The Pulse 103 is a campus radio station operated by the Radio, Television and Broadcast Newsprogram (RTBN) students at SAIT. The RTBN program boasts many graduates who have become prominent radio and television personalities. It is one of Canada’s leading Television and Radio programs and admissions to the program are very competitive. The acronym SAIT refers to “Southern Alberta Institute of Technology”, which was the school’s official name prior to 2006. SAIT offers more than 100 career programs in technology, trades and business and is one of Alberta’s Top 50 Employers for 2011. In addition to the main campus, SAIT has two other campuses located in Calgary: Mayland Heights and the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology. SAIT is currently embarking on the largest expansion in its nearly 100-year history. Construction of the $440 million Trades and Technology Complex began in the Fall of 2009. When completed in 2012, the Complex will add approximately 3,600 full-time training spaces. SAIT has two on-campus newspapers: The Weal is owned and operated by SAITSA, SAIT’s Student Association and the Weekly Albertan is operated by SAIT Journalism students. The campus radio station, 103 The Pulse (previously Generation 103), is operated by SAIT RTBN students. The RTBN at SAIT boasts many graduates who have become prominent radio and television personalities. It is one of Canada’s leading Television and Radio programs and admissions to the program are very competitive.
103 The Pulse broadcasts 24 hours a day year-round on the internet, and can also be heard in the Calgary region on Shaw Cable FM at 103.5. The Pulse 103 is operated by students from the Radio Option of the Program. Students from the Broadcast News Option provide most of the news, sports and weather coverage. SAIT’s Trojans hockey and basketball games are streamed live to the web from the campus centre. The primary video crews consist of students from the Radio, Television and Broadcast News Program’s Television Option and are sometimes joined by play-by-play and color commentators from RTBN Broadcast News and Radio, and by video operators from other SAIT media programs. Every Friday from 4:30 – 5:00 PM MST, they stream SAIT’s NewsFile news, sports and weather half-hour package live to the internet.