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Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
) File No. EB-09-IH-1 134
Hanmi Broadcasting, Inc. ) NAL/Acct. No. 201132080021
) FRN No. 0014126098
Licensee of Station WPBC(AM), ) Facility ID No. 36144
Decatur, Georgia )
1. The Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") and Hanmi Broadcasting, Inc. ("Hanmi" or
"Licensee"), by their authorized representatives, hereby enter into this Consent Decree for the purpose of
terminating the Bureau's Investigation into whether Hanmi violated 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 by transferring control of Station WPBC(AM), Decatur, Georgia (the "Station"),
without Commission authorization, failing to make available during regular business hours the Station's
public inspection file, failing to maintain required documents in the Station's public inspection file, and
failing to file ownership reports and certain contracts with the Commission.
2. For the purposes of this Consent Decree, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Act" means the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, et seq.
(b) "Bureau" means the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.
(c) "Commission" and "FCC" mean the Federal Communications Commission and all of its
bureaus and offices.
(d) "Complaint" means a third-party complaint received by, or in the possession of, the
Commission or Bureau alleging 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
(e) "Compliance Plan" means the program described at paragraph 10 of this Consent Decree.
(f) "Compliance Officer" means the individual designated in paragraph 10.a of this Consent
Decree as the person responsible for administration of the Compliance Plan.
SSee 47 U.S.C. 310(d) (requiring Commission authorization to transfer or assign a station license).
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).
See 47 U.S.C. 310(d).
4See 47 C.F.R. 73.3526, 73.3540, 73.3613, 73.3615.
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United States. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28-April 08, 2011. Washington D.C.. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc52169/. Accessed March 29, 2015.