Puget Sound Radio recently got word from Steve Olson of Sait with news of the successful candidate for the position of Instructor which was advertised here on PSR in October of 2011..
Congratulations goes out to Alan Beesley who secured the 'prized' position at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's Broadcast department. Beesley's been kicking around the Calgary area since 1987 at stations such as CJAY 92, JACK FM, and Mix 97.7. Prior to that he was on air at a station in BC. Steve tells us Alan has fit in very nicely, and the response from students and co-workers has been tremendous!
The Institute had a total of 54 applications. Their first committee went through the resumes and narrowed the list of the “qualified” applicants. By meaning qualified, able to work in Canada, with at least 10 years of direct and compatible industry experience. When they finished, there were 45 applicants to choose from. Another committee then went through the list of qualified applicants, extracting to a rank order of the top 10. A third committee then interviewed and ended up with five candidates for the elevated and closing interviews.
Steve told us, not only was he blown away by the response, he said it was great to see that many people interested in what we do here at Sait.
Steve Olson can be reached at Sait
Dr. Steve Olson Academic Chair Film and Video Production Radio, Television, and Broadcast News School of Information and Communication Technologies