Not the building but the actual corner of West Burnside and 10th Avenue collapsed today. Unfortunately, I can’t find anything about it. They’re working on the street in that area so perhaps someone made an error.
The “booth” portion of the building was no longer “outside”, you could stand in the very same spot The real Don Steele did his thing without going in the building. I did just that last week. Just a post holding up that corner of the building. Bump it with a backhoe and it’ll all come down — the same way it did for Don Burden.
“it’ll all come down — the same way it did for Don Burden.”
Good one. Burden managed not to be convicted of any criminal wrong-doing, but lost between $15 and $20 million dollars of radio properties. In 1978, he bought another station, 97.7 KPEN-FM, in Los Altos California. He had been defacto running that station since 1963 but he didn’t own it so they couldn’t take it away. He sold it off in 1983, two years before his death at age 56.