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OAB Remembers James “Bob” Brewer

By ssundholm | 11/07/2019 |

Oklahoma Broadcasters lost a legend this week. James R. “Bob” Brewer passed away on Tuesday, November 5. Please join us in remembering our Hall of Fame member and broadcasting pioneer.  

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FCC Ownership Decision

By ssundholm | 09/25/2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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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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  • NAB Statement on Circulation of House Judiciary STELAR Legislation 11/18/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to STELAR legislation circulated today by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
  • 200 House Members Now Support Local Radio Freedom Act 11/14/2019
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Five Members of the House of Representatives and a Senator have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties […]
  • NAB Leadership Foundation Announces Inaugural Media Sales Academy Class 11/04/2019
    The NAB Leadership Foundation announced the inaugural Media Sales Academy class. The Media Sales Academy was developed from the Media Sales Institute.

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