the bottom of the hour

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the bottom of the hour

Half-past the hour (such as 12:30, 3:30, etc.). And we'll bring you that news story at the bottom of the hour.
See also: bottom, hour, of

the bottom of the ˈhour

(especially American English) (on a TV/radio programme, etc.) 30 minutes past the hour on a clock: The radio station provides hourly newscasts at both the top and bottom of the hour. OPPOSITE: the top of the hour
See also: bottom, hour, of
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Farm families and consumers now can have 24-hour access to agriculture information--not just at the top or the bottom of the hour.
Listeners can depend on full packages of news, traffic, sports, and weather at the top and bottom of the hour during the morning show, as well as updates at 10:00am, 11:00am.
Super-sized episodes also became popular, particularly in the early part of the decade, and nets still play fast and loose with airtimes (nothing seems to start directly at the top or bottom of the hour anymore).
The most satisfying thing is that when we announce at the bottom of the hour that we're going to be taking phone calls, all the lines light up right away.
She says that typically, "an hour of 57 minutes of news might have a two-minute editorial at the bottom of the hour.
Fox News Channel, for example, has guaranteed headlines at the top and bottom of the hour since it launched two years ago, while MSNBC generally offers two news updates per hour during the business day, as well as on-screen news briefs up to six or seven times an hour day and night.