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  • October 4, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today a radio station exchange with Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company. Salem Communications, through certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is exchanging two radio stations, WZFS-FM (106.7 FM) in Des Plaines, IL (Chicago market), and KSFB-FM (100.7 FM) in Sanmore...
  • August 31, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced that The Loop 930 KLUP-AM (930 AM) in San Antonio, TX is scheduled to be re-launched in the company's successful News/Talk format on September 6. KLUP-AM currently is programmed in an adult nostalgia music format. David Ziebell, manager for KLUP-AM and KSLR-AM, commented on the change. "KLUP-AMmore...
  • August 27, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced that it will be acquiring KGMZ-FM (107.9 FM) from Cox Radio, Inc., in exchange for Honolulu, HI stations KHNR-AM (650 AM) and KHCM-AM (940 AM), which are owned by Salem Communications. In order to execute this transaction, Cox Radio has exercised an option to acquire KGMZ-FM from Honolulumore...
  • August 27, 2004
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2004--KNTS-AM (1220 AM), the new Salem Communications' News Talk and Sports station serving the greater Bay area, announced today that it will broadcast the 2004 edition of USC Football Radio Network beginning Saturday, August 28 with a BCA Football Classic pitting the Trojans against Virginia Tech. The first game airs at 3:15 p.m. (PST) for devoted Bay area USC fans. Ken Miller, general manager of KNTS-AM, said, "We are delighted to be chosen by themore...
  • August 27, 2004
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salem Communications Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., is the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on religious and family-themed programming. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate 99 radio stations, mainly composed of three primary formats: Christian Teaching/Talk, News/Talk, and Contemporary Christian Music. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news, andmore...
  • August 25, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that its nationally known, syndicated talk show hosts will be broadcasting live at the Republican National Convention in New York City from August 30 - September 2. Talk show hosts Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Janet Parshall and Dennis Prager all will conduct livemore...
  • August 23, 2004
    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2004--NewsTalk 990 WNTP-AM (990 AM) wants to register and activate more qualified voters than ever before for this November's election. So the greater Philadelphia region's newest station is "taking it to the streets" -- and will provide at least one fortunate voter with a new ride to the polls. "The Operation:VOTE Caravan has been on the roll since August," said WNTP-AM Vice President and General Manager Russ Whitnah. "And by Election Day, we will havemore...
  • August 18, 2004
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2004--News Talk 660 KSKY-AM (660 AM) will bring Longhorns broadcasts to University of Texas fans in Dallas/Fort Worth for the next two years, including the Texas-OU SBC Red River Shootout from The Cotton Bowl on October 9th. The first Longhorns Radio Network broadcast on News Talk 660 KSKY-AM will originate from Austin on Saturday, September 4, as the Texas Longhorns take on the University of North Texas Mean Green. News Talk 660 KSKY-AM Vice Presidentmore...
  • August 18, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced that it completed the acquisition of KPOI-FM (97.5 FM) and of KHUI-FM (99.5 FM), both licensed to Honolulu, Hawaii, from Visionary Related Entertainment, LLC. KPOI-FM (97.5 FM) switches its call letters to KHNR-FM and is programmed in a News Talk format offering a full line-up of syndicated talkmore...
  • August 2, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced that Salem Web Network has completed the acquisition of Christianjobs.com, one of the leading faith-based Internet job search companies for $250,000. Christianjobs.com is a full-featured employment website focusing on employment within the Christian community. The company serves the hiring needs ofmore...
  • July 30, 2004
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2004--On Monday, Aug. 2, Salem Media of Georgia launches Air Force One on 1190 AM (WAFS-AM) in Atlanta and relaunches WGKA-AM on 920 AM. In memory of President Reagan and in honor of what he meant to our country, 1190 AM (WAFS-AM) will air 27 of President Reagan's key speeches in their entirety beginning Monday. These speeches include the one many credit as launching Reagan's political career, his now famous campaign speech for Barry Goldwater's 1964more...
  • July 14, 2004
    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming announced that award-winning broadcaster and reporter, Thor Tolo has joined KGNW-AM (820 AM) as the new host of "Live From Seattle," Seattle's only local Christian radio talk show. The show airs from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays on KGNW-AM (820 AM). David Fitts, general manager of KGNW-AM, said, "Thor brings new energy,more...
  • July 8, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, was honored at the 2004 Radiomore...
  • July 7, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced that it will be acquiring WRMR-AM (1420 AM), Cleveland, OH, from Cleveland Classical Radio, LLC. The purchase price is $10 million. Beginning Monday, July 12, 2004, the station will broadcast as WHK-AM (1420 AM) NewsTalk 1420. Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, commented, "With thismore...
  • July 2, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, announced today that Salem Communications Holding Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has completed the redemption of $52.5 million of its outstanding 9% senior subordinated notes due July 2011. Salem will report a one-time loss of approximately $6.2 million resulting from the early redemption. Salemmore...
  • July 1, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family-themed programming, announced today that it has introduced a new station in the San Francisco Bay area effective today, with new programming beginning July 5. KNTS-AM (1220 AM) (formerly KSFB-AM) in San Francisco will provide listeners programming featuring popular talk radio personalities, including Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved,more...
  • June 30, 2004
    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2004--Legendary media critic and commentator Michael Medved, host of The Michael Medved Show, returns to his roots to receive a very special honor on Independence Weekend, according to WNTP-AM (990) programming/marketing manager Mark Daniels. Medved will throw out the first pitch for NewsTalk 990's "Michael Medved Day at the Phillies(TM)" on Monday, July 5 at Philadelphia's new Citizen's Bank Park(TM). He will broadcast his nationally-syndicated radiomore...
  • June 29, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2004--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 WAFS-AM (920 AM) in Atlanta, Georgia, from Moody Bible Institute. The station is scheduled to be re-launched in Salem Communications' successful News/Talk format in early August. Listeners still will be able to hear their favorite Christian teaching and talkmore...
  • June 21, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, has announced that Salem Radio Network (SRN), a division of Salem Communications, named Tom Tradup director of network programming for SRN effectively immediately. Tradup will report directly to SRN's President Greg Anderson to oversee content, direction and strategic planning for all of SRN's nationally syndicatedmore...
  • June 17, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2004--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family-themed radio programming, announced that Tyler Cox will join Salem Communications as national program director of News/Talk effective July 1, according to Joe D. Davis, executive vice president for Radio. With this appointment, Cox will leverage his experience in radio and serve as a resource for Salem's senior management, network management,more...
  • June 9, 2004
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2004--94.9 KLTY-FM, the station that's Safe for the Whole Family(TM), has announced the all-star line-up for its 14th annual Celebrate Freedom(TM) concert/festival at South Fork Ranch in Parker, Texas. This event is the largest, free, single-day outdoor concert in the country. Last year, more than 200,000 people of all ages attended the event. This year's show will feature six-time Grammy Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman, 15-time Gospel Musicmore...
  • June 7, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, announced today that Salem Communications Holding Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary, has given notice that it intends to redeem $52.5 million of its outstanding 9% senior subordinated notes due July 2011. The redemption will take place in two installments during June 2004. Salem will report a one-time loss ofmore...
  • June 7, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 7, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, announced today an increase in its revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2004. Specifically, the company is projecting net broadcasting revenue of between $47.5 million and $48.0 million. For the month of April 2004, Salem achieved 10% same station net broadcasting revenue growth and is projecting same stationmore...
  • May 10, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2004--KFSH-FM (95.9 FM) and sister station KKLA-FM (99.5 FM) are searching for the next star of contemporary Christian music...and the winner will have the opportunity to appear in concert with premier artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Delirious, Jars of Clay, Crystal Lewis and Jeremy Camp on the Main Stage at the third annual FISH FEST, Sunday, July 25, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, Calif. The StarFish Awardmore...