We are the OAB


The Oregon Association of Broadcasters, customarily known as the OAB, is a member supported trade association representing the management of radio and television stations in the state of Oregon. Membership consists of 28 of the 28 commercial TV stations, and 182 of the 195 commercial radio stations. In addition, there are more than 50 Associate members. Educational radio and television stations are well represented in the OAB, as are the state’s colleges and universities.





The Federal Communications Commission has issued an updated version of the EAS Operating Handbook which details broadcaster obligations related to the Emergency Alert System.   A copy of the new handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations and should be immediately available to staff responsible for authenticating messages and initiating actions.  Old versions should be discarded. 

Click here to obtain the 2017 EAS Operating Handbook. 



Get in Contact


13500 SW Pacific Highway, # 58-225

Portland, OR 97223

Email:  theoab@theoab.org

Phone:  (503) 443-2299