on the air

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on the air

  1. In the process of recording or broadcasting; a radio station that is transmitting a program; or a particular source of modulation, such as a specific microphone, that is connected.
    In a few minutes, we'll be on the air giving a live broadcast.
  2. Being broadcast.
    The popular television series was on the air for ten years before it finally ended.


  • (in the process of recording or broadcasting): on air
  • (being broadcast):


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  • Federal Standard 1037C