What does on air mean?

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Prepositional phrase
  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see on,‎ air.
  2. (broadcasting) Transmitting live.
  3. Smoothly; gracefully.
  4. Happily.
  5. (trick) Won with a high card though capturing only small cards.
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A live disc jockey, on air from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time, will take e-mail requests and conduct interviews with prominent women.
It used to be that radio announcers underwent years of training before being allowed on air.
Stations can put the e-mail address of reporters, anchors, and producers on air to encourage a dialogue.
That sense of vulnerability has prompted many businesses to cut back on air travel.
Listening to him, we all understand that radio was his destiny, but the very first time he went on air his voice did wobble.
And all that day, and week and most of that year I felt I was walking on air, like the feeling you get when you're in love.

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