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OAB is a statewide organization of radio and television stations working to promote, protect, and enhance the Oklahoma broadcast industry. Our members are FCC-licensed commercial and non-commercial/educational radio and television broadcast stations whose market or service areas include Oklahoma counties. We also have Associate Members from organizations interested in broadcasting.

:: Station Member Benefits

The OAB is committed to serving its members through information, training, legislative action, recognition and advocacy. The OAB...

  • Presents an annual convention featuring outstanding industry speakers, student sessions, exhibits, and recognition programs.
  • Plays an active role in state and federal legislation affecting broadcasting.
  • Serves as a resource on matters pertaining to daily operations.
  • Works with associated industries in developing closer relations with broadcasters.
  • Recognizes distinguished Oklahoma broadcasters through the "Hall of Fame" program.
  • Annually recognizes members accomplishments with the Outstanding Achievement Awards.
  • Provides an FCC Alternative Inspection Program.
  • Coordinates the State Emergency Alert System.
  • Provides a Free Legal Hotline.
  • Offers an On-Line Job Service for member stations and jobseekers.

:: Associate Member Benefits
OAB has a diverse group of Associate Members from companies and organizations that are interested in developing closer relationships with broadcasters. As an Associate Member of the OAB....

  • You are supporting an industry which is important to your business.
  • You are supporting an Association whose efforts can benefit or impact your company.
  • You may attend OAB functions such as the annual Convention, Summer Golf Tournament, Meetings, Seminars, etc.
  • As an Associate Member, you pay the same registration fees as OAB members.
  • Your company is listed in the OAB On-Line Directory under Associate Members.
  • You have access to the On-Line Directory and Member Services sections of the OAB Web Site.
  • The services of the OAB Office are available to you.

:: Legislative Program
The OAB takes an active role in state and federal legislation affecting the broadcast industry. OAB has assumed a leadership role in coordinating Oklahoma broadcasters' efforts to inform our Congressional delegation on broadcast issues, including campaign reform, spectrum fees, and digital broadcasting.

OAB is also active on the state level, working to defeat the legislature's efforts to place a tax on advertising, helping to prevent legislation that would limit access to 911 and open records, working to secure the manufacturers sales/use tax exemption for broadcasters, and assisting with the development and implementation of the state Amber Alert system.

OAB Membership Dues

Commercial Radio Stations

 

Market
Classification
Single Station Each Additional Station
I $450 $200
II $250 $125
III $150 $75
IV $100 $25

 

In determining market classification for single or multiple station operations, the OAB considers the geographic closeness of the cities (approximately 15–25 miles), studio and programming origination, station’s own market designation and primary concentration for solicitation of advertising. The annual dues for additional stations apply through ownership or lease management agreements.(See below for multiple operation rates)

Commercial Television Stations

 

  VHF UHF Low Power
Oklahoma City/Tulsa $1,000 $700 $200
All other markets $500 $500 $100

 

Annual dues of 50% of the applicable market rate will be charged for an additional station in the market through ownership or lease management agreement.

Special note: the operators of the station are responsible for payment of annual dues under a lease management agreement.

Non-Commercial & Education Radio & Television Stations—$100

Broadcast Education Schools under OBEA Blanket Membership—$150

Colleges and universities that offer a broadcast curriculum and are members of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association automatically become Educational members of the OAB.

Associate Membership—$225

Organizations or businesses providing products or services to the broadcast industry or have direct relationships with broadcast stations through advertising, news, or promotion are eligible for OAB membership. Applications must be approved by the Board of Directors.

Market Classifications

 

Class Population Market
1 Over 200,000 Oklahoma City, Tulsa
2 50,000–199,999 Lawton, Norman
3 25,000–49,999 Ardmore, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee, Ponca City, Shawnee, Stillwater
4 Under 25,000 All Others

Example of Annual Dues Under Current Dues Structure

 

  # of Stations Owned in Market Annual Dues
Class I 1 $ 450
  2 $ 650
  3 $ 850
  4 $1,050
  5 $1,250
  6 $1,450
  7 $1,650
 
Class II 1 $ 250
  2 $ 375
  3 $ 500
  4 $ 625
  5 $ 750
  6 $ 875
 
Class III 1 $ 150
  2 $ 225
  3 $ 300
  4 $ 375
 
Class IV 1 $ 100
  2 $ 125
  3 $ 150
  4 $ 175
  5 $ 200

 


Market Clusters

 

Idabel–Broken Bow Ponca City–Blackwell
Duncan–Marlow Shawnee–Seminole
Muskogee–Wagoner Bartlesville–Nowata
Anadarko–Chickasha Weatherford–Clinton–Cordell
Atoka–Madill Grove–Vinita

 

The above Market Clusters are suggested for dues assessment, but do not restrict consideration of other potential clustering.

For more information about membership benefits or dues, contact OAB at info@oabok.org.