No more loud TV commercials, thanks to new rule
December 15, 2011 · Updated 10:22 AM
From staff reports:
Obnoxiously loud commercials will soon be a thing of the past because the CALM Act took effect on Dec. 13.
The CALM Act, a series of rules designed by the FCC to get rid of those "make you jump out of your seat because they're so loud" commercials, and signed by President Obama into law last year, ensure that commercials will have the same average volume as the programs with which they're aired.
Even though the CALM Act was signed by President Obama last year, TV stations and advertisers were given one year to adjust to the new rules. The FCC indicates that complaints over loud commercials have diminished over the past couple of years, and the CALM Act will likely reduce the number of complaints as well.