Mr. Epperson has been Chairman of the board of the Company since its inception. He is also a director of Salem Communications Holding Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Epperson has been engaged in the ownership and operation of radio stations since 1961. Mr. Epperson has been a member of the board of directors of the National Religious Broadcasters for a number of years and was re-elected to a three (3) year term on that board in February 2013. Mr. Epperson is married to Nancy A. Epperson, who is Mr. Atsinger’s sister.
As co-founder of the Company, Mr. Epperson provides the board with extensive and valuable radio and senior executive leadership experience, business development experience and insight into the background and vision of the Company. His past political experience as well as his continuing operation of radio stations for related businesses provide the board with valuable relevant experience with the needs and goals of our audience and our programmers and enable Mr. Epperson to contribute to the board by assessing the many and varied strategic opportunities presented to the Company.