COVID-19 Resources for Broadcasters

The OAB is working with several organizations to provide resources for broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please go here to access the best information and practices to keep your employees and your communities safe.

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FCC Compliance

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Recent News

2020 Lisa John Faculty Fellow

By ssundholm | 02/21/2020 |

The OAB Education Foundation congratulates Desiree Hill, University of Central Oklahoma, on her selection as the 2020 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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2020 OAB Convention

By Nancy Struby | 02/18/2020 |

The 2020 OAB Convention will be at the beautiful and exciting River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, April 2-3! We have a great line-up of sessions and speakers.

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State Basketball Championships Phone Line Reservations

By ssundholm | 02/12/2020 |

The OAB will again arrange for radio broadcast lines and space reservations at the sites of the State High School Basketball Championships on the weekends of March 5-7 and 12-14. Use of the lines must be scheduled through the OAB. Click here to request lines and space. Please be prepared to use your cell phone or…

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2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards Results

By Nancy Struby | 02/06/2020 |

The 2019 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.

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The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Elects Lee Anderson and Chris Lincoln into the Hall of Fame

By ssundholm | 01/24/2020 |

The OAB Board of Directors recently elected Programmer, Air-Talent, and Owner-Manager Lee Anderson, along with Sports Director, Play-by-Play Announcer and Network Television Entrepreneur Chris Lincoln. Lee Anderson Programmer, Air-Talent, Owner-Manager, Community Servant Since 1965, Lee Anderson has been the driving force for Radio in McAlester. Lee has been the award-winning morning host of KNED-AM and…

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Selects Oklahoma for Local Legal Initiative

By ssundholm | 01/21/2020 |

The OAB is pleased to announce that Oklahoma is one of five states selected to participate in an initiative that provides pro bono legal support to our local journalists and broadcasters. You can learn more about this investment in local journalism here:  RCFP Press Release

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Upcoming Events

April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.  **CANCELLED**

March 25-26, 2021--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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  • BONUS – Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring More From Our Panel of Research Experts 05/26/2020
    The responses from our panel of research experts was so good we just had to probe further! In this bonus episode of Radio on Main Street Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, posed one last question – “Under the current circumstances, what type of impact do you think research and measurement surveys will have […]
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    There has been a lot interest in understanding how peoples’ behavior has changed during these unusual times.  With shelter in place orders due to COVID-19 and just thinking about our own behavior, are we consuming more media? Have our buying habits changed?  As we communicate with our advertisers, being able to answer these types of […]
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