Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across The Islands (#607H) Duration: 25:54 STEREO TVG

This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, they travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then they explore the roots of spiritual music in The Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives them an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th century cathedral. Along the way they learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for their supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as The Gully Wash.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 11:30am

Telluride (#601H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Telluride, Colorado, a small city nestled in a breathtaking valley high in the Rocky Mountains, is a creative jewel that blends an adventurous spirit with creative energy. The Music Voyager team is invited to explore the multiple festivals that call Telluride home, from Blues & Brews, to Mushroom, Mountainfilm, Bluegrass and Jazz. The journey to one of America's great small towns reveals why Telluride has long been a haven for explorers, adventurers, fortune seekers and people looking for an escape from the rat race. Local musicians, artists, microbrewers, chefs and outdoorsmen demonstrate that Telluride is a vibrant and creative community as well as a world-class destination for live music, film, and the arts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Bahamas: from the Islands to the World (#608H) Duration: 27:23 STEREO TVPG

In this episode of Music Voyager, they explore the impact of music from The Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives a tour of downtown Nassau while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world's sound (Did you know, for example, that The Beach Boy's "Sloop John B" is a Bahamian folk song and that The Grateful Dead always ended their set with a song from The Bahamas?). They discover the important role The Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul and disco. They then meet up with The Baha Men, whose song "Who Let The Dogs Out" was a worldwide smash. Finally, they meet up for an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, thier pick for the next big international star to come out of The Bahamas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 11:32pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 5:32am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
54.4, 25.3
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
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