News Talk 990AM WNTP Adds ``This Week in Pro Football''

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:43 am PDT
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2005--News Talk 990AM WNTP expands its exclusive sports lineup this fall with the addition of "This Week in Pro Football," announced Russ Whitnah, vice president and general manager of WNTP-AM (990) and WFIL-AM (560).

"As we're already home to the AFL's Philadelphia Soul, as well as Villanova and Penn State gridiron action, WNTP is fast becoming the Delaware Valley's football authority," adds Whitnah. "'This Week in Pro Football' will take our coverage to the next level."

NFL and fantasy football fanatics will find out who's hot, who's hurt, and who belongs on the bench, according to the show's co-hosts, Pat Callahan and Tim McManus. The pair will preview the week's games, pick winners, update injury reports; and detail the Philadelphia Eagles match-up. In addition to taking calls from fellow NFL devotees, the pair will also field reports and analysis from the show's at-large correspondents: Sal Paolantonio, the Emmy-Award winning reporter for ESPN; and Michael Fabiano, the "Fantasy Guru" from CBS Sportsline. Says Callahan: "This show is geared to the real NFL fan ... one who follows the Eagles, and the entire league. It's old school."

The weekend call-in show has developed a faithful following since its premiere three years ago in nearby Vineland, NJ. "This Week" will be heard Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon on News Talk 990AM WNTP, and worldwide at

WNTP-AM (990 AM) is owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM). Headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., Salem 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 66 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,

News Talk 990AM WNTP
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