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Salem Building Network of Business Talkers

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Update 12/31: Add another market. Salem has announced it will begin a Time Brokerage Agreement with an option to buy 1160 KVCE Dallas and flip that station to Business Talk.

Update 12/30: The expansion of Salem’s Business Talkers adds its first new outlet on January 1 as 105.5 KSAC Sacramento, CA becomes “Money 105.5“. The station had been Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” until today.

Salem has also added another potential market for Business Talk with the domain registration of KGUMoneyRadio.com. Salem flipped “99.5 The Jewel” KHUI Honolulu to a simulcast of Christian Preaching 760 KGU earlier this week, freeing the AM frequency for Business.

Update 10/17: Salem has added a number of city specific domains which help pinpoint what stations will be part of this network. We’ve added them below.

Original Report 10/14: Salem Communications appears to be preparing to rebrand and expand its group of business talkers as the company has anonymously registered a number of MoneyRadio based domains that happen to perfectly line-up with stations it already owns. This will give the company a 5th brand joining their Christian preaching, “The Fish” Contemporary Christian, “Radio Luz” Spanish Christian, and Conservative News/Talkers.

The first group of domains look to be for their existing business stations:

MoneyRadio880.com & MoneyRadioMiami.com – “880 The Biz” WZAB Miami
MoneyRadio1110.com & MoneyRadioHouston.com – “Business 1110” KTEK Houston
MoneyRadio1300.com & MoneyRadioSeattle.com – “Business Radio 1300” KKOL Seattle
MoneyRadio1520.com & MoneyRadioOrlando.com – “1520 The Biz” WBZW Orlando
MoneyRadio1570.com & MoneyRadioTwinCities.com – “Business 1570” WYCR Minneapolis
MoneyRadioSanFrancisco.com – “Business Radio 1220” KDOW San Francisco

The new domains which appear to be for pending format changes are:

MoneyRadio780.com, MoneyRadio1260.com, and MoneyRadioDC.com – Potentially for Conservative Talk 1260 WWRC or Christian Preaching WAVA Washington, DC. WAVA airs the same programming as sister 105.1 WAVA-FM at different time.

MoneyRadio1190.com and MoneyRadioAtlanta.com – Potentially for “Radio Luz 1190” WAFS Atlanta

MoneyRadio910.com – Potentially for 910 WTWD Tampa, FL. WTWD currently simulcasts “Bay Word” 570 WTBN.

MoneyRadio950.com – Potentially for 950 WROL Boston. Crosstown 1060 WBIX recently dropped Business programming.

MoneyRadio990.com – Potenially for 990 KRKS Denver, which currently simulcasts 94.7 KRKS-FM. Salem also owns Conservative Talk 990 WNTP Philadelphia

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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