Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Crafts That Bind (#1401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

The pulse of California creatives are explored in two short documentary films. In Virginia Hunter's 'Chris Francis: Shoes', an eccentric Los Angeles shoe designer walks the line between art and fashion. 'But I Love The Zine' profiles the thriving Oakland zine scene where we meet the devoted creators of hand made print publications, which offer a creative outlet and a respite from Internet culture.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me

Towns Change (#1402) Duration: 56:11 STEREO TVG

Stories of change are explored across California. 'Water Town' invites viewers to picturesque Weed, CA, where a small town battles to retain its water rights against a corporate giant. 'Based On A True Story' provides a follow-up to the renowned Erin Brokovich case where the real-life residents of Hinkley, CA didn't actually receive a Hollywood ending. Finally, watch three stories from Oakland, CA. 'Until Something is Done' follows Oscar Grant's grieving mother, Wanda Johnson, as she continues on her path towards healing and helping others; 'Yulanda' introduces viewers to an Oakland police officer who has taken a step back from the force after encountering racism; and in 'Room 140' immigrants released from a detention center spend their first night of freedom in the a non-descript motel room.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me

Ruminations (#1403) Duration: 58:40 STEREO TVG

From his early days as a co-founder of San Francisco's legendary gay performance troupe The Cockettes to his golden years reinvention, Rumi Missabu's outlandish tales, both in and out of the spotlight, are a roadmap through San Francisco's queer art past. Through archival footage, animation, and lively interviews, 'Ruminations' is not only a highly entertaining story but also an important record of LGBTQ history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me

Sawdust and Sand: Douglas Miller's Laguna Beach (#1404) Duration: 28:40 STEREO TVG

Since 1970, ubiquitous local artist Douglas Miller has shot a roll of film per day culminating in 350,000 spontaneous snapshots on the streets of Laguna Beach. At times moving and at others hilarious, this documentary examines the 44 year relationship between photographer and hometown.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

KQED DTV Channels



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



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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.