Sacramento Radio News Talk Goes FM; KTKZ Simulcasts News Talk at 105.5 FM & 1380 AM; KKFS-FM Now On 103.9

Friday, September 16, 2005 4:48 pm PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2005--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family-themed programming, announced that on Monday, September 19 it is launching FM news talk to Sacramento. KTKZ begins to simulcast news talk programming on 105.5 FM and 1380 AM as KTKZ News Talk 105.5 FM and 1380 AM. Salem also announced that its contemporary Christian music station KKFS-FM The Fish(R) has moved frequencies to 103.9 FM, which provides better coverage of the city of Sacramento.

"This is a first for Sacramento," said Chris Squires, program director for the Sacramento stations. "We're offering the only FM talk in Sacramento. Listeners now have a choice to hear our line-up of local and national news talk programs on FM as well as AM beginning each morning with Eric Hogue who takes a close look at the issues facing Sacramento listeners every morning."

This week Sacramento listeners will hear from Eric Hogue who will be broadcasting his morning show live from the Gulf coast, and participating in hands-on relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Biloxi, Miss.

KTKZ News Talk 105.5 FM and 1380 AM offer a full line-up of news talk programming beginning with The Eric Hogue Show (5 a.m. - 9 a.m.), Laura Ingram (9 a.m. - noon), Michael Medved (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.), Hugh Hewitt (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.), Dennis Prager (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Mike Gallagher (9 p.m. - midnight), Dave Ramsey (2 a.m. - 3 a.m.), and Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" (3 a.m. - 5 a.m.). KTKZ provides national and local news every 30 minutes and as it breaks and weather and traffic throughout the day. In sports, KTKZ is home to Sacramento River Cats Triple A Baseball, Sacramento State Hornets and Cal Berkley Bears College Football as well as area high school football and basketball "Games of the Week."

For complete station programming guides, access the stations' web sites at, and

Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., is the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family-themed programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 104 radio stations, including 65 stations in 24 of the top 25 markets. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 1,900 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. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website,

Salem Communications Corporation
Denise Davis, 805-384-4508