SOURCE: Salem Web Network
RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - GodTube.com, the world's leading video sharing Christian website owned by Salem Web Network (NASDAQ: SALM), is on a mission to find the cutest kids for a world premiere Christmas music video event. To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, GodTube is inviting its users to participate and help spread the joy in a fun and collective way -- with an online kids choir!
From December 2nd to December 16th, GodTube.com will be collecting homemade videos of kids of all ages performing their version of "Away In a Manger." Each video will be considered to appear in the GodTube "Away In a Manger" Christmas Video, which will consist of a compilation of the top selected cutest performances. The final video will premiere the week of December 19, 2011. Full details are available at www.godtube.com/kidschoir.
"Millions of people visit GodTube every month and one thing missing from this great site is the face of the community -- we want to give more exposure to the people that comprise GodTube," says Lindsey Neidenfeuhr, Brand Manager for GodTube.com. "This cute video campaign will bring the Christmas joy into the heart of this community and remind our users of the true reason for Christmas. Our prayer at GodTube.com is to be an every day resource for Christians to grow in their walk with God and find fellowship with others, especially helping Christians focus on the birth of Christ this holiday season."
GodTube.com currently receives an average of 2.5 million unique visitors and 7 million page views per month. There are also over 1,500 new video uploads every week, an average of 215 per day. Under Salem Communications Corporation, in 2011 to date, GodTube.com has seen over 24 million visits and more than 73 million pageviews. GodTube.com exploded in Spring 2007 and was quickly named the fastest growing website by ComScore by August. The site garnered tremendous attention, showcasing the need for family-friendly online video. In June 2010, Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster, internet content provider, and publisher targeting audiences in Christian family-themed content, purchased GodTube.com. With Salem's knowledge, experience and proven track record of building the largest Christian websites, Godtube.com was given an extensive redesign and facelift in October 2010 and continues to make monthly improvements and enhancements to the established brand.
GodTube.com features a wide variety of content from the industry's leading personalities such as comedians Tim Hawkins, Anita Renfroe, Bob Smiley, Michael Jr., John Branyan, The Skit Guys; EMICMG artists such as Chris Tomlin, tobyMac, Amy Grant; Stephen Curtis Chapman, Matthew West; Provident Label Group artists such as Casting Crowns, Leeland, Red, Brandon Heath, Third Day; Curb Records artists such as Natalie Grant, Selah, MIKESCHAIR, Plumb; Word Records such as Needtobreathe, Francesca Battistelli, Chris August, BarlowGirl; Fair Trade Services artists such as MercyMe, Phil Wickham, Sara Groves, Shane & Shane, The Afters.
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 and/or operate a national portfolio of 96 radio stations in 37 markets, including 60 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Salem also programs the Family Talk™ Christian-themed talk format on SiriusXM Radio, channel 131.
Salem also 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 an Internet and a publishing 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, Christian videos at GodTube.com, a leading website providing church media at WorshipHouseMedia.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.