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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Recent News

Call for Entries: 2020 OAB Awards

By Nancy Struby | 12/04/2020 |

It’s contest time again! Entry packets for the 2020 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards were emailed to member stations on December 4.

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Preparing for Radio License Renewal: Link to Webinar Recording

By ssundholm | 11/23/2020 |

The eight year license term is coming around again. By February 1, 2021, radio stations in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska will need to file their license renewal applications. With the public file online, a broadcaster’s activities will be subject to much more scrutiny than in the past.

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KidVid Reports

By ssundholm | 10/01/2020 |

For TV stations looking to stay on top of their KidVid reporting, the updated form to be used for the 2020 Children’s Television Programming Report is now available and can be accessed through the FCC’s Licensing and Management System (LMS). Stations can begin to prepare the form, update it during the remainder of the year, saving the information…

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Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists

By ssundholm | 10/01/2020 |

On or before October 10, all TV and radio stations must upload to their public file their Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists for the 3rd quarter (July, August, and September). The Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists are a station’s evidence of how it operated in the public interest, demonstrating its treatment of its community’s most significant issues. If you need a refresher on…

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C-band Earth Station Lump Sum Reimbursement

By Nancy Struby | 08/27/2020 |

C-band earth station licensees can elect lump sum reimbursement payments for repacking costs by September 14.

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Radio Broadcasters and SESAC Sign a New Music License Agreement

By ssundholm | 08/26/2020 |

The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) yesterday announced an agreement with SESAC to extend until the end of 2022 the current rates for the public performance of SESAC music by commercial radio stations. This long and protracted agreement will significantly lower your SESAC music licensing fees, which is great news for broadcasters. For more about…

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Upcoming Events

January 19, 2021--OAB Awards Entry Deadline

January 10, 2021--Quarterly FCC Reports Due

February 1, 2021--Radio License Renewal Application Deadline

2nd Quarter 2021--OAB Virtual Convention, date tba

March 24-25, 2022--OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa


News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

2019 Annual Convention Recap


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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