Nov. 23, 2005
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation and local radio station KNTS-AM (1220), a Salem Communications (Nasdaq: SALM) station, have agreed to extend its two-year broadcast relationship that will provide Bronco athletics fans radio coverage of its basketball programs.
Every Santa Clara men's basketball game during the 2005-06 season will be broadcast live on KNTS-AM or on the Internet through the department's official athletic website at www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. Selected games could also be selected for broadcast by Sirius Satellite Radio through an agreement between SCU Athletics and the West Coast Conference.
Through its long-term agreement with the CSTV Online, for the fifth-straight season every game will be streamed live through the popular Broncos All Access. The broadcasts will be engineered and distributed by KNTS-AM, while popular play-by-play announcer Dave Lewis will return this season for his 11th season as the voice of the Broncos.
In addition to the live game broadcasts, KNTS-AM will provide a number of promotional elements for Bronco athletics throughout the season and will receive exposure and hospitality opportunities at Bronco basketball events.
"We are pleased to be able to ensure that all Bronco fans around the world are able to follow Bronco basketball," said Richard Kilwien, SCU associate athletic director. "Whether it is through the radio airwaves in the Bay Area, the Internet or satellite radio, our fans should be pleased with the great coverage partners like KNTS-AM, CSTV Online and Sirius Satellite Radio are able to help us provide."
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:SALM), headquartered in Camarillo, CA, is the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on Christian and family-themed programming. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 105 radio stations, including 66 stations in 24 of the top 25 markets. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which syndicates talk, news and music programming to more than 1,900 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives(TM), a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network(TM), a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing(TM), a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Information may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.