For my vacational work this year, I was part of the Cue Radio team during the National Arts Festival 2010.
The annual National Arts Festival, which takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, was packed with some of the most creative artists, musicians and performers South Africa has to offer. There was never a dull moment with the buzz of festival goers and the Soccer World Cup games happening across the country. Cue Radio was in the middle of it all, with the team producing two daily shows in English and isiXhosa, which were aired on Radio Grahamstown for the duration of the festival. We covered it all, from what to see, eat and do, to the world cup and local Grahamstown news.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Cue Radio and the team. I loved the thrill of the live shows, interviewing fascinating people, producing and anchoring, the friendships I made and valuable skills I gained. An experience I will treasure.
Below are some of the packages I created for Cue Radio.
World Cup Update
Cue: With all the world cup buzz filtering into the national arts festival this year. Our reporter Annie Polak had a taste of the world cup fever while attending the match of Chilli vs Switzerland at the PE stadium yesterday afternoon. Here is what she has to say about the game, the festival and the world cup fever...
|Paul Zerdin and myself|
Cue: Informal trading along High street during the National Arts Festival has become of growing concern of public health and safety over the past years. Efforts are being made by the Municipality and the Festival committee to help combat these problems. Annie Polak reports...
Dish of Day
Cue: If you need a pick me up from all those late night, head up to the monument, to “Handmade coffee’s” and simply enjoy the best cup of coffee you will ever have. It might take a while but as our reporter Annie Polak has found out, you will not be disappointed. let’s hear more about this unique blend of coffee...
Cue: Our reporter Annie Polak found something a little unusual for the dish of the day today. It is a Greek sweet pastry which will satisfy any sweet tooth. It is known as Pishies pastry with syrup or otherwise a flying saucer. Amanda Koushis from “The sweet greek” explains...
Mad Hatters Restaurant
Cue: A glass of the popular warm gluvine wine, which can be enjoyed at Mad Hatters on High street, is just what you need on that cold winter night, our reporter Annie Polak explains why she has chosen the wine to help fight back the cold in our dish of the day...