Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby makes,

constitutes and appoints each of Jonathan L. Block and Eileen E. Hill,

each acting individually, as the undersigned's true and lawful

attorney-in-fact, with full power and authority as hereinafter

described on behalf of and in the name, place and stead of the

undersigned to:

(1) prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file Forms 3, 4,

and 5 (including any amendments thereto) with respect to the securities

of Salem Communications Corporation, a California corporation (the

"Company"), with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission,

any national securities exchanges and the Company, as considered

necessary or advisable under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange

Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, as

amended from time to time (the "Exchange Act");

(2) seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on

the undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the Company's

securities from any third party, including brokers, employee benefit

plan administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes

any such person to release any such information to the undersigned and

approves and ratifies any such release of information; and

(3) perform any and all other acts which in the discretion of

such attorney-in-fact are necessary or desirable for and on behalf of

the undersigned in connection with the foregoing.

The undersigned acknowledges that:

(1) this Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require,

each such attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion on information

provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent verification of

such information;

(2) any documents prepared and/or executed by either such

attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of

Attorney will be in such form and will contain such information and

disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her discretion, deems

necessary or desirable;

(3) neither the Company nor either of such attorneys-in-fact

assumes (i) any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to

comply with the requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of

the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or

(iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit

disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and

(4) this Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned

from responsibility for compliance with the undersigned's obligations

under the Exchange Act, including without limitation the reporting

requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

The undersigned hereby gives and grants each of the foregoing

attorneys-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform all and

every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or appropriate to

be done in and about the foregoing matters as fully to all intents and

purposes as the undersigned might or could do if present, hereby

ratifying all that each such attorney-in-fact of, for and on behalf of

the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of

this Limited Power of Attorney.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect

until revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to each

such attorney-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of

Attorney to be executed as of this 17th day of April, 2003.

     /s/ Evan D. Masyr


     Evan D. Masyr

     Print Name




On this 17th day of April, 2003, Evan D. Masyr personally

appeared before me, and acknowledged that s/he executed the foregoing

instrument for the purposes therein contained.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official


     /s/ Isabelle Ann Hernandez

     Notary Public

    My Commission Expires: November 21, 2004