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2021 Virtual Conference Recordings

By ssundholm | 06/21/2021 |

Thanks to all who attended our Virtual Conference. If you couldn’t make it on the 16th or you’d like to review some of the sessions, links to recordings will be sent to all registered participants by June 30th. See you next March at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa!

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Register Today for the 2021 Virtual Conference and Awards Presentation

By ssundholm | 05/25/2021 |

Registration is open for the OAB Virtual Conference and Achievement Awards Presentation on Wednesday, June 16, 9:00am-1:30pm. Even though we can’t convene in person this year, we are pleased to offer a line-up of excellent and topical sessions to keep you informed and up-to-date. The presentation of our 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards will follow. Check…

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Game Changer for Video Streaming of High School Sports

By ssundholm | 04/26/2021 |

OAB Past Chairman Will Payne, Payne Media Group, Senator Bill Coleman, Ponca City and OAB President Vance Harrison react to the passage of SB302. The State Legislature has passed SB302 which allows visiting teams equal access to video stream high school sports. This law levels the playing field for all school districts and eliminates out-of-state companies…

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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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Upcoming Events

June 16, 2021--OAB Virtual Convention and Awards Presentation

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


News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

2019 Annual Convention Recap


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


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


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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