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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Broadcasting
on-airˈon-air adjective [only before noun]  TCBbroadcast while actually happening opp off-air an on-air interview
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on-airLast fall, Winfrey decided to give fiction a boost by creating her on-air book club.Pahdra Singh handled his on-air interview brilliantly, and pointed out to Labone that grandstands are not insured against theft.Despite the model looks and on-air poise, the most striking quality of this thirtysomething television journalist is her name.No on-air promotion is allowed on any of our independently commissioned or distributed titles.Networks are making heavy profits from news, and on-air talent is being paid more than ever to communicate to the public.Hilary explains how she deals with on-air technical problems.On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves.The on-air weather person is expected to draw audiences, not weather maps.
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