CSN International – Wikipedia
Christian radio station and network based in Twin Falls, Idaho
Christian Satellite Network (CSN) International is a Christian radio network based in Twin Falls, Idaho. KAWZ, 89.9 MHz, in Twin Falls is the uplink station, feeding 337 broadcast translators nationwide and 42 full-power radio stations across the United States, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. CSN is a non-profit organization and operates non-profit stations.
KAWZ began broadcasting on April 3, 1988 (Easter Sunday), with Pastor Mike Kestler as its founder. The network was launched on April 26, 1995, broadcasting Christian radio over satellite from KAWZ in Twin Falls. The first satellite-fed translator to begin receiving the network from KAWZ was in Yucca Valley, California, and within six months the network had dozens of translators. It was originally known as the Calvary Satellite Network.
By 1999, the network had grown to include 153 stations and translators, and by 2004 it had grown to approximately 400 stations and translators across the United States.
In 2007, an agreement was reached between the Twin Falls, Idaho based network and parties associated with Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where the Twin Falls, Idaho based network kept 424 of the network’s 457 stations and translators, but could no longer use Calvary Chapel branding. Most of the stations received by the parties associated with Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa were sold to the Calvary Radio Network the following year.
Board members of the Christian Satellite Network (CSN) and its parent company, Christian Broadcasting of Idaho, are Pastor Mike Kestler and Ariel Kestler. Mike Kestler is pastor of The River Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational church in Twin Falls.
CSN International airs a variety of Christian talk and teaching programs, such as: A New Beginning with Greg Laurie, Jay Sekulow Live, Family Talk with James Dobson, Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers, Thru the Bible with Dr. J. Vernon McGee, Truth For Life with Alistair Begg, and Turning Point with David Jeremiah. CSN International also airs a variety of Christian contemporary music.
CSN international is heard on 42 radio stations in the United States.
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||State||Facility ID||Class||Power
|KNGW||88.9 FM||Juneau||Alaska||176566||A||—||125||−128 m (−420 ft)|
|KOGJ||88.1 FM||Kenai||Alaska||174802||A||—||1,100||104 m (341 ft)|
|KVIR||91.9 FM||Dolan Springs||Arizona||90917||C0||—||25,000||711 m (2,333 ft)|
|KVJC||91.9 FM||Globe||Arizona||91804||C2||—||660||1,035 m (3,396 ft)|
|KGSF||88.7 FM||Huntsville||Arkansas||92987||C3||—||5,000||181.5 m (595 ft)|
|KJCU||89.9 FM||Fort Bragg||California||87930||A||—||130||106 m (348 ft)|
|WUJC||91.1 FM||St. Marks||Florida||122209||C1||—||74,000||138.7 m (455 ft)|
|KHJC||88.9 FM||Lihue||Hawaii||81138||C3||—||2,000||109.9 m (361 ft)|
|KAWS||89.1 FM||Marsing||Idaho||8417||C1||—||8,750||668 m (2,192 ft)|
|KMHI||1240 AM||Mountain Home||Idaho||72657||C||1,000||—||—|
|KAWZ[a]||89.9 FM||Twin Falls||Idaho||8414||C0||—||100,000||302 m (991 ft)|
|KIMW||105.5 FM||Heflin||Louisiana||191575||A||—||6,000||83.3 m (273 ft)|
|WGWS||88.1 FM||St. Mary’s City||Maryland||172973||A||—||1,100||53 m (174 ft)|
|WSMA||90.5 FM||Scituate||Massachusetts||122202||B1||—||7,700||150 m (490 ft)|
|WWUN-FM||101.5 FM||Friars Point||Mississippi||16523||C3||—||14,000||120.4 m (395 ft)|
|KLWL||88.1 FM||Chillicothe||Missouri||176981||A||—||800||103 m (338 ft)|
|KTBJ||89.3 FM||Festus||Missouri||76989||B||—||25,000||113 m (371 ft)|
|KJFT||90.3 FM||Arlee||Montana||93587||C3||—||400||581 m (1,906 ft)|
|KGFJ||88.1 FM||Belt||Montana||172645||C2||—||730||597.3 m (1,960 ft)|
|KNMA||88.1 FM||Tularosa||New Mexico||122932||C1||—||7,000||579.2 m (1,900 ft)|
|WSFW||1110 AM||Seneca Falls||New York||5391||D||1,000 day only||—||—|
|WIFF||90.1 FM||Windsor||New York||2868||A||—||100||209 m (686 ft)|
|WWYC||1560 AM||Toledo||Ohio||22672||D||1,500 day
920 critical hours
|KJCC||89.5 FM||Carnegie||Oklahoma||122517||C2||—||23,500||118.8 m (390 ft)|
|KDJC||88.1 FM||Baker||Oregon||121839||C2||—||775||551.8 m (1,810 ft)|
|KJCH||90.9 FM||Coos Bay||Oregon||90263||C2||—||3,500||445.8 m (1,463 ft)|
|KQDL||89.1 FM||Hines||Oregon||174458||A||—||300||266.6 m (875 ft)|
|KGNR||91.9 FM||John Day||Oregon||37433||A||—||1,500||−33 m (−108 ft)|
|KPIJ||88.5 FM||Junction City||Oregon||92491||C2||—||550||705.2 m (2,314 ft)|
|KKJA||89.9 FM||Redmond||Oregon||92285||C2||—||1,500||672.9 m (2,208 ft)|
|KWRC||90.9 FM||Hermosa||South Dakota||90500||C3||—||400||386.8 m (1,269 ft)|
|KGDL||92.1 FM||Trent||Texas||171016||C3||—||19,000||114 m (374 ft)|
|KBJF||90.5 FM||Nephi||Utah||174640||C||—||75,000||657.4 m (2,157 ft)|
|WCBX||900 AM||Bassett||Virginia||18887||D||1,000 day
|WKTR||840 AM||Earlysville||Virginia||73191||D||8,200 day only||—||—|
|WKQY||100.1 FM||Tazewell||Virginia||64665||A||—||4,200||119 m (390 ft)|
|KJCF||89.3 FM||Asotin||Washington||106475||A||—||175||−100 m (−330 ft)|
|KTJC||91.1 FM||Kelso||Washington||92487||C2||—||8,000||189 m (620 ft)|
|KWYC||90.3 FM||Cheyenne||Wyoming||87267||C2||—||20,500||129.7 m (426 ft)|
|KLWD||91.9 FM||Gillette||Wyoming||84184||A||—||1,000||97 m (318 ft)|
|KWCF||89.3 FM||Sheridan||Wyoming||90842||C3||—||850||292.2 m (959 ft)|
CSN International is relayed by many additional translators nationwide.
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