CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today the addition of Mark Levin to its weekday lineup, live from 3pm to 6pm beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2015 on AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles. Hugh Hewitt who airs in that slot will move into the 6pm to 9pm slot.
"Rarely do you have the chance to add somebody of Mark's quality in market #2, and we decided it was an opportunity we could not pass up," said Salem SVP of Spoken Word Format Phil Boyce. "Hugh Hewitt is also a class act so running these two back to back makes this lineup even stronger."
Levin is syndicated by Westwood One and Hewitt is syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. The AM 870 The Answer lineup will now be one of the strongest in the country, with The Morning Answer with Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss starting the day 6-9am, Dennis Prager from 9am to Noon, Michael Medved from Noon to 3pm, followed by Levin, Hewitt, and Mike Gallagher 9pm to Midnight.
Chuck Tyler, Director of Programming at KRLA said, "Getting Mark Levin has been on my bucket list for years. What a team!"
Mark Levin stated, "It's an honor to join the wonderful lineup at KRLA. I know my great listeners, who include two of my biggest fans in the LA area (my kids, who live and work there!) will appreciate hearing the show LIVE, too!"
Follow us on Twitter @SalemCommIR.
ABOUT SALEM COMMUNICATIONS:
Salem Communications Corporation 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 106 local radio stations, with 63 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 Janet Mefferd.
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 Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, Human Events.com and Red State.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, Michelle Malkin 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 Communications also owns Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from seasoned financial experts Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace and Doug Fabian. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians.
Evan D. Masyr
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE Salem Communications Corp.