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  • noun broadcasting A demonstration recording, often intended to show off the talent of an announcer to a prospective employer.


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air +‎ check


  • The "aircheck" segment is a recording of 3/21/75 which was a "practice session" for the SNACK show and DOES feature Crosby, although his input is fairly negligable.

  • Good as the original 78 rpm version is, the live performance which survives as an aircheck captures an artist who is even more dynamic and supercharged with Neapolitan magnetism.

    Both Leading Man and Comic Relief

  • Having just heard the NPR WEEKEND EDITION interview and clips, I'll note that as someone who now thinks of the Fairport Convention version of "Gone, Gone, Gone" (on the BBC aircheck collection HEYDAY) as even more definitive than that of the Everlys, the new arrangement would take a while for me to accept ... as JJS notes, maybe a touch funereal.

    Robert Plant & Allison Krauss

  • I was listening to an aircheck of WVBF from around 1974 the other day, it was pretty funny to listen to a Cher-into-Led Zeppelin transition.

    Forgotten but not gone — until now

  • Here's a scoped aircheck from the early days of "Mars FM" -- and yep, this DJ was pretty raw.

    Franklin Avenue

  • The package begins with a once-rare aircheck of the 24-year-old pianist in his native Ohio (playing the Busby Berkeley dance number "Young and Healthy" like Fats Waller on amphetamines).

    Tatum's Art Changed Jazz

  • There's a snap and muscularity to it, and when it isn't ruined by recording engineers viz. the DGG 2nd vs. the live aircheck, he can make Mahler sparkle.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • I have now heard both this new recording, and the live aircheck from the Mahler-Zyklus last spring.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • So, then, I await DGG's release of the 8th in a studio environment and with record-quality sound, which the aircheck certainly has, but is still obviously a live aircheck.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Having the aircheck tapes from that cycle, the only good thing about it was Solti's contribution.

    Twilight of the Festival (?)


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