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CSN International

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CSN International
TypeRadio network
Slogan"Where God's Word is Heard"
Launch date
April 26, 1995; 24 years ago (April 26, 1995)[1]
WebcastListen Live
Official website

Christian Satellite Network (CSN) International, broadcasting under the callsign KAWZ, is an FM radio station in Twin Falls, Idaho, operating on a frequency of 89.9 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100 kW at 302 meters above average terrain.[2]

KAWZ began broadcasting Christian radio over satellite on April 26, 1995, from KAWZ in Twin Falls.[1] KAWZ is the uplink station, owned by Christian Broadcasting of Idaho, with Pastor Mike Kestler as its founder. KAWZ feeds nearly 341 broadcast translators nationwide and 40 full-power radio stations[3] across the United States, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands.[4] CSN is a non-profit organization and operates non-profit stations, and is not required by the FCC to have its translators and stations receive KAWZ's signal over the air, as would be required for a commercial station.

The first satellite-fed translator to begin receiving the network from KAWZ was in Yucca Valley, California.[1] CSN International was formerly the Calvary Satellite Network, started in partnership with Chuck Smith and Jeff Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. The Smith family and Kestler sued each other in 2005 over control of the network.[5] The two parties reached a settlement in 2007, where CSN kept part of the full-power stations and almost all of the translators. Kestler and CSN could no longer use Calvary Chapel branding.[6]

Board Members

Board members of CSN the (Christian Satellite Network) and its parent company, Christian Broadcasting of Idaho, are Pastor Mike Kestler and Ariel Kestler. Kestler is pastor of The River Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational megachurch in Twin Falls.[7]


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, Turning Point with David Jeremiah, and Walk in the Word with James MacDonald.[8] CSN International also airs a variety of Christian contemporary music.[9]


CSN international is heard on 40 full-powered radio stations in the United States.[4]

Call sign Frequency City of license State Power
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KNGW 88.9 FM Juneau Alaska 125 −128 m (−420 ft) A FCC
KOGJ 88.1 FM Kenai Alaska 1,100 104 m (341 ft) A FCC
KVIR 89.9 FM Bullhead City Arizona 18,000 699.5 m (2,295 ft) C0 FCC
KVJC 91.9 FM Globe Arizona 660 1,035 m (3,396 ft) C2 FCC
KGSF 88.7 FM Huntsville Arkansas 5,000 181.5 m (595 ft) C3 FCC
KJCU 89.9 FM Fort Bragg California 130 106 m (348 ft) A FCC
WUJC 91.1 FM St. Marks Florida 74,000 138.7 m (455 ft) C1 FCC
KHJC 88.9 FM Lihue Hawaii 2,000 109.9 m (361 ft) C3 FCC
KAWS 89.1 FM Marsing Idaho 8,750 668 m (2,192 ft) C1 FCC
KMHI 1240 AM Mountain Home Idaho 1,000 C FCC
KAWZ 89.9 FM Twin Falls Idaho 100,000 302 m (991 ft) C0 FCC
KIMW 105.5 FM Heflin Louisiana 6,000 83.3 m (273 ft) A FCC
WGWS 88.1 FM St. Mary's City Maryland 1,100 53 m (174 ft) A FCC
WSMA 90.5 FM Scituate Massachusetts 7,700 150 m (490 ft) B1 FCC
WWUN-FM 101.5 FM Friars Point Mississippi 14,000 120.4 m (395 ft) C3 FCC
KLWL 88.1 FM Chillicothe Missouri 800 103 m (338 ft) A FCC
KTBJ 89.3 FM Festus Missouri 25,000 113 m (371 ft) B FCC
KJFT 90.3 FM Arlee Montana 400 581 m (1,906 ft) C3 FCC
KGFJ 88.1 FM Belt Montana 730 597.3 m (1,960 ft) C2 FCC
KNMA 88.1 FM Tularosa New Mexico 7,000 579.2 m (1,900 ft) C1 FCC
WSFW 1110 AM Seneca Falls New York 1,000 day only D FCC
WIFF 90.1 FM Windsor New York 100 209 m (686 ft) A FCC
WWYC 1560 AM Toledo Ohio 1,500 day
920 critical hours
3 night
KJCC 89.5 FM Carnegie Oklahoma 23,500 118.8 m (390 ft) C2 FCC
KDJC 88.1 FM Baker Oregon 775 551.8 m (1,810 ft) C2 FCC
KJCH 90.9 FM Coos Bay Oregon 3,500 445.8 m (1,463 ft) C2 FCC
KQDL 89.1 FM Hines Oregon 300 266.6 m (875 ft) A FCC
KGNR 91.9 FM John Day Oregon 1,500 −33 m (−108 ft) A FCC
KPIJ 88.5 FM Junction City Oregon 550 705.2 m (2,314 ft) C2 FCC
KKJA 89.9 FM Redmond Oregon 1,500 672.9 m (2,208 ft) C2 FCC
KWRC 90.9 FM Hermosa South Dakota 400 386.8 m (1,269 ft) C3 FCC
KBJF 90.5 FM Nephi Utah 75,000 657.4 m (2,157 ft) C FCC
WCBX 900 AM Bassett Virginia 1,000 day
180 night
WKTR 840 AM Earlysville Virginia 8,200 day only D FCC
WKQY 100.1 FM Tazewell Virginia 4,200 119 m (390 ft) A FCC
KJCF 89.3 FM Asotin Washington 175 −100 m (−330 ft) A FCC
KTJC 91.1 FM Kelso Washington 8,000 189 m (620 ft) C2 FCC
KWYC 90.3 FM Cheyenne Wyoming 20,500 129.7 m (426 ft) C2 FCC
KLWD 91.9 FM Gillette Wyoming 1,000 97 m (318 ft) A FCC
KWCF 89.3 FM Sheridan Wyoming 850 292.2 m (959 ft) C3 FCC


CSN International is relayed by many additional translators nationwide.


  1. ^ a b c About CSN Archived 2013-11-01 at the Wayback Machine CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013
  2. ^ FCC database entry on KAWZ
  3. ^ page on KAWZ
  4. ^ a b CSN Stations CSN Radio. Accessed January 3, 2015; list noted as being as of December 10, 2014
  5. ^ Goffard, Christopher. "God's word, plus static". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  6. ^ "Settlement Reached in Calvary Satellite Network Split". Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  7. ^ About The River Christian Fellowship
  8. ^ CSN Program Schedule CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013
  9. ^ Music Playlogs CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013

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