2019 OAB Convention

The 2019 OAB Convention will be at the beautiful and historic Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, April 4-5! We have a great line-up of sessions and speakers.

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Recent News

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Upcoming Deadlines

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

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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  • Over 200 First-Time Exhibitors Join 2019 NAB Show 03/21/2019
    More than 200 companies will exhibit for the first time at the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
  • NAB Show Launches New Influencer Series 03/18/2019
    The 2019 NAB Show is launching the new Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment. High-profile executives from leading sports and entertainment companies will participate in a series of in-depth discussions on strategies for success in an era of increasing competition. NAB Show is held April 6-11.
  • NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Repack Reimbursement Order 03/15/2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC's approval of an order authorizing the reimbursement of low-power television, TV translator and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

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