Salem Communications Announces Promotions in Real Estate Department

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Salem Communications Corporation

    CAMARILLO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SALM), the leading provider of
 Christian-oriented radio, electronic and printed resources, has announced that
 Rob Douglass has been promoted to Vice President of Real Estate, according to
 Edward G. Atsinger, president of Salem Communications.
     Douglass, who was previously Director of Real Estate for the last three
 years, is responsible for all aspects of Salem Communications' real estate
 needs, including new site acquisitions for both AM and FM tower locations,
 development of new site facilities, lease negotiations, property management
 and property taxes.
     Douglass manages a team from his Roseville, California office of real
 estate professionals, including Steven Kossack, director of property taxes;
 Steve Brock, real estate manager and Camille Gandolfi, executive assistant;
 who work from the same office.  Tom Moyer, national tower site manager, will
 also report to Douglass and is based in the Philadelphia area.
     The real estate department's recent efforts include the accomplishment of
 substantial cash savings in property taxes, primarily due to close scrutiny in
 the annual filing of more than 100 personal property tax returns in 20 states
 and other jurisdictions.  The department not only facilitates Salem in
 substantial savings, but also oversees the new construction of buildings,
 towers and related real-property improvements.  Another major accomplishment
 was the recent completion of a 41,000 square foot building in Dallas for Salem
 Communications' Network and radio operations there.  The team also
 successfully negotiated nearly a dozen new studio/office leases including
 stations in New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, Louisville, Seattle and Hawaii.
     "Rob has built an aggressive and comprehensive real estate department that
 does more than simply negotiate real estate purchases and sales.  Because of
 their efforts in working with government and local communities in more than
 20 states where we operate, they have effectuated significant savings on an
 ongoing basis, saving the Company substantial sums in property taxes and other
 real estate related transactions.  He has forcefully advanced Salem's
 interests in a way that has played a key role in our growth.
     "This promotion is overdue and recognizes the significant increase in
 responsibilities that Rob has undertaken as the Real Estate Division has
 successfully expanded its scope of activities," said Atsinger.
     Douglass began his career with Salem Communications six years ago as a
 real estate consultant.  He had been a commercial real estate broker and land
 developer in the Sacramento/Roseville market.  He is a graduate of the
 University of Nevada and will be based in Roseville, California.
     Salem Communications Corporation is headquartered in Camarillo,
 California.  Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will
 own and/or operate 76 radio stations, including 54 stations in the top
 25 markets.  In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio
 Network, which syndicates talk programming, news and music to nearly
 1,400 affiliated radio stations throughout the United States; OnePlace.com,
 the online division of Salem Communications; and CCM Communications, the
 leading publisher of contemporary Christian music trade and consumer
 publications.
 
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SOURCE Salem Communications Corporation
    CAMARILLO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SALM), the leading provider of
 Christian-oriented radio, electronic and printed resources, has announced that
 Rob Douglass has been promoted to Vice President of Real Estate, according to
 Edward G. Atsinger, president of Salem Communications.
     Douglass, who was previously Director of Real Estate for the last three
 years, is responsible for all aspects of Salem Communications' real estate
 needs, including new site acquisitions for both AM and FM tower locations,
 development of new site facilities, lease negotiations, property management
 and property taxes.
     Douglass manages a team from his Roseville, California office of real
 estate professionals, including Steven Kossack, director of property taxes;
 Steve Brock, real estate manager and Camille Gandolfi, executive assistant;
 who work from the same office.  Tom Moyer, national tower site manager, will
 also report to Douglass and is based in the Philadelphia area.
     The real estate department's recent efforts include the accomplishment of
 substantial cash savings in property taxes, primarily due to close scrutiny in
 the annual filing of more than 100 personal property tax returns in 20 states
 and other jurisdictions.  The department not only facilitates Salem in
 substantial savings, but also oversees the new construction of buildings,
 towers and related real-property improvements.  Another major accomplishment
 was the recent completion of a 41,000 square foot building in Dallas for Salem
 Communications' Network and radio operations there.  The team also
 successfully negotiated nearly a dozen new studio/office leases including
 stations in New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, Louisville, Seattle and Hawaii.
     "Rob has built an aggressive and comprehensive real estate department that
 does more than simply negotiate real estate purchases and sales.  Because of
 their efforts in working with government and local communities in more than
 20 states where we operate, they have effectuated significant savings on an
 ongoing basis, saving the Company substantial sums in property taxes and other
 real estate related transactions.  He has forcefully advanced Salem's
 interests in a way that has played a key role in our growth.
     "This promotion is overdue and recognizes the significant increase in
 responsibilities that Rob has undertaken as the Real Estate Division has
 successfully expanded its scope of activities," said Atsinger.
     Douglass began his career with Salem Communications six years ago as a
 real estate consultant.  He had been a commercial real estate broker and land
 developer in the Sacramento/Roseville market.  He is a graduate of the
 University of Nevada and will be based in Roseville, California.
     Salem Communications Corporation is headquartered in Camarillo,
 California.  Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will
 own and/or operate 76 radio stations, including 54 stations in the top
 25 markets.  In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio
 Network, which syndicates talk programming, news and music to nearly
 1,400 affiliated radio stations throughout the United States; OnePlace.com,
 the online division of Salem Communications; and CCM Communications, the
 leading publisher of contemporary Christian music trade and consumer
 publications.
 
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