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  • November 24, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that "FaithTalk Magazine" will move to quarterly publication in 2004, the second expansion since its inception two years ago. "The explosive launch of 'FaithTalk Magazine' has been gratifying and exciting," says Jim Cumbee, President of Non-Broadcast Media for Salem. "'FaithTalk Magazine' represents perfect synergy between Salem's radio platform and Salem's publishing business. We think we aremore...
  • November 20, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM and KPRZ 1210AM, Salem Communications' (Nasdaq: SALM) San Diego stations, will be broadcasting live from Valley Center Local Assistance Relief Center on Friday November 21, 2003. KCBQ 1170AM took "Larson Live" on the road last week to Crest and Julian, both areas severely damaged by the recent fires. Both stations have committed to continue remote broadcast coverage until the needs of the victims have been met. "The fires are out, and somore...
  • November 19, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM announced today that radio personality Mark Larson has been re-elected to an unprecedented seventh term as President of the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association. First elected in November 1997, Larson is a veteran San Diego broadcaster who has been heard on local radio since 1976. From 1976 to 1994 he was Program and Operations Manager (and afternoon talk show host) at KFMB Radio, moving to Salem Communications' KPRZ 1210AM as Generalmore...
  • November 13, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM, a Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) news/talk station, and talk show host Mark Larson were on hand to broadcast "Larson Live" from Shadow Mountain Community Church's Crest Fire Relief Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2003. Inclement weather did not hamper the volume of volunteers who showed up to aid in the clean-up efforts. An appeal went out over the airwaves for ponchos, which were needed by volunteers. By the end of the "Larsonmore...
  • October 30, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2003--  Salem Projects 12% Same Station Revenue Growth for October 2003   Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2003. Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, said, "Salem outperformed the radio industry in the third quarter, achieving revenue growth ofmore...
  • October 27, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that it will release third quarter 2003 financial results following market hours on Thursday, October 30, 2003. The Company will also host a teleconference to discuss its results on October 30th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the teleconference, please dial 973-582-2741 ten minutes prior to the start time. The teleconference will also be available live and via archivedmore...
  • October 15, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2003--KPRZ's Dana Sturgeon, host of "The Dana Sturgeon Show" and midday host on KPRZ 1210AM, was awarded the 2003 Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.) Award for "Best Talk Show Host" by the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association, at a ceremony on October 9, 2003. Sturgeon, who is also a contributing editor for Salem Communications' (Nasdaq:SALM) "Salem Family Minutes," a syndicated feature commentary in 14 of Salem's stations nationwide, competed against Sanmore...
  • October 10, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2003--NewsTalk 960 KKNT hosts nationally syndicated radio personality Laura Ingraham for a special engagement -- signing event for her new book, "SHUT UPmore...
  • October 10, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2003--WFFH FM 94.1 (formerly WRLG) and WFFI FM 93.7 (formerly WYYB) announced it has joined the school of one of Salem Communications' The FISH(R) branded contemporary Christian music (CCM) radio stations. Salem Communications launched these stations in Nashville, Tennessee last September carrying the station name "The One." In a strategic move, the WWFH FM 94.1 and WFFI FM 93.7 have joined their sister stations, to be branded as a station known tomore...
  • October 8, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today the completion of the acquisition of an AM radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and of a construction permit for a station in Sacramento, California. In Colorado Springs, Salem Communications is launching news/talk on KZNT AM1460 (formerly KKCS-AM), acquired from Walton Stations -- Colorado,more...
  • October 6, 2003
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2003--Salem Media of Georgia, a service of Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, has announced the change of WGKA 1190AM to a conservative news/talk format. This change will allow Salem Communications to bring their nationally syndicated network talk show hosts to the listeners of Atlanta. The new lineup will be as follows: Laura Ingraham LIVE 9a to noon Dennis Prager LIVE noon to 2pm Dave Ramsey LIVE 2pm to 4pmmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, has named Vance Dillard as Program Director for its Today's Christian Music network, the Word in Praise network, and WFFH-FM/WFFI-FM broadcast properties, all operated by the Nashville-based Salem Music Network. Salem Music Network General Manager Michael Miller commented, "Vance has a very impressive track record ofmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that it is updating guidance for the third quarter of 2003. Specifically, the Company expects net broadcast revenue of between $42.5 and $42.8 million and station operating income of between $14.9 to $15.2 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2003, slightly reduced from previous guidance. Third quarter 2003 guidance was originally provided on August 4, 2003, in conjunctionmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed programming, announced today that Salem Communications Holding Corp. has amended and restated its $150 million credit facility with a consortium of leading financial institutions. BNY Capital Markets, acting as Administrative Agent, arranged the facility. The other institutions participating in the facility are: GE Capital,more...
  • September 3, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2003--University of Arizona and NewsTalk 960 KKNT announced a partnership that names KKNT the exclusive station for the university's regional radio coverage. KKNT will air all Arizona Wildcat football and basketball games for the ensuing seasons. As a special feature, the station will also air "In the Huddle" with John Mackovich, Arizona's head football coach, on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Commenting on University of Arizona's rigorous upcoming footballmore...
  • September 2, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2003--Beginning this week, NewsTalk 960 KKNT brings the nationally syndicated "The Laura Ingraham Show" to Phoenix listeners for 6:00-9:00 a.m. morning drive. "The Laura Ingraham Show" is irreverent, faced-paced, witty, and substantive. Laura Ingraham takes listeners on a wild ride through the colliding worlds of politics, the news media, and Hollywood. Her legal, political, writing, and television background distinguishes Laura in the field of radiomore...
  • August 29, 2003
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salem Communications, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own and operate 92 radio stations, in 36 radio markets, including 58 stations in the top 25 markets. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 1,600 affiliated radiomore...
  • August 4, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today strong results for the quarter ended June 30, 2003. Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, said, "Salem's results demonstrate a strong and successful performance for the first half of 2003, despite an uncertain economic environment. Our same station revenue growthmore...
  • August 4, 2003
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed programming, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of WJGR 1320AM, WZNZ 1460AM, WZAZ 1400AM and WBGB 106.5FM, in Jacksonville, for approximately $8.5 million, from Concord Media Group Inc. These stations will continue to be programmed in their existing formats. Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, commentedmore...
  • July 24, 2003
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2003--WMCA 570AM and WWDJ 970AM, Salem Communications' (Nasdaq:SALM) Christian teaching and talk stations, have made recent changes to on-air programming. WWDJ 970AM has brought on air nationally known, syndicated radio host Dennis Prager, Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Salem Communications announced the relocation of Kevin McCullough from WYLL AM1160 in Chicago to be on air in New York, Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WWDJmore...
  • July 23, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--KKNT-AM960, a Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) news/talk station, announced new upcoming weekend programming in conjunction with NASCAR(R). On August 3rd, KKNT brings the Valley of the Sun, one of the hottest races in the automotive arena, heating up the close of a great summer with the 10th Annual Brickyard 400, a NASCAR(R) Winston Cup Series event, to be aired from 10:45 AM to 2:45 PM. This programming is being offered to listeners to join withmore...
  • July 23, 2003
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--95.9 The FISH, Salem Communications' contemporary Christian music station serving Southern California, will premiere Christian recording artists Third Day, along with Jaci Velasquez, TobyMac, Avalon, O.C. Supertones, Jeremy Camp and Joy Williams in concert at the second annual FISH FEST, sponsored by 95.9 The FISH and KKLA 99.5 FM, on Sunday, July 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Gates will open at 2:00 p.m, with the concert ending at 10:30more...
  • July 23, 2003
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, has announced that Steven L. Griffin will be General Manager for stations WBGB-FM, WZAZ-AM, WZNZ-AM, and WJGR-AM in Jacksonville, Fla., according to Allen Power, Vice President of Operations. The purchase of these radio properties is scheduled to close this summer. Griffin is joining Salem from Citadel Broadcasting, where hemore...
  • June 26, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed radio programming, has announced that Bob Fox will serve as General Manager for the company's four station cluster in Sacramento, California, according to T.J. Malievsky, Vice President of Operations. Fox joined Salem Communications three months ago as general sales manager in Sacramento from Clear Channel, where he served as generalmore...