Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2020




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)






Delaware   000-26497   77-0121400
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


4880 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, California   93012
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 987-0400



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share    SALM    NASDAQ Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 3.01

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing

On May 11, 2020, Salem Media Group, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter (the “Letter”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) informing the Company that its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), failed to comply with the $1 minimum bid price required for continued listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1) based upon the closing bid price of the Common Stock for the 30 consecutive business days prior to the date of the Letter.

The Letter also indicated that, due to extraordinary market conditions, Nasdaq has determined to toll the compliance period for the minimum bid price requirement under Rule 5450(a)(1) through June 30, 2020. As a result, the new date by which the Company has to gain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement is December 28, 2020 (the “Compliance Date”). To regain compliance, the minimum bid price of the Common Stock must meet or exceed $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days at any time prior to the Compliance Date.

The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of the Common Stock and may, if appropriate, consider implementing available options to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement under the Nasdaq Listing Rules. The Company can give no assurance that it will regain or demonstrate compliance by the Compliance Date.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 11, 2020     By:  

/s/ Evan D. Masyr

    Evan D. Masyr
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer