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OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!

By PXMAdmin | 02/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to TJ, Janet, & Jrod, KJYO, Oklahoma City, OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!    

OAB FCC Ruling on Public File

By PXMAdmin | 02/01/2017 | 0 Comments

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…

OAB Attorney David Oxenford Summarizes the Current Global Music Rights (GMR) Situation with FAQs

By PXMAdmin | 01/30/2017 | 0 Comments

30Background on the GMR/RMLC Issues by David Oxenford Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP doxenford@wbklaw.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…

2017 Regulatory Calendar for Broadcasters

By PXMAdmin | 01/02/2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Bob Barry Jr. Elected into OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

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…

Remembering Oklahoma Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bill Payne

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

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…

Call for Entries! 2015 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 OAB Awards entry packets will be mailed to all member stations on Friday, November 13. You may also download copies here.

Lowest Unit Rate for 2016 Political Advertising

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

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 Playoff Passes

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

OSSAA has released the form to request passes for the 2015-2016 playoffs season. Click here for a copy of the request form.

“Like” us on Facebook!

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

OAB has a Facebook page, where we will feature updates about OAB events as well as promote our member stations. Feel free to share some of your comments on what’s happening around the industry, and your success stories that prove this is still the best business going!

Upcoming Deadlines

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 7: Lowest Unit Rate window opens for November General Election.

September 19: Deadline for TV stations to file Shared Service Agreements.

Please notify your Chief Engineers about the change.

September 25: Deadline to pay Annual Regulatory Fees.

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by Vance Harrison

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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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Shayna Sharpe, CEO of Regional Reps 09/19/2018
    In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Shayna Sharpe, CEO of Regional Reps. Founded in 1956, the company works with independently owned and operated radio stations and focuses their efforts on finding national and regional revenue opportunities. Shayna shares her thoughts on how the political business category is shaping […]
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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates. 09/12/2018
    Election day 2018 is about eight weeks away and while it is not a presidential election there are many state and local races that will be decided. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates. Borrell Associates recently updated their forecast for […]
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