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The Itchy Tag (#111H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 6:00am
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

My Mushy Banana (#106H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it's natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay!

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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 10:00am

The Perfect Pancake (#109H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time ... not too much, and not too little.

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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Apr 19, 2015 -- 5:00pm

The Broken Wheel (#121H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When a wheel falls off Sid's favorite toy truck, he tapes it back on. But now the wheel won't spin, and Sid wonders how exactly wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of things like cars, trains, tricycles, and even toy trucks!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 6:00am
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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No More Changes (#110H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Grandma's Glasses (#113H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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A Brush with Teeth (#116H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs like chewing our food! So it's really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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Too Much Noise (#114H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!

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  • KQED Kids: Tue, Apr 21, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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I Want Cake (#117H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

What's That Smell? (#112H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

All My Senses (#115H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Big Sneeze (#118H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Sid's Health Day (#120H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

My Slide (#122H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things... including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Must See TV (#119H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!

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  • KQED Kids: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Sid's Amazing Invention (#123H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Tree House (#124H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Hello, Doggie! (#126H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Home Tweet Home (#127H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (#125H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Dirt On Dirt (#128H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Don't Forget The Leaves (#129H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Sid's Rainy Play Date (#131H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is supposed to have a playdate outside, but the forecast calls for rain! Sid isn't too happy and wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside? At school, Sid and his friends discover that rain actually comes from rain clouds! They also learn that rain is really important because it helps living things grow.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid's Special Dad Day (#132H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Bug Club (#130H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground.

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid's Holiday Adventure (#133H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

The Wind Did It (#134H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Special Mom Day Meal (#136H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 31, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

I Have Muscles Where? (#137H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid's Dad tells him a really funny joke, Sid laughs so hard that his face hurts. Sid wonders why his face would hurt if the joke was funny? When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they learn that they have muscles all over their bodies, even in their faces!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid The Weatherman (#135H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid's Amazing Lungs (#138H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

How Did My Dog Do That? (#139H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 31, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

No School Singalong Special! (#201H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wonders what he could possibly do on his day off from school. But when all his friends come over for a play date, they quickly put their science minds together and decide to put on a show in the backyard! They each take turns rocking out as they sing their favorite science songs for a very appreciative audience of Mom, Dad, and Zeke!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Slide to the Side! (#202H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide...he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. (Educational objective - Friction)

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Now That's Using Your Brain (#140H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

That's The Way The Ball Bounces (#203H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity)

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Ignatz's Inertia (#204H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard and rolls him across the patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward and flies into the air! Sid is curious why Ignatz didn't stop moving too, so he and his friends investigate and discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped-and that's inertia! (Educational objective - Inertia)

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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