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Salem Names First VP for Contemporary Christian Programming

Salem Media Group in Camarillo has named Mike Blakemore to the new position of vice president of programming for its contemporary Christian music stations. Blakemore assumes the role from his current post at Salem’s 104.7 “The Fish” in Atlanta (WFSH-FM), where he has served as program director since 2008. He began his radio career in high school as an on-air host, and has overseen the programming efforts for a number of stations in the Southeast U.S., according to his LinkedIn profile. Salem has made several station- and corporate-level management changes since the start of the year. The multimedia broadcasting firm, which specializes in producing Christian and politically conservative content, announced in early January two general manager appointments for its Nashville and Philadelphia stations in addition to naming former USA Today digital ad salesman Jamie Cohen as vice president of local digital. Salem (SALM) shares fell 5 cents, or 1.2 percent, on Thursday to close at $4.25 on the Nasdaq.

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