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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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The show consists of vintage airchecks -- snippets from long-ago radio programs -- featuring talent including Robin Seymour, Dick Purtan (when he was first on WKNR), Tom Shannon, Scott Regen, Lee Alan, Big Jim Edwards, Bob Green, Dave Shafer, Robert E.
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.
The details are still hazy: The commissioners haven't decided how long the airchecks must be retained, and it's not yet clear whether the government will insist on recordings of all broadcasts or only of programs transmitted between 6 a.
Kevin McCarthy, Dick Ulett, Paul Arca and others reminisced while Pinion's crackerjack staff played airchecks of Morgan's career.
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.
Stations are judged on airchecks, ratings history, community involvement and leadership.