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Local Origination

CSN has over 400 translators across the nation, and most are capable of Local Origination announcements.

Local Origination refers to radio announcements that are broadcast only within a translator's area. A translator's transmission can be heard 20 - 30 miles from the source, depending on the terrain.

The FCC allows 30 seconds at the top of the hour for broadcast of Local Origination – messages that are of local interest, such as church invitations. This air time is reserved for ministry use only.

In each time zone, the 24 hour clock is broken up into 10 "rotations." (A rotation is simply the name for a certain set of air times). Each rotation has 2 or 3 air times per day. For example: church invitations on Rotation 9 in the Pacific timezone run at 12:00 PM (Noon), 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

The suggested donation depends on the number of rotations you choose and your location. The average cost is $100 per month, per rotation.

Local Origination announcements run 365 days a year, so notices can be inserted for special events, in addition to the normal church invitation.

NOTE: CSN is in the process of installing new receivers that don't use the rotation system. On these receivers, the spots will be loaded to the air times you choose. Please contact us for information about the receiver in your area.

Getting started with Local Origination is simple:

  1. Use our entry form (located below) and fill in your information, choose your rotation and radio spot script.
  2. Complete each of the form's three steps and send the information to us.
  3. After your information is sent, we will reply by email or phone, within 2-3 business days to finalize the details of your Local Origination spot.
  4. It takes about a week to produce the spot. The finished spot will be loaded to your local translator as soon as we receive it.

Local Origination Entry Form



Step 1: Your Information

















Step 2: Choose Rotation(s)

Choose Timezone:
HawaiianAlaskanPacificMountainCentralEastern

Hawaiian Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)










Alaskan Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)










Pacific Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)










Mountain Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)










Central Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)










Eastern Timezone (Choose any rotations that might work for you)











Step 3: Choose/Edit Template


  LOAD SCRIPT (Click to load script in text area below.)

Complete this Spot Production Template by editing the items in {curly brackets}, replacing them with your church's information (i.e. church name, phone number, etc.).




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Questions about Local Origination?

Contact Stephanie Carlson
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