Dr. Laura Joins the Afternoon Line-Up at The WORD 100.7 FM

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:32 pm PDT
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2006--Pete Thomson, vice president and general manager of The Word 100.7 FM KWRD, today announced that beginning Thursday, June 22, Dr. Laura Schlessinger joins The Word 100.7 FM's weekday line-up, airing 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thomson stated, "We are excited to have Dr. Laura join The Word. She is one of the most recognized names in talk radio and her audience is both large and loyal. Combined with The Scott Wilder Show (4:00-6:30 PM), The Word has a very strong line-up of live, interactive talk."

Dr. Laura Schlessinger added: "I am thrilled about this move to The Word 100.7. I'll be heard on the FM band and I'll be able to reach more listeners in the greater Dallas area. I'm looking forward to having my many Dallas/Ft. Worth listeners join me and to making many new friends because of The Word's 100,000 watts of talking power."

Previously heard locally on KLIF 570-AM, Dr Laura's unique brand of talk radio rapidly grew from its roots on KFI-AM in Los Angeles to cover the entire country. With over 30 years in talk radio, her program has been syndicated since 1994. Prior to her radio career, she was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) in private practice and taught at the University of Southern California and at Pepperdine University. Dr. Laura also is a best-selling author of both adult and children's books. She has won numerous recognitions and awards, including the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award -- the radio industry's "Oscar." In 2006, she received the Truth In Media Award from the Pacific Justice Institute.

100.7 FM KWRD, 94.9 FM KLTY-FM Safe for the Whole Family(R), and News Talk 660 AM KSKY are owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine publisher focused on Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which syndicates talk, news, and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives(TM), a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network(TM), a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing(TM), a leading publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 104 radio stations, including 66 stations in 24 of the top 25 markets. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.

For Salem Communications
Mary Anderson-Harris, 818-729-9291
Denise Davis, 805-384-4508
For 100.7 FM KWRD
Josh Armstrong, 214-561-9673 x127
For Dr. Laura
Mike Paul, 212-595-8500