The following problem was formulated by Zorboska [Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 13 1 (2003) 793-800]: It is not known if the Berezin symbols of a bounded operator on the Bergman space L-a(2)(D) must have radial hunts almost everywhere oil the unit circle. In this Note we solve this problem in the negative, showing that there is a concrete class of diagonal operators for which the Berezin symbol does not have radial boundary values anywhere on the unit circle. A similar result is also obtained in case of the Hardy space H-2(D) over the unit disk D. Moreover, we give an alternative proof to the famous theorem of Berling on z-invariant subspaces in the Hardy space H-2(D), using the concepts of reproducing kernels and Berezin symbols. (c) 2005 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.