Bruce Pears

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Bruce was the senior technical officer employed by the University in 1967 to operate and maintain the Education Department's newly-acquired video equipment. Though not actually a member of YSTV, because he was not a student, Bruce was crucial to the successful establishment of YSTV and the first few years of its operation. Bruce and the station's founder David Crossley formed a close working relationship which was unusual at that time between a student and a member of the University's technical staff. The success of this relationship was largely due to Bruce's flexibility and willingness to cross the divide between 'gown and town' (ie between students and the local York people).