American Institute For Jewish Education
Federal Communications Commission DA 09-25
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554In the Matter of
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH)
Facility ID No. 134469
NAL/Account No. 200932080018
Licensee of Noncommercial Educational
Station WMDI-LP, Lakewood, New Jersey
Adopted: January 15, 2009
Released: January 16, 2009By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:
In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the
Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") and American Institute for Jewish Education ("AIJE"). The Consent
Decree terminates an investigation by the Bureau against AIJE for possible violations of Section 399B of
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 and Section 73.503(d) of the Commission's Rules2
regarding the broadcast by AIJE of underwriting acknowledgments over Station WMDI-LP, Lakewood,
New Jersey (the "Station").
The Bureau and AIJE 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.
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
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 AIJE possesses the basic
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or
IT IS ORDEREDthat, 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
IT IS FURTHER ORDEREDthat the above-captioned investigation
1 See 47 U.S.C. 399b.
2 47 C.F.R. 73.801 makes certain rules, including 47 C.F.R. 73.503, applicable to low power FM stations, such
as Station WMDI-LP. See 47 C.F.R. 73.801 and 73.503(d).
3 See 47 U.S.C. 154(i).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 0.111, 0.311.
Federal Communications Commission DA 09-257.
IT IS FURTHER ORDEREDthat the third-party complaint and allegations against the
Station and/or AIJE before the Enforcement Bureau related to the above-captioned investigation as of the
date of this Consent Decree
IT IS FURTHER ORDEREDthat a copy of this Order and Consent Decree shall be
sent to American Institute for Jewish Education, by first-class, certified mail, return receipt requested, to
American Institute for Jewish Education, 1720 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, 08701, and by
certified mail, return receipt requested, to its counsel, Barry A. Friedman, Esq., Thompson Hine LLP,
1920 N Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Kris Anne Monteith
Chief, Enforcement Bureau
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