Posts Tagged ‘mother of community radio’

The Bush Selfie King

03/04/2015

yuz1He is know to take any opportunity at the station to take a selfie – always be ready to put on your best pout because he is there and his name is Yuzriq Meyer, Bush Radio’s unofficial “selfie-king”.

Recently we gave Yuzriq a selfie-stick and asked him to get selfies with some of the staff and trainees who sometimes hide from pictures.

Visit Bush Radios’ Instagram account and check out some of these pics.

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Celebrate World Radio Day

13/02/2014

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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

Where were you 18 years ago? Check out these promos

02/08/2013

On Friday the 9th of August (National Women’s Day) 2013, Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest volunteer driven community radio station celebrates 18 (legal) years on-air.

We will be having a special programme on the day from 2 – 4pm with many of the “old” Bushies. (see Calling all “old” Bushies)

Nigel Vermaas (host of Connected 2 Jazz) produced three promos (audio) for the programme. We thought we would share them here too. The promos feature Bassie Montewa the current host of Backchat as well as Dr Jeanne du Toit, Brenda Leonard and Sue Valentine and Victor J.



 

strap 9 aug 2013Related:

Calling all “old” Bushies

This August: Party like it’s your birthday

 

 

Calling all “old” Bushies

25/07/2013

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On the 9th August 2013, National Women’s Day, Bush Radio 89.5FM will be celebrating its 18th on-air birthday.

If you were a on-air volunteer, trainee or producer between 1995 and 2013 we would like to invite you to join Bassie Montewa on Backchat from 2 to 4pm on Friday the 9th August 2013 to share your experiences with listeners.

We want to find out how it was “back in the day”, how the experience changed you, affected your career choices and what you are up to now?

If you are able to join Bassie (in-studio or on the telephone) please fill in the form below or contact Isherene Siebritz on 021 448 5450 / marketing@bushradio.co.za to book your time back on air.

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Mandela Day Human Chain (slideshow)

19/07/2013

Some pictures from the Human Chain held in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our commitment to a united South Africa yesterday (18 July 2013) in Cape Town.

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Related:

Help honour Madiba’s legacy

Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990

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

Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990

12/02/2013

source: Festival Karsh Ottawa

!!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

Enter the Bush Radio / Mark Sampson Africa Clockwise competition

19/09/2012

Bush Radio is giving you the opportunity to win a set of double tickets to the Mark Sampson’s Africa Clockwise Show on Sunday the 23rd September at Masque Theatre Muizenberg at 7:30pm.

5 lucky listeners will stand a chance of winning double tickets; all you have to do is SMS the keyword FUNNY + your name to 32158

*You have until Thursday the 20th September at 4pm to . Winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe the next day.

Sms cost R1 each and free minutes do not apply

Join #BigBirthdayBash for We like BASS and theDANK!SH

26/08/2012

WE like BASS in collaboration with theDANKISH and Bush Radio 89.5FM are teaming up to host a BIG BIRTHDAY BASH on Saturday, 1 September 2012: SPRING DAY!

The past twelve Capetonian months has seen the rise of two names synonymous with profiling the freshest underground bass music: WE like BASS and theDANKISH.

WE like BASS is a pop-up party hosted in alternative spaces. WE like BASS events feature cutting-edge local talent, constantly scouting for unconventional venues. TheDANKISH is a critical platform for local hip hop and bass culture and a radio show hosted on the Mother of Community Radio, Bush Radio 89.FM every Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.

You are invited to pop bottles with the WE like BASS and theDANKISH crews at this very special celebration.

*** VENUE ***

  • new Ragazzi LIVE – 8 Loop Street, Cape Town

Occupying the old DISKO-K space at the bottom of Loop Street, near to Fridas and the SideShow.

Specially for this event, a second floor ‘dance hall’ will be opened. Expect plenty of surprises!

*** DATE ***

  • 1 September 2012

*** LINE-UP ***
< LIVE stage >

< DANCE hall >

*** DEETS ***

  • Door: R20 < 11pm > R40
  • BASS SOUND SYSTEM
  • 2 floors of underground music
  • R15 birthday drink specials all night
  • come as you are + everyone is welcome!

WE HOPE YOU CAN COME!

Bush Radio 89.5fm, Cape Town’s premier community radio station is the media sponsor of #BigBirthdayBash

CHECK OUT THE BUSH RADIO FACEBOOK PAGE

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


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