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.

 
 

2016 OAB Broadcaster of the Year

Jon Thompson is the 2016 Broadcaster of the Year for the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.  Jon has owned and operated Coast Broadcasting Company in Florence for 26 years.  He started as the General Manager and minority shareholder of KCST Radio, a standalone daytime AM station in 1988 with his former business partner Chuck Farmer of Astoria, and eventually purchased Farmer’s share of ownership in 1998. His locally owned and operated company has grown to include KCST-FM and KCFM-AM with two FM translators. Jon has been actively involved in his community and has served on the board of Oregon Pacific Bank since 2004 and is presently their Vice Chair.  He is a past member of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors, past President of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized as Florence First Citizen.  Jon and his wife Pam have two sons (Jake and Joe) and reside in Florence. 

 

2016 Broadcaster of the Year Jon Thompson  Owner/General Manager         KCST-FM, KCFM-AM, Florence

2016 Broadcaster of the Year

Jon Thompson 

Owner/General Manager         KCST-FM, KCFM-AM, Florence

 

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