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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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KRMG Wins Crystal Radio Award

By PXMAdmin | 05/06/2017 | 0 Comments

OAB congratulates KRMG, Tulsa, a 2017 recipient of the NAB Crystal Radio Award. The award is in recognition of KRMG’s outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Way to go, KRMG!

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OAB Education Foundation Scholarship Winners

By PXMAdmin | 04/15/2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners! They will be recognized at the annual Student Day Lunchon on March 30 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Joanna Grace Babb, Oklahoma City Community College Zayna Haliburton, Cameron University Reagan Hayes, University of Oklahoma Reagan Ledbetter, University of Oklahoma Charles Jackson, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Jayson King,…

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Bob Carpenter Elected to OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 03/02/2017 | 0 Comments

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected sportscaster Bob Carpenter into its Hall of Fame. Bob started his illustrious career as the play-by-play announcer for the Tulsa Oilers baseball team and later became the Sports Director at KTUL TV 8 and KRAV FM in Tulsa. Bob then took his talent to the national stage and…

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OAB Says Farewell to William A. Weaver OAB Hall of Fame

By PXMAdmin | 02/22/2017 | 0 Comments

OAB offers condolences to the friends and family of Hall of Fame member William A. Weaver, who died February 25, 2017. Mike Askins, general manager of KGFF in Shawnee, offers this wonderful tribute to his friend and mentor: Oklahoma Broadcasting Legend William A. Weaver left this earth around 7:30 Saturday morning. Bill Weaver was a…

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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!    

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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…

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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…

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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

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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