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 Member Update

By Vance Harrison | 05/24/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Vance Harrison | 05/24/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By Vance Harrison | 05/23/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 03/29/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 02/20/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 02/20/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 02/08/2018 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 12/11/2017 | 0 Comments

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

By PXMStaff | 12/11/2017 | 0 Comments

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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Contact your legislator and tell them NO TAX ON ADVERTISING!

By PXMAdmin | 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
No Ad Tax Oklahoma!

A tax on advertising will be devastating to the business community large and small in Oklahoma. Make sure your lawmakers in Oklahoma know the impact of their decisions.

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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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  • Over 200 First-Time Exhibitors Join 2019 NAB Show 03/21/2019
    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.
  • NAB Show Launches New Influencer Series 03/18/2019
    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.
  • NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Repack Reimbursement Order 03/15/2019
    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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