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The FCC has released its draft Order for changes to the rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. Please see our Legal and Regulatory Page for a summary of the changes and a link to the full FCC Fact Sheet.Read More
The OAB met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to give feedback on the TV Repack Issue as well as local radio issues during the chairman’s recent trip to Tulsa. Pictured (l-r) are Vance Harrison, OAB; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; Trevor Wiseman and David Griffin, Griffin Communications; Chairman Pai; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications.Read More
The OAB is partnering with the National Association of Broadcasters in asking our stations to use #BroadcastGood across all social media platforms on June 11 to showcase your favorite public service project, volunteer efforts and work to serve diverse communities. To participate: Post a picture, video or text about your station’s charitable and volunteer efforts…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.
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by Vance Harrison
2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. 1. Attendance was 711 different…Read More
Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium By Will Payne, OAB Chairman, Payne Radio Group As Broadcasters…Read More
Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.