on the go
Community radio stations like community
newspapers are fast becoming a new trend in this country.
There are already 85 community radio stations that are vying
for listener attention. They cater for audiences with tastes
ranging from the youth up to the very religious people who
can’t stomach what the normal commercial radio stations are
dishing to audiences.
Radio pundits in Cato Manor can look
forward to a radio journalism programme that will change their
lives. The CMDA is in the process of awarding a tender for
the training of 20 radio journalists of all ages in Cato Manor.
This is seen as a move to ensure that
development information is filtered through to all the people
of Cato Manor via the medium of radio.
The aim of the project is to produce
five one-hour programmes per week that will be broadcasted
to Cato Manor.
"Although the focus of the programmes
will be on development related issues, other programmes relating
to social issues will be produced," said Shelley Gielink,
CMDA’s Communications Manager.
The trainees will be equipped with
all the necessary skills which will enable them to gather
news and produce quality programmes that are targeted to audiences
of all ages.
If the programmes are of good quality
they will be distributed via satellite to other community
The training programme is expected
to commence in February 2001 while the first month of the
year will be used to identify applicants suitable for training.
The long term objective of the project
is to train people who, with the necessary sponsorship, will
be able to set up a community radio station for Cato Manor.
"Candidates should be people with
strong community ties. People who are well clued about what
goes on in their communities. They must be committed and reliable,"
We are training volunteers from Cato Manor to be radio journalists,
broadcasters, programme producers and news gatherers on an
exciting new daily radio programme broadcasting to Cato Manor
and beyond. We are looking for dedicated people with a proven
record of community service and a passion for development
to serve as unpaid broadcast volunteers.
- They will be trained in a wide range of broadcasting
skills, as part of a long term ongoing project producing
quality, radio programmes relevant to the Cato Manor community.
- Professional training will be provided by expert local
and overseas community radio trainers for four weeks on
a full time basis.
- Trainees will have to make a long term weekly commitment,
to be part of the team producing community development radio
programmes on a daily basis, for both local and national
- Trainees will be trained in microphone and voice techniques,
scripting, audio editing, news gathering and journalism,
in order to produce the daily radio programmes.
- Have an excellent command of the English language (written
- Have a minimum of Matric (further qualifications are
- Be available for full-time training and part-time radio
- Apply in writing, and provide references from community
leaders, employers and proof of qualification
- Provide reasons and motivation for your application to
be part of the radio production team.
- Show evidence of community involvement, service and commitment.
- People of all ages may apply.
Apply in writing to:
Radio Project Communications Manager
CMDA P.O. Box 30230