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Remembering The Scranton Sirens Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

This program celebrates the exceptional, yet little-known, musical legacy of one of the most significant "territory" dance bands in American musical history - the Scranton Sirens. During its 10-year existence (1918-1928), the Scranton Sirens commanded huge crowds at many of the major dance emporiums throughout the United States. Most importantly, the band introduced future Big Band-era innovators Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and Bill Challis. Narrated by singer and guitarist Leon Redbone, the Emmy-winning documentary features archival performance clips, interviews with music scholars, reminiscences from the last surviving group member, and faithful renditions of original Sirens' recordings.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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