SOURCE: Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

October 30, 2014 14:02 ET

Salem Names New General Managers in San Diego and Sacramento

CAMARILLO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that Dale Hendry will be relocating to San Diego to lead the team as General Manager. Dale has been in radio for 32 years in several capacities, including station ownership. He joined Salem seven years ago as General Manager of Sacramento. One of Dale's strengths is building strong succession teams. Due to Dale's focus on team building, Salem is also pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Durkin, Director of Sales, to General Manager of Sacramento. Mark has been in radio for 31 years. He is on his second tour with Salem. Mark's first tour was with Salem Portland. He joined Salem Sacramento three years ago as Director of Sales. 

Scott Hamilton will step into the General Sales Manager role in Sacramento. Scott has been with Salem Sacramento for five years. Prior to joining Salem, he owned an advertising agency.

Linnae Young, Senior Vice President for Salem's Radio Division stated, "We are delighted to have a seasoned pro like Dale Hendry take the helm in San Diego. His 32 years of radio experience will help take this market to the next level. We are equally excited to promote Mark Durkin to the GM role in Sacramento. He has over 31 years in the broadcast business and has demonstrated tremendous leadership in Sacramento as Director of Sales."

Dale Hendry commented, "Working for Salem has been a highlight of my life and career. The group in Sacramento has been a pleasure to work with. I'm equally excited about working with the seasoned staff in San Diego. I want to thank the Senior Management team for affording me the opportunity to work at one of the premier clusters in Salem."

Mark Durkin stated, "There is a winning team and culture at Salem Sacramento. I look forward to building upon the success and greatly appreciate this new assignment and opportunity with the company."

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ABOUT SALEM COMMUNICATIONS:

Salem Communications Corporation is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions nationally. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary and relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the media landscape.

The company, through its Salem Radio Group, is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company providing Christian and conservative programming. Salem owns and operates 105 local radio stations, with 63 stations in the top 25 media markets. Salem Radio Network ("SRN") is a full-service national radio network, with nationally syndicated programs comprising Christian teaching and talk, conservative talk, news, and music. SRN is home to many industry-leading hosts including: Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager and Janet Mefferd.

Salem New Media is a powerful source of Christian and conservative themed news, analysis, and commentary. Salem's Christian sites include: Christianity.com®, BibleStudyTools.com, GodTube.com, GodVine.com, WorshipHouseMedia.com and OnePlace.com. Considered by many to be a consolidation of the conservative news and opinion sector's most influential brands, Salem's conservative sites include Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, Human Events.com and Red State.com.

Salem's Regnery Publishing unit, with a 65-year history, remains the nation's leading publisher of conservative books. Having published many of the seminal works of the early conservative movement, Regnery today continues as the dominant publisher in the conservative space, with leading authors including: Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn. Salem's book publishing business also includes Xulon Press™, a leading provider of self-publishing services for Christian and conservative authors.

Salem Publishing™ publishes Christian and conservative magazines including Homecoming®, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, Preaching and Townhall Magazine™.

Salem Communications also owns Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from seasoned financial experts Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace and Doug Fabian. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians.

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