- the media of radio and television broadcasting: The airwaves were filled with news flashes about the crisis.
Origin of airwaves
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Examples from the Web for airwaves
As a prolific and early entry in the cannon of television drama, The Twilight Zone never fully disappeared from the airwaves.How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’
November 13, 2014
All airwaves our ours to let you use wisely, including the internet.Most Creative ‘Net Neutrality’ Comments on the FCC Website
June 9, 2014
With none of his opponents on the airwaves, Wolf has shot to a massive lead for the May 20 primary.Lone Wolf Winning in Pennsylvania
April 14, 2014
By the time a show on a hot financial or investing topic hits the airwaves, the phenomenon is usually over.Silicon Valley Thinks You’re a Fool
April 2, 2014
Jackson was also blamed for widespread censorship on the airwaves, which went all-out in banning any sort of nudity or profanity.Super Bowl’s ‘Nipplegate’ Fiasco 10 Years Later: The Pop Diva, the Boob, and the Outrage
February 1, 2014
We should insist that the public interest be fully served through the public's airwaves.
The airwaves are a public trust, and broadcasters also have to help us in this effort to strengthen our democracy.
- informal radio waves used in radio and television broadcasting
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