Chase Rupe serves as the Vice President of Programming and Operations for Emmis Communications in Austin, TX. In addition to leading the product departments for Emmis’ seven stations in Austin, Chase also oversees all audio streaming initiatives company-wide, contributes to the corporate programming team, and conducts and implements strategic work for Emmis’ various divisions and initiatives, including NextRadio.

He began his career in radio on-air with Connoisseur Communications at WHOT-FM in Youngstown, OH and went on to program various stations and formats at the local and group-level for iHeartMedia (then Clear Channel) in Youngstown, OH, Raleigh, NC, and Tulsa, OK before joining Emmis in 2006.

Chase studied communications at Youngstown State University, holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from California Coast University, an MBA from Concordia University,and a specialty certification in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School. He’s been named one of the “Best PDs in America” by RadioInk Magazine four times and was awarded one of Edison Research’s “30 Under 30” twice.