The program has become a tradition for many Finns who have tuned in since 1991 when it first started broadcasting on CFUV.
Soitellaan is an eclectic mixture of music,old and new, some never heard in radio before, Finnish poetry, Pirkko's own commentary, as well as interesting radio plays which she has purchased at her own expense from YLE, the Finnis,h Broadcasting Company.
In 1992 The Board of YLE granted Soitellaan broadcasting rights that are equivalent to its own regional radio stations in
Over the years, artists and bands, as well as many of her listeners around the world, have sent additions to her own huge collection of recorded music.
The theme song at the beginning of the program is well the known Säkkijärven polkka … see the story below.
Tune in to UVIC Campus Radio CFUV on the Internet at http://cfuv.uvic.ca/ every Saturday 9.30 am - 11.00 am.