Interregnum

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For more information see Press Clippings from the period and the Closure programme.

The most dramatic upheaval in YSTV's history occurred in June 1993 when the society was forced to vacate its studios and broadcast base in the Physics Department (P/X/002) in order to make way for the expansion of the department and construction of the Exhibition Centre. The centre would need somewhere to store tables and chairs when conferences were in place, and it was decided YSTV's studio would be used for this purpose. YSTV ceased broadcasting (and making programmes) on 19th June 1993.

Impact

At first, the University administration were not inclined to offer any alternative space at all to the society, although there was a suggestion of a move to the York St. John's campus on the other side of the city. After raising a petition on campus, support from the Student's Union and an intervention by Tom Gutteridge, Richard Whitely and Greg Dyke, the society was offered first 600 square feet of space in Wentworth, and then the current 900 square foot studio in Goodricke G/046.

This was not to be available until Spring 1994 however, leaving the society led by Karen Bagley to operate without a base for the intervening period. Whilst major broadcasts like Election Night 1994 and Children In Need 1993 were put out from temporary facilities, regular programme making came almost to a halt with equipment stored in the Physics plant room (S/010), the top of Central Hall, student rooms, and a garage round the back of Wentworth, with Karen Bagley's first floor room in Vanbrugh X block (now Grimston House) acting as temporary office space. However, in an attempt to keep members interested, the society did try to keep Campus Today going on a regular basis, and also made a move towards non-live output such as the Fresher's Guide to Campus (or The Search For Wentworth).

G/046

Main article: G/046
Opening of the G/046 studio by Greg Dyke and Ron Cooke, 29 October 1994.

The new studio finally came into use in the summer of 1994, with the official opening by Greg Dyke on 29 October 1994, allowing regular programming to commence after a gap of nearly twelve months.