FCC turns down volume on TV commercials — finally

After decades of complaints, consumers will finally get some relief from obnoxiously loud TV commercials.

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday established new regulations designed to prevent commercials from making your ears bleed. The new rules don’t take effect for a year, but it’s good to know relief is on the way.

Government regulation is often critized as being too intrusive, but I suspect these rules will be widely praised by politicians and consumers.


The rules “require that commercials have the same average volume as the programs they 
accompany,” according to a FCC news release.

That means no more being blasted off the couch when a commercial comes on.

I hope the new rules work.

Click here for the FCC news release.

Reuters: FCC cracks down on loud commercials