Radio Free Europe and many of them
are trying to "save up good will" as
insurance against future liberation.
Since Radio Free Europe wages a
realistic campaign against communism, it makes use, accordingly, of
every available weapon, including
every type of true anti-Communist
which a tight security system can
identify. At no time do Radio Free
Europe programs accept the theories
or practices of communism, Marxism
or socialism. But recognizing the realities of democratic development in
the history of pre-Communist Eastern
Europe (which was very different
from America) Radio Free Europe
utilizes exiles of all political faiths
(except left and right extremists) in its
all-out finht against communism.
The programs are varied in form
and content; there is something for
men, women and children of all ages.
interests, needs and classes. There is
music, drama, variety, commentary,
poetry, comedy, interviews, quiz and
round table shows. Religious programs and services are broadcast to
listeners of all faiths. Stress is laid on
the native culture of the captive peoples — on their own music, literature
and history which the Soviet rulers
try to suppress in the interests of international communism.
News is the staple product of Radio
Free Europe, which daily builds its
reputation for news speed, honesty
and accuracy by regularly "scooping"
the Communist stations. Listeners in
the captive countries often hear important news about Soviet Russia and
their own countries over Radio Free
Europe before they hear it on Radio
Moscow, Budapest, Warsaw or
Prague. For instance, the first bulletin
on Stalin's death, Beria's purge and
Malenkov's resignation was broadcast
by Radio Free Europe many hours
before Communist stations carried the
The international nature of the op-
"We in Europe have seen results
of its (Crusade tor Freedom) programs and we think they are doing
a magnificent job,
". . . ihe Soviets spend more
money Irving to jam programs,
surh as the Crusade for Freedom,
than the entire Free World spends
in the field of propaganda. In
other words, Ihe Soviets recognize
what a potent weapon propaganda
is. Here we are a rountry that sells
soap in terms so attractive you ran
almost taste it; yet we have trouble
ill developing propaganda that will
appeal to the mind. 1 am sure you
all agree with me that the Crusade
for Freedom should he supported.
It is an enterprise that is going to
take a long time to develop the
necessary know-how, lint I am eer-
taiu we can do it. 1 am soberly opli-
mislie that we shall make good
progress in this field."
General Alfred M. (.ruenther
Allied Powers Europe
oration was summed up recently in a
newspaper article by an American
journalist who surveyed the New York
and Munich headquarters: "Persons
of fifteen or sixteen different nationalities work together at Radio Free
Europe in perfect harmony for a common end. Nationalist animosities and
historical boundary quarrels are forgotten in the common endeavor of
creating a Free, united Europe. Americans have a right to be proud of the
efficient, businesslike way in which
Radio Free Europe is doing its cold
war job ... a shining example ol what
free American enterprise can accomplish in psychological warfare against
A report by a famous American
engineering company, which made a
survey of Radio Free Europe's installations in Portugal, stated: "The whole
undertaking has been accompli!
and become a working reality in
almost unbelievably short time. ^1 \VI
quality and performance of the W* broae
completed is first-class and the ft'™ ultim
expended are probably below w progr
would be considered normal. '•J mind:
spirit of the organization transcejj tain?
anything heretofore witnessetl. ^ It i
whole group thrives under pressfl j ears t
Through "saturation broadcasts
"repeat programming" and other tj|
ed techniques, Radio Free Europe"
been able to keep ahead in the <*
stant battle with enemy jammers- ".
eral transmitters carry each R3}.
Free Europe program simultanetfl
on different wave lengths, enaW*
listeners to seek the clearest \ocM
on their dials. Furthermore, each P'
gram is repeated up to four tin"",
day, so if a listener misses part *
program the first time or if he J*
home, he can pick it up on a I't'Pf
Impossible to jam out is Radio >
Europe's nightly "saturation serij
whereby all transmitters are l'1'"'
simultaneously over different frefn
eies to one country at a time. "S^l
sounding" is a technical device x\
by Radio Free Europe's eiigin''1'!
stall to test transmission conajl
and permit the selection of bio.1*,
ing channels that will dcliv('r ,
strongest and clearest signal *° ,
All of these and many other ftt
— signal power plus multiple trail*
ters plus flexible programming
eies plus the application and dcvl
ment of proved engineering pri'1''"
— are Radio Free Europe's ai.sw'f'
the Communists' frantic ell<"''
black out the truth from the W'1'*
In April, 1954, a long-range
paign uniting the spoken and JJ1
it is it
Near the West German town of Cham, a few kilometers from the Czechoslovak
Europe operates a mobile, medium wave transmitter with a 50,000 watt signal.
1 anu r J
word was initiated by the Free 1'j1, manif,
Committte to Czechoslovakia. |"1
planned to help create a "''l''''
Opposition" in Czechoslovakia -
could effectively win cone
the people, and in doing so nVj j- "
the Communists and sow the s'' i
The leaflet operation, sponsoj!
the Free Europe Press, was sWj
coordinated with daily prografl
Radio Free Europe, in a massrvej
to give the Czechoslovak p>'">'
facts, help and inspiration thejj
to carry on the struggle again*!
rulers. Similar operations wci"'
quently launched to
There has been ampl
the combined written-anu
word operation has been a s'S^J
step in (he development ol
weapon in the struggle t" J ■^■■■J
man's dignity and freedom w'"^
curtain of Soviet darkness bl
Facts Foiu'm Ni:ws, Febrin"-'\