Radio students progress from audio basics, like recording and editing, and move up to more advanced digital multi-track production. The Radio students gain valuable industry experience by operating SAIT’s very own campus radio station. They fulfill a number of duties in the sales, promotions, production and on-air departments. Students rotate through various positions, including on-air personality, music and creative director, traffic, production manager and remote broadcasts.
Broadcasting, cable, and telecommunications are today’s power industries. They impact our understanding of current events, heighten our awareness of social issues, and influence our buying decisions. Their effect is as far-reaching as video devices, home computers, and movie & television screens across the globe. A diploma from a recognized media program has become the minimum standard for an entry-level position in TV, video and film industries.
Broadcast News students learn how to research and objectively present a story. They receive extensive, hands-on training. The program provides realistic experiences behind and in front of the camera and microphone. Students are trained to work effectively in radio, television and on-line environments. BN students learn the importance of meeting deadlines while maintaining a respect for journalistic integrity. One week a BN student may be a reporter or line-up editor…the next week, a news anchor or weather reporter.