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

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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Recent News

Public Files

By ssundholm | 09/23/2019 |

It is important to check your online public inspection files to be sure they are complete and up to date. See David Oxenford’s blog for important information on this matter. Here is the link to his blog article.

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Annual Regulatory Fees Are Due September 24

By ssundholm | 09/10/2019 |

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

By ssundholm | 09/09/2019 |

The application for requesting OSSAA Media Passes is available here: 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

By ssundholm | 08/19/2019 |

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

By ssundholm | 06/12/2019 |

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

By ssundholm | 06/10/2019 |

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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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

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

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