For years we have wanted to be able to just sub to locals and 18 years ago they did offer them, because my Aunt had them on my 3rd account with DISH back then. Of course now you would pay the $12.00 but not get all your locals over channel disputes. The Welcome pack grew out of just locals pack and then it started to replace just for locals. OF course now the Welcome pack will run just under $50.00. That's why my Aunt wanted to drop DISH after all these years.