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Hall of Fame Nominations Due

Nominations for Hall of Fame will be accepted through November 21. Do you know someone who should be considered for OAB's highest honor? Nominate them today! Click here to download the nomination form.

 

 

OSSAA Playoff Passes

OSSAA has emailed Oklahoma radio stations the form for requesting free passes to this year's playoff games. If you did not get your form, you can download it here. Please note: the forms must be returned to OSSAA, not OAB. Fax the form to OSSAA at 405-840-9559.

 

 

Political Broadcasting Guide

OAB Attorney and friend David Oxenford has created a very helpful guide to political broadcasting, which he has made available to OAB members. It will answer many of your questions about political advertising. Click here for a copy of the guide.

 

 

2014 Political Windows

 

For your planning purposes, here's the election info for 2014, according to the State Election Board:

  • Primary Election: June 24, 2014
  • Primary Runoff: August 26, 2014
  • General Election: November 4, 2014

 

The start dates for Lowest Unit Rate are:

 

  • May 10: LUR begins for June 24 Primary Election
  • July 12: LUR begins for August 26 Runoff Election
  • September 5: LUR begins for November 4 General Election

 

The offices up for election are:

  • All 5 House members
  • 1 Senate seat (Inhofe)
  • Governor
  • Numerous statewide races for Attorney General, Lt. Governor, Labor Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, and State Treasurer.

 

 

HR 1740: Anti-Copper Theft Law

 

Governor Mary Fallin signs into law HR 1740, which is the toughest anti-copper theft law in the nation. Included in the photo are: [fourth from left] Representative Harold Wright, Owner of KWEY, Weatherford, author of the legislation; [fifth from left] OAB Chair-Elect David Griffin; and [far right] OAB President Vance Harrison.

Gov. Fallin Signs HR 1740

 

 

TV Stations: Captioning Rules for Online Content

 

New captioning rules for your online content went into effect on March 30. Click here for an Advisory from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP with more information, or contact OAB with questions.

 

 

"Like" us on Facebook!

 

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!

 

 

 

24/7 On-Line Training Available to
All OAB Members in 2014

 

LBS TrainingThe 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 to all of your staff 24 hours a day.

Archived copies of previous webinars are available to all OAB members. E-mail Nancy Struby for instructions. To create your Local Broadcast Sales account, please e-mail Nancy Struby for a free access code.

 

 

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. Click here for request forms.

P.E.P. Campaigns

Contact OAB if you need a replacement CD or DVD.

Radio Campaigns

Department of Human Services

"Foster Care Recruitment"
   9/29/14 - 3/29/15

Army National Guard

"Defining Moments"
   7/4/11 - 12/31/14

Department of Health

"Breastfeeding"
  6/30/14 - 11/2/14

Oklahoma Insurance Department

"Earthquake Insurance"
   2/10/14 - 12/28/14

"Prepare Yourself"
   2/10/14 - 12/28/14

"Medicare Open Enrollment"
   10/1/14 - 12/7/14

OSSAA

"School Sports"
   9/29/14 - 3/29/15

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

"DRS Services"
   7/1/13 - 3/29/15

TV Campaigns

Department of Human Services

"Child Welfare Recruitment"
   9/29/14 - 3/29/15

Army National Guard

"Defining Moments"
   7/4/11 - 12/31/14

Department of Health

"Breastfeeding"
  3/3/14 - 11/2/14

Oklahoma Insurance Department

"Earthquake Insurance"
   2/17/14 - 12/28/14

"Prepare Yourself"
   2/17/14 - 12/28/14

"Medicare Open Enrollment"
   10/1/14 - 12/7/14

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

"DRS Services"
   7/1/13 - 3/29/15



Calendar

 

March 26-27, 2015

OAB Annual Convention

Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

 

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