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About Radio Leeds

What is BBC Radio Leeds?

BBC Radio Leeds is the BBC's local radio station for West Yorkshire. Delivering a mix of local news, traffic, travel and weather information BBC Radio Leeds also offers listeners across the region conversation, debate, music and entertainment reflecting life across the five districts of Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale. We give West Yorkshire the opportunity to tell us their stories, champion their local area and hold those in power to account.

What is the remit of BBC Radio Leeds?

The station delivers news from across West Yorkshire area along with national and international news. Our programmes hold to account, celebrate the successes of local people, are first with breaking news across our patch and offer a range of local entertainment and arts coverage. BBC Radio Leeds also hosts a number of specialist music programmes including Yorkshire Brass, The Durbervilles folk and roots Show and BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire for local unsigned artists and bands.

BBC Radio Leeds reflects the best local sport including football commentaries on Leeds United and Huddersfield Town, unrivalled West Yorkshire rugby league coverage, a monthly Bradford City Football Club Special, fans forums, cycling specials and ball by ball commentary of Yorkshire County Cricket.

The station appeals to anyone interested in local stories and issues.

If you wish to comment further on the remit of BBC local radio, you can contact BBC Feedback or BBC Complaints.

History of BBC Radio Leeds

BBC Radio Leeds was launched on June 24th 1968 and was one of the first BBC local radio stations. It wasn’t long before the station developed a large and loyal following which it still enjoys. The style and sound of the station has changed over the years, but local voices and local stories remain at the heart of all we do. Presenters still synonymous with the station include Harry Gration, Peter Levy and Alvin Blossom.

How to Listen

92.4, 102.7 & 103.9 FM, 774AM & DAB

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Breaking news, story ideas or general enquiries:

Main switchboard: 0113 2441188

News desk: 0113 2247300



Twitter: @BBCLeeds

To contact the team on-air, please telephone:

Studio: 0345 303 3333

To contact BBC Radio Leeds by post:

BBC Radio Leeds

Broadcasting Centre

2, St Peter’s Square