Emmis Announces Dividend on Convertible Preferred Stock

Also Announces Presentation at B of A’s Investment Conference

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend for its 6.25% convertible preferred stock (NASDAQ: EMMSP), with a record date of Oct. 1, 2005, and a payable date of Oct. 15, 2005.

The per share dividend for the quarter is $.78125. One share of Emmis preferred stock is convertible to 1.661 shares of Emmis Class A Common Stock using the conversion price of $30.10 a share.

Also, Emmis announced that EVP/CFO Walter Berger will be presenting at the 35th Annual Banc of America Securities Conference on Monday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. Eastern. An audio stream of the presentation will be available on the Emmis website, www.emmis.com.

Emmis Communications – Great Media, Great People, Great Service ®

Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis owns 23 FM and 2 AM domestic radio stations serving the nation’s largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as Phoenix, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. Emmis has recently announced its intent to seek strategic alternatives for its 16 television stations, which could result in the sale of all or a portion of its television assets. In addition, Emmis owns a radio network, international radio stations, regional and specialty magazines and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales and book publishing.

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 statement. 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; changes in the costs of programming; changes in interest rates; inability to close pending acquisitions or to grow through suitable acquisitions, including the desired radio; future terrorist attacks or other large-scale disasters; and other factors mentioned in documents filed by Emmis with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the current report on Form 8-K/A, July 15, 2002. Emmis does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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