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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.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

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

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.

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Schedule Changes

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

  • Check, Please! September Changes

    KQED DT 9.1/KQET DT 25.1
    9/7
    7:30pm DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

    9/8
    1:30am DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

    9/9
    Noon DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609
    7pm DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

    9/10
    1am DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

    PLUS DT 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
    9/6
    1pm DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

    9/9
    3pm DROP Check, Please! Bay Area #1118, ADD Check, Please! Bay Area #609

  • KQED-KQET and PLUS September Changes

    KQED DT 9.1/KQET DT 25.1
    Sat 9/23
    6pm DROP Craft in America #901, ADD Objects and Memory

    Mon, 9/25
    11pm DROP Craft in America #901, ADD Craft in America #701

    Tues, 9/26
    5am DROP Craft in America #901, ADD Craft in America #701

    Thurs, 9/28
    7pm DROP Martha Stewart’s Cooking School #505, ADD Food Flirts #101

    Fri, 9/29
    1am DROP Martha Stewart’s Cooking School #505, ADD Food Flirts #101

    Sat, 9/30
    6pm DROP Craft in America #901, ADD Craft in America #902

    PLUS DT 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
    Sun, 9/10
    Noon DROP Great Performances at the Met #1110, ADD Great Performances at the Met #1107

    Fri, 9/29
    3pm DROP Craft in America #901, ADD Craft in America #701

  • 6/22-23 CH9 & CH54 Over The Air Virtual ID issues

    (DT9-1, 9-2 and 9-3, DT54-1 thru 54-5)

    KQED experienced a technical issue with the “Virtual ID” in our over the air signal, starting apx 4pm Thursday, and resolved apx 11am Friday.

    Almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different from their old analog number. Each station’s signal contains Virtual ID info which tells your TV to label the channel by its old number.

    KQED now transmits on frequency 30, but its Virtual ID tells your TV to label it as 9. KQED Plus now transmits on frequency 50 but its Virtual ID tells your TV to label it as 54. This is the feature which stopped working last night.

    If your TV still can’t find us on “9”, dial in “30”. If your TV still can’t find us on “54”, dial in “50” You should find our programming there. If not, please email us. Many TVs will self-correct in anything from a few minutes to a couple hours. If your TV doesn’t self-correct within a couple of hours and move us back to “9” and/or “54” then you will need to do a rescan. Please refer to your owner’s manual for rescan instructions.

    Our over the air viewers in the Monterey/Salinas region were not affected by this issue since KQET’s signal is one of the few signals still transmitting on its original frequency of “25.”

    If you have any further questions please feel free to email us at:
    tv@kqed.org

  • 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.

  • Comcast channels move, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

    As of Tuesday 8/25/2015, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is:

    Monterey-Salinas:
    371 – KQED World
    372 – KQED Kids
    373 – KQED Life
    374 – KQED V-Me

    Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville:
    390 – KQED World
    391 – KQED Kids
    392 – KQED Life
    393 – KQED V-Me

    Most of the Bay Area remains:
    189 – KQED Life
    190 – KQED World
    191 – KQED V-Me
    192 – KQED Kids

  • 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.

  • 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 tv@kqed.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.

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