Yorkshire Radio

Yorkshire Radio was a British digital radio station serving Yorkshire on DAB. The station was owned by Leeds United A.F.C. and broadcast live coverage of all first-team games, alongside pop music from the 1960s to 2013.

Yorkshire Radio
Broadcast areaYorkshire
FrequencyDAB: 12A
Sky: 0209
FormatPop Music, Sport
OwnerLeeds United A.F.C.
First air date
10 July 2006
Last air date
30 July 2013


Yorkshire Radio began test transmissions on 26 June 2006 and launched on 10 July 2006 on the MXR Yorkshire multiplex, replacing jazzfm.com.[1] The first and last song to be played on the station was I Predict a Riot by Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs.[2]

The station's studios were based at Lowfields Road, behind the east stand of Leeds United's stadium, Elland Road in the Centenary Pavilion. Alongside Leeds United commentaries, Yorkshire Radio also carried coverage of Super League, Leeds Carnegie RUFC and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

The station closed at 6 pm on 30 July 2013.[3]

On 16 December 2013, broadcasting regulator Ofcom partly upheld a complaint on behalf of former Leeds United director Melvyn Levi, who alleged that Yorkshire Radio had treated him unfairly in a number of broadcasts.[4]


  1. Day, Julia (10 April 2006). "Leeds United to kick off digital station". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  2. "News award winners announced". 13 April 2007. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. Leeds United pulls plug on Yorkshire Radio Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Radio Today, 30 July 2013
  4. "Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2013.