Indiana Broadcasters Association Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 Awarded to Jeff Smulyan, President & CEO, Emmis Communications Corporation

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 27, 2011
Contact: Linda Compton,, 317.573.0119 x103

Indianapolis…The Indiana Broadcasters Association is pleased to announce that Jeff Smulyan, Chairman & CEO of Emmis Communications, will be honored with the prestigious Indiana Broadcasters Association Lifetime Achievement Award at its October dinner.

Smulyan has been a radio industry leader for decades, through the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington.

“Jeff represents the very best that the Indiana Broadcast industry has to offer,” said Linda Compton, President & CEO of the IBA. “We are delighted to recognize his unflagging passion for our industry through this lifetime achievement honor.”

This award, created in 2006, recognizes individuals for especially meritorious service, contributions to or achievements in the field of broadcasting in Indiana over the course of a career.  This is the Indiana Broadcasters Association highest honor and is presented to an Indiana broadcaster whose work is unusually beneficial and of superior value to their community and to the Association.

Smulyan, the founder of Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications, has grown the company from one station in Shelbyville, Indiana, to one of the top radio operators in the country, with a portfolio of 21 radio stations from Los Angeles to Chicago. Emmis is the 8th largest publicly traded radio group in the U.S. based on total listeners.

The award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Indiana Broadcasters Association and Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame event, to be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 at The Fountains, Carmel, Indiana.

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