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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FCC Notices

FCC Application Notice KRHP-CD April 6, 2022

On March 16, 2022, Robert Pettitt, licensee of Class A television station
KRHP-CD 470 MHz, The Dalles, Oregon filed an application with the Federal
Communications Commission for assignment of license. Members of the public
wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file
comments and petitions on the application can visit this link.

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/assignmentDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917f6bcef3017f749c85d8093d&id=25076f917f6bcef3017f749c85d8093d&goBack=N%3E

NAB News

  • Washington, D.C.— Proposals for technical papers and panel sessions are now being accepted for the NAB Show Broadcast Engineering and IT (BEIT) Conference, taking place April 15-19, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Selected papers will be presented during the program and included in the official “Proceedings of the 2023 Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference.” …

  • NAB Show New York attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with exhibiting companies about their brands and products through sessions on the Tech Chat Stage, part of a new immersive show floor experience. NAB Show New York returns in-person October 19-20, 2022 at the Javits Center….

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) companion bill introduced today in the Senate, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:…

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve Haro, executive vice president for government affairs for TelevisaUnivision, has been appointed to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chair Perry Sook in accordance with NAB by-laws. The appointment is effective immediately….

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to passage by the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:…

OAB FCC Information

  • Last week, the FCC issued a ruling finding that 21 broadcast licensees, including Nexstar Media Group and Sinclair Broadcast Group, had violated the Commission’s rules regarding commercial programming on children’s television.  The Commission assessed penalties against these licensees totaling nearly $3.4 million.  Particularly notable was the Commission’s ruling that licensees are responsible even for commercials that are embedded in programming they receive from networks or syndicators.

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  • Today, the FCC released a Public Notice extending the deadline for all regulatory fee payors to submit payment for their annual regulatory fees from September 28 to September 30 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  Accordingly, payors have an additional two days to pay their fees without incurring a 25% penalty. 

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  • Recently, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) issued a Consent Decree detailing the $38,000 settlement reached with a telecommunications company relating to its  failure to complete required environmental and historic preservation reviews before beginning construction on new wireless telecommunications towers and prior to following the prescribed procedures under the FCC’s antenna structure registration (“ASR”) Rules.

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  • September

    Annual Regulatory Fees – On a date not yet determined, but certainly before September 30, 2022, annual regulatory fees will be due. These will be due and payable for Fiscal Year 2022 and will be based upon a licensee’s/permittee’s holdings on October 1, 2021, plus anything that might have been purchased since then and less anything that might have been sold since then.

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  • Earlier this year, new FCC rules went into effect requiring radio and television stations to broadcast Sponsorship ID disclosures for programming provided by foreign governmental entities.   Yesterday, the federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down one part of those requirements:  the requirement for broadcasters to independently confirm the sponsor’s status by consulting with two federal government databases.  

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