On 25 June 2012 it was announced that Global Radio (the owner of stations such as Capital and Heart) had bought GMG Radio. The former GMG stations, including Real Radio, currently operate in a "hold separate" situation known as Real and Smooth Ltd. On 6 February 2014, Global Radio announced it would be selling Real Radio Yorkshire to Communicorp. Heart's network programming and brand name will be introduced and be used under contract.
Real Radio Yorkshire has their own dedicated team of broadcast journalists who produce news bulletins on weekday daytimes and weekend mornings. At other times news bulletins are outsourced from Sky News Radio in London.