Brenda Leonard has been appointed as the new MD of Bush Radio. She takes over from Zane Ibrahim, who retired at the end of February 2010, having headed the station from 1996.
Post-1994, Leonard who then headed the station’s financial and administration departments, played a pivotal role in Bush Radio’s first license hearings. She drafted policies and procedures to ensure training, employment or programming were gender sensitive, as well as ensuring that the station had one of the first HIV and AIDS workplace policies in the country – a model which has been exported to numerous radio stations and organisations.
She has also been in the forefront of ensuring that radio can be used as a tool for gender, political and health education.
Bush Radio is considered the oldest community radio station project in Africa.