Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eshoo's commercial loudness, FM radio bills advance

Two bills by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, concerning the broadcasting industry were approved Thursday by the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet sent on to the full Energy & Commerce Committee, according to Radio Business Report.

• H.R. 1147 will allow low power community broadcasters to use frequencies adjacent to full power FM stations.

• H.R. 1084, which is known as the CALM Act or the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, will require TV stations, broadcast and cable networks, and cable operators to ensure that volume does not fluctuate between programming and commercials.

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