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(g) "Effective Date" means the date on which the Commission releases the Adopting Order.
(h) "Investigation" means the Bureau's investigation of the Complaints alleging that Hanmi
violated various requirements of the Act and Commission Rules by transferring control
of the Station without Commission authorization, failing to provide access to 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
(i) "Hanmi" means Hanmi Broadcasting Inc., and its predecessors-in-interest and
(j) "Order"' or "Adopting Order" means an Order of the Commission adopting the terms of
this Consent Decree without change, addition, deletion, or modification.
(k) "Parties" means Hanmi and the Bureau, and each is a "Party."
(1) "Rules" means the Commission's regulations found in Title 47 of the Code of Federal
(m) "Station" means Station WPBC(AM), Decatur, Georgia, Facility ID No. 36144.
3. Section 310(d) of the Act and section 73.3540 of the Rules prohibit a licensee from
transferring control of a Commission license without prior authorization.' Section 73.3526 of the Rules
requires a Station to make available during regular business hours its public inspection file and to
maintain certain documents within that file.' Sections 73.3613 and 73.3615 of the Rules require the filing
of certain contracts and ownership reports with the Commission.!
4. On June 22, 2009, the Commission received a Complaint against Hanmi regarding the
operations of Station WPBC(AM), Decatur, Georgia. Specifically, the Complaint alleged that Hanmi
engaged in possible unauthorized transfers of control; violated public inspection file requirements,
including failure to grant public access and to maintain required documents in the Station's public
inspection file; and failed to file ownership reports and certain contracts with the Commission.'0
Thereafter, on March 10, 2010, the Bureau issued a letter of inquiry about these allegations." In
response, the Licensee admitted that its actions may have violated the Rules as alleged in the Complaint.'2
The Licensee explained, in arguing for consideration of mitigating circumstances, that it was suffering
5 See Letter from Complainant to the Federal Communications Commission, dated June 22, 2010.
6 See 47 U.S.C. 310(d); 47 C.F.R. 73.3526, 73.3540, 73.3613, 73.3615.
7 See 47 U.S.C. 310(d); 47 C.F.R. 73.3540.
' See 47 C.F.R. 73.3526.
9 See 47 C.F.R. 73.3613, 73.3615.
'o See supra note 5.
" See Letter from Anjali K. Singh, Acting Assistant Division Chief, to Hanmi Broadcasting Inc., dated March Ii,
12 See Response from Hanmi Broadcasting, Inc., to Gary Oshinsky, Attorney Advisor, Investigations and Hearings
Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, dated April 2, 2010.
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