2019 OAB DAY at the Capitol

Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

Our OAB Team made up of eleven members and myself had a full day of meetings with seventeen Oregon State Senators and Representatives discussing SB 651 – Emergency Alert System Infrastructure Improvement and HB 2931 – Definition Of ‘News Media’ For Public Meeting Access. … MORE

2019 Washington D.C. – Capitol Hill Visit Update

Posted On: Mar 04, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th Trila Bumstead, Chairwomen of the OAB Board and Owner Operator of Ohana Media Group and Matt McCormick, OAB Board member and counsel from Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, joined OAB President & Executive Director John Tamerlano in Washington D.C. to meet with the Congressional delegates from Oregon.


NAB Show Launches New Influencer Series

Posted On: Mar 18, 2019

The 2019 NAB Show is launching the new Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment. High-profile executives from leading sports and entertainment companies will participate in a series of in-depth discussions on strategies for success in an era of increasing competition. NAB Show is held April 6-11. …

SPROCKIT Reveals First Round of Startups Participating at the 2018 NAB Show

Posted On: Mar 17, 2019

SPROCKIT, the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and technology companies, today announced the first round of startups selected to participate at the 2018 NAB Show. NAB Show is held April 7-12 in Las Vegas. …

NAB Statement on FCC Approval of Repack Reimbursement Order

Posted On: Mar 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC’s approval of an order authorizing the reimbursement of low-power television, TV translator and FM broadcast stations for costs incurred as a result of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction repack, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

NAB Show and Citizine Announce 2019 Travel Video Award Nominees

Posted On: Mar 15, 2019

NAB Show and Citizine Networks, Inc. announced today the nominees for the second annual Travel Video Awards (TVAs). The awards honor innovative and inspiring travel videos released in 2018 by independent filmmakers, the travel industry, media companies, lifestyle brands, and others. Winners will be presented during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 as part of the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas….

Thirteen Representatives and Senators Added as Cosponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act

Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Seven Members of the House of Representatives and six Senators have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that would impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay. …

NAB Announces 2019 Engineering Achievement Awards

Posted On: Mar 10, 2019

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Cavell, Mertz & Associates’ President Garrison C. Cavell and Senior Broadcast Consulting Engineer Cindy Hutter Cavell will receive the awards at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 9….

OAB / CFM Legislative Report – Week of 3/8/18

Posted On: Mar 10, 2019

As the second week of March has come to a close, the legislature is showing no signs of slowing down. Controversial bills and high-profile incidents have caused tensions to run high at the Capitol this week.

Senate President Courtney Takes a Medical Leave of Absence
Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) released a statement on Tuesday announcing that he will take a 10-day medical leave of absence.