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

OAB Lobbies Congressional Delegation

By ssundholm | 03/04/2019 | 0 Comments

On February 27 the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, along with 49 other State Broadcast Associations, called on their senators and representatives to discuss issues of importance to the Broadcasting Industry. OAB members Cathy Gunther, Cox Media Tulsa; Roger Harris, Chickasaw Nation Radio; Brent Hensley, KOCO-TV/Hearst TV; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; and Heston Wright, Wright…

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2019 Lisa John Faculty Fellow

By ssundholm | 02/21/2019 | 0 Comments

The OAB Education Foundation congratulates Wendy Brunner, Oklahoma City University, on her selection as the 2019 Lisa John Faculty Fellow. The $3,000 Fellowship is a four-week work program at an Oklahoma radio or television station. It provides an opportunity for faculty members at Oklahoma’s broadcast schools to update their skills and develop closer relationships with radio and…

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2019-20 Scholarship Recipients

By ssundholm | 02/21/2019 | 0 Comments

The OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee announces the following recipients of our 2019-20 scholarships:   Tevis Hillis, University of Oklahoma Amanda Cardoso, Oklahoma City University Lenora LaVictoire, Oklahoma City University Zoe Travers, Oklahoma City University Wade Haugen, Oklahoma State University Olivianna Calmes, Oklahoma Baptist University   They will be recognized at the annual Student Day Awards…

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State Championship Broadcast Lines

By ssundholm | 02/20/2019 | 0 Comments

The OAB will again arrange for broadcast lines at the sites of the State High School Basketball Championships on the weekends of February 28-March 2 and March 7-9 Use of the lines must be scheduled through the OAB office. The reservation form can be found below. You may also download the form from our website…

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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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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


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

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

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RSS National Association of Broadcasters

  • Over 200 First-Time Exhibitors Join 2019 NAB Show 03/21/2019
    More than 200 companies will exhibit for the first time at the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
  • NAB Show Launches New Influencer Series 03/18/2019
    The 2019 NAB Show is launching the new Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment. High-profile executives from leading sports and entertainment companies will participate in a series of in-depth discussions on strategies for success in an era of increasing competition. NAB Show is held April 6-11.
  • NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Repack Reimbursement Order 03/15/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC's approval of an order authorizing the reimbursement of low-power television, TV translator and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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