Dr. John MacArthur to Speak at KKLA -99.5 FM-'s 7th Annual Pastor Encouragement Breakfast & Evening Listener Event, Thursday, May 19, Aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach

Monday, April 25, 2005 9:00 am PDT
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005--Pastor John MacArthur, host of "Grace to You" heard weekdays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on KKLA (99.5 FM), will address area pastors at KKLA's 7th Annual Pastor Encouragement Breakfast, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Later that evening at 7:00 p.m., Pastor MacArthur will speak to KKLA listeners at an event celebrating the station's 20th anniversary.

"`Grace to You' with John MacArthur has been a member of the KKLA programming family since the beginning in 1985," said Terry Fahy, vice president/general manager, Salem Los Angeles. "We are truly honored to have one of the most respected Bible expositors in the world today come to encourage his fellow pastors and KKLA listeners all in one day."

Free to pastors, their staff and church leaders, the 7th Annual KKLA Pastor Encouragement Breakfast will feature a complimentary continental breakfast, refreshing teaching, praise and worship and special gifts for all. Master of Ceremonies will be Frank Pastore, host of KKLA-FM (99.5 FM)'s "Frank Pastore Show" heard weekdays 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required. To register online, go to www.kkla.com or call 1-888-321-2469.

KKLA (99.5 FM) listeners are invited to a special evening with Dr. John MacArthur, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. also at the Queen Mary. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register online, go to www.kkla.com or call 1-800-350-5559 for more information.

Dr. John MacArthur is president and featured teacher of Grace to You, the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing John's books, audiocassettes, and the "Grace to You" radio program. "Grace to You" airs more than 800 times daily, reaching all major population centers in the United States, as well as Australia, Canada, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. Dr. MacArthur came to pastor Grace Community Church in 1969, after graduating with honors from Talbot Theological Seminary. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. In 1985, he was named president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. Dr. MacArthur founded The Master's Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.

KKLA (99.5 FM) is owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), headquartered in Camarillo, the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family-themed programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 105 radio stations, including 67 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, www.salem.cc.

Salem Los Angeles
Mary Anderson-Harris, 818-729-9291
Salem Communications Corporation
Denise Davis, 805-384-4508