RefNoSY425
TitleBBC Radio Sheffield
AdminHistoryBritish Broadcasting Company (BBC) Radio began as a local broadcaster in 1922. The BBC oversaw a network of local stations which were connected to London by telephone links. When the Company became a Corporation, the early local stations were replaced by regional broadcasting services.

Educational broadcasting started on BBC Radio Sheffield in the early 1970s. The station provided schools programmes for all age-ranges which were broadcast during school hours every Friday afternoon in term time. Broadcast content was saved to tape in the'Sheffield Teachers Tape Library' which operated a loan facility from Union Road for the use of teachers in South Yorkshire. Letters written by David Sheasby, Education Producer, in 1982 suggest that educational broadcasting was, at this time, under threat but that the service continued for some time thereafter.
Description1. Reel-to-reel (open reel) tapes (masters), 1967-1997
2. Cassette tapes (copies), 1967-1990
3. Compact disc-recordables (CD-Rs) (copies) (1972-1988), 2013
4. Papers (correspondence, radio play scripts etc.), 1967 - 1980s
Date1967 - 1993
Extentc.2800 items
AccessStatusRestricted
AccessConditionsAccess to Acc. 1986/71 is restricted. Please contact Sheffield Archives for information on how to access these records.
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialA CD-ROM copy is available (ref. ROM/109) which features copies of the following BBC Radio Sheffield recordings relating to Park Hill/Hyde Park Flats (and also includes one later recording dated Mar 2008 with a member of the first family to move into Park Hill sharing his memories): SY425/7209/2, SY425/7906/12, SY425/8601/10, SY425/8601/22 and SY425/8807/13.
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