Football - Leeds United close Yorkshire Radio

Leeds owners GFH Capital have closed down Elland Road-based Yorkshire Radio in order to focus on the club's new digital output on LUTV.

PA Sport Report

Yorkshire Radio, which began transmitting in 2006 and was championed by former chairman Ken Bates, was the exclusive broadcaster for Leeds' home matches until the forthcoming season.

The club's managing director David Haigh said in a statement: "This is one of the toughest decisions we have made and we would like to place on record our thanks to all the staff at Yorkshire Radio, who have worked tremendously hard over the years to build up a Yorkshire sports station on DAB."

The digital radio station covered all sports from within the Yorkshire region, including rugby league, rugby union and cricket, plus chat shows and phone-ins and aired pop music from the 1960s onwards.

Former Leeds player and manager Eddie Gray and ex-club director and team-mate Peter Lorimer were among the station's co-commentators.

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