AM 1160 WYLL Goes 50,000 Watts Around The Clock!

Friday, April 8, 2005 6:00 am PDT
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2005--AM 1160 WYLL, Chicago's leading Christian Teaching and Talk radio station announced that beginning April 7, it now broadcasts at 50,000 watts day and night. Previously, the radio station's signal strength was limited at night. With this major tower improvement, WYLL joins a short list of powerful Chicago radio stations on the AM band.

WYLL's 50,000-watt daytime signal covers an area with a population count of more than 9.0 million people. The new nighttime signal closely mirrors the daytime coverage, reaching an area that includes nearly 8.7 million residents. The nighttime coverage area for the radio station travels north to Racine, Wis. and south to well past Kankakee, Ill.

David Santrella, general manager of WYLL (1160 AM) and WIND (560 AM), said, "The implications of this for our listeners, programmers and advertisers are tremendous. We now will be able to offer consistent service to our listener base 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and our advertisers and program clients also will benefit from our increased reach."

WYLL (1160 AM) and WIND (560 AM), Salem Communications' owned and operated radio stations, serve the Chicago market. 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 106 radio stations, including 68 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
Dan Nelson, 847-871-1502
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