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 MoreRead More
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.
2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.
- 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.
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
- Brent Hensley, President/General Manager, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City
Voting members may also make nominations from the floor.… Read MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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
Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium
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 MoreRead More