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Recent News

OSSAA Playoff Passes Application Form Now Available

By ssundholm | 09/09/2019 |

The application for requesting OSSAA Media Passes is available here: http://ossaa.com/Media.aspx. If you have any questions, e-mail Van Shea Iven, OSSAA Media Relations Director, or call (405) 840-1116.

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FCC Announces Modifications to the Children’s Television Rules

By ssundholm | 08/19/2019 |

The FCC has released its draft Order for changes to the rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. Please see our Legal and Regulatory Page for a summary of the changes and a link to the full FCC Fact Sheet.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai meets with OAB

By ssundholm | 06/12/2019 |

The OAB met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to give feedback on the TV Repack Issue as well as local radio issues during the chairman’s recent trip to Tulsa. Pictured (l-r) are Vance Harrison, OAB; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; Trevor Wiseman and David Griffin, Griffin Communications; Chairman Pai; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications.

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June 11 – A Day to Honor Community Service

By ssundholm | 06/10/2019 |

The OAB is partnering with the National Association of Broadcasters in asking our stations to use #BroadcastGood across all social media platforms on June 11 to showcase your favorite public service project, volunteer efforts and work to serve diverse communities. To participate: Post a picture, video or text about your station’s charitable and volunteer efforts…

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Annual Elections

By ssundholm | 03/22/2019 |

The annual elections of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters will be held during the Annual Membership Meeting of the Association at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. The nominating committee will set forth the following nominees to serve on the Board of Directors: For 3-year board positions: Jon…

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OAB Lobbies Congressional Delegation

By ssundholm | 03/04/2019 |

On February 27 the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, along with 49 other State Broadcast Associations, called on their senators and representatives to discuss issues of importance to the Broadcasting Industry. OAB members Cathy Gunther, Cox Media Tulsa; Roger Harris, Chickasaw Nation Radio; Brent Hensley, KOCO-TV/Hearst TV; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; and Heston Wright, Wright…

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Upcoming Events

February 6--OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards Results Announced.

February 17--Deadline to apply for OAB Education Foundation Scholarships and Faculty Fellowship.

March 6--OAB Convention Registration Deadline.

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)


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


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


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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