Salem Hosts Set For Obama Tour
February 19, 2009 at 3:16 PM (PT)
SALEM RADIO NETWORK is sending four of its hosts on a nationwide, multi-city tour coinciding with the first 100 days of President BARACK OBAMA's administration.
The OBAMA'S FIRST 100 DAYS TOUR will feature BILL BENNETT, MIKE GALLAGHER, DENNIS PRAGER, and HUGH HEWITT broadcasting from LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, HOUSTON, ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, DENVER, SAN ANTONIO, SACRAMENTO, DENVER and MINNEAPOLIS discussing issues like the stimulus bill and the 'Fairness Doctrine.' Each stop on the tour will feature three SRN hosts plus "special guests" who will vary in each market; listeners will have an opportunity to meet, talk with and secure autographs from the SRN air personalities.
"The OBAMA tour was the brainchild of WIND/CHICAGO VP/GM DAVE SANTRELLA," said VP/News & Talk Programming TOM TRADUP. "But it quickly spread to many other major markets where SALEM has O&O News/Talk stations." He said the hosts "enough combined brainpower to illuminate most American cities, and we are all working overtime to finalize the details for their appearances which begin APRIL 27th in DALLAS."
SANTRELLA calls the tour "great marketplace exposure and branding for talk stations at a time when breakthrough marketing is hard to come by... (it) is a loyalty builder for station audiences and clients, as well."