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  • 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...
  • 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...