over the microphone/on the microphone


Senior Member
My friend Fred is the guy who is talking over the microphone/on the microphone.I think the right one is over the microphone but you have the last word.If he is not talking, Could I say:My friend Fred is the guy who is on the microphone.I really appreciate all your help.
  • pops91710

    Senior Member
    English, AE
    It is more accurate to say at the microphone. I have never heard over the microphone. You talk over the phone or over the radio or over the PA system. All radio jocks will introduce a guest speaker and say "with me today at the microphone(s) is our guest Tom Clancy......"
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