|Slogan||"Where God's Word is Heard"|
|April 26, 1995|
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.
KAWZ began broadcasting Christian radio over satellite on April 26, 1995, from KAWZ in Twin Falls. KAWZ is the uplink station, owned by Christian Broadcasting of Idaho, with Pastor Mike Kestler as its founder. KAWZ feeds nearly 400 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, 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. 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. 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.
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.
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. CSN International also airs a variety of Christian contemporary music.
CSN international is heard on 39 full-powered radio stations in the United States.
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||State||Power
|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||9,100||699.5 m (2,295 ft)||C1||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|
|WUJC||91.1 FM||St. Marks||Florida||7,000||138.7 m (455 ft)||C3||FCC|
|KHJC||88.9 FM||Lihue||Hawaii||21,000||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||250||597.3 m (1,960 ft)||C3||FCC|
|KNMA||88.1 FM||Tularosa||New Mexico||7,000||579.2 m (1,900 ft)||C1||FCC|
|WSFW||1100 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||5,000 day
920 critical hours
|KJCC||89.5 FM||Carnegie||Oklahoma||350||59.2 m (194 ft)||A||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||−57 m (−187 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||750||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
|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.
- About CSN CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013
- FCC database entry on KAWZ
- Radio-locator.com page on KAWZ
- CSN Stations CSN Radio. Accessed January 3, 2015; list noted as being as of December 10, 2014
- Goffard, Christopher. "God's word, plus static". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
- "Settlement Reached in Calvary Satellite Network Split". DIYmedia.net. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
- About The River Christian Fellowship
- CSN Program Schedule CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013
- Music Playlogs CSN Radio. Accessed October 30, 2013