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airtime

or air time

[air-tahym] /ˈɛərˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast:
The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.
2.
the time during which a broadcast takes place:
The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
3.
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
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; air1 + time
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airtime

/ˈɛəˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television
2.
the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast
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