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Internship opportunities: NEWSROOM


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: – 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.

Position available: Administrative Assistant



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

Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.

Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015.

Applications can be emailed to and should state:
Administrative Assistant Application 2015 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.

Candidates 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.


Position: Administrative Assistant
Salary ranges from R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.
Cape Town based

Skills required:

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel 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:

  • Experience in administration and finance (NGO or commercial environment) 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:


  • Stationery purchase and distribution
  • Do filing and updating of files
  • Maintain asset register
  • Report writing


  • Petty cash
  • Draft financial reports for the Station Manager
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Record keeping
  • Account payments and debt collections
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF


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


So Wrong, Mixcloud thinks we are right



Bush Radio 89.5fm is pleased to announce that The Wrong Rock Show was a finalist in the 2015 Mixcloud* Online Radio Awards.


Leading up to Bush Radio quietly celebrating its 20th “legal” on air birthday on the 9th August 2015, Mixcloud was sifting through 24 categories and over 5000 nominations to draft a shortlist for the 2015 annual Mixcloud Online Radio Awards in association with the International Radio Festival.

The Wrong Rock Show was 1 of 5 programmes shortlisted by Mixcloud in the Alternative/Rock Show category.

A big congratulations to Botha, Greg and team!

mixcloud* Mixcloud is a online music streaming service for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts. Its notable users include Wired, Harvard Business School, TED Talks, and Barack Obama.

Are you happy with the proposed local music quotas? ICASA invites your input.


UPDATE: ICASA has granted an extension on written submissions
new deadline: 31 AUGUST 2015
chad saaiman vodfunfest alThe Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have recently called upon individuals and groups to make written input into the draft regulations on South African music content (ie quotas)

The regulations will guide all radio stations in SA as to how much local music they must play.

Highlights of the proposed regulations are:

  • Community radio 80% local (eg Bush Radio*, Zibonele, CCFM etc)
  • Commercial radio 35% local (eg KFM, Heart, Smile, Highveld, YFM)
  • SABC “Commercial” 35% local (Metro FM, 5FM + Good Hope FM)
  • SABC Public radio 70% local.(excl SABC “commercial” above)

Written representations with regard to the draft regulations must be submitted to ICASA by the14 August 2015. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

Enquiries should be directed to 011 566-3259; between 10h00 and 16h00, Monday to Friday.

Persons submitting written representations are asked to indicate whether they want to make oral presentations as well.

*Bush Radio currently plays a minimum of 50% local music.

Will radio ever die?


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

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… the complete story

Rediscovering King Tut’s Treasures in South Africa


Some pics from the @kingtut_sa exhibition now on in #capetown

A video posted by Adrian Louw (@alouw) on

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and the Treasures has meticulously reconstructed the famous tomb and the golden artifacts found by Howard Carter in November 1922, with the help of Cairo craftspeople who built more than a thousand exact replicas over five years.

AllAfrica’s Juanita Williams and Bush Radio’s Shadreck Setti interviewed Dr Tarek El Awady, described as a “walking encyclopaedia” on ancient Egypt, about one of the most famous pharaohs, and seeing the “wonderful things” Carter spoke of, at the exhibition at Grandwest in Cape Town.

See the original post and photo gallery


Until lions tell their own stories…. #AfricaDay


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Bikers are born, not hatched

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.


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

Support World Press Freedom Day 2015


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Going digital


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.


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