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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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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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Recent News

State Basketball Championships Phone Line Reservations

By ssundholm | 02/28/2021 |

The OAB will again arrange for radio broadcast lines and space reservations at the sites of the State High School Basketball Championships.

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2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards Results: Radio & Television

By Nancy Struby | 02/23/2021 |

The 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged. Congratulations to this year’s winners,

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Call for Entries: 2020 OAB Awards

By Nancy Struby | 12/04/2020 |

It’s contest time again! Entry packets for the 2020 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards were emailed to member stations on December 4.

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Preparing for Radio License Renewal: Link to Webinar Recording

By ssundholm | 11/23/2020 |

The eight year license term is coming around again. By February 1, 2021, radio stations in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska will need to file their license renewal applications. With the public file online, a broadcaster’s activities will be subject to much more scrutiny than in the past.

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KidVid Reports

By ssundholm | 10/01/2020 |

For TV stations looking to stay on top of their KidVid reporting, the updated form to be used for the 2020 Children’s Television Programming Report is now available and can be accessed through the FCC’s Licensing and Management System (LMS). Stations can begin to prepare the form, update it during the remainder of the year, saving the information…

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Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists

By ssundholm | 10/01/2020 |

On or before October 10, all TV and radio stations must upload to their public file their Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists for the 3rd quarter (July, August, and September). The Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists are a station’s evidence of how it operated in the public interest, demonstrating its treatment of its community’s most significant issues. If you need a refresher on…

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Upcoming Events

February 1, 2021--Radio License Renewal Application Deadline

2nd Quarter 2021--OAB Virtual Convention, date tba

March 24-25, 2022--OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa

 

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

2019 Annual Convention Recap

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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