SOURCE: Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation

January 02, 2014 12:00 ET

Sean Hannity Joins the Line-up in Chicago on AM 560 The Answer

CAMARILLO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 2, 2014) - 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, announced today a new lineup for WIND, AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, including the addition of Sean Hannity, and an expanded morning show with John Howell and Amy Jacobson. The new lineup will begin Monday, January 6th. 

Bill Bennett's Morning in America returns live to AM 560 in the 5am hour. Big John and Amy will follow with their fast paced and relevant Chicago morning show, 6am to 11am. Dennis Miller will remain 11am to 2pm, but will now be live for three hours. Sean Hannity will also be live, aired from 2pm to 5pm. Joe Walsh, who was moved into the 5pm hour last summer, will continue with a live and all Chicago show 5pm to 8pm. Michael Medved's excellent rundown of the day's current events will air 8pm to 11pm, followed by Dennis Prager at 11, and Hugh Hewitt at 2am. 

"We couldn't be more excited to join the fantastic lineup on AM 560 The Answer, and share our program live with the great city of Chicago," said Eric Stanger, VP of Operations and Affiliate Marketing for The Sean Hannity Show.

"Sean Hannity is an ideal fit on AM 560 The Answer," said Jeff Reisman, General Manager. "Sean is one of the premier news-talk personalities and his style will fit nicely with our outstanding lineup of local and national hosts."

The Sean Hannity Show launched nationally on September 10th, 2001, the day before 9/11 and quickly became the fastest growing nationally syndicated talk show in radio history. Today, Hannity is the second most-listened-to radio talk show host in America with nearly 13 million weekly listeners and more than 500 affiliates. Hannity will be making an appearance in Chicago in the coming year to meet and greet his new fans on WIND, AM 560 The Answer.

About Salem Communications
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 102 radio stations in 39 markets, including 62 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. We also program the Family Talk™ Christian-themed talk format on XM Radio, channel 131. Additionally the company operates

Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,500 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, Christian living focused®, Online Bible Study at, and Christian radio ministries online at  Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader® and conservative political blog, 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

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    Phil Boyce
    VP, Director Spoken Word Format
    Salem Communications
    (646) 543-7445