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Released: August 13, 2012
Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1270

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

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In the Matter of ) File No.: EB-10-SE-055

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation ) Acct. No.: 201232100035
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FRN: 0002963429

ORDER

Adopted: August 10, 2012 Released: August 13, 2012

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the
Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and Fender
Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC). The Consent Decree resolves and terminates the Bureau’s
investigation into FMIC’s compliance with Section 302(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
amended (Act),1 and Sections 2.803, 2.1203, 2.1204, 2.1205, 15.19, 15.21, and 15.105 of the
Commission’s rules (Rules)2 pertaining to the marketing of digital radio frequency devices, such as bass
amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, tuners, and audio mixers.
2.
The Bureau and FMIC have negotiated the Consent Decree that resolves this matter. A
copy of the Consent Decree is attached hereto and incorporated herein 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
investigation.
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 FMIC possesses the basic
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or
authorization.
5.
Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED

that, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 503(b) of the Act,3
and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules,4 the Consent Decree attached to this Order

IS ADOPTED.



1 47 U.S.C. § 302a(b).
2 47 C.F.R. §§ 2.803, 2.1203, 2.1204, 2.1205, 15.19, 15.21, 15.105.
3 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), 503(b).
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.111, 0.311.

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1270

6.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that the above-captioned investigation

IS

TERMINATED

.
7.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that a copy of this Order and Consent Decree shall be
sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to Mark Van Vleet, Chief Legal
Officer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, 8860 E. Chaparral Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ
85250-2610, and to Charles A. Zielinski, counsel for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Bryan
Cave LLC, 1155 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
P. Michele Ellison
Chief, Enforcement Bureau
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