2023 State Leadership Conference

It was another very successful visit with our Oregon legislators in Washington DC this month. OAB Board Chair Lisa Decker, OAB Vice-Chair Bob Wise and former board member Kathie Dougherty accompanied me in meetings with Senator Wyden, Congressman Bentz, Congresswoman Salinas and Congresswoman Hoyle. We also met with the Legislative Aids and Chiefs of Staff from Senator Merkley, Congressman Blumenauer and Congresswoman Bonanmici’s offices.

Key topics of discussion were the Local Radio Freedom Act, big tech’s threat on local journalism, diversity in broadcasting, NextGen ATSC 3.0 television as well as many other important topics.