Emmis Announces 4th Quarter Earnings Release Date

Indianapolis…On Thursday, April 15, 2004 Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) will host a conference call to discuss 4th quarter earnings. Emmis Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smulyan and Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Walter Berger will host the call.

To access this conference call, please dial 1.773.756.4626, or listen online at www.emmis.com

DATE/TIME Thursday, April 15, 2004

Eastern 9 a.m.

Central 8 a.m.

Mountain 7 a.m.

Pacific 6 a.m.

CALL NAME/PASSCODE Emmis Communications


Walter Berger

PLEASE NOTE To facilitate call entry, we recommend that you place your call five minutes before the scheduled start time.

CALL PLAYBACK A digital playback of the call will be available

through Thursday, April 22, by dialing 1.402.220.6016.

Investors have the opportunity to listen to the conference call over the Internet through the Emmis site, www.emmis.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the web site at least fifteen minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the site shortly after the call.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact:

Kate Healey, Media & Investor Relations, 317.684.6576, kate@emmis.com

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Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis’ 23 FM and 4 AM domestic radio stations serve the nation’s largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as Phoenix, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. In addition, Emmis owns 16 television stations, a radio network, three international radio stations, regional and specialty magazines, and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales and book publishing.