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(n) "Rules" means the Commission's rules, found in Title 47 of the Code of Federal
(o) "Station" refers to Station WVTC(FM), (Facility ID No. 69957); and
(p) "Violations" means the violations of the Filing Date Rule, Section 301 of the
Act, the Ownership Report Rule and the Public File Rule.
3. On June 1 1, 2008, Licensee untimely filed the Station's license renewal application in
violation of the Filing Date Rule.' In addition, it continued to operate the Station after the Station's
license had expired in violation of Section 301 of the Act, although it suspended such operation once it
realized that the Station's license had previously expired.' Moreover, in the Station's license renewal
application, Licensee made disclosures to the Commission concerning compliance issues with the Public
File Rule and the Ownership Report Rule. Because of the late filing of the license renewal application,
the unauthorized Station operation, the Public File and Ownership Report Rules compliance issues raised
in the renewal application, the Parties have agreed to enter into this Consent Decree by which both
Licensee and the Bureau intend to be legally bound.
4. The Parties acknowledge that any proceeding that might result from the Licensee's
violation of the Ownership Report Rule, the Filing Date Rule, Section 301 of the Act, and the Public File
Rule, referred to in Paragraph 3 above, could be time-consuming and require substantial expenditure of
public and private resources. In order to conserve such resources, to resolve the matter, and to promote
the Licensee's compliance with the Ownership Report Rule, the Filing Date Rule, Section 301 of the Act,
and the Public File Rule, the Parties are entering into this Consent Decree, in consideration of the mutual
commitments made herein.
5. The Parties agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Consent Decree.
Both Licensee and the Bureau each represent and warrant that its signatory is duly authorized to enter into
this Consent Decree on its behalf. Licensee agrees that the Bureau has jurisdiction over the matters
contained in this Consent Decree.
6. The Parties agree and acknowledge that this Consent Decree shall constitute a final
settlement between Licensee and the Bureau concerning the Licensee's Violations at the Station, as
7. In express reliance on the covenants and representations in this Consent Decree, the
Bureau agrees that it will not use the Violations in any action against Licensee, provided that Licensee
SThe Station's application for renewal was due on or before December 1, 2005. No such application was filed, and
the Station's license expired on April 1, 2006.
SAfter its license had expired, the Station operated for 16 months without authorization. After reportedly
suspending broadcasts on October 19, 2007, Licensee filed the First STA on June I1, 2008. The stafTgranted the
First STA on October 10, 2008, and the Station reportedly re-commenced broadcasts on October 16, 2008. The
First STA expired on April 10, 2009. Licensee timely sought an extension of the First STA on March 31, 2009.
which remains pending. See File No. BELSTA-20090331ARR.
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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 July 13, 2014.