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Salem Communications Announces Three Management Changes(October 26, 2011)
CAMARILLO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/11 -- Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, today announced some management changes. These changes have been implemented to better serve Salem's unique customer base. Additionally, these promotions further display Salem's commitment to promote successful employees from within.
Ron Walters is promoted to Senior Vice President, Ministry Relations. The primary focus of Ron's role will be to expand and enhance the relationship Salem stations have with national and local ministry partners as well as with the local church communities in each Teaching and Talk market. After the first of the year Ron will be relocating to an office in the Seattle area.
Chris Gould moves from General Manager of Salem's Tampa and Sarasota cluster to VP, National Program Development and will be based in Salem's corporate office in Camarillo, CA. Chris will replace Ron Walters in the area of national ministry program sales for Salem's Teaching and Talk stations.
Barb Yoder replaces Chris Gould as General Manager of Tampa and Sarasota Florida cluster. Barb has been General Sales Manager for Tampa since 2007. With Barb's promotion, a search is underway for a new GSM in this market.
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 96 radio stations in 37 markets, including 60 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk Christian-themed talk format on SiriusXM Radio, channel 131.
Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country.
In addition to its radio broadcast business, Salem owns an Internet and a publishing division. Salem Web Network is a provider of online Christian and conservative-themed content and streaming and includes websites such as Christian faith focused Christianity.com, Questions and Answers about Jesus Christ at Jesus.org, Christian living focused Crosswalk.com®, online Bible at BibleStudyTools.com, Christian videos at GodTube.com, a leading website providing church media at WorshipHouseMedia.com and Christian radio ministries online at OnePlace.com. Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader Townhall.com® and conservative political blog HotAir.com, providing conservative commentary, news and blogging. Salem Publishing circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming® The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal, The Singing News, FaithTalk Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine. Xulon Press is a provider of self publishing services targeting the Christian audience.
Evan D. Masyr
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