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The room occupied by YSTV has changed throughout the years. Everything on this page I've copied and pasted from the separate articles on the studio, because I thought they would make more sense in one place. Formatting errors may be abound and I'll take some time to make them fit together better.
== Chemistry Studio ==
YSTV began life in the chemistry department. There doesn't seem to be much info about this on the wiki so far. I'll have to do some digging.
== P/S/016 ==
This was YSTV's second home after the initial broadcasts from the Chemistry department. Located in the single story Physics laboratory area, this {{unsure|was first set up as a Rediffusion studio}}, and connected to LTC directly by the University's CCTV system. It also acted as a switch point for cables coming in from all over the Physics department, intended to allow experiments to be broadcast live around campus.
Today (summer 2007), P/S/016 is used as a nuclear physics laboratory, and is very hard to gain access to due to hazardous stuff, and needing to time it with the lab operators. There is a plan in motion to make a hole in the wall above and to the right of the door (looking at it from the outside) to pull cables through to a box/rack mounted on the wall in the corridoor.
== P/X/002 ==
P/X/002 was the home of YSTV from {{unsure|some point}} in the 1970s until June 1993. The room still exists and has since been renamed P/X/003.
Prior to 1986, the first room acted as office, workshop and Control Room, and the studio space included what later became the Control Room.
 
= Interregnum =
:''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 [[Closure|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]]''
[[File:OpeningG046.png|thumb|right|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.

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