Edward Atsinger III
Mr. Atsinger has been Chief Executive Officer, a director of the Company and a director of each of the Company’s subsidiaries since their inception. He was President of Salem from its inception through June 2007. He has been engaged in the ownership and operation of radio stations since 1969. Mr. Atsinger has been a member of the board of directors of the National Religious Broadcasters for a number of years and was re-elected to a three (3) year term on that board in February 2013. He has also been a member of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio board since 2008. Mr. Atsinger has been a member of the board of directors of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California since 1999. Mr. Atsinger is the brother-in-law of Mr. Epperson.
As co-founder of the Company, Mr. Atsinger provides the board with extensive and valuable radio and senior executive leadership experience, business development experience and insight into the background and vision of the Company. His longstanding association with and service on many broadcasting-related boards of directors over the years also provides valuable radio and new media experience as well as an understanding of the broader needs and challenges facing our industry.