FCC Chairman Ajit Pai meets with OAB

The OAB met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to give feedback on the TV Repack Issue as well as local radio issues during the chairman’s recent trip to Tulsa. Pictured (l-r) are Vance Harrison, OAB; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; Trevor Wiseman and David Griffin, Griffin Communications; Chairman Pai; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications.… Read More

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June 11 – A Day to Honor Community Service

The OAB is partnering with the National Association of Broadcasters in asking our stations to use #BroadcastGood across all social media platforms on June 11 to showcase your favorite public service project, volunteer efforts and work to serve diverse communities. To participate:

  • Post a picture, video or text about your station’s charitable and volunteer efforts highlighting community service initiatives.
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FCC Compliance

Keep your stations FCC-Compliant through the OAB Alternative Inspection Program.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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