NextRadio Technology Forum for Broadcasters Planned for February

For Immediate Release Monday, February 4, 2013

Indianapolis… Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced a free informational event for broadcasters to help ready their stations for the launch of the NextRadio™ mobile app in Sprint smartphones this year.

Emmis has planned the forum for Wednesday, February 27th at its headquarters in Indianapolis, and is encouraging the in-person attendance of broadcasters, technical leaders, and radio IT engineers to learn more and participate in an informative discussion on how stations can be on the frontline of content delivery with the NextRadio app. Topics will include an overview of the agreement with Sprint, a demonstration of the NextRadio app, a presentation of the options available for content delivery to the app, an overview of the technical requirements and set-up process for TagStation®, the cloud-based engine that supplies data to NextRadio, and plenty of Q&A.

“Step one of this Sprint partnership was to win the opportunity to prove how radio can be on the leading edge of technology. While the partnership is being finalized, these forums are a way to educate all broadcasters on the expectations of Sprint in making the launch of the FM Radio App a visual and interactive radio listening experience for every radio station in America,” said Paul Brenner, Chief Technology Officer with Emmis Communications. “You will be surprised how easy the process is to prepare stations for the Sprint launch whether the station is large market, medium market, commercial or non-commercial.”

Though live attendance is encouraged to facilitate discussion, seating is limited. Therefore the event will be simulcast via webinar, and an alternate webinar-only event is scheduled for March 6th for those that cannot attend in February.

Please visit for details and to register for the event. And for further information, contact Mike Englebrecht, Director of Client Services, at


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About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis operates 19 FM and three AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.