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Understanding the heart of good media (Anton Harber)

14/09/2017

 

On 5 September 2017 Anton Harber*, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, paid a visit to Bush Radio.

As part of his visit we asked him to speak with the interns as part of our staff development sessions.

He shared his thoughts on a range of issues ranging from what makes a good story to fake news.

Anyone interested in journalism and the media should take a listen.

This is an audio recording of that discussion.

*Anton Harber is Adjunct Professor of Journalism. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as the Weekly Mail). Previously, he also worked as Sub-Editor for the Sunday Post and Sowetan newspapers and as Political Reporter for the Rand Daily Mail. Between 1997 and 2001, Harber was the CEO of Kagiso Broadcasting and between 1998 and 2001, he was the Executive Director of Kagiso Media Ltd. Harber has held a number of other positions such as Chair of the South African Conference of Editors (in 1991), Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (in 1998) and Chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute (in 2010).  – source: University of the Witwatersrand

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Internship opportunities: NEWSROOM

21/09/2015

Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for volunteer recruits for its newsroom.

You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and passionate about news.

You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below:

*You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans or English and Xhosa

*You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts).

*Successful candidates will sign a minimum 6 month contract

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (minimum of 2 references) and motivation letter to: newsed@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News Internship 2015

Application deadline: 30 September 2015 @ 17h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Celebrate World Radio Day

13/02/2014

radio day 2013

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has declared the 13th February as World Radio Day. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project we at Bush Radio fully support this intiative as we believe in the power of radio to help build communities and improve lives.

click here – LISTEN TO WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO RADIO – click here

Whether it is through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) launched in 1996 where young people learn to use the medium to develop their skills and understanding of media or one of our programmes like Sakhisizwe – Bou die Nation, Build the Nation or even our specialised music programmes like Blues in the Bush where we connect the music to its roots in Africa – radio plays a vital part in almost everyone’s daily life.

Through technology like internet streaming Bush Radio is able to connect to the entire planet with it’s audience not just from Cape Flats but with dedicated listeners in Asia, Europe and the Americas tuning into the station online through computers or mobile phones, Bush Radio truly is more than just FM radio.

Related: How to listen to us online

The Mother of Community Radio celebrates World Radio Day 2013

13/02/2013

radio day 2013

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has declared the 13th February 2013 as World Radio Day. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project we at Bush Radio fully support this intiative as we believe in the power of radio to help build communities and improve lives.

click here – LISTEN TO WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO RADIO – click here

Whether it is through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) launched in 1996 where young people learn to use the medium to develop their skills and understanding of media or one of our programmes like Sakhisizwe – Bou die Nation, Build the Nation or even our specialised music programmes like Blues in the Bush where we connect the music to its roots in Africa – radio plays a vital part in almost everyone’s daily life.

Through technology like internet streaming Bush Radio is able to connect to the entire planet with it’s audience not just from Cape Flats but with dedicated listeners in Asia, Europe and the Americas tuning into the station online through computers or mobile phones, Bush Radio truly is more than just FM radio.

Related: How to listen to us online

Discover your inner child at the Cape Town Science Centre

13/09/2012

 

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A visit to the Cape Town Science Centre yesterday for Bush Radio’s weekly Staff Development turned out to be a fun playground for the staff.


We had the opportunity to explore amazing displays like the biggest cell phone (video) which made it into the World Guinness Book of Records, Mindball, the game where you control a ball with your brain waves and Sive Msolo became a guinea pig when he went for a spin on the Human Gyroscope (video) to experience weightlessness.


It’s a great opportunity to take your whole family for a day of exploring science.

Call the Cape Town Science Centre on: 021 300 3200 / 083 276 9501

Internship opportunity – Looking for “behind-the-scenes” experience in radio and media?

02/05/2012

Bush Radio is offering a 6-month full-time internship (allowance of R2000 per month only) for the right candidate to assist and be mentored in the programming and logistics department.

The ideal candidate should be driven, creative, computer literate, have a good telephone manner, excellent administration skills, be organised and hardworking.

No formal broadcast or media qualification is required beyond a Matric and a valid driver’s licence.

The candidate will receive basic production training but this is NOT an on-air specific position as most of the tasks will be geared towards project management and admin duties.

The candidate will serve as a personal assistant to the Programme Integrator, and be a liasion between volunteers and the various projects implemented by the programming and logistics department of Bush Radio. Official working hours will be 8am – 4pm but will include after hours and weekend work at short notice when necessary.

Should you be interested in applying, send a motivation letter (no more than 500 words) and your CV with at least two contactable references to tammy@bushradio.co.za – Please state PRODUCTION ASSISTANT application in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2012 @ 9am

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Trainee presenter/producer positions

31/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project, is offering two local internships in its programming department for trainee producer/presenters.

The internship in Cape Town provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in producing content for radio programmes (ie research, scripting, etc) and presenting (interviewing, etc).

Job description for trainee producer/presenter:

* Generate interview ideas * Research topics for programme * Schedule and liaise with guests * Draft questions before and during interviews * Research, package and present programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc) * Liaise with listeners regarding programme * Take photographs / video * Updating blogs/websites * Present a radio programme (NOT DJing!)

Availability:

Successful candidates must be available to receive basic training in mid-February 2012 and be available from Monday to Friday – 8am to 2pm. The internships will run from mid-February 2012 – June 2012 (fulltime).

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write, read and speak English and one other indigenous language. A good general knowledge is essential; a passion for news would be an advantage.

Payment:

The internship is voluntary with a small transport allowance of R1 000 per month only.

Applications should include the following:

1. Motivation letter

2. CV with at least 2 contactable references

3. Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

Please note that this is not a call for DJs or music show presenters – the aim is to produce and present a magazine programme, which will include features, interviews and talk.

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Deadline:

10 February 2012 @ 12h00

Interview process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Shortlisted candidates will have to complete a voice test, written test and face-to-face interview.

On-Air producers (2x volunteer positions)

29/03/2011

Two Bush Radio week-day programmes; The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) and Backchat (2pm to 4pm) require volunteers to help prepare the programmes on a daily basis.

The volunteer producer positions are voluntary with no pay or stipend.

If you are interested in applying to become part of the programme we encourage you to listen to the show and indicate in your application which programme you would like to assist with.

As a volunteer on-air producer you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties.

Personal Attributes:

Professional, attention to detail, time management, eager to learn, willing to learn all aspects of broadcasting, be creative, a people’s person, be articulate and a team player.

The ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is on a “gap year” or someone looking at gaining experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Position Description:

OFF AIR

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • Compile daily features
  • Set up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Take photos/video of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote the show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blog
  • Work closely with host of show

 ON AIR

  • Present certain segments of the show either with or without host.

 Your application MUST include the following:

 1. A motivational letter of (500 words maximum)

2. CV with 2 contactable references.

3. Indication of which programme (Morning Cruise/Backchat) you would like to assist with.

E-mail application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Be part of Everyday People (volunteer position)

29/03/2011

Are you a vibrant and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for radio? Well then you need to look no further, because “Everyday People” (weekdays, 4 to 7pm) is looking for a suitable co-host.

Requirements

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • compiling daily features
  • Setting up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Taking photos of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blogging
  • Working closely with host of show

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a host.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and females are encouraged to apply.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided) 

Send your application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Internship opportunity (Programming)

14/01/2011


Are you interested in getting “behind-the-scenes” experience in radio and media?

Bush Radio is offering a 3-month full-time internship (transport allowance of R2000 per month only) for the right candidate to assist and be mentored in the programming department.

The ideal candidate should be computer literate, have a good telephone manner, be organised and hardworking. No formal qualification is required beyond Matric and a driver’s licence.

The candidate will serve as a liaison between the Programme Integrator, volunteers and various projects implemented by the programming department of Bush Radio.

Should you be interested in applying, send a motivation letter (no more than 500 words) and your CV with at least two contactable references to ideas@bushradio.co.za by no later than January 20 at 9am.