KFSH-FM -95.9 FM The Fish- Third Annual FISH FEST Set for Sunday, July 25, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Monday, April 19, 2004 1:49 pm PDT
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CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2004--Premier Christian recording artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Delirious, Jars of Clay, Crystal Lewis and Jeremy Camp will appear in concert at the third annual FISH FEST, sponsored by KFSH-FM (95.9 FM), on Sunday, July 25, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, Calif. Gates open at 2:00 p.m., with the event ending at 10:30 p.m.

Last year, more than 10,000 southern Californians attended FISH FEST, a full day of musical entertainment, games and events for the whole family. Event managers expect an even stronger turn out in 2004.

In addition to the Main Stage, the Festival Stage will feature rising artists Natalie Grant, Ginny Owens, By The Tree, Kristy Starling, Nate Sallie and Scott Riggan.

The Fish Courtyard, located in a grassy, tree-lined park setting just outside the amphitheater, will offer a multitude of family-friendly attractions, sponsor booths and exhibits. A mechanical surfboard ride, obstacle course, bounce house and other games will offer a break from musical entertainment.

FISH FEST sponsors to date include Pacific Mortgage & Lending, Sonshine Christian Stores, Home Financing Network, C-Date.com, National Charity Support Foundation, Applied Financial Planning, Concordia University, Calvary South Bay, Hope International University, Biola University, Mike's Auto Sales, South Coast Laser, Vanguard University, Superior Homes, Park Place Funding, Bassett Furniture, County of Orange Hazardous Waste Used Oil Recycling, Hansen Natural Sodas, Koinonia Foster Homes, The Pizza Bakery, and Wahoo's Fish Taco.

KFSH-FM (95.9 FM) covers Southern California from its base in Anaheim, Calif. The Fish began broadcasting in August of 2000, streams on the Internet at www.thefish959.com, and received the NAB Marconi Award for Best Religious Station in 2002. KFSH-FM (95.9 FM) is owned and operated by Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming. Upon completion of all pending transactions, the company will own and/or operate 95 radio stations, mainly comprised of three formats: Christian Teaching and Talk; News/Talk; and Contemporary Christian Music. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to over 1,600 affiliated radio stations; Salem Radio Representatives, a national sales organization; Salem Web Network, the leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a Christian magazine publisher. For more information, visit Salem Communications' web site at www.Salem.cc.

Transparent Productions is a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Christian concert promotions company that has grown to become the leading Christian concert promoter in Southern California since its launch five years ago. The company promotes upwards of 40 concerts per year at venues that range from clubs and churches to the Verizon Amphitheatre and Fish Fest. Past concerts have included such artists as DC Talk, Third Day, Avalon, POD, Switchfoot and many other top Christian artists.

FISH FEST tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $25 - $65. Ticket price does not include Ticketmaster convenience charge. Group rate Terrace tickets are available for groups of 20 of more through Transparent Productions, 714-573-0245. Visit www.thefish959.com for more details, or call 818-956-5552.

for KFSH-FM (95.9 FM)
Mary Anderson-Harris, 818-729-9291