OAB News Archive

OAB / CFM Legislative Report – Week of 3/8/18

Posted On: Mar 10, 2019

As the second week of March has come to a close, the legislature is showing no signs of slowing down. Controversial bills and high-profile incidents have caused tensions to run high at the Capitol this week.

Senate President Courtney Takes a Medical Leave of Absence
Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) released a statement on Tuesday announcing that he will take a 10-day medical leave of absence.

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2018 OAB Award Winners

Posted On: Mar 04, 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 OAB Award winners! The winners will be presented with their awards on Thursday, March 14 at the reception following our OAB DAY at the Capitol. Reception will be held at the Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial Street, Salem, Oregon. at 5:00pm.

Here are the winners of the OAB Awards for 2018:

Broadcaster of the Year Bob Wise Vice President &

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2019 Washington D.C. – Capitol Hill Visit Update

Posted On: Mar 04, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th Trila Bumstead, Chairwomen of the OAB Board and Owner Operator of Ohana Media Group and Matt McCormick, OAB Board member and counsel from Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, joined OAB President & Executive Director John Tamerlano in Washington D.C. to meet with the Congressional delegates from Oregon.

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CFM Legislative Report, 1st week of March

Posted On: Mar 03, 2019

Good morning everyone – here is the latest CFM Legislative Report…

It’s the first of March and, right on cue, the sun was shining in Salem as legislators put another week in the rearview mirror. Work continues on myriad policy issues, lawmakers received the final revenue forecast before the end of the biennium,

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Broadcasters Seek New Business Opportunities Amid Legalization of Industrial Hemp Products (Including CBD Oil)

Posted On: Mar 01, 2019

Broadcasters Seek New Business Opportunities Amid Legalization of Industrial Hemp Products (Including CBD Oil)
BY SETH WILLIAMS ON FEBRUARY 26, 2019 POSTED IN ENFORCEMENT, FCC, MEDIA
There’s a green wave coming in the form of expanding marijuana legalization across the US, and many of the people trying to take advantage of this green wave are also trying to turn it into another kind of green: money.

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FCC Frees Up More Money for TV Station Repack

Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

FCC Frees Up More Money for TV Station Repack – Says phased transition is ahead of schedule
JOHN EGGERTON
MULTICHANNEL NEWS
21 HOURS AGO

The FCC has released its status report on the post-broadcast incentive auction TV station repack, which involves most of 1,000 full powers and 2,000 low powers in a 10-phase plan,

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February 2019 Update

Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

ANNUAL NAB STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Currently the OAB is gearing up for the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.
Oregon Association of Broadcasters Executive Board Members will join me at the Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday, February 27th to meet with members of the of Congress representing Oregon.

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CFM Legislative Report – Week of 2-9-19

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

With several major issues up for debate, discussion is only just beginning as the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session comes to a close. While the Capitol traditionally stays open for business during snow days, if inclement weather closes the building next week, expect the political temperature of legislators to skyrocket as already overloaded committee schedules lead to anger and frustration.

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FCC Launches Repack Consumer Call Center

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

The NAB has been working closely with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Incentive Auction Task Force to ensure viewers do not lose access to their local TV stations during station frequency moves due to the spectrum repack.
This week the FCC announced a consumer call center to help viewers navigate the rescan process that must occur each time a station transitions to a new frequency.

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Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effect

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

Elimination of Requirement that Broadcasters Post Their Licenses Becomes Effective
By David Oxenford on February 8, 2019 Posted in AM Radio, FCC Fines, FM Radio, General FCC, Television
As we wrote here, at the FCC’s December meeting, the FCC was scheduled to adopt an order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters post a physical copy of their licenses and other instruments of authorization at their control points or transmitter sites.

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