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Steve Vai (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai takes to the stage in the smallest room that he has performed in in years. Voted the 10th Greatest Guitarist byGuitar Worldmagazine, Vai treats fans to selections throughout his three decade long career. Vai began his career as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978 before joining his band from 1980-1983. As an independent guitarist he has won three Grammy Awards and has produced eight studio albums, two EPs, two special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks, twenty compilation albums, and six DVD releases. Vai's solo sophomore release, Passion and Warfare, has earned gold certification in the US.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Southside Johnny (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

The Godfather of "the New Jersey Sound," Southside Johnny performs in front of an audience of his biggest fans. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have become a staple in the New Jersey music scene having released twelve studio albums since 1976 and featuring a rotating group of members such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steve Van Zandt.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Cheap Trick (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Cheap Trick, best known for timeless classics such as "Surrender" and "I Want You to Want Me" celebrate their accomplishment with an intimate performance. The band has become a musical institution with more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
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    • Audio Issue KQED DT 9.1 /25.1

      UPDATE: Audio has been restored, please report any issues! We are working to resolve a technical issue which has affected the Over The Air audio Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue!

    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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