We are the WSAB


The Washington State Association of Broadcasters, customarily known as the WSAB, is a member supported trade association representing the management of radio and television stations in the state of Washington. Founded in 1935, membership consists of 28 of the 28 commercial TV stations, and 182 of the 195 commercial radio stations. In addition, there are more than 50 Associate members. Educational radio and television stations are well represented in the WSAB, as are the state’s colleges and universities.




WEDNESDAY, aug 8, 2018


2018 is shaping up to be an active political broadcasting year, with all of the seats in Congress up
for election, one US Senate seat in Washington, the state House and Senate, as well as a number
of judicial elections.

Join the WSAB’s Washington, DC attorney David Oxenford of Wilkinson Barker Knauer law firm for
a refresher course in advance of the 2018 General Election. David will share the fundamentals of
political obligations for broadcasters as they sell advertising to candidates, political action
committees and other interested parties.

In a time of claims about “fake news” and election meddling, as well as an online political file that
can be reviewed from anywhere at any time, making sure that you understand and follow the
FCC’s rules about political broadcasting and issue advertising has never been more important.
The state of Washington’s LUR windows for the primary election is open through August 7, 2018
and the General Election window is from September 8 – November 6, 2018.

The WSAB Political Advertising Refresher Course Webinar is free to member stations, and $50 for
non-member stations. You must pre-register to participate by 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Please use the link below to register for the WSAB Political Advertising Webinar




2018 Lowest Unit Rate Windows


The Primary Election in the state of Washington is August 7, 2018 and the General Election is on November 6, 2018.

Here are the Lowest Unit Rate windows for 2018:

Primary Election (45 days):  June 24, 2018 – August 7, 2018

General Election (60 days):  September 8, 2018 – November 6, 2018

Washington EAS RMT Test Schedule


The Washington State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) has released its 2018 EAS Testing Schedule, which can be found here.

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The Washington State Association of Broadcasters welcomes the Army National Guard back to our NCSA/Public Education Partnership Program!  Learn more about the Washington Army National Guard here.  (https://www.mil.wa.gov/army-guard)

Get in Contact


PO Box 11341

Tacoma, WA 98411

Email: kshipman@wsab.org

Phone: 360-705- 0774