No, this isn’t a Berliner Luft joke. It’s a commercial.
For over 18 years, I’ve contributed to what rapidly became one of America’s top radio shows, Fresh Air. Its success is due to Terry Gross, the woman who invented the show, and her amazing interviews. She gets great stuff out of just about everyone she talks to (although Monica Lewinsky memorably walked out in mid-interview), and that’s why millions of people tune in each day.
Now, National Public Radio, the American network which carries the show, has taken over the old RIAS frequency here in Berlin, 104.1 FM, and is broadcasting Fresh Air several times a day:
Tues-Sat. 0400, 1000, 1800. The 1800 show is the current day’s show, picking up the feed from Philadelphia as the show goes out at noon over there. Monday’s first two shows is the weekend “best of” edition.
Since I’ve never lived anywhere I could pick up my own pieces on the radio, I consider this a sign that, finances and professional catastrophes notwithstanding, I’m about to move.