Blair Named Director of Central Casting for Emmis Television

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that Scott R. Blair has been named to the newly-created position of Director of Central Casting for Emmis Television.

As Director of Central Casting, Blair will oversee all operations of Emmis’ Orlando Central Casting Facility. Blair will serve as a point of contact for traffic, general managers, and other members of management staffs from the centralized stations.

Blair has more than 25 years of experience in television operations and engineering management. From 1993-2003, he was the Operations Manager at KHQ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash. From 1985-93, he served in the same position for the CBS affiliate in Spokane, Wash., KREM-TV.

A graduate of Montana State University, Blair has already assumed his new responsibilities.

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Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Television’s 16 stations include: WKCF-TV, WB 18 in Orlando, FL; KOIN-TV, CBS 6 in Portland, OR; WVUE-TV, FOX 8 in New Orleans; KRQE-TV, CBS 13 in Albuquerque, NM; WSAZ-TV, NBC 3 in Huntington/Charleston, WV; WALA-TV FOX 10 and WBPG-TV WB 55 in Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL; KSNW-TV, NBC 3 in Wichita, KS; WLUK-TV, FOX 11 in Green Bay, WI; KGUN-TV, ABC 9 in Tucson, AZ; KGMB-TV, CBS 9 and KHON-TV, FOX 2 in Honolulu; KMTV-TV, CBS 3 in Omaha, NE; WFTX-TV, FOX 4 in Ft. Myers, FL; KSNT-TV, NBC 27 in Topeka, KS; and WTHI-TV, CBS 10 in Terre Haute, IN.

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