2019 OAB Convention

The 2019 OAB Convention will be at the beautiful and historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, April 4-5! We have a great line-up of sessions and speakers.

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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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ETRS Form 1 due today – For 9/20 EAS test

By ssundholm | 08/27/2018 | 0 Comments

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM (CDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in the 9/20/18. Like previous EAS tests, all broadcasters must be registered in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and ETRS Form One must be completed…

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OAB Sales Recruitment Webinars–August 29 and September 12

By ssundholm | 08/10/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB, along with our counterparts in Kansas and Missouri, is sponsoring a series of webinars designed to help you strategically prospect and hire good salespeople. Laurie Kahn, Presenter These one-hour sessions are presented by Laurie Kahn, Founder of Media Staffing Network, Inc. ™, the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and…

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Upcoming Deadlines

February 8: OAB Education Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Applications due. Click here for information.

January 14: 11:59pm is the deadline to enter the 2018 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards. Click here for information.

News You Can Use

by Vance Harrison

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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    More than 200 companies will exhibit for the first time at the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
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    The 2019 NAB Show is launching the new Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment. High-profile executives from leading sports and entertainment companies will participate in a series of in-depth discussions on strategies for success in an era of increasing competition. NAB Show is held April 6-11.
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC's approval of an order authorizing the reimbursement of low-power television, TV translator and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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