Salem Media Group Announces Management Changes in Washington, D.C.

Media Group
(NASDAQ:SALM) announced that Washington, DC VP/GM David
Ruleman plans to retire at the end of June 2017. In addition to his
Washington leadership role, Ruleman has served for many years as a
Regional Vice President of Operations with current oversight of
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, and DC.

Ruleman began his career in 1968 as a broadcast journalist, news anchor
and news director. Between 1973 and 1986, he was Vice President of
Palomar Broadcasters and President of Radio Del Rey. Ruleman joined
Salem putting KPRZ-AM on the air in San Diego in 1986 and remained
General Manager until 1992. Salem purchased WAVA-FM in 1992 and Ruleman
has served as Vice President and General Manager of the growing cluster
for the past 25 years. In 2001 he provided leadership as Salem added
three channels on XM Satellite Radio. Sirius XM Satellite Radio
continues to carry Sirius XM 131, Family Talk, Salem’s exclusive
Christian Teaching and Talk channel. During the past 31 years since
joining Salem Ruleman has provided operational oversight during the
acquisition more than of 20 stations in nine markets including those in
the Washington DC cluster. “It has been a privilege to serve with
outstanding professionals at every level. They are the best of the best
in the communications industry. It has been an honor to serve
ministries, churches and clients and I am grateful to have been able to
play a small part in the development and growth of this life changing
organization known as Salem Media Group.”

Edward G. Atsinger III, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “David
Ruleman is in many respects one of the ‘founding fathers’ of Salem
Media. His passion and impact for Salem in San Diego led to our decision
to put him in Washington DC when we acquired WAVA, our most expensive
acquisition at the time. He has been there ever since and has done a
tremendous job in one of the most influential cities in the world, our
nation’s capital. Dave’s daily presence will be missed, but the legacy
of his leadership will last into future generations of leaders for

In light of his retirement, Ruleman announced the promotion of WAVA
Station Manager Tom Moyer to General Manager of the Washington DC
cluster including WAVA-FM and AM, Sirius XM 131, AM 1260 The Answer and
AM 1250, WWRC effective April 1.

Ruleman commented, “Tom Moyer has been a part of the growth of our
operations in DC from the beginning and has earned the respect of
national and local leaders. There is no better or more qualified person
to lead the Salem Media DC team into the future than Tom.” Moyer was
with Mutual Broadcasting and then WABS before joining WAVA as an Account
Executive shortly after the station was acquired in 1992. He was
promoted to Sales Manager within the first year, and became Station
Manager of WAVA-FM and AM in 2006, gradually assuming more
responsibility for the other stations including Sirius XM 131, Family

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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, magazine 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 media

The company, through its Salem Radio Group, 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 New 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 1948,
remains 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: Ann Coulter,
Dinesh D’Souza, Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Ed Klein and Mark Steyn.
Salem’s book publishing business also includes Xulon Press™, a leading
provider of self-publishing services for Christian and conservative
authors, and Hillcrest Media, a general market self-publisher.

Salem Publishing™ publishes Christian and conservative magazines
including Homecoming®, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, and

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

Eagle Wellness, through its website, provides
insightful health advice and is a trusted source of high quality
nutritional supplements from leading health expert, Leigh Erin Connealy
MD. Dr. Connealy is the medical director of one of the largest medical
practices in the country where she practices integrative medicine.


Salem Media Group
Evan D. Masyr
Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 384-4512