Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

RIP – Randall Titus

11/03/2014

randall titusWe at Bush Radio are saddened to hear about the the passing of our former volunteer, Randall Titus.

Just after Bush Radio 89.5FM officially went on air in 1995, Randall and another volunteer Robert Moult initiated our first sports programme which was broadcast on Saturday afternoons.

Randall had a passion for local sport and brought this passion into the studio where he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with all the Bush Radio listeners.

According to a press statement issued by Professor Brian O’ Connell, University of the Western Cape rector and vice chancellor, Randall was also a member of the University Council and served on various committees. We believe this is a true testament to the passion Randall had for the communities of the Western Cape.

Recently he also had meetings with Bush Radio to discuss various future projects.

We wish to send our condolences to the Titus family, and his colleagues and friends.

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8 x Internship opportunities at Bush Radio (Jan – June 2014)

13/01/2014

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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Newsroom

News has always been an important part of the stations programming. We are looking for 4 recruits for the newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

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 listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

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

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

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 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.

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Programming:

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project is offering local internships in its programming department for 4 trainee producers.

The internship runs for 2014 and is fulltime*.

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

The internship provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in media with a specific focus on radio broadcasting but will include areas of new media and television.

*Fulltime is Monday to Friday, either (06h00 – 02h00, 08h00 – 16h00, 09h00 – 17h00, 10h00 – 18h00 or 11h00 – 19h00).

Job description for trainee producer:

* Generate interview ideas

* Research topics for programme

* Schedule and liaise with guests

* Assist presenter with drafting questions before and during interviews

* Research, package and present certain programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc)

* Liaise with listeners regarding programme

* Take photographs / video

* Updating blogs/websites

* Presenting as needed / capable

* Participate in outside broadcasts or events

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probabtion), increased to R 1000 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 sumbit your application:

Decide which internship you would like to apply for.

Only emailed applications will be considered.

In the subject line clearly state either:

News Internship 2014 Application + Your Name + Surname

or

Programming Internship 2014 Application + Your Name and Surname

 Applications should include the following:

 * Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)

* CV with at least 2 contactable references

* Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 19 January 2014 @ 20h00

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

Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken 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/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month 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 (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

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

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

 

 

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

Help honour Madiba’s legacy

16/07/2013

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Anglican Archbishop Thabo Magoba called on churches, mosques and synagogues to join him in forming a human chain on Thursday (18 July 2013) to commit to the Mandela dream of a united South Africa free from poverty.

He also called on all young people of the Cape to come forward and commit to take up the baton that Madiba’s generation is handing over to them. “This is a time that we must continue to sow the seeds of love and not destruction so that we can give hope to all in our beautiful country,” he said.

“It requires us all to roll up our sleeves and conduct ourselves in a dignified way,” he added.

The Human Chain for Madiba will snake its way from Gugulethu through Athlone to Rondebosch on Mandela Day between 1p.m and 2p.m.

Some of these organisations include the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum, The Cape Cultural Collective, the Claremont Main Road Mosque, the Gugulethu Advice Office, the Athlone Advice Office and a number of community radio stations.

For more information contact:

Ruschka Jaffer (Co-ordinator) – 072 964 0811

Vanessa November Mettler (Chief Marshall) – 084 622 1903

Or visit:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HumanChainMandelaDay

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HumanChain2013

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

Ons Klyntji is looking for you

16/05/2013

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Bush Radio volunteers Toast Coetzer, Erns Grundling and Clive E Smith (co-hosts of The Unhappy Hour, Sundays 6-8 pm) are also involved in a small literary zine called Ons Klyntji. They are currently collecting fresh contributions for their next issue, due to be distributed at Oppikoppi music fest in August 2013, where they will also represent Bush Radio as DJs.

Contributions can be on any topic and in any language. When sending poetry, send us your 3 best poems only. Short stories and other articles (eg travel articles, interviews with writers or musicians etc) may not be longer than 2000 words. Photographs, cartoons, sketches and other graphics will be used in black and white and A5 size, so keep that in mind. We also accept book and CD reviews covering African artists only. Deadline for submissions is 10 June 2013. No payment is offered for using your work, but you will receive a free copy of the zine. Ons Klyntji is handed out for free, so no-one makes any money from it. We do it just because we love it! Send your work to sendusyoupoems@gmail.com – include some biographical info about yourself, and your Twitter, Facebook or website if you have.

Ons Klyntji has a long history. It was first published in 1896 and is regarded as the first fully Afrikaans magazine ever. It disappeared somewhere in the 1900s but was resurrected by anti-establishment writer and singer Koos Kombuis by the mid 1990s as a vehicle for his own and other folks’ writing. It soon became a cult zine which featured some of the most cutting edge poems, fiction and graphics of its time. By 2000 Koos passed it on to Erns Grundling and Toast Coetzer, who have nursed it along and developed it to become a multilingual magazine which aims to publish writings which no commercial publications will dare to publish. Established writers, school kids, students, punks, hip hop artists, photographers, cartoonists and graphic artists have all found a home in it for some of their most far-out offerings.

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Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

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Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers in their children’s radio project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) which has been running since 1996.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00.

We are using the following as criteria to select the young people:

– Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old)
– Gender (balance between male and female)
– Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
– Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
– The willingness and ability to participate weekly

For more information call Sinethemba at Bush Radio’s reception on 021 448 5450.

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2013 at 16:00, and only 30 children will be selected.

Application forms can be downloaded here (Adobe Reader required)

or call 021 448 5450 to have it faxed/e-mailed to you.

Background information: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education (A paper prepared for UNESCO on media education)

Victor J says goodbye and asks you to grab this opportunity

15/02/2013


Bush Radio’s mid morning programme The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) requires an intern to help produce and present the programme on a daily basis.

The internship is voluntary but a transport allowance of no more than R 1000 per month will be offered.

As an on-air producer intern you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties (8am – 4pm, Mon – Fri).

Requirements and Personal attributes:

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

** Fluent in Afrikaans (does not have to be formal Afrikaans, jy moet die taal kan gooi)and one other official language.

*** 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:

* 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 in a team to produce the programme
* Present segments of the programme.

Your application MUST include the following:

1. A motivational letter in Afrikaans (500 words maximum)
2. A detailed CV with 2 contactable references.

E-mail application to: feedback@bushradio.co.za – Subject line: Morning Cruise 2013

Application deadline: Friday 22 February 2013 @ 2pm

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence will be entered into.

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From the archive: Nyanga Junction Field Broadcast 1994

19/10/2012

L to R: Bassie Montewa, Roger Heunis (DJ Hamma), Lara Utian, Taslima Viljoen, Jeanne du Toit (back), Barbara Meyer, Crystal Orderson, Dexter Mauritz (front), Adrian Louw and Lungiswa Sithole

In the days before the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) or the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and licenses for community radio, Bush Radio did (and still does) what we termed field broadcasts – “broadcasts” using a PA and not connected to a transmitter from various areas in the Cape Flats.

This picture was taken at one of these field broadcasts from Nyanga Junction in 1994.


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