() is a U.S.
radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher specializing in evangelical Christian and conservative political talk radio. It owns 99 commercial radio stations, 65 of which are in the top 25 markets. Salem is the fifth largest U.S. radio station owner after Clear Channel
, and Entercom
. The company focuses on acquiring radio stations
with powerful transmitters
, unlike most Christian broadcasters who tend to purchase many low-power translator
. Salem owns slightly more AM than FM stations, and covers one-third of the U.S population.
Salem Communications was founded by Stuart Epperson
and Edward Atsinger III and, unlike many Christian broadcasters, is a for-profit corporation. Also unlike their non-profit counterparts, Salem stations transmit high-powered signals in commercial radio bands.
Salem's CFO approximates that the company's income is as follows:
- 50% Teaching and talk stations
- 25% Christian contemporary music stations
- 15% Secular news/talk stations
- 10% Magazines and websites
Salem is based at 4880 Santa Rosa Road in Camarillo, California
, northwest of Los Angeles in neighboring Ventura CountyFrom Google Maps information for "Salem Communications, Camarillo, CA". Accessed 14 December... Read More