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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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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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Contact your legislator and tell them NO TAX ON ADVERTISING!

By PXMAdmin | 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
No Ad Tax Oklahoma!

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.

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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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Annual Regulatory Fees Are Due September 24

The payment window for your FCC Regulatory fees is now open, and fees must be paid by September 24. Go here for a copy of the Mass Media Filing Guide for information about this year’s fee structure and the payment process.
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OSSAA Playoff Passes Application Form Now Available

The application for requesting OSSAA Media Passes is available here: http://ossaa.com/Media.aspx. If you have any questions, e-mail Van Shea Iven, OSSAA Media Relations Director, or call (405) 840-1116.
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FCC Announces Modifications to the Children’s Television Rules

The FCC has released its draft Order for changes to the rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. Please see our Legal and Regulatory Page for a summary of the changes and a link to the full FCC Fact Sheet.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai meets with OAB

The OAB met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to give feedback on the TV Repack Issue as well as local radio issues during the chairman’s recent trip to Tulsa. Pictured (l-r) are Vance Harrison, OAB; Will Payne, Payne Radio Group; Trevor Wiseman and David Griffin, Griffin Communications; Chairman Pai; Rob Krier, Griffin Communications.
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June 11 – A Day to Honor Community Service

The OAB is partnering with the National Association of Broadcasters in asking our stations to use #BroadcastGood across all social media platforms on June 11 to showcase your favorite public service project, volunteer efforts and work to serve diverse communities. To participate: Post a picture, video or text about your station’s charitable and volunteer efforts…
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FCC Compliance

Keep your stations FCC-Compliant through the OAB Alternative Inspection Program. Already a participant? Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.
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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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