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Upcoming Broadcasts:

You Only Live Once (#222) Duration: 26:40 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

What is a life worth living? Certainly a life well lived...because it only happens once. Gianmmarco Soresi goes on a harrowing skydiving trip and realizes that sometimes in love we jump too late; at 15, Brendyn Schneider's dream of a first kiss finally comes true; and Alison Tocci and her family celebrate life and death in wonderful and unique ways. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 6:30pm
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Summertime (#301) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Sunny days and balmy nights...moments when anything was possible. Khalilah Jones goes to summer camp for the very first time and learns about more than just campfire songs; when a Yellowstone vacation takes a dangerous turn, Martha Moyer is surprised by her mom's courageous act; and as a kid in India, Ajay Gallewale discovers baseball and its magical connection to the divine. Three storytellers, three interpretations of SUMMERTIME, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me

What We Wear (#302) Duration: 26:40 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Putting on, or taking something off, is not about clothes itself but how it represents who you are. Nina Lessiga takes a giant leap out of her comfort zone and joins the No Pants Subway Ride in New York City; as a new immigrant from Russia, Sufian Zhemukhov learns that culture shock extends even to footwear; and after her 6 year-old son finds an expensive necklace, Isabel Stover faces a moral dilemma. Three storytellers, three interpretations of WHAT WE WEAR, hosted by Wes Hazard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Now Or Never (#303) Duration: 26:40 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say yes more often? Stories about what happened when storytellers took that leap in the hopes of landing on their feet. Tom Williams whips out his wallet for a splurge of the midlife crisis kind; Adam Stumacher volunteers as a human shield in the West Bank to experience the other side of the checkpoint; and determined to beat her disease, Karen Mae Black takes a spontaneous, ill-advised trip to Ireland. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NOW OR NEVER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Sounds Like Summer (#304) Duration: 26:40 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

In honor of the season, tales of joy and disaster under the summer sun. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, Theresa Okokon breaks the rules to go on a wild white water rafting adventure; Caroline Chapin becomes a Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation and finds herself more curious about the lives of its tourists than they are about hers; and Colin Ryan battles his fear of sharks with scuba diving lessons, learning that every minute you face your fears is one minute you're less afraid. Three storytellers, three interpretations of SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER, hosted by Theresa Okokon.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Holiday Surprise (#117) Duration: 26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Holidays happen every year but always bring an element of surprise. Lani Peterson's Thanksgiving cooking mistake becomes a family secret. Phil Wyman calls out the monks to break up a street fight between witches and preachers during Halloween. Diana Valentine leans in for a special New Year's kiss.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    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 kqed.org/listenlive 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

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

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 pbskids.org.

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.