Alex Jones and Emmis Communications
Alex Jones’ radio show is broadcast live every Sunday from 4:00pm-6:00pm on KLBJ 590 AM in Austin, Texas:
The Alex Jones Show
Alex’s mainstay is his nationally syndicated news-talk show from his studio in Austin and broadcast on the Genesis Communication Network, based in Minnesota. The Alex Jones Show airs on over 60 AM, FM, and shortwave stations across the United States Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. As well, Alex’s show is the largest draw for the talk genre on Shoutcast and the Internet. As of April 2008 a fourth hour has been added to the show, running between 2 p.m.—3 p.m. CST. In addition, Alex does a syndicated and nationally broadcast Sunday show on Emmis Communications’ KLBJ 590 AM in Austin, Texas.
Local Hosts – Live Shows From our Austin Studios
The Alex Jones Show, Sunday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Veteran broadcaster Alex Jones brings his unique perspective to the KLBJ team with a brand new, hard-hitting news and information program unlike any other on the air. … With this powerful new program, Jones brings more of the same dynamic interviews and insightful commentary that he presents on his nationally syndicated radio broadcast Monday through Friday to folks in Central Texas every Sunday afternoon from 4:00-6:00pm.
KLBJ AM is owned by Emmis Communications:
RADIO: Austin – 93.7 KLBJ, The Rock of Austin
93.7 KLBJ has celebrated over 35 years as Austin’s rock leader. Core artists include Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, Pink Floyd and of course, Austin’s own Stevie Ray Vaughan. KLBJ-FM’s morning show, Dudley and Bob, is a trend setting, reality-based talk show and is regularly ranked as the top morning show in Austin with 25-54 year old adults. Always connected to the community and to listener life-styles, KLBJ-FM continues to develop and maintain loyal listeners. Even the station’s call letters have market heritage, as the station was founded by the Lyndon Baines Johnson family. KLBJ-FM has won hundreds of awards ranging from “best” radio station to “best” air talent and radio programs! All of this is just a glimpse into why 93.7 KLBJ has earned its position as “The Rock of Austin.”
About Emmis Communications
One of the nation’s most respected diversified communications companies, Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) owns and operates radio and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S. Emmis is the 9th largest radio group in the U.S (based on listeners) and has been voted the Most Respected Radio Company in a poll of industry CEOs.
Emmis’ Radio Division owns stations in markets across the United States, including St. Louis, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Austin. Emmis also owns the two most influential hip hop stations in the world, Power 106 in Los Angeles, and HOT97 in New York City. The Radio Division accounts for more than 90% of the company’s overall cash flow.
The Emmis Story
Emmis (the Hebrew word for “truth”) went public in 1994 and now owns and operates radio stations in the nation’s largest markets, including: WQHT-FM (HOT 97) in New York City and KPWR-FM (Power 106) in Los Angeles.
Emmis Radio also owns and operates: KLZT-FM, KBPA-FM, KGSR-FM. KLBJ-AM, KLBJ-FM, and KROX-FM in Austin; KSHE-FM (KSHE95), KPNT-FM (105.7 The Point), KFTK-FM (FM NewsTalk 97.1) and KIHT-FM (K-Hits 96) in St. Louis; WLHK (Hank FM), WIBC (93.1 FM), WFNI-AM (1070 The Fan), WYXB (105.7 FM), and Network Indiana in Emmis’ hometown of Indianapolis; and WTHI (99.9 FM), WWVR (105.5 FM), WFNF-AM (1130 The Fan) and WFNB-FM (92.7) in Terre Haute, IN. The company’s international division operates Sláger Rádío, the #1 radio network in Hungary, three networks in Bulgaria, and Radio Expres in Slovakia.
Among its peers, Emmis is as well-known for its vitally creative corporate culture as its operations. Aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to each of the communities in which it operates, Emmis promotes a company-wide “Open Door” attitude that encourages the sharing of opinions and perspectives. The company’s logo – a large “e” pushing outside the boundaries of a box – exemplifies the company philosophy of encouraging creativity and new approaches.
Emmis Communications Corporation (formerly Emmis Broadcasting) was incorporated in Indiana in 1979 when Founder and Chairman Jeff Smulyan purchased WSVL, a small and largely unused FM station in Shelbyville, Indiana. From the outset, Smulyan’s intent was to build a tower near Indianapolis and broadcast a competitive signal into the market. After difficulty and delays, his vision was realized when the station went on the air July 4, 1981 with new call letters – WENS – and an adult contemporary format. Immediately successful, WENS, Emmis’ flagship station, continues to be a strong competitor in the Central Indiana market.
Building on his WENS success, Mr. Smulyan went on to create the nation’s first 24-hour all-sports radio station (New York City’s WFAN); the first rhythmic Top 40 station (KPWR 106 in LA); and the first adult classic soul station (KISS-FM in New York). Emmis also became the first company to own the top-rated radio stations in LA and New York simultaneously. In 1997, Emmis became the only American company awarded a national license to operate in Hungary. The resulting network, Sláger Rádío, now reaches 4 million of Hungary’s 11 million citizens.
In 1998, EMMIS jumped into the television business with the creation of Emmis Television. Emmis Television’s 15 stations include: WKCF-TV, WB 18 in Orlando, FL; KOIN-TV, CBS 6 in Portland, OR; WVUE-TV, FOX 8 in New Orleans; KRQE-TV, CBS 13 in Albuquerque NM; WSAZ-TV, NBC 3 in Huntington/Charleston WV; WALA-TV, FOX 10 in Mobile, AL; KSNW-TV, NBC 3 in Wichita, KS; WLUK-TV, FOX 11 in Green Bay, WI; KGUN-TV, ABC 9 in Tucson, AZ; KGMB-TV, CBS 9 and KHON-TV, FOX 2 in Honolulu; KMTV-TV, CBS 3 in Omaha, NE; WFTX-TV, FOX 4 in Ft. Myers, FL; KSNT-TV, NBC 27 in Topeka, KS; and WTHI-TV, CBS 10 in Terre Haute, IN. Emmis completed its exit from the television business in 2008.
Emmis Publishing, created in 1988 with the purchase of Indianapolis Monthly, produces award-winning regional and specialty magazines: Indianapolis Monthly, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Texas Monthly, Los Angeles and Country Sampler. In addition, the company operates Emmis Publishing National Sales, a publisher’s representative firm.
The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Emmis Communications is the Zionist Jew Jeffrey H. Smulyan:
JEFF SMULYAN – Chairman, President and CEO
Jeffrey H. Smulyan, 63, serves as Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio, TV and magazine publishing company with operations in 12 U.S. markets and Slovakia and Bulgaria.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in History and Telecommunications, Smulyan earned a Juris Doctor degree from USC School of Law, where he served as note and comment editor of the USC Law Review.
After operating two radio stations – WNTS in Indianapolis and KCRO in Omaha – Smulyan formed and became principal shareholder of Emmis in 1980. A public company since 1994, Emmis owns and operates 20 FM and 2 AM radio stations in the nation’s largest markets; six local, regional and national magazine operations; and radio stations in Slovakia and Bulgaria. In 1995, Emmis became the first company to own top-rated stations in New York and Los Angeles simultaneously.
A former director of the National Association of Broadcasters and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Smulyan served as past chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, a consortium of CEOs from central Indiana’s largest corporations, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Finish Line, Inc., an athletic apparel company. He is a member of numerous civic boards and committees. As principal shareholder, he led a group that purchased the Seattle Mariners baseball team in 1989, selling the club three years later. During that time, Smulyan served on the Major League Baseball owner’s Ownership and Television committees.
In 2000, Smulyan was honored with the American Women in Radio and Television’s Silver Satellite Award, the National Association of Broadcasters’ National Radio Award, and as Radio Ink’s “Radio Executive of the Year.” In 1995, the radio industry newspaper, R & R, voted Smulyan one of the 10 most influential radio executives of the past two decades. He received the American Women in Radio and Television’s Star Award in 1994 and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young the following year. In 2004, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Other honors include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Breath of Life Award; the Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life Award; the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award; the Leukemia Society Diamond of Hope Award; the State of Indiana’s “Sagamore of the Wabash”; and he has been inducted into the Indiana Business Hall of Fame. In 2006, The Broadcasters’ Foundation honored him with its Golden Mike Award in recognition of his charitable efforts.
In 1994, Smulyan was named by The White House to head the U.S. Delegation to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union. As a United States Ambassador, he represented the U.S. in various bilateral meetings, negotiating a landmark agreement between Israel and the PLO.
In 2005 Emmis was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
Smulyan, who enjoys sports, politics and reading, resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather. He has three children: Samantha, Cari and Bradley.