Salem Launches a New FM Talker, 98.9 FM The Answer in Columbus,

Salem Launches a New FM Talker, 98.9 FM The Answer in Columbus,
Market #34 
CAMARILLO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --  Salem Communications
Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster,
Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting
audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content,
announced today that it is adding another NewsTalk radio station to
its stable of talk stations around the country beginning Thursday,
November 1st. 98.9 FM The Answer is now born in Columbus, Ohio -- the
34th largest market in the United States, with the LMA of WJKR-FM.
The new talker will be the 25th NewsTalk radio station owned by
"Salem has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Columbus
community. We're excited to deepen our connection in this market with
our acquisition of a strong FM signal where listeners can be informed
by our faculty of nationally syndicated hosts," said Dave Santrella,
President of Salem's Radio division. 
"I can't think of a better time to launch a NewsTalk station than
right now, in Ohio the biggest of all battleground states," said Tom
Heyl, General Manager for Columbus. "Columbus is ready for a
contemporary NewsTalk radio station relevant to today's culture." 
"This will be the 5th 'Answer' station we have launched at Salem,
along with New York, Los Angeles, Riverside and Dallas," said Phil
Boyce Salem's VP/Director, Spoken Word Format. "Salem continues to be
a leader in the NewsTalk format, and this new station will be the
first FM NewsTalk station in the company fold. The Answer imaging
voiced by legendary Lonnie Perkins will sound great coming out of an
FM speaker." 
The station will feature the Salem staple lineup of Bill Bennett's
Morning In America 6-9am, Mike Gallagher 9am to Noon, Dennis Prager
Noon to 3pm, Michael Medved 3pm to 6pm, Hugh Hewitt 6 to 9pm, Dial
Global's Dennis Miller 9pm to midnight with Compass Media's Lars
Larson Midnight to 3am. 
About Salem Communications
 Salem Communications Corporation is the
largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides
programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and
conservative opinion content, as measured by the number of stations
and audience coverage. Upon completion of all an
nounced transactions,
the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 99 radio
stations in 38 markets, including 61 stations in 22 of the top 25
markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk(TM) 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 2,300
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, Questions
and Answers about Jesus Christ at, Christian living focused, online Bible at, Christian
videos at, a leading website providing church media at and Christian radio ministries online at Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader and conservative political blog, providing
conservative commentary, news and blogging. Salem Publishing(TM)
circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming(R)
The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal(TM), The Singing News, FaithTalk
Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine(TM). Xulon Press(TM) is a
provider of self publishing services targeting the Christian
Company Contact
Evan D. Masyr
Salem Communications
(805) 384-4512 
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