Idiom: Hit the Airwaves
Samira:What’s wrong, Giorgio? You look really nervous.
Giorgio:I am nervous. My band just finished its first CD. Now we have to
we are getting ready to hit the airwavesand start promoting
it. We have an interview on “Coffee with the Girls” this afternoon. It’s a
local TV show and it has a large following in this area.
I’ve seen that show! They have a lot of bands and singers as guests. That is so
Giorgio:Yes it is, but I’m also nervous because we are going to play a
single from the CD and then they will interview us afterwards. It’s a live
show, so I don’t want to make any mistakes.
if you want to become famous, you have to hit the airwaves to
promote your band. Don’t worry! You will be just fine.
you for the encouragement, Samira!
Turn on the TV to channel 4!
Liam: What? OK, but
you remember that woman who had an affair with the mayor a few months ago? Myra
Liam: Oh yes. Didn’t
she disappear? No one has heard from her since the mayor confessed to the
affair on TV and apologized to everyone.
and the mayor blamed Myra Johnson for everything! Well, now Myra is hitting
the airwaves with her side of the story.
Liam: Wow! Good for
her. She shouldn’t be blamed for everything. I want to hear what she says.
too. Look, it’s starting!
Meaning: to go on radio or TV to promote something or to tell one side of a story.