Real Radio Yorkshire

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Real Radio Yorkshire
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Broadcast area South & West Yorkshire
Slogan Real good, feel good radio.
Frequency FM: 106.2, 107.6, 107.7 MHz
DAB: 12A
First air date 25 March 2002 (2002-03-25)
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 5.5% (September 2013, RAJAR)
Owner Communicorp
Website Real Radio Yorkshire

Real Radio Yorkshire is an Independent Local Radio station that broadcasts across South and West Yorkshire, England. It is the third regional radio station within the Real Radio brand, the first being in South Wales.


The station plays music from the past 25 years to the present day with a target audience of the 30 something adult.[1]

The station transmits from Emley Moor on 106.2 MHz FM, which covers the majority of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, including Leeds, York, Doncaster, Huddersfield and Rotherham. It also broadcasts from Idle on 107.6 MHz FM to Bradford and Halifax, and on 107.7 MHz FM from Tapton Hill to Sheffield.

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Real Radio's managing director is Steve South.


Local presenters broadcast from Real Radio Yorkshire's main studios are based in Tingley near Leeds. The majority of networked output is broadcast from Real Radio North West based in Salford Quays, Salford.[5] The Vodafone Big Top 40 is a networked chart show and is produced by Global Radio at their Capital studios in Leicester Square, London.

Local presenters[edit]

Network presenters[edit]

Syndicated presenters[edit]

Former presenters[edit]

Real News team[edit]

Real Radio Yorkshire has their own dedicated team of broadcast journalists who produce news bulletins on weekday daytimes and weekend mornings.[7] At other times news bulletins are outsourced from Sky News Radio in London.

Broadcast Journalists


  1. ^ New logos and marketing for Real Radio Radio Today, 26 March 2012
  2. ^ GMG Radio sold to Global for £50m Mark Sweeney, The Guardian, 25 June 2012
  3. ^ Global Radio seals £50m purchase of GMG Radio Maisie McCabe, Media Week, 25 June 2012
  4. ^ Martin, Roy (6 February 2014). "Communicorp buys 8 Global stations". RadioToday. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Real Radio introduces networked daytimes, Radio Today, 15 October 2012
  6. ^ West, Gillian (8 March 2013). "Boots UK launches radio and online programme hosted by Kate Thornton". The Drum. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Real News team Real Radio Yorkshire

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