Airwaves (TV series)

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Starring Roberta Maxwell
Ingrid Veninger
Roland Hewgill
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Running time 26 min
Original network CBC
Original release 27 January 1986 – 13 December 1990

Airwaves is a Canadian television dramedy which aired on CBC from 1986 to 1990.

The Toronto-filmed show starred Roberta Maxwell as Jean Lipton, a radio talk show host and widowed mother, who lived with her daughter Zoe, played by Ingrid Veninger, and her father Bob, played by Roland Hewgill. Maxwell has indicated that Canadian journalist-activist June Callwood was a basis for her portrayal of Jean.[1]

The show's cast also included Taborah Johnson, Alec Willows and Kimble Hall.[2] Writers for the series included Judith Thompson, John Frizzell, Susan Martin, Rob Forsythe and Paul Gross.[2]

The series repeated on Vision TV from 1989 to 1991.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Posesorski, Sheri (25 January 1986). "Chance meeting brings actress back to Toronto". The Globe and Mail. p. P9. 
  2. ^ a b Corcelli, John (April 2006). "Airwaves". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2007-03-04. 

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