OAB CFM Legislative Update Report

Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

Week four of the 2019 Legislative Session saw a historic event as thirteen immigrants from six separate countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens on the floor of the Oregon Senate chambers. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, hosted a ceremony which has only occurred twice in the state’s history in the Oregon Capitol.

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NAB Show Introduces New Podcasting Conference and Exhibit Area

Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

The burgeoning podcast medium will be the focus of a new conference program, show floor pavilion and recording studio at the 2018 NAB Show, April 7-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual convention is the world’s largest event encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. …

Small and Medium Market Radio Forum to Debut at 2019 NAB Show

Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is launching the Small and Medium Market Radio Forum at NAB Show, Sunday, April 7 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the Westgate. The forum, which is exclusive for NAB members, will offer high-level policy and technology briefings; a deep-dive town hall discussion focused on the future of small and medium market radio; solution-oriented round-table discussions; and a NAB Show primer on sessions, events and exhibits relevant to…

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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#GalsNGear Announces Third Annual Event at NAB Show

Posted On: Feb 12, 2019

NAB Show and Women in Film & Video (WIFV) will co-host the third annual #GalsNGear event at the 2018 NAB Show to enable networking and provide visibility and training for women in technology and content creation. The event will be held in the Central Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, April 10….

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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Eric Trabb Joins NAB as SVP, Business Development

Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown announced that Eric Trabb will join the organization today as Senior Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Trabb will be responsible for leading and managing the association’s sales team….

One Representative, One Senator Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Cosponsors

Posted On: Feb 09, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — One Member of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 221 cosponsors in the House. There are 26 LRFA co-sponsors in the Senate. …