About OAB

The OAB is a non-profit organization of commercial radio and television stations organized to serve the public interest and promote the cooperation and prosperity of its members. A 12-member Board of Directors governs the OAB.

A valuable resource for its members, the OAB provides information about regulation, advertising, employee recruitment, education and training, and the myriad of issues affecting our changing industry.

History

In 1948, a small group of Oklahoma radio broadcasters, sharing a common interest, banded together to form an association of radio broadcasters. In 1958, the organization was incorporated as the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association with a charter membership of 31 radio stations-30 AM and 1 FM.

In the early 1970s, a group of eight Oklahoma television stations formed the Oklahoma Telecasters Association, primarily for the purpose of fighting certain state tax issues. In 1983, the Oklahoma Telecasters Association merged with the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association. The name was changed to the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters in 1988.

Today, OAB membership numbers 152 radio stations, 29 television stations, 20 non-commercial/educational stations, and 28 associate members.

President & CEO
Vance Harrison

Director of Operations
Nancy Struby

Operations Assistant
Susan Sundholm

Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
6520 N. Western Avenue, Suite 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116

Office Hours
Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Telephone
(405) 848-0771

E-mail
General information

2017-2018 OAB Board of Directors

Heston Wright

Heston Wright
Chair

Wright Wradio
Weatherford
Cordell
Clinton

Wes Milbourn

Wes Milbourn
Treasurer

KFOR-TV/KAUT-TV
Oklahoma City

Wendy Brunner

Wendy Brunner
OBEA Board Representative

OCU

Lee-Anderson

Lee Anderson

Southeast Oklahoma Radio Group
McAlester

Pat Baldwin

Pat Baldwin

KTUL-TV
Tulsa

Amy Calvert

Amy Calvert

KJRH-TV
Tulsa

Kim Dodds

Kim Dodds

Townsquare Media
Lawton

David Griffin

David Griffin

Griffin Communications
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

Brent Hensley

Brent Hensley

KOCO-TV
Oklahoma City

Will Payne

Will Payne

Payne Radio Group
Muskogee

Antlers
Hugo

Kevin Perry

Kevin Perry

Perry Broadcasting
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Lawton

Kevin Potter

Kevin Potter

KWON/KPGM/
KRIG/KYFM

Bartlesville

Ty-Tyler

Ty Tyler

Tyler Media
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

 

OAB Past Chairmen

1948Matt BonebrakeOklahoma City
1949Bill HooverAda
1950George TarterEnid
1951Joe BernardOklahoma City
1952Chub BellattiStillwater
1953Allan PageLawton
1954Bob EnochOklahoma City
1955Frank LaneTulsa
1956-57Leo MorrisLawton
1958Pat MurphyEnid
1959-60Tom JohnsonOklahoma City
1961Frank LaneTulsa
1962-63Jim BellattiStillwater
1964-65Bill MorganNorman
1966-67Lee Allan SmithOklahoma City
1968Bill WeaverShawnee
1969Ken GreenwoodTulsa
1970Ed RyanWoodward
1971Ross BakerLawton
1972Hewel JonesOklahoma City
1973Bill PlattStillwater
1974Fred ThompsonBartlesville
1975Glen BurkeDurant
1976Ron BlueTulsa
1977Allan MuchmorePonca City
1978Jack BrewerChickasha
1979Tom ParringtonOklahoma City
1980Jack CresseTulsa
1981George WilburnAltus
1982Woody WoodardOklahoma City
1983Ed MontrayMcAlester
1984Ron KirbyLawton
1985Ben HevelTulsa
1986Carl SmithTulsa
1987Harold WrightAnadarko
1988Richard AdamsArdmore
1989-90Jim SmithOklahoma City
1991Dick JohnsonWeatherford
1991Lee SalzbergerTulsa
1991-92Doug WilliamsWoodward
1993Ed SmithGuymon
1994Bill KatsafanasOklahoma City
1995Bob ClarkArdmore
1995-96Dan BatesTulsa
1997Miles ChandlerOklahoma City
1998Larry PattonLawton
1999Chuck MorganLawton
2000William DonahueTulsa
2001Vance HarrisonOklahoma City
2002Pat BaldwinTulsa
2003Bill ColemanPonca City
2004Pat BrysonTulsa
2005Wes MilbournOklahoma City
2006Roger HarrisAda
2007Brent HensleyOklahoma City
2008Kevin PotterBartlesville
2009Dan LawrieTulsa
2010Lee AndersonMcAlester
2011Mike TaylorLawton
2012Kevin PerryOklahoma City/Tulsa/Lawton
2013Bill HurleyOklahoma City
2014-15David GriffinOklahoma City/Tulsa