off-air

off-air

/ˈɔfˈɛɹ/
adjective
not being broadcast on TV or radio

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on-air

on-air

/ˌɑːnˈɛɹ/
adjective
being broadcast on TV or radio

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on camera

on camera

/ˌɑːn kˈæmɹə/
adverb
while being recorded by a camera

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playlist

playlist

/ˈpɫeɪɫɪst/
noun
a set of recorded songs and pieces of music that have been selected to be broadcast on a radio station or a radio program

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podcast

podcast

/ˈpɔdˌkæst/
noun
a verbal broadcast

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to prerecord

to prerecord

/ˌpɹiɹiˈkɔɹd/, /ˌpɹiɹɪˈkɔɹd/
verb
to record a musical program, speech, etc. in advance, for later use

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to present

to present

/ˈpɹɛzənt/, /pɝˈzɛnt/, /pɹiˈzɛnt/
verb
to introduce different parts of a TV or radio program

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programming

programming

/ˈpɹoʊˌɡɹæmɪŋ/
noun
the process of scheduling programs that are planned to be broadcast on radio or television

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public access

public access

/pˈʌblɪk ˈæksɛs/
noun
a right given to people to broadcast their own programs on television or radio channels

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public service broadcasting

public service broadcasting

/pˈʌblɪk sˈɜːvɪs bɹˈɔːdkæstɪŋ/
noun
radio or television programs aiming to be beneficial to the people, funded by public money and independent from the government

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radio

radio

/ˈɹeɪdiˌoʊ/
noun
programs that are broadcast on the radio

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to receive

to receive

/ɹəˈsiv/, /ɹiˈsiv/, /ɹɪˈsiv/
verb
to pick up broadcast signals

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receiver

receiver

/ɹəˈsivɝ/, /ɹiˈsivɝ/, /ɹɪˈsivɝ/
noun
a piece of equipment in a radio or television that picks up broadcast signals and alters them into sounds and pictures

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recording

recording

/ɹəˈkɔɹdɪŋ/, /ɹɪˈkɔɹdɪŋ/
noun
the act and process of making a television or radio program by storing sounds and images

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to relay

to relay

/ˈɹiˌɫeɪ/
verb
to broadcast a program by receiving signals and passing them on

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running order

running order

/ɹˈʌnɪŋ ˈɔːɹdɚ/
noun
the arranged sequence of items in a television program or of performers in a team

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schedule

schedule

/ˈskɛdʒuɫ/, /ˈskɛdʒʊɫ/
noun
a list of radio and television programs on a particular network and the exact time they start

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to screen

to screen

/ˈskɹin/
verb
to show a video or film in a movie theater or on TV

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short wave

short wave

/ʃˈɔːɹt wˈeɪv/
noun
a radio wave that has a frequency between 3 and 30 MHz, and a wavelength between 10 to 100 meters, used for broadcasting

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to show

to show

/ˈʃoʊ/
verb
to make something, such as a motion picture, TV program, etc., available for public presentation

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signal

signal

/ˈsɪɡnəɫ/
noun
a series of electrical or radio waves carrying data to a radio, television station, or mobile phone

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signature tune

signature tune

/sˈɪɡnɪtʃɚ tˈuːn/
noun
a short and particular piece of music associated with a specific program or performer

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to simulcast

to simulcast

/ˈsaɪmjəɫˌkæst/, /ˈsɪmjəɫˌkæst/
verb
to simultaneously broadcast a program on television and radio, or on two or more networks

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spot

spot

/ˈspɑt/
noun
a segment of a television or radio show assigned to a particular person or a type of performance

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static

static

/ˈstætɪk/
noun
interfering noises on telecommunication systems, such as radio, caused by electrical disturbances in the air

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station

station

/ˈsteɪʃən/
noun
(of TV or radio) a company and the programs it broadcasts

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studio

studio

/ˈstudiˌoʊ/
noun
a room or building where TV or radio programs are made or broadcast

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talkback

talkback

/ˈtɔkˌbæk/
noun
‌a system by which people working in a radio station can communicate with one another without being heard by the audience

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talk radio

talk radio

/tˈɔːk ɹˈeɪdɪˌoʊ/
noun
a kind of radio broadcast in which a particular topic is discussed and listeners are encouraged to make a phone call and share their opinions

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teleprompter

teleprompter

/ˈtɛɫəˌpɹɑmptɝ/
noun
an electronic device that displays the script for people who are speaking in public, or on television

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to televise

to televise

/ˈtɛɫəˌvaɪz/
verb
to broadcast or show something on TV

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time signal

time signal

/tˈaɪm sˈɪɡnəl/
noun
a recognizable signal that the radio broadcasts at a precise time to indicate the accurate time of day

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tower

tower

/ˈtaʊɝ/
noun
a tall structure, usually made of metal, used to transmit television or radio signals

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transmission

transmission

/tɹænsˈmɪʃən/, /tɹænzˈmɪʃən/
noun
the activity of transmitting a signal, a message or a program that is being broadcast on radio or television

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to transmit

to transmit

/tɹænzˈmɪt/
verb
to send out electrical signals or to broadcast television or radio programs

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transmitter

transmitter

/tɹænsˈmɪtɝ/
noun
a piece of electronic equipment used for sending electromagnetic waves carrying radio or television signals

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uhf

uhf

/ˈuːf/
noun
a range of radio waves with a frequency between 300 MHz and 3000 MHz, especially used in broadcasting television and radio programs that are of high-quality

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vhf

vhf

/vˌiːˌeɪtʃˈɛf/
noun
radio waves in the range of 30 to 300 MHz that are used in broadcasting TV signals

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voice over

voice over

/vˈɔɪs ˈoʊvɚ/
noun
spoken descriptions given in a movie or a television show, etc. by a narrator that is not seen by the audience

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waveband

waveband

/wˈeɪvbænd/
noun
a series of radio waves with similar lengths used for specific types of radio broadcasting

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wavelength

wavelength

/ˈweɪvˌɫɛŋθ/
noun
the distance between a point on a wave of energy and a similar point on the next wave

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white noise

white noise

/wˈaɪt nˈɔɪz/
noun
a noise that holds numerous sound frequencies with the same strengths

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wireless

wireless

/ˈwaɪɹɫɪs/
noun
a method of communication that uses radio signals, instead of wires, to send out data

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to narrowcast

to narrowcast

/nˈæɹoʊkˌæst/
verb
to transmit information through television or the internet to a specific group of people

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network

network

/ˈnɛtˌwɝk/
noun
a group of TV or radio stations broadcasting the same program at the same time in different places

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to network

to network

/ˈnɛtˌwɝk/
verb
to broadcast a television or radio program simultaneously on stations in several different areas

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newsroom

newsroom

/ˈnuzˌɹum/
noun
a place in radio or television stations or a newspaper office where news is reviewed and put together to be broadcast or published

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news ticker

news ticker

/nˈuːz tˈɪkɚ/
noun
a line of news headlines passing across a television or computer screen

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