A regional television station is born
Over the years thousands of people have worked for Yorkshire Television in Leeds and many still remember the new TV station going on air on July 29 1968. This web site exists to record some of their memories of those early pioneering days.
The project is the work of Television Lecturer Steve Burnip from Huddersfield University, who worked for YTV from 1988 to 2005.
Fifteen interviews have been recorded so far, 14 of them with people who were at YTV on the first day of transmission in 1968.
Extracts from their interviews can be listened to on this site, chosen for the variety of experiences they cover, and anyone who wishes to listen to the complete interviews can do so by contacting Steve Burnip.
This is an ongoing project and it’s hoped to keep adding to the archive of memories.