August 11, 2008

Hastings Entertainment to Announce Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2008 on August 18, 2008

AMARILLO, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. , a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, will announce financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 via a press release issued before the market opens on Monday, August 18, 2008.

About Hastings

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used CDs, books, videos and video games, as well as trends merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 152 superstores, averaging approximately 20,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.

We also operate, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

CONTACT: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ofHastings Entertainment, Inc., +1-806-677-1422

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