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.Read More
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Congratulations to TJ, Janet, & Jrod, KJYO, Oklahoma City, OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!
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…
30Background on the GMR/RMLC Issues by David Oxenford Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP email@example.com www.broadcastlawblog.com 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…
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…
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…
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…
The 2015 OAB Awards entry packets will be mailed to all member stations on Friday, November 13. You may also download copies here.
In Oklahoma, the 2016 races will include President, Senator Lankford’s seat, all HOR seats, and some state HOR seats. The lowest unit rate windows for 2016 political advertising are: Presidential Primary Window Opens: January 16, 2016 Presidential Primary Date: March 1, 2016 Statewide Congressional Primary Window Opens: May 14, 2016 Statewide Congressional Primary Date: June 28,…
OSSAA has released the form to request passes for the 2015-2016 playoffs season. Click here for a copy of the request form.
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October 3: Mandatory National EAS/WEA test
September 4: New FCC Application Fees go into effect.
September 4: Deadline for TV stations that are being re-packed to file for extension if they won't meet the November 30 deadline for completion of transition to their new channel.
September 25: Deadline to pay Annual Regulatory Fees.
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by Vance Harrison
Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.