EMMIS NAMES DAVID LEBOW REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR EMMIS RADIO

Indianapolis – EMMIS Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today named David Lebow as Regional Vice President for EMMIS Radio.

“It’s so good to have David Lebow back in the company again,” Doyle Rose, President of EMMIS Radio, said. “As the Radio Division grew and it was time to bring someone in to help me oversee the group, David was an obvious choice. Not only is David one of the brightest and best in the business, he understands the EMMIS culture and our approach to radio.”

Lebow, 39, most recently served as Executive Vice President/Western Region for AMFM (now Clear Channel), overseeing the large-market operations for that company’s markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Minneapolis. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer for the AMFM Office for Product and Strategy, overseeing the programming and strategic aspects of AMFM.

“I have always been impressed with the way EMMIS operates,” Lebow said. “Jeff (Smulyan), Doyle and Rick (Cummings) have built a great company, focusing on a people-oriented culture with a great product and a customer-oriented emphasis. I look forward to working with the talented group of EMMIS market managers to continue EMMIS’ incredible growth story.”

Lebow worked for EMMIS in various management capacities – including sales manager at KPWR in Los Angeles and director of research and market development for the company – from 1986-92. He has held various positions with the Arbitron Company, GAF Broadcasting and Chase Broadcasting.

Lebow, a graduate of Ithaca College School of Communications, begins his new duties on Tuesday, May 29th.