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The Essentials

Company Name: Emmis Communications Corporation
Address: 40 Monument Circle, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3017
Address: 3500 West Olive Avenue, Suite 300, Burbank, CA 91505-4647
Phone: 317.266.0100
Web Presence: http://www.emmis.com

Corporate Personnel

Chairman/President: Jeffrey H. Smulyan
Executive VP, CFO and COO: Patrick Walsh
President of Radio Programming: Rick Cummings
EVP, General Counsel: Scott Enright
Chief Strategy Officer: Greg Loewen
SVP/Chief Technology Officer: Paul Brenner
SVP/Finance and Treasurer: Ryan A. Hornaday
Director of (Indianapolis) New Account Development: John Kesler (June 2001 - Current)

Stations Owned

WFNB-FM (nee WSDM-FM)
WFNF(AM) (nee WSDX(AM))
(The former WSDX(AM) and WSDM-FM both purchased in 2012 for $335,000 from Crossroads Communications, Inc.)
WFNI(AM) (nee WIBC(AM))
WIBC-FM (nee WNAP, WNOU and WEXM)
(Then-WIBC(AM) and Then-WKLR-FM both purchased in 1994 for $26 million from Sconnix Broadcasting Co.)
WLHK-FM (nee WENS)
(Purchased in 1979 for $1.2 million from Shelby County Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
WTHI(AM)
WTHI-FM
(WTHI(AM) and WTHI-FM both purchased from Wabash Valley Broadcasting in November 1998, for $90 million. The price included WWVR-FM, and WTHI-TV.)
(In October 2016, WTHI-FM and WWVR-FM both sold to Midwest Communications, Inc. for $4 million.)
WTLC(AM)
(Purchased in November 1997 from Panache Broadcasting L.P.)
(Sold in January 2001 to Radio One, Inc..)
WWVR-FM
(In October 2016, WTHI-FM and WWVR-FM both sold to Midwest Communications, Inc. for $4 million.)
WYXB-FM (nee WTLC-FM)
(Purchased in November 1997 from Panache Broadcasting L.P.)

Translators Owned

W228CX (nee W231CB and W285DQ)
(Purchased in July 2015 for $512,000 from Kaspar Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
W258BA
(Purchased in November 2012 for $36,000 from First Ventures Capital Partners, Inc.)
W298BB
(Purchased in November 2012 for $375,000 from Kaspar Broadcasting Co., Inc.)

Company History

On December 18, 1999, Emmis unveiled their new world headquarters on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

For Further Reading...

"For the Record." Broadcasting 97, no. 5 (1979): 74.
"Station Trading." Broadcasting & Cable 125, no. 9 (1995): 44.
"Emmis Buys Radio Stations." Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition). 24 June 1997. Page A13.
Farber, Erica. "Publisher's Profile: Jeffrey Smulyan." Radio & Records. October 2, 1998. Page 116.
Rathbun, Elizabeth A. "Turned off by Emmis TV." Broadcasting & Cable. 130, no. 21 (2000): 38.
Weaver, Gregory. "Softer ad spending hurts Emmis earnings." Indianapolis Star. 27 February 2001. Page C1.
Penticuff, David. "Media Mogul has nice-guy image." Indianapolis Star. 15 September 2003.


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