Emmis NY To Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell
April 15, 2014 at 1:03 PM (PT)
EMMIS NEW YORK and their stations, Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97), Urban AC WBLS, and Gospel WLIB-A will celebrate their recent union at the closing bell ceremony at THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th. This past FEBRUARY, the three stations became a unified cluster when parent company, EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS, announced it will acquire WBLS and WLIB from YMF MEDIA.
To honor the legacies of WQHT, WBLS, and WLIB, on-air personalities FUNK FLEX and ANGIE MARTINEZ from WQHT, LENNY GREEN, DR. BOB LEE, and EARTHQUAKE from WBLS, and BISHOP HEZEKIAH WALKER from WLIB will join company executives and invited guests as EMMIS CEO, JEFF SMUYLAN, rings the closing bell at the NASDAQ MARKETSITE in TIMES SQUARE.
In a press release, SMULYAN commented, "As the WBLS and WLIB staffs join the EMMIS family, we're very excited to celebrate by ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ."
EMMIS NEW YORK GM DEON LEVINGSTON added, "This has been a thrilling time for all of us at WQHT, WBLS, and WLIB, and what better way to remember it than ringing the closing bell at THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET!"
You can watch a webcast of the NASDAQ CLOSING BELL here. The ceremony begins promptly at 3:45p (ET), with remarks from NASDAQ and JEFF SMUYLAN, followed by the ringing of the closing bell at 4p (ET).