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.


Seven Representatives Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act in House

Posted On: Mar 09, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Seven Members of the House of Representatives have added their cosponsorship to a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, now has 147 cosponsors in the House and 13 in the Senate. …

#GALSNGEAR Announces Programming for 2019 NAB Show

Posted On: Mar 08, 2019

#GALSNGEAR, an initiative of Women in Film & Video (WIFV), will host multiple pop-up style events April 9 – 10 as part of the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. #GALSNGEAR works to ensure women in media production gain access to the latest industry technology and high-level networking opportunities. …

NAB Show to Feature New ‘In-Vehicle Experience’ with New Exhibit Area, Main Stage Session

Posted On: Mar 07, 2019

NAB Show is introducing the “In-Vehicle Experience,” a new exhibit floor destination located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The area will feature a combination of educational sessions and live demonstrations that showcase content development, delivery and monetization opportunities related to connected vehicles. The 2019 NAB Show will be held April 6-11, with exhibits 8-11. …

NAB Show Announces Dates for 2020

Posted On: Mar 06, 2019

The 2020 NAB Show will be held April 18 – 22, with exhibits open April 19 – 22, at the Las Vegas Convention Center….

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 &


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.


Broadcast Beat to Produce and Host ‘NAB Show LIVE’

Posted On: Mar 04, 2019

Broadcast Beat is returning to the annual NAB Show for a third year to produce and host “NAB Show LIVE,” the convention’s official live stream broadcast. NAB Show is held April 7-12 in Las Vegas. …

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,