Posts Tagged ‘History’

Bush Radio celebrates 19 years legal

08/08/2014

9 August 1995 – Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As we celebrate the 19th National Women’s Day in South Africa,  Africa’s oldest community radio celebrates 19th year of broadcasting legally in a democratic South Africa.

Saturday at 2pm marks the time Bush Radio 89.5FM switched on with a license from the broadcasting authority. The first person on air was volunteer news co-ordinator, Juanita Williams (currently the managing director of AllAfrica Global Media) who read the first news bulletin followed by former station manager, Farah Moosa and a host of guests from various organisations.

Read more about Bush Radio’s history: CLICK HERE

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17 years later and the Blues keeps getting sweeter

13/10/2013

Congratulations to Dr Ian Bell for 17 years of the best specialist blues music show on the 89.5FM or onlineBlues in the Bush, Sundays from 8-10pm.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of the Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography.

Check out our programme schedule for more specialist programmes (CLICK HERE)

Democracy is not a spectator sport

22/01/2013
Goucher College's Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

Goucher College’s Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

Yesterday (21 January 2013) Bush Radio hosted students from Goucher College in the United States of America.

The group was accompanied by their Political Science and International Relations lecturer, Eric Singer.

The visit was part of the students’ three-week journey researching about South Africa’s history, political and social dynamics.

“This is our third week here; so far we have met with the media, activists, farm workers and street vendors to get a better understanding of the complexity of changes facing South Africa” Singer said.

The group found out how ethnicity, culture, class and gender are involved in society’s ability to solve the country’s social challenges.

“The students are aged between 19 and 23, most have never been outside of their home country, and were shocked that some of the problems they faced back home were the same in South Africa” Singer added.

Singer said that what they have learnt in South Africa was that creating change is not about drafting legislation or forking out money, it is about communities creating space for social development.

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16 years of playing the Blues

16/10/2012

Congratulations to Dr Ian Bell for 16 years of the best specialist blues music show on the 89.5FM or onlineBlues in the Bush, Sundays from 8-10pm.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of the Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography.

Check out our programme schedule for more specialist programmes (CLICK HERE)

Matric Revision 2012 programmes available for free download

04/09/2012

Once again Bush Radio has made its series of 2012 Matric Revision Programmes available for free download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes significantly (largest file only 9MB) to save you bandwidth. High quality copies are available on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Accounting (English & Afrikaans version)

Afrikaans HL Paper 1

Afrikaans HL Paper 2

Business Studies (English & Afrikaans version)

Economics (Xhosa version)

English FAL Paper 1 and 2

History Paper 1 and 2 (English & Afrikaans version)

isiXhosa Paper 1 and 2

Life Sciences Paper 1 and 2 (English & Afrikaans version)

Maths Paper 1 and 2 (Afrikaans version)

Maths Paper 1 and 2 (English version)

Matric 2012 revision series on 89.5FM

20/08/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department has once again partnered to help Grade 12 learners get ready for their final exams through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through the Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Matric Revision Broadcast Schedule on 89.5FM:

Monday, 20 August – 8pm – Afrikaans HL 1
Tuesday, 21 August – 7pm – Afrikaans HL 2
Wednesday, 22 August – 7pm – Mathematics

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Monday, 27 August – 7pm – English FAL 1
Tuesday, 28 August – 7pm – English FAL 2
Wednesday, 29 August – 7pm – Business Studies

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Monday, 3 September – 7pm – Accounting
Tuesday, 4 September – 7pm – Life Sciences
Wednesday, 5 September – 7pm – History

The entire Matric Revision series will be made available for download via this blog shortly.

Celebrating 17 years of Community Radio

08/08/2012

On the 9th August 2012, National Women’s Day, we kick off a month of celebration at Bush Radio as we reach 17 years of legal community radio broadcasting in South Africa. Besides some of the fun activities planned for our birthday month we are also taking the opportunity of looking back and reflecting on the struggle to free the airwaves in South Africa and look at how we keep it free.

Bush Radio is also in the process of digitising its extensive archive of recordings and photographs and below is a sample of some the pictures – see if you can spot yourself and if you have material that you think belongs in the archive let us know.

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related: Celebrating 16 years on air

2011 Matric Revision Programmes available for download

13/10/2011

We have made our series of 2011 Matric Revision programmes available for download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes to save you bandwidth. Should you feel you need a higher quality copy on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 1)

 Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 2)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 1)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 2 & 3)

Business Studies (English/Afrikaans version)

Business Studies (English/Xhosa version)

Economics (English/Afrikaans version)

Economics (English/Xhosa version)

Accounting (English/Afrikaans version)

Accounting (English/Xhosa version)

Life Sciences (English version)

History (English/Afrikaans version)

History (English/Xhosa version)

Related posts: Calling all Matrics – time to revise

 

 

Calling all Matrics – time to revise

19/09/2011

The 2011 Matric exams are fast approaching and Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department is attempting to ease the stress of matrics through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through these Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Schedule for the Matric Revision Programmes on Bush Radio:

Monday – 19 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Tuesday – 20 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Wednesday – 21 September – 8pm – English (First Additional Language)

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Monday – 26 September – 7pm – English (First Additional Language)

Tuesday – 27 September – 7pm – Business Studies

Wednesday – 28 September – 8pm – Economics

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Monday – 10 October – 7pm – Accounting

Tuesday – 11 October – 7pm – Life Sciences

Wednesday – 12 October – 8pm – History

Celebrating 16 years on air

09/08/2011

9 August 1995 - Former Programme Co-ordinator; Shamiel X Adams, the late Ralton Praah, former station manager, Farah Moosa (behind the mic) and Adrian Louw (as published in the Cape Times)

As South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day, we at Bush Radio also celebrate 16 years of legally being on air on 89.5FM.

To all our listeners, supporters, volunteers, trainees and staff: Thank you for keeping us Africa’s pioneering community radio station project.

To check out some of the Bush Radio history CLICK HERE.