British Universities Film & Video Council

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ILR Sharing

The Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme 1983-1990:
The Felicity Wells Memorial Archive

This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC].

About this project

The ILR Programme Sharing Project originated from a search by Professor Sean Street, originally a producer for Two Counties Radio [2CR] to find tapes that were deposited with the ILR Programme Sharing Scheme. Professor Street eventually located the tapes in a British Library store, including the programmes he had originally contributed in the 1980s.

Bournemouth University's Centre for Broadcasting History Research in partnership with the British Library - National Sound Archive put together a funding bid to digitise the material to the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC].

The material was originally transferred to Gold CDRs, but over the life of the project it became apparent that it would be possible to transfer all 1500 CDRs to a single computer hard disk. The Centre for Broadcasting History managed the transfer and once completed The British Universities Film & Video Council [BUFVC] created a database to deliver the material over the web to UK higher and further education.


In alphabetical order:

Luis Carrasqueiro - BUFVC
Chris Clark - British Library
Peter Copeland - British Library
Kelly Deacon-Smith - Bournemouth University
James Fryer - Independent Consultant
Andrew Higginson - Bournemouth University
Matt Holland - Bournemouth University
Julia McCain - Bournemouth University
Gabriella Menni - Bournemouth University
Tony Stoller - formerly of the IBA and CEO of the Radio Authority
Nick Townend - BUFVC
Felicity Wells
Murray Weston - BUFVC

and the Commercial Radio Companies Association [CRCA] (later the Radio Centre), in particular the Chair of The Radio Centre, Paul Brown, who gave generously of his time and experience to create the Licence which made this project possible.

Principal Investigator:

Sean Street
Professor of Radio
Director of The Centre for Broadcasting History Research
The Media School
Bournemouth University

Further information

Frequently asked questions
Contributing stations
Project blog