Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM) is a U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher specializing in evangelical Christian and conservative political talk radio. It owns 99 commercial radio stations, 65 of which are in the top 25 markets. Salem is the fifth largest U.S. radio station owner after Clear Channel, Cumulus, Citadel, and Entercom. The company focuses on acquiring radio stations with powerful transmitters, unlike most Christian broadcasters who tend to purchase many low-power translators. Salem owns slightly more AM than FM stations, and covers one-third of the U.S population.
Campaign Finance$1,370,232 Given
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount Roy Blunt $2,000
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Lobbying on Behalf of Salem Communications
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Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.848 Performance Rights Act H.CON.RES.49 S.379 Performance Rights Act S.CON.RES.14 H.R.226 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 S.34 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 S.968 PIPA S.978 Commercial Felony Streaming Act H.R.2060 Internet Radio Equality Act H.R.2905 Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 9 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
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The tables show occurrences of "Salem Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 2 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and the Availability of the Framework Document for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts 2007
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (Cross Reference Res Furn and Res CAC, EERE-2008-BT-STD-0006 & EERE-2009-BT-STD-0022) 2011
- Toggle 1 CRB Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings 2007
- Toggle 1 HHS Rescission of the Regulation entitled "Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law"; Proposal 2009
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps 2010
- Toggle 1 CRB Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License 2006
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Program for Consumer Products:Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures 2009
- Toggle 1 FAA Lo-Yu Sun vs. Port of Seattle and Host International, Inc. 2008
- Toggle 1 FAA Lo-Yu Sun v. Port of Seattle and Host International, Inc. - Complaint 2007