OAB Day at the Capitol

The OAB is the voice of radio and television broadcasters at the state capitol in Salem, and conducts “OAB Day at the Capitol” annually.

Radio and Television managers, OAB Board Members and our contract lobbying team converge on Salem to meet with legislators to discuss issues that are key to broadcasters in the state of Oregon.

The next OAB Day at the Capital is March 14, 2019. We start at 8:00am and end after our reception around 6;30pm. Issues to be discussed will be the state wide coverage of the Emergency Alert System.  The are other issues pending and we will announce them soon. If you would like to join us please let me know by emailing me at theoab@theoab.org , we have a few spots left. 

OAB Day at the Capitol concludes with a legislative reception hosted by the OAB, featuring the presentation of the OAB’s coveted Broadcaster of the Year Award, and Radio and Television Station of the Year Awards.


The OAB’s contract lobbyist is CFM Strategic Communications.



OAB Day at the Capitol Archives

  • The 2019 OAB Election results are in, here is the outcome: 2019 Officers: The Officers are to be elected as a three-person slate, pursuant of OAB By-Laws. Nominations Committee proposes the re-election of the current Officers of OAB, who are listed below: Office                        

  • OAB Board Members Kingsley Kelly (left) and James Boyd (right) meet with Rep. Carl Wilson at the 2017 OAB Day at the Capitol . Rep. John Huffman (left) and OEM Director Andrew Phelps present the initial First Informer credential to broadcast engineer John White (center) at the 2017 OAB Day at the Capitol Legislative Reception.

  •  The 2016 OAB Day at the Capitol team included (L-R): James Boyd, Mike Everhart, Bob Wise, DJ Wilson, Bob Singer and Mike Cheney. Rep. Carl Wilson (center) visits with OAB Board Member Bob Singer (left) and 2001 OAB Broadcaster of the Year Mike Cheney at OAB Day at the Capitol.

  • Lars Larson broadcast his KXL-FM and nationally syndicated talk show from the 2015 OAB Day at the Capitol. KGAL-AM Albany broadcast live from the 2015 OAB Day at the Capitol.