America's Largest Single-Day Free Concert Celebrates 16th Year on July 1 at SouthFork Ranch; Christian AC R&R Billboard Leaders to Headline Event

Friday, June 9, 2006 7:00 am PDT
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2006--94.9 KLTY-FM, Safe for the Whole Family(TM), has announced the all-star line-up for its 16th annual 94.9 KLTY - Interstate Batteries Celebrate Freedom(TM) concert/festival at SouthFork Ranch in Parker, Texas. This event is the largest free, single-day outdoor concert in the country. Last year, tens of thousands of people attended the event. The Parker Police Department estimated more than 200,000 spectators visited the event.

Artists at this year's event have five of the Top 6 songs on the R&R Billboard Christian AC Top 30 chart. The event will feature superstar Grammy and Dove Award winning artist Michael W. Smith. Joining Smith in support of their latest release "Coming Up To Breathe" (INO/Columbia) will be adult contemporary hit makers MercyMe. Also performing are Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, and The Afters. The line-up is rounded out by all-star performers Mark Shultz, Big Daddy Weave, Matthew West, Kutless, Anthony Evans, Jump 5, Todd Agnew, Aaron Shust, Phil Wickham, Joel Engle, and Kennedy.

Celebrate Freedom(TM) 2006 is an event for the whole family featuring an interactive children's area, two Olympic-sized jumbotrons, a full service cafe provided by Chick-Fil-A, five exhibit pavilions, a Cool Zone, the Livin' It extreme sports skate park, and an enormous main stage. Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries chairman and chief executive said, "We've been the title sponsor of Celebrate Freedom since 1997. I saw an opportunity for our company to be involved in something God-honoring; here was a chance to promote the Interstate Batteries brand while helping take this great event to the next stage of development."

This year's event again will feature Livin' It, a ministry started by actor and born-again Christian Stephen Baldwin and associated with the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. Livin' It is a hard-core look at some of the biggest talents in skateboarding and BMX who live an edgy lifestyle for Jesus Christ. Livin' It will host performances with the King of Kings Skate Team, comprised of the biggest talents in skateboarding and BMX.

94.9 KLTY's Celebrate Freedom(TM) 2006 is a free event, but attendees must have a ticket. Tickets are available at all Dallas/Fort Worth area Chick-Fil-A, Compass Bank, and Care Now locations. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 2006, and the show will start at 8:30 a.m. For updated information on Celebrate Freedom(TM) 2006, please visit

94.9 KLTY, The Word 100.7 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,

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