Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
) File No. EB-09-IH-1134
Hanmi Broadcasting, Inc. ) NAL/Acct. No. 201132080021
) FRN No. 0014126098
Licensee of Station WPBC(AM), Decatur, ) Facility ID No. 36144
Adopted: March 25, 2011 Released: March 28, 2011
By the Enforcement Bureau:
1. In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the
Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") and Hanmi Broadcasting, Inc. ("Hanmi" or "Licensee"), licensee of
Station WPBC(AM), Decatur, Georgia, ("Station"). The Consent Decree terminates an investigation by
the Bureau against Hanmi for possible violations of section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934,
as amended,' and sections 73.3526, 73.3540, 73.3613, and 73.3615 of the Commission's Rules,2
regarding allegations that it transferred control of the Station without Commission authorization, failed to
provide access to the Station's public inspection file, failed to maintain required documents in the
Station's public inspection file, and failed to file ownership reports and certain contracts with the
2. The Bureau and Hanmi have negotiated the terms of the Consent Decree that resolve this
matter. A copy of the Consent Decree is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.
3. After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the facts before us, we
find that the public interest would be served by adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the
4. In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we conclude that our
investigation raises no substantial or material questions of fact as to whether Hanmi possesses the basic
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or
5. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended,3 and sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Commission's Rules,4 the Consent Decree
attached to this Order IS ADOPTED.
See 47 U.S.C. 310(d).
2 See 47 C.F.R. 73.3526 (local public inspection file of commercial stations), 73.3540 (application for voluntary
assignment or transfer of control), 73.3613 (filing of contracts), 73.3615 (ownership reports).
3 See 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 503(b).
4See 47 C.F.R. 0.111, 0.311.
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