Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Will radio ever die?

08/07/2015

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We thought we would share this recent article on the future of radio by Hailey Cunningham for observer.com.

Some interesting insights especially for those who may have written off the power of radio.

On August 1, 1981 at 12:01 a.m., MTV played its first music video on the air, marking the so-called beginning of the end for radio. The video—appropriately selected for the occasion and the predicted impending doom for the long-lived medium—was The Buggles’ 1978 hit “Video Killed the Radio Star.”

This wasn’t the first time, or the last, that terrestrial, free radio would be deemed obsolete. First, it was the threat of news on TV, then entertainment on TV, then music on TV, then satellite radio and now streaming. The most recent nail in the coffin appears to be Apple Music, which launched last Tuesday…..read the complete story

Position available: Senior Administrative Assistant – UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sunday, 5 July 2015

26/06/2015

admin pic1Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an energetic and organised Senior Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).

  • Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.
  • Application deadline: 16:00 on Friday, 3 July 2015.
  • ***** UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sunday, 5 July 2015 @ 8pm ******
  • Applications can be emailed to admin@bushradio.co.za and should state: Senior Administrative Assistant Application 2015 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.
  • Candidate must be available to start immediately.
  • 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.

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Position: Senior Administrative Assistant

Salary ranges from R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.

Skills required:

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Turbocash/Pastel and internet / email)
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Strong administrative and financial skills

Experience required:

  • 3 years prior experience in administration and finance (NGO or commercial environment)
  • Prior experience on SARS e-filing and Eazy File

Personality attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team

Key Performance Areas:

Administration:

  • Stationery purchase and distribution
  • Do filing and updating of files
  • Ensure fixing of equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Liaise with stakeholders, clients and funders
  • Report writing

Finances:

  • Petty cash
  • Prepare financial books to trial balance (using Turbocash/Pastel)
  • Draft financial reports for the Station Manager
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Record keeping
  • Account payments and debt collections
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Write proposals and reports to funders
  • Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF

Personnel:

  • Keep and update all personnel records
  • Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty
  • Deal with all statutory requirements

Other:

  • Deal with advertising queries
  • Receive advertising schedules and reconcile with payments
  • Check advertising schedules and make sure that all material is at Bush Radio

WIN: Tickets to see Judith Sephuma

04/06/2015

judith sephuma one wordBush Radio 89.5fm is giving 3 lucky listeners and their partners the opportunity to see Judith Sephuma live in concert on Saturday the 6th June 2015 as she embarks on her ONE WORD national tour.

For one night only Judith will will be performing songs from her new album ONE WORD at the Artscape Opera House.

Providing solid back up are a superb line-up of musicians that are stars in their own right: Camillo Lombard (keyboards), Lucas Khumalo (bass guitar), Mark Goliath (keyboard), Allou April (guitar) John Hassan (percussion) and Joey Williams a drummer from Los Angeles.

If you would like to win a set of double tickets send the keyword ONE + YOUR NAME + SURNAME to 32158.

Line close at 2pm on Friday the 5th June 2015 and the winners names will be announced at 3pm

SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

Bikers are born, not hatched

13/05/2015
Wilma de Klerk aka Wilma loves Biking with her beautiful two-month old baby daughter Lee de Klerk.

Wilma de Klerk aka Wilma loves Biking with her beautiful two-month old baby daughter Lee de Klerk.

With Mother’s Day come and gone the Biker Show decided to have a special show in honour of mothers, on the 9 May 2015.

There was a mix of guest; bikers, those mom’s who had not yet braved two wheels, those not too keen to try and some of the presenters’ moms all of which made for an interesting show.

First order of business was the meet and greet between the moms, they were instructed to share stories about how they became mothers in biking and attempted to rub off their love of biking onto the mothers who had not been on a bike.

As mothers usually have a lot to say about everything, the minute they were told that they should be getting ready to go in studio, the silence in the room was deafening as the nerves crept in.

Our beautiful Moms in Biking -Left to right: Ruth Castle, Samantha Lamprecht, Kaylen Butler, Janine Brand, Dawn Paulse, Melanie Alexander, Wilma loves Biking.

Our beautiful Moms in Biking -Left to right: Ruth Castle, Samantha Lamprecht, Kaylen Butler, Janine Brand, Dawn Paulse, Melanie Alexander, Wilma loves Biking.

Once they gathered themselves, they were ready for the topics of the day “have you been on a bike?” Of course the biker mama’s were raving about what joy and freedom riding a bike provides. Then came the non-biker mama’s, the answers varied from one mom to the other.

Wilma de Klerk aka Wilma loves Biking, who recently became a mom rides an R1 Yamaha and said that it made her a better biker realising that as she rides she wants to come back to her child.

Kaylen Butler says that the preconceived notion of bikers as dangerous, reckless is not true. As she met bikers and found that they were the loveliest bunch of people. It’s just the bike that is a problem for her.

Samantha Lamprecht and her son, daughter

Samantha Lamprecht and her son, daughter

During the Biker Safety hour sponsored by Biker Basics, Lloyd Castle and regular guest on the show Officer Igshaan Dyson put the moms through their paces. The task was to convince the moms that biking can be and is safe.

Samantha Lamprecht, who has been in biking since she was in diapers, rides a Suzuki and commented on the issue of safety with regards to wearing the correct gear. “Whether you fall at 20 or 120, you are going to get eina”.

A big thank you to all the moms who came through and enjoyed our photo-booth, gifts and eats. You really are special to us at the Mother of Community Radio – Bush Radio.

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Trevor calling in from Brunei

The Bush Radio Biker Show Mother’s Day edition was such a hit that even the show founder Trevor Davids who is currently based in Brunei joined in via Skype (stay tuned to Bush Radio as Trevor will be on the station on a more regular basis soon)

The Biker Show on the road together, every Saturday, 2pm to 5pm

The Biker Show Team wishes all moms a Happy Mother’s Day

The Biker Show Team wishes all moms a Happy Mother’s Day

Going digital

01/05/2015

014After a few months of construction, tweaking (and some twerking) and training we officially launch the Bush Radio Digital Broadcast studio today 1 May 2015 in honour of all the workers who have sacrificed for our democracy and helped to open the airwaves in South Africa.

bush instagramThe studio was constructed by the team from Buck Broadcast and funded through a grant from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).

The new digital studio will help Bush Radio to continue to be the leading incubator of young radio talent on the continent while providing listeners with the best quality sound possible.

24 hours of Freedom

24/04/2015

1 freedom day 2015On Monday, 27 April 2015, South Africa’s Freedom Day –  Everyday People host Freedom FlexDarkskin will attempt to broadcast for 24 hours straight on 89.5fm and online via www.bushradio.co.za.

He will host all the Monday programming on Bush Radio 89.5fm from 12am in the morning until 12pm that night as we celebrate Freedom Day 2015 with 24 hours of Freedom.

Besides Freedom hosting from the Breakfast Rush to the Wrong Rock Show he will also be highlighting what Freedom Day means and you are invited to call (021 448 6266), or SMS (32158) or participate via twitter, facebook and instagram (#24hoursoffreedom).

Besides some of the serious stuff and excellent music – Freedom will be giving away loads of prizes – ranging from bluetooth speakers to stationery.

24 hours of Freedom is being produced by the other host of Everyday People, Sive Msolo.

Volunteer of the Year 2014 – The Dank!sh

09/04/2015

11137742_982802658411765_147659003_n At the monthly Open Forum meeting tonight (9 April 2015) it was announced that the 2014 Zane Ibrahim Volunteer of the Year award goes to the entire team of The Dank!sh which is broadcast every Saturday on 89.5FM from 6pm to 8pm. Congratulations.

Share Ubuntu with Mi Casa, Chad Saaiman, Toya Delazy, Bush Radio and more

17/03/2015

Join us this weekend when Bush Radio 89.5FM supports the Ubuntu Festival in aid of the Amy Biehl Foundation. Besides acts like Jimmy Nevis, Toya Delazy, Chad Saaiman and Mi Casa, we will also be broadcasting two shows live from the event.

The first (10am – 12pm) will be hosted by Lusanda Bill and her team and then Chad Lawrence and Mic Turner will be in with The Misfits (12pm – 2pm).

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Get a radio programme on air in 2015

09/01/2015

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is inviting interested individuals and organisations to submit programme application proposals to develop volunteer radio programmes under the following broad subject areas:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Aged / seniors
  • Citizen’s Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • World Music
  • Africa
  • Media
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Technology

Programme proposals should have a specific aim, a defined target audience and be focused on specific issues/themes under the subject area.

No previous broadcasting experience is required to submit a proposal as Bush Radio will provide the necessary training and support should your proposal be selected for development.

What are we looking for in your proposal?

  • Potential – not only in ideas, but in people.
  • Programming produced by groups, not individuals
  • Local content and roots in the listening community
  • A diversity of grassroots voices, languages and accents from all over Cape Town
  • Identifies an audience that it wishes to serve
  • Respects its audience
  • Commitment to the concept of volunteerism
  • Puts a premium on local (ie Cape Town) content
  • Contributes to meeting our regulatory obligations

How to apply?

Download the Bush Radio Programme Application Form.

Completed application must be sent via email to bushradioprogramming@gmail.com – only emailed applications will be accepted.

The subject line of the email must read as the following example: Programming 2015 Subject Area: Gender

The deadline for submission of proposals: 25 January 2015

Only proposals accepted for potential development will be contacted for more information or follow-up.

Related: Join a production team at Bush Radio and get skilled

Join a production team at Bush Radio and get skilled

09/01/2015

stop-buttons-audio-record-pause-play-tape-deck copyAre you interested in learning the basics of engineering and producing live radio programmes?

Bush Radio is looking for volunteers who want to help run the technical side of live shows.

You will also assist in basic production for some of the live shows Bush Radio is initiating in 2015.

You will get training and the opportunity to use the brand new Bush Radio digital studio and play-out system which means you are exposed to the latest technology and equipment used by mainstream radio stations, so this is a perfect opportunity to get some of the basic skills you need for radio.

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary but basic computer use would be useful.

If you would like to be considered please submit a basic CV with two references and a short motivation letter to bushradioprogramming@gmail.com

Please make sure the subject line reads: volunteer production 2015

Deadline for applications: 25 January 2015

NB: In order to foster gender diversity and in line with Bush Radio objectives, we strongly encourage female candidates to apply for this volunteer opportunity.


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