OAB News

  • NEW OAB Address

    December 27, 2019

    Effective immediately our address is:

    Oregon Association of Broadcasters
    285 SW Main Court, Suite #300
    Warrenton, OR 97146

    Payments for PEP, Dues and ABIP should be sent to this address. Please have your traffic and business offices make this change ASAP.

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NAB News

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s scheduled markup of STELAR legislation (“Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019”) by the House Judiciary Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dave Hanna, president of Lockwood Broadcasting, and Patricia McRae, president of KHQ Incorporated and Cowles Montana Media, have been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chair Emily Barr in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointments are effective immediately. …

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of satellite television legislation (“Television Viewer Protection Act”) by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –In response to today’s passage of STELAR legislation (“Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019”) by the House Judiciary Committee, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –In response to the introduction of legislation by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10) that would impose a performance royalty on local broadcast radio stations for over-the-air music airplay, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

OAB FCC Information

  • Broadcast Deadlines:

    June 1, 2021

    Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming must be filed in Licensing and Management System (LMS). These applications must be accompanied by Schedule 396,

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  • The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) has announced the application requirements for the $288 million Broadband Infrastructure Program. This program will make awards in the range of $5 million to $30 million for fixed broadband infrastructure expansion critical to closing the rural/urban digital divide. While state and local governments will be involved in the application process,

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  • The Universal Service Administrative Co. (“USAC”) will soon establish a deadline to file applications for funding from the $7.171 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund recently established by Congress and the FCC. These funds can be used to provide broadband Internet access services, Wi-Fi hotspots, and equipment to non-profit schools (elementary and secondary) and libraries to enable remote learning for students,

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  • Broadcast Deadlines:

    June 1, 2021

    Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming must be filed in Licensing and Management System (LMS). These applications must be accompanied by Schedule 396,

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  • Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that the next Full Power Non-Commercial Educational Station (“NCE”) Filing Window would take place from November 2, 2021 to November 9, 2021. Those that wish to apply must file a Form 2100, Schedule 340 electronically through the FCC’s Licensing &

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