SOURCE: Salem Web Network

Salem Web Network

March 30, 2012 09:05 ET

Salem Web Network Wins Best Use of Social Media Award

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - Mar 30, 2012) - 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, has been recognized by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) association with the distinguished award of Best Use of Social Media. Every year, NRB recognizes a Christian ministry, church, radio station, television station, or media outlet that effectively utilizes Social Media to promote a brand, message, or ministry to reach the online community with their message. This year Salem Web Network was grateful to be bestowed with that honor.

With more than 1 million Facebook fans and Twitter followers from their suite of sites, including GodTube.com, OnePlace.com, Crosswalk.com, and BibleStudyTools.com, Salem Web Network utilizes both social media platforms to their fullest extent to communicate the latest news, articles, devotionals, videos, and sermons that are prevalent to their faith-based Christian community. And the sky is the limit.

Exceeding 800 million users and growing, social media platforms such as Facebook provide Salem Web Network with an effective and unique medium to share Jesus Christ and the Gospel with millions of people at one time. And as Christians continue to promote their Facebook pages to their friends, this helps virally spread the message of Jesus to more and more people around the globe, one person at a time.

Fred Alberti, Director of Social Media for Salem Web Network, added, "Facebook allows Christians to be a beacon of light in a dark world. I am excited about the opportunity to reach so many people with the Gospel and to strengthen their walk with Christ with encouraging articles and inspiring pictures and video as they connect with our sites on Facebook."

Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own and/or operate a national portfolio of 96 radio stations in 38 markets, including 59 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk™ 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 2,000 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 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 Christianity.com, Questions and Answers about Jesus Christ at Jesus.org, Christian living focused Crosswalk.com®, online Bible at BibleStudyTools.com, Christian videos at GodTube.com, a leading website providing church media at WorshipHouseMedia.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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