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Salem Media Group Appoints Blakemore VP/P, CCM


Mike Blakemore
Mike Blakemore
Salem Media Group appoints Mike Blakemore to the new post of VP/Programming, CCM Format, effective February 12. Blakemore currently serves as Program Director for WFSH-FM (104.7 The Fish)/Atlanta, a role he's held for the last 10 years. In addition to his duties in Atlanta, Blakemore will now provide leadership to the company's Contemporary Christian Music outlets. Prior to WFSH, he served in programming roles in Knoxville TN, Des Moines IA and Champaign IL.

Salem Media's Broadcast Division President Dave Santrella commented, "Mike's success in Atlanta has been confirmed by WFSH ranking consistently in the top tier of stations in our target demo of Women 25-54, often in the top five. Most recently with Christmas music the station was #1 Adults 25-54 with a 8.5 share; #1 Women 25-54 with a 9.8 share; #1 Women 18+ with a 10 share. We are confident Mike will bring energy, excellence, and excitement to this critical new role for our company."

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