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Position available: Newsroom Co-ordinator

18/08/2015

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  • Are you interested in helping develop Bush Radio’s newsroom?
  • Are we covering the right stories? Are we delivering news/it in the right way?
  • Is it news that our audience can use? Do you have basic managerial and editorial skills?

Then Bush Radio 89.5FM has a position for you as a newsroom co-ordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, hardworking and enthusiastic individual with a flair for, and the basic understanding of the running of a newsroom who is willing to be mentored to help develop Bush Radio’s newsroom: in terms of policy, content, delivery (reading) editing and networking.

In return Bush Radio will offer the candidate access to local and international training as it becomes available, as well as mentoring by senior Bush Radio management in order for the candidate to develop into a fully fledge radio news editor.

Duties will include: Ensuring that Bush Radio adhere’s to its newsroom polices, that content is developed to meet these requirements, ensure that all content published by the newsroom (ie bulletins, online articles, current affairs, features) are of a high and constantly improving quality.

  • No formal journalism or media qualification is a requirement but would aid application.
  • An excellent command of English and a good general knowledge is a requirement as well as the command of one other language Bush Radio broadcasts in (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • Experience in working in a newsroom would be an asset.
  • This is a full time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation)
  • Salary R 4 500 to R 6 000 based on skill level and experience.
  • Cape Town based
  • Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • Only email applications will be accepted.
  • Send your application with the subject line: News Co-ordinator 2015 to newsed@bushradio.co.za

Application must include:

  1. detailed CV
  2. A motivation letter, including basic ideas on what you think community radio’s news priorities should be, as well as some detail on how you would transform the current news on Bush Radio 89.5FM.
  3. 3 contactable references
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Congratulations to our Mandela Day winners

18/07/2014

Thank you to all who entered the Bush Radio, Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa and Fair Cape competition.

Fair Cape Hamper winners:

  • Talitha Gympies -Matroosfontein
  • Odile Finotti – Parklands
  • Natasha Petersen – Deep River
  • Lynne Morland – Crawford
  • Ndileka Moyake – Gugulethu

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel and Spa winner:

  • Steve Norman – Elsies River

 

Win on Mandela day

16/07/2014

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The Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, Fair Cape and Bush Radio 89.5fm are teaming up for Mandela Day this Friday on the 18th of July 2014.

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Knit-off and they invite anyone to participate by showing up between 11am and 4pm and spending 67 minutes knitting squares which will be used to make blankets and then sent to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

In addition to the 67 minutes, Mandela Rhodes and Fair Cape are also offering Bush Radio listeners the chance to win big! 5 Fair Cape hampers worth R150 each are up for grabs as well as a two night stay at the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa for one lucky couple (meals not included).

To stand a chance of winning in this lucky draw you need to answer the following question: who is the recipient of the blankets that will be made on Mandela day?

To enter: sms your NAME + SURNAME, the keyword MANDELA and the answer to 32158.

Lines close at 9am on Friday 18 July. Winners will be announced on the Morning Cruise (9am – 12pm) on the same day.

This is a lucky draw so enter as many times as you can to stand a chance winning one of these awesome prizes.

SMS cost R1, free messages do not apply.

Win free entry to the Dolphin Rally 2013

21/09/2013

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Get yourself to the Dolphin Rally in Port Elizabeth from 4 to 6 October 2013 by entering to WIN one of 3 entry tickets.

Your prize will include; an entry ticket, the official Rally Badge and tickets for the Friday and Saturday night lucky draw.

Answer the question: Where in (venue) Port Elizabeth will the Dolphin Rally be held?

How to enter:

SMS: DOLPHIN + The Answer + Your name + surname to 32158

Unlimited sms entries per person – this is a lucky draw so enter often to improve your chances of winning.

Only open for persons 18 years and over; Competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 26 September 2013.

Winners will be announced on the Biker Show on Saturday 28 September 2013. GOOD LUCK!

SMS costs R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

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Happy Birthday to the Biker Show

31/05/2013

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A repost of the note posted by Trevor Davids – the originator of the Bush Radio Biker Show.

A big thank you to the 43 biker clubs that accepted invitations to co-host the Biker Show for the past year. The Biker Show is now commanding 15% of the Bush Radio overall listeners – A major achievement for a radio program that only hits the airwaves once a week for 3 hours. (Saturdays 2pm – 5pm on 89.5FM or via www.bushradio.co.za nationally)

Thank You to the Bush Radio management (Brenda and Adrian) who agreed to provide us with a weekly 3 hour broadcast platform to promote a positive image of biking especially around the safety aspect, even though they were ‘sold’ on a concept that was written to a three page proposal.

A humongous ode of gratitude to Lloyd Castle, Riki Turner and Jessica Zandberg who formed the original broadcast team as co-presenters and trainee producers – although they had very limited broadcast experience prior to the 1st broadcast, they believed in the vision and mission of The Biker Show. Their encouragement, energy, input and enthusiasm contributed to the format (and enjoyment) of the the Biker Show.

Thank You to Shannon-Leigh Torien and Xanthé Zealand stepped into the world of live radio broadcasting in August 2012. Their unbridled passion for the camaraderie of bikers and the culture thereto, is a major factor in the way they took to broadcasting – they belonged there!

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In October broadcasting veteran and biker Richard Green took over the anchor spot and the Biker Show reached a new level. Richard stamped his enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise on to the Biker Show.

The Biker Show completed 118 hours of live broadcasting inclusive of 6 outside broadcast transmissions from rallies and day functions. ALL members of the broadcast team are volunteers and currently receive no remuneration for the time dedicated to The Biker Show.

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The Biker Show is an excellent opportunity for low cost advertising especially targeted at bikers. Contact any member of the Biker Show team for details of advertising packages.

The Biker Show Team is looking forward to another year of fun, laughter, interesting chats, biker camaraderie and the promotion of bike safety.

Related:

Start your engines – The Biker Show on 89.5FM

Stepping out with the Stepchildren – 2013 Steppies Rally

Live from Wys Jou Muis 2012 (video and pics)

Earning your badge – Eagle Rally 2012

Launch of the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive (Pics and Video)

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Launch of the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive (Pics and Video)

02/05/2013

A big thank you to all the biker’s, clubs and individuals who came out to support the launch of the Bush Radio Biker Show Winter Charity drive this past weekend (27 April 2013). Almost 2 tonnes of non-perishable food as well and blankets and clothes were collected!

Please remember the giving does not stop – we will be posting information regarding more collection points in the near future.

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Watch a short video clip of Saturday’s mass ride.

Support the Biker Winter Charity Drive

09/04/2013

meals on wheels posterWinter is approaching fast and to assist those who need help the Bush Radio Biker Show in association with the Wings Motorcycle Club will be launching the BIKER SHOW WINTER CHARITY DRIVE.

The drive will take place on the 27 of April 2013 (Freedom Day) at the Shawco Hall, 12th Avenue Kensington from 1pm to 7pm.

The aim of the Freedom Day event is two-fold: To get 1,000kg of tinned food and 1,000 blankets on the day and to launch the Biker Show Winter Charity Drive. Our ultimate target is 2,000kg of tin food and 2,000 blankets, and a bakkie-load of winter clothing.

Biker’s and non-bikers are welcome to support this event.

Collection points will be pubs, shops, restaurants, churches, etc – are in the process of being identified.

Biker Show Winter Charity Drive is done on behalf of the Kensington / Factreton Meals on Wheels Organisation.

Kensington / Factreton Meals on Wheels Organisation is an organisation that deals with caring for the home-based senior citizens and children. It includes nutritional support, healthcare and general wellbeing.

The Bush Radio Biker Show will also broadcast live from the event.

For more information or to get involved contact Trevor Davids on 074 475 2082

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Congratulations to our 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival ticket winners

05/04/2013

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Congratulations to Matshidiso Molefe from Kraaifontein and Barbara de Jager from Matroosfontein who won the 2013 CTIJF weekend pass competition.

Win weekend passes to the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

05/04/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving two lucky listeners the opportunity to win a set double weekend pass tickets valued at R 1 240.00 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

To stand a chance of winning the double weekend passes for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday, all you have to do is:

SMS the keyword JAZZ, your name + surname, and the name of one of the local artists performing at the 2013 CTIJF to 32158 by 12pm today (5 April 2013).

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe by 12h25 today.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw. You will need to be able to collect your tickets by 3pm today.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Stepping out with the Stepchildren – 2013 Steppies Rally

05/02/2013

The Bush Radio Biker Show was broadcast live from the 2013 Steppies Rally in Hawston this past weekend. Joing the crew for the first time was Bushradionews intern Athenkosi Mvane. We asked him to give us his take on being at a rally for the first time.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “biker rally”?

For me, honestly; bad mannered, long-bearded, baseball bat carrying, chain-wielding angry men.

Saturday would have been the day that would have given me concrete evidence that my stereotypes learned from bad-boy movies were true.
I had little sleep the previous night, fantasies of watching tyre burn-outs and drag racing on a long stretch of road had me tossing and turning like a rider on a hair pin bend.

The trip from Cape Town to Hawston felt longer than it was; my eagerness to reach my christening into the forbidden world of two wheelers got the better of me. The picturesque scenery on the drive gave little amusement to my yearning.

Upon our arrival at the Hawston resort, we were signed in by members of the rally hosts, the Stepchildren Motorcycle Club, who showed us the centre of the event and stage.
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It was tent next to tent, motorbike after motorbike, braai-stand smoke breathing life into the sea-breeze that whispered relief from the scorching sun that illuminated.

There were high spirits in the main tent as the bikers raved the heat away.

The Bush Radio technical team set up the stage in preparation for the Biker Show’s broadcast from the rally.

This was my first experience of being present during an outside broadcast in my four months with the Bush family.
With the equipment prepared, I headed out into unfamiliar territory and joined the biking community.

Each of the clubs had set up banners displaying their colours and logos, proudly wearing their cuts* adorned with various rally badges.

*A cut-off, also known as a kutte  is a type of vest or jacket which originated in the biker subculture

I met club bikers, freelancers and non-bike affiliated supporters of the fraternity.

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Richard Appel of Gaansbaai said rallies brought him together with friends from different places who don’t meet for long periods of time.
From the Ikon Cycle Club, Bradley Bruinders said the fellowship of the bikers was a time to be around people who share the same vision and bond. One of their biking team-mates had been biking for 28 years.

Alec Abrahams of Athlone, who has been biking since 1982, said the fellowship of the different clans is what brings him to rallies. “It is something that grew on me since the first time I saw a motorcycle”.

Cuan Edick said his way through biking was unplanned, as he had given a friend some money to buy him a car, and when he had returned home from work, he found a bike instead. “I couldn’t even ride a bike back then” he said.

Jacqui De Doncker said her reason for being at the rally was purely to have fun and to support her biking friends. “The biking community is friendly and they know how to have fun.”

From Atlantis, Cindy Samuels had come to support the hosts Stepchildren, because she found their work in the community amazing. She said, “It makes people see that biking is not about only partying, but about giving back.”

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Emile Fredericks from the Claw Riders Club said the biking fraternity is misunderstood by the general public. Their club supports a community crèche with everything the children need; from blankets, to toys and anything that would be of assistance. He boasted that when the Bush Radio Biker Show was started, the Claws were the first club to be invited for an interview.

To my surprise I encountered a club named Friends in Uniform who are police officers. Chantell Mutt chairs the club and said the rallies are one of the ways a cop can relax and have a good time. “The rally is fun, its tons of adrenaline from the sounds of the engines and just being in the company of good friends” Mutt said.

The experience for me was incredible. I got to a first-hand experience in the presence of the “meanies” and realised they are often misjudged by those who don’t understand the brother and sisterhood that exists between riders. They are not the movies’ portrayal of aggression; they are a crowd with big hearts too.

I learnt that there is a body that watches over and holds the clubs accountable which is the Motorcycle Association Western Cape. Under the MAWC registered clubs must adopt a charity of their choice to support.

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I learnt that, like in any other group there are rivalries but under the MAWC, clubs that transgress the code of conduct (in which respect for other clubs is part of) are subject to penalties.

I saw no forms of anti-social behaviour at the rally but witnessed an immense amount of friendship, bonding and respect. Although we had to leave while the festivities were still underway I could not have asked for a better way to spend a working Saturday afternoon.
I may have no intention of joining a club soon, but I am converted to the rider lifestyle. Friendship, bikes and rock ‘n roll were the flavour of the day and what happened in Hawston will stay in my mind for a long time.

I want to congratulate the Stepchildren Motorcycle Club on a well-organised and spirited event. I hope this will not be the last time I experience a ride on the wild side.

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