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Already over 20 years Radio Moreeni has been an essential part of Tampere, as naturally as the Pispala Ridge or the Näsinneula Tower are.
Moreeni is a part of the local cultural life, the university and the everyday life of the people who populate the city of Tampere.
Radio Moreeni Staff and Contributors
Marko Ala-Fossi is the editor-in-chief of Radio Moreeni and the University Lecturer in Radio at the University of Tampere.
Managing editor Päivi Harkko is responsible for programme scheduling and making sure that all programmes are aired in their respective places and on time. She is the person to turn to in all practical matters concerning Radio Moreeni. New programme ideas are welcome. Together we will turn your ideas into great radio programmes.
Ritva Alpola has worked as an editor at Radio Moreeni since the hazy beginnings of the station. She gives advice and helps out the organisations and associations in the making of their programmes. She also hosts the Verstas shows regularly and acts as a theatre, art and literature critic.
Myy Ojanpää is the sound designer at Radio Moreeni. She is responsible for maintaining the equipment and teaching the staff the secrets of recording and editing.
Briitta Laurila works as a secretary for both the radio station and the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT).
Moreeni staff also includes a wide and ever-changing variety of students and interns. In many cases, the interns are students of Journalism and Mass Communication. However, Radio Moreeni also welcomes students from other departments as interns.
The History of Radio Moreeni
Radio Moreeni is currently the only university-owned radio station in Finland.
Moreeni was born in late 1989 under the name Yliopistoradio (University Radio). The first editor-in-chief and the person who set the guidelines for the station was Seppo Huiku. He wanted Moreeni to be a station for everyone in Tampere, as well as the university. Even then, Moreeni wanted to break down boundaries - to bring the university closer to its surroundings.
Seppo Huiku moved on to pastures new in Spring 1994. His duties were handled by Olli Ylönen until the Autumn of the same year, when Liisa Riekki assumed the helm at the station. She further increased Moreeni's ties to local cultural life and organisations. However, two years later Liisa Riekki was invited to join the morning show on MTV3. Ritva Alpola then stood in for her, and is now a regular staff editor at Radio Moreeni.
In Autumn 1998 Jari-Pekka Vuorela was chosen as the editor-in-chief. His extensive knowledge of jazz meant that several new music shows were added to the programme schedule. In Spring 1999 the station broadcast a 62-part programme series on Duke Ellington, hosted by Vuorela himself.
Maarit Virkkula entered the post of editor-in-chief in Autumn 2001. Her association with Radio Moreeni began during her years as a student at the University of Tampere. Since the fall of 2004, she has worked for Yleisradio, the Finnish public service broadcasting company.
After Maarit Virkkula, there was Mervi Leino who worked as the managing editor four years from August 2004 to June 2008. Now she works at the National Audiovisual Archive.
Moreeni – Part of the University
Moreeni is a part of the University of Tampere and the the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT),
The responsibility for the operation of the radio station is shared by the editor-in-chief Marko Ala-Fossi and professor Taisto Hujanen.
Furthermore, there is a board of directors for Radio Moreeni, where all the subjects of CMT and also students have their representatives. The board confirms operational plans as well as new program budget and program schedules of the station. It has its annual meeting in the spring and additional meetings whenever necessary.
The majority of the station's funding comes from the university and the rest from air time sold to various organisations.
Other schools of the university may also use Moreeni for educational purposes. Translation students, for instance, currently edit and read news on Radio Moreeni in Russian and German. Lecture series and radio columns have been produced in co-operation with the Department of Literature and the Arts.
Radio Moreeni is a local radio station. Our terrestrial frequency is 98.4 MHz, on cable 101.5 MHz.
Radio Moreeni serves approximately 300.000 potential listeners in Tampere and its surrouding region.
Our transmitter is located on top of the Näsinneula Tower, at a height of 140 metres, or 240 metres from sea level.
Our signal can be received within a radius of approximately 50 kilometres. The terrain may affect the reception on the outskirts of the area.