Airplay (noun)

The amount of time a song or piece of music is played on a radio station or other media outlets.

Origin:

From the word "air" meaning "relating to radio" and "play" meaning "the act of broadcasting a song or piece of music".

Examples:

  1. The song received a lot of airplay and quickly became a hit.
  2. The band's new single was getting heavy airplay on the radio.
  3. The album's popularity was helped by its strong airplay on college radio stations.
  4. The song's airplay on the radio helped the album to reach the top of the charts.
  5. The song's airplay was limited to a few select radio stations, making it difficult for the band to achieve mainstream success.
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