PRETZELFUNK is a German-English bilingual program from and for the Tuggeranong community which reflects the cultural diversity that is a vibrant feature of our Valley. Its producer and presenter, Heinrich, comes into the studio of ValleyFM every week with a basket full of fresh pretzels. There are always fresh Polkas, Schlagers (popular songs), Jodles and Schmankerls (delicatessen) for the Valley’s German-speakers and everyone who loves bright music on a Wednesday morning.
Heinrich, who came to the Tuggeranong Valley in the early 1970s, is no stranger to community broadcasting. He was involved with the first community station in Canberra 2XX from 1977 to 1992. For a short while he even broadcast on community radio stations in Brazil. He has been with Canberra Multicultural Service (1CMS FM 91.1) since its start. In 1999, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to community radio and multiculturalism.