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Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters

Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters The OAB is a non-profit organization of commercial radio and television stations organized to promote the cooperation and prosperity of its members.

A valuable resource for its members, the OAB provides information about regulation, advertising, employee recruitment, education and training, and the myriad of issues affecting our changing industry.

A valuable resource for its members, the OAB provides information about regulation, advertising, employee recruitment, education and training, and the myriad of issues affecting our changing industry.

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OAB Past Chairman and Hall of Fame member Thomas Goodgame passed away at his home on May 10, 2022. Tom was 92.“Excellenc...
06/01/2022

OAB Past Chairman and Hall of Fame member Thomas Goodgame passed away at his home on May 10, 2022. Tom was 92.

“Excellence in Broadcasting” describes the television career of Tom Goodgame. He strongly believed that service to the community was a primary responsibility of all broadcasters, and his influence raised the market and industry standards for all Oklahoma broadcasters.

As a General Manager, his stations were recognized as market and national leaders. During his ten-year tenure at KTUL-TV, Tulsa, the station was one of the top rated stations in the network and the nation. He served as President of the Westinghouse Broadcasting Television Group from 1986 until his retirement in 1992. He was also a Past Chairman of the NAB Television Board.

“His family remembers the man who loaded up six kids in the Country Squire station wagon and hauled them across the country for vacations. His sense of adventure took him to many wonderful places, and his quick wit and spontaneous humor were always at hand. He modeled a great work ethic and encouraged his children to think for themselves…much to his regret.” OAB members who were fortunate to know Tom will remember his wry wit, his booming laugh, and his constant smile.

Services for Tom Goodgame were held in Little Rock on May 13. For more information and Tom’s complete obituary, you may visit the website at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth.

The OAB is mourning the loss of former OAB board chairman and Hall of Fame member Ron Kirby. The broadcaster and former ...
06/01/2022

The OAB is mourning the loss of former OAB board chairman and Hall of Fame member Ron Kirby. The broadcaster and former Oklahoma State Representative passed away on May 29, 2022, at the age of 82.

Ron was a Broadcaster for 44 years, starting when he was only 12 years old running the breaks for network syndicated shows at KTMC, McAlester, OK. He also ran the first Rock ’n Roll show in Southeastern Oklahoma at the age of 14.

Ron joined KBIX, Muskogee in 1958 as Program Director and moved to KMUS as News Director in 1960. He was twice honored by UPI as their "Newsman of the Year." He had stints at KSWO AM, KSWO TV, KCCO AM, and KRLG FM before becoming General Manager of the Radio Division for Drewry Communications stations KSWO, KRHD, and KKRX. Ron was a popular on-air personality with his morning show and his open-mic call in show, "Ron Kirby’s Public Forum." Ron served Oklahoma broadcasters as the 1984 Chairman of the OAB Board. In 2004 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Friday, June 3, at Becker-Rabon Funeral Home, 1502 NW Fort Sill Blvd, Lawton, 73507. (580) 353-3030.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Becker-Rabon. Private family burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.

The service and Ron’s complete obituary may be viewed at www.beckerfuneral.com.

The 2021 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged and the results are here. Congratulations to this year’s winner...
02/18/2022

The 2021 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.
https://oabok.org/awards/outstanding-achievement-awards/

OAB Members! Need a snow day project? Register for the 2022 OAB Convention! It's time to finally reconvene, and we can't...
02/02/2022
2022 Convention Information - OABOK

OAB Members! Need a snow day project? Register for the 2022 OAB Convention! It's time to finally reconvene, and we can't wait to see your faces on March 24-25 at the River Spirit Casino Resort or online for virtual attendees.

More info on the website!
https://oabok.org/conventionsseminars/2022-convention/

2022 OAB Convention Thursday & Friday March 24 & 25 River Spirit Casino ResortTulsa, Oklahoma Registration February 25 Cancellation March 11 Mark your planner for the 2022 OAB Convention at the beautiful and exciting River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25. We’...

It’s contest time again! Entry packets for the 2021 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards are available here.  www.oabok.or...
11/01/2021
Awards Entry Forms - OABOK

It’s contest time again! Entry packets for the 2021 OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards are available here. www.oabok.org/awards

Awards Entry Forms The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters hosts and sponsors the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Program and the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program The Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program is an annual c...

The 2021 Virtual Conference was a success! If you registered for the event and would like access to the session videos, ...
07/01/2021
2020 Awards Program - OABOK

The 2021 Virtual Conference was a success! If you registered for the event and would like access to the session videos, contact Nancy Struby at OAB.

Did you miss the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards presentation? Check it out here!

OAB Awards for Outstanding Achievement in 2020 KWEY KWEY 50th Birthday Celebration KVOO KVOO 98.5 The Bull Launch KWTV Oklahoma’s Own Originals: The Storm Chasers KOTV Tulsa Race Massacre KFOR The Nation’s First Tornado Alert KWTV Our Heisman KWTV Pauls Valley and Springer Tornadoes KOCO Oklahom...

OAB is cancelling our convention at the River Spirit Casino, April 2-3. In the meantime, we will continue to support and...
03/12/2020
OAB TO CANCEL ANNUAL CONVENTION - OABOK

OAB is cancelling our convention at the River Spirit Casino, April 2-3. In the meantime, we will continue to support and celebrate Oklahoma broadcasters until we meet again in Tulsa, 2021.
Please click below for more information:

The OAB Board of Directors unanimously voted today to CANCEL this year’s Annual Convention. Given the uncertainty and the risks associated with the Coronanirus, we must respect the Medical Community’s request to minimize any unnecessary “Social Interactions.” We are expecting to re-schedule ...

The 2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged and the results are here. Congratulations to this year’s winner...
02/06/2020
Outstanding Achievement Awards - OABOK

The 2019 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.
https://oabok.org/awards/outstanding-achievement-awards/

Outstanding Achievement Awards Results The 2019 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 ...

Oklahoma is one of five launch states chosen from more than 45 submissions, making clear that "there is a significant ne...
01/23/2020
Local Legal Initiative - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Oklahoma is one of five launch states chosen from more than 45 submissions, making clear that "there is a significant need for pro bono legal assistance for local journalists nationwide," says Legal Director Katie Townsend of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press https://www.rcfp.org/local/

The Local Legal Initiative provides legal support to journalists across the U.S. pursuing enterprise & investigative stories in their communities.

Exciting news! Through the Local Legal Initiative, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will employ an attor...
01/22/2020
Local Legal Initiative - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Exciting news! Through the Local Legal Initiative, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will employ an attorney in Oklahoma to help local media defend against legal threats and lawsuits, assist with public records and court access, and provide pre-publication review and other legal services. The RCFP will also employ attorneys in Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. https://www.rcfp.org/local/

The Local Legal Initiative provides legal support to journalists across the U.S. pursuing enterprise & investigative stories in their communities.

Last call for entries for the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards. Go to https://oabok.org/awards/ and submit by 11:59 t...
01/13/2020
Awards Entry Forms - OABOK

Last call for entries for the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards. Go to https://oabok.org/awards/ and submit by 11:59 tonight!

Awards Entry Forms The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters hosts and sponsors the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Program and the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program The Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program is an annual c...

The deadline for submitting entries for the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to January 14, 2019 (1...
01/10/2019
Awards - OABOK

The deadline for submitting entries for the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards has been extended to January 14, 2019 (11:59pm)
http://oabok.org/awards/

Awards The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters hosts and sponsors the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Program and the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program The Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Awards Program is an annual competition s...

The OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our convention on April 5, 2019.www.rockourawards.com is...
12/03/2018
RockOurAwards.com

The OAB Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented during our convention on April 5, 2019.

www.rockourawards.com is now accepting award submissions. The deadline is January 13, 2019.

You can find instructions for preparing and submitting your entries on the OAB website: www.oabok.org/awards

OAB Awards entry information is available on our website:https://oabok.org/The deadline is January 13, 2019🍀🍀🍀GOOD LUCK🍀...
11/16/2018
Home - OABOK

OAB Awards entry information is available on our website:
https://oabok.org/

The deadline is January 13, 2019

🍀🍀🍀GOOD LUCK🍀🍀🍀🍀

A valuable resource for Oklahoma broadcasters. OAB provides information about regulation, advertising, employee recruitment, education and training, and the myriad of issues affecting our changing industry.

September 25 is the deadline for paying Annual Regulatory Fees. Here is a link to the FCC fact sheet if you have questio...
09/24/2018
Regulatory Fees

September 25 is the deadline for paying Annual Regulatory Fees. Here is a link to the FCC fact sheet if you have questions:
https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/regulatory-fees

FY 2018 Regulatory Fees Due by 11:59 PM ET, September 25, 2018 FY 2018 Regulatory Fees September 21, 2018 - Public NoticeDue Date Extended for Regulatees Affected by Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 - Public NoticeEffective Date of FY 2018 Regulatory Fees September 4, 2018 - Public NoticeFY 201...

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting SystemsPostponed Until October 3, 2018 WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with ...
09/17/2018
The IPAWS National Test | FEMA.gov

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems
Postponed Until October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT.

For further information on the test, go to https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.

IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)The National EAS and WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT.

02/07/2018

The 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awards have been judged, and the results are posted on the OAB website at www.oabok.org. Congratulations to this year's winners, and a big thank you to everyone who entered. Oklahoma broadcasters continue to set high standards for our industry.

Awards will be presented at the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards Banquet on Friday, April 20, at the River Spirit Casino Resort Hotel in Tulsa. Registration information for the awards banquet and the upcoming OAB Convention will be mailed on February 16.

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6520 N Western Ave, Ste 104
Oklahoma City, OK
73116

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President & CEO: Vance Harrison Director of Operations: Nancy Struby Operations Assistant: Susan Sundholm

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(405) 848-0771

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We got all fixed up Friday night to pick up some hardware. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters honored Photojournalist Michael Blair and me with an award for our report on Black Vultures… a fascinating topic that I will likely cover more in the future. Blair and I met a number of wonderful, hard-working people in the process of putting this story together—cattle ranchers who want nothing more than to keep their herds safe from predators. And as always Blair knocked it out of the park with his photography and editing skills. My husband Matt… and Blair’s wife Erin were there to cheer us on. I think the spouses of news folks deserve an award for having to put up with our crazy hours and the fact that we spend a good majority of time at home talking about work… or flat out working! KOTV - News On 6
Our very own “Sleepy” Lee Anderson was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2020 however due to Covid-19, he wasn’t presented his award until this last weekend.
Congratulations to Team KOCO on several wins at the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Awards — including Best of Show👏🏼 What an amazing group of journalists! (*some had to stay back and do the news 📺)
THANK YOU!!! 🏆🎉🎊 Last night I was fortunate enough to win the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Achievement for Best Weathercast in 2021. Looking at the previous winners, I have a looong way to go to get to their level! But I have no doubt with everyone’s support… I’ll get there! KFOR-TV took home some big awards! Congratulations!!!
Former NewsChannel 8 sports director Chris Lincoln was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame tonight 👏
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Outstanding achievement in broadcasting Austin in the Afternoon 106.9 K-Hits
I’m ready for the OAB Awards!!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 KFOR-TV Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
Thanks for a thought-provoking writing refresh, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters!! Al Tompkins and the team at Poynter always have great insight for storytellers.
It's been 1,603 days since Jaymeson Michael West, 16, took his life. The tragedy broke hearts throughout Broken Arrow and across Green Country as news of his death quickly spread. In January 2021, I sat down with Jaymeson's mom Shannon, for a special report on teen su***de. I admire how brave she was the day we met. I know how painful it was for her to recount the loss of her son. I vividly remember her saying to me, "He was skinny, skinny and tall, tall, tall and you could almost wrap your arms around him twice. I can't wait until the day I get to hug him again." We both cried. I could feel her unconditional love for Jaymeson. I learned today, the piece we titled "Teen Su***de In Oklahoma: A Mother’s Story" won an Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for feature reporting. (Story link in the comments) It's always an honor to have your work recognized by your peers and this recognition means even more given the topic. I pray this piece saves lives. 💜 Thank you, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for the recognition! If you or someone you know needs help, here are some resources and your conversation can remain confidential. Parkside Psychiatric Hospital 24-Hour Hotline: (918) 588-8888 Family & Children’s Services: (918) 744-4800 National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK #YouMatter
Thank you Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for the Outstanding Achievement for Best Weathercast in 2021 Award. I'm grateful to be a part of the KFOR-TV family and the 4Warn Storm Team. And a special thank you to my family, friends and viewers who have supported me.
We take Community Service seriously at KOCO 5 News. Thanks to the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for recognizing our work — raising money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and American Red Cross of Oklahoma. #BroadcastGood #WeAreBroadcasters
It was great to meet with the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters yesterday in Washington. I’m proud of these broadcasters who continually work hard to deliver national, state and local news to our fellow Oklahomans