COVID-19 Resources for Broadcasters

The OAB is working with several organizations to provide resources for broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go here to access the best information and practices to keep your employees and your communities safe.

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FCC Compliance

Keep your stations FCC-Compliant through the OAB Alternative Inspection Program. Already a participant? Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.

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Local Broadcast Sales

24/7 On-Line Sales Training Available to All OAB Members!

Recent News

Managing through the Crisis: What Station Managers Need to Know from the FCC

By ssundholm | 03/31/2020 |

On Thursday, April 2nd, the OAB will host a brief webinar with Washington counsel David Oxenford to discuss the things you need to know about the FCC during the pandemic. Five questions to be answered include: Can I still contact the FCC if I need to? How does the pandemic affect FCC filing deadlines and…

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Exemption Letter for Essential Communications Employees

By ssundholm | 03/25/2020 |

As you know, Governor Stitt announced “safer at home” restrictions yesterday on essential and non-essential businesses in 19 Oklahoma counties. He referenced “federal guidelines” which are from the Department of Homeland Security under the Critical Infrastructure Security Act. Fortunately, communications companies are included as essential businesses, and specifically broadcasters and media services. Click this link:…

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Sales Webinar Addressing COVID-19

By ssundholm | 03/24/2020 |

Sales Webinar from LocalBroadcastSales.com Thursday, March 26 11:12 a.m. (That is not a typo) Local Broadcast Sales is hosting an unprecedented webinar for TV and radio station owners, leaders, managers, and reps! A panel will address strategies for this uncertain time, as well as take your questions. Click below for more information and to register: March…

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Crisis Leadership Webinar

By ssundholm | 03/24/2020 |

Leadership Webinar from Revenue Development Resources Friday, March 27 10:30-11:30 a.m. A timely webinar on working with your teams to make the most of unprecedented and uncertain times. Click here for more information and to register. A confirmation email will be sent to registrants.

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Department of Homeland Security Access Letters

By ssundholm | 03/24/2020 |

Two letters from the DHS regarding access to fuel AND employee access to your studio and transmitter sites have been emailed to all members. Please contact OAB if you did not receive the email.

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COVID-19 Resources for Broadcasters

By Nancy Struby | 03/21/2020 |

The OAB is working with several organizations to provide resources for broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go here to access the best information and practices to keep your employees and your communities safe.

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Upcoming Events

March 26--Sales Webinar from LocalBroadcastSales.com

March 27--Crisis Leadership Webinar from Revenue Development Resources

April 2 11:00am CDT--"Managing Through the Crisis" webinar.

April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.  **CANCELLED**

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

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.

RSS National Association of Broadcasters

  • NAB and APTS Commend FCC for Adopting NPRM to Allow Enhanced Uses of Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks 03/31/2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Public Television Stations commend the Federal Communications Commission for its adoption of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would modernize the Digital Transmission System (DTS) rules to allow for the enhanced uses that the Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) can provide.
  • NAB Statement on Congressional Passage of COVID-19 Emergency Relief 03/27/2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of House passage of a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package following Senate passage earlier this week, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:
  • NAB Statement on FCC Guidance on Lowest Unit Rate 03/26/2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to guidance provide by the FCC's Media Bureau that free ads on broadcast TV stations do not count towards calculation of the lowest unit rate that is charged for political ads, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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