SOURCE: Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

December 17, 2010 06:00 ET

99.5 KKLA's Frank Pastore Show Wins 2011 NRB Radio Program of the Year Award

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM) is proud to announce 99.5 KKLA Radio's Frank Pastore Show was named 2011 Radio Program of the Year today by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). The Frank Pastore Show was specifically selected for impacting listeners in a compelling, relevant, informative, personable, and entertaining way, while demonstrating an authentic Christian faith. Pastore will receive his award during the NRB's 68th Annual Convention, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee February 26th to March 1, 2011.

"We are thrilled that the National Religious Broadcasters has named the Frank Pastore Show as Program of the Year, not only once, but now twice since 2007," said Terry Fahy, Vice President and General Manager. "This honor is a great way for 99.5 KKLA Radio to cap off our 25th Anniversary celebration."

Since 2004, Frank Pastore has inspired an eager southland drive time audience with his straight-style and unique blend of religion and politics. His show is heard from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays. 

Pastore is the big-league skeptic who found faith at the cross as a former professional baseball player with graduate degrees in both theology and political science. Frank pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 through 1985 before ending his eight-year major-league career with the Minnesota Twins in 1986.

He is the author of the 2010 Tyndale Publishing release Shattered: Struck Down but Not Destroyed.

About the National Religious Broadcasters

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers and readers. Our mission is to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members.

About 99.5 KKLA
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 a national portfolio of 95 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 XM Radio, channel 170, and on SIRIUS, channel 161.

Salem 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 a non-broadcast media 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, 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.

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