Contact your legislator and tell them NO TAX ON ADVERTISING!

A tax on advertising will be devastating to the business community large and small in Oklahoma. Make sure your lawmakers in Oklahoma know the impact of their decisions.

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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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The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Elects Al Eschbach and Vance Harrison Into the Hall of Fame

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected Sports Broadcaster, Innovator, and Educator Al Eschbach for induction into the OAB Hall of Fame, along with Broadcaster and Industry Advocate Vance Harrison.   Al Eschbach Al Eschbach’s broadcasting career began in 1976 as the Sports Director at KTOK Radio in Oklahoma City. In 1985 he moved to…

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OAB meets with new Congressional Representative

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

Broadcasters from Oklahoma’s 5th district welcomed newly-elected Congresswoman Kendra Horn on December 11 in Oklahoma City. Pictured above (L-R): Susan Sundholm, OAB; Kevin Perry, Perry Broadcasting; Nancy Struby, OAB; Polly Anderson, OETA; Ty Tyler, Tyler Media; Congresswoman-elect Kendra Horn; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications; Vance Harrison, OAB; William Lanesey, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Jon Phillips, iHeart Media;…

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2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards

By ssundholm | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments

Join us as we honor the best work of 2018 by Oklahoma’s radio and television broadcasters! The 2018  Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Entry packets were mailed to member stations on November 16, or you can go here for the information.…

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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 .    

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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

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

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.

RSS National Association of Broadcasters

  • KFOR-AM to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB Show 01/17/2019
    The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor KFOR-AM, Lincoln, NE with the esteemed NAB Crystal Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, held Tuesday, April 9 during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
  • NAB Statement on House Introduction of PIRATE Act 01/16/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the introduction of the PIRATE Act in the House of Representatives, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
  • Cathy Hughes to be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 01/16/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc. Cathy Hughes will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2019 NAB Show. The induction will occur during the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 8 at the Encore in Las Vegas.

RSS Radio Advertising Bureau

  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring John Ellis of Ellis & Associates 01/16/2019
    One year ago, at CES in Las Vegas, RAB President & CEO Erica Farber sat down with John Ellis of Ellis & Associates, to discuss one of Radio’s most important business categories – automotive.  John is an author and futurist and is an expert in big data and how it will change business models. Reconnecting at […]
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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Richard Oatman, President of First Person Advertising in Kansas City 01/09/2019
    In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Richard Oatman, President of First Person Advertising based in Kansas City. With a strong background in radio sales, Richard has taken that experience and put it to work on behalf of small business owners. His clients must monetize their ad investments and they hold […]
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