Emmis Communications

  1. Visualizing Radio’s Future: FM Chips, HD Radio, One-Touch Pizza Ordering

    April 11, 2013 4:23 PM EDT Radio’s problem is that it doesn’t look very good. It sounds fine but, compared to newer online audio services that give users a visually rich experience, AM/FM radio needs to up its game.  The good news is that several potential solutions to ra ...

  2. Chris Nadler, Hot 97/Emmis Communications Exec, Dies

    August 25, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Chris Nadler, a longtime executive at Hot 97/Emmis Communications and a familiar face on the New York music scene for decades, died on Friday. Further details were not available at press time. A press release issued by Emmis on Saturday reads in p ...

  3. Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Adds Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications

    June 26, 2012 10:56 AM EDT Clear Channel's Internet radio service is getting more local. An agreement announced Tuesday will add to the iHeartRadio platform 86 radio stations from Cox Media Group and another 20 from Emmis Communications. The stations will promote iHear ...

  4. Kiss FM Celebrates Last Night On Air in New York City

    April 30, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Sad New Yorkers and longtime listeners called into 98.7 Kiss FM for the last time Sunday night, as the iconic station switched off its transmission at midnight to make way for sports talk radio. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New Y ...

  5. KISS-FM/WBLS Merger Makes Way For FM Sports In New York

    April 27, 2012 9:10 AM EDT The urban radio landscape in New York had a major shakeup Thursday (April 26) when Emmis Communications announced that Urban AC WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM) was going to become the FM home for ESPN all-sports WEPN-AM (ESPN New York) as part of a long-term ...

  6. Business Matters: Analyst Upgrade Boosts Pandora Shares Day Before Earnings Release

    March 05, 2012 7:54 PM EST Analyst Upgrade Boosts Pandora Shares Day Before Earnings Release -- An upgrade from a Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst a day prior to Pandora's earnings call helped push the company's stock up 5.5% Monday and gave the company a market ...

  7. Radio Companies Give Boost To TargetSpot Ad Network

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four new radio companies will contribute inventory to TargetSpot, the largest online radio ad network, and its network of more than 75 terrestrial and online radio partners. The radio companies, Tribune Broadcasting, Emmis Radio, Lincoln Financial ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Austin's New Regional Mexican Radio, Manu Chao

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Emmis Communications will unveil a new regional Mexican station in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 30. The new station will replace an adult-alternative format on 107.1 FM. Beginning today (Nov. 20), the adult-alternative format is simulcasting on ...

  9. Briefs: Twitter, BlackBerry, Morgan Stanley

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- How did Rick Astley 's "Never Gonna Give You Up" get to the top of the Twitter chart at MP3 blog aggregator The Hype Machine? A single tweet by TechCrunch to its 916,735 followers. ( TechCrunch ) -- Research in Motion will launch ...

  10. Alfonso Larriva Programs New L.A. Latin Pop Station

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Details are emerging on the staffing of Los Angeles’ new Latin pop station Exitos 93.9 FM, which launched April 15. Former Fonovisa VP/GM Alfonso Larriva is the program director of the station, for which Mexico-based broadcaster Grupo Radio Centro ...

  11. L.A. Radio Station To Flip To Latin Pop

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles will soon have a new Spanish language pop station via a Mexican connection. Beginning April 15, English language station KMVN-FM (93.9 FM), current home to deejay Rick Dees, will flip to Latin pop format through a deal with Mexican bro ...

  12. Tu Ciudad Magazine Shuts Down

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tu Ciudad magazine, a monthly publication on entertainment, lifestyle and current events aimed at Los Angeles Latinos, has suspended publication. The magazine was published by Emmis Communications, which also owns influential radio stations such a ...

  13. Gustines, Darden Upped At 98.7 and Hot 97

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emmis Communications New York, home of R&B radio station 98.7 Kiss FM and hip-hop and R&B station Hot 97, has promoted Julie Gustines to assistant program director and music director at 98.7 and Ebro Darden to program director for both 98. ...

  14. Hot 97 Adds Hourly News Program

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Emmis' rhythmic/WQHT (Hot 97) radio station is launching an hourly news program, "The Hot 97 News Update." Miss Info, the station's entertainment news reporter and weekend driver, is heading up the department and will air hourl ...

  15. XM To Sponsor 'Country Bash'

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Replaces now-defunct country radio station. XM Satellite Radio will replace now-defunct country verzion of KZLA-FM (93.9) as sponsor for the Los Angeles country music festival “Country Bash ’06.” The event—which is scheduled to feature Gretchen Wi ...

  16. Emmis Reveals iTunes For All Station Web Sites

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music store integration was piloted in May. Following the rollout of iTunes Music Stores onto the Web sites of two of its premiere radio properties, Emmis Communications has revealed the integration of the popular downloading service onto all of i ...

  17. Radio Web Sites Get In Tune With iTunes

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Power 106 in L.A., Hot 97 N.Y. integrate store. Emmis Communications and Apple iTunes are singing in harmony. The companies are teaming up to bring fully integrated iTunes Music Stores to the Web sites of two Emmis R&B/hip-hop stations: KPWR ( ...

  18. Greater Media, Emmis Unveil HD2 Strategies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. Greater Media, a founding member of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, has announced the details of its digital multicast channels for the Boston and Philadelphia markets. The eight new channels are mo ...

  19. Spitzer Smacks Hot 97 With Jaw-Dropping Fine

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with steep fines and mandates of community action in the wake of its "Smackfest" promotions. NEW YORK -- Emmis hip-hop radio station WQHT (Hot 97) New York was smacked with s ...

  20. KXOL Responds To Suit With Tower Move

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System reggaeton/hip-hop KXOL Los Angeles is in the process of relocating to a new tower site. NASHVILLE -- Spanish Broadcasting System reggaeton/hip-hop KXOL Los Angeles is in the process of relocating to a new tower site. Th ...

  21. Radio Format Flip Provokes Protests In NYC

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -year-old station switched to 'Jack' June 3. The collective mourning for oldies WCBS-FM New York came to a head June 20 when 100 protesters rallied peacefully in front of owner Infinity’s Manhattan headquarters. The 33-year-old station ...

  22. Emmis Radio Sues Competing Broadcaster

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Radio filed a lawsuit May 31 against KXOL-FM "Latino 96.3" after the station flipped its Spanish-language format to reggaeton and English-language hip-hop, allegedly competing with Emmis' Los An NEW YORK -- Emmis Radio filed a ...

  23. NY AG Launches Inquiry Into Hot 97 'Smackfest'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The New York State Attorney General's office has launched an official inquiry into the legality of Emmis-owned radio station Hot 97's recent promotion, "Smackfest." NEW YORK -- The New York State Attorney General's office ...

  24. Viacom Settles With FCC

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three proposed fines and two others already upheld on appeal. Dismissed by the agreement are pend NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commiss ...

  25. Behind the Deal: FCC Indecency Lessons

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to paying fines, Emmis Communications and Clear Channel Communications must also teach certain employees -- on-air talent and those who materially participate in programming decisions -- a Cash contributions to the U.S. Treasury totali ...

  26. Emmis Sues Clear Channel Over DJ Star

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. NEW YORK -- Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. Emmis Radio ...

  27. Tuned In: Radio

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  28. Tuned In: Radio

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  29. Emmis Agrees To Pay $300,000 For FCC Claims

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) forfeiture orders, investigations and complaints. NEW YORK -- Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Commu ...

  30. FCC Slaps Clear Channel With $495K Fine

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today (April 8) issued a fine of $495,000 against Clear Channel Communications for "apparently willfully broadcasting indecent material" in connection with The Federal Communications Commission ...