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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...

"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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