Glad to see that republicans and democrats can come together on the important things
Washington (CNN) – Say goodbye to one of the greatest irritants of modern life: television commercials that are MUCH LOUDER THAN THE SHOW YOU ARE WATCHING!
Beginning Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is barring broadcasters and pay TV providers from airing excessively loud commercials, saying ads must maintain the “same average volume” as the programs they accompany.
Loud commercials have been a leading source of complaints to the FCC since its consumer call center began reporting top complaints in 2002.
Since January 2008, the FCC has received about 1,000 complaints and about 5,000 inquiries, the commission said.
The CALM Act bill had wide bipartisan support, passing the Senate unanimously and the House by a voice vote.