SOURCE: Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

December 23, 2009 13:58 ET

Curtis Sliwa to Anchor Mornings on AM 970 The Apple

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 23, 2009) - AM 970 THE APPLE and General Manager Sean O'Neill today announced that Curtis Sliwa will be the new morning host on the 50,000 watt News/Talker. Curtis Sliwa will start Monday, January 11th from 5a-9a on The Talk of New York.

Curtis Sliwa was a long-time popular morning drive Talk Show Host in New York City. In announcing the return of Curtis Sliwa to morning drive radio, General Manager Sean O'Neill said, "Curtis Sliwa is New York Radio. Returning Curtis to mornings makes the morning commute worth listening to the radio again."

According to Curtis Sliwa, "As of December of 2007, my goal was always to return to morning drive radio in New York City; AM 970 The Apple has provided me the opportunity to once again be live and local in New York."

"Curtis brings real radio back to New York," adds Program Director Peter Thiele. "The opportunity to return a real icon back to morning drive makes January 11th a date New York radio fans will circle on their calendars."

Curtis Sliwa really needs no introduction. Curtis started The Guardian Angels which almost single handedly made the New York Subways safer. This international organization has empowered people all over the world to keep their neighborhoods safer. Curtis was a talk show host for the last 18 years on WABC before leaving to join AM 970 The Apple.

AM 970 The Apple will feature the best in talk radio with the following line-up Monday - Friday starting January 11th:

Curtis Sliwa 5a - 9a
Mike Gallagher 9a - 11a
Dennis Miller 11a - 1p
Dennis Prager 1p - 3p
Michael Medved 3p - 6p
Hugh Hewitt 6p - 9p
John Gibson 9p - 12Mn

The Apple can be found on the web at www.am970theapple.com

Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network®, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives™, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network™, an Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing™, a publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 93 radio stations, including 58 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.