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air check

[′er ‚chek]
(engineering acoustics)
A recording made of a live radio broadcast for filing purposes at the broadcasting facility.
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To this day, he still reviews airchecks to see what he could have done better during his shows.
AI has now made its way into broadcast radio -- from the studio to the traffic department, providing sales enablement, airchecks, and sponsorship optimization.
THE SANTOS--CACHAO CONNECTION: "Since the mid-1980s, when I hosted a weekly radio program on KPOO and dedicated a couple of shows to him and subsequently met him on the phone to arrange sending him airchecks, he treated me like family," recalled John Santos.
In July the Federal Communications Commission proposed a new requirement "that broadcasters retain recordings of their programming"--known as "airchecks" in the trade--"in order to increase the effectiveness of the Commission's process for enforcing restrictions on obscene, indecent, and profane broadcast programming." In other words, the government wants stations to keep tapes of all their programs so regulators can check the record when someone files a complaint.
Some Renard Beethoven performances, from 78s and airchecks, were included on a private LP so obscure that it does not have a label name.
Louis Public Library has 42 different taped airchecks of the station from that era.)
He also started collecting vintage Latin recordings, mostly 78s and airchecks from New York radio stations.