2019 OAB Convention

The 2019 OAB Convention will be at the beautiful and historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, April 4-5! We have a great line-up of sessions and speakers.

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Recent News

Updated Liquor Advertising Regulations

By ssundholm | 02/13/2019 | 0 Comments

The passage of SQ 792 has led to some positive changes in liquor advertising regulations.  A new one-sheet has been posted with those updates. Click here and then click on ‘Liquor Advertising’ to expand the one-sheet.

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2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards Results

By Nancy Struby | 02/06/2019 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged and the results are here. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and THANK YOU to everyone who entered. Oklahoma broadcasters continue to set high standards for our industry.

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Medical Marijuana Advertising

By ssundholm | 01/22/2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the many requests for guidelines on accepting medical marijuana advertising, see the attached advisory from the OAB in collaboration with attorney David Oxenford:   Medical Marijuana Advertising

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New Sales Training Webinar

By ssundholm | 01/11/2019 | 0 Comments

Free Webinar! A primer in the premier on-line sales training system. Take 30 minutes to learn how to get the most value from LBS in 2019. Thursday January 24th, 2019 – 9:00 am CT Click below for more information and registration: January 24th – Webinar – OAB  

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Awards Entry Deadline is Extended

By ssundholm | 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The deadline for submitting your entries for the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to January 14, 2019; 11:59pm. Instructions for entering can be found here

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The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Elects Al Eschbach and Vance Harrison Into the Hall of Fame

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected Sports Broadcaster, Innovator, and Educator Al Eschbach for induction into the OAB Hall of Fame, along with Broadcaster and Industry Advocate Vance Harrison.   Al Eschbach Al Eschbach’s broadcasting career began in 1976 as the Sports Director at KTOK Radio in Oklahoma City. In 1985 he moved to…

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OAB meets with new Congressional Representative

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

Broadcasters from Oklahoma’s 5th district welcomed newly-elected Congresswoman Kendra Horn on December 11 in Oklahoma City. Pictured above (L-R): Susan Sundholm, OAB; Kevin Perry, Perry Broadcasting; Nancy Struby, OAB; Polly Anderson, OETA; Ty Tyler, Tyler Media; Congresswoman-elect Kendra Horn; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications; Vance Harrison, OAB; William Lanesey, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Jon Phillips, iHeart Media;…

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2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards

By ssundholm | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments

Join us as we honor the best work of 2018 by Oklahoma’s radio and television broadcasters! The 2018  Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Entry packets were mailed to member stations on November 16, or you can go here for the information.…

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Annual Regulatory Fees due September 25

By ssundholm | 09/24/2018 | 0 Comments

Last week we notified members about the September 25th deadline for paying Annual Regulatory Fees. If you have questions, you can find a Fact Sheet from the FCC detailing fees for your station(s) here .    

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Sales Webinar September 19th

By ssundholm | 09/18/2018 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder… The last session in our webinar series on Recruiting and Retaining Sales Professionals will stream Wednesday, September 19 10:00-11:00am. Tomorrow’s session will cover “Compensation and On-Boarding.” Managers on your team will learn about various compensation plans to assure buy-in and engagement for better retention, as well as strategies to get those new hires ramped-up and productive…

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Upcoming Deadlines

February 8: OAB Education Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Applications due. Click here for information.

January 14: 11:59pm is the deadline to enter the 2018 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards. Click here for information.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

Local Broadcasting is Still the Most Dominant Medium

02/15/2019

Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium   By Will Payne, OAB Chairman, Payne Radio Group As Broadcasters…

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C Band Satellite Dishes

05/24/2018

The following advisory from our FCC attorney David Oxenford relates to the FCC’s use of the C Band earth stations.…

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Vance Harrison, OAB President

Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.

David Oxenford - Broadcast LawDavid Oxenford has been the OAB’s “man in Washington,” answering the association’s FCC hotline for over 20 years, and regularly speaking at OAB events on DC legal issues

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