Salem Buys TownHall.com
April 10, 2006 at 11:03 AM (PT)
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS has purchased conservative commentary website TOWNHALL.COM for an undisclosed price. The site claims 1.2 million unique visitors each month, according to NIELSEN NETRATINGS.
SALEM Pres. of Non-Broadcast Media JIM CUMBEE said in a press release that "given SALEM's strong presence in conservative news talk radio, we have been evaluating how best to expand the reach of this platform into the Internet space. Under the leadership of SALEM's Director of Online Strategy, CHUCK DEFEO, we had developed a comprehensive News Talk web site that we were about to launch when we learned about the TOWNHALL.COM opportunity. Under CHUCK's continued leadership, we will integrate the content and functions we had planned for our own web site with the comprehensive content and rich heritage of TOWNHALL.COM."