Here is another response to our question.
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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 19:49:13 -0800
From: Ed Brouder <[log in to unmask]>
To: Rod Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
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In a word, no. A few times over the years I've thought of researching
this but I've never gotten around to it. I've heard that the term
stemmed from early tests of the studio line (to the transmitter) versus
the off air signal (an air check). But I really can't document that.
Man From Mars Productions
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From: Rod Stephens <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:26 PM
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We've been having a discussion as to when and where the phrase "air
check" "aircheck" came from. Any info?