Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Moving Connection (#1405H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Each day, 300,000 vehicles travel to all four corners of the Bay Area and beyond thanks to the MacArthur Maze freeway interchange. But the Maze also cuts through four distinct landscapes that each tell a story of separation and connection. On Bay Area Rapid Transit, sometimes humanity is sidelined as the system provides passengers with 126 million trips a year. Two short films. 'The Maze' and 'Agent of Connection', remind us to slow down and explore the community aspects of how we get to where we go.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

Our Lands Life (#1406H) Duration: 27:20 STEREO TVG

From origin to inferno, two documentaries explore the importance of land in California. Reaching north to Sonoma, CA, After the Fire charts locals as they face uncertain futures and come to understand how their community has been changed by natural disaster. The second short film, In the Land of My Ancestors, shines light on the perilous impact of colonization and settler colonialism on Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area and how one Ohlone Elder, Ann Marie Sayers, created a refuge for many indigenous peoples in her ancestral land called the Indian Canyon to reclaim their culture, spirituality and indigeneity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Migrant Kitchen (#1209H) Duration: 53:21 STEREO TVG

Explore Los Angeles's booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience. Visit the kitchens of those who have transformed the culinary landscape of the city, combining traditional ethnic cuisines and a fusion of new flavors and techniques to make Los Angeles one of the food capitals of the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 1:00am 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.