3rd Thursday Webinar Series

New for this 2022, the monthly 3rd Thursday series is provided throughout 2022 free of charge for OAB members. The webinars cover wide variety of topics and are being jointly offered by state broadcast associations across the country. These programs are free for OAB members, but registration is required.

Jan. 20: Trends of the Future Now – What Every Broadcaster Should Know From CES

CES is one of the largest trade shows of the year bringing the technology world together for a week in Las Vegas. But, if you can’t attend, our January Third Thursday webinar offers a chance to learn about what you missed.

Host Shawn DuBravac will provide broadcasters with the insight, trends, and technology from the show that impacts our industry.


Feb. 17: How to find 2022 Election Campaign Dollars in My Community

Speaker: Barry Cohen, Ad Lab Creative

This session will consist of three parts. During the first segment, we will discuss courting the political candidate dollars spent during the midterm election period. We will cover tactics to engage with the politicians and those in their circle.  The second segment of this session will focus on surfacing and approaching other sources of election-related revenue beyond the candidate races themselves. Finally, during the third portion of the call, we will discuss key target categories of non-political revenue to approach during 2022 based on the current business and economic environment.


April 21: Content Beyond the Mic: Efficient and Effective Systems

Speaker: Lori Lewis, Lori Lewis Media

Description coming soon!

May 19: A Station for All: Engagement in Any Size Market

Speaker: Binnu Palta Hill, MBA University of Wisconsin-Madison

Description coming soon!

June 16: How to Stand Out Amid Media Competition and Digital Fragmentation

Speaker: Karen Morriss, Director of Client Services – Research Director, Inc.

Description coming soon!

July 21: EAS Requirements and What Your Entire Staff Should Know About the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

Speaker: Larry Wilkens, Alabama Broadcasters Association Director of Engineering

Description coming soon!

Aug. 18: Enhancing Local Coverage Just in Time for Election Season

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Sept. 15: Recruitment Focus

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Oct. 20: Legal Focus

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Nov. 17: Post-Election Impact on Broadcasters

Speaker: National Association of Broadcasters

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