Richard McLoughlin joined YSTV in late 2008 in the hope of producing a hit comedy cooking show. He and close friend Martin Coser jointly wrote, directed and presented the short-lived and ill fated Eating Europe (which can be viewed on the YSTV website). Despite the rampant failure of this enterprise, Richard did not give up on YSTV. Accepting that he was only marginally funny in a very small number of situations, he left comedy to the professionals and created YSTV Roundup. This was to be a news and current affairs programme which covered news, campus news and items of general interest fortnightly. Some (who?) would say that this was his greatest contribution to the station. Five episodes were produced in all and it succeeded in bringing many new faces to the society.
In early 2010, Station Director Tom Gregory stepped down as society chair and Richard was elected as his successor. Once he took up this role he began attending long and (at least for YSTV) uneventful YUM meetings with other media society chairs. Things kicked off however when the question of Roses... erm, arose. After complicated and heated debates, Richard offered the tabloid rag, York Vision rights to YSTV Sports productions, to the dismay and horror of the pompous broadsheet, Nouse. Luckily Sarah Pickles picked up the pieces and produced an excellent edition of Roses and the 2010 College Cup. Learning from his experiences at YUM, Richard shrugged off criticism and tatooed 'You can't please everyone' onto his arse.
Richard was involved on the sidelines of other major YSTV productions such as the YUSU Elections and spent the final term of University life in an alcoholic stupor with his common law wife Diggory Dunn. When he did get involved in YSTV it was to give valuable life lessons to his successor as Station Director, Steven Perring, but he was never listened to.
Richard: Don't mess up the relationships I worked so hard on Steve.
Richard loved YSTV and will remember his time there fondly. Although his great plans for a 'Richard McLoughlin Memorial Kettle' never came about, he hoped that someone would do it for him. If he could change anything about his reign it would probably be that he didn't make enough momentous speeches.
Richard has now gone to join the real world, abandoning television in the hope of becoming a lawyer.