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Salem Media Q1 Total Revenue Up 1.9% to $59.4 Million
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group reported first quarter total revenue increased 1.9% to $59.4 million from $58.3 million in 2020. Total operating expenses decreased 27.9% to $55 million from $76.3 million. Operating income was $4.4 million up from an operating loss of $18 million. Adjusted EBITDA More

Salem Podcast Network Extends Charlie Kirk Show
Charlie Kirk
Charlie Kirk
Salem Radio Network has signed and extended "The Charlie Kirk Podcast" to a multi-year deal. Salem first began selling the program in November, and now will sell and manage the program through the Salem Podcast Network for multiple years under the new deal. Kirk is one of today's rising young stars in More

Salem Houston: Chuck Jewel Retires, Darren Ryder New GM
Chuck Jewel
Chuck Jewel
After an impressive 48-year career, Chuck Jewel is retiring from Salem Media Group's Houston cluster of stations (100.7 KKHT FM, and 1070 KNTH AM) effective April 30. Chuck joined Salem in September of 2004 but also had a long run at WHO/KLYF in Des Moines where he rose through the ranks into sales More

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2021 NAB Radio Board Election Results Announced
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the results of the 2021 NAB Radio Board elections. The two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June. New Board members or those who have previously served on the Board are listed in italics. Other Board members listed below are More

Salem's Charlie Kirk Joins WABC in Limbuagh's Old Slot
Charlie Kirk
Charlie Kirk
Salem Radio Network and WABC/New York, along with WLIR-FM/Long Island, have announced that Charlie Kirk will join the stations' lineup at noon ET beginning Monday, April 12. Kirk joined the Salem Radio Network in the 12-3pm time slot last October. He also hosts one of the top 10 podcasts in the U.S., wrote a More

CPB Funds COVID-19 PSAs for Tribal and HBCU Public Stations
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded more than $300,000 to Native Public Media and to KTSU-FM/Houston, a public radio station licensed to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), to coordinate COVID-19 public outreach campaigns to 51 public radio More

Goodman to Host Singing News Radio Top 20 Weekly Countdown
Greg Goodman
Greg Goodman
Salem Media Group has announced that Southern Gospel personality Greg Goodman is returning to Singing News Radio to host the Top 20 Weekly Countdown. Goodman originated the program as the "Singing News Top 10" during his tenure as Program Director of the network. Goodman along with Rodney Baucom developed More

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SMG to Hold Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group will host its 2021 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 2021 annual meeting of stockholders will be held virtually at 11:30am CT on More

Salem Podcast Network Signs Partnership with Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes
Salem Media Group has announced that the Todd Starnes Podcast has been added to the Salem Podcast Network (SPN). The longtime award-winning journalist and radio commentator previously spent more than a decade at the FOX News Channel, hosting a daily radio program on the FOX Radio Network. The Salem Podcast More

Salem Sells W270CV 101.9 FM and WKAT 1450 AM/Miami
Salem Media Group has completed the sale of W270CV 101.9FM and WKAT 1450AM in Miami to Radio Piment Bouk. The total sale price was $3,500,000 and Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage sureved as the exclusive broker in the transaction. More

Tom Hamilton Named MM/Curtis Media in Greensboro
Curtis Media Group has named Tom Hamilton as the new Market Manager for Curtis Media Group stations WSJS, WMFR and WPCM in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point market, effective immediately. Hamilton previously served as GM of WSJS and WMFR with Curtis Media Group from 2007 until 2011, and prior to More

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Salem Media Group Q4 Total Revenue Flat at $64.5 Million
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group reported fourth quarter total revenue decreased 0.2% to $64.5 million from $64.6 million in 2019. Net broadcast revenue declined 4.8% to $48 million from $50 million, while station operating income (SOI) fell 5.3% to $11.8 million from $12.5 million, digital media More

WVBZ/Greensboro Rebrands as The New Real Rock 105.7
WVBZ-FM
WVBZ-FM
iHeartMedia has rebranded its Rocker in Greensboro/Winston-Salem NC. Leaving behind it's "105.7 Man Up!" moniker of five years, WVBZ will now be known as "Real Rock 105.7." It's basically a change in name only as the air staff and music programming will remain intact. Core artists will continue as Led More

Salem Media Group Launches La Patrona 1680 in Seattle
Salem Media Group will feature "Don Cheto al Aire" in the Seattle-Tacoma market on its recently launched La Patrona 1680-AM. La Patrona offers the Latino community in the Puget Sound regional Mexican music, cumbia, and Latino favorites like La Adictiva, Banda MS, Christian Nodal, La Trakalosa de Monterrey, More

SMG/Chicago Ups Angenette Natkowski to Director of Sales
Angenette Natkowski
Angenette Natkowski
Salem Media Group promotes Angenette Natkowski to Director of Sales for its cluster in Chicago. In this newly created post, Natkowski will continue her focus on WIND (AM 560 the Answer) and Salem Surround Chicago with additional responsibility for WYLL (AM 1160 Hope For Your Life). She joined WIND in More

Talk Programming Pioneer Tom Bigby Dead at 77
Tom Bigby
Tom Bigby
Legendary talk programmer Tom Bigby has passed away in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 77. Bigby was a visionary pioneer in both NewsTalk and Sports Talk radio having spearheaded programming at KRLD/Dallas, WPHT and most notably WIP in Philadelphia. He was also a driving force at The Ticket sports radio in More

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