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Singing News Radio Network Gets New Host


Media Group
(NASDAQ:SALM), announced today that well-known Southern
Gospel on-air personality Rodney Baucom is taking over as the new host
as the Singing News Radio Network expands its weekly Top 10 Countdown
Show to a Top 20 Countdown. Baucom replaces Jeff Steele, the three-year
host of the current program. Steele, of the much-celebrated Southern
Gospel group, The Steeles, has seen tremendous growth in his touring
schedule which prevents him from continuing with the countdown. Steele
says, "It has been my honor to be a part of the Singing News Top 10
Weekly Countdown. I leave the show with thanksgiving and with a full
plate." Singing News Radio Program Director Greg Goodman stated, "We
have been grateful to have Jeff Steele as a partner in our Singing News
Top Ten Weekly Countdown. We simply wouldn't be where we are today
without him." Goodman added, "Rodney Baucom is one of the most respected
radio personalities in Southern Gospel. We are excited to have him as
the host." Kevin Anderson, General Manager of Salem Nashville which
includes the Singing News Magazine and Radio Network, stated, "Jeff
Steele is a friend of the network and we look forward to watching the
growth of his ministry. We are confident that Rodney Baucom is the right
guy to help us build on current successes.

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Rodney Baucom (Photo: Business Wire)

Rodney Baucom (Photo: Business Wire)

Baucom is a 30 year radio veteran and currently serves as Network
Director for The Life FM Radio Network. Baucom said, "When I first
started in radio over 30 years ago, I was a teenager hosting a Top 20
countdown program on our local AM station on the weekend. I'm so honored
to be a part of the new Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown. I'm
looking forward to a fun and informative national program highlighting
the top songs in Southern Gospel Music."

The new two hour Top 20 Weekly Countdown with Rodney Baucom will debut
on Singing News Radio Saturday, August 4th. One of the unique
aspects of the new show is that while the Top 10 Weekly Chart is
available to Singing News Magazine subscribers online, eleven through
twenty of this radio countdown will not be published anywhere. It will
only be available on the radio show.

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Salem Media Group is America's leading multimedia company specializing
in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising
radio, digital media and book 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 Christian and
conservative media landscape.

The company is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company
providing Christian and conservative programming. Salem owns and/or
operates 118 radio stations, with 73 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: Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher,
Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Larry Elder, Joe Walsh and Eric Metaxas.

Salem's digital media is a leading source of Christian and conservative
themed news, analysis, and commentary. Salem's Christian sites include:,,,,,™,™,, and Salem's conservative sites include®,,, and

Salem's Regnery Publishing unit, with a history dating back to 1947, is
the nation's leading independent publisher of conservative books. Having
published many of the seminal works of the early conservative movement,
Regnery today continues as a major publisher in the conservative space,
with leading authors including: David Limbaugh, Sebastian Gorka, Dennis
Prager, Ed Klein, Mark Steyn and Second Lady Karen Pence. Salem's book
publishing business also includes Salem Author Services, a
self-publishing service for authors through Xulon Press™, Mill City
Press and

Salem's Eagle Financial Publications provides general market analysis
and non-individualized investment strategies from financial commentators
Mark Skousen, Bob Carlson, Jim Woods, Mike Turner and Bryan Perry, as
well as a stock screening website for dividend investors
( The business unit's other investing websites
include and

Eagle Wellness, through its website, provides
insightful health advice and is a trusted source of high quality
nutritional supplements.

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