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NRB 2024 Underway in Nashville

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Pictured above is Salem Radio Network vice president, news & talk programming Tom Tradup (right) with New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg (left) at the 80th National Religious Broadcasters association conference in Nashville. Rosenberg – founder and editor-in-chief of All Israel News – hosts the weekly “Rosenberg Report” from Jerusalem on Trinity Broadcasting Network. NRB 2024 concludes tomorrow evening with an address by former President Donald Trump.

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Salem and Dennis Prager Agree to Contract Extension

Salem Media Group and Salem Radio Network nationally syndicated talk host Dennis Prager agree to terms on a contract extension. As part of the new deal, and at Prager’s request, the midday show – currently airing from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm ET – will air live from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, effective February 5. Salem says Prager requested the shortened show time “in order to complete hisim monumental five-volume Bible commentary, The Rational Bible, as well as three other books.” Salem adds that each hour of Prager’s show will contain six more minutes of talk than at present and that third-hour affiliates are being offered the opportunity to take an hour of the Charlie Kirk show, which airs at the same time as Prager’s program. Additionally, Prager will do a monthly virtual “hangout” with subscribers to his Pragertopia +. Salem SVP of spoken word Phil Boyce comments, “Dennis Prager is a true talk radio icon and has been for the last 42 years since he first began on the radio at KABC in Los Angeles hosting the original ‘Religion on the Line.’ Millions of listeners spend the day with Dennis, enjoying his wit, wisdom, and knowledge. He is one of the most viral talk hosts on the air today, and we wanted him to remain on the Salem Radio Network for years to come.”

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TALKERS News Notes

Salem Radio Network’s 24/7 SRN News service focuses on the T.D. JAKES FOUNDATION – created by Pastor T.D. Jakes to help lift children in underserved communities into what he hopes become life-changing experiences. SRN News is highlighting interviews with former Wells Fargo Bank executive Kelly Cornish, who serves as CEO, in special reports zeroing-in on private/public partnerships that are opening doors for black and brown children in Science, Technology, Math and the Arts.

Media Staffing Network’s new owner is Lisa Fields, who most recently served as SVP and general manager for Broadcast1Source. Fields’ decision to pursue ownership of Media Staffing Network is uniquely rooted in her deep and meaningful friendship with Laurie Kahn, the previous owner of the company, who sadly passed away last year.

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Mike Gallagher Contributor-at-Large Joey Hudson Reports from Iowa

Joey Hudson, election 2024 correspondent and contributor-at-large for “The Mike Gallagher Show” on the Salem Radio Network, is in Iowa today (1/15) for on-site coverage of the 2024 Iowa Caucuses.im Hudson hosted “The Morning Answer” on former Salem property WGTK, Greenville, South Carolina for close to a decade. In addition to providing live updates during “The Mike Gallagher Show,” Hudson will also report throughout the day on SRN News and TOWNHALL News. SRN VP of news & talk programming Tom Tradup says, “Joey Hudson’s unique background in Republican party politics as well as his impressive media credentials makes him the ideal person to provide eye-level coverage of today’s important caucuses.”

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SRN’s Mike Gallagher Raises Funds for Prison Fellowship

Salem Radio Network nationally syndicated talk radio host Mike Gallagher and his listeners have helped raise funds for the Prison Fellowship this holiday season. Gallagher tells TALKERS magazine, “Years ago, I came home from work one day very grumpy and my wife Denise said, ‘Why don’t you start doing good for people on your show? You could take the passion that your audience has all bottled upim and help people instead of just jawboning and complaining about everything.’ And she was right. So ‘Gallagher’s Heroes – The Fallen Officers Fund’ was created (which assists the families of law enforcement killed in the line of duty and publishes The First Responders Bible) as well as several other charities we help on an annual basis. Each holiday season we partner with Prison Fellowship and get Christmas presents, Bibles and a personalized message from an incarcerated parent delivered to thousands of children. So far this year, my audience has donated over $160,000 which will benefit 6,400 children of prisoners. Over the last few years, my listeners have contributed over $2.5 million to Prison Fellowship. I’m so humbled and blessed to have such a loving, generous audience. It makes it a joy to come to work. And I get to carry my late wife’s wish in my heart. I’m a lucky guy.” Gallagher is not the only SRN host helping the Prison Fellowship cause. Sebastian Gorka is also working hard to promote the organization’s efforts.

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SRN’s Eric Metaxas and Qanon Shaman “Spar” at AmericaFest

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Pictured above is Salem Radio Network personality Eric Metaxas (right) with Jacob Chansley, a.k.a., Qanon Shaman at last weekend’s 2023 AmericaFest in Phoenix. Chansley was convicted of trespassing in Congressional offices during the January 6 Capitol attacks and served 27 months of his 41-month sentence. SRN says during last weekend’s event Chansley “sat down at the conservative action conference to spar with Salem Radio Network host Eric Metaxas.” Chansley is now running for Congress in Arizona as a Libertarian.

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Salem Radio Network Presents GOP Debate Content

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Pictured above is Salem Radio Network talk radio host Mike Gallagher hosting his nationally syndicated show from the NBC News “Spin Room” in Miami as Salem, NBC News, the Republican Jewish Coalition, and Rumble are the media partners for the third GOP presidential debate this evening. Gallagher’s Salem colleague Hugh Hewitt is serving as one of the debate moderators. Gallagher will also anchor a two-hour network special broadcast following the debate, which will also be simulcast on Salem News Channel.

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Mike Gallagher Emcees JCN Gala

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Salem Radio Network nationally syndicated talk host Mike Gallagher (left) is pictured above with entertainer Lee Greenwood (right) at Saturday’s Job Creators Network black-tie gala in Palm Beach that honored JCN founder Bernie Marcus. Gallagher served as emcee for the event that was attended by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, actor Gary Sinese, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, publisher Steve Forbes and FOX News Channel personality Laura Ingraham. Greenwood performed his trademark song, “God Bless the USA.”

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Salem Media Group Partners for GOP Debate

The Republican National Committee selects NBC News, Salem Radio Network, the Republican Jewish Coalition, and Rumble as media partners for the third Republican presidential primary debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on November 8. Salemim Media Group CEO David Santrella says, “Salem Media Group and the Salem Radio Network are honored to be chosen by the Republican National Committee to be a part of this historic Republican presidential primary debate. Salem is an experienced partner of the RNC, having co-moderated four RNC debates in 2015-2016. We look forward to working closely with NBC News and other selected partners to deliver an event that will shine a light on the candidates and educate voters ahead of the primary.”

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Salem’s Tradup to Contribute to All Israel News

Salem Radio Network vice president of news & talk programming Tom Tradup is joining Near East Media’s All Israel News as a contributing editor. In this part-time role, Tradup will coach editors andim writers and will write weekly columns about Israel, the Arab/Muslim world, U.S. policy in the Middle East, as well as about the life of Christ followers in the region and the challenges facing the Church in the Middle East. He will continue his full-time position with Salem. Near East Media co-founder Joel C. Rosenberg says, “I could not be more thrilled that Tom Tradup has agreed to help All Israel News publish more great content and dramatically expand our traffic, reach, and influence.”

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Salem Talk Hosts Record PSAs to Support AM Radio Act

Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated talk hosts have voiced and are distributing to affiliates public service announcements designed to rally listeners to support the AM Radio For Every Vehicle Act. The PSAs encourage listeners to Public Service Announcements rallying listeners to reach out to their U.S. Senators andim Congressman to support the AM Radio For Every Vehicle Act, Senate Bill 1669…stopping automakers from removing the AM band from new models they are manufacturing. SRN hosts Mike Gallagher, Charlie Kirk, Sebastian Gorka, Hugh Hewitt, Brandon Tatum and Dennis Prager are featured in the PSAs. SRN VP/news & talk programming Tom Tradup comments, “This action is one way the 80-million people who depend on AM radio for news, critical weather updates and vigorous debate on issues can peacefully and patriotically approach their lawmakers directly to share their views.”

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SRN’s Dennis Prager Addresses Moms For Liberty

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Pictured above Salem Radio Network nationally syndicated talk host Dennis Prager addressing the annual summit of “Moms For Liberty,” a conservative group advocating parental rights, education reform, and other political/social issues. Also attending the event were 2024 presidential candidates former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Mike Gallagher to Broadcast from Miami Tomorrow

Salem Radio Network talk host Mike Gallagher is preparing to host his Tuesday program from the studios of Salem Media Group in Miami to coincide with former President Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance in Miami for an indictment hearing. Salem says, “The special broadcast will include reaction to the indictment from newsmakers, live interviews with Trump supportersim gathered outside the Federal courthouse and calls from Mike’s nationwide audience giving their perspective on this unprecedented moment in our nation’s history. In addition to broadcasting his nationally-syndicated talk show from Salem/Miami….Gallagher and “Mike Gallagher Show” staffer Tracee Stockwell will then head to the Federal Courthouse where political supporters of the 45th president are organizing what’s being billed as ‘a peaceful rally in support of President Trump.’” Video of the Gallagher special will also be cleared live on the Salem News Channel.

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Mike Gallagher Listener Event to Feature “Muzzled” Children’s Choir

When Salem Radio Network personality Mike Gallagher hosts his live, listener event tomorrow (6/9) in Greer, South Carolina, the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, South Carolina will perform. That choir was the one that was cut off from finishing its performance ofim “The Star Spangled Banner” in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol by Capitol Police. Gallagher says, “We had already scheduled an evening of lively discussion about politics and current social issues when a video of these wonderful kids being cut off went viral. When we meet at the historic Greer Depot on Friday night, I can assure you the Rushingbrook Children’s Choir will perform our National Anthem unencumbered and will only be interrupted by thunderous applause from our listeners.”

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Salem Front and Center at NRB Conference

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More than 4,000 Christian broadcasters are in Orlando this week attending the 79th annual National Religious Broadcasters conference. Among those in attendance are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, evangelist Franklin Graham, and authors like FOX News personality Raymond Arroyo (above, left) being interviewed by Salem Radio Network news correspondent Lori Tradup (right.)