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2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards

By ssundholm | 11/19/2019 |

Join us as we honor the best work of 2019 by Oklahoma’s radio and television broadcasters! The 2019  Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Friday, April 3, 2020, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. Entry packets were mailed to member stations on November 14, or you can go here for…

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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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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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