Radio: Der Unheimliche Mr. Heimlich

"We will now play a request for Fraülein Griselda Schmidtloser of District Wilmersdorf," said the disc jockey. But what the fraülein heard was not Buttons & Bows; like most Germans, she preferred Liszt and Brahms.

With such slight Teutonic flavorings, some well-known U.S. radio techniques (disc jockeys, quiz shows, children's programs, folksy announcers) are being used by Berlin's station RIAS (Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor). The blend has proved so palatable that in a recent poll 80% of Berlin's radio listeners voted for RIAS over the six competing Soviet-controlled stations.

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