Salem Media Group is ringing in the New Year with an embrace of one of the fastest-growing parts of the audio market – podcasting. The company says it has formed Salem Podcast Network, a new entity that looks to capitalize on the content its team of conservative talk hosts creates.
“This is a natural extension of the Salem brand, which is already considered one of the strongest in conservative media,” said Phil Boyce, Salem’s Senior VP of Spoken Word. “The future for podcasting is unlimited, and our efforts will tightly focus on hosts who will contribute to our brand and to the message,” he said.
Salem’s first podcast partner in this new venture is Dinesh D’Souza, a nationally known political commentator, author, and provocateur. His new podcast “Pardon Me!” will debut Jan. 11.
“I’m excited about my new podcast,” said D’Souza in the announcement. “We’ll focus on politics but also feature themes from history, philosophy, literature and religion. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Salem to get this podcast out to the widest possible audience.” Pardon Me! will be distributed across all podcast platforms, as well as SalemNow.com, YouTube, and Rumble.
Salem is the broadcast radio syndicator of conservative talk with hosts like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Charlie Kirk, Sebastian Gorka, Larry Elder, Eric Metaxas, and Dan Proft part of the Salem Radio Network. That will give the company a deep bench of potential podcast hosts.
“Salem will be producing more content with meaningful names on the conservative side, so look for more big announcements soon,” said Boyce. For now, the company says it will have more announcements in coming weeks about others joining this new platform.
Salem’s Broadcast Division President Dave Santrella said what they produce for podcast listeners will reflect what they put on-air and on the web, such as its flagship site Townhall.com. “Salem’s brand of podcasting will remain consistent with what Salem is best known for — content that approaches the issues through a biblical world view and a politically conservative lens,” said Santrella.