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Fcc Rejects Bid to Withdraw License from Anti-semitic Broadcaster

January 20, 1967
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The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it had denied petitions from a group of organizations engaged in fighting discrimination to reconsider an earlier ruling extending the license of Radio Station KTYM of Inglewood, Calif. The station had been accused of broadcasting false and defamatory material of an anti-Semitic nature. The FCC held earlier that the station had fulfilled its obligations by offering radio time for reply to those mentioned in its broadcasts.

The American Jewish Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Church of Christ were associated with the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith which had initiated the action against the station. Their petitions to the FCC took the position that the station had “an affirmative duty” to screen cut material encouraging religious prejudices and that the offer of time to reply did not meet the requirement for balanced programming of controversial issues.

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