this event.

The Guy is Alive (Tattoo giveaway)


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Awesome instrumental trio The Guy is Alive popped by the Bush Radio studios a couple of weeks ago with Alanna Joy and promised Backchat listeners a special give away.

The group is giving away a R500 tattoo voucher from Cape Coast Tattoo and Piercing.

To enter this lucky draw all you need to do is sms the keyword ALIVE + NAME + SURNAME to 32158 by 2pm on Wednesday the 8th June 2016.

To qualify you need to send a minimum of 5 entries (SMS cost is R1 each)

The winner’s name will be announced in Backchat on that day.

Victor J funeral details and call for support



The Jantjies family have provided Bush Radio with the details below for Victor’s funeral.

14 May 2016 (Saturday)

09h00 – Home (21 Madeliefie Street, Laingville, St Helena Bay)
10h00 – Service (Laingville Civic Centre, Strand Straat, Laingville, St Helena Bay)

Donations (financial)

All individuals, friends and groups who wish to make a financial donation to help with the funeral arrangements for Victor, can use the bank details below to make their contribution:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of Account: MDDA BUSH
Account Number: 07 135 25 38
Branch code: 051001

*Please use VICTORJ as a reference.

Donations of non-perishable items (coffee, teas, sugar, milk, biscuits etc) can be dropped off at Bush Radio (330 Victoria Road, Salt River, 7925).