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on (the) air

Broadcasting live, as on television or radio. Please try to control your language, we can't have any cursing while we're on air. Places, everyone! We're on the air in five, four, three….
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on the air

broadcasting (a radio or television program). The radio station came back on the air shortly after the storm. We were on the air for two hours.
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on the air

see under off the air.
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on (or off) the air

being (or not being) broadcast on radio or television.
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ˌon/ˌoff the ˈair

(being) broadcast/not (being) broadcast on radio or television: ‘Going Live’ will go off the air for the summer, returning for a new series in the autumn.
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