2018 Lowest Unit Rate Windows

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018

The Primary Election in the state of Oregon is May 15, 2018 and the General Election is on November 6, 2018.

Here are the Lowest Unit Rate windows for 2018:

Primary Election (45 days):  April 1, 2018 – May 15, 2018

General Election (60 days):  September 8,


Online Public File Implementation

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018

March 1, 2018 is the deadline for radio stations to implement the Online Public File—noncommercial educational radio stations and commercial radio stations in the Top 50 Nielsen audio markets with less than five fulltime employees must complete the uploading of their public inspection file to the FCC’s online file by this date.


OAB Day at the Capitol 2017

Posted On: Jun 14, 2017

OAB Board Members Kingsley Kelly (left) and James Boyd (right) meet with Rep. Carl Wilson at the 2017 OAB Day at the Capitol .

Rep. John Huffman (left) and OEM Director Andrew Phelps present the initial First Informer credential to broadcast engineer John White (center) at the 2017 OAB Day at the Capitol Legislative Reception.



Posted On: Feb 07, 2017

Question: Matt, I have heard that the FCC has done away with the requirement that we keep letters and emails from the public in the physical Public Inspection File at our main studio. Does that mean we can chuck those files now?

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Posted On: Dec 27, 2016

Question: Hi, Matt. I recently heard a story about a fellow broadcaster getting sued for placing pictures on its website without obtaining the copyright owner’s permission. Where can we find photos to use on our websites without risking a lawsuit?

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Posted On: Dec 13, 2016

Question: Are any restrictions/regulations on commercial operation of drones for news gathering or commercial production that are specific to the Oregon. Has the state made any rules that piggyback with what is in place by the Feds?

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Posted On: Nov 16, 2016

Question: We received a television commercial from a local client that includes video images of fans watching a football game. A short highlight from a network college football broadcast is included in the commercial, and the actors are wearing clothing that clearly shows trademarks held by the National Football League.


Day at the Capitol 2016

Posted On: Jun 14, 2016

 The 2016 OAB Day at the Capitol team included (L-R): James Boyd, Mike Everhart, Bob Wise, DJ Wilson, Bob Singer and Mike Cheney.

Rep. Carl Wilson (center) visits with OAB Board Member Bob Singer (left) and 2001 OAB Broadcaster of the Year Mike Cheney at OAB Day at the Capitol.