or air time
- the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast: The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.
- the time during which a broadcast takes place: The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
- a block of such time sold by a radio or television station to an advertiser, allotted to a political candidate, etc.: The company bought three minutes of airtime.
Origin of airtime
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Examples from the Web for airtime
The outlets giving these pronouncements the most airtime are Arabic news stations in the Gulf.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
People like me have spent a lot of airtime and ink these past couple of weeks arguing over whether this can work.Why Whites Will Abandon the GOP
July 10, 2013
For less than 90 seconds of airtime in an episode, he or she receives $10,000.Why ‘Arrested Development’s’ Fourth Season Is a Bust: Contracts and More
May 28, 2013
Nash said he spoke to Lauer before and after the show to explain that he would not get a lot of airtime.NBC, Today Show Get Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage Right
April 20, 2013
Europeans have spent lots of airtime and ink on Hurricane Sandy--but so far, very few euros.From Europe, A Muted Hurricane Sandy Response
November 2, 2012
- the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television
- the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast
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