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National Radio Webinar: The Future of the Connected Car and Smartphones—July 16th

At our recent annual convention, the OAB presented a groundbreaking session on the Connected Car and the Smartphone. This was conducted by Paul Brenner of Emmis Communications, who developed the interactive FM chip in the Smartphone, and Paul Jacobs of Jacobs Media, who have done extensive research into the connected car and its audio options.

This session was so well respected that all 50 state broadcast associations are now conducting another session based on our success in Oklahoma. The information below will give you the details on how to participate in the national webinar.


NextRadio and the Connected Car: Growing
Listeners with Interactive Content
A free National Webinar for all Radio Broadcasters

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:00–2:30pm CT

Now is the time to think about radio’s place in tomorrow’s interactive dashboard. We invite all broadcasters to join us as we share the future of radio in the car and how NextRadio and TagStation provides an interactive content solution that preserves the future of broadcast radio in the car dashboard. Industry leading perspective from Paul Jacobs and Paul Brenner will help guide the presentation.

This free informational event will include:

  • An overview of the Connected Car
  • NextRadio and TagStation benefits for the Connected Car
  • Learn how your stations can benefit from this platform
  • Plenty of Q&A

The webinar will take place Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm, via live video stream. You will receive details about how to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A upon registration.

Go here to Register: http://tagstation.com/events/nextradio-connected-car-growing-listeners-interactive-content/

 

 

KFOR-TV Celebrates 65 Years

Congratulations to our friends at KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City, as they celebrate 65 years on the air. Click here for a tribute to the past 65 years.

 

 

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/Child Welfare"
   1/9/14 - 9/28/14

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

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

"DRS Services"
   7/1/13 - 3/29/15

TV Campaigns

Department of Human Services

"Foster Care/Child Welfare"
   1/9/14 - 9/28/14

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

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

"DRS Services"
   7/1/13 - 3/29/15



Calendar

 

July 16, 2014—NextRadio and The Connected Car Webinar

 

July 17, 2014—OAB Board of Directors Meeting

 

 

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