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FCC Ownership Decision

By ssundholm | 09/25/2019 | 0 Comments

The Appeals Court ruling regarding FCC Ownership rules was delivered this week. In it the Court overturned the  FCC’s 2017 decision and policies.  Follow this link for more information on the decision from OAB Legal Counsel David Oxenford.

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2019 Regulatory Fees Extended to September 27

By ssundholm | 09/23/2019 | 0 Comments

The due date for your FCC Regulatory fees has been extended to 11:59 PM September 27, 2019. Go here for a copy of the Mass Media Filing Guide for information about this year’s fee structure and the payment process. You may also contact the Commission’s Financial Operations Help Desk with inquiries at (877) 480-3201, Option 6 or…

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Public Files

By ssundholm | 09/23/2019 | 0 Comments

It is important to check your online public inspection files to be sure they are complete and up to date. See David Oxenford’s blog for important information on this matter. Here is the link to his blog article.

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Annual Regulatory Fees Are Due September 24

By ssundholm | 09/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The payment window for your FCC Regulatory fees is now open, and fees must be paid by September 24. Go here for a copy of the Mass Media Filing Guide for information about this year’s fee structure and the payment process.

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OSSAA Playoff Passes Application Form Now Available

By ssundholm | 09/09/2019 | 0 Comments

The application for requesting OSSAA Media Passes is available here: http://ossaa.com/Media.aspx. If you have any questions, e-mail Van Shea Iven, OSSAA Media Relations Director, or call (405) 840-1116.

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FCC Announces Modifications to the Children’s Television Rules

By ssundholm | 08/19/2019 | 0 Comments

The FCC has released its draft Order for changes to the rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. Please see our Legal and Regulatory Page for a summary of the changes and a link to the full FCC Fact Sheet.

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Upcoming Events

April 2-3, 2020--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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