BMH Durban Interns get some hands-on experience at Vuma FM
Amidst all the madness of lockdown and a lot of us experiencing Blended Learning for the first time, BMH Radio students in Durban managed to attract the attention of a local radio station.
Vuma FM’s Programmes Manager, Vusumuzi Shangase has given five Durban students some first-hand experience at the station. The students will be there until November but they’ve already been assigned to shadow the Sound engineering, Programming and News departments.
Amanda Mtshali and Nompumelelo Hadebe are both presenters while Nomfundo Zungu and Sibongokuhle Ndaba produce, narrate, research, and report as news interns. Ntokozo Dlamini produces content with exposure to sound engineering.
Some of the on-the-job tasks so far have ranged from pre-recorded voice links to hosting whole entire shows! Both Amanda and Pume have presented their own Sunday Morning shows on Vuma DM. Amanda hosted ‘The Real Pillow Talk’ from 11pm to 2am and Pume hosted ‘Before the Sunrise’ between 2am and 5am.
Hats off to the presenters for keeping the energy alive on some very late night shifts. Most of our favourite radio presenters started just like this!
The students are interning until November and the work will also contribute to their Experiential Learning which forms part of the BMH curriculum. The requirement ensures that studies are work-ready by the time they graduate.