hit the airwaves


: to be broadcast for the first time
The band's new recording hit the airwaves yesterday.

Examples of hit the airwaves in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The escalating feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has hit the airwaves, with the super PACs boosting their campaigns launching dueling TV ads over the weekend. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2023 This month, Barron’s appearance hit the airwaves as a 60-second public service announcement offering a glimpse into the real-life toll of gun violence and the devastation families face. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Biden’s campaign, meanwhile, has continued to hit the airwaves, making earlier ad investments than the last two presidents who ran for re-election, per the Washington Post. Mark Murray, NBC News, 11 Sep. 2023 Learn How to Make a Milkshake at Home for a Sweet Treat Anytime America first met Grimace in 1971, when a commercial featuring Ronald McDonald and friends hit the airwaves and depicted Grimace's love of shakes. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 June 2023 The pro-Trump super PAC MAGA Inc also launched a new ad related to Trump’s indictment, which hit the airwaves on Monday and appears to have more money behind it. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 13 June 2023 The ad, shared first with NBC News, will hit the airwaves across the state on Thursday and is part of an ongoing TV ad campaign. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2022 McAdams also hit the airwaves Thursday with a new ad discussing his experience fighting through and recovering from the coronavirus, followed by a call for improving health insurance. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Sep. 2020 The 2024 presidential race hit the airwaves this week, with both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump's campaigns launching their first TV ads. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 28 Apr. 2023 See More

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