Contact: Chad Nykamp, 804-768-9404, email@example.com; Denise Davis, 805-987-0400 ext. 1081, Denised@salem.cc
CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Salem Web Network (SWN), a Salem Communications (NASDAQ:SALM) company, today announced its latest online initiative – Lightsource.com. The interactive website features on-demand video from leading national and international ministries, building upon SWN’s previous success with audio portal OnePlace.com, and Crosswalk.com – the world’s largest Christian website.
“With the success of YouTube and increased broadband penetration, 2006 has been the year of video online,” said Rick Killingsworth, Salem Web Network’s vice president of new media. “Once again, Salem is leading the way into the next generation of ministry broadcasting by offering this exciting new video platform to connect ministries with Christians online. “
More than 25 ministries currently are featured on www.Lightsource.com, with more being added daily. Current partners include:
• Kay Arthur
• Greg Laurie
• Ed Young Jr.
• Jack Graham
• David Jeremiah
• Michael Youssef
“Response from ministries and users has been fantastic,” reports Tom Perrault, executive director of operations. “We have landed partnerships with many of the most influential ministries, and traffic to the site is growing exponentially. “
“Not only are we building off the largest online audience of Christians in the world, we are leveraging the whole of our radio and print assets to ensure success,” added Killingsworth. “This is a significant opportunity for ministries and undoubtedly will impact the faith of millions of Christians around the world.”
In addition to on-demand video, Lightsource.com provides users many of the same features users have come to expect on SWN websites including Bible study tools, devotionals and free newsletters.
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem Communications owns Salem Radio Network®, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives™, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network™, an Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing™, a publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 98 radio stations, including 61 stations in 23 of the top 25 markets. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.