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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…Read More
A tax on advertising will be devastating to the business community large and small in Oklahoma. Make sure your lawmakers in Oklahoma know the impact of their decisions.Read More
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!Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Congratulations to TJ, Janet, & Jrod, KJYO, Oklahoma City, OAB’s 2016 Metro Radio Personalities of the Year!Read More
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…Read More
30Background on the GMR/RMLC Issues by David Oxenford Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP email@example.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…Read More
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…Read More
May 14, 2019--Local Broadcast Sales Webinar, "Leadership Impact RX," presented by Mark and Holly Levy, Revenue Development Resources. 11:00am
May 15, 2019--Free Webinar from Media Staffing Network, “Tips to Help Attract & Retain Sales Talent." 12:00pm.
April 2-3, 2020--Annual OAB Convention, River Spirit Casino and Resort, Tulsa.
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by Vance Harrison
2019 OAB Annual Convention Overview Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. 1. Attendance was 711 different…Read More
Why Local Broadcasting Is Still the Most Dominant Medium By Will Payne, OAB Chairman, Payne Radio Group As Broadcasters…Read More
Vance Harrison has been President of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters since 2007. He has been in the broadcasting business since 1978.