The following changes have taken place since KQED's On Q magazine went to press. Depending on when these changes were made, other print media (newspapers, TV Guide, etc.) may or may not reflect these corrections. Our KQED website daily listings will reflect changes listed below within 24 hours of being posted here.
KQED, KQED Plus, and KQET Schedule Changes
- KQED Plus Fri 5/01 & 5/08: change in start times for Vicious
Start times for episodes 105 and 106 of Vicious have changed for the next two Friday nights:
Friday 5/01 11:20pm Vicious #105H (was 11:30pm)
Saturday 5/02 5:20am Vicious #105 (was 5:30am)
Friday 5/08 11:17pm Vicious #106 (was 11:30pm)
Saturday 5/9 5:17am Vicious #106 (was 5:30am)
- Nova change: week beginning 4/29
The producers of Nova have postponed the premiere of episode 4209 “Dawn of Humanity”. A new premiere date has not been announced. KQED will be airing Nova #4014 “Manhunt – Boston Bombers” in its place.
- Program withdrawn: Pacific Heartbeat #401 (4/12, 5/04, 5/05)
The producers of the series Pacific Heartbeat have just withdrawn broadcast rights for episode #401 “Splinters”.
Locally, these changes thus takes place:
KQED World – Sunday 4/12 7pm
ADD Japanese American Lives #103 Stories from Tohuku
KQED HD – Monday 5/04 11pm, Tuesday 5/05 5am & 1:30pm
ADD Pacific Heartbeat #301 Pure Caz: Music of the Brothers Cazimero
- Differences in outside listings with KQED broadcasts
Paid service providers such as cable or satellite companies, and other scheduling sources such as newspapers or online websites, buy their guide data from outside listing companies. KQED sends correct listings information for all of our programming streams to these outside listing companies 5-8 weeks in advance of our broadcasts. This includes info for KQED, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World and KQED Kids.
Unfortunately, the listings companies are not always up-to-date with the data that comes from local independent stations (PBS or otherwise) which set their own local schedules, rather than follow a single national schedule that can be used for the whole country, as most national networks and channels do. Or the paid service providers might not have run updates they receive from the listings services. So occasionally some onscreen guides, newspapers, etc., have listings for 1 or more KQED channels that do not accurately reflect our schedules.
KQED’s own website will always have the most accurate information. The same database that runs our Master Control area also populates our website. This change page will report the changes that have been made since OnQ, our supporting members’ program guide, went to the printer, and since our schedule data was sent to the outside listings companies. The only differences will be those rare technical problems, as described in the “unannounced changes” posting below.
- By Request: Best of Pledge
As programs are selected for our fundraising time, the daily schedules for all channels will be updated. Please visit the Daily Schedules for those days to see the latest line-ups – use the calendar on the right to select individual days.
- KQED 9/KQED Plus unannounced program changes
Once in awhile, there will be last-minute program changes which will not be noted on this page. Occasionally, there are incidents when our automation equipment simply refuses to play a program. The show is queued up ready to go, but when the start time hits, it simply refuses to play. So the engineers quickly find a similar program already in the memory bank to air as a substitute, and there’s no chance to post anything about the change on this page.
If you don’t see any notes here regarding the program you’re interested in, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org when you notice one of these unannounced changes, and we will check with the programming folks to find out if the program will be rescheduled relatively quickly, or simply allowed to come back up in its next normal rotation spot.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.