Posts Tagged ‘Community radio’

Dizzy Gillespie at 100

17/10/2017

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Tonight at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM we celebrate another centenary: that of innovative trumpeter and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie, who, with Monk, Charlie Parker and a few others, was responsible for introducing bebop into jazz.

John Birks Gillespie was born on 24 October 1917.

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Start your media career with us

16/10/2017
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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been producing quality media practioners. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is opening applications for internship positions for those interested in getting into media. No prior formal qualification is required.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

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, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programme, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

  1. No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  2. You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.
  3. You must be available to start immediately.
  4. You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates ill be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

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Connect with Monk

10/10/2017

Thelonious_Sphere_Monk_Flyer_1 copyThelonious Sphere Monk was born 100 years ago today. This bebop pioneer, who wrote some of the most memorable compositions in jazz, was a true original – as a person, as a pianist, as a composer.

In CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Bush Radio 89.5fm tonight (Tuesday, 10 October 2017) at 8pm, Nigel Vermaas will profile this great musician.

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Getting physical at the office

14/09/2017

As part of Bush Radio’s regular weekly staff development sessions, the team decided to get physical. Zola Sibiya of Zola’s Aerobics Club in Gugulethu came in to shake some things up at the office.

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Come home with Ernestine Deane (+competition)

04/08/2017

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Local songstress Ernestine Deane will celebrate her homecoming on Wednesday 9 August, with her first full length concert in the Mother City since her return from Europe in 2016.  She will feature an all-female band in honour of Women’s Day, playing the chilled, uplifting grooves that she is known for, all overlaid with her distinctive emotive vocals.

After launching her career with legendary hip-hop group Black Noise, Ernestine went on to join the iconic SA band Moodphase5ive.  They were the first act signed to the revolutionary ‘90s indie label African Dope, who then signed Felix la Band as their second artist.  Moodphase5ive headlined festivals and events around the country, while also supporting international acts such as Jazzanova in Prague, Asian Dub Foundation at Womad, and the Ninja Tunes tour with Amon Tobin in SA.

Fans who loved her music with Moodphase5ive can look forward to some reworked classics from that time, whilst Ernie will also showcase some brand new, never released material, and tracks from her debut solo album, Dub for Mama.   Ernie has a deep commitment to working with and showcasing female artists, and the band for this first concert will feature rising young talents Nobuhle Mazinyane on keys and Tiana Marwanqana on electric bass, with stalwart Terryl Bell on drums and Carly Naute on violin.

Ernestine Deane will perform on Wednesday 9 August at Café Roux in Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.  Booking is highly recommended.

Details:

9 August 2017 at Café Roux, 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.
Doors open for dinner from 18h30, show starts at 20h30.
Tickets R120 via Webtickets.

Competition:

***We are giving away a double ticket to a lucky Bush Radio listener – to enter the lucky draw all you need to do is sms the keyword HOME + Name and Surname to 32158 by no later than Tuesday (8 August 2017) by 10am. The winner will be announced in the Morning Cruise at 11am.***

(SMS cost only R1 per entry)

Bush Radio gives rise to ordinary women this August

02/08/2017

ladiesnight logo2017.jpgAs South Africa commemorates women’s month in August, we will give rise to a group of every day women with no previous radio or media experience, to take to the airwaves for the very first time. While the radio station is volunteer run and presenters are not remunerated for their services, the women will be given a platform to give a voice to the voiceless and various communities.

The programme, dubbed Ladies Night, was conceptualized on a WhatsApp group between seven friends and will become a reality on Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 7pm. The programme is developed, produced and presented by women and will cover various topics and issues faced by the women in their everyday lives while still being entertaining. The overarching theme is to connect and inspire like-minded people within the diverse communities of the Bush Radio footprint.

The group comprises of Adielah Jacobs, Megan Cookson, Merle Du Plessis, Jodi Gordon, Michele Pinto, Tracy Van Turha and Renee Bailey. The women all come from different backgrounds and are qualified professionals in their own right. Between them various areas are represented law, education, information technology and project management.

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Ladies Night on Bush Radio 89.5FM will air for three hours every Thursday evening between 7pm and 10pm for the month of August. The style of the programme is highly conversational but casual and relatable at the same time. Each of the women come from different backgrounds and each brings a uniqueness to the show with their different characteristics.

According to Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard: “As we celebrate 22 years of being on-air legally, we are very excited to have this programme. Ladies Night highlights how Bush Radio takes a holistic approach to creating innovative programming and works in collaboration with listeners and potential listeners to bring relevant content to the airwaves.”

Tune into 89.5fm or listen online via http://www.bushradio.co.za

Participate in the programme

WhatsApp: 0832973910
SMS: 32158
Studio: 021 448 6266

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Call for entries: 2017 China-South Africa Student Dialogue

25/07/2017

China Radio International (CRI), Global Max Media Group (GMMG), University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Humanities, and Stellenbosch University’s Confucius Institute is hosting the 2017 “From University to the World” Student Dialogue, with the assistance of Bush Radio and the Asian Students Association of UCT.

This event is scheduled to be held on 1st September 2017 at Cape Town’s One & Only Hotel and it will be live-streamed worldwide and broadcast through all of CRI’s domestic and international frequencies.

The aim of the event is to promote cultural and social exchange between the young adults from China and South Africa. With the steady trend of globalization, it is important for the future leaders of the two nations to build a relationship and have a better understanding of each other’s cultures. As BRICS members, the establishment of friendship should not only be between the two governments, but also between the citizens.

Participants will be selected through online applications and it is open to all university students from China and South Africa.

The application process has begun and received considerable interest. The applicant needs to fill in an application form and email it to Michelle Sheng.

and record a video of themselves giving a speech under the topic “If I were Chinese”. In the case of Chinese students, the topic is “If I were South African”.

Application deadline is 30 July 2017.

After two rounds of preliminary judgments, the top 10 students will receive an invitation to attend the final event. Two students will come directly from China, 3 will be Chinese students studying in South Africa, and 5 will be local students.

The selected students from South Africa will each receive a prize of R2000 and an official certificate of recognition.

The topic for the final event will be: “China & South Africa: Our Interdependent Future”.

For more information contact Michelle Sheng on 0835576136 (WhatsApp only) or via email.

Spend your Mandela Day with us

13/07/2017

ct apd.jpgNelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.

This year the theme is dedicated to fight poverty. (#ACTIONAGAINSTPOVERTY #MANDELADAY)

July is also known as  psycho-social disability awareness month, Bush Radio trainees have decided to dedicate their 67 minutes for Mandela Day to the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled.

This will take place on 18 July 2017 at the premises of Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled where we will clean up the premises by gardening and cleaning rubble. The address is 152 Tarentaal Road, Bridgetown, Cape Town, 7764.

We will also be broadcasting from the event from 12 till 2pm.

We ask that you join us from 10 am. If you would like to give a hand, donate or need more information contact Natasha on 021 448 5450.

24 Hours of Freedom 2017

26/04/2017

24 2017 fbOn Thursday, 27 April 2015, South Africa’s Freedom Day –  Everyday People host Sive Msolo will attempt to broadcast for 24 hours straight on 89.5fm and online via www.bushradio.co.za.

He will host all the Thursday programming on Bush Radio 89.5fm from 12am in the morning along with all the regulars as we celebrate Freedom Day 2017 with 24 hours of Freedom.

Besides Sive hosting from the Breakfast Rush to the Level Da Vibes, he will also be highlighting what Freedom Day means and you are invited to call (021 448 6266), or SMS (32158), whatsapp (0832973910) or participate via twitter, facebook and instagram (#24hoursoffreedom).

Besides some of the serious stuff and excellent music – Sive will be doing some excellent give aways.

Essa Moosa – Always ready to fight the good fight

26/02/2017


We are saddened by the loss of Judge Essa Moosa who had served as Bush Radio trustee and mentor at the formal establishment of the station in the early 1990s. Judge Moosa helped ensure that Bush Radio became the pioneering community radio station it is today and that the voice of all communities are heard.

Even though Judge Moosa was no longer a trustee of the station, he followed developments in the media and the station closely, and was a regular on-air guest to highlight the challenges faced by the Kurds through his work with the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group.

His lessons of dignity, self-pride, searching for knowledge and fighting for the rights of all are values we cherish and strive to maintain and pass on to all the young people who are now part of the station.

The above clip is from the Bush Radio documentary Partial Eclipse. Judge Essa Moosa confronts officials from the apartheid regime Post Office, police and security Special Branch as they raid Bush Radio offices in 1993 to confiscate and charge members of the station for broadcasting illegally.

Judge Essa Moosa passed away in Cape Town on February 26, 2017.

We salute you

A brief biography of Essa Moosa*

Judge Essa Moosa was born on 8 February 1936 in District Six, Cape Town. He qualified as an Attorney-at Law and was admitted to practice by the High Court of the Supreme Court, Cape Town on 1 June 1962. He practised as an Attorney in Cape Town until December 1997 and in 1998 was appointed as a judge of the High Court of the Supreme Court in Cape Town, officially retiring on 8 February 2011. He has six siblings, is married and continues to live in Cape Town.

Specialising in human rights issues for almost 40 years, he challenged, in court violations of basic human rights such as detention without trial, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, security and emergency legislations and regulations. During this time he acted for a number of prominent non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, leading political and community activists. In 2012 the University of the Western Cape conferred an Honorary Doctorate in law on him in recognition of his contribution in the field of human rights.

He was a founding and executive member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and chaired its Human Rights Committee. He was a member of the Constitutional Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), which gave logistical support to the ANC negotiation team for the establishment of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa. He also served as the Provincial Election Agent for the ANC in the region of the Western Cape for the first democratic elections in April 1994.

In addition he serves in a voluntary position as trustee of the University of the Western Cape, a position he has held for more than 20 years. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Council of the Peninsula Technicon and later as a member of the Council until the merger of the institute with the Cape Technicon. He was a founding member and trustee of the community based media initiatives including; Bush Radio, Grassroots Publications, Saamstaan Newspaper (Southern Cape) and South Newspaper.

*Source: International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

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