Emmis’ ‘Disappointing’ Fiscal Q3 A ‘Real’ Issue

By on Jan, 6 2017 with Comments 0

Jeff SmulyanIn a Thursday morning conference call hosted by Emmis Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan to discuss his company’s third quarter 2017 results, it was noted that — to little surprise — political dollars didn’t come in where Emmis hoped they would.

But the “real” challenge for the company involves Los Angeles, where its KPWR-FM “Power 106” is “due for a bounce-back” as it deals with a tough competitive challenge from iHeart’s crosstown KRRL-FM “Real 92.3.”


RBR + TVBR OBSERVATION: We know the Los Angeles radio market very well, and we believe that hip-hop is poised for a big year. This will help Emmis, as Power 106 is a heritage radio station that enjoys coalition listening from Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and Anglo audiences. We look forward to seeing a strong fiscal 2018 from the station as it battles strongly against “Real 92.3” while riding a resurgence in hip-hop’s popularity.



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About The Author: Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.

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