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T.P. supported by Bush Radio 89.5fm, gives you and your partner the opportunity to win ONE of FIVE double tickets to the URBAN ELEMENTS event happening this Saturday the 28th March at THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE featuring K.O. and Tbo Touch and some of Cape Town’s finest DJs
The special DOUBLE LOUNGE ACCESS TICKETS are valued at R 500 and gets you private parking, access to the VIP lounge and complimentary drinks from 6pm till 9pm.
To stand a chance of winning 1 of the 5 double tickets tune into Everyday People this week between 4pm and 7pm on Bush Radio 89.5fm. Sive and Freedom will be asking you to call in (021 448 6266) and answer a simple question to win one set of double tickets each day until Friday.
Yesterday (25 July 2013) Chester Missing stopped by the Bush Radio studios with Conrad Koch. He was interviewed by Natalie and Freedom on Everyday People (weekdays 4-7pm) about the Chester Missing Roadshow which is currently on at the Baxter Theatre.
Catch the Chester Missing Roadshow at the Baxter Theatre from the 23 July – 3 August (Golden Arrow Studio). Book via Computicket.
For block bookings, charities, corporates and fundraisers contact Sharon on 021 680 3962 or Carmen on 021 680 3993.
!!SPECIAL FROM THE BUSH RADIO ARCHIVES!!
Audio from the first Nelson Mandela press conference held at Bishop Court after his release (12 February 1990).
This is an edited version of a Bushblog post: Nelson Mandela speaks
This afternoon at about 15h30 Bush Radio trainees were alerted that members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) had stopped and were searching a vehicle just outside its building in Salt River.
As this was a potential story, trainees went downstairs to see what was happening and cover it for Bushradionews.
As the trainees were collecting information and pictures, a police officer proceeded to come over to Busi Mtabane (host of Sakhisizwe) and remove her phone and deleted the pictures she had taken.
Other trainees and Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard had to intervene to retrieve the phone which was handed back after the pictures were removed.
Below is a series of pictures of the incident taken by Programme Integrator, Adrian Louw.
Brenda Leonard has indicated that we will be taking this matter further after we have consulted with different media freedom organisations.
On the 13th December 2011 at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz ((13 December 2011 at 8pm), Nigel Vermaas will be paying tribute to the late Zim Ngqawana (25 December 1959 – 10 May 2011).
Tomorrow, Saturday the 1st October from 9am to 6pm, Bush Radio 89.5FM is going to be shaking up the airwaves in Cape Town and the world (via audio streaming on www.bushradio.co.za) by bringing you a marathon show as part of its 2011 Pledge Drive to help the Mother of Community Radio in Africa stay on air.
You will be able to hear some of the best specialist music and talk show presenters on the station drum up support for the station and call in your pledges to 021 448 5450 or SMS your message to 32158.
Starting at 9am, we have the legend of afternoon talk and community issues inCape Town, Bassie Montewa getting you ready to open your mind and, hopefully, your pockets to pledge.
Then another legend of radio broadcasting in South Africa, Tom London hosts the 10 to 12 slot and will be assisted by our King of the Mix, Freedom “Flex Darkskin” Raphela.
Our intrepid newsteam member Lusanda Bill will be live from 12h00 – 13h00, bringing you some smooth and silky sounds.
Then we go jazzy and old school, the three musketeers of radio get a chance to cut through 89.5 FM – so don’t forget to join Roger Lewis, Calvin Peters and Dr Victor Davids from 13h00 – 16h00.
At 4pm we bring a special edition of The Wrong Rock Show with Botha Kruger who will be joined by The Breakfast Rush’s Sive Msolo. You’ll be the judge of how that unusual combination of House and Rock will go down…
Ending off the marathon pledge drive from 5pm will be the team from the Unhappy Hour, who promise to take you on a musical journey into the recesses of your soul “where your grass is blue”.
Visit http://bit.ly/r9OBIi for details on making a bank transfer to Bush Radio. Remember this pledge drive runs until the 3rd October 2011, but donations are ongoing.
Some more information on the presenters of the Bush Radio 89.5 FM Marathon Pledge Drive Show (Saturday, 1 October 2011, 9am to 6pm):
Bassie Montewa – Backchat
This is where you find out what the CapeFlats is thinking and feeling. Bassie’s emphasis is on township developments and events. Backchat includes local and international musicians & artists and other dynamic individuals and groups.
Tom London has gained 17 years media industry experience working for SmartFM, CaniFM, Radio Bop, 94.7FM, SAB/Miller, Siemens, Vodacom and Talk Radio 702/ Cape Talk, mastering all facets of media and communication, including the production of corporate and web video products for large corporates. He is currently founder and Chief Executive Officer of the digital media company, MormorMedia. He is known by the public as the host of The Tom London Show which featured on talk radio and took radio markets by storm.
We call him the King of the Mix and a genius of the studio Freedom hosts Bush Radio’s Everyday People where not only the latest R&B, Hip Hop, House and Kwaito is played but raw, undiscovered talent is exposed.
The shortest member of the Bush Radio newsteam with the biggest mouth – always up on current events and producing excellent radio features – Lusanda is proof that news does not have to be dry or boring, especially when combined with the smooth tunes she spins.
Just call him Mr Sensual, Roger spins the best in classics. If you want to reminisce or be re-educated on the hits tune into Roger. Nobody caresses the airwaves with more sensuality.
The host of Flashback on 89.5FM – Flashback is a social movement for people who appreciate 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Disco, Soul, New Wave, Pop and Jazz-Funk. The music is strictly retro. Flashback is the only true old school experience
Dr Victor Davids
Victor D hosts Jazz on Bush, where smooth jazz lives. Dr Victor takes you a fantastic jazz journey, interviewing artists and playing only the best in international, local (especially that specialCape Townflavour) music
The Wrong Rock Show
Taking you on a journey beyond the limitations of the mainsteam, to a place where vintage rock ‘n roll can rub shoulders with anarchic post-rock.
The Unhappy Hour
Their mission is to guide you beyond your musical journeys and into the recesses of your souls to where your grass is blue. Need we say more?
On the 18th of May 2011, South Africans took to the polls to put their mark in the fourth Local Government Elections. The race to the elections was an interesting one. Political parties pulled out all the stops to ensure that they received as many votes as possible, and the battle for the Western Cape was especially hotly contested.
As part of Bush Radio’s plan to cover this momentous event (which saw a higher voter turnout than in previous local government elections) Bush Radio trained nine first year journalism students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
With the help of these students, we brought you live reports from voting stations all over Cape Town. Together with our regular newsteam these students were our roaming reporters on the day as well as bringing reports and live programmes from the IEC results centre until the final results were announced.
Here the students share their experiences of being trained, working with, and reporting for Bush Radio with you:
“The 2011 local government elections were a nail-biting event, as it saw the leading party, the ANC and the official opposition the DA pulling out all stops to win the votes of the many registered South African voters. Being in the middle of this highly contested election was both a very nerve-wracking and very exciting experience for me. Reporting live for Bush Radio and speaking with both for time and regular was an experience that I will cherish for a very long time.”
“Working with Bush Radio is certainly great, but to get to cover the 2011 Local Government Elections and get to interview candidate councillors for different wards was an opportunity to die for. As a young and aspiring journalist, I had the opportunity to mingle with different political officials as they made their last minute rounds before the voting stations doors closed at 7pm on Election Day. It was a great experience being live on radio for the first time, although nervous at first, but it kept me on the edge and it became the drive for me to deliver the best of my ability. I am certainly looking forward to working with Bush Radio in future, and I thank the whole team at Bush Radio who went out of their way to make sure we were ready for the big day. Thank you to our CPUT colleagues and lecturer Mr Shepi Mati for believing in us.”
“When they told us we are going to be reporting live from our voting stations, I was nervous. I didn’t know how to feel, what to feel. When I started that morning it was cold but I made the most of it. As the time for my live cross approached, my heart was beating faster. But after that it went better. Despite me being nervous, I was excited at the time. I was going to vote for the very first time. That experience cannot be put into words. I sounded somewhat professional although I’m still a student. The Bush Radio team put a great deal of energy and faith into training us for this particular task and they are great for that. Not forgetting Mr. Mati for all his awesomeness.”
“As a young journalist and a person who is studying journalism at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, being on the field is the most important thing that I always wished would happen in my career. On the 18th may 2011, I can say my dream had come true. The experience that I had during the IEC local government elections was quite a phenomenal one. My experience of the day is really indescribable working with Bush Radio. And of course talking with the Congress of the People (COPE) candidate Mr Phinda Siyo on the day was such an exciting moment for me. Getting to know the process of those elections was also a wonderful experience for me. Lastly, thanks to Bush Radio who gave us such platform to showcase our skills.”
“The Municipal elections are always very exciting but this year it was even more exciting. The reason for this is because I reported live for Bush Radio about the events happening in my area on that day. At first I was nervous because thousands of people will be listening to me, not to mention my family as well. I’m glad everything went smooth though, and according to plan. I enjoyed every moment of it, even standing in the cold and coming home with a headache it was all worth it. Thank you to the Bush Radio Team for giving me the opportunity to be a real journalist for a day.”
“Covering the local government elections was an exceptional experience from the time I arrived at the voting station till the time the voting station closed. It was exciting reporting the happenings of the day as well as interviewing people from different walks of life. I must admit that reporting for the first time was nerve-wracking and required a lot of work as the day progressed but I was able to handle the pressure and deliver a product with which I am satisfied with. I feel privileged for being given the opportunity to report for Bush Radio and I am thankful for the staff’s support throughout the day.”
“The experience of working as a journalist reporting on the local elections has been one of the highlights of my life and the memories will always stay with me. The highlights for me were reporting for Bush on the voting process at my local voting stations, to co-hosting the live radio show, Backchat, interviewing Marius Fransman, the Chairperson of the ANC. The absolute best moment was breaking a news story about an investigation into an IEC official before any other media house. This has been an amazing life experience and I’d like to thank Bush Radio for giving me this opportunity.”
“Bush Radio has granted me one of the greatest experiences in my life. For the first time since I’ve started my studies I felt like a “real” journalist. My highlights include every second spent at the IEC Results Centre, where I interviewed various politicians, lined up various politicians alongside my fellow student journalists, including getting the Tony Ehrenreich interview for the coveted 7 o’clock spot, ahead of other media institutions. Also co-hosting Backchat along with my fellow student journalists was a nerve-wracking but ultimately awesome experience. I would like to express my gratitude towards Bush Radio for handing us this opportunity which has helped us to become better journalists. Also a special thanks to Lusanda, Khanyisa and Freedom for showing us the ropes first hand, you guys were awesome.”
“Every student has a particular inclination or plateau within their chosen field of study which they aspire to, something that makes them say “I could do that” or “that will be me in ten years”. Personally, one of these inclinations has always been radio journalism, so when the opportunity to work and gain real-life experience with the Bush Radio team was made available to me, saying that I was excited would probably be the understatement of the year. From the very start of our “working week” all of the students involved were made to feel welcome and part of the team, even though we had very important tasks to perform under the Bush Radio banner: Live coverage in residential areas of the 2011 IEC Municipal elections and coverage of all the happenings at the IEC results centre afterwards, which culminated in myself and three of my class-mates co-hosting Backchat. I would just like to thank the Bush Radio crew as a whole, because by the end of the week I was looking at people within the journalism profession whom I admire and saying: “I did that” and “that was me yesterday”.