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Awards Entry Deadline is Extended

By ssundholm | 01/10/2019 | 0 Comments

The deadline for submitting your entries for the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to January 14, 2019; 11:59pm. Instructions for entering can be found here

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The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Elects Al Eschbach and Vance Harrison Into the Hall of Fame

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected Sports Broadcaster, Innovator, and Educator Al Eschbach for induction into the OAB Hall of Fame, along with Broadcaster and Industry Advocate Vance Harrison.   Al Eschbach Al Eschbach’s broadcasting career began in 1976 as the Sports Director at KTOK Radio in Oklahoma City. In 1985 he moved to…

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OAB meets with new Congressional Representative

By ssundholm | 12/19/2018 | 0 Comments

Broadcasters from Oklahoma’s 5th district welcomed newly-elected Congresswoman Kendra Horn on December 11 in Oklahoma City. Pictured above (L-R): Susan Sundholm, OAB; Kevin Perry, Perry Broadcasting; Nancy Struby, OAB; Polly Anderson, OETA; Ty Tyler, Tyler Media; Congresswoman-elect Kendra Horn; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications; Vance Harrison, OAB; William Lanesey, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Jon Phillips, iHeart Media;…

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2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards

By ssundholm | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments

Join us as we honor the best work of 2018 by Oklahoma’s radio and television broadcasters! The 2018  Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Entry packets were mailed to member stations on November 16, or you can go here for the information.…

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Annual Regulatory Fees due September 25

By ssundholm | 09/24/2018 | 0 Comments

Last week we notified members about the September 25th deadline for paying Annual Regulatory Fees. If you have questions, you can find a Fact Sheet from the FCC detailing fees for your station(s) here .    

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Sales Webinar September 19th

By ssundholm | 09/18/2018 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder… The last session in our webinar series on Recruiting and Retaining Sales Professionals will stream Wednesday, September 19 10:00-11:00am. Tomorrow’s session will cover “Compensation and On-Boarding.” Managers on your team will learn about various compensation plans to assure buy-in and engagement for better retention, as well as strategies to get those new hires ramped-up and productive…

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EAS/WEA test postponed until Oct. 3

By ssundholm | 09/17/2018 | 0 Comments

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018   FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.   The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m.…

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CBD Oil Adverstising

By ssundholm | 09/12/2018 | 0 Comments

The legality of ads for CBD products remains uncertain. CBD oil sellers claim that there is no THC in their products – THC being the active ingredient in marijuana that makes it illegal. Federal law says that hemp products without THC can be sold in limited circumstances as approved by the states. But the FDA…

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Sales Recruitment Webinars Continue for OAB Members

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Tips for Attracting New Employees, the first in a 3-part webinar series hosted by the OAB, was held this week. Participants enjoyed the session, saying presenter Laurie Kahn of Media Staffing Network shared lots of good information that will be easy to implement in their stations. This session was recorded. Please e-mail Nancy Struby if…

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Congratulations Senator Coleman and Representative Wright!

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Bill Coleman, owner of Team Radio stations in Ponca City, Blackwell, Stillwater, and Perry, won his runoff election last night for Oklahoma Senate District 10. Bill is unopposed in the November election, so congratulations Senator Coleman! Bill has been a valuable member of the OAB, serving on the OAB Board of Directors and the NAB…

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Upcoming Events

May 14, 2019--Local Broadcast Sales Webinar, "Leadership Impact RX," presented by Mark and Holly Levy, Revenue Development Resources. 11:00am

May 15, 2019--Free Webinar from Media Staffing Network, “Tips to Help Attract & Retain Sales Talent." 12:00pm.

April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

2019 Annual Convention Recap (and some personal news)

04/19/2019

2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. 1. Attendance was 711 different…

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Local Broadcasting is Still the Most Dominant Medium

02/15/2019

Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium   By Will Payne, OAB Chairman, Payne Radio Group As Broadcasters…

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C Band Satellite Dishes

05/24/2018

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

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