Telstar Radio & Friends will be on air with a Christmas show on 6045 kHz shortwave. They wil use the powerful Nauen Transmitter Station.

Nauen Transmitter Station in Nauen, Germany, is the oldest continuously operating radio transmitting installation in the world. Germany’s first high power radio transmitter, it was founded on 1 April 1906 by Telefunken corporation and operated as a longwave radiotelegraphy station.

Upgraded with shortwave transmitters in the 1920s it was Germany’s most advanced long range radio station, continually upgraded with the latest equipment and serving as an experimental station for Telefunken to test new technology. 

During the Cold War it served as the GDR’s (East Germany’s) international shortwavestation Radio Berlin International (RBI), and was the East Bloc’s second most powerful radio station, disseminating Communist propaganda to other countries. Since German Reunification in 1991 it has been operated by Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s state telecommunication service.

These days Nauen is used as a relay services by several stations as Radio Telstar.