94.9 KLTY's ``Celebrate Freedom'' To Have First Ever Public Viewing of Dead Sea Scrolls Outside of a Museum

Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:02 am PDT
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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--94.9 KLTY-FM, the leading contemporary Christian music station, announced a special display of an authentic fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls dated to 200 B.C. to be held at "Celebrate Freedom" this Saturday, June 28. This will be the first ever U.S. public display outside of a museum. "Celebrate Freedom" is the largest Christian music concert in the U.S., with over 200,000 people expected to attend.

The fragment will be displayed to promote the upcoming "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" museum exhibit coming to the Biblical Arts Center in Dallas, Texas, beginning September 5, 2003. This once-in-a-lifetime collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and Bibles from around the world will come together to complete the history of the Bible. The fragment to be displayed at "Celebrate Freedom" is a piece of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapters 26 and 27, regarding the resurrection, "your dead shall live again and their bodies shall rise."

Dr. William Noah, Exhibit Curator, and Lee Biondi, Exhibit Coordinator, with host a booth at "Celebrate Freedom" to answer questions about the scroll fragment and upcoming exhibit. Tickets will be raffled off throughout the day to concert goers who register at the booth. Free pictures with the scroll fragment will be taken for those who purchase exhibit tickets at "Celebrate Freedom." Adult tickets for the "Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book" museum exhibit are $19.00.

Hosted by Salem's 94.9 KLTY and Interstate Batteries, "Celebrate Freedom 2003" will open its gates at 7:00 a.m., with the concert beginning at 8:15 a.m. and concluding at 11:00 p.m. This all-day free event will feature performances by Third Day, Avalon, Jaci Velasquez, Jars of Clay, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Mark Scultz, Rebecca St. James, ZOEgirl, 4Him, Newsong, Chris Rice, Anointed, Kristy Starling, Derek Webb (formerly of Caedmon's Call), Nate Sallie, and Sandi Patty. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For information on where to get free admission tickets go to www.KLTY.com.

KLTY-FM 94.9 is a station of Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed radio programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own and operate 92 radio stations, in 36 radio markets, including 58 stations in the top 25 markets. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, Salem Radio Representatives, Salem Web Network, and Salem Publishing.

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John L. Peroyea, 972/870-9949