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OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Winners

By PXMAdmin | 04/15/2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners! They will be recognized at the annual Student Day Lunchon on March 30 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Joanna Grace Babb, Oklahoma City Community College Zayna Haliburton, Cameron University Reagan Hayes, University of Oklahoma Reagan Ledbetter, University of Oklahoma Charles Jackson, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Jayson King,…

Bob Carpenter Elected to OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 03/02/2017 | 0 Comments

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected sportscaster Bob Carpenter into its Hall of Fame. Bob started his illustrious career as the play-by-play announcer for the Tulsa Oilers baseball team and later became the Sports Director at KTUL TV 8 and KRAV FM in Tulsa. Bob then took his talent to the national stage and…

OAB Says Farewell to William A. Weaver OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 02/22/2017 | 0 Comments

OAB offers condolences to the friends and family of Hall of Fame member William A. Weaver, who died February 25, 2017. Mike Askins, general manager of KGFF in Shawnee, offers this wonderful tribute to his friend and mentor: Oklahoma Broadcasting Legend William A. Weaver left this earth around 7:30 Saturday morning. Bill Weaver was a…

OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!

By PXMAdmin | 02/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to TJ, Janet, & Jrod, KJYO, Oklahoma City, OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!    

OAB FCC Ruling on Public File

By PXMAdmin | 02/01/2017 | 0 Comments

The FCC has eliminated the need for commercial broadcasters to retain letters and emails from the public in their public inspection files. This removes the last piece of broadcasters’ local paper public files. Additionally, the FCC concluded that because commercial broadcasters will no longer need to maintain correspondence from the public, licensees will also no…

OAB Attorney David Oxenford Summarizes the Current Global Music Rights (GMR) Situation with FAQs

By PXMAdmin | 01/30/2017 | 0 Comments

30Background on the GMR/RMLC Issues by David Oxenford Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Commercial radio broadcasters have been seeing numerous communications over the last week about Global Music Rights (GMR) and its seemingly contentious music royalty negotiations with the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). Many stations are confused about this controversy and what it…

2017 Regulatory Calendar for Broadcasters

By PXMAdmin | 01/02/2017 | 0 Comments

A note from our Washington friend, David Oxenford: At the beginning of each year, we publish our broadcaster’s calendar of important dates – setting out the many dates for which broadcasters should be on alert as this year progresses.  The Broadcasters Calendar for 2017 is available here. The dates set out on the calendar include…

Bob Barry Jr. Elected into OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters is proud to announce that Bob Barry Jr. has been elected into the prestigious OAB Hall of Fame. Starting in 1980 while at OU as a Journalism major calling high school football games, Bob’s infectious enthusiasm was the hallmark of his prolific career. He joined his legendary father Bob Barry Sr. at Channel…

Remembering Oklahoma Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bill Payne

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma lost a Hall of Famer, a pioneer and a passionate radio man last night. Bill Payne was the Complete Broadcaster and was inducted into the OAB Hall in 2014. Bill was 76 years old. The inscription on his plaque is below: KWHP AM, Cushing, is where William Haydon Payne started his career at age…

Call for Entries! 2015 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 OAB Awards entry packets will be mailed to all member stations on Friday, November 13. You may also download copies here.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

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.…

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Vance Harrison, OAB President

Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.

David Oxenford - Broadcast LawDavid Oxenford has been the OAB’s “man in Washington,” answering the association’s FCC hotline for over 20 years, and regularly speaking at OAB events on DC legal issues

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

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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  • NAB Statement on Introduction of READI Act 07/18/2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s introduction of the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act of 2018 by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Thune (R-SD), the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:
  • 2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced 07/16/2018
    The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2018 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.
  • NAB Statement on House Energy & Commerce Passage of PIRATE Act 07/12/2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of the PIRATE Act (H.R. 5709) by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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