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

  • In honor of the 30th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, this year’s celebration will feature previous NAB Marconi Radio Award winners – nationally-syndicated radio personality Delilah, top-rated syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, and Tom and Kristi of “The Bob and Tom Show.”…

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today’s filing of a lawsuit by ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC challenging the legality of Locast, a streaming service that rebroadcasts local TV stations without their consent, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

  • A dynamic lineup of radio industry executives and financial experts will discuss the business impact of significant regulatory changes affecting radio. …

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.– Public service announcements (PSAs) featuring members of Congress have been distributed to television and radio stations across the country through the 2019 NAB Congressional PSA Campaign. The program invites members of Congress and their families to be featured in free, professionally-produced spots that address issues of importance to their constituents….

  • Edison Research, whose data is helping drive the expansion of radio to new platforms like podcasting and streaming media, will present exclusive research on driving audience engagement and leveraging audio trends at the Radio Show on Thursday, September 26, in Dallas. …

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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RSS Broadcast Law Blog

  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 17, 2021 to July 23, 2021 July 25, 2021
    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The four television network affiliates groups have asked the FCC to clarify its new rules for sponsorship identification of programming... […]
  • FCC To Clarify Political Advertising Rules – No Significant Changes Proposed July 22, 2021
    Last week, it was announced that the FCC would be considering some changes to its political broadcasting rules at its monthly open meeting in August.  In some quarters (see, for example, this article), that raised concern that significant changes were coming in time for the 2022 Congressional elections.  But, when the draft of the proposed... […]
  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 10, 2021 to July 16, 2021 July 18, 2021
    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC’s Video Division of its Media Bureau has begun to release decisions on TV license renewal applications filed in... […]
  • Using Photos on Your Website – Court Decision Highlights Problems with a Creative Commons License and Other Copyright Issues July 16, 2021
    We’ve written many times about the perils of posting a photo on your website without getting permission from the photo’s owner (see, for instance, our articles here and here).  Copyright protects photos, even when they are shared on the Internet.  Just by posting a photo to some website does not mean that the owner has... […]
  • Could a Supreme Court Decision Affect Disclosure Obligations on Political Advertising? July 13, 2021
    Last week, we wrote about two dissenting opinions in a Supreme Court decision that highlight the debate that is underway on the principles that govern defamation liability in the United States.  While we are reviewing Supreme Court decisions that could have an impact on broadcasters, including on political advertising, we thought that we should highlight... […]
  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 3, 2021 to July 9, 2021 July 11, 2021
    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. This week all but ends analog television operations in the US. The FCC’s Media Bureau reminded all low power television... […]
  • Two Supreme Court Justices Try to Ignite Debate on Defamation Standards – What A Change Would Mean for Broadcasters News and Political Ad Sales July 9, 2021
    For well over 50 years, the Supreme Court’s New York Times v. Sullivan decision has governed the principles applied by the courts when assessing any claim of defamation.  That standard requires that, to find a statement about a public figure to be defamatory, not only does the statement need to be false, but it also... […]
  • This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: June 26, 2021 to July 2, 2021 July 5, 2021
    Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. The FCC this week reminded television broadcasters of their obligation to make televised emergency information accessible to persons with disabilities.... […]
  • FCC Publishes Annual Reminder on Accessibility Obligations for Broadcast of Emergency Information July 1, 2021
    The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice reminding TV stations and other video programming providers including cable and satellite television providers of their obligations on making emergency information accessible for all viewers.  With a few tweaks, including emphasizing that more hurricanes and wildfires occurred in the last year, the reminder is very similar to what... […]
  • Comments Due August 2, 2021 on Media Ownership Issues Including Local Radio Ownership Limits July 1, 2021
    The FCC’s Public Notice soliciting updated information in its Quadrennial Review of its broadcast ownership rules, a review begun in 2018, was published in the Federal Register today, setting the deadline for initial comments as Monday, August 2, 2021, with reply comments due Monday, August 30, 2021.  As we wrote here when the Quadrennial Review... […]