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Released: November 14, 2013

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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November 14, 2013
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LIBERMAN BROADCASTING TO PAY $110,000 TO RESOLVE FCC INDECENCY

INVESTIGATION

Enforcement Bureau Consent Decree Includes Three-Year Compliance Plan


Washington, D.C. – Liberman Broadcasting Inc. has agreed to pay $110,000 and follow a three-year
compliance plan to resolve an indecency investigation conducted by the Federal Communications
Commission’s Enforcement Bureau.
The investigation stemmed from complaints about programming that included the Spanish-language
television show Jose Luis Sin Censura (Jose Luis Uncensored), which aired on certain Liberman stations
in Texas, California, and Utah.
The Commission received a number of complaints about Jose Luis Sin Censura, including complaints
filed by GLAAD and the National Hispanic Media Coalition in February 2011. The Bureau launched an
investigation based on these and other complaints alleging, among other things, that the Jose Luis show
on several occasions featured pornographic film performers and exotic dancers who engaged in behavior
inconsistent with the Commission’s indecency standards for broadcast programming that is aired during
the day and early evening. Liberman discontinued broadcasting Jose Luis Sin Censura in August 2012.
Liberman fully cooperated with the Bureau’s investigation and, as part of the consent decree, committed
to several ongoing efforts to help ensure future compliance with the Commission’s indecency rules.
Under the terms of today’s consent decree, Liberman has agreed to make a voluntary payment in the
amount of $110,000 to the U.S. Treasury. Liberman has also agreed to a three-year, comprehensive
compliance plan, which includes: the appointment of a compliance officer; the establishment of operating
procedures to ensure compliance; the creation of a compliance manual; annual employee training; and
compliance reporting, including self-reporting of possible violations in the future.
The full link to the Order and Consent Decree is http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-
13-2036A1.pdf.

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