Emmis Announces Date of Annual Shareholders Meeting and Dividend on Convertible Preferred Stock

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend for its 6.25% convertible preferred stock (NASDAQ: EMMSP), with a record date of Jan. 1, 2007 and a payable date of Jan. 15, 2007.

The per share dividend for the quarter is $.78125. One share of Emmis preferred stock is convertible to 2.44 shares of Emmis Class A Common Stock using the conversion price of $20.495 a share.

The company also announced its Annual Shareholders Meeting would be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Emmis Worldwide Headquarters in Indianapolis.

Emmis Communications – Great Media, Great People, Great Service® (www.emmis.com)

Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis owns 21 FM and 2 AM domestic radio stations serving the nation’s largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. In May 2005, Emmis announced its intent to seek strategic alternatives for its 16 television stations, and has sold 14 of them. Emmis owns a radio network, international radio stations, regional and specialty magazines, an interactive business and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales.

Certain statements included above which are not statements of historical fact, including financial data for quarters or other periods that are not yet completed and statements identified with the words “continues,” “expect,” “will,” or “would,” are intended to be, and are, identified as “forward-looking statements,” as defined in the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Emmis to be materially different from any future result, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, general economic and business conditions; fluctuations in the demand for advertising; increased competition in the broadcasting industry including the implementation of competing formats in large markets; the attraction and retention of quality talent and other programming; public and governmental reaction to Emmis programming decisions; changes in the costs of programming; changes in interest rates; inability to grow through suitable acquisitions; inability or delay in closing previously announced acquisitions or divestitures; terrorist attacks or other large-scale disasters; wars and other events creating economic uncertainty; and other factors mentioned in documents filed by Emmis with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Emmis does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements because of new information, future events or otherwise.

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