Posts Tagged ‘cape town’

Goodbye Sledge – Ebrahim Linneveldt RIP

08/01/2021

A gentle giant in Cape Town’s rich music and activist history has fallen.

Ebrahim Linneveldt, known to many as simply Sledge passed away earlier this week.

Amongst all his many activities Sledge was also a Bush Radio volunteer and used to host a Sunday programme called “Gister se Dinge” – A programme hosted by various other Cape Town legends like Vincent Kolbe, Joe Schaffers, Zelda Benjamin and more.

Host of Jazz on Bush, Dr Victor Davids recalled his memory of Sledge; “On 5 January 2000,at the welcoming function of Jazzathon held at West End, I was introduced to an amazing soul that was larger than life, while talking to Kenny Blake of the Super Heads Up Band, who gave  me a saxophone mouthpiece,  in a loud, but firm voice Sledge replied, what a great gift you are  exchanging  at the most Southern tip of Africa. That was the start of a friendship, that ended on 5 January 2021, when news broke of his passing. Sledge was an amazing gentleman, humble, caring, and had the ability to make one feel comfortable. He hosted a show Gister se Dinge, on Bush Radio which followed my show, with absolute passion and commitment. A big tree has fallen in the Cape Town entertainment world.”

Long-time Bush Radio Volunteer and entertainment industry professional, Calvin Peters said; “Sledge was larger than life and he had a phenomenal presence and aura that would literally fill a room.”

This week’s edition of Retro-Rewind (Sunday, 10 January 2021 from 10am to 2pm) will be dedicated to Sledge.

Send us your memories or stories about Sledge via whatsapp to 0618621065 or simply tune into 89.5fm or online.

* Video footage courtesy of Calvin Peters.

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

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Our 2021 wish for you…

31/12/2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We would like to thank our volunteers, interns and staff for making sure our listeners kept informed and helped to lift their spirits in the most trying times.

We have all suffered the pain of loss, in all its various forms, but the spirit of community radio has shone through this year. Again showing the connections we have as people; because Bush Radio is truly part of the communities we serve.

Our wish for your 2021 is simple…

May your new year be filled with renewed energy, compassion and love for those who are suffering, hope for a better world, and the strength for all of us to make that possible.

Stay Safe, stay strong.

from all of us at the Mother of Community Radio in Africa

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

Nigel Vermaas gets RED HOT + BLUE with Connected to Jazz – 500th Edition!

27/11/2020

On Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Nigel Vermaas celebrates his 500th edition of Connected to Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

In 1990 musicians & video makers came together to produce an album & videos in support of AIDS relief. In RED HOT + BLUE they chose to focus on the songs of Cole Porter. 

Thirty years on, Connected to Jazz celebrates its 500th edition on 1st December, World Aids Day, with the words & music of Cole Porter, one of the leading contributors to the Great American Songbook. 

Please join us on Tuesday 1st December at 8 p.m. for the 500th CONNECTED 2 JAZZ show only on Bush Radio on 89.5FM or online or our official app.

*Nigel started a programme called My Kinda Jazz on Bush Radio in 2006 which ran on a Saturday and on the 3rd May 2011, Connected to Jazz was launched in its current time-slot of 8pm on a Tuesday.

A special thanks to the Red Hot organisation for permission to use their video footage on the Red Hot + Blue album.

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

End the silence, stop the violence #IStandAgainstGBV #EndGVB #HeCareZA

27/10/2020

Do you want to end men’s silence and stop violence against women?

Whatsapp “hi” to 0600111011

Share your experiences and stand the chance to receive rewards.

Visit: HeCareZA

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

Ensure we never have another “Black Wednesday” #mediafreedom

18/10/2020

The media in South Africa commemorates the infamous “Black Wednesday” which happened on the 19 October 1977, The World and Weekend World newspapers and several organisations were banned.

We have come a long way to media freedom in this country. Being Africa’s oldest community radio station project, which at one stage faced the full wrath of the apartheid government, we feel it is our duty and responsibility to promote accurate and fair reporting.

Bush Radio does not have the resources to be a “breaking news” station, but it is our duty to be accurate and give our listeners an opportunity to make up their own minds. This however can only happen if we present all sides of any argument, through good research and having access to role-players like politicians on a local, provincial and national level.

We call on all role-players who have an interest in improving the lives of the people on the Cape Flats to be accessible, especially to community media who truly speak and represent the people of Cape Town. It is only by engaging on the hard questions that we can truly claim to be improving the lives of citizens – and being a platform where people and audience can engage with political and social leaders. Thereby learning, healing and growing this wonderful city.

As a place where many young journalists start in their careers, we call upon our audience to hold us accountable and engage with us around our reporting and broadcasts.

Background on Black Wednesday:

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger, banned The World and Weekend World newspapers 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.

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.

*This is an edited version of a blog post which was published 19/10/2018

Related:

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

The Road to Economic Recovery – Q+A with Alan Winde

30/09/2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, will be in studio this Thursday (1 October 2020) to keep us informed on all things COVID19.

Listeners will have the opportunity to engage in a live question and answer with the Premier.

The topic for this Q+A session is: ‘The Road to Economic Recovery’ and starts at 6pm.

You can call in on 0214486266, WhatsApp on 0618621065 or SMS* keyword Covid-19 to 32158 followed by your question, name and area you reside in.

The show is brought to you by The Western Cape Government – stay safe, move forward.

To listen to the programme tune into 89.5FM in Cape Town, or via the “listen now” link on our website or download the BushRadio App.

*SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply

25 Years and Beyond

08/08/2020

At 2pm on the 9 August, 2020, Bush Radio marks the 25th anniversary of broadcasting with a license from the broadcast authority.

Read: Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest community radio station project

9 August 1995 – South Africa’s first National Women’s Day – was chosen because we wanted to honour all the women who had been instrumental in giving rise to the community radio sector and establishing Bush Radio, in particular.

Listen to an audio documentary on Bush Radio and community radio

This year COVID19 has proven the importance of community media in helping the fight against the pandemic, by being a vital source of information and supporting the communities we serve through our programming.

Our events to celebrate 25 years of broadcasting were put on hold, but now we have an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve and look towards the next – dare we say it – quarter of a century!

READ: Radio, community and identity in #SouthAfrica: A rhizomatic study of Bush Radio in Cape Town – By Dr Tanja Bosch

During the pandemic, we can be together via 89.5FM and stream on http://www.bushradio.co.za

The Struggle to launch community radio – Partial Eclipse

Thank you for your support, and keep safe.

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Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

How to submit your music

13/07/2020

If you would like to submit your music to Bush Radio do the following:

Email the track in MP3 format (DO NOT SEND links)

Technical details for MP3:

  • Sample rate – 44.1kHz or 48kHz
  • Audio Quality: minimum 192 Kbps  maximum 256 Kbps
  • “Tag” the audio files metadata such as the title, artist, album, track number or other information about the file’s contents correctly.

Also include the following in your email:

  • Track title:
  • Artist/s:
  • Composer:
  • Publisher:
  • Country and City of origin:
  • Email:
  • telephone:

This information assists us ensuring that we submit the correct details to SAMRO and ICASA.

Please note that submission of a track DOES NOT mean automatic inclusion on the Bush Radio playlist.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Live Q + A with Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde (2 July 2020)

01/07/2020

Premier Alan Winde will be hosting a live question and answer session on Bush Radio 89.5fm, this Thursday between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday (2 July 2020).

The hour long programme is facilitated by Bush Radio and simulcast across the province on various stations.

How to participate:

  • call: 0214486266
  • WhatsApp (text only): 0618621065
  • SMS: 32158 followed by question, name and area. Each SMS costs R1.00

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

“Age considers; youth ventures.” Connected to Jazz – #YouthDay #SowetoUprising

11/06/2020

In CONNECTED 2 JAZZ this Tuesday, 16 June, Nigel Vermaas marks the 44th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising by playing virtually non-stop music from South Africans and Americans that directly or indirectly reflects political struggle and civil rights activism right up to this month.

You’ll hear music played, sung or composed by Mongezi Feza, Hugh Masekela, Mavis Staples, Ezra Furman, John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Mandla Mlangeni, David Marks, Roger Lucey, Tierney Sutton, Ry Cooder, Darren English, Shabaka and the Ancestors, Tutu Puoane, Abbey Lincoln, Kyle Shepherd and more.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ

Tuesday 16 June

8pm – 10pm on Bush Radio 89.5fm. 

Live streaming via www.bushradio.co.za

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Be smart, now is the time to advertise!

If you are running a business, lockdown has been incredibly difficult for you. In order to help your business to survive post lockdown it is important that your potential clients are aware of your products and services.

To help build your brand Bush Radio has announced special advertising packages for small businesses and startups. With a large audience reach and specialist programmes we are ideally suited for your advertising campaigns.

Check out these special discounted packages (CLICK HERE)

To get more information contact Wayne on 0214483277 or email sales@bushradio.co.za


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