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open-line

[ oh-puhn-lahyn ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌlaɪn /
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adjective
(of a radio or TV show) maintaining open telephone lines to permit listeners or viewers to phone a program with comments, questions, requests, etc.; call-in.
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Origin of open-line

First recorded in 1965–70
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open-line

noun
Canadian a radio or television programme in which listeners' or viewers' questions, comments, etc, are telephoned to the studio and broadcast live.Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): phone-in
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