CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), Salem Media Group announced today that it is re-naming its top-of-hour news product, in a joint partnership with Townhall.com, the Salem owned website that reaches 3 million unique visitors every month. This will be a brand extension to the powerful SRN News product that provides both NewsTalk and Christian Talk stations a strong 24/7 radio news service.
Salem will continue its increasingly popular SRN News feed at :55 past each hour, primarily for Christian stations. The top-of-the-hour broadcast will be designed for NewsTalk stations and will carry the branding of Townhall.com. Already Salem has landed the affiliation of the SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 for this new venture beginning on Monday, August 31st.
"We will continue to offer the outstanding reporting that is a hallmark of SRN News with great anchors and respected correspondents like Greg Clugston at the White House, Linda Kenyon at the Senate and Wally Hindes at the House," said Salem Radio Network Senior VP Phil Boyce. "The new brand extension will allow us to better market the product for News and Talk stations, and we can't think of a better partner than Townhall.com which is so respected and well-known."
Currently, Salem Radio Network reaches nearly 1,600 affiliates with its news product, with over 600 of them on primarily News and Talk affiliates. SiriusXM VP and General Manager, Talk Programming Dave Gorab commented, "SiriusXM Patriot is proud to be a gathering place for the top conservative voices and brands. The addition of hourly news updates from Townhall.com further solidifies that position."
More affiliates like KSEV-AM in Houston have also agreed to join this new top-of-hour product, which will now be made available to all NewsTalk stations across the country. For more information on affiliation, call Tom Tradup, Salem's VP of News and Talk programming at Salem Radio Network. Call him at (972) 707-6885.
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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 112 local radio stations, with 67 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 Media Group also owns Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. Eagle Financial Publications provide 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 practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians.
Company Contact: Tom Tradup, VP of News and Talk programming at Salem Radio Network. (972) 707-6885
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