Collection CRDIT - Campus Radio audio reels: You Can Do It At DIT radio show

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Campus Radio audio reels: You Can Do It At DIT radio show


  • 30/09/1993 - 02/12/2020 (Creation)

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11 audio tape reels containing 11 radio shows c. 20 minutes long. Reel number six, covering the first week of November 1993 is not extant.

Digital versions have been made, with 11 master files in WAV format (7.06GB), and 11 access copies in m4A format (406MB).

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In the autumn term of 1993 the Dundee Institute of Technology commissioned Campus Radio to make 12 radio shows, each of around 20 minutes long, that highlighted the work of the Institute and the student life there. The shows were broadcast between September and December 1993 on the local radio station, Radio Tay.

The shows were created as part of a wider campaign – “You Can Do It At DIT” – aimed at recruiting more students to allow the Institute to gain university status. It achieved this in May 1994

The project was overseen by Jeff Ferguson and Jimmy Black of Campus Radio, who alternately hosted and conducted interviews in the shows, with Brian Lindsay also running a round-up segment of weekly news at the Institute. Jimmy Black had them in his possession until he transferred them back to Abertay University c. 2010.

Digital copies were made by Scotland’s Sounds at the National Library of Scotland in December 2020, and copies are available to access.

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The 11 radio shows follow a rough format of an item highlighting innovative research or projects at the Institute, details of courses available and job prospects after qualification, a quiz pitching students from different departments against each other, and finally a weekly news round up segment highlighting elements of student life, including entertainments, societies, sports, and student association news on issues affecting students such as changes to maintenance grants and restrictions on funding of student activities.

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No access restrictions apply.

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Copyright: Abertay University Archives

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  • English

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Light damage from damp on some reels when first transferred.

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Original reels at Abertay University.

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Access to digital copies is available on YouTube at

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