Campus Today

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Campus Today
Genre: Light Entertainment
First Broadcast: 1991
Last Broadcast: 1996
Producer(s): ??Unverified or incomplete information, Graham Quince (1995), Sophie Dennis (1995-6)

There have been two separate programmes called Campus Today in YSTV's history, both broadcast during the nineties.

Campus Today - The News Show

logo from the news show

Campus Today was originally YSTV's main news programme, broadcast live weekly at Wednesday lunchtimes, before the Physics P/X/002 studios were closed in 1993. Anchor presenters included David Bartlett and John Thompson, who mentored new members who were interested in journalism and/or presenting.

The show consisted of 15-30 minutes of relevant local and national stories plus issues of the day, from information on YUSU election campaigns to requesting students to write petitions to the Prime Minister against the abolition of student grants. If there weren't enough stories on a particular week, the presenters usually waxed lyrical to fill in the timeslot.

On screen graphics and closing credits were driven from a BBC Micro, using software written by Alan Murrell.

Campus Today - The Magazine Show

After the move to Goodricke it was relaunched by Graham Quince in 1994Unverified or incomplete information as a new Richard and Judy-style magazine show, and ran for 2 years until summer 1996.

The Goodricke show featured chat, interviews, and general magazine show content, often with a light-hearted bent, including a Blue Peter-style make-your-own slot. It was presented by Graham Quince and Clare Bowley.

The title sequence of the second incarnation was accompanied by a This Morning-style theme tune penned by Phil Toms, and an animation of Central Hall taking off like a spaceship.

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