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Praying for the students and families in my hometown of Roseburg, OR. I'm stunned, many of my family members and friends have attended UCC, including my husband. My niece goes there now but wasn't there today. --Shannon


Only 2 more days until our fearless leader retires. Wishing a Happy Retirement to Bill Johnstone! We'll miss you (especially me).


Portland FCC Office to Remain Open


There are only 3 weeks lift to get scholarship applications to us. They're due to our office by May 29th. We have very few applications this year so if you know of a student, either graduating from high school or already attending college, who is interested in a career in broadcasting, have them get their applications in asap! You can find the link on our website, theoab.org.


Article about Congressman Greg Waldon, "Radio's Man in DC," in Radioink


We are looking for one person who works in Television in Oregon (or has retired from) who could help us here in our office all day next Thursday. We'll even pay you $200 for your trouble and take you to dinner afterward. Call Shannon ASAP if you're interested, 503-443-2299.


We are collecting photos of our past president/chairs and award winners. However, there are a few we haven't been able to find. Do you know these people or work at the station they worked at and could check your archives? Here is the list including the station/location where they worked at that time and the year they won/served:
Adams, Irwin - KGON, Oregon City - 1963
Bell, Virginia - KXL, Portland - 2000
Benjamin, David - KRDR, Gresham - 1981
Bishop, Lee - KMED, Medford - 1941-44
Brown, Richard M. - KPOJ, Portland - 1972
Capps, Gordon - KSRV, Ontario - 1960-61
Chandler, Bud - KFLW, Klamath Falls - 1952-53
Chopping, Robert - KAST, Astoria - 1964
Cooke, Ted - KOIN, Portland - 1951-52
Florip, Buzz - KYJC, Medford - 1977
Hansen, John - KPTV, Portland - 1983
Hoss, Dave - KFLY, Corvallis - 1957-58
Jacobs, Lee - KBKR, Baker - 1949-51
Kingrey, Susan - Infinity, Portland - 2003
LaBonte, Robert - KERG, Eugene - 1965
Loggan, Frank - KBND, Bend - 1947-49
Mason, B. F. “Lucky” - KWBY/KCKX, Woodburn - 2001
McCormick, Glenn - KSLM, Salem - 1945-47
McCready, S.W.“Mac” - KUGN, Eugene - 1953-54
Mount, James - KGW, Portland - 1956-57
Nugent, Burns - KACI, The Dalles - 1985
Poulos, Jerold - KOBI, Medford - 1970
Stone, Ben - KOOS, Coos Bay - 1944-45


Kate Brown Background – From Dan Jarman, CFM Strategic Communications

Although she does not have a household name like John Kitzhaber, Kate Brown is no stranger to Oregon politics or policymakers. In fact, those of us who know Kate Brown, respect and like her for her personable demeanor and open mindedness.

Kate has been in Oregon politics for almost 25 years. She was appointed to an open House seat in 1991. As a new legislator, Kate gained some national notoriety for becoming the nation’s first bisexual legislator.

Kate won two more House terms, and was then elected to the Senate in 1996. Kate was chosen Senate Democratic leader two years later. In 2004, Kate became the first woman in Oregon to serve as Senate Majority Leader, when Democrats took control of the Senate.

In 2008, Kate was elected Oregon Secretary of State.

During her legislative career, Kate focused mainly on issues related to children, women rights, domestic partnerships and voters’ rights. This is how Kate describes her legislative accomplishments, “led efforts to create a searchable online database for campaign contributions and expenditures, and reformed Oregon’s initiative process to reduce fraud and protect the citizen’s right to petition their government. She was also instrumental in passing comprehensive civil rights and domestic partnership laws.”

Prior to public service, Kate served as an attorney/lobbyist with the Juvenile Rights Project, which provides legal services for children and families, and does advocacy around that issue. She also taught at Portland State University. Kate earned a law degree at Lewis and Clark Law School after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in environmental conservation with a certificate in women’s studies from the University of Colorado. Kate was born in Spain, and grew up in Minnesota.

One of Kate’s passions is horses. Kate resides in Portland with her husband, Dan, and two step children.

CFM has worked with Kate for more than two decades. She is very approachable, and willing to listen to all policy perspectives.

Once sworn in as governor, Kate will serve until a special election in November 2016. We expect she will run in 2016, as well as in 2018 when the regular gubernatorial election occurs.

No doubt she will be keeping a keen eye on election politics as she takes on the massive task of replacing an effective governor. We will continue to keep you posted on transition issues.

CFM Team

Dan Jarman
CFM Strategic Communications
(503) 887-0284 mobile
(503) 294-9120 CFM office

In case you haven't seen this yet, here is Gov. Kitzhaber's resignation letter. We hope you're joining us for "OAB Day a...
Oregon.gov: NewsDetail

In case you haven't seen this yet, here is Gov. Kitzhaber's resignation letter. We hope you're joining us for "OAB Day at the Capitol" next Tuesday. Could be interesting......

The official newsroom of the state of Oregon. View the latest Oregon state government press releases.


Join us on Feb. 17th for OAB “Day at the Capitol” which will include Live Radio and Television interviews with Legislators, perhaps the live broadcast of a Morning Talk Show or two, personal visits with your Legislators to discuss issues that are important to your stations and your communities, and We’ll sit in (in the gallery) with both the Oregon State Senate and the House of Representatives as they read the “Oregon Broadcasters’ Day” proclamation from Governor Kitzhaber. More information available on our website.


Do you know someone who is graduating from high school or currently in college and wanting a career in broadcasting? Scholarship applications are available on our website. Deadline for application is May 1st!


We are back up and running! Getting back to Facebook after some time away. Hello Again!

This is a big item we're discussing at the NAB Show this week in Vegas
Tech upstarts threaten TV broadcast model

This is a big item we're discussing at the NAB Show this week in Vegas

By Liana B. Baker and Ronald Grover REUTERS - Two fledgling technologies could dramatically reshape the $60 billion-a-year television broadcast industry as they challenge the business model that has helped ...

Oregon Association of Broadcasters weekly Newsletter 11-12-2012

Where was Pandora as Sandy pummeled the east coast and other good articles in this week's What's Happening at The OAB - http://mad.ly/47af33

NJBA pal Mary Beth Garber puts forth a very compelling argument as to just how important Real-Radio © is compared to other radio wannabes. She posts in response to how free-over-the-air radio stacked up over internet radio services, she says:


Thanks for your patience folks; we just added captions to the photos we uploaded yesterday so now would be a great time for a second look or first if you haven't seen them

OAB Board Nominations Due Tomorrow!

OAB Board nominations due tomorrow -http://mim.io/52c9d2

Ladies and Gentlemen, tomorrow (Friday, June 22nd) is the DEADLINE to nominate someone for the OAB Board of Directors. The Nomination Form must be received by the OAB office no later than 5:00PM on Friday, June 22nd (tomorrow) in order to be considered.

OAB Awards for Excellence Announcement

heading into the final week to get your entries in for this year's Awards for Excellence - http://bit.ly/Li2283

It’s time to enter your very best production in the OAB’s 2012 “Awards for Excellence”, and we’re taking entries starting today – entry submission will close at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 15, 2012.

OAB Awards for Excellence Announcement

Time to put your best to the test and enter them in the 2012 OAB Awards for Excellence - http://bit.ly/Li2283

It’s time to enter your very best production in the OAB’s 2012 “Awards for Excellence”, and we’re taking entries starting today – entry submission will close at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 15, 2012.



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