C Band Satellite Dishes

The following advisory from our FCC attorney David Oxenford relates to the FCC’s use of the C Band earth stations. Many of you currently have C Band satellite dishes that you use to download programming. While to date you have not been required to license these dishes, the FCC is doing a survey to find…

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OAB Member Update

Roger Harris, who has worked in Ada for the past forty years and is the Market Manager for the Chickasaw Nation Radio group of five stations, was recently elected to the NAB Board of Directors for the Oklahoma/Texas region. Roger replaces Bill Coleman from Ponca City and Stillwater who capably served for the six years…

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OAB Elects a New Chairman and Four New Directors

Please join us in welcoming Will Payne as the New Chairman of the OAB Board of Directors. Will is the youngest of OAB Hall of Famer Bill Payne‘s four kids and owns several stations in southeastern Oklahoma in addition to helping with the music selection for a number of the Family’s stations in Eastern Oklahoma.…

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OAB Convention at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa

The OAB celebrated it’s 70th Anniversary with record attendance (732 people were registered) 4/19-4/20/2018 at the new and very impressive facility in South Tulsa. There were 18 sessions on all facets of the business and OAB Hall of Famers Ronnie Kaye, Linda Cavanaugh, and John David gave the keynote address at the annual luncheon. Of…

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OAB at the NAB State Leadership Conference, Washington DC

The OAB travelled to Washington DC in late February to meet with our Congressional Delegation and to thank them for their support of Free-Local-Over-The-Air Broadcasting. We have full support from them on the three pressing issues at hand: Their support of The RADIO PERFORMANCE TAX. All five congressman have signed the Resolution to oppose a…

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OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Winners

The OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee congratulates the following recipients of our $2,000 2018-19 scholarships: Lauren Linville, University of Oklahoma Joanna Grace Babb, Oklahoma City University Sophia Babb, Oklahoma City University Jesse Risner, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Vy Luong, University of Central Oklahoma Addison Skaggs, Oklahoma State University Congratulations to these students!

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OAB Education Foundation Announces Faculty Fellowship Recipient

The OAB Education Foundation Fellowship Selection Committee congratulates Bob Dickey, University of Oklahoma, on his selection as the 2018 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…

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2017 Outstanding Achievement Award

The 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged, and the results are here. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and THANK YOU to everyone who entered. Oklahoma broadcasters continue to set high standards for our industry. Awards will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, April 20, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in…

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2017 Achievement Awards

Entry forms for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awards were mailed to member stations on December 1.  You can also download forms here. The entry deadline is January 14, 2018.

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Online Public File Webinar

March 1, 2018, all radio stations (both commercial and noncommercial) will be required to have fully activated their FCC-hosted online public inspection file. Do you know what is required to be in compliance with the FCC rules? David Oxenford and David O’Connor of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLC presented a very informative 1-hour webinar on the…

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