CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1976
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(Studio) 4 radio stations owned by Don Burden go off air for good, stripped of licenses by FCC. Burden accused of violating Federal Communications Commission regulations; lost 5th station last month in same case. Stations were WIFE-FM in Indianapolis, IN; KOI-AM and KEFM-FM in Omaha, Nebraska; and KISN in Vancouver, WA.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Omaha, Nebraska) Burden's case with Federal Communications Commission recounted. Case began in 1960's and ended Wednesday with Washington, DC court turning down last minute plea for stations to remain on air. Burden has had little comment throughout case, but others say penalty is unbelievably severe. [Program director Jimmy O'NEILL - says must have been vendetta in Washington, DC for Burden.] KOIL station manager Steve Shepard recorded tape to play as station left air after 51 years of broadcasting. [SHEPARD tape played.] Serves as reminder to broadcasters government gives broadcast licenses but can also take them away.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
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