The Berlin-Brandenburg Media Council (MABB) decided at its meeting on 7 December 2007, to advertise tenders for the mediumwave frequencies 567 (100 kW), 693 (250 kW) and 1359 kHz (100 kW), all 24 hours a day. There is an option to use DRM on all three frequencies.
567 kHz was abandoned by the previous user, RBB, on 24 January 2006. 693 kHz is currently being used by T-systems for DRM tests of Voice of Russia in parallel with the AM service on 603 kHz. The broadcasting licence of the Voice of Russia runs out on 8 April 2008, and T-systems has indicated that it would like to use both 603 and 693 kHz. Under the rules, a tender has to be issued. 1359 kHz is the frequency previously used by Radio Berlin International.
The Oranienburg transmitter site to the north of Berlin can be used for all three frequencies, according to the MABB. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2008.