Local radio station Radio Helsinki, a part of the Sanoma Group, celebrated its tenth anniversary on 1 September. Since the first hours on the air to today, Radio Helsinki's programmes have been made according to the same concept. Starting with the playlists, they are made by the best music journalists in the country.

About 35,000 different pieces of music are played on Radio Helsinki every year. The station has received the Radio of the Year award in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In addition to its broad music offering, Radio Helsinki focuses on ambitious journalism, meticulously produced talk shows, and local issues. Its strong cooperation with HS.fi guarantees that the listeners stay in tune with what's going on both in the Helsinki metropolitan area and worldwide.

Holding a temporary seventeen-day broadcast licence, Radio Helsinki went on air in the Helsinki area. It then continued as a web radio station for five months, and received its permanent licence on 1 March 2001. Sanoma News took over Radio Helsinki from the company owned by Paula Salovaara on 1 June 2005. Since then, the station has been part of Helsingin Sanomat's organisation, cooperating closely with the newspaper and the HS.fi news desk.

On the station's tenth anniversary, 1 September 2010, Radio Helsinki joins forces with Helsingin Sanomat's Nyt supplement to form an ensemble focusing on music, film, popular culture, events and activities. Radio Helsinki and the Nyt supplement will continue as independent products. The head of the editorial staff is Ville Blåfield and Anna Laine will continue as programme manager of Radio Helsinki.

"The Nyt supplement and Radio Helsinki are both valuable to Helsingin Sanomat in their separate roles, although there are similarities regarding the spirit and contents. There's certainly room for more cooperation in the day-to-day editorial work," says Ville Blåfield.

For additional information, please contact:

Paula Salovaara


Tel. 040 533 5081

Ville Blåfield


Tel. 050 310 3017

Radio Helsinki and Helsingin Sanomat belong to Sanoma Group's Sanoma News division.