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Law to restrain loud TV ads not effective until Dec. 13

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2012

~~<p>Question: I sent an email to all three local news stations asking them if they recall what the effective date is for broadcasting commercials at the same decibel level as the main programs. I also asked if they would meet the date imposed by Congress. Currently I have to turn down the TV each time a commercial is played, then back up when the commercials are over. Sad to say, not one single news station replied. Can you find out when that date is and if the local stations will comply?</p>
<p>Question: I have been reporting loud commercials on our local television stations to the Federal Communications Commission, but I don&rsquo;t notice it being corrected. Isn&rsquo;t there a new law in effect that is supposed to end those loud commercials? I am a senior citizen and hard of hearing as it is. We can put a man on the moon, but we cannot even stabilize the volume on commercials before airing them?</p>
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Question: I sent an email to all three local news stations asking them if they recall what the effective date is for broadcasting commercials at the same decibel level as the main programs. I also asked if they would meet the date imposed by Congress. Currently I have to turn down the TV each time a commercial is played, then back up when the commercials are over. Sad to say, not one single news station replied. Can you find out when that date is and if the local stations will comply?

Question: I have been reporting loud commercials on our local television stations to the Federal Communications Commission, but I don’t notice it being corrected. Isn’t there a new law in effect that is supposed to end those loud commercials? I am a senior citizen and hard of hearing as it is. We can put a man on the moon, but we cannot even stabilize the volume on commercials before airing them? Login for more...



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