EMMIS NAMES DEB ESAYIAN VP OF INTEGRATED SALES

Indianapolis – EMMIS Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that it has named Deborah Esayian to the newly-created position of Vice President of Integrated Sales for EMMIS Communications.

“This new position was created to further expand EMMIS’ leadership in sales development and to help prepare our stations for a new world of integrated selling as we converge our stations with our websites through the Local Media Internet Venture,” Doyle Rose, President of EMMIS Radio, said. “Deb is truly one of the most energetic, talented and multi-skilled professionals I’ve ever met. Her background uniquely qualifies her to train and guide our sales efforts as radio moves further into a multi-platformed approach of marketing partnerships, cross-promotions, event-selling, website and spot sales.”

Esayian has served as the director of the EMMIS-owned jobcityusa.com, the premier minority recruitment web site in the New York Tri-State area, since January of 2000. Prior to that, she served as General Sales Manager for WJBR-FM in Philadelphia from January 1998-January 2000 and as director and founder of Next Generation Radio, an independent marketing and sales company serving the entire radio industry, from October 1993-February 1999. Her background also includes three years at The Procter and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in the consumer products division. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.S.) and Washington University (MBA).