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Gourmet Vegetables/Le Verdure Del Buongustaio (#2207) Duration: 26:29 STEREO TVG

Master Chef and "Cinque Terra" Italian restaurant owner Lee Skawinski brings hard-to-find ramps nella cucina to make his signature dish; Stuffed Swiss Chard, Mushrooms, Grilled Ramps, Prosciutto di San Daniele and Gorgonzola DOP cheese. Mary Ann adds to the fun with her own creation; Onions and Peppers Molise-style. Two chefs, great food, no waiting.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 12:00pm

Cooking Abruzzi Style/La Cucina Abruzzese (#2208) Duration: 27:09 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann surprises good friend and Italian Specialty grocery store owner Joe Pace by preparing his favorite Abruzzi recipes: a traditional Spaghetti, Saffron and Asparagus dish, then sumptuous Roast Lamb with Rosemary, and ends Joe's perfect meal with the perfect dessert, a gelato and espresso favorite: Affogato.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 12:00pm

Vegetable Casseroles/Casseruole Delle Verdure (#2209) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

The bounty of Guy's Garden yields Mary Ann every vegetable she needs nella cucina to make Chunky Vegetarian Vegetable Stew, so rich and satisfying, you'll never look at a can of soup again. Then, with some lovely leeks left, she tops things off with Baked Leeks in White Sauce.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Special Pasta/Pasta Speciale (#2210) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

Fresh homemade pasta is on the menu as Mary Ann creates uniquely-shaped Garganelli with a velvety-smooth Prosciutto di Parma and Cream sauce. Then she turns ordinary breadcrumbs, eggs and nutmeg into a classic, tube-shaped Passatelli and steeps them in soul-satisfying Chicken Broth.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Frittata Party/Una Festa Della Frittata (#2423) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG

Just when you thought eggs were just eggs, Mary Ann elevates them into two masterful creations, starting with a fantastic street food; Neapolitan Style Frittata. And then she keeps things on the convenient side, with her Mini-Baked Frittata with Greens and Beans, each one baked in a cupcake pan.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking with the Chef/Cucinando Con Lo Chef (#2211) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Award-winning Executive Chef Daniel Bruce takes a day off from his Rowe Wharf Sea Grille restaurant in Boston, to cook vegetarian with Mary Ann nella cucina, where they prepare Daniel's daughter's favorite; Ricotta and Parmesan Cheese Eggplant Rollatini and then Mary Ann's complements is with her classic Italian favorite, Neapolitan Style Stuffed Red Peppers.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Umbrian Cooking/La Cucina Umbra (#2212) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to the "Green Heart of Italy," Umbria, where she teaches her eager culinary students the fine (and tasty) art of Strangozzi Pasta Spoleto Style, Stuffed Guinea Fowl, Farro with Vegetables and for dessert, a fabulous, custard-like Umbrian treat, Crescionda. Viva Italia!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Clams/Le Vongole (#2213) Duration: 26:56 STEREO TVG

Seafood Super Chef Jasper White brings enough freshly-caught clams to make two fantastic dishes, starting with Mary Ann's Spaghetti with Clams and ending with Jasper's unique and unforgettable, Clams Minestrone - yes, you heard right. Minestrone. One spoonful and you'll agree; fantastico!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Pugliese Pasta/La Pasta Pugliese (#2214) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann celebrates the pasta of Puglia by making sauce-holding cavatelli (little caves) and then she creates "Stracnar" a rarely-seen pasta nowadays, that requires a handmade "Cavarola Board" to create its distinctive imprint. All of this and sauce too! A Lamb Ragu for the Stracnar and Prosciutto di Parma and Fava Bean for the cavatelli. Who doesn't love pasta?

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking at the Barilla Academy/Cucinando all'Academia Barilla (#2424) Duration: 27:04 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Parma, Italy, where she teaches her students at Barilla Cooking Academy, beginning with Veal Cutlets Stuffed with Artichokes. Then the students go off to prepare the rest of their memorable meal; Green Lasagne Bolognese with Ragu Sauce, Stuffed, Oven-baked Zucchini, and for dessert? Don't be frightened, it' Almond Snake Cake.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Mom's Cookies/Biscotti Della Mamma (#2215) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann visits a Pasticerria in Perugia, Italy to admire the many cookies on display. But none can compare to the ones she makes nella cucina: Mom's Dried Cherry, Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Shortbread Cookies, Mom's Date Nut Bars, and the grand finale; Ligurian Tea Cookies. Moms always know best, don't they?

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Fresh Fruit, So Good/La Frutta Fresca, Buonissima (#2301) Duration: 26:41 STEREO TVG

Yogurt never had it so good as when Mary Ann marries it with drippy, glazy apricots. Then it's on to Pears swimming in an exquisite Marsala sauce. At a loss for what to do with that summer watermelon? Find out what happy surprise happens when you pair it up with feta cheese. It's a fruit free for all, and you're invited!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Something Sweet/Qualcosa Di Dolce (#2217) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann pulls out the stops when it comes to a "bomb" of an ice cream treat: La Bomba. She starts with lady fingers dipped in Marsala wine, and adds them to a mold, along with coffee and vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream. Still hungry? How about a comforting Ricotta pudding guaranteed to sooth your soul? Sweets for the sweet.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking School for Everyone/La Scuola Di Cucina Per Tutti (#2218) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann meets a group of eager students who want to learn the art of making pasta from scratch. She shows them how to make the playful-looking Farfalle (Butterflies) and off they go to do it themselves. Then it's on to a Sicilian cookie treat; Cuccidati, a tart, citrusy delight with a lemony frosting. Class dismissed! and happy too.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Strawberries and Raspberries for Dessert/Fragole e Lamponi per Dessert (#2425) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG

Master Pastry Chef Jim Dodge reveals the secret of making the perfect Italian custard called Budino, while Mary Ann returns the favor by sharing her tips on how to make masterful Little Raspberry Thyme Tarts.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking with Herbs/Cucinando Con Le Herbe (#2219) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

The tables are turned when Mary Ann invites Ciao Italia's Director of Photography Bob Tomaselli to come out from behind his studio camera and join her nella cucina to make Halibut in Lemon Sauce, Baked Fennel in White Sauce with Cheese and Herb Flavored Crumbs, and colorful, tasty Green Focaccia.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Chicken/Pollo (#2220) Duration: 26:55 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann proves there are more ways to cook chicken than you can possibly imagine by preparing classic Chicken with Wine and Grapes, then a wintry-perfect Chicken and Fontina Casserole, and finishes off with easy-to-prepare Chicken Cutlets Stuffed with Ham and Herbs. Don't be chicken with chicken.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cooking for Friends/Cucinando Per Gli Amici (#2221) Duration: 26:53 STEREO TVG

It's Sunday when Mary Ann visits Christina and Carla Pallotta, two sisters who are the driving force behind Nebo Restaurant in Boston, MA, where they're preparing their mom's favorite recipes for visiting friends. Ricotta Gnocchi with Rape and Pignola Nut Sauce, followed by Stuffed Breast of Veal, with Fontina Cheese Polenta and Wild Mushrooms on the side. Great sisters. Lucky friends.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Antipasto Favorites/Antipasti Favoriti (#2222) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Got a party coming up? Look no further than Mary Ann to help you feed your hungry guests with these creative antipasti: quick-to-prepare Chickpea Meatballs, tart and refreshing Marinated Shrimp and Cannellini Beans, and Pizza Antipasti with clever toppings. Let the fun - and food - begin!

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  • KQED Life: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Best Cocktails and Snacks/Ottimi Cocktails e Stuzzichini (#2426) Duration: 26:59 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann's daughter-in-law and food writer, Jen Chase arrives nella cucina with a fantastic collection of cocktail materials to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ciao Italia, by creating modern day versions of Italian favorites, like a Sambuca Citron Martini, while Mary Ann makes a Frico and other tasty antipasti to go along with their anniversary party.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Company Dinner/La Cena Per Gli Ospiti (#2223) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

Author and food critic John Mariani joins Mary Ann nella cucina to pair fantastic wines with an equally fantastic dinner, starting with a clever Chickpea Flatbread, then under the broiler goes Marinated Lamb Shoulder Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce. For dessert, what else? Buttermilk Panna Cotta with a dessert wine to send you to heaven - and keep you there.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cauliflower/Broccolo (#2224) Duration: 26:51 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann's in a creative mood, nella cucina, when she turns the humble cauliflower into a masterful star, starting with luscious Creamy Cauliflower Baked in a Mold. Then it's time for a colorful and hearty Broccolo and Pasta that will leave you cheering for cauliflower the next time you see it in your grocery store - or better yet, in your garden.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Cheeses/Formaggi (#2225) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

There's no end to what you can do with cheese, and Mary Ann proves it by combining it into a Four Cheese Pizza, grating it into potatoes for a pan-fried Frico, and shredding, then melting it into a Grana Padano Cheese Basket with Basil Oil Infusion. Cheese? Please!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

More Umbrian Cooking/Piu' Cucina Umbra (#2226) Duration: 26:50 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to a cooking school in Spoleto, Italy, where her students are eager to learn the fine art of creating the classic Capelletti in Brodo (Little Hats in Chicken Broth), followed by hearty and filling Lentils with Leeks and Sausage, then spinach-filled Torta al Testo (Bread on a Stone). Porchetta (Rolled, Stuffed Pork) caps off the main course, followed by a Fresh Fruit Tart for a rousing finish to this perfect Umbrian meal.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Chicken Never Tasted So Good/Pollo Mai Assaggiato Cosi Buono (#2401) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG

It's "Here, chick, chick, chick..." when Mary Ann shows you how quick and easy it is to prepare a clever Chicken and Cauliflower Lasagne. Then upon a waiting bed of hot polenta she serves up a Venetian specialty, Burano Style Chicken.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 5, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Sweet Things/Cose Dolci (#2302) Duration: 26:42 STEREO TVG

Rhode Island State Treasurer Gina Raimondo knows her way around fiscal cliffs and the family kitchen too as she and Mary Ann create an elegant Torta Margherita alla Crema di Caffe'. Then Mary Ann commits a calorie-cost overrun with her irresistible Chocolate Mousse, but Gina seconds Mary Ann's motion to dismiss - to enjoy this dessert instead.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Eat Salads!/Mangiate L'insalate (#2303) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

There's no end to the salads Mary Ann can create when Guy's Garden is in full-delivery mode, starting with a healthy, hearty Bulgur Salad. Then she combines two of her favorite veggies. Cauliflower and Broccoli in a creative, "give me seconds" salad, and finishes off her parade of salads with a tart and tasty Radicchio Salad.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Tasty and Easy Chicken/Pollo Saporito E Facile (#2304) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG

It tastes a lot like chicken because it is - made especially delicious when Mary Ann prepares her signature Chicken Thighs in Beer, simmered until totally terrific. Then she stuffs chicken breasts with a creative combination of fresh spinach and creamy gorgonzola, and then bakes them until fork tender and table ready. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to here.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 11, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Focaccia Recco-Style/Focaccia Di Recco (#2402) Duration: 27:03 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann re-creates, step-by-step, the elegant art of making one of Liguria's most famous "street foods" Focaccia di Recco, named after the town that made it famous for its crispy outsides and creamy, cheese-filled insides that have captured the hearts - and appetites - of Italians, and now Americans too!

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 12, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Homemade Ricotta/Ricotta Fatta In Casa (#2305) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG

You'll never use store-bought ricotta again, after Mary Ann shows you how easy it is to make it yourself. And once it's done, get ready to make an unforgettable dessert: Roasted Pineapple with Ricotta Cream filled with crunchy pistachios. And don't forget this summertime, wintertime, anytime light luncheon treat: Ricotta Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 15, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Give Me Scallops!/Dammi Cappesante! (#2306) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

Seafood Master Chef Jasper White weighs anchor in the Ciao Italia kitchen and delivers Mary Ann the biggest scallops ever seen to create his famous Jumbo Sea Scallops in Their Shells. Not to be outdone by Jasper's ocean-inspired creativity, Mary Ann brings the garden to the sea to create her equally famous Scallops with Spinach.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 16, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Italian Cooking Lessons/Lezioni Di Cuciina Italiana (#2307) Duration: 26:52 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann gathers food bloggers from across the country in classroom setting at the Baking Education Center in Norwich, Vermont to show them the ins and outs of delicate Sweet Potato Gnocchi, savory Chicken Cutlets in White Wine, and to top things off, her ever-elegant Mom's Chiffon Cake with Lime Curd. Great food to write home about - and blog about too!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 17, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

What Figs! - Che Fichi! (#2308) Duration: 26:33 STEREO TVG

It's harvest time for Mary Ann's fig tree, and she's got a brimful basket of these tender beauties to create a savory Fig and Prosciutto Pizza. Then she makes a perfect dessert for a perfect meal; Figs with Whipped Cream. And if that's not enough figs to feature fondly, how about Amaretti-Stuffed Figs to snack on while you think about next year's crop of fantastic figs?

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

And The Winner Is.... (#2403) Duration: 26:59 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels to Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Tuscany to cook with recipe award-winner Nadine Mesch, whose Seared Tuna Topped with Fennel and Arugula and Caper Lemon Sauce recipe won the grand prize award and a trip to Italy. Mary Ann adds her signature Papardelle with Ragu to the table and it's a blue-ribbon day for everyone.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Polenta with Vegetables/Polenta Con Le Verdure (#2309) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG

Master Chef Lucca Paris of Lucca's Mediterranean Cafe in Keene, NH brings a basket full of straight-from the garden veggies and freshly-ground cornmeal to Mary Ann in her Ciao Italia kitchen. Together they make a simple but dramatic Chicory Tart with Onions, Umbrian Style, and then use the freshly-picked eggplant to make a hearty, winter-perfect Eggplant Stew with Polenta Squares.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Taste of Sicily/Sapore Di Sicilia (#2310) Duration: 26:41 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann recalls her Sicilian ancestry to create Impanata, Baked Pasta Casserole, Sicilian Style. Mary Ann starts with authentic, "O"-shaped Anneletti pasta as the star attraction of this complex production, to which she adds Pork Ragu, Peas and tomato sauce blended together in a creamy rich bechamel sauce and baked until the table is set and guests are invited to enjoy her Sicilian treat. Mangia tutti!

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Pasta As You Like It/Pasta A Piacere (#2311) Duration: 26:40 STEREO TVG

Pasta from the garden? You bet, when Mary Ann's got all the ingredients at hand, fresh-picked from Guy's garden, to create Penne with Cauliflower Ragu. Then she sidesteps your everyday pesto and goes for Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto. Mary Ann finishes off this trio of terrific treats with Pasta with Fried Zucchine.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Lombardy Cooking/La Cucina Lombarda (#2312) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann travels with her students to the Northern Italian region of Lombardia in the foot hills of the Swiss Alps to teach them the unique recipes of this small, but picturesque and prosperous region, starting with Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce, followed by Buckwheat Pasta, and then Baked Radicchio and Gorgonzola Cheese, and finishing of with Sbrisolona, a delicate cornmeal cake for dessert.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Art of the Artichoke/L'arte Del Carciofo (#2404) Duration: 26:58 STEREO TVG

Frozen in the freezer or fresh from the garden, Mary Ann elevates artichokes to a new art form, when she goes nella cucina, to the kitchen, to create a quick and elegant, puff-pastry Artichoke Tart. And then turns ordinary risotto into a rhapsodic Risotto with Artichokes.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Let's Make Dinner/Facciamo La Cena (#2313) Duration: 26:43 STEREO TVG

Home is where you'll find the happiest of meals, especially when they have an Italian flair to them as only Mary Ann can give, starting with plump, roasted, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, accompanied by her signature contorno, side dish, of Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Sage Sauce. But this great dinner's not done until dessert. How does a decadent Raspberry Mascarpone Budino Pudding sound to you?

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Three (Creamy) Soups/Tre Zuppe Cremose (#2314) Duration: 26:44 STEREO TVG

Mary Ann says why buy soup from a can when you can create these three dreamy, creamy creations, starting with a delicate Cream of Cauliflower Soup, then a down-to-earth Creamy Mushroom Soup, and finishing off with a garden-variety variation of Creamy Leek, Carrot and Potato Soup.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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    • 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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