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RHoF Announces 2020 Nominees, Voting Begins Monday July 13
Radio Hall of Fame
Radio Hall of Fame
The Radio Hall of Fame has announced this year's 24 nominees in a total of six categories. Industry voting in four of those categories begins next Monday, July 13. Listener voting in the other two categories begins on July 20. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the 2020 More

Amanda Carroll Joins Salem's KKFS in Sacramento
Amanda Carroll
Amanda Carroll
Amanda Carroll has joined Salem Media Group's KKFS (103.9 The Fish) in Sacramento to host mornings along with 20-year station vet, Matt Bisiaux. The new show, The Fish Morning Show with Amanda & Matt, will debut mid-July. "We are thrilled to have someone with Amanda's passion, talent, and More

Groups Present First-Of-Its-Kind Cleveland Radio Simulcast
Justice For All Cleveland
Justice For All Cleveland
Radio One, iHeartMedia, Entercom, Good Karma Brands and Salem Communications, the region's top radio companies, have teamed up to produce, "Justice For All: A Conversation about Race, Equality and Inclusion," a first of-its kind radio simulcast that will feature Cleveland Mayor Frank More

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Salem Journalist Jacobson Invited Back to Governor's Pressers
Amy Jacobson
Amy Jacobson
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has invited Salem Media journalist Amy Jacobson back to his press briefings in response to a federal lawsuit filed against him and his press secretary. Jacobson, a longtime Chicago journalist, sued together with her station AM 560 The Answer after the governor barred her from More

David Santrella Re-elected Chair of NAB Radio Board
David Santrella
David Santrella
NAB has announced the results of its Executive Committee Board of Directors elections at its recently completed NAB Board of Directors meeting. Salem Media Group President of Broadcast Media David Santrella was re-elected Radio Board chair. Townsquare Media CEO Bill Wilson was elected as Radio Board first More

FCC Fines WTOY/Salem, VA for Late License Renewal App
FCC
FCC
The FCC's Media Bureau has proposed a fine of $7000 to Ward Broadcasting Corporation over the late renewal application of WTOY-AM/Salem, VA. In the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture the Commission fould that WBC failed to file a timely license renewal application for the station and engaged in More

Mississippi Valley Broadcasters Sells Two More in La Crosse
Kalil & Co.
Kalil & Co.
Mississippi Valley Broadcasters has agreed to sell 0.8kw Hot AC WLXR-FM (104.9)/La Crosse, WI, to The Salvation Poem Foundation dba Prayz Network. The seller is a Wisconsin-based company headed by Pat Smith, Managing Member. The buyer is a Wisconsin-based Christian radio network, with studio located in More

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Salem Media Group Q1 Total Revenue Down 3.7% to $58.3M
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group reported first quarter total revenue decreased 3.7% to $58.3 million from $60.5 million in 2019. Total operating expenses grew 24.1% to $76.3 million from $61.5 million, while operating expenses increased 3.4% to $54.8 million from $53.0 million. The company posted More

Salem Journalist Amy Jacobson Sues Illinois Governor
Amy Jacobson
Amy Jacobson
Salem Media Group, Inc. and veteran Chicago journalist Amy Jacobson have filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker after he announced Jacobson is no longer allowed at his media briefings. The lawsuit, Salem Media of Illinois, LLC v. Pritzker, was filed today in the Northern District of More

SMG Announces Temporary Suspension of Quarterly Dividend
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group has announced that, due to uncertainty from the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Salem's board of directors has decided, as part of a larger effort to conserve cash, to temporarily suspend the regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. The More

Salem Media Group Assists Businesses Across the Country
Salem Media Group announced today that it and Salem Surround will be sponsoring free webinars featuring nationally known marketing and advertising experts Gordon Borrell, Corey Elliott, and Jim Brown from Borrell Associates Inc. They will discuss how to manage marketing in times of More

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Salem Sells WBZW-AM (1520) and W264DU-FM (100.7)/Orlando
Salem Media Group has finalized the sale of WBZW 1520 AM/W264DU 100.7 FM in Orlando to Orlando Radio Marketing. Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage represented the More

Orlando Radio Marketing Close on WBZW and Translator
Media Services Group
Media Services Group
Orlando Radio Marketing has closed its acquisition of 5kW Ethnic WBZW-AM and its FM translator W246DU in Orlando from Salem Communications. The buyer is headed by Sam Rogatinsky and this is his third radio station acquisition in the state of Florida. All three stations feature 24-hour Creole language More

Salem Media Group to Hold Virtual Stockholders Meeting
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group will host its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders virtually due to the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to prioritize the health and well-being of meeting participants. The 2020 annual meeting of stockholders will be held in a virtual format only at More

SMG Withdraws Q1 2020 Guidance Due to Impact of COVID-19
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is withdrawing its revenue and operating expense guidance for the first quarter of 2020 due to the growing social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current indications, Salem expects total first quarter 2020 revenue will be less than previously More

Salem Radio Network, Hugh Hewitt Ink Contract Extension
Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt
Salem Radio Network talk host Hugh Hewitt has agreed to terms on a contract extension, keeping him on the air through December, 2028. He's been broadcasting for Salem since July, 2000 and currently airs his national program from 6-9am ET. Hewitt's national footprint has grown to over 450 affiliates across More

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