July 9, 2008
Tim Harper Appointed General Manager of Salem Media of Seattle
Salem Communications announced that Tim Harper has been appointed as General Manager of its five Seattle, Washington radio stations, KGNW (820AM), KKOL (1300AM), KKMO (1360AM), KLFE (1590AM) and KNTS (1680AM).
Prior to joining Salem Communications, Harper served as General Manager for the Campesina Network in Bakersfield, CA. Prior to Campesina, he spent the last ten years in Spanish Language Media in Austin, Texas as General Manager of Azteca America TV, Vice-President and General Manager of Amigo Broadcasting, and General Sales Manager for Shamrock Communications. In his new assignment for Salem in Seattle, he will lead all areas of operations including sales, programming, engineering, and online.
Joe D. Davis, President of Salem's Radio Division, commented, "Tim brings a solid record of achievement in radio management and operations to our Seattle stations, plus experience in Spanish sales and advertising that will also serve him well in his new position. Tim has a reputation in the world of Spanish Language radio and television for building winning teams and achieving high goals. Our advertisers, programmers, listeners will be well served."
Added Harper, "I'm excited to be a part of one of America's leading broadcast groups and their five Seattle stations. The diverse formats offer new and exciting opportunities. I'm honored to be leading the team that will take these stations to the next level."
Harper now offices at Salem Communications in Seattle, WA and can be reached at 206-269-6215 or [email protected] Tim and his family have recently relocated to Seattle. Tim's wife Socorro, and sons TJ and Chris have recently joined him in their new home.
Salem Communications (Nasdaq:SALM) is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives(TM), a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network(TM), an Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing(TM), a publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 97 radio stations, including 58 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.