2019 Annual Convention Recap (and some personal news)

2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.

1. Attendance was 711 different persons registered for one or more events.
  • 240 for Thursday Student Day luncheon with Keynote speaker Governor Kevin Stitt. (Set a record)
  • 100 for Thursday buffet dinner with musical artist James Slater.
Read More Read More

Annual Elections

The annual elections of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting of the Association at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.

The nominating committee will set forth the following nominees to serve on the Board of Directors:

For 3-year board positions:

  • Jon Phillips, Area President, iHeartMedia Markets Group, Oklahoma City/Tulsa
  • Kevin Potter, President/General Manager, KWON/KYFM/KRIG/KPGM, Bartlesville
  • Wes Milbourn, President/General Manager, KFOR-TV/KAUT-TV, Oklahoma City

For Chair-Elect:

  • Brent Hensley, President/General Manager, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City

Voting members may also make nominations from the floor.… Read More

Read More

OAB Lobbies Congressional Delegation

On February 27 the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, along with 49 other State Broadcast Associations, called on their senators and representatives to discuss issues of importance to the Broadcasting Industry.

OAB members Cathy Gunther, Cox Media Tulsa; Roger Harris, Chickasaw Nation Radio; Brent Hensley, KOCO-TV/Hearst TV; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; and Heston Wright, Wright Radio joined Vance Harrison and Nancy Struby in DC.… Read More

Read More

2019 Lisa John Faculty Fellow

The OAB Education Foundation congratulates Wendy Brunner, Oklahoma City University, on her selection as the 2019 Lisa John Faculty Fellow.

The $3,000 Fellowship is a four-week work program at an Oklahoma radio or television station. It provides an opportunity for faculty members at Oklahoma’s broadcast schools to update their skills and develop closer relationships with radio and television broadcasters.… Read More

Read More

2019-20 Scholarship Recipients

The OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee announces the following recipients of our 2019-20 scholarships:


Tevis Hillis, University of Oklahoma

Amanda Cardoso, Oklahoma City University

Lenora LaVictoire, Oklahoma City University

Zoe Travers, Oklahoma City University

Wade Haugen, Oklahoma State University

Olivianna Calmes, Oklahoma Baptist University


They will be recognized at the annual Student Day Awards Luncheon on April 4 at the Skirvin Hotel.

Read More Read More

State Championship Broadcast Lines

The OAB will again arrange for broadcast lines at the sites of the State High School Basketball Championships on the weekends of February 28-March 2 and March 7-9

Use of the lines must be scheduled through the OAB office. The reservation form can be found below.… Read More

Read More

Local Broadcasting is Still the Most Dominant Medium

Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium

Will Payne


By Will Payne, OAB Chairman, Payne Radio Group

As Broadcasters near the century mark of “Public Service” to our communities, we should reflect on why we are so critical to society and why we will continue to thrive in a very fluid media landscape.… Read More

Read More

2019 OAB Convention

Skirvin Hotel - 2019 OAB Annual Convention

The 2019 OAB Convention will be at the beautiful and historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, April 4-5! We have a great line-up of sessions and speakers.… Read More

Read More