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?