SOURCE: Salem Communications
February 21, 2011 07:30 ET
Salem Web Network and OnePlace.com Welcome Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey
Award Winning Family Radio Programs Now Streaming Online
RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - Salem Web Network (NASDAQ: SALM), the online division of Salem Communications, is pleased to announce that Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey have joined the ministry program line up offered on OnePlace.com. Salem Communications is the nation's leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian family-themed content.
Hosted by Jim Daly, Dr. Juli Slattery and John Fuller, Focus on the Family is one of the nation's most recognized Christian radio programs offering real-life, Bible-based insights for everyday families. Adventures in Odyssey is a highly popular and trusted children's radio drama that combines entertaining stories with Biblical and moral insights. Visitors to OnePlace.com are now able to listen to today's broadcast, access broadcast archives, download MP3s, subscribe to podcasts, and stream the daily broadcast over iPhone using the OnePlace.com app.
"We are thrilled to partner with Focus on the Family and offer their outstanding programming on OnePlace.com," said Tom Perrault, Senior Vice President of Salem Web Network. "We are looking forward to leveraging the largest Christian platform on the Web to help expand the reach of what is perhaps the most influential Christian radio program in history."
Focus on the Family joins more than 300 ministries broadcasting on OnePlace.com including Turning Point with David Jeremiah, Grace to You with John MacArthur, Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll, Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, A New Beginning with Greg Laurie, and many others.
"Focus on the Family's programs address issues that every generation of parents and spouses face, but with new challenges and difficulties as culture continues to diminish the value of family," added Travis Messer, Salem Web Network's Director of Ministry Media. "With the addition of these invaluable ministry broadcasts, OnePlace.com continues to be the online destination for spiritual growth and daily discipleship for listeners worldwide."
About Salem Communications and Salem Web Network:
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. Upon completion of all announced transactions, the company will own a national portfolio of 95 radio stations in 37 markets, including 59 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets.
Salem owns Salem Radio Network, a national radio network that syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliated radio stations and Salem Media Representatives, a national media advertising sales firm with offices across the country.
In addition to its radio broadcast business, Salem owns a non-broadcast media division. Salem Web Network is a provider of online Christian and conservative-themed content and streaming and includes websites such as Christian faith focused Christianity.com, Questions and Answers about Jesus Christ at Jesus.org, Christian living focused Crosswalk.com®, online Bible at BibleStudyTools.com, and Christian radio ministries online at OnePlace.com. Additionally Salem owns conservative news leader Townhall.com® and conservative political blog, HotAir.com providing conservative commentary, news and blogging. Salem Publishing™ circulates Christian and conservative magazines such as Homecoming® The Magazine, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, FaithTalk Magazine, Preaching and Townhall Magazine™. Xulon Press™ is a provider of self publishing services targeting the Christian audience.