Basketball Broadcast Line Information

Line Usage & Cost

The lines are for use by OAB member stations only. Non-member stations are permitted under some circumstances. The OAB covers the cost of the lines as a benefit for our member stations. Non-member stations using the lines will be charged $50 per game.

Long Distance Charges

There should not be any long distance charges to these lines. Make prior arrangements for your station to call you.

Broadcast Rights Fees

There are no broadcast rights fees for state playoff games. This applies to district, area, regional, and championship games.

Press Passes

The OSSAA requires that you present an OSSAA Press Pass to gain free admission to playoff games. Request forms for passes were sent to stations by OSSAA. If you do not have a pass, contact OSSAA at (405) 840-1116.

Line Reservations

To reserve a broadcast line at a particular site, you must complete the enclosed form and e-mail or fax it to the OAB Office at 405-848-0772 or struby@oabok.org. Lines should be reserved at least 48 hours in advance of games. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before game time. Otherwise, you will be billed for the reserved lines.

On-Site Usage

  1. Arrive early enough to check for line problems. If a problem exists, report it immediately. Do not use a line not assigned to you.
  2. The OSSAA only allows 15 minutes between games. You should wrap-up your broadcast and clear the area within 5 minutes after your game ends. This will allow stations following you to set-up and check equipment.
  3. Be courteous! Work with the other stations and tournament officials. We do not need to alienate anyone.
  4. Broadcast Row is reserved for working staff only—not spouses, friends, etc. Please adhere to this request.

Basketball Broadcast Line Reservation

  • Basketball Broadcast Line Reservation

     Note:

    Please submit a separate form for each team you are covering. Please submit this form at least 48 hours prior to game time. You only need to submit a reservation for the team's first game in the series. We will assume you will carry all three games if the team advances, and will assign numbers for all three games (see below).

  • Contact Information

  • Team Information

  • 1st game only
  • 1st game only
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  • 1st game only
  • Line Assignments

  • Upon receipt of this form, we will assign your line numbers and fax or email the information back to you no later than Wednesday afternoon.

    Cancellation deadline is 48 hours prior to game time.

    Due to the necessity for advance scheduling of numbers, alternates may be assigned in the event the primary number is in use.

    If you experience trouble with a line, please report it immediately. Do not go to the other line, it may be reserved. If it is not reserved, you may use it, but the troubled line should still be reported.

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