Hi Tom
I understand, from working in a broadcasting archive back in New Zealand,
that "airchecks" were issued by the station manager, as a means of keeping
tabs, so to speak, on the performance of the broadcaster, without the
knowledge of the broadcaster.  We had many airchecks that were recorded all
over the country at random times of the day or night, graveyard shift.


Marie O'Connell
Sound Archivist/Audio Engineer
The Center For Oral History & Cultural Heritage
The University Of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5175
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401-406
Ph: 601-266-6514
Fax: 601-266-6217

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] "Aircheck" history

What is the genesis of the term "aircheck" and how did it come to mean
"off-air recording", or did 
it mean something different at another time?

-- Tom Fine