Commercials Louder Than The Television Show You Are Watching Are Now Barred

December 13, 2012

As of today the Federal Communications Commission is barring airing excessively loud commercials. We will see how it works out.

“Loud commercials have been a leading source of complaints to the FCC since its consumer call center began reporting top complaints in 2002,” says CNN News. “Since January 2008, the FCC has received about 1,000 complaints and about 5,000 inquiries, the commission said.”

“Congress mandated the change in the aptly named Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation, or CALM, Act in 2010. Last year, the FCC set a December 13, 2012, deadline for full compliance.”


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5 Responses to Commercials Louder Than The Television Show You Are Watching Are Now Barred

  1. Bob Trotta on December 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Let’s hope that this works BETTER than the FCC’s DO NOT CALL and ROBO CALL laws! I’m sure EVERYONE knows how well those two laws work!

  2. doug on December 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Haven’t heard a noticeable change yet. Hopeful though.

  3. Brad Dearington on December 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Does this “CALM act of 2010” include cable and satellite TV or just “over the air” TV?

  4. Bob Trotta on December 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm
  5. Doug Bacon on December 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    This should work, unlike the Do Not Call List, as the stations airing the commercials can be easily identified for complaint purposes. The scammers violating the Do Not Call List spoof their numbers & use numbers that are untracable to a company, by using numerous lawyers & shell companies. The phone companies, who lease out the numbers to the scammers, are only concerned with making money & don’t care that they numbers they lease are being used illegally. Even our Senators & Representatives in Congress don’t care, as they have responded to complainst with form replies. Until we can sue the phone company that supplies the numbers to the scammers, for not taking action, the violations will continue.

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