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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Rebirth (#501) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Born out of intense personal hardship, Les Rav - the classically-influenced experimental indie folk band - is the musical brainchild of Lauren Bruno, an ethereal, infinitely positive songwriter. Beyond the music, Bruno uses Les Rav to spread and foster a message of peace, connection, and understanding to anyone who will listen. Though diagnosed with ulcerative colitis early on in life, Bruno uses this often debilitating disease as motivation to spread her message of hope with even more fervor and intensity. Her haunting vocals and melodies reel listeners in but it's her overwhelming sense of hopefulness and goodness that keeps them in.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Magna Carda (#801H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

Austin's premiere rap group, Magna Carda, makes a name for themselves within the local and global music scene. Extended: Breaking into the Austin music scene was never going to be easy but Magna Carda faced the additional challenge of being a hip-hop act in a city with a long, storied history of rock and roll. MC-producer duo Megz Kelli and Dougie Do fought through this obstacle by adding what is now their signature - live instrumentation. Described by Mashable as "Austin's answer to The Roots," Magna Carda's genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

In Face (#502) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Behind the makeup and false eyelashes of drag queens are the eccentric lives of brilliant performers. In Face follows the complex lives of three performance artists in three cities: Austin, Los Angeles, Atlanta. Each queen, with a unique life offstage, sheds a bit of light on the hectic and determined lifestyle of pursuing a drag career. With daring costumes and lavish handmade hair pieces, Gia Sunflowers always surprises the crowd with his gothic style as waiter and performer of the drag queen dining establishment LIPS Atlanta. Obtaining success in Hollywood as contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race, television star Willam Belli tours the country as a performer while also gaining a career as a recording artist.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Girl Named Sue (#802H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

A play about the love between an Asian-American woman and an African-American man, playwright Christine Hoang pulled from her most personal experiences to write A Girl Named Sue. Extended: A Girl Named Sue is a play about unexpected love. Focusing on a young Vietnamese-American woman, the play explores issues between Asian and Black communities in America, as well as the generational and cultural tension of growing up with refugee parents. From growing up in New Orleans to being the child of refugees, playwright Christine Hoang pulled from her most personal experiences to write A Girl Named Sue. At its heart, A Girl Named Sue is a universal story of identity, love, relationships, and community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me

Plastic Planet (#803H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn't until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. Extended: The Plastic Planet project is a series of animal sculptures made entirely out of plastic bags and recycled materials, representing how synthetic compounds are quickly replacing all things organic. Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn't until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. From the San Antonio Zoo to SXSW Eco, Kamin finds fellow nature lovers everywhere and uses them to inspire her work. Plastic Planet highlights the sometimes symbiotic, sometimes antagonistic relationship between nature and humanity - all while making a positive impact on the environment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 4:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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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.