CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that Salem Radio Network talk host Michael Medved and the network have reached agreement on an extension of his current syndication deal through the end of 2018. The Michael Medved Show airs from 3 to 6pm ET and is heard on more than 300 stations nationwide.
"I feel unbounded enthusiasm and gratitude at the prospect of three more years to connect with the most wonderful and engaged audience in talk radio," said Mr. Medved. "Especially after my recovery from throat cancer, the ability to speak to people about the issues that matter most is a gift that I cherish - and never take for granted." Medved added: "I know that the prayers and good wishes of literally hundreds of thousands of listeners have helped make possible my super-energized return. We'll be sharing exciting and significant times in the months ahead."
Medved is a national columnist, and best-selling author. His recent books include The 10 Big Lies About America, Hollywood vs. America, and Right Turns. His 13th book, God's Hand on America is scheduled for publication in 2016. He is also a noted movie critic and served for 12 years as co-host of "Sneak Previews" on PBS TV.
"Michael's radio program is a great example of intelligence and common sense," said Salem Radio Network Senior Vice President Phil Boyce. "We are delighted to announce this program will be continuing, allowing Michael to entertain and inform his hundreds of thousands of fans for many years to come." Boyce added, "Michael has overcome great odds this year, and extending his deal with us is a great reward for his heart, persistence and hard work. Michael has logged 18 consistently successful years with Salem, and this deal means we'll continue to provide stations across the country with one of the most entertaining, provocative and popular shows on the air."
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ABOUT SALEM MEDIA GROUP:
Salem Media Group 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 117 local radio stations, with 72 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 Eric Metaxas.
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 RedState.com, Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, BearingArms.com and HumanEvents.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, Ed Klein 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, and Preaching.
Salem's Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace, Doug Fabian and Bryan Perry, as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors (DividendInvestor.com). The business unit's other financial websites include EagleDailyInvestor.com and ETFU.com.
Eagle Wellness provides insightful health advice and is a trusted source of high quality nutritional supplements from some of the country's leading health experts. Leigh Erin Connealy MD, at NewportNaturalHealth.com, is the medical director of one of the largest medical practices in the country where she practices integrative medicine. Ski Chilton PhD, at GeneSmart.com, is a scientist and full professor at Wake Forest Medical School. He is a leading authority on the impact of diet and nutrition on health.
Company Contact: Phil Boyce SVP/Spoken Word Format for Salem Media Group and Salem Radio Network Operations VP, New York Region WMCA/AM970 the Answer (646) 543-7445
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