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Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

ROADTRIP NATION: CHANGING GEARS dispels long-held perceptions of auto technician work, opening up the hood on a rapidly accelerating industry that's driven by advanced training, specialized skills, and mastery of today's most cutting-edge technology. A look at this trade through the eyes of three young aspiring technicians - and the established professionals whom they seek out for advice - CHANGING GEARS takes viewers on a tour through a field that's growing fast, but needs more workers. As the Bureau of Labor reports, demand for auto technicians is the highest it's ever been, but with scarce numbers of young adults enrolling in technical training programs, a shortage of technicians in the near future is almost guaranteed. Alexandra, Dylan and Michael set off to interview successful technicians in every corner of the industry, from Dennis McCarthy, the lead technician for the Fast and the Furiousfranchise, to Bogi Latiener, whose female-centric garage is challenging gender expectations surrounding automotive work. It's a supercharged adventure through land and sea as the road-trippers get behind the wheel of everything from exotic supercars to giant tractors, discovering a wide array of technician careers that go far beyond wrench-turning.

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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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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
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