In 2010, Congress passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, and as of last Thursday, Federal Communications Commission rules now "require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany."
I can't imagine a TV viewer not thankful that our members of Congress on both sides of the aisle finally, and overwhelmingly, agreed to stop LOUD COMMERCIALS. This is truly government for the people. For more than a half-century, TV and its inevitable loud commercials have been a part of American life. So what took Congress so long?
There must be some who see these new regulations as yet another example of big government intruding into the free marketplace the Big Nanny once again telling businesses what to do.