|By Marketwired .||
|January 14, 2014 12:00 PM EST||
CAMARILLO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today the addition of Sean Hannity to the program lineup in Detroit on News Talk 1400 WDTK beginning Monday, January 20th. The Sean Hannity show will air live in the 3pm to 6pm ET time slot. Hannity has aired across town on WJR since 2001 when his show first went national, on the day before 9/11.
"We couldn't be happier to join the talented roster at Detroit's News Talk 1400 WDTK," said Eric Stanger, VP of Operations for The Sean Hannity Show. "WDTK is the best destination for talk in the Motor City and we're excited to partner with them."
The Sean Hannity show became the fastest growing nationally syndicated radio talk show after 9/11. Today, he's the second most-listened-to radio show host in America with nearly 13 million weekly listeners and more that 500 affiliates. He also continues to host the popular Hannity TV program weeknights on the Fox News Channel.
"The opportunity to bring Sean Hannity aboard was one we felt we could not pass up," said WDTK General Manager Chris MacCourtney. "Sean was an instant hit when he came to Detroit and he continues to be one of the most popular talk personalities in the market. He will join an already solid lineup of talk talent on News Talk 1400." WDTK is planning a major market event for later in 2014 involving Hannity and a few other Salem talk hosts.
About Salem Communications
Salem Communications is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and conservative radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will operate a portfolio of 102 radio stations in 39 markets, including 62 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem's portfolio includes 40 stations programmed in a Christian talk format, 27 in a conservative talk format, 12 in a contemporary Christian music format, 8 in a Spanish Christian format and 10 in a business talk format. We also program the Family Talk Christian-themed talk format on XM Radio, channel 131 and operate ChristianRadio.com and Conservativeradio.com.
Salem also owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates Christian and conservative talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,500 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country.
Salem Communications operates Salem Web Network, an online provider of Christian and conservative themed news, analysis and commentary. Christian content websites include: Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com®, BibleStudyTools.com, GodTube.com, GodVine.com, WorshipHouseMedia.com and OnePlace.com. Conservative opinion websites include Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, and Twitchy.com.
Salem Publishing circulates Christian and conservative magazines including Homecoming® YouthWorker Journal, The Singing News, Preaching and Townhall Magazine. Xulon Press is a provider of self-publishing services targeting the Christian audience.
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