Salem Media Ventures into Television with Trinity Broadcasting Network Deal
CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Salem
Media Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: SALM) today announced it is expanding to
include the world of TV with a deal to air Salem Radio Network’s
nationally-syndicated radio program The Eric Metaxas Radio
Show as a program adapted for television on the Trinity
Broadcasting Network. The television show will be a half-hour best-of
program that will air Fridays at 6:00 p.m. ET beginning May 17 and will
be repeated every Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The deal is unprecedented for both TBN and Salem.
“TBN has proven to be a great partner in this unique venture,” said
Salem Broadcast President Dave Santrella. “We are delighted to see this
show develop into a regular weekend program seen all across the country
on the TBN cable platform.”
TBN President Matt Crouch said the addition of Metaxas brings a unique
depth and flair to TBN’s programming lineup. “Eric’s longstanding
reputation as a man of both faith and intellect is a perfect fit for
TBN’s growing broadcast team of thought and faith leaders,” he said.
“We’re excited to introduce The Eric Metaxas Radio Show to
our weekend viewers.”
“Eric is truly a gifted interviewer, with a unique knack for getting
people to say things they might not say to anybody else,” said SRN
Senior Vice President Phil Boyce. “We are delighted to see some of those
interviews reach an even bigger audience through TBN’s incredible
platform where more people will get a chance to enjoy Eric’s wit,
wisdom, and unique personality.”
Metaxas has been hosting his radio show for SRN since 2015, and in
November of 2018 moved the radio show to TBN’s Manhattan studios.
Metaxas will continue to do his daily radio program on over 300 SRN
affiliates. Metaxas is also an international bestselling author—with his
book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy selling over 1.3
million copies—along with other books like Miracles: What They Are,
Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life; Martin
Luther: The Man who Rediscovered God and Changed the World, and Donald
Drains the Swamp, from Salem’s sister company, Regnery Publishing.
A trailer for TBN’s The Eric Metaxas Radio Show
can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/fpiDPT7Na0Y.
Watch The Eric Metaxas Radio Show using the TBN channel
finder or download TBN’s all-new app to watch on Apple, Android,
Roku and Amazon Fire devices.
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ABOUT SALEM MEDIA GROUP:
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. Learn more about Salem Media Group, Inc.,
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Evan D. Masyr
Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer