Idiom: on the air
idiom: on the air
- broadcasting on the television or radio.
- a live broadcast
- There are several Spanish television programs on the air on AM radio.
- 5-4-3-2... and we are LIVE! on the air at station WMZQ San Antonia.
- Everyone take your places—we'll be on the air in just three minutes.
- There aren't any really good shows on the air anymore. Luckily, we still have a way to watch shows from the good old days.
- The FCC is very strict about profanity and nudity on the air so there's now a delay of several seconds during any live broadcast so they can censor anything that's objectionable.
- My boyfriend said he had to work last night so you can imagine how shocked I was to see him on the air when they panned the audience during the Lakers game.
- This award-winning show has been on the air for almost 25 years.
- There are so many annoying commercials on the air during rush hour that now I only listen to CDs while driving to work in my car.
- Many people think that Donnie Simpson is the best disc jockey on the air today for R&B music.
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