COVID-19 Resources for Broadcasters

The OAB is working with several organizations to provide resources for broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go here to access the best information and practices to keep your employees and your communities safe.

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FCC Compliance

Keep your stations FCC-Compliant through the OAB Alternative Inspection Program. Already a participant? Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.

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Local Broadcast Sales

24/7 On-Line Sales Training Available to All OAB Members!

Recent News

Webinar on COVID-19 & Consumer Behavior

By ssundholm | 05/12/2020 |

In our continuing effort to keep you competitive and successful in spite of the COVID-19 challenges, we have arranged for a very informative one-hour webinar this Thursday, May 14, at 2:00 pm. There is no charge for OAB members, and no need to register. Just join the meeting via Zoom on Thursday. The information for logging in…

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Face Masks for Broadcasters Available From FEMA.

By ssundholm | 04/20/2020 |

The National Association of Broadcasters has advised that FEMA is sending face masks to state broadcasters associations to be distributed to all radio and television stations. This is part of FEMA’s effort to supply all essential communications workers with reusable cotton masks. If you are interested in receiving face masks for your employees, please fill…

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Free OAB Webinar: FCC Issues During the Pandemic

By ssundholm | 04/16/2020 |

FCC Issues for Broadcasters During the Pandemic Tuesday, April 21 | 2 PM EDT While the FCC building is virtually empty, the Commission continues to operate during the pandemic. In fact, it has issued a number of rulings designed to help broadcasters during the current crisis while continuing to churn out its routine work. On…

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Recent Webinars are Available for OAB Members

By ssundholm | 04/03/2020 |

If you weren’t able to join our recent excellent webinars, don’t worry; they are all still available for OAB members. 1.  For the Sales Webinar from LocalBroadcastSales.com: Go to www.localbroadcastsales.com and you’ll see the webinar. Also, check out these other very popular sessions from LBS: How to Work From Your Home and What’s Your COVID-19 Strategy? 2.  For the Leadership Webinar from Revenue Development Resources: For the webinar…

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Managing through the Crisis: What Station Managers Need to Know from the FCC

By ssundholm | 03/31/2020 |

On Thursday, April 2nd, the OAB will host a brief webinar with Washington counsel David Oxenford to discuss the things you need to know about the FCC during the pandemic. Five questions to be answered include: Can I still contact the FCC if I need to? How does the pandemic affect FCC filing deadlines and…

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Exemption Letter for Essential Communications Employees

By ssundholm | 03/25/2020 |

As you know, Governor Stitt announced “safer at home” restrictions yesterday on essential and non-essential businesses in 19 Oklahoma counties. He referenced “federal guidelines” which are from the Department of Homeland Security under the Critical Infrastructure Security Act. Fortunately, communications companies are included as essential businesses, and specifically broadcasters and media services. Click this link:…

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Upcoming Events

April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.  **CANCELLED**

March 25-26, 2021--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

2019 Annual Convention Recap (and some personal news)

04/19/2019

2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. 1. Attendance was 711 different…

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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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