The group originally consisted of:
- Metro FM (which later became Metro Radio)
- Radio Tees (now TFM Radio).
- Great North Radio (which later became Magic 1170 & Magic 1152).
Between 1986 and 1987, Radio Tees relayed the programmes of Metro Radio in mono - originally their overnight programme, expanding it to include Alan Robson's Night Owls on weeknights and a music show with John Oley on Fridays - by the summer of 86, it was further extended to 7 pm to include Nicky Brown - resulting in Radio Tees being Radio Tees from 7 am to 7 pm and at night, "Metro And Tees Together!". This carried on when they became TFM in January 88 - the service was "Metro And TFM Together" - just before Easter, TFM became its own station - still remaining part of the Metro Radio group, but no longer broadcasting identical programme output.
- Viking Radio (which later became 96.9 Viking FM).
- Pennine Radio (which later became The Pulse of West Yorkshire).
- Radio Hallam (which later became Hallam FM).
- Classic Gold (which, after the take over was changed to "Great Yorkshire Gold", it later became Magic 1161, Magic AM and Pulse Gold)
The Metro Radio Group was taken over by Emap in 1996. Following this, nearly all of the group's radio stations including Metro Radio itself were brought and branded under Emap Radio (with the exception of The Pulse, which was the subject of a management buyout by The Radio Partnership). After the acquisition of Emap Radio, these stations were branded under Bauer Radio.