2020 – Oregon Political Races

Posted On: Aug 27, 2019

Election Dates for 2020
Primary May, 19th LUR – window opens 45 days prior
General Nov. 3rd LUR – window opens 60 days prior

Ballot Measures (most still TBD)

Confirmed – Cigarette Tax referral – increases cigarette tax by $2/pack
Possible – Requirement for voter approval for any prospective toll implementation

Federal Races

Senate – Jeff Merkley (D)
All Congressional districts up
US Presidential Race – as of this date,

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OAB Members are talking about training –

Posted On: Aug 12, 2019

Here is what OAB Members are saying about the training tools from LBS, provided to all members at no cost by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters:

• I love LBS because the research provided helps to focus my cold calls and are very helpful to hone my sales skills.

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NAB Statement on Passing of Cokie Roberts

Posted On: Sep 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing of longtime broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:…

Three Representatives Join as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

Posted On: Sep 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Four Members of the House of Representatives 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), which signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 188 cosponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate. …

David Field to Receive National Radio Award

Posted On: Sep 15, 2019

David Field, president and chief executive officer of Entercom Communications Corporation, will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Luncheon on Wednesday, September 6. The 2017 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will be held September 5-8 in Austin. …

Bert Medina Named to NAB Television Board

Posted On: Sep 14, 2019

Bert Medina, president of ABC affiliate WPLG-TV Miami, has been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors by Television Board Chairman Jordan Wertlieb, effective immediately. Medina fills the ABC Affiliate Board seat previously held by Bill Hoffman. …

2017 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

Posted On: Sep 13, 2019

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Experi and held during the 2017 Radio Show in Austin. …

Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Cosponsors in House, Senate

Posted On: Sep 09, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Four Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 199 cosponsors in the House and 23 in the Senate….