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,


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)
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.


NAB Show to Feature New ‘Esports Experience’

Posted On: Feb 28, 2019

NAB Show will include a new exhibit floor destination titled the “Esports Experience.” Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the area will feature exhibits, a theater and educational programming that showcase the latest online gaming trends and content delivery technologies. The 2019 NAB Show will be held April 6-11, with exhibits 8-11….

Bipartisan Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Increases in House, Senate

Posted On: Feb 27, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Fourteen Members of the House of Representatives and two Senators 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) signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that would impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay. …