Tom McGonagle

Tom McGonagle was Treasurer at YSTV until September 2019 where he took a step back to focus on academic work. He was also Commercial Director from the middle of spring term 2019 through to the 2019 Elections in the Summer. Aside from vision mixing and directing live shows, he was also known for helping out with tech, especially lighting, and production of videos and streams such as the Audio Engineering Society Conference, York Consulting Conference and Elections Hustings Coverage, among other programmes. Tom was part of a new wave of freshers who had never experienced the 20th century when he joined; something many members took a while to come to terms with.

Tom McGonagle
Years Active 2018 – Present
Positions Held
Current LocationYork


Head of Lighting

Sub-teams became a thing in 2018-19 leading to the emergence of the infamous Sound Team, Camera Team, Tape Team and then Lighting Team. As the only person who actually knows how to use the YSTV lighting desk, Tom asked the Tech Director and Station Director if he could have the unofficial title, leading to him becoming "Head of Lighting".

Commercial Director

Entering the role through a March 2019 by-election, Tom started organising commercial conference shoots and merch orders. One particular focus was organizing sponsorship for Roses 2019. His term in this role ended in the 2019 summer elections.


Tom McGonagle became the treasurer of YSTV at the Summer 2019 YSTV elections. It seems an interest of finance runs in the bloodline with his father being a chartered accountant.


As YSTV started engaging with URY more in 2019, Tom started to present TV on the Radio. As well as this, he joined Sam Hance to make their radio show 'If You've Heard This, It's Already Too Late'.


McGonagle was known at the start of his first year for one of his many catchphrases, 'I'd like to present' among a number of variations! Despite his more current emphasis being on producing, directing and vision mixing shows, Tom presented the pilot to Riddle Me This, and appeared regularly on YSTV Sport. It is arguably through his efforts to present that he became involved in various areas of production.