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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Local Broadcast Sales

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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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Call for Entries! 2015 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 OAB Awards entry packets will be mailed to all member stations on Friday, November 13. You may also download copies here.

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Lowest Unit Rate for 2016 Political Advertising

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

In Oklahoma, the 2016 races will include President, Senator Lankford’s seat, all HOR seats, and some state HOR seats. The lowest unit rate windows for 2016 political advertising are: Presidential Primary Window Opens: January 16, 2016 Presidential Primary Date: March 1, 2016 Statewide Congressional Primary Window Opens: May 14, 2016 Statewide Congressional Primary Date: June 28,…

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OSSAA Playoff Passes

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

OSSAA has released the form to request passes for the 2015-2016 playoffs season. Click here for a copy of the request form.

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“Like” us on Facebook!

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

OAB has a Facebook page, where we will feature updates about OAB events as well as promote our member stations. Feel free to share some of your comments on what’s happening around the industry, and your success stories that prove this is still the best business going!

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24/7 On-Line Training Available to All OAB Members

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

The OAB is pleased to supply all OAB members with a Comprehensive On-Line training system delivered by Local Broadcast Sales Inc. This 24/7 on-line training system is state of the art and is provided at no charge to OAB member stations. We believe you will find this training system to be very effective and available…

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Alternative Broadcast Inspections

By PXMAdmin | 12/22/2015 | 0 Comments

Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection. Click here for request forms.

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Touring Group Tears Down the House

By PXMAdmin | 07/12/2013 | 0 Comments

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Stars Hit the Red Carpet

By PXMAdmin | 07/11/2013 | 0 Comments

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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

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

Alternative Broadcast Inspections

Check your ABI certificate! Is it time to renew? Protect your station from random FCC inspections by scheduling or renewing an alternative broadcast inspection.

RSS National Association of Broadcasters

  • Dozen House Members and Senators Sign On as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors 04/16/2019
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Ten Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties […]
  • Attendance Announced for 2019 NAB Show 04/10/2019
    Las Vegas, NV -- The National Association of Broadcasters announced today preliminary registered attendance of 91,460 for the 2019 NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
  • 2019 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Winners Announced 04/09/2019
    The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 10 winners of the 32nd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards.

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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Bruno Tabbi, President of IgnitionToll Free 04/17/2019
    Have you ever been in a car listening to a radio spot for a product or service that interested you and then they asked you to call them? You didn’t have a pen handy nor did you have anything to write the phone number on. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the […]
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  • Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Gabe Hobbs, President of Gabe Hobbs Media 04/10/2019
    According to Nielsen’s PPM data for the period January through November of last year, the News/Talk format captured the largest share of the 6+ audience with 10% of all listening being in the format, which likely benefited from the election cycle. In this edition, Erica Farber, President & CEO of the RAB, speaks with Gabe […]
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