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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Annual Elections

By ssundholm | 03/22/2019 | 0 Comments

The annual elections of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting of the Association at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. The nominating committee will set forth the following nominees to serve on the Board of Directors: For 3-year board positions: Jon…

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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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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

2019 Annual Convention Recap (and some personal news)


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


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

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RSS National Association of Broadcasters

  • Dozen House Members and Senators Sign On as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors 04/16/2019
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Ten Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators 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 […]
  • Attendance Announced for 2019 NAB Show 04/10/2019
    Las Vegas, NV -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced today preliminary registered attendance of 91,460 for the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
  • 2019 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Winners Announced 04/09/2019
    The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 10 winners of the 32nd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards.

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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media 04/24/2019
    Townsquare Media is the 3rd largest owner of radio stations in the country. The company is a radio, digital media, entertainment, and digital marketing solutions company focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets. They have no stations in the top 50 markets and all decisions in […]
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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Bruno Tabbi, President of IgnitionToll Free 04/17/2019
    Have you ever been in a car listening to a radio spot for a product or service that interested you and then they asked you to call them? You didn’t have a pen handy nor did you have anything to write the phone number on. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the […]
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