SOURCE: WEGENER

WEGENER

April 13, 2012 09:00 ET

WEGENER and Salem Radio Network Completes SRN's iPump 6420 Upgrade Project

WEGENER Solution to Enable New Live and File-Based National Radio Services

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR) (PINKSHEETS: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced Salem Radio Network (SRN) has completed its infrastructure with WEGENER® network control and satellite receiver equipment. Orders were placed and shipped during WEGENER's fiscal year 2011.

The network control systems at SRN and Salem Music Network (SMN) runs the Linux version of Compel® with advanced store/forward control features for radio networks. The system retains features to control and manage linear WEGENER Unity® satellite receivers. As previously published, SRN is deploying WEGENER iPump® 6420 audio servers to commercial affiliates in the Top 100 markets. The iPump 6420 can process live satellite and file-based audio programming and output up to three custom radio channels. The unit also supports relay closures and GPI inputs for local traffic systems, as-run and status reporting, and optional Internet file delivery.

"SRN's decision to continue utilizing a satellite receiver from WEGENER is based on the iPump 6420's quality, functionality and widespread industry use," said Greg Anderson, president of Salem National, which includes SRN and SMN. "With over a decade of nearly flawless service with the current WEGENER Unity receivers, SRN is confident that WEGENER's new product will serve SRN and the Christian radio community for many years to come."

SRN will continue to offer live radio broadcasts for affiliates using WEGENER linear satellite receivers to access programming. Affiliates using WEGENER iPump 6420 media servers will have access to the same programming. During a phased rollout, SRN plans to offer new file-based services to iPump 6420 affiliates.

SRN is a full-service satellite radio network based in Dallas, Texas. It serves Christian-formatted and general market news/talk stations through affiliate partnerships. SRN has become one of the fastest growing full-service networks in the U.S., serving more than 2000 radio stations.

"WEGENER is excited to continue to work with SRN to upgrade their radio network to include file-based technologies," stated Troy Woodbury, President and CEO of Wegener Corporation. "It is an opportunity to develop and implement powerful new broadcast strategies."

WEGENER will exhibit at the 2012 NAB Show. WEGENER representative, Thomas Bush (t.bush@wegener.com), will be available in booth #SU2519 to discuss WEGENER's broadcast radio solutions.

ABOUT WEGENER

WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR)(PINKSHEETS: WGNR), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.

WEGENER's product line includes: iPump® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; COMPEL® Network Control and COMPEL® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the Unity® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.

WEGENER® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at www.wegener.com.

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WEGENER, COMPEL, COMPEL CONTROL, iPUMP, MEDIAPLAN, UNITY, ASSURED FILE DELIVERY, PROSWITCH, VIDATA, the stylized W-design logo (for WEGENER®), and the stylized C-design logo (for Compel®) are all registered trademarks of WEGENER®. All Rights Reserved.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and the Company intends that such forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates," and similar expressions, and include, for example, statements relating to expectations regarding future sales, income and cash flows. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: customer acceptance and effectiveness of recently introduced products, development of additional business for the Company's digital video and audio transmission product lines, effectiveness of the sales organization, the successful development and introduction of new products in the future, delays in the conversion by private and broadcast networks to next generation digital broadcast equipment, acceptance by various networks of standards for digital broadcasting, the Company's liquidity position and capital resources, general market conditions which may not improve during fiscal year 2012 and beyond, and success of the Company's research and development efforts aimed at developing new products. Discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties are provided in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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    WEGENER
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    WEGENER
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