About KQED TV
KQED Public Television 9 is one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during primetime with more than 1.5 million households viewing per month. KQED's digital television channels include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids, and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast.
KQET is our transmitter serving the Monterey, Watsonville, Salinas, and Santa Cruz areas. It carries the KQED 9 programming schedule on channel 25.1, KQED Plus on 25.2, and KQED V-Me on 25.3. The KQET Audience Services toll-free telephone number is (866) 870-2528.
Since first going on the air in 1954, KQED has been an integral part of the Bay Area's media and cultural landscape. The station produces its own unique local and national programs and collaborates with filmmakers and documentary producers.
KQED also produces three independent film series: Truly California, which showcases documentaries that focus on local, regional, and statewide issues; Film School Shorts, a half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country; and Imagemakers, a collection of internationally acclaimed short films.
KQED national productions include Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul. In addition, KQED has had a major role in producing programs of local interest to national audiences with such programs as San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker for Great Performances and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for Austin City Limits as well as contributing to other national PBS series including American Experience, The NewsHour, and NOVA ScienceNow.
Michael Isip is the Vice President, Television Content. Susie Hernandez is KQED's Director of Programming.