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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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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
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by Vance Harrison
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.