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Sales Recruitment Webinars Continue for OAB Members

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Tips for Attracting New Employees, the first in a 3-part webinar series hosted by the OAB, was held this week. Participants enjoyed the session, saying presenter Laurie Kahn of Media Staffing Network shared lots of good information that will be easy to implement in their stations. This session was recorded. Please e-mail Nancy Struby if…

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Congratulations Senator Coleman and Representative Wright!

By ssundholm | 08/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Bill Coleman, owner of Team Radio stations in Ponca City, Blackwell, Stillwater, and Perry, won his runoff election last night for Oklahoma Senate District 10. Bill is unopposed in the November election, so congratulations Senator Coleman! Bill has been a valuable member of the OAB, serving on the OAB Board of Directors and the NAB…

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ETRS Form 1 due today – For 9/20 EAS test

By ssundholm | 08/27/2018 | 0 Comments

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM (CDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in the 9/20/18. Like previous EAS tests, all broadcasters must be registered in the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and ETRS Form One must be completed…

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OAB Sales Recruitment Webinars–August 29 and September 12

By ssundholm | 08/10/2018 | 0 Comments

The OAB, along with our counterparts in Kansas and Missouri, is sponsoring a series of webinars designed to help you strategically prospect and hire good salespeople. Laurie Kahn, Presenter These one-hour sessions are presented by Laurie Kahn, Founder of Media Staffing Network, Inc. ™, the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and…

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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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Upcoming Events

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)

04/19/2019

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

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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  • Ten Members of Congress Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 06/13/2019
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Nine Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance […]
  • Jordan Wertlieb Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair 06/12/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television, Inc., was elected chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, NAB announced today. Wertlieb takes over from Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, whose term expired.
  • Radio Show to Explore Attention Grab in the Modern Media Landscape with Gary Vaynerchuk 06/06/2019
    Five-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk will share his expertise on how to make the best use of multiple media platforms to capture and maintain new audiences, in a Radio Show keynote on Thursday, September 26.

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