99.5 KKLA-FM's Frank Pastore Shares His Personal Story June 19 on ``Focus on the Family''

Monday, June 12, 2006 11:02 am PDT
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2006--On Monday, June 19, Frank Pastore, host of 99.5 KKLA-FM's 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. issues driven talk show, "The Frank Pastore Show," will share his remarkable personal Christian testimony with a worldwide audience on "Focus on the Family." "Focus on the Family," hosted by Dr. James Dobson, is heard weekdays at 4:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on 99.5 KKLA-FM, the radio "intersection of faith and reason" for Southern California's Christian community.

"We're so pleased that 'Focus on the Family' is recognizing what KKLA listeners have seen in Frank for a long time," said Terry Fahy, vice president and general manager, Salem Los Angeles. "His powerful story and passionate faith is certain to impact Focus listeners around the world."

About Frank Pastore:

On January 6, 2004, Frank Pastore became the afternoon drive-time host on KKLA 99.5 FM in Los Angeles. A former professional baseball player with graduate degrees in both theology and political science, Frank integrates faith and politics with the news of the day in an entertaining and stimulating style.

Pastore pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 through 1985 before ending his eight-year major-league career with the Minnesota Twins in 1986. After 27 years as what Frank describes as a "reluctant atheist," a near career-ending injury turned into a heart and mind-changing conversion. He left baseball and went to college and graduated magna cum laude from National University in 1989 with a degree in business administration, then spent the next two years with the national leadership of Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1994, Frank graduated summa cum laude from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University with a master's degree in philosophy of religion and ethics. In 2003, he completed his second master's degree in political philosophy and American government at Claremont Graduate School. Frank and his wife, Gina, have been married for 27 years and live in Upland, Calif. They have two adult children, Frank and Christina.

About Focus on the Family:

Focus on the Family began in 1977 in response to Dr. James Dobson's increasing concern for the American family. From a two-room suite in Arcadia, Calif., Dr. Dobson began a 25-minute weekly program heard on only a few dozen stations. Today the daily broadcast, heard on over 6,000 facilities worldwide, Dr. Dobson still explores family issues, usually with one or more recognized experts as guests. Focus on the Family has become an international organization with more than 74 different ministries requiring nearly 1,300 employees. For more information on Focus on the Family, visit www.family.org.

About 99.5 KKLA-FM:

99.5 KKLA-FM is owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in 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), an Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing(tm), a Christian-themed magazine publisher. 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 99.5 KKLA-FM
Mary Anderson-Harris, 818-729-9291
Salem Communications
Denise Davis, 805-384-4508