Contact: Chad Nykamp, Director of Marketing, Salem Web Network, 804-205-9700 x125, email@example.com; Dana Tibbitts, 805-987-0400 x1092
CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- OnePlace.com, the largest provider of Christian audio content on the Internet and part of the Salem Web Network, has earned top honors from the National Religious Broadcasters Association. The 2007 NRB Media Award for Internet – Best Broadcast Website will be presented to OnePlace.com at an awards ceremony on February 17 during the association’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida. The prestigious award recognizes excellence in design and content, creativity in presentation, and effectiveness in fulfilling its mission.
“For nearly a decade, OnePlace.com has been providing a first-class experience for listeners all over the world to hear the best Bible teaching available online when and where they want it,” said Rick Killingsworth, vice president of the Salem Web Network. ”OnePlace.com represents the best of what can happen when today’s technology and the timeless good news of the Gospel are effectively combined.”
OnePlace offers access to the ministry and teaching of more than 200 premium speakers, pastors and Bible experts in the nation, including Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah, Kay Arthur, Hank Hanegraaff and Greg Laurie. The site aims to equip Christians with effective tools for life and relationships grounded in faith principles through audio programming and podcasting, Bible study tools, and one of the largest collections of daily devotionals online. Launched in 1998, it is one of the most trafficked Christian destinations on the Web, with 13 million page views and 1.3 million unique users per month.
“This NRB award is a first for OnePlace.com and we are deeply grateful for the recognition,” said Tom Perrault, executive director of operations for the Salem Web Network, who also credited the web network’s parent company. “Salem Communications’ 30-year commitment to disseminating the Gospel via quality media outlets is a big reason for our success.”
The NRB is an association of Christian communicators that fosters electronic media access for the Gospel; promotes standards of excellence, integrity and accountability; and provides networking and fellowship opportunities for its members.
Salem Web Network is a subsidiary of Salem Communications (Nasdaq: SALM) a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives(TM), a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network(TM), a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing(TM), a leading publisher of Christian-themed magazines. Upon the close of all announced transactions, the company will own 98 radio stations, including 61 stations in 23 of the top 25 markets. Additional information about Salem may be accessed at the company's website, www.salem.cc.