A tax on advertising will be devastating to the business community large and small in Oklahoma. Make sure your lawmakers in Oklahoma know the impact of their decisions.Read More
24/7 On-Line Sales Training Available to All OAB Members!
Join us as we honor the best work of 2018 by Oklahoma’s radio and television broadcasters! The 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Entry packets were mailed to member stations on November 16, or you can go here for the information.…Read More
Just a reminder… The last session in our webinar series on Recruiting and Retaining Sales Professionals will stream Wednesday, September 19 10:00-11:00am. Tomorrow’s session will cover “Compensation and On-Boarding.” Managers on your team will learn about various compensation plans to assure buy-in and engagement for better retention, as well as strategies to get those new hires ramped-up and productive…Read More
Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018 FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m.…Read More
The legality of ads for CBD products remains uncertain. CBD oil sellers claim that there is no THC in their products – THC being the active ingredient in marijuana that makes it illegal. Federal law says that hemp products without THC can be sold in limited circumstances as approved by the states. But the FDA…Read More
Tips for Attracting New Employees, the first in a 3-part webinar series hosted by the OAB, was held this week. Participants enjoyed the session, saying presenter Laurie Kahn of Media Staffing Network shared lots of good information that will be easy to implement in their stations. This session was recorded. Please e-mail Nancy Struby if…Read More
Bill Coleman, owner of Team Radio stations in Ponca City, Blackwell, Stillwater, and Perry, won his runoff election last night for Oklahoma Senate District 10. Bill is unopposed in the November election, so congratulations Senator Coleman! Bill has been a valuable member of the OAB, serving on the OAB Board of Directors and the NAB…Read More
The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM (CDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in the 9/20/18. Like previous EAS tests, all broadcasters must be registered in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and ETRS Form One must be completed…Read More
The OAB, along with our counterparts in Kansas and Missouri, is sponsoring a series of webinars designed to help you strategically prospect and hire good salespeople. Laurie Kahn, Presenter These one-hour sessions are presented by Laurie Kahn, Founder of Media Staffing Network, Inc. ™, the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and…Read More
Roger Harris, who has worked in Ada for the past forty years and is the Market Manager for the Chickasaw Nation Radio group of five stations, was recently elected to the NAB Board of Directors for the Oklahoma/Texas region. Roger replaces Bill Coleman from Ponca City and Stillwater who capably served for the six years…Read More
October 3: Mandatory National EAS/WEA test
September 4: New FCC Application Fees go into effect.
September 4: Deadline for TV stations that are being re-packed to file for extension if they won't meet the November 30 deadline for completion of transition to their new channel.
September 25: Deadline to pay Annual Regulatory Fees.
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by Vance Harrison
Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.