Posts Tagged ‘radio’

What are Human Rights?

20/03/2023

According to the United Nations, Human Rights are defined as:

“rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.”

Do you know your human rights?

Check out the illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Sign to support our 2023 License Renewal #BushRadio

16/03/2023

Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest community radio station project is in the process of renewing its broadcast and frequency spectrum license.

As part of this process we would like all our listeners, supporters, community organisations and clients to sign a petition to show their support for the application.

You can sign the form online.

Thank you for your support.

Related: Disrupting the media and saluting our roots

Disrupting the media and saluting our roots

07/02/2023

Almost 30 years after Bush Radio went on air to defy the apartheid government’s control of the airwaves, staff, volunteers and interns had the opportunity to host one of the first volunteers at the community radio station, Mervyn Swartz.

A representative of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the 1990s, Swartz can be seen in the Bush Radio Partial Eclipse documentary, and trained with “networkers” (the former term for Bush Radio volunteers) and partner organisations to establish community radio in South Africa and help free the airwaves from the apartheid government’s control. Originally an engineer, Swartz went on to serve as the director for Cosatu’s Campaign for Democratic Communications (CDC) in Johannesburg.

He was interviewed for a new documentary on the impact of community media, and Bush Radio grabbed the opportunity for new interns to meet him, and hear about his experiences in the early 1990s.

Bush Radio is constantly welcoming fledgling media disruptors and active citizens to the station, and listening to how the station was repeatedly denied a broadcast license by the repressive state, but still went on to broadcast without one, showed how important history is to the present day.

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Bringing (radio) power to the people

31/01/2023

In line with the Bush Radio philosophy of “Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle”, the station has been hard at work looking for the resources to ensure that we remain on air during load shedding.

In 2018 the station installed a UPS system, but the constant load shedding led to the batteries degrading to such a point that the station would only remain on air for 20 minutes when the power went out at its studio in Salt River.

This past weekend the Bush Radio team guided AB Technical Solution installed and tested an auto-start diesel generator system which will allow us to stay broadcasting during load shedding.

As much as the new system relieves the immediate need for the station to remain broadcasting, it is not the final step. We would like to have a more environmentally and economic solution to power the entire station (the newsroom and administration). To this end we are looking for partners who could assist in taking the station to the next level, perhaps exploring a solar power solution and make sure that the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” keeps bringing light to the airwaves and online with its dynamic programming and social upliftment projects.

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When you know it is going to be #Fridaypsydayon #BushRadio and you don’t have to worry about #loadshedding @mr.meyer05

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Push Forward #16days

25/11/2022

Over the next three weeks, the Bush Radio – Sakhisizwe team will be doing a series of outside broadcasts from various organisations that work hard to combat gender based violence and provide support to the communities they serve. Tune into Bush Radio daily for the broadcasts and how you can support their work as we bring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence into focus.

The organisations Bush Radio will be broadcasting from:

Bush Radio is offering space for newsroom recruits

15/11/2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 27 November 2022

Read the following carefully!

* This is NOT a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders *

Are you:

  • Interested in developing news that matters to the Cape Flats?
  • Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic?
  • Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans or Xhosa?
  • Willing to explore new frontiers in media?
  • Able to work hard in a challenging environment?

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events and test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people.
  • Develop what it means to be journalist in a changing news environment?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you. (Download application form)

Things to pay attention to:

  • You will be required full-time with shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00) – 5 days a week, including weekend and public holiday shifts.
  • You must be available to start immediately.
  • You will not receive payment! This is a full-time trainee position at Africa’s leading community radio station.
  • Transport allowance of R1500 per month for 3 months (probation).
  • Students attending class should not apply.
  • Candidates must be computer literate.
  • Candidates must be Cape Town based.
  • Understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)

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

How to submit your application:

  • Download and complete the CV Application, attach documentation (certificates etc)
  • In the subject line write: (name) and (surname) – Newsroom trainee November 2022
  • Email completed application form to news2022@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 27 November 2022 (no late applications will be considered)

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

We don’t do it for us…

28/09/2022

Start your media journey with us (Volunteer Internships)

24/03/2022

Bush Radio, Africa’s leading volunteer-driven community radio station is opening applications for internships for those interested in getting into media.

No prior experience or formal qualification is required.

The internship will provide basic experience and training in journalism, radio content production and multimedia.

Read the requirements below CAREFULLY.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a FM and online audience of over 275 000 people, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenters, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programmes, updating blogs/websites, present as needed/capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements

  • No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must have basic computer literacy and understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • You will be required full-time (i.e. Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.
  • You must be available to start immediately.
  • Cape Town- based
  • Not currently a full-time student or learner
  • You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer position.
  • Transport allowance of R1000 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1500 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

Only emailed applications will be considered.

Download and complete the CV Application, attach documentation (certificates etc) and email to intern22@bushradio.co.za

In the subject line clearly state: Intern intake April 2022 (Your Name + Surname)

Application deadline: 24 April 2022

Download application (CLICK HERE)

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

If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Related:

Working at Radio Station and what it taught me

Former BushRadio intern on 60Minutes

Radio is thriving in South Africa: 80% are tuning in

The Rainbow Table – other but together

28/01/2022

Bush Radio with the support of The Other Foundation has been working with a number of organisations in developing a radio programme addressing violence towards the LGBTIQA+ community.

Part of the training will see the following people host and produce a radio programme for the first time with an introductory radio piece called “The Rainbow Table”.

Backchat on Bush Radio 89.5FM from 2pm till 3pm on Friday, 28 January 2022

Bush Radio was the first radio station in Africa to have a dedicated gay and lesbian focus radio programme called “In the Pink” which started in 1995 and was followed by “The Salon”.

Read more:

Power of pink radio

Coming out of the closet and into the pink

The Salon is a sexy, sincere and playful

Former BushRadio intern on 60Minutes

10/01/2022
Micah (left) and Mkhuseli on Robben Island in 2015 when Bush Radio conducted radio workshops as part of the museum’s summer school

One of Bush Radio’s former interns Micah Loewinger – was featured in a 60 Minutes special for his reporting.

Micah interned at Bush Radio in 2015.

The New York Times described 60 minutes as the “one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television”.

More about Bush Radio’s Foreign Internship Programme.


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