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Flight of the Pollinators (#132H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a miniaturized Chris gets covered with pollen and ends up sticking to a bee, he's off into the remarkable world of the pollinators. Martin, Aviva, and the rest of the creature explorers must find Chris in an adventure that uncovers the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners. They learn that plants use animals to help them make their seeds through a process called pollination.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 7:30am
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 4:00pm
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Little Howler (#134H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

A Bat in the Brownies (#136H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Panda Power Up! (#402H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While checking out the endangered Giant panda, the Wild Kratts gets stranded in the bamboo forests of China without power to any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to 'power up' in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An 'ancient panda secret' just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas. Science Concept: Alternative energy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Snowy Owl Invasion (#403H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their Giant panda friend Stuffo, when they receive reports of Snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it's up to the Wild Kratts to solve the Mystery of the Snowy Owl Invasion! Science Concept : Territoriality, population cycles, migration.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Last Largest Lobster (#409H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are having a picnic when a seagull steals one of their creature power discs and drops it into the ocean. The Kratt Bros dive in to retrieve the disc and encounter an enormous lobster. Could this be the "Last Largest Lobster"? Martin and Chris begin to follow him to investigate the life of a lobster. But there's someone else on the lobster's trail. It's Chef Gourmand Gaston, who plans to catch him and "cook him up". It's up to Martin and Chris to stop Gourmand and save "the last largest lobster". Science Concept: Life cycle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Other Martins (#411H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

It's a relaxing day at Tortuga HQ when Chris comes in complaining about Martin. Confused, the gang soon discovers that Chris means a bird called the Purple martin and not his brother! Chris is not happy about something else named Martin and when a second creature called Martin comes along - he realizes it's not his day. But soon, comes to understand what awesome creatures these "Other Martins" really are. Science Concept: Form for Function.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Mystery of the Two Horned Narwhal (#413H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

During an argument over what is better - horns or antlers - Martin and Chris decide to go on an adventure with the horned Narwhal of the Arctic. But once they get there, they soon discover sometimes a horn isn't a horn and soon are unraveling the mystery of this amazing creature. Science Concept : Differences between horns, antlers and tusks. Rare growth patterns.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Red Panda Rescue (#415H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a Birthday present for Donita Donata. It's Wild Kratts to the rescue! Science Concept: Taxonomy - Red pandas are a unique species placed in their own unique family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Box Turtled In! (#418H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Wild Kratts Tortuga is accidentally miniaturized and carried off by a coyote, the mothership's shell defense is finally put to the test. The gang embarks on a box turtle-style mission to get back to the Miniaturizer and restore the Tortuga back to normal size. Science Concept: Defense.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Archerfish School (#420H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Kratt Bros meet a school of Archerfish, they are taught the secret of "water droplet" archery from an Archerfish named Arrow. Soon, they are using this newly learned skill to infiltrate Donita Donata's yacht and rescue the baby animals she has ben capturing for her newest high-end fashion line. Science Concept: Physics of Motion.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Baby Tooth & Kid Musky (#422H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the Wild Kratts begin to talk about predator and prey, the Kratt Bros decide to split up to investigate the lives of being a predator and a prey. But when they each befriend a young member of their respective groups and the groups collide, the gang must struggle to figure out how they react in a true battle for survival . Science Concept: Predator/Prey relationship.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Musk Ox Mania (#424H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When Chris realizes that his precious Creature souvenir collection is missing, the gang must travel back to the Arctic to find it. But the Arctic is now covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, so they'll need the help of a special Arctic creature - the Musk Ox - and its creature powers to find it. Science Concept: Defense.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Dhole Duplicator (#503H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While visiting India, Martin and Chris go off on a creature adventure to explore the world of the Dhole - aka "The Red Dog". With the help of Wild Kratt Kid Mala, they manage to find this elusive and endangered creature and working together with the pack, the Kratt Bros are able to defeat one very hungry tiger! Science Concept: Social groups and hunting strategy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

The Cobra King (#504H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While searching for Martin's lost Creaturepod, the Kratt brothers encounter a Spectacled cobra. In a wild adventure to recover their prized gadget, the bros learn about the dual creature powers of the cobras - venom and a hooded defense. But when they encounter a King cobra, their newfound cobra powers are put to the ultimate test. Science Concept: Venom in nature. How it works and why animals have it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Fire Salamander (#505H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

While exploring the Black Forest in Germany, Chris and Martin are amazed to discover a black and yellow salamander crawling out of the fire! They don't understand how this is possible, since salamanders need water - not fire - to live. It's a mystery that the Kratt Brothers are determined to solve and unravel the secret of the Fire Salamander. Science Concept: Salamander life cycle.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Creature Power Challenge (#203H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

After getting caught in the middle of a tussle between a grumpy rhino and an outraged elephant, Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what's stronger - elephant or rhino powers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Termites Vs. Tongues (#204H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Neck and Neck (#206H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Happy Turkey Day (#205H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are on a mission to defend the honor of the wild turkey and to stop Gourmand, who is hunting for the largest, fattest turkey in the forest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Rainforest Stew (#211H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When Chris and Martin go in search of an obscure rainforest creature to add to their Life Lists, the Wild Kratts becomes embroiled in the complex relationships of a tropical rainforest.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Speaking Dolphinese (#213H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth - Dolphins!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Blowfish Blowout (#216H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When the miniaturized Kratt Brothers get swept up and lost in a current of plankton, they become part of a crowd of fish larva all headed to the most populated and diverse habitat on Earth - the coral reef.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me

Tortuga Tune Up (#215H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

Aviva loves the Tortuga design, but feels there's something missing. Martin and Chris realize it can't really swim, so they decide to get some bio inspiration for this feature by exploring the world of the sea turtles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens (#220H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

The Wild Kratts get an urgent call from a group of North American Wild Kratts kids telling them almost all of the trees in the forest are dying. It's a race against time to solve the mystery and help the forest and the creatures who live there.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Rattlesnake Crystal (#221H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out in the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Puffin Rescue (#407H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      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!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (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 […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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

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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
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XFINITY 192
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Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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