Spreaker Live Show host and Head of Content Rob Greenlee speaks with radio industry legend and former Seattle Mariners owner Jeffrey H. Smulyan, Chairman, CEO, and Founder Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and publishing company with operations in 9 U.S. markets.
Jeff is widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry. He is also the leading advocate of getting FM-enabled wireless devices in smartphones. He shepherded the unification of the radio industry behind the installation of the Emmis-created NextRadio application in a broad array of FM-enabled wireless devices, allowing consumers to listen to their local radio stations without data charges.
Emmis owns and operates 19 FM and 4 AM radio stations in the nation’s largest markets and city/regional magazines, including national titles Texas Monthly and Los Angeles. Emmis owns the two top hip-hop brands in the world, KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles and HOT 97 in New York City.
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