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  • March 25, 2004
    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced that KNUS-AM (710AM) and KRKS-FM (94.7 FM) will host the first ever Family Expo on April 2nd and 3rd at the Douglas County Events Center fairgrounds in Castle Rock. More than 60 businesses and organizations serving the Denver Metro area will be on hand to provide support and resources to meet the needs of busymore...
  • March 25, 2004
    DALLAS-FT. WORTH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced that veteran broadcast executive Bob Johnson has joined Salem Communication's KSKY-AM (660 AM) as sales manager, according to Pete Thomson, general manager for KSKY-AM (660 AM) and KWRD-FM/KPXI-FM (100.7 FM) in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Johnson joins the station as it prepares to launch a news/talk format on Aprilmore...
  • March 24, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced it will be acquiring WAFS-AM (920 AM) in Atlanta, Georgia, from Moody Bible Institute for approximately $16.4 million. WAFS-AM is programmed in a predominantly Christian teaching/talk format. Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, commented, "Atlanta continues to be perceived by the radio broadcastmore...
  • March 22, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced that it has scheduled its annual shareholders meeting for Thursday June 10, 2004, at 9:30 AM to be held at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village, CA. The Company also announced the Record Date applicable for the voting of shares at the Annual Meeting to be April 16, 2004. Salem Communicationsmore...
  • March 15, 2004
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes, announced that longtime Southern California radio personality Ted Ziegenbusch has joined KKLA-FM (99.5 FM), taking over the 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. midday slot vacated by the recent departure of 10-year KKLA veteran, Rita Pardue. "KKLA-FM (99.5 FM) is a tremendously unique radio station, one of a kind in Los Angeles," said Programmore...
  • March 2, 2004
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2004--Effective Monday, March 8, KFSH-FM (95.9 FM) The Fish will debut the new "Family Friendly Morning Show with Billy Burke and Lauren Kitchens" weekdays 5:00 - 10:00 a.m. Ted Ziegenbusch, early morning co-host since April of 2001, moves into the 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. midday time slot. "This is an exciting move that will enhance two key day parts," said Chuck Tyler, Program Director, KFSH-FM (95.9 FM). "Morning drive radio in Southern California ismore...
  • February 25, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that it will introduce new news/talk stations in Philadelphia and Dallas. Beginning April 5, WNTP-AM (990AM) (formerly WZZD) in Philadelphia, and KSKY-AM (660AM) in Dallas will provide listeners enhanced programming featuring popular radio personalities Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved andmore...
  • February 25, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today that it will introduce new conservative news/talk stations in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Philadelphia. Beginning April 5, KSKY-AM (660AM) in Dallas/Ft. Worth, and WNTP-AM (990AM), (formerly WZZD) in Philadelphia will provide listeners enhanced programming featuring popular radio personalities Lauramore...
  • February 23, 2004
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2004--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, was honored at the 2004 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Charlotte, NC, which concluded on February 17, by taking top honors for Music Station of the Year, Talk Show of the Year, and News/Talk Station of the Year. John Peroyea, general manager of KLTY-FM (94.9) in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, acceptedmore...
  • November 24, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that "FaithTalk Magazine" will move to quarterly publication in 2004, the second expansion since its inception two years ago. "The explosive launch of 'FaithTalk Magazine' has been gratifying and exciting," says Jim Cumbee, President of Non-Broadcast Media for Salem. "'FaithTalk Magazine' represents perfect synergy between Salem's radio platform and Salem's publishing business. We think we aremore...
  • November 20, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM and KPRZ 1210AM, Salem Communications' (Nasdaq: SALM) San Diego stations, will be broadcasting live from Valley Center Local Assistance Relief Center on Friday November 21, 2003. KCBQ 1170AM took "Larson Live" on the road last week to Crest and Julian, both areas severely damaged by the recent fires. Both stations have committed to continue remote broadcast coverage until the needs of the victims have been met. "The fires are out, and somore...
  • November 19, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM announced today that radio personality Mark Larson has been re-elected to an unprecedented seventh term as President of the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association. First elected in November 1997, Larson is a veteran San Diego broadcaster who has been heard on local radio since 1976. From 1976 to 1994 he was Program and Operations Manager (and afternoon talk show host) at KFMB Radio, moving to Salem Communications' KPRZ 1210AM as Generalmore...
  • November 13, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2003--KCBQ 1170AM, a Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) news/talk station, and talk show host Mark Larson were on hand to broadcast "Larson Live" from Shadow Mountain Community Church's Crest Fire Relief Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2003. Inclement weather did not hamper the volume of volunteers who showed up to aid in the clean-up efforts. An appeal went out over the airwaves for ponchos, which were needed by volunteers. By the end of the "Larsonmore...
  • October 30, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2003--  Salem Projects 12% Same Station Revenue Growth for October 2003   Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2003. Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO, said, "Salem outperformed the radio industry in the third quarter, achieving revenue growth ofmore...
  • October 27, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that it will release third quarter 2003 financial results following market hours on Thursday, October 30, 2003. The Company will also host a teleconference to discuss its results on October 30th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the teleconference, please dial 973-582-2741 ten minutes prior to the start time. The teleconference will also be available live and via archivedmore...
  • October 15, 2003
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2003--KPRZ's Dana Sturgeon, host of "The Dana Sturgeon Show" and midday host on KPRZ 1210AM, was awarded the 2003 Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.) Award for "Best Talk Show Host" by the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association, at a ceremony on October 9, 2003. Sturgeon, who is also a contributing editor for Salem Communications' (Nasdaq:SALM) "Salem Family Minutes," a syndicated feature commentary in 14 of Salem's stations nationwide, competed against Sanmore...
  • October 10, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2003--NewsTalk 960 KKNT hosts nationally syndicated radio personality Laura Ingraham for a special engagement -- signing event for her new book, "SHUT UPmore...
  • October 10, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2003--WFFH FM 94.1 (formerly WRLG) and WFFI FM 93.7 (formerly WYYB) announced it has joined the school of one of Salem Communications' The FISH(R) branded contemporary Christian music (CCM) radio stations. Salem Communications launched these stations in Nashville, Tennessee last September carrying the station name "The One." In a strategic move, the WWFH FM 94.1 and WFFI FM 93.7 have joined their sister stations, to be branded as a station known tomore...
  • October 8, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today the completion of the acquisition of an AM radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and of a construction permit for a station in Sacramento, California. In Colorado Springs, Salem Communications is launching news/talk on KZNT AM1460 (formerly KKCS-AM), acquired from Walton Stations -- Colorado,more...
  • October 6, 2003
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2003--Salem Media of Georgia, a service of Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, has announced the change of WGKA 1190AM to a conservative news/talk format. This change will allow Salem Communications to bring their nationally syndicated network talk show hosts to the listeners of Atlanta. The new lineup will be as follows: Laura Ingraham LIVE 9a to noon Dennis Prager LIVE noon to 2pm Dave Ramsey LIVE 2pm to 4pmmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, has named Vance Dillard as Program Director for its Today's Christian Music network, the Word in Praise network, and WFFH-FM/WFFI-FM broadcast properties, all operated by the Nashville-based Salem Music Network. Salem Music Network General Manager Michael Miller commented, "Vance has a very impressive track record ofmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM) announced today that it is updating guidance for the third quarter of 2003. Specifically, the Company expects net broadcast revenue of between $42.5 and $42.8 million and station operating income of between $14.9 to $15.2 million for the quarter ending September 30, 2003, slightly reduced from previous guidance. Third quarter 2003 guidance was originally provided on August 4, 2003, in conjunctionmore...
  • September 29, 2003
    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious- and family-themed programming, announced today that Salem Communications Holding Corp. has amended and restated its $150 million credit facility with a consortium of leading financial institutions. BNY Capital Markets, acting as Administrative Agent, arranged the facility. The other institutions participating in the facility are: GE Capital,more...
  • September 3, 2003
    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2003--University of Arizona and NewsTalk 960 KKNT announced a partnership that names KKNT the exclusive station for the university's regional radio coverage. KKNT will air all Arizona Wildcat football and basketball games for the ensuing seasons. As a special feature, the station will also air "In the Huddle" with John Mackovich, Arizona's head football coach, on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Commenting on University of Arizona's rigorous upcoming footballmore...