Tomorrow will be a better day. I can promise it.

tv noiseI thought we passed this law 40 years ago, but hey, I’ll take it.

. . . beginning at midnight tonight, new Federal Communications Commission rules will bar television networks from blasting viewers with those excessively loud, screamy commercial breaks. . .

Adopted a year ago Thursday, the rules “will require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany,” the FCC says. The commission was prompted to action last year when Congress passed the “Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act“—the CALM Act.

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10 responses to “Tomorrow will be a better day. I can promise it.

  1. IF the thing works technically ?



    • james, there’s are enforcement measures – stations will be fined if they violate, so there must be some way to make it work. I think I’ll turn on some crappy 2nd tier ccable channel tonight and see how it’s going – that’s where most of the awful screaming commercials seem to congregate.


  2. I’ve been waiting for this! Huzzah!

    See, I’m not against ALL regulation, just the bad ones that needlessly harm people by destroying jobs and raising prices.


  3. I too thought something akin to this was made law a long time ago but will admit I’ve seen (or should I say heard) no evidence of its implementation.


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