Radio: The Arabs Give Ear

The Arabs Give Ear—Somewhat

How do Arabs like the radio? Last week the returns were available from a sampling of the Arab population in 15 towns of Lebanon, Syria and Palestine:*

> Radio reaches only about 5% of the Arab public—some 250,000 people, mostly of the urban upper class.

> Most Arab radio sets can get short, medium and long wave—except in Damascus, whose nearby mountains keep the city in a "pocket."

> The Arabs listen most to world news, dance music, religious programs. They listen least to troops' programs, plays, poetry.

> A third or more Arab...

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