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  • Amazon App Store Welcomes NextRadio® Offering Interactive FM Radio on Smartphones

    25 Million+ compatible smartphone customers can now download and enjoy NextRadio through the Amazon App Store

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Maura Kautsky, 317.684.8336, mkautsky@nextradioapp.com

    Indianapolis, IN. – June 29, 2015 – Amazon is making it even easier to find your favorite local FM radio stations with the NextRadio app. For the 25 million+ customers with compatible smartphones, NextRadio is now available for download on the Amazon App Store.

    NextRadio is a free smartphone app which utilizes the activated FM receivers in smartphones allowing you to see and hear radio. NextRadio is available on 40 smartphones and one tablet from Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. NextRadio is also available on HTC and Motorola’s Moto G and E phones with all major wireless carriers.

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  • Where Hip Hop Lives™: Hot 97 and Power 106 Launch Mobile App

    For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Contact: Trinity Brocato Director of Mobile Innovation Tbrocato@emmis.com New York/Los Angeles…The two most powerful brands in hip hop, Hot97 and Power 106, have joined forces to launch a new mobile app, Where Hip Hop Lives, a must-have for true Hip Hop fans. Where Hip Hop Lives aggregates music,…

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  • WideOrbit WO Automation for Radio Integrates with NextRadio® powered by TagStation®

    Provides simplified solutions for delivering enhancements and interactivity to the consumer radio experience

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Maura Kautsky, MKautsky@emmis.com

    Indianapolis, IN, June 2, 2015 – TagStation®, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation, announced today that its TagStation® service is fully integrated with the latest release of WideOrbit’s WO Automation for Radio solution. The integration withTagStation®, the back end of NextRadio, provides broadcasters running WO Automation for Radio with a seamless technical experience for enhancing advertising campaigns, offers interactive programming, and generates listener/market metrics and analytics. The simplified integration also eliminates the need to implement middleware that traditionally creates additional setup and management costs for broadcasters.

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  • Emmis Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Call

    On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Emmis Communications (Nasdaq: EMMS) will host a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year results. Emmis Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smulyan and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Patrick Walsh will host the call. After opening comments, Smulyan and Walsh will respond to questions submitted via email to ir@emmis.com. To access…

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  • EMMIS AND PREMIERE NETWORKS END PARTNERSHIP IN INDIANAPOLIS

    For Immediate Release: Monday, April 13, 2015 Contact: Kate Snedeker, Emmis, kate@emmis.com, 317.266.0100 Rachel Nelson, Premiere Networks, rnelson@premierenetworks.com, 818-461-8057 Indianapolis – Emmis Communications and Premiere Networks announced today a decision to end their partnership in Indianapolis. As a result, WIBC 93.1 FM, Indianapolis’ News/Talk station, will not renew its contract to air The Rush Limbaugh…

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  • NextRadio applauds resolution to activate FM radio in smartphones passed by Indiana Senate

    For Immediate Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 Contact: Maura Kautsky, mkautsky@emmis.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Senate yesterday adopted Senate Resolution 28 “urging wireless carriers to activate the FM radio receivers in smartphones”. The Senate Resolution focused on the need for Indiana residents to have direct access from their smartphones to the emergency information broadcasts of…

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  • NextRadio Industry-Wide Radio Spots Seeing Big Results in App Downloads

    For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Contact: Maura Kautsky, mkautsky@emmis.com Indianapolis… Daily downloads of the NextRadio® app have increased by more than 50% since the launch of the radio industry-wide advertising campaign to create consumer awareness around the NextRadio app and FreeRadioOnMyPhone.org. NextRadio is a free smartphone app that combines local FM radio broadcast…

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  • Industry-Wide Consumer Awareness Campaign Launches for NextRadio

    For Immediate Release:  Monday, February 23, 2015 Contact: Jane Madsen, jmadsen@emmis.com Indianapolis… NextRadio®, the free smartphone app that combines local FM radio broadcast with the internet to create a visually engaging, interactive artist and advertising experience, announced today that it has partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to urge the radio industry to…

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  • EMMIS RADIO FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST LONG-TIME MEDIA PERSONALITY “BIG BOY” FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

    Seeks Injunction to Protect Emmis’ Rights under Big Boy’s Employment Agreement For Immediate Release Contact:  Sara Jones, (323) 217-8164, sara.jones@edelman.com LOS ANGELES, February 3 – Emmis Radio, LLC, a subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS), today filed suit against Kurt Alexander, also known as “Big Boy” on its Power 106 Los Angeles radio station…

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  • Leadership Changes Announced at Emmis Publications –
    TM’s Elynn Russell announces retirement; Cincinnati President & Publisher John Lunn named new president of Texas Monthly; Ivy Bayer becomes Publisher of Cincinnati

    Indianapolis…Emmis Publishing, owner of leading city and regional magazines around the country, has announced a series of leadership changes impacting Texas Monthly and Cincinnati magazines. Elynn Russell, President of Texas Monthly, has announced she will retire effective March 1st. Russell has worked at Texas Monthly for more than 37 years. She started as an assistant…

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