Chris MacCourtney Promoted to Operational Vice President of Salem Media Group

Nov 12, 2015, 12:22 ET from Salem Media Group

CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that Chris MacCourtney, General Manager of Salem's Detroit radio cluster has been promoted to the role of Operational Vice President for Salem's Radio Division effective January 1, 2016.

MacCourtney joined Salem in October of 2004 as GM of WDTK-AM later adding WLQV-AM to the two station cluster. Prior to joining Salem he had more than two decades of broadcast sales and management experience. In his new role, MacCourtney will have oversight of the Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; and Louisville, Kentucky radio markets.

Allen Power, Senior Vice President of Salem's Radio Division said, "For more than a decade Chris has displayed proven leadership for Salem in a very challenging Detroit radio market. We're excited to have him expand his oversight to Columbus and Louisville, and are confident he will quickly have a positive impact helping our GMs and their teams grow the operations in those two markets."

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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 SteynSalem'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: Evan D. Masyr Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (805) 384-4512 Evan@SalemMedia.com

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