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Annual Regulatory Fees due September 25

By ssundholm | 09/24/2018 | 0 Comments

Last week we notified members about the September 25th deadline for paying Annual Regulatory Fees. If you have questions, you can find a Fact Sheet from the FCC detailing fees for your station(s) here .    

Sales Webinar September 19th

By ssundholm | 09/18/2018 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder… The last session in our webinar series on Recruiting and Retaining Sales Professionals will stream Wednesday, September 19 10:00-11:00am. Tomorrow’s session will cover “Compensation and On-Boarding.” Managers on your team will learn about various compensation plans to assure buy-in and engagement for better retention, as well as strategies to get those new hires ramped-up and productive…

EAS/WEA test postponed until Oct. 3

By ssundholm | 09/17/2018 | 0 Comments

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018   FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.   The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m.…

CBD Oil Adverstising

By ssundholm | 09/12/2018 | 0 Comments

The legality of ads for CBD products remains uncertain. CBD oil sellers claim that there is no THC in their products – THC being the active ingredient in marijuana that makes it illegal. Federal law says that hemp products without THC can be sold in limited circumstances as approved by the states. But the FDA…

Sales Recruitment Webinars Continue for OAB Members

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Tips for Attracting New Employees, the first in a 3-part webinar series hosted by the OAB, was held this week. Participants enjoyed the session, saying presenter Laurie Kahn of Media Staffing Network shared lots of good information that will be easy to implement in their stations. This session was recorded. Please e-mail Nancy Struby if…

Congratulations Senator Coleman and Representative Wright!

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Bill Coleman, owner of Team Radio stations in Ponca City, Blackwell, Stillwater, and Perry, won his runoff election last night for Oklahoma Senate District 10. Bill is unopposed in the November election, so congratulations Senator Coleman! Bill has been a valuable member of the OAB, serving on the OAB Board of Directors and the NAB…

ETRS Form 1 due today – For 9/20 EAS test

By ssundholm | 08/27/2018 | 0 Comments

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM (CDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in the 9/20/18. Like previous EAS tests, all broadcasters must be registered in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and ETRS Form One must be completed…

OAB Sales Recruitment Webinars–August 29 and September 12

By ssundholm | 08/10/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB, along with our counterparts in Kansas and Missouri, is sponsoring a series of webinars designed to help you strategically prospect and hire good salespeople. Laurie Kahn, Presenter These one-hour sessions are presented by Laurie Kahn, Founder of Media Staffing Network, Inc. ™, the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and…

OAB Member Update

By Vance Harrison | 05/24/2018 | 0 Comments

Roger Harris, who has worked in Ada for the past forty years and is the Market Manager for the Chickasaw Nation Radio group of five stations, was recently elected to the NAB Board of Directors for the Oklahoma/Texas region. Roger replaces Bill Coleman from Ponca City and Stillwater who capably served for the six years…

OAB Elects a New Chairman and Four New Directors

By Vance Harrison | 05/24/2018 | 0 Comments

Please join us in welcoming Will Payne as the New Chairman of the OAB Board of Directors. Will is the youngest of OAB Hall of Famer Bill Payne‘s four kids and owns several stations in southeastern Oklahoma in addition to helping with the music selection for a number of the Family’s stations in Eastern Oklahoma.…

Upcoming Deadlines

October 3: Mandatory National EAS/WEA test

September 4: New FCC Application Fees go into effect.

September 4: Deadline for TV stations that are being re-packed to file for extension if they won't meet the November 30 deadline for completion of transition to their new channel.

September 7: Lowest Unit Rate window opens for November General Election.

September 19: Deadline for TV stations to file Shared Service Agreements.

Please notify your Chief Engineers about the change.

September 25: Deadline to pay Annual Regulatory Fees.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

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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