Fuse Presents Hot 97's Summer Jam 2004 Concert Special on Friday, June 25th at 7:00 PM

Multi-Platinum "King Of Crunk" Rap Artist Lil' Jon to Host

All Star Performances Includes G-Unit featuring 50 Cent, Alicia Keyes, Big Boi of Outkast, Ludakris, Chingy, Jadakiss, Twista and Kayne West

(NEW YORK, NY, June 10, 2004) – Fuse, the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced network, will be the exclusive broadcast presenter of the biggest hip-hop concert extravaganza of the year, premiering the taped broadcast of HOT 97's Summer Jam '04 on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 7:00 PM.

For the second consecutive year, Fuse and New York's HOT 97 (WQHT, 97.1 FM), two of the most influential voices in music broadcasting, join forces to bring hip-hop lovers exclusive music performances and behind-the-scenes artist interviews from the year's most anticipated hip-hop concert. Fuse Presents HOT 97's Summer Jam 2004, a 60-minute taped special hosted by hip-hop's "King of Crunk" Lil' Jon, will feature electrifying performances from hip-hop and R&B's biggest names, including G-Unit featuring 50 Cent, Alicia Keyes, Big Boi of Outkast, Ludakris, Chingy, Jadakiss, Twista, Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins, Kayne West and more.

Fuse Presents HOT 97's Summer Jam '04

Premiere: Friday, June 25 at 7:00 PM & 11:00 PM

Encores: Saturday, June 26 at 5:00 PM & 12 Midnight
Sunday, June 27 at 9:00 PM & 2:00 AM

**All times are Eastern.

This year's HOT 97 Summer Jam Concert will take place at Giants Stadium on Saturday, June 12. Last year's concert which also aired exclusively on Fuse, was the tenth consecutive year the event sold out and attracted more than 53,000 fans, making it the biggest one-day hip-hop event of the year. The Fuse concert special included the only New York performance by Eminem, along stellar performances from hip-hop luminaries 50 Cent, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carrey, Sean Paul, Nelly and Lil' Kim.

Fuse, a network of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. For more information about Fuse, log on to www.fuse.tv.

HOT 97 is owned and operated by EMMIS Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS). Emmis Communications…Great Media. Great People. Great Service. (r) Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis' 23 FM and 4 AM domestic radio stations serve the nation's largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as Phoenix, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN. In addition, Emmis owns a radio network, international radio stations, 16 television stations, regional and specialty magazines, and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales and book publishing.

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