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Christian Ministries Developing through Web-based Technology

( [email protected] ) Feb 19, 2004 02:37 AM EST

SAN DIEGO -- Christian radio broadcaster is partnering with Kintera(R) Inc. to offer web-based technology to help Christian ministries generate awareness and funds, Business Wire reported.

Salem Web Network is a division of Salem Communications Corporation, which is one of the largest broadcasters of Christian radio programming. Kintera is a provider of software as a service to nonprofit organizations.

The online streaming services that are under Salem Web Network include www.oneplace.com , www.crosswalk.com, and various other websites that provide biblically –based sources and radio station websites.

"Our new relationship with Kintera will expand the Salem Web Network capabilities to offer our clients in the faith-based community a more functional suite of web-based products," said Rick Killingsworth, vice president/general manager of the Salem Web Network. "The Kintera software platform provides an easy and affordable way to increase outreach efforts online, including secure fundraising and more effective communication with members, to enhance the mission of Christian ministries."

Founder of Kintera explains the role of its corporation as the element to enhance communication within Christian ministries.

"The Christian sector is an important market segment for Kintera," said Harry Gruber, M.D., CEO and founder of Kintera. "We're looking forward to the Salem Web Network offering our products and services to Christian ministries. By leveraging the Internet, these faith-based organizations will be able to more effectively communicate with members, collect pledges and gifts online, and share web-based information to build their church community."

Kintera's software will offer Christian ministries one direct system for fundraising and special events; membership and e-commerce; content managed websites; email and eNewletters; advocacy; database management; and payment processing.

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About Salem Communications Corporation

Salem Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SALM), headquartered in Camarillo, California, is the leading U.S. radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming. The company owns and operates 92 radio stations, which are mainly comprised of three primary formats, including Christian Teaching and Talk, Conservative News/Talk, and Contemporary Christian Music. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns the Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to over 1,600 affiliated radio stations; Salem Radio Representatives, a national sales organization; Salem Web Network, the leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a Christian magazine publisher. For more information, visit Salem Communications' website at www.Salem.cc.

About Kintera Inc.

Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA) is an innovative provider of software as a service that helps nonprofit organizations foster a powerful sense of community to achieve their mission. Kintera's Knowledge Interaction technology strengthens an organization's community by providing volunteers, members, donors and staff web-based tools to efficiently fulfill their tasks and share real-time data and information. The company's Internet innovations include its Friends Asking Friends(R) solicitation program and Kintera Sphere(TM), an enterprise-grade software system that provides content management, contact management, communication tools, commerce applications, community-building features and reporting functions. Kintera's technology is built on a unified database and payment processing engine. A web browser is all that is needed to use Kintera Sphere to help increase donations, reduce fundraising costs and build awareness and affinity for a cause. For more information and an online demo, visit Kintera at www.kintera.com.