drive time


Definition of drive time

: a time during rush hour when radio audiences are swelled by commuters listening to car radios

Examples of drive time in a Sentence

Her show airs during the morning drive time.

Recent Examples on the Web

The lanes were reopened by around 9:30 a.m., but traffic had backed up so much that the average drive time from Everett into Seattle more than doubled, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Truck kills person on I-5 near downtown Seattle, snarling traffic for miles," 11 July 2018 Trips already take that long with the viaduct available – so the state numbers likely underestimate future driving times. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "What will the Highway 99 tunnel opening mean for bus routes, detours and tsunamis? We answer those questions and more," 12 Dec. 2018 Meisinger said Smasher helped Vinyl Draught get started in late March 2017, and the station hopes the new show can expand to Monday through Friday drive time soon. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Atom Smasher, former Houston KRBE radio host, gets new show in Clear Lake," 30 Jan. 2018 That shakeup saw Bernstein moved out of afternoon drive time, where he had been paired with Jason Goff. Phil Rosenthal,, "Brian Hanley out as Mike Mulligan's WSCR-AM morning cohost, sources say," 3 July 2018 See which roads might affect your drive time and avoid accordingly. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Heading Downtown Indianapolis for some fun and fireworks? Here's what you need to know," 4 July 2018 Although Gillum routinely reaches out to predominantly black audiences on platforms like drive time radio shows, the effect of such outreach is hard to gauge. Elizabeth Koh And Kirby Wilson, miamiherald, "Tallahassee mayor's path to Governor's mansion runs through Florida's black community," 28 June 2018 Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will join Francesa in his traditional afternoon drive time slot on sports talk station WFAN. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Alex Rodriguez to join Mike Francesa in radio icon's return to airwaves," 30 Apr. 2018 The building is near the state and federal courthouses and will save detectives a significant amount of driving time, Doll said. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Former downtown legislative office building may have a new tenant: the Anchorage Police Department," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of drive time

1965, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drive time

chiefly US : the time when people are driving to or from work and are listening to the radio in their cars

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