SOURCE: Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

January 04, 2011 12:59 ET

Legendary WOR-AM New York to Clear "The Mike Gallagher Show" Live Weekdays Starting January 17th

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Dallas-based Salem Radio Network (SRN), a division of Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today a major affiliate acquisition for The Mike Gallagher Show -- legendary news talker, WOR-AM 710 in New York City. The Gallagher show will air live weekdays from 10:00 am-12:00 noon beginning Monday, January 17, 2011. WOR has been serving greater New York since February 22, 1922.

"We are delighted to begin the New Year by announcing a new affiliate partnership with one of America's truly great radio stations, WOR in New York City," said Greg Anderson, President of SRN. "WOR and Mike Gallagher are a natural fit; both are proven radio winners with a love affair with New York City. We look forward to helping build on the already impressive and longtime success achieved by Rick Buckley, Jerry Crowley and the entire WOR Radio team."

Jerry Crowley, Vice President & General Manager of WOR-AM, added, "Mike is a superb broadcaster with a real sensitivity for the issues surrounding New York. Since he will be broadcasting from our studios at 'ground zero' much of the time, Mike will have the unique advantage of commenting on our local issues that have National implications. The Gallagher show will air between the newly extended time frame of The John Gambling show 6-10a and the Joan Hamburg show 12n-2p."

Gallagher, who splits his residence between New York and Dallas, added, "To join the WOR team is a real privilege.  I'm excited to begin working towards the kind of ratings and revenue growth worthy of a legendary station like WOR."

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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Charles Mefferd
    Vice President Operations/Affiliate Relations
    Salem Radio Network
    (972) 831-1920, Ext. 115
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