Salem Media Group announced Wednesday that its newest talk show host will be noted author, columnist, speaker, and TV personality Eric Metaxas. Eric will be joining Salem Radio Network on Monday, April 20, with a new afternoon talk show. The two-hour program will air live weekday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
“We are extremely enthusiastic to have Eric join the Salem platform,” said Phil Boyce, senior vice president of Salem Radio Network. “I have tried to get Eric to join us for two years, and this opportunity seemed to be a perfect match. He’ll do a great show every day that will inspire listeners and help stations grow their audience.”
Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author known for mobilizing people to ask bigger questions and live more meaningful lives. His smash best-seller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is ranked #21 by Amazon in “most highlighted books of all time,” and his books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Eric created a national stir in 2012 when his keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast raised a tidal wave of support and his recent Wall Street Journal article “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God” is the most popular article ever published at the WSJ online. Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife and family and will broadcast the daily program from Salem Radio Network studios in the Empire State Building.
“I’ve waited for the right opportunity, and this is it,” said Eric. “Stu Epperson, Ed Atsinger, Dave Santrella, Phil Boyce, Hugh Hewitt, and Dennis Prager, and all the rest are names I’ve revered for years. To be a part of what they are doing is an honor and a privilege. What’s more, it will be fun and I’m champing at the bit to get started.”
“In our continuing efforts to add value to all of our platforms, we are delighted to have Eric Metaxas join us to create a new and exciting daily radio program that will be entertaining, enlightening, and will truly make a difference,” said Salem Media Group CEO Ed Atsinger.
“Our goal is to create a great talk program that Christian stations will feel proud to carry, but could also be a true cross-over to the News Talk arena,” said Dave Santrella, Salem president of broadcast media.