Please review each of the Award nomination descriptions below and think of who you know that may fit and are deserving of recognition. You can nominate online using the form below, or download and fill out the nomination form for a specific award and email back to the OAB. While the deadline for nominations of April 15, 2023 may seem a ways off, with the holidays and all your busy schedules it will be here quickly. Please feel free to discuss these awards with your team so we can get deserving and strong nominations.
The Awards will be announced and presented during the “OAB Day at the Capital” reception.
Submit nominations online or
Broadcaster of the Year
Any broadcaster who is, or has been, employed in the broadcasting industry in Oregon, and who has been so for a minimum of fifteen years, and who has made a significant and lasting contribution to Oregon broadcasting by virtue of a single achievement or continuing service on behalf of the industry, shall be eligible to receive the annual OAB “Broadcaster of the Year”
Tom McCall Leadership Award
This award is meant to honor an individual or group of individuals who has/have distinguished themselves in service to our state and/or our nation.
James Boyd Broadcast Heritage Award
This award honors an individual who is currently working in the Radio and/or Television industry in Oregon in a role other than general management or ownership, or although not currently in the broadcast business did work in any capacity in Oregon Broadcasting for a minimum of 15 years.
Stars of Broadcast
The Oregon Association of Broadcasters honor those businesses who continue to utilize Radio and Television to successfully market their business. The purpose is to recognize local businesses who support local broadcast with their advertising dollars.
Station of the Year
This award recognizes one Radio and one Television station or station group for their community involvement and industry leadership. We’re looking for the stations at the forefront of community service and localism in their market, and those who are leading the Oregon broadcast industry by promoting the industry and reaching out to the next generation of broadcasters.