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  • June 26, 2003
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--94.9 KLTY-FM, the leading contemporary Christian music station, announced a special display of an authentic fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls dated to 200 B.C. to be held at "Celebrate Freedom" this Saturday, June 28. This will be the first ever U.S. public display outside of a museum. "Celebrate Freedom" is the largest Christian music concert in the U.S., with over 200,000 people expected to attend. The fragment will be displayed to promote the upcomingmore...
  • June 26, 2003
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--WEZE 590AM, New England's Family Radio, is gearing up for the return of Y FEST for 2003. Y FEST will be held at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, presenting four national Christian music recording artists, including three-time GRAMMY-winning artist Jars of Clay. Y FEST 2003 kicks off July 1 with the O.C. Supertones and continues every other Tuesday night of the summer. Other headliners include Audio Adrenaline and Ten Shekel Shirt. Last year, over 6,000 peoplemore...
  • June 25, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2003--Salem Communications (NASDAQ:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family-themed radio programming, has announced that Tom Tradup will be joining Salem as National Program Director of News/Talk, according to Joe D. Davis, Executive Vice President for Radio. With this appointment, Tradup will serve as a resource for Salem's senior management, network management, general managers and programmers, and will exercisemore...
  • June 24, 2003
    HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2003--  Grammy & Dove Award-Winning Gospel Music Performer Larnelle Harris Salutes Americans at the Waikiki Shell July 3, 2003, in Honolulu   Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themes programming, announced today its Honolulu-based stations, The Fish FM 95.5, KHCM AM 940, KHNR AM 650, and KGU AM 760, will sponsor "Celebrate Freedom," a concert event to salute Americans, onmore...
  • June 23, 2003
    PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2003--Salem of Portland, which includes the stations KPDQ AM 800, KPDQ FM 93.7, and KFIS (The FISH) 104.1, announced the appointment of Damon Balch to the position of Director of Sales, according to Dennis Hayes, General Manager. With this appointment, Balch will assume direct operational oversight of the sales efforts for the Salem Communications radio stations in the Portland market. A native of Portland, Damon Balch is a radio veteran coming tomore...
  • June 19, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2003--  Salem Stations Will Sponsor Concert Series Featuring Today's Leading Christian Music Performers   Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today its Summer 2003 Concert Series line-up. The schedule for the 2003 Summer Concert Series is as follows: Big Splash 2003 Saturday, June 21, 2003 Ocean Grove, NJ Hosted by Salem's WWDJ 570more...
  • June 9, 2003
    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2003--KNUS News/Talk 710 AM is proud to present "Flag Day For the Troops," Saturday, June 14th, at Borders Books and Music. The Flag Day Rally is in honor of all Front Range active military personnel and their families. The public is invited to attend this two-hour event beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone in attendance will receive a free American flag, along with complimentary food and refreshments and is invited to enjoy other activities, including face paintingmore...
  • June 2, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003--Salem Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today the participation of Edward Atsinger, Chief Executive Officer, David Evans, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Amanda Strong-Larson, Manager, Investor Relations at the Bear Stearns 12th Annual Global Credit Conference being held June 3-4, 2003 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and at the Deutsche Bank 11th Annual Media Conference, being held June 2-4, 2003more...
  • May 20, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed programming, has announced that Dave Armstrong, Regional Vice President of Operations and General Manager for Salem of Los Angeles, will be relocating to New York to oversee Salem's radio operations in the northeast, according to Joe D. Davis, Salem's Executive Vice President for Radio.With this move, Armstrong will serve as General Managermore...
  • May 5, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO said, "In what was a challenging quarter for the radio industry, we have once again reported strong growth in both revenue and station operating income. We delivered industrymore...
  • May 5, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today the acquisition of two radio AM stations.The Company will be acquiring WAMG-AM in Boston, Massachusetts, from Mega Communications for approximately $8.6 million.Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, commented, "It is increasingly difficult to find quality radio properties at appropriate prices inmore...
  • May 5, 2003
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that the FCC denied a motion to increase the night-time coverage of WGKA AM1190, Salem's southern gospel radio station for the Atlanta market.The company intends to appeal this decision. However, as a result of the denial, the company will report a write-off, of approximately $0.9 million, related to thismore...
  • April 30, 2003
    OCEANSIDE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that it will host a nationally syndicated, day long radio telethon on Thursday, May 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time to raise money for the benefit of military families who have been affected by the deployment of relatives. Salem's SmartTalk 870 AM KRLA will broadcast the syndicated telethonmore...
  • April 23, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2003--KKNT-AM 960, a Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) news/talk station, will be hosting "Arizona's Military Family Picnic" on Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Glendale Community College. The event is sponsored by Americans for Military Readiness and will feature a live appearance of nationally known, Salem Radio Network syndicated radio host, Mike Gallagher.All are invited to come and enjoy an old fashioned picnic, to show Arizona's military and defensemore...
  • April 23, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SALM) announced today that it will release first quarter 2003 financial results following market hours on Monday, May 5, 2003.The Company will also host a teleconference to discuss its results on May 5th 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 via archived webcast on the investormore...
  • April 23, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors denied a request to relocate the KCBQ AM1170, Salem's news/talk radio station for the San Diego market, towers to Muth Valley.As a result, the company will report a write-off, included in broadcast operating expenses, of approximately $1.3 millionmore...
  • April 22, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2003--Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the recipients of Special Awards at the annual Monday Morning Live membership meeting during Gospel Music Week 2003. Salem Communications proudly accepted the Impact Award for its contemporary Christian music format, The Fish.John W. Styll, GMA President, said, "We congratulate The Fish and are proud of the contributions this new radio format has made and will continue to make towards furthering ourmore...
  • April 7, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2003-- Company's Presentation at the A.G. Edwards Media And Entertainment Conference Available on the Web Salem Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that it is confirming revenue guidance for the first quarter of 2003. Specifically, the Company is projecting net broadcast revenues of between $38.2 and $38.7 million for the first quarter of 2003. This guidance was originally provided on March 5, 2003 in conjunction with themore...
  • April 7, 2003
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2003--Salem of Chicago, which includes the stations 106.7 The Fish and AM1160 WYLL, announced the appointment of Greg Vogt to the position of General Sales Manager, according to Dave Santrella, General Manager. With this appointment, Vogt will assume direct operational oversight of the sales efforts for the Salem Communications radio stations in the Chicago market.Prior to working for Salem of Chicago, Greg Vogt was General Sales Manager for Susquehanna Radiomore...
  • April 2, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, has announced the appointments of Errol Dengler and T.J. Malievsky to Regional Vice Presidents of Operations according to Executive Vice President of Radio, Joe D. Davis.With this promotion, Mr. Dengler, who is General Manager of Salem Media of Cleveland, will assume direct operational oversight of the Ohio and Pennsylvania U.Smore...
  • April 1, 2003
    SPARTANBURG, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2003--The Mike Gallagher Show announced today that the headliner for the upcoming concert in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, to benefit U.S. Military families will be the legendary Southern rock band "The Marshall Tucker Band."The concert, called "Gallagher's Army presents The Marshall Tucker Band to Benefit our Military Families," will take place Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. This event ismore...
  • March 12, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2003--KKNT-AM 960, a Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) news/talk station, will be hosting a live appearance of nationally known, syndicated radio host, Dennis Prager. Prager will be at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Mesa, Arizona on March 17, 2003.The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meet and greet reception with Dennis Prager, followed by dinner. During and following dinner, Mr. Prager will hold a question and answers session, open to all whomore...
  • March 5, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fourth Quarter Same Station Revenues and Broadcast Cash Flow Increase 10.8% and 19.4%, RespectivelySalem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themed programming, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2002.Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, said: "Despite what continues to be a challenging and uncertain economicmore...
  • February 21, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading media company focusing on religious and family themed programming, announced today an initiative to support our troops in the U.S. military.To show support for our military, the Salem Communications family, in conjunction with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Ted Turner Pictures new Civil War film, "Gods and Generals," encourages Americans to Adopt A Soldier. If you have a family member or know ofmore...