CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that it has extended the contract of talk show host Mike Gallagher through the end of 2018. Mike will continue to entertain and inform his listeners in the 9am to Noon ET time slot, on over 300 stations.
"After 15 years with Salem, I'm still amazed at how fortunate I am to have a radio home at this amazing company," said Gallagher. "I'm ecstatic and humbled to be continuing for at least another three years with this world-class organization."
Gallagher's talent was first apparent when he became the highest rated host in Greenville, South Carolina on the heritage WFBC, and then on the legendary WGY in Albany where he came to the attention of WABC, New York programmer Phil Boyce, who brought him to New York as the morning guy in 1996. He left WABC in 2000 to become a syndicated national host, where he is now reunited with Boyce at the Salem Radio Network.
"Mike is one of the most talented, entertaining, and informative hosts in the country," said Boyce. "What a pleasure it has been to be reunited with him at Salem, and be able to have a small part in the next generation of his talk show host career." Boyce supervises AM 970 The Answer in New York, where he brought in Gallagher in 2013, after his time on WABC and then WOR in the same market. Mike recently added AM 560 The Answer in Chicago to his list of stations.
Stations who are interested in syndicating the Mike Gallagher show should e-mail Tom Tradup at the Salem Radio Network in Dallas, at Ttradup@srnradio.com.
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ABOUT SALEM MEDIA GROUP:
Salem Media Group is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions nationally. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary and relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the media landscape.
The company, through its Salem Radio Group, is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company providing Christian and conservative programming. Salem owns and operates 117 local radio stations, with 72 stations in the top 25 media markets. Salem Radio Network ("SRN") is a full-service national radio network, with nationally syndicated programs comprising Christian teaching and talk, conservative talk, news, and music. SRN is home to many industry-leading hosts including: Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager and Eric Metaxas.
Salem New Media is a powerful source of Christian and conservative themed news, analysis, and commentary. Salem's Christian sites include: Christianity.com®, BibleStudyTools.com, GodTube.com, GodVine.com, WorshipHouseMedia.com and OnePlace.com. Considered by many to be a consolidation of the conservative news and opinion sector's most influential brands, Salem's conservative sites include RedState.com, Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, BearingArms.com and HumanEvents.com.
Salem's Regnery Publishing unit, with a 65-year history, remains the nation's leading publisher of conservative books. Having published many of the seminal works of the early conservative movement, Regnery today continues as the dominant publisher in the conservative space, with leading authors including: Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Ed Klein and Mark Steyn. Salem's book publishing business also includes Xulon Press™, a leading provider of self-publishing services for Christian and conservative authors.
Salem Publishing™ publishes Christian and conservative magazines including Homecoming®, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, and Preaching.
Salem's Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace, Doug Fabian and Bryan Perry, as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors (DividendInvestor.com). The business unit's other financial websites include EagleDailyInvestor.com and ETFU.com.
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