Upcoming Broadcasts:

Kinky Friedman/Kacey Jones (#1809H) Duration: 56:31 STEREO TVG

Kinky Friedman is America's most famous Jewish cowboy. He's a songwriter, musician, author, comedian, philosopher, thinker and politician. His band is called "Texas Jewboys" and his big hit is "They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore." Kinky is one of the modern era's closest link to Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. Kinky performs songs from his new album The Loneliest Man I Even Met. Kacey Jones is one of America's funniest ladies of song. She produced an album with Kinky and has a huge body of work in her own right. Her latest song "Donald Trump's Hair" is a hysterical song about one of the recent campaign's oddest subjects.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 2:00am

Iris Dement/Leyla McCalla (#1810H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG

Iris Dement is considered "one of the great voices in contemporary popular music" (NPR), Beginning with her 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, which was hailed as "an essential album of the 1990's" by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as "one of the finest singer-songwriters in America" according to The Guardian. The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate. The Trackless Woods is her latest and foriginal music and melodies, the record brings 18 poems by acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to life. Iris recorded the album in five days, immediately taken by the sorrow and burden of the poems juxtaposed with Akhmatova's lightness and transcendence in the face of inhumanity. Leyla Mccalla is a multi-instrumentalist, is a cellist and singer whose distinctive sound is impossible to replicate. Leyla toured and recorded with the renowned African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops and is now focused on her solo career. Living in New Orleans, she released her debut album Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes in 2014. The album consists of compositions she has written to Langston Hughes poetry, Haitian folk songs and original pieces.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 30, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 31, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

The Wood Brothers/The Claudettes (#1811H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

The Wood Brothers began as something of a side project between Chris Wood (Medeski Martin & Wood) and brother Oliver (Tinsley Ellis and King Johnson) in 2006. Adapting the blues, folk and other roots-music sounds they loved as kids into their own evocative sound and twining their voices in the sort of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned, it's become quite clear that The Wood Brothers have indeed become the main act. With the addition of drummer Jano Rix, the band have become a stalwart on the Americana scene and "Masters of Soulful Funk" (Paste Magazine). Paradise is the band's fifth album and it's their most sophisticated and rocking work to date. The Claudettes create their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz-like Ray Charles on a punk kick. Think The White Stripes and Black Keys brandish with a piano instead and fronted by Nigerian-American singer/dancer Yana who sings in French. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? You've never seen a band quite like this.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

Celebration of Woodsongs Kids (#1812H) Duration: 56:34 STEREO TVG

Woodsongs Kids have become one of the most popular parts of every of WoodSongs broadcast since Michael Johnathon introduced it last year. Every week a talented young performer appears on stage along side the professional/touring artists. It's created some incredible one-of-kind musical moments. This broadcast will be made up entirely of WoodSongs Kids!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Eddy Raven/Martin Family Circus (#1813H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the "Lady of Tradition" in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over 15 years. She just won SPBGMA's 2015 Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and the band took home honors for 2015 SPBGMA's Song of the Year for "That's Kentucky". Appearing with Lorraine & Carolina Road on this Special WoodSongs Broadcast will be: Cajun-influenced country star Eddy Raven with 8 #1 songs. The Martin Family Circus is a spectacular, talented, adorable family band of brilliant musicians. Paul Martin is a major Nashville session player, became an EXILE band member, and touring partner with Marty Stuart and the Oak Ridge Boys. The family includes mom and dad plus four kids 6-16.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again. – – – – – (DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers […]

    • Mon 6/13: RESOLVED – KQED Plus (KQEH) Transmitter Off the Air (DT54.1 through 54.5)

      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

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

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

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Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
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